Hart Energy Presents
January 28th – January 30th, 2014
As producers move rigs into the liquids-rich-gas Marcellus and Utica windows, midstream gatherers, processors and marketers are working on yet another phase of Appalachian-resource monetization: more NGLs—plus, oil. At the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference & Exhibition, all of the highly incentivized parties — from producer to end-user — explain how they’re playing a role in transforming Northeast U.S. energy supply and demand dynamics as well as how they’re affecting even the energy paradigm across the U.S. – from the Rockies to the Gulf Coast.
Expert Updates on the Great Northeast Build-out
Attend Hart Energy’s 2014 Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference and exhibition to hear executive business briefings from midstream industry leaders as they describe what’s happening today and what’s coming next for the shale resource revolution underway throughout the Appalachian basin.
Surging production potential
Thousands of wells waiting completion in the Marcellus and Utica are driving unprecedented demand for new midstream assets. The CEO and CFO-level executives on our 5th Marcellus-Utica Midstream program explore the extraordinary business opportunities they see being created.
President and CEO, Williams
Alan Armstrong is president and CEO of Williams, one of the nation’s largest energy-infrastructure companies. The $24 billion, publicly traded (NYSE:WMB) company develops and operates pipelines and processing plants that connect new and existing hydrocarbon-supply areas in North America with growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids and globally cost-advantaged petrochemical feedstock. In the next three years alone, the Tulsa, Okla.-based company expects to invest about $12 billion to meet North America’s growing energy-infrastructure needs. Armstrong also serves as chairman of the board and CEO for Williams Partners L.P. and as a member of the Access Midstream Partners board.
Chairman and CEO, Caiman Energy and CEO, Blue Racer Midstream
Caiman Energy’s founder and chairman has had a remarkable 40-year career. At Caiman, Jack Lafield led the development of a sizable rich gas system in the Marcellus Shale and oversaw its sale to Williams Partners in April 2012 for $2.5 billion. Prior to joining Caiman, Lafield served as executive vice president of corporate development for Crosstex Energy. Prior to joining Crosstex in 2000, he consulted with various equity groups and international exploration companies. He founded and was president and CEO of Triumph Natural Gas from 1989 to 1995. He began his career in 1972 with Atlantic Richfield Co. Lafield holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the executive program at Stanford University. He is a member of the Gas Processors Association, Dallas Petroleum Club, and North Texas Natural Gas and Power Association.
Vice President, Marketing, NiSource Midstream
Tony Blando joined NiSource Midstream in November 2013 in the Pittsburgh area (Canonsburg) to originate projects/new ventures and market the Marcellus/Utica footprint and presence of NiSource in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Prior to NiSource Midstream, Blando spent six years with DCP Midstream in Denver in business development and commercial, serving Wyoming, Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Blando also has extensive E&P experience in M&A, drilling programs and divestitures with various companies over his career including Exxon, Texaco and OXY. Blando has a BS and MBA from the State University of New York.
Randall L. Crawford
Executive Vice President and President, Midstream Commercial & Distribution, EQT Midstream Partners LP
Randall L. Crawford is senior vice president and president of midstream, distribution and commercial at EQT. Crawford was appointed a director and executive vice president of EQT Midstream Services, LLC, the general partner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, in January 2012. Previously, Crawford was vice president of EQT and president of equitable utilities; he also served two years as vice president and president of equitable gas. Prior to joining EQT, Crawford held various financial and regulatory management positions with Consolidated Natural Gas Co. in Pittsburgh, and started his career with Price Waterhouse Utility Services Practice. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Crawford serves as a director for the American Gas Association, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
New natural gas markets
A renaissance in U.S. manufacturing and LNG export is expected as more companies position themselves to benefit from Marcellus-Utica production. Huge investments are being made as pipeline operators plan and implement capacity expansion projects and “reverse streams” to seize the opportunity to gather low-cost Northeast gas and NGLs.
With more than 1,500 attendees and almost 200 exhibitors and sponsors, the Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference is Appalachia’s premier midstream event. Each year key decision makers and stakeholders from the financial community, producers, pipeline operators, contractors, and service providers gather to review metrics and options at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream conference. With all the current activity and the future planned activity, the 2014 event promises to be one of the best business investments you can make.
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