Even in a slow period for oil-gas drilling, pipelines are being planned in and through Ohio to deliver Utica Shale energy to customers in the United States and Canada. Gas processing plants continue to be an important part of Utica energy development. Utica Midstream, a business development seminar co-produced by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Shale Directories, will be held Wednesday, June 8, from, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

This seminar includes a jam-packed lineup of leading experts in Midstream, covering aspects from pipeline engineering to construction to technology. The complete lineup of speakers (to date) include: 

Brent Breon, vice president for business development for Caiman Energy II-Blue Racer Midstream. Blue Racer is a joint venture by Caiman Energy II and Dominion to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream assets in the Utica Shale and certain adjacent areas in the Marcellus Shale. Brent will update the seminar audience on Blue Racer projects.

Joey Colton, senior director for commercial optimization for Energy Transfer of Houston, Texas. Energy Transfer’s big project in Ohio is Rover Pipeline LLC, which will draw gas from Utica processing plants and send it to a distribution point in Defiance, Ohio. From there, it will move onward to other markets.

Aaron Fleming, EnLink's Ohio River Valley operations director of crude supply.  EnLink Midstream once again returns to Utica Midstream to talk about its work in bringing Utica energy to markets that need it.

Mark James, vice president for economic and business development for American Electric Power. Mark will talk about how American Electric Power has engineered the development of large power supplies to midstream facilities, often located in rural areas. What kinds of suppliers and subcontractors have benefitted from the work?

Frank Nieto, senior editor for Hart Energy's Midstream Business Magazine. Frank was featured at Utica Midstream in 2015. He returns to our midstream seminar to offer a journalist’s perspective on the midstream business.

Jason Stechschulte, Marathon Pipe Line LLC's commercial development senior engineer. Jason will give an update on the Cornerstone pipeline, being built from Cadiz, Ohio, to the Marathon Petroleum refinery in Canton. He also will talk about other Marathon infrastructure projects.

Erika Young, project director at Spectra Energy.  Erica will offer an update on the Spectra NEXUS gas transmission pipeline that will deliver Utica energy from the Kensington, Ohio, gas processing plant to markets north and west of Ohio, including Canada.

Sponsors to date are: AEP Ohio, Beaver Excavating, Furbay Oil & Gas, and media partner Kallanish Energy.

Reservations can be made at Tickets are $175 and include free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after the event concludes until 5:00 p.m. when the Hall closes. For questions regarding Utica Midstream, or the Canton Regional Chamber's oil and gas programming, please contact David Kaminski, vice president of public policy and energy, at davidk@cantonchamber.or or 330.458.2059.