Speakers

Please find below the confirmed speakers, moderators, and panelists for the Kallanish North American Oil & gas 2017 conference program.  The conference takes place over 2 days, starting on at noon on May 23rd 2017, and ending at 4:30PM on May 24th 2017.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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Genscape Inc.
Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not

Colette Breshears is a Natural Gas Analyst at Genscape, Inc.. Colette is speaking in Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not.

Colette Breshears’ background is that of a geologist with some overlap into environmental law and policy.

Full biography coming soon.

Morgan Stanley
Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas

John Reim is Managing Director and Private Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. John is speaking in Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas.

Full biography coming soon.

BTU Analytics
Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas

Kathryn Downey Miller is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at BTU Analytics, LLC. Kathryn is speaking Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas.

Kathryn Downey Miller is an energy finance professional specializing in oil and gas industry market dynamics. She has in-depth knowledge of macro fundamentals affecting oil, natural gas, and NGL markets, as well as an understanding of company-level incentives and decision making. Kathryn is able to translate complex changes in market fundamentals into actionable ideas for investment and risk mitigation.

Dominion Energy
Session 2: LNG: Industry savior or much ado about nothing?

Donald Raikes is Senior Vice President of Customer Service & Business Development at Dominion Energy. Donald is speaking in Session 2: LNG: Industry savior or much ado about nothing?

Full biography coming soon.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Session 6: ‘Draining the Swamp’ and its impact on Oil & Gas

Kurt Krieger is a member at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. Kurt is speaking in Session 6: ‘Draining the Swamp’ and its impact on Oil & Gas.

Kurt Krieger focuses his practice in the areas of utility regulation and energy law. He has experience representing interstate natural gas pipeline companies, midstream companies, and gas and electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state and commonwealth public service (or utility) commissions. His experience includes counseling gas and electric companies on economic, safety and facility siting regulation, and counseling and drafting commercial agreements pertaining to energy-related transactions.

Pira Energy Group
Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and g

Teri Viswanath is Managing Director, Natural Gas at PIRA Energy Group. Teri is speaking in Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas.

Full biography coming soon.

Shale Directories
Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not

Joe Barone is President of Shale Directories. Joe is moderating Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not.

Full biography coming soon.

Orion Energy Partners
Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not

Ethan Shoemaker is Senior Vice President at Orion Energy Partners. Ethan is speaking in Session 4: Pipeline construction continues – Or not.

Ethan is a Senior Vice President and responsible for evaluating, structuring, and monitoring the investment transactions. Mr. Shoemaker is an observer to the Tiger Rentals Group Board of Directors and is a member of the Orion Energy’s ESG Committee.

Prior to joining Orion Energy, Mr. Shoemaker was a Vice President in the Natural Resources Group of Goldman Sachs’ investment banking division, where he provided M&A and financing advisory services to Goldman’s power and utility clients with a specific focus on generation assets.

Blank Rome LLP
Session 6: ‘Draining the Swamp’ and its impact on Oil & Gas

Michael Krancer is Chair of the Energy Industry Team at Blank Rome. Mike is speaking in Session 6: Draining the Swamp’ and its impact on Oil & Gas.

Mike Krancer is an experienced and well-known policy and substantive thought leader in energy development and deployment. He is an experienced and valued adviser to U.S. and global energy companies of all types regarding the full range of legal, public policy, government relations, state and federal regulatory, financial, corporate, and labor matters with his 20+ years of energy industry and public policy experience at the highest corporate and policy-making levels.

NAI Spring Commercial Realty
Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future

Experience in all aspects of commercial real estate including acquisition, disposition and development of office, retail and industrial projects.

Current focus is serving the needs of the Petrochemical, Oil & Gas, Derivative Industries and Energy Services companies capitalizing on the drilling and exploration of the Utica /Marcellus Shale in Eastern Ohio the West Virginia Panhandle. (Appalachian Basin and Ohio River Corridor).

Primary focus is in the area of Site Selection for industrial clients utilizing rail throughout Ohio and WV and barge along the Ohio River.

Experience in site selection for Natural Gas Power Companies (Carroll County Energy and Southfield Energy). Site Selection for Hotels (Corporex) and many other industrial and distribution clients. Site Selection for companies that have a need to be close to the Shell (Pennsylvania) and PTTP Cracker (Ohio) along the Ohio River Corridor.

Follow @OhioRiverCRE on Twitter for the latest Oil & Gas and Cracker news!

PetroChem Wire
Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future

Samantha Hartke is Product Manager: NGLs, Olefins & Aromatics at PetroChem Wire. Samantha is speaking in Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future.

Full biography coming soon.

Poten & Partners
Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future

Kristen Holmquist is Editor – LPG in World Markets at Poten & Partners. Kristen is speaking in Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future.

Full biography coming soon.

Poten & Partners
Session 2: LNG: Industry savior or much ado about nothing?

Jason Feer is Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners.

Full biography coming soon.

Topline Analytics
Session 3: Appalachian Basin and Ethane Crackers: Back to the Future

Tom Gellrich is Founder of Topline Analytics.

Tom Gellrich is an international business executive with 25 years of industrial experience. He has a successful track record in driving revenue and profitability gains 15+ years of direct P&L responsibility managing global businesses, in sizes ranging from start-up to $200M. His background merges the disciplined approach from 15 years in Fortune 50 companies with 10 years in entrepreneurial creation of start-up ventures. Tom bridges the practical – theory gap with hands on operations roles and consulting positions. His creative use of information technologies has yielded transformational change in many businesses. Working a variety of international settings including running the Elemica European office in Frankfurt Germany confirms Tom’s ability to manage complex cultural issues central to international business success.

Kallanish Steel
Session 5: Update/Status Report on Natural Gas Demand

Dan is North American editor for Kallanish Steel. Dan will be moderating session 5: Update/Status Report on Natural Gas Demand.

Kallanish Energy
Session 2: LNG: Industry savior or much ado about nothing?

Bob Downing is a Journalist at Kallanish Energy. Bob will be moderating Session 2: LNG: Industry savior or much ado about nothing?

Kallanish Energy
Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas

Rick Stouffer is editor of Kallanish Energy and also the North America Oil & Gas 2017 conference programme coordinator. Rick is also moderating Session 1: The North American outlook for oil and gas.

K&L Gates

Ms. Safro is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She focuses her practice on regulatory, policy, and transactional issues related primarily to natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Ms. Safro regularly advises clients on matters related to commodity and pipeline transportation issues, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) policies related to capacity release and in the negotiation of precedent agreements, negotiated rate agreements, asset management arrangements, transportation service agreements, and the terms and conditions of service included in pipeline tariffs. Ms. Safro also advises clients on, issues related to the import and export of LNG, including commercial agreements related to terminal capacity, developments on Capitol Hill, and proceedings before FERC and the Department of Energy (DOE). She represents clients in natural gas and oil pipeline rate proceedings before the FERC and state agencies and advises clients on pipeline safety issues before the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Marcellus Shale Coalition

David J. Spigelmyer is president of the Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), the region’s largest shale development trade association.

On behalf of the MSC’s approximately 300 member companies, he works closely with elected leaders, regulators and the civic community to advance responsible shale development and the overall enhancement of the region’s economy and environment.

Mr. Spigelmyer was instrumental in the MSC’s 2008 founding, and has served as the organization’s chairman, vice-chairman and as lead of its legislative committee.

Most recently, Mr. Spigelmyer served as Vice President of Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Appalachia division, where he was responsible for government relations, regulatory policy, stakeholder engagement and communications efforts.

Prior to Chesapeake, he served in similar roles at EQT Corporation and Dominion Resources and held other energy industry-related positions in New York State as well as in Washington, DC.

Mr. Spigelmyer, a Penn State University graduate and an active outdoorsman, was born and raised in Clearfield County, Pa. He lives in southwestern Pennsylvania with his wife, Francie. They have two children.

LNG Allies, Inc.


The speaker list was last updated on the February 27th 2017.