SPE Unconventional Gas Conference

In response to overwhelming activity and development, this new conference offers a technical program focused in the areas of geology, engineering, and future trends of unconventional gas reservoirs. Case histories will be a part of the technical program and include current and evolving technologies deployed in the Marcellus shale, Haynesville shale, and other North American frontiers. Attendees won't want to miss the exhibition featuring over 25 specialized exhbitors.

Program highlights include:

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Holditch from Texas A&M University will set the tone for the meeting's discussions with his introductory keynote.

Albert Yost from the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the DOE will give an in-depth update of the lab's contributions to the US unconventional gas technology portfolio.

Richard Stoneburner of Petrohawk Energy, will present on "The Challenges involved in Full Cycle Exploration and Exploitation of Resource Plays."

William Zagorksi of Range Resources Marcellus shale division will share the technical history of the development and evolution of Pennsylvania's first modern Marcellus field.

Don't miss these technical sessions:

Tuesday, 23 February

  • Geoscience: provides a "where we are" view of the geological and petrophysical aspects of shale gas reservoir performance.
  • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Unconventional Gas: presents reservoir engineering as a role in the development of gas shale plays.
  • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Microseismic: assesses the current, evolving role of microseismic from a supportive role in production engineering to a prominent method in unconventional gas plays.

Wednesday, 24 February

  • Well Construction: confirms the best practices for operators involved in development and exploitation expenditures.
  • Production Engineering: provides case studies on everyday challenges like stimulation assessment, artificial lift, and well intervention.

Thursday, 25 February

The Way Forward: frames current technical and economic issues for gas shales, coalbed methane, and gas hydrates and discusses future opportunities for their use as energy resources and in greenhouse gas reduction.
Please Note:
RPSEA Board of Directors Chair Dr. Steve Holditch with Texas A&M University will give the introductory keynote.
For more information and to register, please click here.


Tue, Feb. 23 - Thu, Feb. 25, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central


Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222