May Energy – Great events in the Marcellus and Utica Shale
EKT Interactive provides custom oil and gas training solutions. Our activities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions include the development of first responder and well site safety training programs. As part of our commitment to being up to date with the latest developments in this important market, we contribute to local chapters of industry groups including PIOGA, STEPS of PA, AADE, Marcellus Shale Coalition, PA Fire Commissioner and more.
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Our representatives in the area regularly attend and contribute to great meetings such as the ones below. If you can’t make it or are just keeping an eye on developments in the shale, we’ll be passing on our insights to our Oil 101 learning community and followers.
Feel free to get in touch, and we hope to see you around!
May 1: YPE Pgh Crew Change
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a networking group uniting the young energy leads of today and preparing them to be the best leaders in their communities and for the global energy industry. YPE seeks involvement from a broad base of professionals working in the energy industry. From engineers and attorneys to roughnecks and coalminers, YPE seeks to connect all energy professionals.
Contact: Josh Hickman | 304-952-9397 | email@example.com
The Pittsburgh Bottleshop
May 2: Entering the Shale Gas Supply Chain Workshop for Southwestern PA Manufacturers
The agenda for this workshop has been designed to provide a hands-on, company specific experience to increase the likelihood of successfully entering the Marcellus Shale supply chain for small manufacturers.
- Overview of natural gas development processes
- Breakdown of the supply chain and supply tiers
- Industry challenges and opportunities
- Emerging trends and technologies
- Supplier requirements
May 7: Extraordinary Female Leadership – Vision is the Differentiator
How do you strengthen your visioning skills and position yourself for the corner office? This interactive workshop will make you aware of the obstacles that women face in getting ahead, show you how to build self-awareness and assess your leadership “toolkit,” and give you helpful tips and strategies for getting ahead in your career. Please join us for an exciting presentation with along with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and networking.
Speaker: Alison Valli and Shirley Wulf from Clearwater Consulting Group, Inc.
Location: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., 333 Baldwin Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit the event agenda & registration page.
More about the Women’s Energy Network
May 8: YPE Pgh Crew Change
If you are in the energy sector and work or live north of the city, this is your premier networking opportunity. Remember that YPE Pittsburgh Crew Changes are for all ages and experience levels and are a great time to go out with your mentors and friends and get to know each other better.
Contact: R.L. Shawver | 304-731-9124 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Big’s Sports Grill and Tap Room
1-11 W Pike St
Houston PA 15342 USA
May 16-18: Tri-County Natural Gas Utilization Conference and B2B Expo
Our ability to understand the fundamental challenges we face in most effectively using our our shale gas resource, and making the best natural gas utilization decisions will be explored in this two-day conference presented by the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research of Penn State University, hosted by the Tri-County Oil and Gas Spring Business to Business Expo.
Plan to join us for the Tri-County Oil & Gas Business to Business Expo in Washington County Fairgrounds in Washington, Pennsylvania as we work again to provide our local business community direct access to the gas development industry.
Location: Washington County Fairgrouds, PA
For more info visit the registration page.
May 16 & 17: Shale Exploration, Development & Production
The unconventional shale gas revolution is transforming energy production and utilization across the United States and around the world. Understanding how and why shales, like Marcellus and Utica, are being developed is fundamental to successful businesses across the Appalachian Basin.
This course uses current science, blended with real-world experience, to answer common questions about all aspects of shale development.
This course offers new information for individuals at all experience levels. Whether you have natural gas industry experience or if you are a novice to natural gas production, the Shale Exploration, Development & Production Overview class has something for you!
Register online or call 570-327-4775
May 19 – 22: AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition
As a preeminent international geological organization, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is uniquely positioned to attract a focused audience of geosciences professionals. The technical program at ACE attracts industry leaders worldwide for its well-regarded oral and poster presentations. AAPG has more than 34,000 members ranging from geologists and company leaders to students and young professionals. Many of our members have been involved for most of their careers.
ACE is a world-class event, regularly attracting an average of 6,900 global attendees from 78 countries over the last five years. The breadth and depth of the technical program is international in scope and appeals to multiple geosciences disciplines. ACE also boasts the AAPG Global Gateway and International Pavilion, a place where exploration and investment professionals gather. It is the place to see, discuss and understand where our industry is headed.
May 22: Getting the Waters Tested – The Marcellus Shale Factor
This event will present a summary of the available information from the Wilkes University Citizen Database and make specific recommendations related to baseline water quality testing and how the Marcellus Shale is a Factor in making changes with how we manage our water resources. This workshop is an informational and training session for professionals.
Cost: $85, PDH Hours: 3
This course is a presentation and discussion of the common weaknesses and errors in baseline water testing programs.
Registration – http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1703.asp
Lead Instructor – Mr. Brian Oram, Professional Geologist
May 30: Dehydrators and Air Emissions: What You Need to Know Before November, 2013
Join us for a half-day as we cover all facets of air quality permitting and compliance for natural gas dehydration systems. Learn about the basics of dehy operations, pollution control options, emissions of concern, and how to quantify such emissions. Dig into the details of federal regulations impacting natural gas dehydration systems, such as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) Subparts HH and HHH, with a focus on practical ways to reduce your record keeping and permitting burden for affected dehy units. Finally, we will share tips for using GRI-GLYCalc software and highlight important steps that should be taken now to prepare for compliance deadlines coming up this fall as a result of recent amendments to the NESHAP rules.
Time: 8:00am -12:00pm ET
Cost: $199* per workshop
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
May 30: NSPS OOOO – The Rule, The Changes, and What it Means for You
On March 29, 2013 the EPA rolled out a suite of changes to NSPS OOOO. Join us for a half-day seminar as we go over the rule, the changes, and potential benefits or disadvantages of the changes. We will cover examples and case studies, and student participation will be strongly encouraged. Begin your day of learning by also attending the morning session, “Dehydrators and Air Emissions: What you Need to Know Before November, 2013”
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm ET
Cost: $199* per workshop
Safety Training from Complete Waste Management Solutions
- May 1: OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training
- May 7: OSHA 30 Hour General Industry Outreach Training
- May 10: PEC Basic Safety Awareness
- May 13: OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 29 CFR 1910.120
- May 13: OSHA 8 Hour Health and Safety HAZWOPER Refresher 29 CFR 1910.120
- May 17: 8 Hour Confined Space Entry and Rescue
- May 20: 8 Hour DOT and RCA Training
Visit the course calendar for more information and registration.
Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Region I – May 13, 2013 – Cuyahuga Falls, OH
Region II – May 10, 2013 – Canton, OH
Region II – May 10, 2013 – Canton, OH
Region III – May 20, 2013 – Marietta, OH
Region IV – May 24, 2013 – Newark, OH
The regional map can be downloaded here.
For more information and registration, visit the OOGA.org events page.
Penn State Extension: Events and Webinars
The month of May holds another full calendar of events and webinars hosted by the Penn State Extension. Topic include landowner rights, seismic testing and pipeline agreements, and conservation best practices in shale gas extraction and much more.
About EKT Interactive
EKT Interactive, Inc is a leading provider of customized, large-scale, interactive safety and operations training programs for the oil & gas industry. Our web-based e-learning program, accessible at your convenience, saves time away from the job and travel costs. Online learning modules are developed by field-experienced oil and gas instruction experts using proven web learning applications that closely match classroom effectiveness.