The Appalachia Chapter of National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) recently held its annual conference at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, WV. Members from Ohio, West Virginia and elsewhere attended the annual event to network and discuss current issues regarding leases, drilling activity and legislative affairs the Utica and Marcellus development area.
The two day event hosted many knowledgeable speakers on a wide range of topics.
Bob Orndorff, Dominion Energy; Jim Crews, Marathon/MPLX; and Brent Breon of Blue Racer Midstream sharing some insights on the topic of midstream buildout. Eclipse Resources’ Oleg Tolmachev provided a report on what his company is up to as they continue to expand lateral length and explore for resources underneath the Wayne National Forest. A legislative update from West Virginia and Ohio were provided by State Senator Charles Trump and State Representative Andrew Thompson.
Energy in Depth’s (EID) Jackie Stewart joined OOGA for a talk about how to most effectively use grassroots to get your message across. Your Association and EID have a great and ongoing working relationship with the folks at NARO. Additionally, Jackie had her own session to speak about what the anti-oil and gas groups are up to these days, explaining her various efforts pushing back on their. OOGA was also able to provide a Utica Shale update discussing the status of various upstream, midstream and downstream projects and how the industry gives back to communities across Ohio.
At the membership dinner, The Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Lab’s, Dr. Randall Gentry shared the various research projects he and his teams are working on how their work impacts the industry.
The credit for this very successful event goes to our friend and Medina County’s own, Rebecca Clutter, NARO Appalachia Board member. Rebecca put together a very comprehensive program addressing many of the hot topics of the day. Perhaps most importantly, she addressed the audience about her working relationship with the industry in Ohio and how through combined efforts has been able to get many important items to both landowners and producers accomplished.
This was a great event and we are truly grateful and thankful to Rebecca for having OOGA out to speak and to have the ability to network among friends.