WEN Conference Schedule

Event Date:

September 27, 9:00-4:30 with cocktail reception to follow

Event Location:

Duquesne University Power Center

Event Audience:


General Public




Conference, lawyers with CLE Credit ($200)

Conference, WEN member lawyers with CLE Credit ($125)

Conference, public without CLE Credit ($100)

Duquesne Law Faculty/Staff, Students or CLE Scholarship (Free)

Conference Details

There is nothing conventional about Appalachian operations.

Drilling has occurred in Western Pennsylvania for 160 years, but during the last decade the region has experienced unprecedented growth and development. This is due in part to the region's position atop the mineral rich Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. While the processes by which oil and gas are identified, extracted and transported are uniform, the costs associated with them and compliance with the ever changing regulations varies from company to company.

This daylong conference will feature presentations by women working within the industry discussing their experiences in environmental permitting and regulation, asset purchasing and leasing, asset development and title issues and midstream and pipelines. These women are all leaders in their field of expertise and will provide attendees with a glimpse into operations in the Appalachian region. Keynote speaker Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia, LLC, Chevron North America Exploration and Production will share her experiences and insights about opportunities and challenges in the industry.

Conference Agenda

9:00-9:30 Check-in

9:30-9:45 Welcome & Introduction

9:45-10:45 Environmental Issues Panel (1-hour substantive CLE) 

Kristin Ryan, Manager, Environmental, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Lisa M. Bruderly, Environmental Attorney, Babst Calland

10:45-11:45 Acquisition of Assets Panel (1-hour substantive CLE)

Melissa B. Krasnow, Esq., Regional Land Supervisor, EQT Production
Karolina Powell, CPL, Prospect Manager, Dudley Land Company
Jessica Bahr, Land Team Lead, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

11:45-12:00 Break

12:00-1:00 Keynote Speaker/Lunch

Stacey Olson, President, Chevron Appalachia, LLC, Chevron North America Exploration and Production

1:00-2:00 Agnieszka McPeak, Associate Professor of Law Duquesne University School of LawCorporate data governance and the new trend towards ephemeral messaging applications (1-hour ethics CLE)

2:00-3:00 Development of Assets/Title Panel (1-hour substantive CLE)

Sarah M. Rambin, Director of Title, Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration, LLC
Erin Pennabecker, Attorney III, Seneca Resources Company, LLC
Carol Hoch, Regional Land Manager, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Karen R. Graham, Land Administration Manager, PennEnergy Resources, LLC
Barbara C. Matthews, Division Order Manager, PennEnergy Resources, LLC

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:15 Midstream/Pipelines (1-hour substantive CLE)

Lauren Parker, P.E., Vice President, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Kristen Drew, PE, Manager of Project Development, Williams

4:15-4:30 Closing Remarks

4:30-6:00 Networking Cocktail Reception