Conference Agenda

Download Conference Presentations

Please enter the password you received after completing the post-conference survey online. You will then be able to click the green “download” button below each speaker's name and session information. Your log–in credentials are only applicable to this conference and may only be used by registered attendees.

Note – not all speakers give us permission to distribute their presentation slides.


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Has Appalachian Supply Peaked?
This veteran oil and gas executive describes how persistently low natural gas prices are impacting capital spend and projected production volumes across the Appalachian plays. What can the nation and the world expect to see from the Utica and Marcellus plays in 2021 and beyond?
9:00 AM
Panel: Operator Strategies in a Tough Market
Public and private companies pulled back as the collapse in gas prices hurt profitability. These operators discuss their approaches to this most challenging of markets, including how they are addressing balance sheet concerns, tapping capital markets, and refinancing debt.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
10:40 AM
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.   
11:00 AM
Midstream Panel: Innovations
These Marcellus/Utica midstream operators discuss innovative ideas they are implementing to ensure that their customers receive the service they need, even in the face of the industry’s current challenges.
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: The View of a Shale Leader
This operator has staked its claim in Appalachia, and has built a long-term business that it has crafted to weather down times. Learn how its integrated strategy and its focus on capital efficiency are working.
2:20 PM
Panel: A&D&M in Appalachia
These experts take a deep dive into the transaction landscape in the Appalachian plays. Which companies are consolidators? What assets are on the market and what is the interest?
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Midstream Roundtable: Meeting in the Middle?
Regional upstream producers and their midstream counterparts address what each side needs from the other in today’s market. Is a win-win relationship possible?
4:15 PM
Closing Keynote: Managing Costs & Making Better Wells
This operator discusses how it has improved per-well results in the Marcellus and Utica plays, from reduced drilling days to more cost-effective frack designs.
4:45 PM
Networking Reception
Sponsored by:
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Converting Molecules to Dollars
Every penny is crucial in a low gas-price environment. This operator details how it is wringing value from every phase of its business.
9:00 AM
Analyst Spotlight: U.S. Gas Supply & Demand
Here's a macro view of North American natural gas trends, including the outlook for domestic markets and pipeline and LNG exports. What can E&P operators and midstreamers look forward to?
9:20 AM
Midstream Panel: Watching Washington
In the aftermath of the election, what happens in the nation’s capital takes on extra importance. These industry representatives provide updates on what to expect as the 117th United States Congress convenes in January.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
Operator Roundtable: The Utica & Marcellus
Appalachian producers discuss how the uplift of wet Marcellus and Utica production, proximity to demand, and cost innovation are supporting returns in a low-price environment.
11:15 AM
Panel: ESG in Appalachia
These experts share the most current information on how industry has and can continue to work toward excellence in environmental, social and governance strategies in the Marcellus and Utica region. What are investors demanding, and how can companies deliver?
Conference Adjourns