We are pleased to announce our fall quarterly meeting, “Doing Business in the Marcellus.” The second meeting since the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association’s (DVMA) inception will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, September 6 in the Meade Room at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Based on feedback from the inaugural meeting and our members’ primary interests, we are focusing this next meeting intently on what companies need to do to build their business in the Marcellus. Our panelists include a cross section of companies that have already established a presence in the industry; economic experts; and a representative from the drilling industry:

  • Joseph Barone, ShaleDirectories.com, who will provide a case study on his company’s business in the Marcellus.
  • Amy Emmert, Policy Advisor in Upstream and Industry Operations of the American Petroleum Institute (API), who will discuss general issues surrounding shale gas development and production, greenhouse gas emissions associated with unconventional wells, and water issues.
  • Archie Filshill, Ph.D., President of InterGEO Services, who will discuss his experience as a Delaware Valley business operator serving companies and contractors in shale gas production.
  • Brendan O’Neil, IHS Consulting, who was lead author and Executive-in-Charge of the Project Team for the Sunoco Marcus Hook Industrial Complex Opportunity Reuse Study Full Report.
  • Scott R. Perry, Esq., Deputy Secretary in the Office of Oil and Gas Management, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Harrisburg, who will review regulatory issues.
  • Matt Sheppard, Senior Director of Corporate Development and Government Relations of Chesapeake Energy Eastern Division, who will provide insight into the company’s activities.
  • Stephanie Catarino Wissman, Executive Director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania (API), who will speak about the economic impact of Marcellus Shale development in the Commonwealth.

Thanks again to all who attended the inaugural meeting in June, hosted by the founding members of the DVMA – Duane Morris LLP, Gregory FCA, and KPMG LLP. More than 100 representatives from Delaware Valley businesses were present at the standing-room-only event. This fall, we’ve booked a larger room to accommodate the tremendous response to the DVMA, and we hope you can join us to network with industry professionals and learn more about the exciting opportunities presenting themselves in the Delaware Valley as a result of Marcellus development.

We would also like to thank API and PIOGA for their continued support of the Association, and for their efforts in the coordination of this event.

Cost per attendee is $40, including breakfast. Cash or credit payments will be accepted in advance and at the door. Please RSVP if you plan to attend ‘Doing Business in the Marcellus’. Feel free to email us with any questions.