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SHALE INSIGHT 2015 Highlights

SHALE INSIGHT 2015 provided participants a front-row seat for the most important discussions on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees networked with the most influential industry executives and innovative thought leaders through two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, and a dynamic exhibit hall featuring all the major shale players.

Keynote Presenters Included:

Honorable Rudolph W. Giuliani
Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Former Mayor of New York City

Natural Gas, Energy Security, and Enhancing US National Interests Abroad

Sponsored by Range Resources
Corporation in partnership with
Bracewell & Guiliani LLP

Robert M. Bryce
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Journalist and Author,
Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

Innovation, Shale, and the Second
American Century
Randy Nickerson
Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

Building the Infrastructure for Liquids Management in the Appalachian Basin

Sponsored by MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.
Captain James McCormick
US Army (Retired)
State Program Director, Vets4Energy

Energy Security = National Security

Please click on the speakers name below to view their presentation video.
Rudy GiulianiRandy NickersonJames McCormickRobert Bryce

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General Session Panels Included:

  • Philadelphia - The New Northeast Energy Hub
    Blank Rome • Philadelphia Energy Solutions • Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. • UGI Energy Services
  • Building a Renaissance in Manufacturing through Affordable and Abundant Natural Gas: Unlocking the Door to New Manufacturing
    Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association • America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA)
  • Pipeline Infrastructure and LNG Development: Connecting New Markets
    Cheniere Energy • EQT • ESPY Energy Solutions, LLC • K&L Gates • Spectra Energy
  • Staying Ahead of Federal and State Regulations: A Partnership with Academia and Government
    The Pennsylvania State University • The University of Texas • XTO Energy
  • Policy Reflections: A Discussion with Pennsylvania Speaker of the House
    Honorable Mike Turzai (R-28), Speaker, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Conference Breakout Sessions Included:


  • Characterization and Remediation Implications of Act 2 for the Oil and Gas Industry | Woodard and Curran
  • Cyber Risk: Oil and Gas Facility Protection Against Cyber Attack | Deloitte LLP
  • Emergency Response Planning: Keys to Building a Successful Environmental, Health and Safety Culture within the Appalachian Basin | Hull & Associates, Inc.
  • Greenhouse Gas/Methane Emissions: An Update on State and Federal Rulemakings | ERM
  • How Applicants Can Manage Effectively a FERC Project: Permitting, Communication and Compliance | UGI Energy Services
  • Information Management Solutions: Automating Compliance and Permit Tracking to Reduce Costs and Risks Workshop | CH2M
  • Natural Gas Liquids: Challenges and Opportunities for Development in the Appalachian Basin | Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Pipeline Safety: Understanding Federal and State Regulatory Programs which affect Midstream Pipeline Operations | Williams
  • Water Treatment, Technology and Storage in an Everchanging Landscape | Fluid Recovery Services (FRS)


  • Achieving Success in a Demanding Market: Pipeline Project Siting, Supporting Infrastructure Buildout and Addressing Community Based Challenges | Civil & Environmental Consultants
  • Community Engagement on Conditional Use Hearings | Inflection Energy
  • Effective Practices during Incident Response | K&L Gates
  • Pennsylvania as an Energy Leader: The Role of Producers, Pipelines and Philadelphia | Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Effectively Communicating and Advocating for Complex Issues in a Changing Media Environment | FTI Consulting
  • Municipal Ordinances: A Methodology to Track New Ordinances with a Focused Alert and Response Program | Babst Calland
  • Preparing Pennsylvania Workers in an Unpredictable Market through STEM Initiatives | Chevron
  • Working with Public Water Utilities: Reliable and Beneficial Water Sources for Hydraulic Fracturing | American Water

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