Tuesday, August 23

12:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 13:00
13:00 - 17:00
Session 1: Advanced Subsurface Characterization Cognizant of Dynamic Stress and Pressure Considerations
Session Chairpersons Reza Barati, University of Kansas; Josh Jackson, Chesapeake Energy

This session will spotlight the latest findings of regional geology, geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy, and fluid variations. Additionally, the latest petrophysical findings of rock-fluid interactions, various petrophysical targets, gas adsorption, and water imbibition will be reviewed, and geomechanical characterizations of the flow unit and its impact on stimulated effective surface area will be explored.


Discussion Leaders 

Tim Carr, West Virginia University

Erdal Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines

Roberto Wagner, Chesapeake Energy

17:00 - 18:00

Thursday, August 25

12:45 - 12:55
12:55 - 13:00
12:55 - 13:00
13:00 - 17:00
Session 2: Field Development Optionality with Emphasis on Optimized Co-development and Infill Development
Session Chairpersons Des Murphy, Halliburton; Shane Rooney, Chief Oil and Gas; Josh Jackson, Chesapeake Energy

This session will focus on discussing the new and future technologies that can be or have been implemented in the Appalachian basin for the shift towards the infill and co-development of the two main reservoirs. We will

  • consider the challenges associated with infill development including hydraulic fracture design considerations, well spacing challenges, and options to monitor the effectiveness of completions.
  • investigate options to effectively co-develop the Upper/Lower Marcellus as well as the Utica, with vertical targeting, multilateral well design, and optimal commingling of production streams being discussed.
  • review some of the technologies available in the field of stimulation design, completion of extended reach laterals, surface facility designs, and options to reuse produced water. 


Discussion Leaders 

Catherine Cavey, Antero

Ashley Mercer, Chesapeake Energy

Bryce Yeager, Chief Oil and Gas

17:00 - 18:00

Tuesday, August 30

12:45 - 12:55
13:00 - 17:00
Session 3: Covering All the BASEs - Asset Management Homeruns at the Well, Pad and System-level
Session Chairpersons James Meek, Chesapeake Energy; Shane Rooney, Chief Oil and Gas

This session will cover asset management considerations for accretive delivery at the well, pad and system-level.  The following content will be debated at these levels.

  • Well-level: deliquification, artificial lift, lease compression utilization, and wellbore integrity
  • Pad-level: facility design, pad connects, and drawdown strategy
  • System-level: gathering pressure optimization, hydraulic relationships between base and wedge delivery into common systems, pipeline hydrate and condensate accumulations, and in-basin versus out-of-basin marketing opportunities


Discussion Leaders 

Keeley Bergman, Chesapeake Energy

Cody Craker, CNX

Ryan Rice, ResNet

17:00 - 18:00

Thursday, September 01

12:45 - 12:55
12:55 - 13:00
13:00 - 17:00
Session 4: Artificial Intelligence and Environmental, Social, and Governance Stewardship as a Competitive Advantage
Session Chairpersons James Meek, Chesapeake Energy; Chet Ozgen, Nitec, LLC

This session will explore two diverse topics: the future potential of artificial intelligence applications in the E&P industry, and the evolving opportunities in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) stewardship.

  • On the topic of artificial intelligence, we will discuss emerging technologies, potential applications throughout the asset development life cycle, and decision support. 
  • We will examine emissions-related opportunities, including responsibly sourced gas and certified natural gas, novel strategies to reduce emissions, scope considerations of on-site versus off-site combustion.

Also related to the ESG topic, a “New Ventures” discussion will be tailored to the interest of the forum participants, and potentially may include:

  • Zero/low-carbon footprint gas-to-gasoline plant builds
  • Gas-fired plant additions to displace demand on more carbon-intensive fuels
  • In-basin consumption to lower full-cycle carbon impact, such as micro-gathering or micro-grids to eliminate the need to compress and transport natural gas
  • Any other projects of interest to the forum participants
Discussion Leaders 

Will Foiles, Project Canary

Shahab Mohaghegh, West Virginia University

Nick Volkmer, Enverus