WHO ATTENDED:

E&P Companies Operating In The Utica & Marcellus:


With The Following Job Titles:

CEOs, COOs VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of:

  • Production
  • Marketing
  • New Ventures
  • NGL Origination
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Government Relations
  • Legal
  • Regulations
  • Environmental
  • Supply
  • Northeast
  • East Region
  • Scheduling

Pipeline, Processing And Integrated Midstream Operators:


COOs, CFOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of:

  • Midstream Development
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Development
  • Commercial Activities

Plus:


  • Pipeline service companies
  • Pipeline corrosion and maintenance specialists
  • Pipeline and steel manufacturers
  • Market analysis companies
  • Gas marketing companies
  • Construction companies
  • Fractionation technology providers
  • Legal services providers
  • Business development consultancy companies
  • Engineering and construction companies
  • Asset management companies
  • Environmental consultancies

4th Annual Utica & Marcellus NGL & Natural Gas Markets & Takeaway Congress 2014

According to the EIA and ODNR's Division of Oil & Gas Resources....

  • By 2016, production of NGLs from the Marcellus and Utica shales is expected to reach at least 650,000 barrels per day (bpd ), marking an all-time high for NGL production records
  • Gas well production from the Marcellus shale play has reached 13 billion cubic feet per day
  • The 245 wells in the Utica produced a total of 1,332,477 barrels of oil and 33,606,075 thousand cubic feet of natural gas in the third quarter
  • While there are a total of 285 wells listed in the Utica, 40 of those Utica wells reported no production as they are awaiting pipeline infrastructure

With natural gas and NGL production from both the Utica and Marcellus continuing to soar, it has become pertinent for E&P operators to evaluate genuine prospects for capitalizing on these high volumes of production against a backdrop of takeaway infrastructure shortages and low gas prices.

Identifying commercially viable Y-Grade, ethane and residue gas markets, whilst driving forward the development of sufficient pipeline and rail takeaway capacity is going to be the key to avoid shutting in wells and ensuring Utica and Marcellus Gas, NGL and LNG can still reach optimal markets when price and demand fluctuates.

The 4th Annual  Utica and Marcellus NGL & Natural Gas Markets & Takeaway Congress 2014 has been designed to bring together VPs and CEOs from E&P and midstream companies to discuss opportunities for gathering, fractionation, processing and pipeline infrastructure build-out as well as identifying optimal prices for gas, NGL and LNG markets to maximize netbacks in predominantly dry and wet gas producing fields.

E&P speakers including Encore Energy, CONSOL Energy and Tenaska Resources will provide production updates and forecasts to quantify volumes coming out of the Utica and Marcellus and assess how much extra capacity is needed for takeaway, fractionation and export.

Midstream speakers will provide updates on the latest timings, capacities and locations of takeaway, fractionation and processing construction for facilities that will handle the increased volumes of natural gas and NGL in the Marcellus and Utica.

DAY ONE: NGL

Day one will begin with both a Utica and Marcellus producer update to identify specific areas for midstream investment opportunities. Projected supply of gas, NGL and ethane will then be examined by an expert panel against current demand to understand which markets will be able to absorb production in the next 5 years. Following that will be an assessment of ethane markets, takeaway and processing where speakers will identify optimal ethane destinations, cracker facilities and transport options from the Utica and Marcellus. The next section of presentations will look at NGL production, butane and propane markets and takeaway to understand the marketing capacity in the region. The day will end with a discussion on rail takeaway by examining the availability and capacity of rail cars to take NGL to market.

DAY TWO: NATURAL GAS & LNG

Day two will open with an examination of natural gas prices to determine how a leading midstream company plans to commercially absorb increases in gas production in the current low priced environment. The discussions will then move to analyze domestic and global demand for natural gas to identify cost efficient transport solutions and high netback markets to justify continued drilling in the region. Following that will be a discussion on LNG markets, plants and exports and last but not least, will be an update on crude refining and takeaway capacity as well as updates on condensate terminals and takeaway projects. 

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LEARNING BENEFITS:

WHAT'S NEW THIS YEAR?

EXCITING ADDITIONS TO THE 2014 AGENDA:

  • BRAND NEW E&P SPEAKERS: Including Encore Energy, Consol Energy and Tenaska Resources LLC
  • ETHANE MARKETS, TAKEAWAY & PROCESSING: Ensuring ethane attains optimal value at market: identifying optimal destinations, cracker facilities and transport options from the Utica and Marcellus
  • Y-GRADE TAKEAWAY AND FRACTIONATION: Examining the status and capacity of NGL pipeline takeaway and fractionation projects being built relative to the amount of surplus NGL production in the Utica and Marcellus to justify continued production
  • RAIL CARS: Investigating the accessibility and available capacity of pressurized rail cars to identify more flexible routes for taking NGL to higher priced markets
  • UTICA CRUDE OIL & CONDENSATES : Examining the refining locations and takeaway routes being used by Utica producers to identify optimal netback destination

OTHER KEY TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:

  • PRODUCER UPDATES: Quantifying the proportion of oil vs. condensates vs. dry gas being produced in the Utica and Marcellus to identify the type and capacity of midstream expansion required
  • NATURAL GAS MARKETS, TAKEAWAY & EXPORT: Analyzing domestic and global demand for natural gas to identify cost efficient transport solutions and high netback markets that can ultimately justify continued drilling in the region
  • LNG MARKETS, PLANTS & EXPORT: Gauging local and global LNG demand to assess the commercial and regulatory feasibility of exporting LNG internationally

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