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5:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Jump start your DUG East experience with drinks, passed apps and networking on the exhibit hall floor!
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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Fired Up for the Appalachian’s Future
With natgas poised to overtake oil in the not-so-too-distant future and the possibilities it has in the energy transition, Marcellus and Utica operators and service providers have reasons for optimism.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: A Fireside Chat on Natural Gas
Often thought of as the catalyst resources for the energy transition, natgas is developing a new and vital role in the world’s energy markets. With new opportunity comes new ways of thinking about the sector. This leading U.S. natgas operator in the Marcellus talks about the future and how it plans to get there.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Toby Rice, President & CEO, EQT Corporation
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9:05 AM
Gas Market Outlook: Drivers, Transition and the Energy Crisis
In this two-part overview of the global, U.S. and Appalachian natgas markets, two noted analysts examine the fundamentals and what the energy crisis says about tomorrow’s clean energy transition. How does natgas play a role in mitigating challenges. In addition, they look Appalachian bottlenecks and well economics now and in the future.  
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Emily McClain, Senior Analyst, Rystad Energy
Matthew Bernstein, Analyst, Rystad Energy
9:45 AM
Appalachia Spotlight: An Industry Review of the Region
Key players and drivers are emerging as forces that will keep the Appalachian Basin producing natgas for decades to come. What does the market for Appalachia look like going forward?
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Associate Editor, Business & ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Sean Kimiagar, Technical Advisor, Enverus
10:15 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM
Mid-Morning Keynote: An Operator’s Story
Why not enthusiastically advocate for our vital, carbon-based industry while also promoting standards and practices that align with a fast-changing external landscape? This operator provides a view as to why the current industry approach is unsustainable and what we all must do to help turn the tide. 
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Nick DeIuliis, CEO, CNX Resources Corporation
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11:30 AM
In the Crosshairs: Biden Methane Push Targets Oil and Gas
The Biden administration recently released two new regulatory initiatives as part of its broader agenda to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The first initiative was a final rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) establishing safety standards and reporting requirements for onshore gas gathering lines. The second initiative was a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing stricter emissions standards for the oil and gas sector. During this session, two former PHMSA and EPA attorneys will discuss what these initiatives could mean for the oil and gas industry.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Keith Coyle, Shareholder, Washington, D.C., Babst Calland
Gary Steinbauer, Shareholder, Pittsburgh, Pa., Babst Calland
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM
Operator Spotlight: Private Perspectives
This private operator talks about how it is developing counties east of the city and using a lean approach to operations.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tim Dugan, CEO, Olympus Energy
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1:55 PM
Emerging Markets Roundtable: Hydrogen, CC/S, and More
Natural gas is at the center of emerging energy markets including hydrogen development, carbon capture and storage and additional markets that can curb the worlds carbon footprint. How will Appalachian gas fit into the outlook and development of those opportunities? This panel of experts weighs in.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
James Curry, Managing Shareholder, Washington, D.C., Babst Calland
Kevin Garber, Shareholder, Pittsburgh, Pa., Babst Calland
Christopher J. Masciantonio, Esq., Director, Governmental Affairs & Public Policy, U.S. Steel
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Operator Spotlight: Pure-Play Appalachia
This operator with assets in the southwestern core of the Marcellus and Utica in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, explains the resources potential for natural gas in the region, as well as its operations structure to take advantage of that potential.
Moderator(s):
Faiza Rizvi, Senior Associate Editor, Business & ESG, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Diana Hoff, Senior Vice President, Operations, Antero Resources Corporation
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3:55 PM
The Results: Putting Emissions Data to Work in Operations
This operator and service provider discuss the results of a study on emissions study where they tested multiple types of hydraulic fracturing equipment to determine the total emissions of each. Additionally, hear how they put the data they produced to work to better their operations.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tom Cannon, Drilling & Completions Manager, Seneca Resources
Allen Crum, Vice President, Business Development, NexTier Oilfield Services Inc.
4:35 PM
Networking Reception
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8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome Back: What We Learned; What to Expect
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
9:05 AM
Certified Natural Gas: Trending Up and Why?
As Marcellus gas drillers aim to up their game when it comes to ESG practices, certified responsibly sourced gas is gaining traction in Appalachia. Here’s a glimpse into the concept of certified gas and what the benefits are for producers.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Stewart, Principal Advisor, Equitable Origin
9:30 AM
Winter is Coming: Medium-Term Natural Gas Forecast
What are the market implications for the upcoming winters of 2022 and 2023? How will natural gas production and transportation help alleviate the pain of winter energy woes? This forecast covers specific themes for the Marcellus and Utica, as well as the outlook for the Mountain Valley Pipeline and longer term midstream developments.
Moderator(s):
Joe Markman, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Kevin Little, Senior Vice President, Natural Gas Fundamentals, Macquarie
10:00 AM
Operator Spotlight: The Future of Natural Gas
This private equity operator company has recently made significant acquisitions in the Marcellus and prides itself on being a new company for a new age of sustainable leadership. Learn why it’s investing in natural gas assets in the Northeast Pennsylvania and beyond.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Chris Kalnin, CEO, BKV Corporation
10:30 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM
Technology Roundtable: Carbon Management and the Tools to Get it Right
This group of technology providers gathers to looks at available solutions for operators’ carbon management efforts. From carbon capture and utilization to methane monitoring to electrification of the oilfield, they discuss what the drilling operations of the future look like.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
John Guoynes, Vice President, Business Development, E3 Energy Services
Bryan Wilson, Senior Sales Manager - East U.S., Emissions Management, Baker Hughes Co.
11:45 AM
Conference Adjourns