Each year the OOGA Winter Meeting brings together an in-depth series featuring key speakers representing the many components of the oilfield landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with other industry professionals and stay abreast of developments at OOGA’s premier business event.

2018 Business & Breakout Session Breakdown


Thursday Morning Sessions

Moderator: Amanda Finn, Government Relations Manager – Ascent Resoures, LLC


– Business –
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
71st OOGA Winter Meeting Kick-off (Easton A & B)


– Business –
9:15 – 9:45 a.m.
DeBrosse Memorial Report (Easton A & B)

Marty Shumway, PE, CPG, President – Shumway Resources LLC


– Business –
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Appalachian Basin Roundup (Easton A & B)

Tim Knobloch, President – James Knobloch Petroleum Consultants, Inc.


– Business –
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
A Once in a Century Opportunity to Create Energy Intensive Manufacturing Jobs (Easton A & B)

Jerry James, President – Artex Oil Company – volunteer for Shale Crescent USA


– Breakout –
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Policy and Pricing Impacting Producers (Juniper)
(Hosted by the OOGA Producers Committee)

Committee Chair/Moderator: Duane Clark – Petrox, Inc.

Richard J. Simmers, Chief, ODNR Division of Oil & Gas Resources

Modular Gas-to-Liquids – Manufacturing Synthetic Fuels & Lubricants with Ohio Natural Gas
David Marks, Appalachian Business Development Coordinator – Dominion Energy Fuel Services


– Breakout –
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Inconvenient Facts & How to Deal With Them (Regent 3)
(Hosted by the OOGA Environmental Committee)

Inconvenient Facts – how rising temperatures and increasing CO2 are benefitting the planet and the human condition
Greg Wrightstone, Author

Wayne National Forrest Discussion
Thomas E. Stewart, Interim Chief of Staff – Ohio Oil and Gas Association


Thursday Afternoon Sessions


– Business –
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
OOGA Address (Easton A & B)

Matthew Hammond, Senior Vice President, OOGA


– Business –
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Comments from the DeWine for Ohio Governor Ticket (Easton A & B)

The Honorable Mike DeWine, Attorney General of Ohio, DeWine Husted for Ohio


– Business –
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
What the Frack? Ohio’s Activist Agenda (Easton A & B)


– Business –
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Technology Tools Save Time and Money (Easton A & B)

Joe Surra – Energy Program Director – Woolpert

Dan Michalec, GISP, PMP, Energy Program Director – Woolpert


– Breakout –
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Legislative Lowdown with Ohio Delegates (Juniper)
(Hosted by the OOGA Governmental Affairs Committee)

Committee Chair/Moderator: Amanda Finn, Government Relations Manager – Ascent Resoures, LLC

Lee Fuller – IPAA

Ohio Legislators (TBD)


– Breakout –
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Getting the Gas to Market
(Hosted by the OOGA Commerce Committee)

Allen Fore, Director of Public Affairs – Kinder Morgan

Eureka Midstream Overview
David Dulak, Managing Director, Business Development – Eureka Midstream


Friday Morning Sessions


– Business –
9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome Back to the 71st OOGA Winter Meeting (Easton A & B)


– Business –
9:05 – 9:30 a.m.
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program – A 20th Anniversary Special Presentation and 2018 Pipeline Award (Easton A & B)

Ron Whitmire, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – EnerVest, LTD.

Diana Hoff, Vice President, Operations – Antero Resources Corporation


– Business –
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Our Energy Future in an Upside Down World (Easton A & B)

G. Allen Brooks, Managing Director – PPHB LP


– Breakout –
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Insight On Moving And Storing Natural Gas (Regent 3)
(Hosted by the OOGA Midstream Committee)

Committee Chair/Moderator: William Ratcliffe, Regulatory Affairs Manager – Williams Companies

Asim Z. Haque, Chairman & CEO – Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Emerging Opportunities – Marcellus/Utica Shale Production
David Hooker, President & CEO – Energy Storage Venutures LLC


– Breakout –
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
State & Local Tax Issues (Juniper)
(Hosted by the OOGA State & Local Tax Committee)

Ohio State Tax Developments: Audits to Legislation and Points Between
Tony Ehler, Partner and Tax Group Chairman – Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


– Breakout –
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Ohio Oil & Gas Legal Update (Lilac)
(Hosted by the OOGA Legal Committee)