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OOGA Technical Conference Day 2 Recap

Posted By Lyndsey Kleven, Communications Coordinator, Monday, November 16, 2015
Updated: Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Ohio Oil and Gas Association hosted its fifth annual Technical Conference and Oilfield Expo on November 4 & 5, 2015. This year’s event was moved into the heart of the Ohio oilfield and held in Cambridge at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center. 

What really stole the show were the speaker presentations at the Technical Conference, providing in depth discussion on topics impacting the oil and gas industry. Key topics of interest to attendees on Day 1 of the Technical Conference Included:

Wayne Vanderhoof with RJR Safety, Inc. started the second day presentations covering Passenger Vehicle/Pick-Up Truck Fleet Safety. This presentation provided general information and guidance to develop a procedure or policy for fleet safety when the fleet consists of passenger vehicles such as cars, SUVs, and light duty pick-up trucks.

James Blazer with BWC provided comments, as well as Kristin Kutchak with Halliburton, covering best practices cementing horizontal wells.  

Richard Schwartz with the Vorys Houston office gave a legal perspective on “It” Happened! What do you do? Internal Investigations of Well Site Events. This presentation addressed the technical, legal and ethical implications of well production emergencies and how to effectively plan for investigations.

Rich Cochran with Western Reserve Land Conservancy presented on Uncommon Ground for the Common Good. The presentation looked at the strategy focused on the eastern Ohio counties that are impacted by development of the Utica Point Pleasant formation. Cochran explained how and why they developed this strategy and explored the promise inherent in the vision. 

Jackie Stewart, Director in Strategic Communications segment & State Director for Energy In Depth—FTI Consulting wrapped up the Technical Conference presentations enlightening the audience on crisis communications and protecting your reputational brand. Jackie hit on the importance of ways to understand how to protect your company and prepare in advance, should an incident occur, providing the audience with a best practices toolkit for their company. 


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