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Aug. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- Utica Shale Development & Growth Forum

New York, NY - As the amount of drilling permits into the regions of Eastern Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania escalate, interest in the resources the Utica Shale possesses is at an all-time high.  Exploration into what this vast region may hold could lead to a great upturn in nationally distributed oil and natural gas reserves.

Exploratory drilling into the Utica Shale is constantly proving to be a major driver toward increased energy security and economic development in the US.  While this drilling has the potential to lead to economic development opportunities, their prospects aren’t without substantial challenges.

The regulation of drilling practices, water management and environmental responsibility are all key factors that must be controlled in order to ensure the long-term viability of the Utica Shale exploration.

IQPC’s Utica Shale Development & Growth Forum will highlight and expand upon those issues, while also focusing on fostering the best practices to optimize operations and ensure both cost-effective and environmentally sound development.  Highlights of the event will include case studies of prior Shale plays, geological and environmental examinations, and several in-depth strategies associated with Shale progression.  Attendees will explore these tactics and more, all while networking with Shale industry professionals and representatives from the entire Utica Shale play value chain.

The Utica Shale Development & Growth Forum features speakers from several of the leaders in Shale development from Utica and beyond, including:

•   Jody Jones, Manager – Environmental and Regulatory Affairs (Chesapeake Energy Corporation)
•   Rayola Dougher, Senior Economic Advisor (API – American Petroleum Institute)
•   George Stark, Director of External Affairs (Cabot Oil & Gas)
•   Chris Faulkner, CEO (Breitling Oil & Gas)
•   Eric Von Lunen, Senior Geophysical Advisor & Team Leader – Canadian Shale Gas Optimization Group (Nexen)
•   Elie Atme, Director of NA Business Development (Spectra Energy)
•   Hugh Caperton, Owner – Oil & Gas Consultant & Water Specialist (Pantera Resource Management LLC)

IQPC’s Utica Shale Development & Growth Forum takes place October 1-3, 2012 in Columbus, OH.  To learn more about this forum, please visit

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