Bus. Devt: Unleashing the Bounty of Marcellus and Utica: Williams’ Atlantic Access and Other Marketing Growth

Speaker: Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region;   Ross Conatser
Speaker Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region; Ross Conatser
  Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region. Kirk is leading the charge with regard to Williams’s growth projects, specifically in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In his current role, he is responsible for identifying and executing on the opportunities with producers, as well as asset acquisition ...




 



Kirk Blackim – Manager, Commercial Development, Williams Midstream, Eastern Region. Kirk is leading the charge with regard to Williams’s growth projects, specifically in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In his current role, he is responsible for identifying and executing on the opportunities with producers, as well as asset acquisition opportunities. One of Kirk’s main initiatives will be to create gathering and processing opportunities that can assist Williams in securing commitments to the Atlantic Access, Butler Lateral project and other natural gas liquids projects for the region.


 


Prior to joining Williams Midstream in April, 2011, Kirk was a partner in Clear Creek Energy Services, owned his own financial consulting business, worked for Trust Company of the West, Koch Industries and Kansas Pipeline Operating Company in numerous oil and gas related investment and business development roles.  Kirk is a graduate of Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree and has successfully passed the Uniform Examination for Certified Public Accountants.


 


 


 


 



Ross Conatser is a Sr. Marketing Services Rep. for Business Development at Williams, Transcontinental Gas Pipeline.  Prior to joining Williams Ross held positions at Stewart and Stevenson and Dresser-Rand where he managed distributed generation and gas compression projects.  He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa where he received a BS in Petroleum Engineering.



 


 


 


 


 



 


 


 


 


 


 


  

Full Description
Join the Business Development Study Group at the Four Seasons Hotel for our last meeting of the season. Williams’ Kirk Blackim and Ross Conatser will share their insight on the rapidly expanding marketing options for the increasing bounty of Western Pennsylvania Marcellus and Eastern Ohio Utica gas and NGL  production. The popular format of a Business & Social Networking hour, with complimentary Hors’ D’ Oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by an hour-long program, will begin at 5:00 pm in the Mezzanine.
 
Production from the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale averaged 1.7 BCFED during the last half of 2011. With continued drilling and over 1000 wells shut-in or still uncompleted, the surge in production is expected to continue - slowed but not stopped by diminished natural gas prices. Next door in Ohio, the Utica shale is just getting started, fed by the desire for high value liquids production that is undeterred by gas prices. How will producers find an outlet with markets for this bounty? What are the infrastructure needs? How fast can they be made available? What will be the combination of domestic and foreign (export) markets? How will they be brought to bear? 
 
Williams’ Kirk Blackim and Ross Conatser will discuss the infrastructure needs in general, with specific insight on Williams’ Atlantic Access proposal. That project is planned to connect natural gas supplies originating in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Williams’ Transco pipeline, providing customers from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Gulf Coast with access to new, abundant natural gas reserves by late 2014.
 
We welcome you to join us for this informative discussion, as well as the fellowship and networking of the popular Social Hour at 5:00 pm.
Organizer James Webb

When?

Wed, May. 23, 2012
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. US/Central

How Much?

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Where?

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar
Houston, Texas 77010
USA