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Big Switch™ is approved for use under Section 867- Compost Filter Sock. Big Switch™ must be used with a filter sock that meets the specification criteria listed in Section 867. This letter can be attached to Form CS-4171LA as proof that Big Switch™ is an approved alternate to compost for this use. –Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

“” We applaud BEG Group LLC for earning the 100% USDA Certified Biobased Product label ... contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities and creates jobs in rural communities. –Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program

Big Switch™, the flexible mesh tube sock filled with switchgrass, helps retain sediment and other pollutants so cleaned water can flow through. Use it in place of a silt fence, straw bale barrier, or mulch socks—known for being detrimental to the environment and livestock. Big Switch™ also: • does not require trenching or disturbing the soil surface • is lightweight, so it’s ergonomic, easier to install, and less expensive to ship • has a wider contact surface area • can be installed where trenching is not viable • greatly reduces tannic acids, volatile organic compounds, or heavy metals • does not need to be removed — decomposes naturally

The Environmental Protection New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding achievements of industry manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy for making environmental professionals’ jobs a little easier. –Environmental Protection e-newsletter

Big Switch™ is listed on the approved Best Management Practice list on DEP’s website —Alternate E&S and PCSM BMP’s. Therefore, this product has been approved for use on PennDOT projects as a Pub 408, Section 106.02(a)2.c, Project Specific Locally Approved Material.  http:// StormwaterManagement/ConstructionStormwater/Reviewed_Alternative_BMPs.pdf  –Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Patent Pending 740-680-0343

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ONG MARKETWATCH STEEL NATION – HEADQUARTERED IN THE CENTER OF THE MARCELLUS AND UTICA SHALES Founded in June of 2008, Steel Nation has its roots in the Design-Build of coal preparation plants and bath houses, primarily throughout Appalachia, but also in Montana, Utah, and other Western states. Coal specialties included sound mitigation and air handling practices to ensure a safe environment for all personnel and neighboring communities. With the drilling of the first Marcellus Well (The Renz Well) near Washington, PA, Steel Nation personnel were invited to tour the very first completed compression station. They discovered that the building was little more than a tin can with few sound attenuation components. The station was extremely loud, affecting neighboring farms, homes, schools, and businesses. Steel Nation realigned its business strategy to designing and building the safest, coolest and quietest compressor, processing and transmission stations in the energy marketplace. Due to tremendous growth and a need to expedite the design and engineering of projects, in January 2016, Steel Nation created three synergistic divisions to better serve their clients: • Steel Nation Buildings – Specializing in Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings (PEMBs) • Steel Nation Engineering – Civil, Electrical, Mechanical PE Designs, Permitting, and Inspections • Steel Nation Environmental – Erosion & Sediment Controls, Site Work, and Fencing Through diversification and the acquisition of new employees, Steel Nation has expanded its capabilities to serve emerging industries with an emphasis on Water/Wastewater and Health Care projects, where Steel Nation engineers have nearly 100 years of combined experience in these growing markets. Steel Nation Environmental was created via the purchase of a long-standing Landscape Supply Yard in Canonsburg, PA, located near the Steel Nation Headquarters in Washington, PA. By mid-2017, Steel Nation has completed hundreds of successful new buildings, retrofits, and engineering projects. (Contact Info): Corporate and Engineering 1120 Washington Rd. Washington, PA 15301 (724)225-2202 Electrical Engineering 101 Bradford Rd., Suite 100 Wexford, PA 15090 (724)225-2202 Environmental 1652 Route 519 Canonsburg, PA 15317 (724)745-8001

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ASSOCIATION MEETINGS IOGANY Summer Meeting | July 12-13, 2017 Clymer, NY -

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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BEG GroupHighly Qualified & Exceptionally Valued.............. 6-7

ALBERTA RIG MATS.............................................. 4 ALPINE ELECTRIC............................................... 15 AUDUBON.............................................................. 4 BEG........................................................................ 2 CST INDUSTRIES................................................ 10 DMC DESIGN....................................................... 10 E-FINITY.............................................................. 15 ERNST SEED........................................................ 19 GUTTMAN.............................................................. 9 HI-CRUSH............................................................ 21 LEE REGER BUILDS............................................ 15 LEE SUPPLY......................................................... 19 LYDEN OIL COMPANY........................................... 7 M&R EQUIPMENT............................................... 19 MID-ATLANTIC STORAGE.................................. 15 MJ PAINTING....................................................... 10 NORTH AMERICAN FIELD SERVICES................ 15 S&S TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS.............................. 5 STEEL NATION...................................................... 1 TD CONNECTIONS.............................................. 14 THERMO-TECH.................................................... 10 WEAVERTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL.................... 15

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Can PA DEP ever win? Who will win when it comes to the proposed General Permit 5/5A?........................................................... 8 Kallanish Energy: Ohio Water District Benefits from Utica..................................................................... 12 Marcellus Drilling News......................................... 13 NEW TECHNOLOGY: Kubota SVL95-2S Reaches New Heights in Versatility with Hydraulic Technological Advances........................................ 14 O&G MIDSTREAM: Pipeline Coating with SP2888®R.G.............................................................. 16 NEW TECHNOLOGY: Driving into the future – How prepared are you for ELD?............................... 18-19 NEW TECHNOLOGY: Thermography – More Than You Can See.......................................................... 20 INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Shale InsightTM................... 22



ASSOCIATION MEETINGS.................................... 4 NETWORKING EVENTS...................................... 15 TRAINING & WORKSHOPS................................ 22 UPCOMING EVENTS........................................... 11

DUG EAST............................................................ 24 IOGANY.................................................................. 7 SHALE INSIGHTTM................................................. 7 WV ENERGY EXPO.............................................. 24


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ONG MARKETWATCH GUTTMAN ENERGY Case Study: Oil & Gas Oilfield services company providing hydraulic fracturing services in the Marcellus Shale play. CHALLENGE As a large consumer of diesel fuel, the customer’s challenge was straightforward: effectively procure and manage fuel to ensure that high quality, competitively priced fuel is available when and where it is needed, in order to ensure that costs are minimized and operations proceed uninterrupted. Due to the nature of the hydraulic fracturing business, the customer’s fuel consumption is fairly unpredictable, making costly fuel outages a concern. Without fuel, equipment sits idly, costing the company money and possibly lost business in the highly competitive oilfield services arena. In addition, the customer had concerns about fuel operability, particularly in the areas of tank contamination and cold weather operations. The company had experienced downtime resulting from microbial contamination of a fuel storage tank, causing some of the company’s diesel-powered equipment to perform at less than satisfactory levels. SOLUTION Guttman Energy addressed the customer’s fuel outage concerns by installing wireless tank monitoring systems on fuel storage tanks at many of the customer’s sites, which eliminated inefficient partial fills, emergency deliveries and complete run-outs. Customer is able to stabilize the variable cost of fuel through Guttman’s fixed price programs, which provide complete transparency into the price the company is paying for fuel.

Guttman resolved winter operability issues though comprehensive testing and analysis in order to identify and source fuel capable of performing in cold weather. The microbial contamination issue was identified through sampling and laboratory analysis and resolved through a combination of biocide application and ongoing inspections and analysis. BENEFITS Guttman Energy implemented a seamless process for procuring and managing fuel, enabling the customer to focus on its core business. Guttman’s proactive approach to inventory management and fuel operability has enabled the company to purchase fuel at competitive prices, while minimizing equipment downtime. These factors have played a key role in the company’s ability to competitively bid for business throughout the Marcellus Shale play. TESTIMONIAL “Guttman Energy is more than simply a fuel supplier, they are a valued business partner of our company. Whether it’s an unsolicited visit from our Guttman rep to proactively ensure our equipment stays operable in extremely cold weather or a seminar to educate us on fuel purchasing strategies, it’s clear they are focused on the best interests of our company.” Fuels Buyer

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BEG Group LLC of Cambridge, Ohio has been working on its patent pending registered trade named Big Switch™ Erosion/Filtration Medium since April 2015 with great results. To date, Big Switch™ has acquired United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 100% Biobased Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Pa. DEP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) statewide approval with involvement from many other government and private sectors. "We applaud BEG Group LLC for earning the 100% USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program." Big Switch™ products

from BEG Group LLC are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities and creates jobs in rural communities. Per 3/27/17 email from Pa. DEP's William Himes, Big Switch™ is listed on the approved Best Management Practice (BMP) list on DEP's website -- Alternate Erosion & Sediment and Post Construction Stormwater Management BMP's. Therefore, Big Switch™ has been approved for use on PennDOT projects as a Pub 408, Section 106.02(a)2.c, Project Specific Locally Approved Material. PennDOT has issued a Letter (Determination Report) to BEG Group LLC stating that Big Switch™ is approved for use as an alternate to compost under Section 867-Compost Filter Sock. Big Switch™ must be used with a filter sock that meets the specification criteria listed in Section 867. This letter can be attached to Form CS-4171LA as proof that Big Switch™ is an approved alternate to compost. May 31, 2017 We give congratulations on BEG Group's Big Switch™ Bio Preferred Erosion/Filtration Medium winning a 2017 Environmental Protection New Product of the Year award. The Environmental Protection New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding achievements of industry manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy for making environmental professionals’ jobs a little easier. Susan May Group Marketing Director, Infrastructure Solutions Group – Environmental Protection Dallas, TX 75254

The BEG Group LLC, has developed a product that has great Sustainability to the environment. Big Switch™ is erosion and sediment control sock that improves the runoff water that filters through it. This product is the best erosion and sediment product for sustaining our world for years to come. Advantages Big Switch™ has over traditional sediment control tools, such as a silt fence, and mulch are: Big Switch™ installation does not require trenching or disturbing the soil surface. Big Switch™ is much more easily installed. Big Switch™ can be installed where trenching is not viable. Big Switch™ has a wider contact surface area. Big Switch™ does not contribute additional tannic acids, heavy metals or volatile organic compounds including arsenic. Big Switch™ does not need to be removed. Due to the light weight of Big Switch™ vs. mulch/compost you save on back strains and shipping cost. Big Switch™ Erosion/Filter Mediums are applicable to construction sites or other disturbed areas where storm water runoff occurs as sheet flow. Common industry practice for filter devices is that drainage areas do not exceed 0.25 acre per 100 feet of device length and flow does not exceed one cubic foot per second. Big Switch™ can be used on steeper slopes with faster flows if they are spaced more closely, stacked beside and/or on top of each other, made in larger diameters, or used in combination with other storm water Best Management Practices. Big Switch™ offers a large degree of flexibility for various applications. To ensure optimum performance, heavy vegetation should be cut down or removed, and extremely uneven surfaces should be leveled to ensure that Big Switch™ uniformly contacts the ground surface. Big Switch™ can be installed perpendicular to flow in areas where a large volume of storm water runoff is likely, but should not be installed perpendicular to flow in perennial waterways and large streams. Some of the organizations currently utilizing Big Switch™ are Mascaro Construction Co. LP on the Shell Cracker Plant Project in Monaca, Pa., MarkWest on various projects out of Cadiz, Ohio, Cleveland Metro Parks on various erosion/nutrient reduction projects, PennDOT on the Hunter Station Bridge Project in Tionesta, Pa., Independence Excavating, Ronald Lane Inc. and Rose Bud Mining on various construction/pipeline projects. The men asked why they were not using Big Switch™ all the time! Tom Griggs/ Independence Excavating Laboratory Testing: BEG Group provided Zane State College with an 8” mulch sock and an 8” Big Switch™ sock to utilize in laboratory testing. The laboratory testing was patterned after the study conducted on filter sock products entitled Water Quality Characteristics and Performance of Compost Filter Berms by Storey, et al, of Texas A&M University System, published in

Summer 2017 April 2006. Water samples were analyzed for specific parameters as specified in stormwater documents from Ohio and Pennsylvania regulatory agencies and as requested by BEG Group. Results: Analytical results were obtained for above and below the sock for each parameter at each time interval (initial, five minutes, ten minutes, fifteen minutes). The percent removals were calculated for each time period in each trial utilizing the following formula: (Concentration Above Sock - Concentration Below Sock) / Concentration Above Sock * 100 = Percent Removal. The percent removals from each time period were averaged together to get an average overall percent removal for that time period. The overall percent removal averages for each time period were then averaged together to get a total overall percent removal average for all trials combined. The table below is a summary of the overall percent removals:

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CAN PA DEP EVER WIN? WHO WILL WIN WHEN IT COMES TO THE PROPOSED GENERAL PERMIT 5/5A? By: Teresa Irvin McCurdy, President of TD Connections, Inc. Andrew J. Ritter Jr., Senior Associate at Capital Associates, Inc. If a survey was done, people would not respond that they are against protecting the environment, that they are for pollution, and that they don’t care about clean water, clean air, and a clean place to raise their families. Yet that is often how individuals who support the oil and gas industry are portrayed. Whereas, people who publicly seek tighter environmental regulations and oppose the use of fossil fuels are referred to as an “environmentalist.” A friend once told me that she likes to refer to "environmentalists," as described above, as the "opposition" because they are opposing something. She considers herself an environmentalist because she too wants to protect the environment and does so working for a gas company to ensure that it protects the environment by meeting or exceeding federal and state regulations. Therefore, I will refer to them as the Opposition. Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has the difficult task of balancing the two sides. Even though DEP believes they have tried to work with both sides on promulgating new regulations, general permits, or other binding documents, they are often still accused by one side or the other (or both) that they are failing in their mission or, on the other hand, impeding development. They can’t seem to win. As example, look at the promulgation of Chapter 78a regulations which regulated the unconventional natural gas industry and became effective in October Photo taken by Andrew Ritter, May 2017 2016. The regulation went through the normal regulatory review process and then some as it took almost 4 years to complete, went through numerous public hearings, two public comment periods, several DEP work group meetings across the state, and various other stakeholder meetings. In the end, neither side was happy and DEP is still in the middle of a lawsuit. DEP couldn’t seem to win. During the process, the conventional natural gas operators lobbied legislators to pass a law to require DEP to promulgate regulations that were specific to be conventional industry. Due to that action, DEP and the conventional operators are now in the process of drafting those new regulations. For this to be successful, all sides will need to find a “win.” Then in late December 2016, DEP published the proposed general permit for methane/air emissions – GP-5/5A which replaces the existing Exemption 38 that regulates these emissions. However, as drafted some of the requirements such as those for hauling brine and requiring a pre-construction permit for temporary equipment and numerous other items, has a real potential to halt industry or at the very least slowdown drilling drastically. Industry, legislators and the opposition have all been making their voices heard loudly prior to the public comment period ending on June 5th. The fate of this permit now rests in DEP's hands as the next

step in the process is for DEP to provide a comment response document, make any changes they want to or not, then finalize it for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin which is when it would then become effective. For this to be successful, all sides will need to find a “win.” So how can DEP win? I have participated in hundreds, if not thousands, of DEP meetings ranging anywhere from public hearings where people are simply presenting testimony, to agency advisory/committee meetings where the members discuss environmental topics and/or regulations and from small group meetings with DEP to client meetings with DEP. Some of the public hearings have been quite contentious and heated to the point that police removed people. So now what? This doesn't mean there is no action going on behind the scenes or publicly. The opposition uses public forums and organizes its own events to voice its support of stricter regulations on anything fossil fuels to halt current and future development. In May, one group held a rally at the Capitol to lobby legislators and met with them in their offices. When the opposition lobbies their legislators, they say it is their Constitutional right; but when industry does the same thing they are accused of colliding with dirty politicians. That’s simply not fair and not true. Industry continues to push back by having one-on-one or small meetings with DEP and legislators. But perhaps industry should take the fight to the public. Like the opposition, perhaps industry should be attending more public hearings and holding more public events to clearly deliver these implications to the public and provide additional education. So, is a win-win possible when caught in the middle of a trifecta? I hope yes, but all sides need to take a different approach and try to work together rather than against each other. Whether anti-fossil fuel folks like it or not, the world depends on fossil fuels for so many things besides generating electric, powering vehicles, etc. Its byproducts are used to create plastic, coat candy, shoes and so many more items we use daily. In speaking with DEP staff, although I sense a willingness to want to work with stakeholders from both sides, they continue to want to do so with a “trust us” mentality. We meet, they say they understand with no commitment of making any changes, ask us to submit comments, and then we wait to see what makes it to the final version. Unfortunately, due to past experiences, the trust is broken. What needs to be done next is for DEP staff and stakeholders from both sides to sit in a room together and work on the document one line at a time. Various stakeholders should be intermingled and in a constructive, not adversarial setting, to come to an agreement one line at a time. During Secretary McDonnell’s confirmation hearing, he stated that industry and stakeholders would have a chance to see the revised version and to provide input before it becomes effective. We hope that is true. Working together is the only way, given past actions and patterns, for DEP’s efforts to result in a win-win. For more information contact: Teresa at or 717-329-6402, or Andrew at or 717-919-6628

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The Northeast ONG Marketplace leaseholders. But the watershed district is a public government agency. Thus, its finances, including lease bonuses and royalty payments, are public records. The district covers 8,000 square miles, or about 20% of Ohio. It manages 16 reservoirs and dams along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The system is designed to provide flood protection and water conservation. The district, based in New Philadelphia, owns 54,000 acres of land in eastern Ohio.

OHIO WATER DISTRICT GETS NEARLY $212 MILLION FROM UTICA DRILLING By: Bob Downing The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District remains one of the biggest beneficiaries of shale drilling in Ohio. The public agency has earned $200 million in lease bonuses and royalties on natural gas and liquids from its first 29 Utica Shale horizontal wells in which the district has a financial share, according to Jackie Stewart of Energy in Depth-Ohio, a prodrilling industry group, in a recent report. The district, the biggest leaseholder in eastern Ohio, earned $200.15 million from 2011 through 2015, she noted. It received $239,296 in 2009 and $273,321 in 2010 before drilling really started in Ohio. That grew to $15.9 million in 2011, $22.1 million in 2012, $46.3 million in 2013 and $109.6 million in 2014. 2015 a down year It dropped to $5.7 million in 2015 due to less drilling and production declines on some of the wells drilled on its property or nearby land, plus lower prices for natural gas and liquids that reduced royalties paid to leaseholders. The deals are proof that “conservation and shale development can work hand-inhand,” Stewart wrote. A Kallanish Energy examination revealed the district received an additional $7.6 million in 2016 in lease bonuses and royalty payments from Utica drilling. Water sales cause bounty to jump That brings the shale drilling payments to the district to $207.75 million. But that total jumps to nearly $212 million with an added $4.1 million in water sales to drillers since 2012. The number of Utica Shale horizontal wells in which the district has a financial interest has grown to 50, said spokeswoman Barbara Bennett. The leases and royalty payments have been “a game-changer, no doubt,” executive director John Hoopingarner told the Akron Beacon-Journal newspaper in 2014. Leases with big producers The district’s leases were with Chesapeake Energy, Gulfport Energy and Antero Resources, three of the biggest players in the Utica. Most lease bonuses and royalty payments are secret deals between drillers and

Improvements being made The district is using the shale funds to make $167 million in improvements to modernize its public parks, campgrounds and marinas within the 18-county district that stretches from Akron to the Ohio River along the Tuscarawas and Muskingum rivers. That includes five recreational parks – Atwood, Charles Mill, Pleasant Hill, Seneca and Tappan — and two marinas: Piedmont and Seneca. Completing the needed improvements began in 2015 and will take roughly seven years. The district also eliminated an $80 million maintenance backlog on district facilities. It is also developing a new system of trails to connect the lakes. Stewart calls the district’s mineral leasing a win for taxpayers who benefit from improved recreational facilities, and for drillers who can tap oil and natural gas. Deals signed for reservoir drilling The district has signed leases with drillers at four of its reservoirs: Clendening in Harrison County, Leesville in Carroll County, Seneca in Guernsey and Noble counties and Piedmont in Belmont and Harrison counties. Those four leases together cover roughly 24,000 acres. There has been talk about a fifth lease of roughly 7,600 acres at Tappan in Harrison County, but no deal has been completed, Bennett said. No longer bare-bones Prior to the shale leases, the agency was described by officials as a bare-bones public agency that survived on recreational fees. Now it is an agency with dreams and plans. The district has also made $4.13 million since 2012 selling hundreds of millions of gallons of water from its reservoirs to Utica Shale drillers. The drillers paid $4.25 to $9 per thousand gallons of water to hydraulic fracture, or frack, their wells. The peak year was 2015, with $1.57 million paid for the water. It sold 360 million gallons of water through eight contracts, roughly 0.5% of water available. Drillers in the Utica Shale typically need roughly 5 million gallons of water per well, the same amount of water used annually by 48 four-person households. Together the district’s reservoirs usually contain 68 billion gallons of water in the summer. Drillers used temporary water lines from the reservoirs to drill sites to reduce truck traffic. In Harrison County alone, those water lines replaced 18,000 water truck trips, Stewart said. The district also has a financial interest in 277 vertical-only wells that have been drilled on its property or neighboring property in the last 81 years. They produce royalty payments of up to $300,000 a year. The district, in a recent report, indicated district officials “foresee the future of MWCD on solid ground for the next 80 years.” For more energy-related news and analysis, visit

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Each weekday Marcellus Drilling News locates and shares news, along with a healthy sprinkling of commentary, for the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Over 50,000 people read MDN each month, making it an excellent barometer to inform ONG Marketplace readers which topics generated the most interest for those who work in the oil and gas and associated industries. Below is a summary of the top 5 stories that were most-read over the past 30 days on MDN. #1 Most Read: Great Scott! Eclipse Drills New Longest Lateral in World – in Utica Eclipse Resources, a Marcellus/Utica pure play driller headquartered in State College, PA that drills mostly in Ohio, has done it again. In early May, as part of Eclipse’s first quarter 2017 update, the company announced it has broken its own record for drilling the longest land-based lateral well in the world by drilling a Utica well with a lateral that’s 19,300 feet long (3.7 miles). Incredible! You may recall Eclipse was the previous holder of that record with their Purple Hayes well (18,500 feet long), drilled one year ago. Eclipse seems to have taken a chapter from Rice Energy by naming their wells with creative names. Purple Hayes was named after the landowner (Hayes). The new record-holder? Great Scott--presumably named after the landowner (Scott). Eclipse reports drilling its newest record setting “Super-Lateral” well, the Great Scott 3H, with a total measured depth of 27,400 feet and completable lateral extension of 19,300 feet in less than 17 days from the drill bit hitting the ground to total depth (called spud to TD) in the company’s Utica Shale condensate area. If you’re an MDN subscriber, you were already expecting this big news. Back in April, MDN editor Jim Willis attended the Oil & Gas Investment Symposium in New York City and reported on Eclipse’s session. At the time Jim reported: “They [Eclipse] plan to drill 11 'super lateral' wells that exceed 15,000 feet long. Two wells they hope to drill will break the existing Purple Hayes record--by going to 19,000 feet!” Just a month later and the company is already delivering on its promise. Even bigger news: Eclipse is currently drilling a second well of the same length next to Great Scott! To read more about Great Scott (I & II), use this URL: #2 Most Read: Noble Energy Sells Remaining M-U Assets for $1.2B – Who Bought? On May 2, Noble Energy dropped a bombshell that it has sold its 100% interest in 385,000 Marcellus/Utica acres and wells producing 415 million cubic feet equivalent of natural gas in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for $1.225 billion to “an undisclosed buyer.” That works out to be $3,181 per acre. Not included in the sale is Noble’s half operating interest in the CONE Midstream pipeline gathering system (which the company sold later in May). It was just three years ago that Noble announced it would lease 138,000 feet in a new office building in Southpointe, PA and move in 200 employees. At the time, Noble’s CEO said the Marcellus is “the premiere gas play in the United States” and that the Marcellus figures prominently in Noble’s future plans. That was then, this is now. Noble will use the money from the sale to pay down essentially all of the debt the company incurred from its recent $2.7 billion purchase of Clayton Williams Energy--a deal that expanded Noble’s “core Delaware Basin position” (i.e. the Permian Shale in Texas, an oil play). All of the above is what you get from other news sources. The reason you read MDN is because we found out who the buyer of the Noble acreage is. According to a wellplaced source, HG Energy, headquartered in Parkersburg, WV, is the buyer, backed with money from investment firm Quantum Energy Partners. For more of MDN's exclusive coverage of this deal, read: #3 Most Read: CONSOL Energy 1Q17 – Posts Loss, Selling Everything in Sight CONSOL Energy, one of the larger drillers in the Marcellus/Utica, released its first quarter 2017 update in early May. The company reports losing $34 million in 1Q17. Production was down too--but just slightly, less than 2% from 1Q16. The big news is how fast CONSOL is selling stuff. CONSOL sold $108 million worth of assets in the Marcellus/Utica in 1Q17, part of their plan to sell off a total of $400-$600 million in assets this year. According to a CONSOL statement, the company “recently closed on three asset sale transactions for total cash consideration of $108 million...One of the transactions was the sale of approximately 6,300 net undeveloped acres of the

Page 13 Utica-Point Pleasant Shale in Jefferson, Belmont and Guernsey counties, Ohio, for total cash consideration of approximately $77 million, or approximately $12,200 per undeveloped acre.” We have a highly placed source that tells MDN that Ascent Resources is the buyer. CONSOL CEO Nick DeIuliis said on an earnings call that the bust-up with Noble Energy last year has allowed CONSOL to sell off acreage that was previously tied up in the joint venture. Noble is doing the same (see our companion story). This MDN post featured the full update from CONSOL, including financial statements, along with the latest PowerPoint presentation, which you may read here: #4 Most Read: Noble/CONSOL Breakup Continues: Noble Sells 50% of CONE Midstream In early May, Noble Energy dropped a bombshell that it has sold its 100% interest in 385,000 Marcellus/Utica acres and wells producing 415 million cubic feet equivalent of natural gas in West Virginia and Pennsylvania for $1.225 billion to “an undisclosed buyer”. MDN exclusively shared the news of exactly the who the “undisclosed buyer” is: HG Energy, headquartered in Parkersburg, WV, backed with money from investment firm Quantum Energy Partners. HG is a “portfolio company” of Quantum. The press release announcing the acreage/asset sale went to great lengths to stress that Noble’s half operating interest in the CONE Midstream pipeline gathering system was not part of the deal. CONE is a 50/50 joint venture between CONSOL Energy (the “CO” part of the name), and Nobel Energy (the “NE” part of the name). CONE was Noble’s final connection to our region. No more. Several weeks after the first announcement, Noble Energy announced they’ve also sold their 50% stake in CONE to Quantum Energy Partners for $765 million. This time Noble went ahead and announced the buyer, perhaps figuring MDN would find out and blab it any ;-). This post shared the announcement that Noble Energy has left the Marcellus/Utica building. Read about it here: #5 Most Read: Frack Crew Shortage Hits Nationwide, Including the Marcellus Once upon a time (in 2013), the oil and gas industry was expanding so rapidly that in places like North Dakota workers at the local McDonalds were getting a singing bonus and making $20/hour. No lie. Workers on drilling rigs and frack crews were paid a premium to keep working. But we became victims of our own success. So much oil and natural gas was produced, the market became saturated and prices crashed. And along with the price crash, rigs were idled and workers were laid off--in the tens and eventually hundreds of thousands. By the time of the deepest, darkest part of the down cycle (early 2016), some 350,000 workers in the industry had received a pink slip. Oil and gas is a boom and bust business--that’s the reality. And guess what? The boom times are back. There are now not enough workers and some crews are leaving one company and going to work for another--lured away by higher wages. It’s happening across the Fruited Plain. It’s also happening in the Marcellus. One (very big) Marcellus driller was “left short of fracking crews during the first quarter when some pumping companies walked away for higher-paying contracts.” What does it all mean? It means the good times are here again. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts. Read about the current crew shortage here: eQFDoQ.

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KUBOTA SVL95-2S REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN VERSATILITY WITH HYDRAULIC TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES By: Executive Team at M&R Power Equipment Group This article is presented by the M&R Power Equipment Group, Inc., a multilocation construction equipment dealer with a dedicated outside sales force, serving northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, partnering with contractors on site in order to serve all of their construction needs. Kubota's new SVL95-2S represents a significant evolution in hydraulic technology resulting in greater multi-functioning power and productivity. Traditional Compact Track Loaders employ an Open Center Series hydraulic system in which a gear pump provides fluid flow to the various functions, in series. The drawback to this particular system is that critical hydraulic functions (i.e., boom, auxiliaries, bucket) are competing for fluid flow during multi-functioning operations, resulting in loss of on-demand power. Valves at the front of the system are given priority hydraulic flow. The SVL95-2S has evolved to a Closed Center Loop System found on larger excavators and a variety of agricultural equipment. This evolutionary hydraulic system is equipped with a variable piston pump, as opposed to a gear pump, providing optimized fluid flow to critical hydraulic functions, in parallel.

The variable piston pump provides consistent demand flow to each hydraulic valve resulting in superior multi-functioning power and productivity. An additional benefit of this system is variable (adjustable and programmable) flow rate capability for auxiliary attachment operation. Superior multi-functioning power, smooth and responsive hydraulic pilot controls, best in class cab room, legendary Kubota durability, and a roll-up door make the Kubota SVL95-2S the first choice in compact track loaders. For more information, please contact Joe Greco, Director of Business Development for Outside Sales at M&R Power Equipment Group at 724-681-4414. SVL95-2S Specifications: Engine gross horsepower: (SAE J 1995): 96.4 HP Rated Operating Capacity: (35% of tipping load): 3,200 lbs Bucket breakout force: 7,961 lbs Operating weight: 11,574 lbs with cab/11,299 lbs without cab Tipping load: 9,143 lbs Roll up front door Widest cab in the industry Pure hydraulic controls

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PIPELINE COATING WITH SP-2888®R.G. By: Pete Dandrea – Sales & Marketing Manager for M J Painting Contractor Corp. With increased discussions about pipeline projects across the US, one of the main concerns on everyone’s mind is the safety of the pipeline. One of the main issues is to guard against corrosion. Corrosion on a pipeline can lead to leakage and potentially disaster. The majority of pipe comes fabricated with an approved coating. As these pipelines are tied into compressor stations and other processing equipment along their paths, the need for protective field coating has increased. One of the more popular specified coatings is SP-2888®R.G. developed by Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC). Why the demand for the SP-2888®R.G.? Here’s a little history on the evolution of SP-2888®R.G. and the use of it as it pertains to pipelines. History: Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC) started formulating epoxies in 1989 with the development of SP-2888®R.G. Brush and Spray Grade. After extensive testing, it was approved for use in 1990 by a major Canadian pipeline company and used on girth welds replacing a competitor’s epoxy that was difficult to apply in a single coat to the specified thickness. Over the next few years, it gained wider acceptance within North America for the coating of girth welds using SP-2888®R.G. Brush Grade and for the coating of valves, fittings, and headers using SP-2888®R.G. Spray Grade. This one-coat system that could high-build to 60 mils simplified field coating for contractors. Extensive independent testing by pipeline companies, in the 1990’s, verified the initial claims by SPC that SP-2888®R.G performed as well as or better than the Fusion Bond Epoxy (FBE). In the late 1990’s, SP-2888®R.G. was used as a rehabilitation coating on a large gas transmission pipeline in North America. About SP-2888®R.G.: SP-2888®R.G. is an environmentally friendly, 100% solids product. 100% solids coatings are formulated without solvents, or VOC's. Without solvent to evaporate into the atmosphere, they are heated to reduce viscosity, so that they can be spray applied in high film thickness and often only require a single coat. The coatings are not a fire ignition source and are safer for certain types of applications such as the confined space of tanks. Some 100% solids coatings cure rapidly, and can be walked on a few hours after application. Coatings with 100% solids are designed to last, and some last between 25 - 50 years. Application: The performance of a coating is affected by proper surface preparation as it is the foundation that a coating system is built on. Coating integrity and service life will be reduced due to improper surface preparation. The selection and implementation of proper surface preparation ensures coating adhesion to the substrate and a lengthy service life. Concerns for the environment and safety are always paramount when working in the field performing this type of work. One of the advantages of using the SP-2888®R.G. product is that it can be rolled, brushed or sprayed on. This led us to purchasing our second plural component sprayer earlier this year to keep up with project demands. Our sprayers are fully equipped units. (see picture attached). They contain a generator, air compressor, work bench and Graco spray units. No matter how remote the locations are, we can show up to the job site with everything we need to get the job done.

The application of SP2888®R.G. is a straight forward process but a process that needs to be followed to ensure proper coating application and to maximize its lifetime effectiveness. Please see the important application procedures to follow: • Follow manufacturer’s instructions on storage, mixing and application. • Proper surface preparation, as noted above. • Correct mixing procedure; SP-2888®R.G. is a two-part epoxy system. • Do not allow product to set up after mixing. Product should be applied in the specified time frame advised by the manufacturer. • Apply coating at correct temperature; coating and pipe must be within the specified temperature ranges. Inspection process: Now that the pipe has been coated, it’s time to ensure the coating has no pinholes and will perform as specified and expected. We must test for dry film thickness which is specified by the coating manufacturer. The next step is to test the coating for hardness. It is vital to check the hardness and assure the customer that the coating was mixed properly and has cured to reach a minimum of 85 shore D hardness. Finally, Holiday detecting is performed to detect any pinholes around the girth welds and fittings. If any pinholes or “jeeps” are found, they must be repaired and a final holiday test is performed before the pipe is buried. Closing Thoughts: There are several significant trends facing the oil and gas pipeline industry today resulting from environmental concerns, high on top of everyone’s priority list and rightfully so. Furthermore, with advent of deeper wells, pipelines in turn will be operating at higher temperatures and pressures. This will require coatings to perform better at higher temperatures. With new and strict pipeline integrity regulations recently introduced and more anticipated to follow, pipeline coatings will undergo rigorous inspection, as a result this will lead to the development of even more field friendly solutions with high performance such as the SP-2888®R.G. product from Specialty Polymer Coatings, Inc. (SPC). For more information please contact Pete Dandrea, or toll free at 844-977-9700.


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DRIVING INTO THE FUTURE – HOW PREPARED ARE YOU FOR ELD? By: Robin Doherty, ELD Specialist Today trucking faces what appears to be one of its most difficult changes; letting go of our experience with paper logbooks and embracing the new electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. In an industry filled with people who love the open road, the freedom, and the autonomy of being your own boss, change may not come easily. There have been hundreds of vast improvements in trucking and ELD is no different. ELDs offer substantial benefits from the improved driver safety and hours of service (HOS) monitoring efficiencies, including potential long-term cost savings.

edits must describe each change or addition made to a record that is edited after it was submitted to the motor carrier. The driver may accept, change, or reject the edit and recertify the log. The ELD system must maintain the original record and changes that were made to it. Motor Carriers are prohibited from engaging in any harassing action the carrier knew or should have known would result in an HOS violation or in operation of the motor vehicle when the driver is or was not fit for duty because of fatigue or illness.

A good quality ELD will have the same familiar look, features, and functions of a paper log while eliminating all the drudgery and frustration. It will provide instant access to complete, accurate, and searchable HOS and driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) records. The following is a summary of 49 CFR 395.22 through 395.36 of the ELD regulations: Motor Carrier Responsibilities

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Each ELD driver and driver support account contains personal information and authorized access to each account requires a unique username and password. A motor carrier must properly administer an ELD system and maintain confidential usernames and passwords for all drivers and driver support personnel and ensure that ELD records and accounts are protected by sound business practices described in privacy legislation. Portable ELD systems that use a smartphone or tablet must display the device in a fixed-mount position that is visible to the driver when seated in the driving position. It’s important to note, a good ELD system should look and function like any other gauge or switch on the dash. Each driver must have ELD instructions and blank log sheets. A driver must have access to the records for a period of 6 months. The same username and password used to login to the ELD, logs the driver into his online logbook account. The old boxes of paper logs that drivers hate to fill out, but for some reason love to keep, are now online. Once ELD hours of service records are certified and received from the driver, the motor carrier may propose record edits to the driver. Driver and driver support

The motor carrier must fix a non-functioning ELD within 8 days of discovering the malfunction or receiving written notice from the driver about the malfunction. Within 5 days of discovering or receiving written notice of a malfunction the motor carrier may apply for an extension to the repair period. Driver Responsibilities A driver must provide the information required to use an ELD and to record and maintain standard hours of service records. Within certain limitations, a driver may use an ELD to edit none driving hours of service events and information. The special driving categories for personal conveyance (PC) and yard moves (YM) must be selected before use and deactivated following use. The driver must confirm the continued use of PC or reset the use of YM if the engine goes through a power off, power on cycle. Each 24-hour ELD record is to be reviewed by the driver and certified true and correct using a checkbox or signature. Records are to be submitted to the motor carrier within thirteen days of completion for USA based motor carriers and Canadian motor carriers operating in the USA. Hours of service records are to be produced and transferred electronically when requested by an Authorized Official. Within 24 hours of determining that an ELD is malfunctioning, the driver is required to notify the motor carrier in writing. Unless the driver has copies of the hours or service records for the previous 7 days, or the records are still recordable and retrievable from the onboard device or from the ELD system with the assistance of driver support; the driver will be required to complete and sign paper log sheets that are a reasonable copy of those records. Until the such time as the ELD is repaired, the driver must produce the paper copies if requested by an Authorized official. ELD Vehicle Records An ELD automatically records detailed trip and vehicle information at each chance of duty status and once per hour during any period the commercial motor vehicle

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(CMV) is being driven. When the driver has selected the special driving status for personal use, engine hours, and distance driven are left blank and GPS location sensitivity is reduced to a 10-mile radius. An ELD records each time a user logs in and logs out of the ELD system. An ELD must detect, log, and clear system malfunction records.


ELD Hours of Service Records If no driver is logged into the CMV it must record unidentified hours of service as soon as the vehicle is in motion. The next driver to login to the CMV must review the unidentified hours of service logs and may truthfully accept or decline the records for the operation of the CMV. Authorized officials may request and must be provided with records for unidentified driver logs. For more information, please contact Shawn Wolf at 724-900-4668 or swolf@ Robin Doherty is an ELD Specialist for Trakopolis IoT Corp. Trakopolis is an innovative and rapidly growing Software as a Service (SaaS) company that has developed a comprehensive asset management solution that utilizes GPS tracking technology. Trakopolis is committed to staying ahead of the evolving needs of the transportation industry with powerful electronic driver log books. Trakopolis ELD comes complete with an intuitive driver interface, rule sets spanning Alaska to Florida, self-audit tools, and built-in driver vehicle inspection reporting.

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THERMOGRAPHY – MORE THAN YOU CAN SEE By: Seth Zora, President, AerdiA, LLC At AerdiA we recently purchased a thermal camera to be outfitted on one of our commercial drones. Now you may ask how can this benefit you? Below we will go through the various areas and how they are best utilizing thermal imagery, also known as thermography. A simple Google search defines thermography as the following: ther·mog·ra·phy noun - the use of thermograms to study heat distribution in structures or regions. But let's dissect that slightly and determine exactly how best to incorporate thermal imagery into your projects to best give you the quickest and best information available. Thermography is simply the use of a specialized camera that reads the temperature variances of the subject you are recording. Long has the military used a FLIR or Forward-looking infrared camera system on most of their aircraft. That same technology is available today via drones and vehicle mounted systems. While we are not able to see five miles away, the use of thermal imagining within a close range is not only optimal but helps aid in a safer manner. Based on information directly from FLIR, we learn how an IR, or Infrared camera works. "An infrared camera is a non-contact device that detects infrared energy (heat) and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and perform temperature calculations. Heat sensed by an infrared camera can be very precisely quantified, or measured, allowing you to not only monitor thermal performance but also identify and evaluate the relative severity of heat-related problems.*1" Now, I am sure you have seen a thermal camera on TV or via the internet showing some of the mission flown overseas via the military. You may be asking, why this is of value now that we can put it on a low altitude flying UAV? There are many times when knowing where a heat signature is beneficial. Below we will go over each area and what the thermal image would provide. Construction (AEC) Within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries, thermal images are a huge beneficial element. Thermal images can give you an idea where leaks are or were within a building envelope or roof. Thermal scans will show locations where water is currently sitting or was sitting. They can also provide a snapshot of the key areas like windows seals or subsurface cracking within concrete siding. Oil and Gas The introduction within the Oil and Gas industries has to lead to safer environments and more employees heading home each day. By simply doing a thermal scan of a pipe section that has a value hold high pressure back, you are able to know if that valve is functioning as expected or if there is a mini or major issue with it. If there is a major failure of that value section, the entire pipe will read the same heat signature. If the value is doing its job, one side will read hotter than the other side beyond the valve. Quickly thermography mounted UAVs remove what could have been an employee manually checking that location. In the case of the pipe blowing, that employee could have been severely injured or worse, killed.

Real Estate Some of the key sectors from AEC also apply to the real estate markets. Are you purchasing a new commercial facility or residential home? Thermal scans can make sure that what you buy matches what the seller states as true. Imagine if you buy a large building, 12 months later the roof caves in unexpectedly. Having a thermal scan done before that could have uncovered issues that would have been discussed before purchase. Search and Rescue, Public Service Much like the benefits afforded to the military, some of those are available to those that service our public sectors. It is 2 am, and you just noticed your elderly parent with dementia is not in their room. After searching your home quickly, panic sets in and you call the local authorities. Quickly they dispatch their departments UAV with a thermal camera into the wooded area behind your home. This wooded area, 30 acres large, would have taken many hours for the authorities to comb by foot. Within twenty minutes, they pick up a heat signature of a human and send the foot search directly to that location. Your elderly parent was found within 45 minutes of your phone call vs. a possible 8 hours or more. Another incredible use would be with the local fire department. There is a fouralarm fire at a chemical warehouse in the center of town. Upon arriving, they see that the building is constructed of cinder blocks and has minimal windows. All of the windows are blown out and flames are completely engulfing the small holes. They know based on prior intelligence the chemicals inside are located at four specific locations but do not know where the fire is currently. The normal process would be to send in various groups to determine what they are up against. Now, they call the police officer that has the UAV with the thermal camera to scan the building. Within minutes, they have a thermal video showing which locations of the building is burning hottest and are able to send the hose teams there and put out the fire before it spreads to the deadly chemicals. *1 - For more information, please contact Seth Zora at 412-708-7088 or zora.s@aerdia. com

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SHALE INSIGHTTM 2017 By: Shale InsightTM Register for SHALE INSIGHTTM 2017 today! America’s energy security was forever changed nearly a decade ago, as domestic shale development positively shifted America’s energy outlook. As a Harvard Business School study concluded, responsible shale development is “perhaps the single largest opportunity to improve the trajectory of the U.S. economy.” This transformation – due in large part to the industry’s ongoing ingenuity and innovation across the Appalachian Basin – continues to deliver significant economic, environmental and national security benefits. As the nation’s leading industry forum, SHALE INSIGHTTM 2017 will return to Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center on September 27-28 bringing together influential industry executives, decision makers, environmental experts, and political officials. Past keynote speakers have included President Donald J. Trump, New York Times best-selling author, Alex Epstein, Gary R. Heminger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marathon Petroleum Corporation as well as Fox News Co-Host of the Five, Dana Perino and former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani. Continuing the tradition, SHALE INSIGHTTM 2017 will convene innovative thought leaders and provide participants a front row seat for the most important discussion on shale development, featuring some of the most prominent industry and government leaders. Attendees will network with the most influential industry executives and decision makers throughout the two days of technical and public affairs insight sessions, major keynote addresses, and dynamic exhibit hall featuring all the major shale players. With the Appalachian Basin positioned as the centerpiece of the domestic energy revolution, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) will once again partner for this year’s SHALE INSIGHTTM conference. Become a sponsor, host an exhibit, or register for the conference today by visiting and capitalize on this unique opportunity to gain unprecedented industry access. We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh. Register now to take advantage of the early rates!

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