Speakers

  • Barry Zhang

    Barry Zhang

    Quantico Energy Solutions
    Founder & CEO

    Barry Zhang is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quantico Energy Solutions, a data analytics company focused on drilling and geoscience solutions for the oil and gas industry. Previously, Barry served as Chief Executive Officer of NSI Technologies, a leading provider of hydraulic fracturing design software to major oil companies around the world. Prior to NSI, Barry was an Investment Director for HitecVision, an oil and gas private equity group headquartered in Norway. Simultaneously, he was Director of Corporate Development for Axon Energy Products AS, where he led mergers and acquisitions on behalf of the oilfield equipment manufacturer. Prior to HitecVision and Axon, Barry was a Vice President at Kenda Capital, an independent venture fund manager of an oil and gas technology portfolio divested by Royal Dutch Shell.

    Barry has served as a past president of the Yale Club of Houston. He is a member of the Society of Kauffman Fellows and an Alumni Fellow of the Robert Toigo Foundation, a non-profit focused on the advancement of minority professionals in the financial services industry.

    Barry graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In pursuing his undergraduate degree, he also studied European monetary policy at the University of Oxford. He received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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    Benjamin Hulburt

    Eclipse Resources
    Chairman, President & CEO

    Benjamin W. Hulburt co-founded Eclipse Resources in January 2011 and has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the board since the company's inception. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eclipse Resources since its inception. Prior to co-founding Eclipse Resources, Mr. Hulburt served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Rex Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins within the United States, from March 2007 to October 2010. He also served as President of Rex Energy through its initial public offering in 2007. Prior to Rex Energy’s initial public offering, Mr. Hulburt served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rex Energy Operating Corp. from October 2006 until October 2010, and as the President of Rex Energy Operating Corp. from March 2004 until October 2006. Mr. Hulburt also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Douglas Oil & Gas Limited Partnership, an affiliate of Rex Energy, from January 2001 to February 2004. Prior to November 2000, Mr. Hulburt served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for four years, leaving the service holding the rank of Captain. Mr. Hulburt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. He is the brother of Christopher K. Hulburt.

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    Chris Combs

    Evolution Well Services
    Vice President Sales & Marketing

    Chris Combs has served as Vice President, Sales & Marketing since joining Evolution in 2015. Mr. Combs has over 18 years of experience with the pressure pumping industry. Mr. Combs served as Director of Fracturing Technology for Green Field Energy Service and Advanced Stimulation Technologies. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Combs served in various management, field and advisory roles with Schlumberger and Weatherford. Prior to that, Mr. Combs served in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation mechanic. Mr. Combs holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University.

  • D. Randall Wright

    D. Randall Wright

    Wright & Company, Inc.
    President

    Mr. Wright joined Texaco, Inc. in 1974 at the Bellaire Research Laboratories and was responsible for experimentation and implementation of various enhanced oil recovery projects. He worked on chemical, C02 and thermal recovery projects. He was an instructor for Texaco, Inc. in Venezuela and various domestic divisions for PVT/C02 Miscible Flooding in-house courses.

    Mr. Wright joined First City National Bank of Houston in 1978 as a reservoir engineer in the Energy Division. He was responsible for oil and gas reserves evaluations, property acquisition and sales studies and documentation of collateral for energy-related loans. Later he was a Vice President with direct account responsibility to secured and unsecured borrowing independent oil and gas companies. Mr. Wright joined Sipes, Williamson & Associates, Inc. in 1982 with the charge of opening an office in Nashville, Tennessee to serve the company’s client base throughout the Appalachian Basin. He served as Vice President, Division Manager and Corporate Marketing Director of the then named Williamson Petroleum Consultants, Inc. in the Nashville Division which opened in April 1983 to mid-1988.

    In 1988, Mr. Wright founded his own firm, Wright & Company, Inc. with the mission to deliver client-driven service that is unparalleled by any firm in any industry, in the world. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Order of the Engineer.

  • Dennis Degner

    Dennis L. Degner

    Range Resources
    Senior Vice President of Operations

    Dennis L. Degner, senior vice president of operations, joined Range in 2010. Mr. Degner is responsible for managing operations in both Appalachia and North Louisiana divisions. Mr. Degner has more than 20 years of oil and gas experience having worked in a variety of technical and managerial positions across the United States including Texas, Louisiana, Wyoming, Colorado and Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Range, Mr. Degner held positions with EnCana, Sierra Engineering and Halliburton. Mr. Degner is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and has been published for his work on active roles played in deployment of new technologies.  Mr. Degner holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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    Eric Reigle

    Rockdale Energy LLC
    Chief Operating Officer

    Eric Reigle is the COO for Rockdale, responsible for operations, engineering and the asset management responsbilities for the company.  Most recently Mr. Reigle served as Corporate Reservoir Engineering Manager for Newfield Exploration, where he oversaw Newfield’s assets in North America which included the Bakken Shale, Woodford Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Uinita Basin activity.  He is credited for building Newfield’s SCOOP/STACK acreage position in Oklahoma.  Mr. Reigle also has extensive experience in the Cotton Valley and Haynesville Shale, where he is credited for recommending the drilling of the first horizontal well in the Cotton Valley while at Devon.

    Prior to Newfield, Mr. Reigle worked in various engineering and management capacities at Reliance Holding, Goodrich Petroleum, Devon Energy and Enron Oil & Gas.  He began his career at The Superior Oil Company in 1979.  Mr. Reigle received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

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    Jim Sewell

    Shell Oil Co.
    Environmental Manager, Appalachia

    Bio Coming Soon!

  • Jon Farmer

    Jon Farmer

    Arsenal Resources
    President & CEO

    Jonathan Farmer Joined Arsenal Resources as a founding partner and VP of Land in 2011. As VP of Land with Arsenal and Falcon Partners, Mr. Farmer oversaw the acquisition and divestiture of more than 500,000 acres. Following the PDCM acquisition in 2014, Mr. Farmer has led Arsenal’s Operations, Land and Geology teams and served as COO. On October 15, 2017, Mr. Farmer became Arsenal’s President and CEO. Mr. Farmer has spent his entire career in the Appalachian basin, which spans over 20 years. Mr. Farmer has a B.A. in political science from West Virginia University and a J.D. from Concord Law School, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

  • Justin Carlson

    Justin Carlson

    East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.
    Vice President & Managing Director, Research

    Justin Carlson, VP & Managing Director, Research has over 10 years of experience in data analysis, energy information and consulting across the energy sector. Prior to launching East Daley, Carlson was a senior manager at Platts, a division of McGraw Hill Financial, which acquired Bentek Energy, where he was senior member of the leadership team. During his time with Platts/Bentek, Carlson helped execute numerous transformational market studies and led the development of hundreds of customized analysis regarding asset acquisitions, strategic planning, development projects and other market analysis in the oil, gas and natural gas liquids sectors. In his most recent role with the company, he managed the North American Natural Gas Analytics Team responsible for distribution of dozens of publications weekly as well as the development and maintenance of data and models.

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    Lnsp (Naggs) Nagghappan

    Veolia North America
    Vice President, Business Development

    Naggs serves as Vice President of Business Development at Veolia North America for the Oil & Gas Upstream Market. Naggs has 21 years of Upstream Water Management experience, 18 with Veolia, and his expertise is in providing technical and commercial solutions for treatment of produced water generated from Oil & Gas operations for reuse and discharge. Naggs career in Veolia has involved both technology and business development. Naggs is Co-Inventor of multiple Veolia’s patented technologies for desalination of produced water and was responsible for business development of Veolia’s flagship produced water projects for reuse and discharge. Naggs holds Bachelors Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Master’s Degree in Water Technology. Naggs is a member of the Produced Water Society for the past 15 years.

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    Macgill James

    UGI Corporation
    Vice President, Supply Strategy

    Macgill James is VP, Supply Strategy at UGI Corp.  Macgill has nearly twenty-years of experience in LPG and NGL Supply, Trading, Business Development, Strategy, and Project Management.  Before joining UGI in June of 2017 he was Manager, NGL & LPG Origination at Phillips 66, a company that was formed when it was spun off from ConocoPhillips in 2012, where he was Manager, Waterborne LPG Trading & Business Development.  Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2008 Macgill was an LPG broker for ten years. 

    Macgill is a graduate of Hobart College and holds a JD from the University of Maryland School of Law.  He completed a judicial clerkship after law school and before transitioning to LPG Macgill held positions in banking at First National Bank of Maryland, Merrill Lynch, and Mercantile Bank & Trust.

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    Mark Patton

    Hydrozonix
    President

    Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the development, implementation, and operation of treatment technologies. Including the development of proprietary treatment systems. Mark’s oil and gas experience includes treatment systems at active and closed refineries and chemical plants, oilfields, gas plants and tank farms working with waters, wastewaters, drilling muds, tank bottoms and process residuals. Mark holds two patents for produced water management. Mark’s experience includes 15 years running his own company that owned and operated a fixed treatment facility as well as multiple mobile treatment systems working both nationally and internationally.

    Mark earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1985.

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    Mark Rothenberg

    APEX Energy LLC
    CEO

    Mark Rothenberg is a founder and CEO of Apex Energy, LLC, a private equity backed upstream Appalachia focused company.  Mark started his career with Amoco and progressed into leadership positions at mid-sized public and private companies with responsibilities of operations and reservoir engineering, business development, and executive management in some of the most prolific oil and gas basins throughout the United States.  He has specialized in unconventional resources and has successfully applied cutting edge technological advances in drilling and completion techniques to these projects. His experience and expertise includes shale development plays, tight gas sands, and coalbed methane reservoirs. Mark has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.

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    Matt Weinreich

    Laurel Mountain Energy LLC
    Senior Vice President

    Matthew C. Weinreich serves as Senior Vice President and is an original member of the Laurel Mountain Energy management team.  Mr. Weinreich is responsible for drilling, completion, and production operations in the company’s Appalachian shale prospects.  A diverse background of exploration and operational experience provides him a unique perspective of building a successful oil and gas organization.  Mr. Weinreich has held various leadership and technical roles with Talisman USA Inc, Chesapeake Energy, and Wilkes Energy.  During his time with Chesapeake Energy, he led successful exploration projects in multiple North American basins and developed new methodologies for unconventional play analysis.  Leadership roles with Talisman USA Inc. focused on transitioning exploration plays into profitable development projects.  Mr. Weinreich lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, Carrie and two children.   

  • Mike John

    Michael John

    Northeast Natural Energy
    Founder, President & CEO

    Mike John founded NNE in 2009 and has served as President since the company’s inception. Mr. John previously served as Vice President of Operations of the Eastern Division for Chesapeake Energy from 2005-2009. Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy, Mr. John held various senior executive roles at Triana Energy/Columbia Natural Resources, where he also served on the company’s Board of Directors until Columbia Natural Resources was sold to Chesapeake in 2005. During his time with Chesapeake, Mr. John was instrumental in the drilling, completion, and operation of Chesapeake’s initial 100 horizontal Marcellus wells in Appalachia. Mr. John is a West Virginia native and a 1981 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in petroleum engineering. He serves on the Board of Directors for the WVU Alumni Association and resides in Charleston, WV with his family.

  • Oleg Tomalchev

    Oleg Tolmachev

    Eclipse Resources
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Oleg Tolmachev has served as our Vice President, Drilling & Completions since February 2013. Prior to joining Eclipse Resources, from April 2011 to February 2013, Mr. Tolmachev served as the Senior Asset Manager, Utica Shale with Chesapeake Energy where he was responsible for leading an asset team comprised of land, geology, drilling, resource development and operations for Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale projects in Ohio. Prior to joining Chesapeake Energy, from August 2008 to 2011, Mr. Tolmachev held the position of Group Lead Completions, Mid-Continent Business Unit at EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. where he managed well completions and intervention operations in its Barnett Shale, Deep Bossier and East Texas Haynesville Shale business units. Mr. Tolmachev received his Bachelors of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

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    Patrick Finney

    Chesapeake Energy Corp.
    Vice President - Completions

    Patrick Finney and his wife, Amy, have three children ranging in ages from 4-9 and live in Edmond, Oklahoma. Patrick Finney joined Chesapeake Energy in September 2013 and served as the Completions Manager for Haynesville and Barnett. He’s also held roles as the Completion Manager for South Texas and Production Manager for Mid-Continent. He was appointed Vice President of Completion in June 2017. 

    Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Finney was a wellsite consultant working both offshore and onshore assets.  Most recently, leading completions operations in the Haynesville shale and West Texas basin.  He graduated from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and served over 13 years in the Louisiana Army National Guard, achieving his commission and exiting at the rank of captain.

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    Shawn DeVerse

    Surcon, Ltd. - A MagVar Company
    President

    Shawn DeVerse is President of Magnetic Variation Services LLC (MagVAR), a technical services subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. that provides digital drilling solutions to improve the accuracy of wellbore placement. Shawn co-founded Surcon Ltd., the industry leader in real-time MWD survey corrections, which later merged with MagVAR. Prior to MagVAR, Shawn held a variety of roles with several energy services companies providing field engineering and technical planning for drilling operations. Shawn has contributed to the development of new and innovative methods for evaluating and improving the accuracy of MWD surveys. In his current role, he focuses on execution strategy to bring technology designed to improve wellbore economics from conceptualization to commercialization. Shawn graduated suma cum laude from University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems and Mechanical Engineering.

  • Stephen Beck

    Stephen Beck

    Stratas Advisors
    Senior Director, Upstream

    Mr. Beck has over 20 years’ experience in energy and financial services including stints with Jefferies and Company and Moody’s Investor Service. Before joining Stratas Advisors, he held a leadership position with IHS Markit. Stephen’s responsibilities include leading the North American Shale Team in developing production forecasting and economic models. He is also involved in broader short-term and long-term forecasting efforts. Stephen received a bachelor of science in finance (minor in economics) from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a former member of the United States Marine Corps where he held the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.

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    Stephen Ingram

    Halliburton Co.
    Vice President - Technology Solutions & Innovation

    Stephen Ingram is a highly adaptable leader across Halliburton’s North America operating area. Mr. Ingram is responsible for executing the available and soon to be available technologies, solutions, and innovations to collaborate and maximize customer assets, across exploration, drilling, completion and production domains. Halliburton targets Unconventionals, Deepwater and Mature Fields within the North America operation.

    Mr. Ingram obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla, and MS degrees from the University of Oklahoma in both Natural Gas Engineering and Business Administration.

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    Thomas B. Murphy

    Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
    Director

    Tom Murphy is the Co-Director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center of Outreach and Research(MCOR). He has 25+ years of experience working with landowners, researchers, industry, government agencies, and public officials during his tenure with the Outreach branch of the University. His work has been namely in the realm of educational consultation in natural resource development, with an emphasis specifically in natural gas exploration and related topics. He has lectured widely on unconventional shale gas development and its impacts including landowner leasing issues, environmental aspects, the drilling process, infrastructure development, workforce, and financial considerations. In his role with MCOR, he provides leadership to a range of Penn State’s related Marcellus research activities. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Penn State University.

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    Tim Dugan

    CNX Resources Corporation
    Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

    Timothy C. Dugan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CNX Resources Corporation. Mr. Dugan held the same position at CONSOL Energy Inc. prior to its separation into two separate companies. Before being appointed to his current position, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of CNX Gas Corporation from May 2014 to December 2014 when he became President and Chief Executive Officer. In January 2018, Mr. Dugan was appointed Director and Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of CNX Midstream Partners LP (formerly known as CONE Midstream Partners, LP). Prior to joining CNX, Mr. Dugan was Vice President – Appalachia South Business Unit at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. During his seven years with Chesapeake Energy, he held several titles, including Senior Asset Manager and District Manager. Mr. Dugan began his petroleum and natural gas engineering career in 1984 with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as a General Foreman and Field Consultant, and he held other industry related positions with progressing responsibility at various oil and gas companies. Mr. Dugan is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

  • Tom Petrie

    Tom Petrie

    Petrie Partners
    Chairman
    Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.
  • Tonya Williams

    Tonya Williams

    Shell Oil Co.
    General Manager

    Tonya joined Shell in 1991, after earning a degree in Civil Engineering from The Florida State University. She began her 27 years Shell career as a Facilities Engineer, spending her first 10 years in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater Operations. She subsequently held assignments in Equilon Lubricants and Operations Manager in the Gulf of Mexico. She traveled abroad in 2008 to Brunei Shell Petroleum with various roles that included managing a large integrated services contract, operations manager, and strategy rejuvenation. Tonya returned to the US in 2013 and held roles in Deepwater as a Development Manager and Asset Manager prior to becoming the Global Category Manager in Maintenance, Reliability, and Turnarounds for North and South America. Tonya is currently the General Manager for Appalachia with accountabilities for the HSSE culture, direction setting, and all end to end integrated delivery aspects of the asset. Tonya and her husband, Donell, are a dual Shell career couple with two sons, Jared and Brandon, and a Golden Retriever, Princess. Tonya enjoys cooking, outdoor sports, and dancing.