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5:00 PM
Opening Reception
Join us on the exhibit floor for the opening reception. Enjoy free food and drinks and networking with other attendees.
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome to the Appalachian Basin: Poised for Energy Security
Concerns about U.S. energy security, global geopolitical crisis, inflation and emissions control put the Appalachian Basin’s abundant natural gas at the forefront of global energy solutions. Producers are ready to be problem solvers, but will regulators and investors let Marcellus and Utica shale operators to respond?
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Keynote: Renewing Natural Gas Focus
With its purchases of assets from Chief Oil & Gas in the Marcellus and Vine Energy in the Haynesville, Chesapeake Energy has renewed its focus on natural gas. Chief Operating Office Josh Viets discusses the company's activity and plans for natural gas going forward.    
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Josh Viets, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
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9:00 AM
Shale Outlook: Where is the Resource Still Available in Appalachia?
The EIA estimates that production from the Appalachia region will grow by 0.3 Bcf/d in 2022 and 0.7 Bcf/d in 2023. Where will that growth be centered and will operators be able to maintain responsible growth in the face of high natural gas prices?
Moderator(s):
Deon Daugherty, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
D. Randall Wright, President, Wright & Company, Inc.
9:25 AM
Analyst Spotlight: LNG Infrastructure Buildout and Constraints
Before the Marcellus Shale’s immense natural gas resource can be unleashed, LNG infrastructure must be available. This look at the analysis reveals the current state of infrastructure available, in the works, on hold and canceled. Here’s the definitive view of the Northeast transport markets.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Emily McClain, Vice President, North America Gas Markets, Rystad Energy
9:50 AM
Data Dive: The Latest Activity Data in the Appalachian Basin
What infrastructure and drilling operations are ramping up in the Appalachia Basin. We take a look at the data and maps to give you a lay of the land.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tyler Reitmeier, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Rextag DataLink
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:45 AM
The World Market: A Macro-View of Global Natural Gas Demand
This expert offers the macro view of the world's natural gas markets, particularly in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Get a look at where demand will rise and how the Appalachian Basin is poised to help feed that demand.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
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11:10 AM
M&A Outlook: The Deals Yet to Be Done
With several big players in the region off the market now and merged with other big players, this A&D expert takes a look at the future deal activity in the region.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Andrew Dittmar, Director, Enverus
Nick Woodruff, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets LLC
11:45 AM
Spotlight: Low-Carbon Power Generation
This company plans to transition the combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen. It will be the first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant in the United States and the first worldwide to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine. Learn how this leader in industrial industrial energy provides low-cost, long-term power under power purchase agreements.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Josh Martincic, Chief Sustainability Officer, Vice President of Development, Long Ridge Energy Terminal
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM
Afternoon Keynote: The Capitol View
All eyes are on the federal government as the midterm elections close in. Pennsylvania’s senate race is among the most vital to energy and this expert discusses the potential impact of the results of this election as well efforts from the White House and Congress to affect U.S. oil and gas production.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Amanda Eversole, Executive Vice President & Chief Advocacy Officer, American Petroleum Institute (API)
1:55 PM
LNG Diplomacy: Why It Isn't Temporary
In the wake of worldwide gas shortages and bans on Russian gas in Europe and in the U.S., LNG diplomacy has surged to the front of energy conversations. However, this expert in natural gas tells why LNG needs to be an essential part of geopolitical conversation for a long time to come and how the U.S. oil and gas industry can be part of driving that conversation.
Moderator(s):
Deon Daugherty, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
John Harpole, Founder & President, Mercator Energy
2:20 PM
Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Assets
Energy is a prime target for cyber hackers, protestors and nefarious actors on the behalf of other governments. How do you address cybersecurity in your drilling and pipeline operations?
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Pallanich, Senior Editor, Technology, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Sam Miorelli, Global Head, Cybersecurity for Industrial Applications, Siemens Energy
2:45 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Responsibly Sourced Gas: Gaining Traction
Certified responsibly sourced gas (RSG) is gaining traction throughout the Lower 48. Here are the benefits to producers.
Moderator(s):
Deon Daugherty, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Stewart, Principal Advisor, Equitable Origin
3:55 PM
Spotlight: Differentiating Natural Gas
Having become the first natural gas producer in the United States to achieve certification through the rigorous Equitable Origin EO100, this operator discusses how it takes environmental responsibility and community impact into its Appalachian Basin operations. In addition, this executive discusses the companies plans for hydrogen going  forward.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
BJ Carney, Vice President Geosciences & Innovation, Northeast Natural Energy
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4:20 PM
Technology Roundtable: The Tools and Techniques for Low-Carbon Operations
This roundtable of technologists and executives discuss the available tools and processes to ensure natgas operations mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and enable you to certify your product.
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Pallanich, Senior Editor, Technology, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jen Hornemann, PhD, PE, Vice President Production, Antero Resources Corporation
Nick Rakic, Solutions Director, Welltec
Marty Shumway, Technical Director, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Official DUG East After Party!
Join us at the Heinz History Museum for networking,food, drinks, music and more!
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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome Back
Our host takes us through the highlights of day one and prepares us for a second morning of sessions.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Keynote: Unleashing LNG
The Appalachian Basin holds 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, technically recoverable natural gas, according to USGS. That’s a lot of resource available for helping ease gas market shortages in North America and Europe. But will it ever be unleashed? This Appalachia Basin CEO talks LNG potential from the region.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Toby Rice, President & CEO, EQT Corporation
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9:05 AM
Regulatory Impact: Local and State Governments Loom Large
This roundtable of experts takes a look at the existing and pending legislation in both local and federal governments that are impacting the industry in the Marcellus and Utica.
Moderator(s):
Jean Mosites, Shareholder, Babst Calland
Speaker(s):
Keith Coyle, Shareholder, Washington, D.C., Babst Calland
Jennifer Hoffman, Vice President – EHSR & Communications, Olympus Energy
Ashley O’Neill, Senior Counsel, Williams
9:45 AM
Operator Spotlight: From the Appalachians to the Rockies
A longtime operator in the Marcellus, Greylock Energy has recently expanding into the Uinta. How will those new operations mesh with its existing Appalachia assets. How will the new focus on increasing production of natural gas to help ease world shortages benefit its West Virginia and Southwest Pennsylvania operations?
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Kyle Mork, President & CEO, Greylock Energy
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10:15 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM
Crypto Gas: Betting on Bitcoin
Using spare gas for crypto-mining is monetizing operators’ solution to help lower emissions  is one of the latest trends in oil and gas. Is betting on bitcoin a good idea for natural gas producers? This expert takes a close look at the trend.  
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mike Mayers, Business Development Manager, Aggreko
11:25 AM
Natural Gas Capital: Where the Money Flows
This expert describes 2022 capital flows into natural gas and overall oil and gas investment dynamics in this $7 gas and $100 oil world. In particular, he looks at capital flow into the Appalachian Basin now and in the future.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jay Salitza, Managing Director, Oil & Gas, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc.
11:45 AM
Conference Adjourns