Conference Agenda

1.01 - Keynote: The Coming Reckoning Within Appalachia
From gas price forwards to the COVID-19 pandemic to shifting public policy and capital market challenges, a reckoning is happening within the Appalachian Basin. Find out from this operator how it is positioned to thrive within this macro backdrop.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Nick DeIuliis, CEO, CNX Resources Corporation
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1.02 - Is Shale’s Story Still Being Written?
Some have said shale’s end is near? Is it, or are there many chapters yet to be written? This longtime shale executive talks about success in the Marcellus and Utica and why there’s still plenty of business to be had.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
D. Randall Wright, President, Wright & Company, Inc.
1.03 - Spotlight: A Macro View of the Natural Gas Market
What are the opportunities for natural gas in a post-COVID world?  What is happening to domestic demand, and how are exports tracking? What about international demand for Appalachian natural gas? And, what is the role of natural gas in a world that is increasingly aligned against fossil fuel use?
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
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1.04 – Operator Spotlight: Staying the Course
With nearly 200,000 net acres in the northern core of the Southwest Pennsylvania Marcellus, this operator looks to build on its strong balance sheet to drive sustainable growth and free cash flow. Find out how it plans to steer its business through the coming year.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Richard D. Weber, Chairman & CEO, PennEnergy Resources LLC
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1.05 - Operator Spotlight: Liquidity & Liquids
This operator shares how its position in the rich-gas regions of the basin gives it a fiscal advantage, and how it is wringing the most value from its NGL production.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Steven M. Woodward, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Antero Resources Corporation
1.06 - Operator Spotlight: Cracking the Code
This West Virginia driller has figured out a way to drill deeper in the Utica for less money than others. At the same time, its midstream business has built a greenfield system that links southwest Appalachian gas production to every major long-haul pipeline in the region. Hear more on this E&P’s well staked out position.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Sean Willis, Chief Operating Officer, Tug Hill Operating
Daniel Rowe, Chief Financial Officer, Tug Hill Operating
Justin Trettel, Senior Vice President, XcL Midstream
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1.07 - Keynote: The Utica Outlook
While much of the focus for Appalachia centers on the Marcellus, the Utica is poised to benefit from the rising natural gas demand and prices. This longtime Utica operator discusses the Ohio play and what the future holds for the region.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Jeff A. Fisher, CEO, Ascent Resources
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1.08 - Operator Spotlight: Costs and Margins
This industry veteran with 60,000 gas and oil wells in Appalachia discusses the strategy of buying unwanted wells and turning them into profits. In the process, he tells how the company has cut costs and increased margins.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Robert “Rusty” Hutson Jr., Co-Founder & CEO, Diversified Gas & Oil PLC
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1.09 - Finance Spotlight: Stop Chasing Alpha
This expert discusses why chasing alpha in the energy business is taking on too much risk, and investors should instead focus on beta for their portfolio and income. 
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Chuck Yates, Galactic Viceroy, Energy Analysis
1.10 - ESG Spotlight: Beyond Simply Satisfying Investors’ Demands
One of Appalachia's top operators has increased its net-zero goals. What is the particular strategies they are pursuing in the Marcellus and Utica region to achieve those goals and how is it letting investors and the public know. Also, what are investors demanding, and how can companies deliver?
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
K. Scott Roy, Senior Vice President, Range Resources
Jean Mosites, Shareholder, Babst Calland
Sean O'Donnell, Managing Director, Quantum Energy Partners
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1.11 - CEO Panel: Managing Costs & Making Better Wells
These experts from the operating and service sectors discuss how the industry has improved per-well results in the Marcellus and Utica plays, from reduced drilling days to more cost-effective frac designs.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
Leslie Shockley Beyer, President, PESA
Robert Drummond, President & CEO, NexTier Oilfield Services Inc.
1.12 - Operator Spotlight: Converting Molecules to Dollars
Every Mcf is crucial for natural gas producers. This dry-gas-play operator details how it is stemming its legacy decline with high-graded locations, enhanced drilling productivity and DUC completions – and how this is boosting its balance sheet.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Tim Mullen, Vice President, Operations, Chief Oil & Gas LLC
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1.13 – Operator Spotlight: Business Along the Border
This operator discusses how operators in the Marcellus of West Virginia and Greene County, Pa. can take advantage of the renewed focus on natural gas and how technology and efficiency adoption are keys to thriving in the future.    
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
Kyle Mork, President & CEO, Greylock Energy
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1.14 - Regulatory Spotlight: Watching Washington, Harrisburg & Beyond
Regulations and politics are akin to death and taxes—no one escapes them. With the election in hindsight, this government watcher looks at what we might expect from the White House, the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court. He also dive into the local politics affecting business, particularly in Pennsylvania, New York and the rest of the Northeast.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Thomas J. Pyle, President, Institute for Energy Research
1.15 – To Market: LNG, NGLs & More
The Marcellus and Utica shales provide enormous volumes of natural gas and NGLs for export outside the region, but what about the region itself? How are gas-use trends and industrial development evolving within Appalachia and which areas of industrial growth might be good targets for the future?
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Gideon Gradman, Managing Director, Energy & Infrastructure Group, Baker Tilly Capital LLC
1.16 – Produced Water Management: Integrated Technologies
  This service provider offers a look at multiple successful pilot programs with operators in the Appalachian Basin demonstrating the merits of an integrated water management platform. 
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
Dean Grose, CEO, Comtech Industries Inc.