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Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Winner’s Yearbook

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ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION

Recognized as a Top Workplace in Houston for three consecutive years, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Anadarko employs more than 5,100 men and women around the world who share a set of core values that includes integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus and open communication.

Anadarko is proud to support the first annual Oil & Gas Awards.

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Welcome to the commemorative yearbook for the 2012 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards

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he organizations in this journal were acknowledged by the Award’s judging panel to have excelled at their core business in 2012, whilst also focusing on the core values of Health & Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Corporate Social Responsibility. The Oil & Gas Awards recognize the outstanding achievements made within the Upstream and Midstream sectors of the Oil & Gas industry, acknowledging the producers, pipelines, service providers and suppliers that support them. The Awards are a platform for the industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility and health and safety. The Awards show the industry’s motivation to develop by recognizing and rewarding the efforts of corporations and individuals. The Oil & Gas industry is of the upmost importance to the U.S. national economy and instrumental to both national and energy security. In its areas of operation, the Oil & Gas industry also plays a key role for local communities and their economies. Through innovation, the industry has driven forward technological developments. Which have created a renaissance in the energy sector, enabling the U.S. to tap into one of the world’s largest natural gas reserves. In spite of its significance, the industry still has its critics and gets more than its fair share of negative press. The

Oil & Gas Awards aim to highlight the lengths the industry goes to in protecting the environment, the effort made to maintain the health and safety of employees and citizens, and to what it contributes to local communities. I would like to congratulate all the companies that were voted finalists by the judges, and to the winners - well done! Many thanks to the thought leading companies and individuals that participated in these inaugural awards and supported this new initiative. We especially appreciate the support of our judges, sponsors and partners, without whom the Oil & Gas Awards would not be possible. These inaugural 2012 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards have been a terrific success and we are very much looking forward to hosting the industry again next year. The 2013 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards will be held in Pittsburgh, PA in March 2014. Please visit www. oilandgasawards.com to find out how your company can participate. I hope that you enjoy reading this commemorative yearbook. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to share your thoughts and feedback. Best wishes,

Daniel P. Creasey Chairman, Oil & Gas Awards

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Contents Guest of Honor

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Judging panel

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Congratulations to the 2012 Rocky Mountain Winners

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Congratulations to the 2012 Gulf Coast Winners

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A-Z of finalists

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Corporate social responsibility initiative of the Year

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E&P company of the Year

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Drilling & Well services company of the Year

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Trucking company of the Year

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Environmental initiative of the Year

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Industry supplier of the Year

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Recruitment Agency of the Year

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Future Industry Leader

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Insurance provider of the Year

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Law Firm of the Year

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Transaction of the Year

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Manufacturer of the Year

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Health & Safety initiative of the Year

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Engineering company of the Year

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Construction Company of the Year

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Consultancy of the Year

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Midstream company of the Year

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Water management company of the Year

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Industry Leader

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13 Fueling the Future: Natural Gas as the Alternative Fuel of Choice

Winners pages

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Editorial

24 Should Oil Companies Go Green?

34 North American M&A could heat up with political certainty, technological know-how

43 Corporate Responsibility to Education


Guest of Honor Secretary Michael Krancer

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uest of Honor at the Northeast Oil & Gas Awards was Secretary Michael Krancer of the Department of Environmental Protection for Pennsylvania. Michael Krancer was first nominated to serve as a Judge on the EHB by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge in October 1999. In February 2003, Judge Krancer was named by Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell as Chief Judge and Chairman. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of Inn Dwelling, a non-profit faith-based initiative corporation associated with St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, whose mission is capacity-building among disadvantaged families in the Germantown and Northeast sections of Philadelphia. In January 2011 Michael was nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to be the Secretary of Environment Protection (DEP).

Some of the highlights from Sec. Krancer’s keynote address: “We have got a world class play here, we’ve got world class players and we certainly have world class expectations, and I think they are being met in terms of environmental stewardship and responsibility right here in Pennsylvania.” “We’ve awakened two refineries in Philadelphia that were dead, the other one is repurposed to be connected with what’s going on in this part of the state. We have gotten a potential major cracker facility in Beaver County by Shell.” Since the event: “The best all around and most fun event I’ve been to since I’ve been Secretary” - Secretary Michael Krancer, Department of Environmental Protection, PA.

To see the video of Sec. Krancer’s complete keynote address please visit www.oilandgasawards.com.

We have got a world class play here, we’ve got world class players and we certainly have world class expectations, and I think they are being met in terms of environmental stewardship and responsibility right here in Pennsylvania

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Judging panel

Duane Wassum

Stanley Brownell

Lisa Bromiley

President, National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation

SVP Commercial Operations, Millennium Pipeline

VP Business Development, Epsilon Energy

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Wassum is the President of National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation headquartered in Williamsville, NY. Mr. Wassum served in the US Army Reserves and is a graduate of Williamsport Area Community College and Gannon University with degrees in civil engineering and mechanical engineering. He started at National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE MKT: NFG) in 1980. Over his career, he has worked in engineering, natural gas acquisition, natural gas production, construction, marketing, power and heat generation in Europe, power generation in the US, landfill gas operations, timber and sawmill/dry kiln operations and is currently responsible for National Fuel’s midstream business. National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation designs, constructs, owns and operates processing, compression, interconnects, and pipelines including the Covington Gathering System and Trout Run Gathering System. Those systems are being expanded and several other gathering systems are under construction. National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation is also an owner of the Whitetail Processing Plant. Mr. Wassum is a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association and the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York.

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Brownell has over twenty-five years of experience in the natural gas industry, most recently as Head of Market Development and Trading for Harken Energy. At Harken Energy, he was responsible for market development of standard and renewable energy projects, hedging strategies and the creation of Harken Energy Management and Investments (Hemi), a wholly owned trading subsidiary. Prior to joining Harken Energy, Mr. Brownell held executive and managerial positions with energy companies participating in the upstream exploration, production, transportation and marketing of natural gas. Mr. Brownell holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Michigan Technological University, an M.B.A from the University of Houston, a Series 3 Commodity Trading License and a Certificate of Civil Mediation from the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

L isa Bromiley joined Epsilon in April

2012 as Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Bromiley has served as a director of Northern Oil and Gas, (NYSE MKT: NOG) since September 2007 and was appointed lead independent director in November 2010. Prior to joining Epsilon Ms. Bromiley provided executive financial and accounting consulting services for mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy reorganizations and raising capital with Maverick Engineering, Inc. and SolomonEdwards Group, LLC. Ms. Bromiley served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Platinum Energy Resources, Inc., a public independent oil and gas exploration company in 2008 and 2009. From 2004 to 2008 she was the Chief Financial Officer of Flotek Industries, Inc. (NYSE: FTK), a public oilfield service company. Prior to joining Flotek, Ms. Bromiley worked in the energy audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and worked for three Fortune 500 companies and served in various accounting, finance, SEC reporting and risk management positions. Ms. Bromiley is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Bromiley holds Bachelor of Business Administration. and Masters of Accountancy degrees from the University of Texas.


school, is Treasurer for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, is the Secretary for the Clarion River Valley Strikers Soccer Club and is on the board for the Clarion County YMCA. She formerly was a member of the Atena Customer Advisory Board, the S&T Bank Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Clarion Hospital, and the Clarion University Alumni Board. Milissa is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. She and her family live in Clarion, Pennsylvania.

Milissa Steiner Bauer

Gary E. Slagel

Executive Vice President, Kriebel Companies

Senior Advisor for Environment Affairs, CONSOL Energy

M ilissa Steiner Bauer became the Executive

Vice President in August 2008, and had been Vice President of Administration with Kriebel since 1990. She currently manages day-to-day relationships with Kriebel Wells’ partners and many of the day-to-day operations of the Kriebel companies. Her responsibilities include partner relations, financial and tax-related information and filings, marketing and delivering of natural gas to end users, and special projects. Active in child-advocacy organizations, she is a founding member and cochairperson of the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Pennsylvania, which raises almost $1 million annually to send needy children to attend private faith-based schools in Western Pennsylvania. In August of 2006, Milissa received a Papal Honor from Pope Benedict the XVI known as “The Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Gregory the Great”. This honor recognizes laypersons of distinguished character for their outstanding service for the well being and growth of the Church at the local levels. Milissa is one of the youngest individuals to receive this honor. Milissa is a member of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association. For each of the past 3 years, Milissa has walked in one of the 3-Day, 60 mile Susan G Komen Breast Cancer walks held in various cities across the US. Milissa has walked in Cleveland, Detroit and Boston. She plans to walk in Detroit in July 2011. To date Milissa has raised over $12,000 for the fight against breast cancer. Through Milissa’s fundraising efforts, she and her colleagues from Kriebel and other associates built a soccer field for the Clarion Youth at the Clarion County Park raising almost $50,000. Milissa is a member of the school board for Immaculate Conception

G ary Slagel is the Senior Advisor for

Les Smith VP Business Development, M3 Midstream

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Midstream is a private company focused on midstream infrastructure in onshore US basins. Mr. Smith has served in his current position since joining the company in 2007, has been heavily involved in the company’s Appalachia infrastructure projects in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays and currently is managing the Canonsburg, PA office. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Smith was based in Houston and involved in Haynesville shale and East Texas Cotton Valley projects. Prior to joining M3 Midstream, Mr. Smith served as a Development Manager for ConocoPhillips and held numerous engineering assignments at Burlington Resources. Mr. Smith began his career with Texas Oil and Gas in 1987 after receiving a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Environmental Affairs for CONSOL Energy, located in Canonsburg, PA. Mr. Slagel, an engineering graduate from the University of Dayton, spent a number of years working in CONSOL Energy’s Environmental Affairs group. Gary has also spent ten years in government affairs for CONSOL Energy and, more recently, the government affairs for the gas operations of both CNX Gas Corporation, and now Consol. He was recently asked to redirect his talents to addressing the specific environmental issues facing the shale gas industry for Consol Energy. He is Chairman and Executive Committee member of Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association; he is a former Board member of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and current Chairman of the Coalition’s Regulatory Committee. In addition, he’s currently on the Board and Executive Committee of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. He is also the past chairman of both the Pennsylvania and Virginia Coal Associations. He was appointed in 1990 by Governor Casey to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board, on which he still serves and was appointed in 2011 to serve on Governor Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.

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Corporate social responsibility initiative of the Year

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Chesapeake Energy Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S.

Near-term, Chesapeake plans to focus nearly 100 percent of its production growth on liquids, and the company has one of the best liquids growth stories in the industry.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations focus on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Through strong leadership, investment in technology and the industry’s best record of unconventional exploration success, Chesapeake has captured America’s largest natural gas and liquids resource base. Today the company is developing the “core of the core” in 10 leading plays. Chesapeake owns #1 or #2 positions in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippi Lime and Niobrara

unconventional liquids plays and in the Marcellus, Haynesville/ Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale plays. Near-term, Chesapeake plans to focus nearly 100 percent of its production growth on liquids, and the company has one of the best liquids growth stories in the industry. The company owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its affiliates Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C., is the largest U.S. 3D seismic owner and has the industry’s only proprietary Reservoir Technology Center.

Further information on these winning organizations, interviews and photos can be viewed at www.oilandgasawards.com

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E&P company of the Year

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WINNER

E&P COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is honored to be named the E&P Company of the Year by the 2013 Oil & Gas Awards. We thank the judges for selecting our company from such a distinguished list of companies. Each Cabot employee brings knowledge and passion for their career with them each day and they are the ones who have helped to make this company great. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is also extremely proud to be named a finalist of the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award. We take great pride in our environmental stewardship practices and are honored that the judges have selected us from amongst such a strong pool of applicants. We would also like to thank our contractors and subcontractors for working with us to ensure that Cabot continues to lead the field on environmental best practices.

Sponsored by:

TEEMCO is a registered professional engineering firm providing a onestop-shop for every environmental compliance need. The company’s six regional offices serve the industry coast-to-coast. Selected as the exclusive environmental-services provider to the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, TEEMCO’s expertise, products and services are recognized as the industry standard.

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Each Cabot employee brings knowledge and passion for their career with them each day and they are the ones who have helped to make this company great.

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Drilling & Well services company of the Year

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WINNER

DRILLING & WELL SERVICES COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

McCutcheon Enterprises At McCutcheon Enterprises, Inc. (MEI), our people make the difference. Our employees’ performance and dedication to exceeding customer expectations is what has landed us here today.

As the Oil & Gas opportunities grew over the last five years, MEI invested in the people and resources necessary to better serve the burgeoning oil & gas industry.

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MEI president Calvin McCutcheon’s business philosophy is simple: “If you have the right people, that yields top-quality performance, which spawns forward progress in a rapidly changing world. People, performance, progress, it’s the MEI way. This award is for all of our employees, who make us an industry leader, day in and day out. As the Oil & Gas opportunities grew over the last five years, MEI invested in the people and resources necessary to better serve the burgeoning oil & gas industry. In 2012, MEI saw an approximate 12% increase in its transportation revenue while simultaneously growing its fleet of vehicles and specialized equipment by 25%. When it comes to drilling & well services, we’re there all day every day, with solutions that not only look out for our clients’ best interest, but also protect

the environment. Case in point, when we provided a client, who was drilling on wetlands, with rolloff containers for under their shakers. The containers were too large, and the client wanted to dig into the wetlands to make them fit. MEI stopped this and provided an innovative solution consisting of MEI customized containers. With these combined efforts, we protected the environment & provided a cost-effective, complete waste management solution. MEI is unique among water management companies in that we have our own cutting-edge municipal and residual waste processing facility and can properly treat waters, drill cuttings, drilling muds, holding tank waste, shower wash waste, etc. at our own plant or provide mobile treatment solutions. MEI’s water management program is one of the greenest out there as all waters are able to be reused by the oil & gas industry.


Editorial

Fueling the Future: Natural Gas as the Alternative Fuel of Choice Norman Herrera, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Director of Market Development

With today’s gasoline and diesel prices, natural gas has an opportunity to complement – if not compete with – traditional transportation fuels. Significant progress has been made to encourage adoption, and the market is moving at a rapid pace. Natural gas as a transportation fuel practically sells itself – at half the cost of gasoline, lower emissions, and support for a domestic product – but many wonder if the fuel can be mainstream due to infrastructure and vehicle availability questions. Infrastructure Update Currently the U.S. has more than 1,000 natural gas filling stations and interest is growing among fueling retailers. According to the Convenience Store News 2012 Motor Fuels Study, just 1.7 percent of retailer respondents currently sell natural gas, but 21.9 percent plan to sell it in 2017. That’s a more than tenfold increase in five years. The majority of compressed natural gas (CNG) station growth is occurring in areas with natural gas exploration and production. My home state of Oklahoma has seen rapid station adoption in the last three years. Nearly 100 public stations are open or in the planning stages, and it is now possible to drive across the state on CNG. The fuel sells for as low as 99 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent thanks to retailers such as Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, OnCue and Hutch’s.

To accelerate the transition to natural gas, Chesapeake Energy Corporation subsidiary Peake Fuel Solutions and General Electic introduced CNG In A Box™. CNG In A Box is a plug-and-play system for retailers and fleet managers interested in easy access to CNG. The compact system connects to a utility natural gas line and incorporates all of the necessary equipment for offering CNG refueling. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) availability is also growing because of investments by leading truck stop operators such as Pilot Flying J and Travel Stops of America, working with market leaders such as Clean Energy Fuels. Clean Energy, with support from Chesapeake, pledged to open 150 fueling stations across more than 30 states along interstate highways. Named “America’s Natural Gas Highway,” this network of LNG

To accelerate the transition to natural gas, Chesapeake Energy Corporation subsidiary Peake Fuel Solutions and General Electic introduced CNG In A Box™ continued overleaf Oil & Gas Awards 2012

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Editorial: Fueling the Future: Natural Gas as the Alternative Fuel of Choice Continued from page 13

The Chrysler Group announced plans to produce factory manufactured heavy-duty bi-fuel trucks last year and General Motors continues to sell its bi-fuel pickup trucks and vans. stations will serve robust trucking corridors, as well as several major metropolitan areas. Additionally, last year Shell announced a partnership with TravelCenters of America to build and operate at least 200 natural gas fueling lanes for heavy-duty trucks along the interstate system. NGV Availability and Affordability While I am certainly an advocate for natural gas as a transportation fuel, I also recognize the investment necessary to convert vehicles and complete the other side of the equation. Fortunately, the natural gas vehicle market is at a major turning point. The “big three” automakers and Honda Motor Company have endorsed CNG, with fleet vehicles driving demand and increasing consumer options. The Chrysler Group announced plans to produce factory manufactured heavy-duty bi-fuel trucks last year and General Motors continues to sell its bi-fuel pickup trucks and vans. Meanwhile, Ford Motor Company has identified several Qualified Vehicle Modifiers that use Ford CNG engines for conversions of Ford vehicles to natural gas. On the passenger vehicle side, Honda continues to sell its dedicated natural gas Civic at more than 200 dealerships in 38 states. Green Car Journal ranked it the 2012 Green Car of the Year. Costs for natural gas vehicles will continue to decrease as adoption

and economies of scale increase, and equipment is manufactured at lower costs. Chesapeake and 3M’s partnership to develop a lower cost, higher performance portfolio of CNG fuel storage tanks is an example of market progress. Since the fuel tank is the most expensive single component of a natural gas vehicle, less expensive tanks – with more fuel storage capacity – will enable greater adoption across all sectors. 3M’s newly certified tanks deliver both. When talking economies of scale we must note the leadership of 22 governors in support of natural gas as a transportation fuel. Through an initiative led by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, the states issued a request for proposal (RFP) to automakers to produce lower-cost natural gas vehicles for use by state fleets. The RFP required that the vehicles be comparably priced to gasoline models and carry the same reliability and warranty standards. So far, the RFP results have been positive and appealing at even the county and municipal fleet levels. For example, Oklahoma’s natural gas vehicle purchase price dropped 10 to 20 percent, and the state has ordered more than 200 vehicles soon to be operating on Oklahoma roads. There has also been market movement on the heavy-duty side. Several engine manufacturers are marketing natural gas engines

for commercial transportation applications, and there is significant anticipation for the launch of Cummins Westport’s 12-liter engine later this year. The dual-fuel market continues to develop as well, with Peake Fuel Solutions launching Diesel Natural Gas (DNG) – an EPA-certified conversion kit that allows heavyduty trucks to run on a mixture of diesel and up to 70 percent CNG or LNG. If neither natural gas fuel is available, the trucks can switch to 100 percent diesel. What the Industry Can Do Just as the dairy farmer should drink his or her own milk, our industry must support both supply AND demand. We need to show support and strength for our product before we can expect others to consider it for their operations. One tangible step industry peers can take is to convert their fleets to run on natural gas. Not only does conversion offer economic and environmental benefits, but it can help propel infrastructure growth by guaranteeing fueling traffic. Chesapeake is currently converting its 4,000-plus fleet to natural gas. Once the conversion is complete, we expect to save more than $10 million annually on fuel costs alone. Now is the time for our industry to show leadership and create attractive business opportunities for those outside of oil and natural gas to further spur market growth and demand.

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Trucking company of the Year

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WINNER

TRUCKING COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Schneider National Schneider National, Inc., a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services, is one of only a handful of national carriers serving the fast-growing Energy Transportation Services business, supporting the movement of base materials to and from oil well sites across the U.S. The company’s 77 years of transportation know-how combined with expertise in specialty chemical bulk transport and supply chain management allowed Schneider to hit the ground running in this new segment. There’s no doubt Schneider’s commitment to safety and its proven expertise in transportation and logistics make it uniquely qualified to deliver the confidence oil producers need to be successful.

Schneider hauled its first energyrelated load in June of 2011 after making a significant investment in a fleet of specialty tractors and trailers (pneumatic bulk trailers and liquid tankers) needed to serve energy exploration sites. While most local and regional carriers serving the market are focusing on moving materials either into or out of well sites, Schneider provides both inbound and outbound services. The company excels at keeping well sites supplied with sand, cement and chemicals as well as moving condensate (natural gas) and crude oil to market. There’s no doubt Schneider’s commitment to safety and its proven expertise in transportation and logistics make

it uniquely qualified to deliver the confidence oil producers need to be successful. In fact, Schneider is the only liquid bulk carrier to be both ISO-9001 certified and recognized as a Responsible Care Partner by the American Chemical Council. Schneider’s Energy Transportation Services business has also grown quickly; in addition to handling both dry and liquid bulk shipments, the company also provides supply chain management services for a major energy producer. The current energy business in the U.S. is centered in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Ohio and North Dakota. Currently, Schneider National is serving customers in all of these markets.

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Environmental initiative of the Year

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WINNER

ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Anadarko employs more than 5,100 men and women around the world who share a set of core values that includes integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus and open communication. Anadarko is committed to producing natural gas in a manner that protects Pennsylvania’s natural resources, and is committed to the shared prosperity of the communities around us. Anadarko’s Marcellus asset team actively supports various area non-profit organizations focused on the safety and preservation of native species and the environment.

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In 2012, Forbes magazine listed Anadarko among the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, reflecting Anadarko’s commitment to its mission: To deliver a sustainable rate of return to shareholders by safely exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. With premier positions in some of North America’s most prolific, longlived resource basins, Anadarko is one of the most prominent producers in the onshore United States. The company is most active in the Rockies, Texas and Pennsylvania, where it is focused on developing oil and natural gas from shale formations, tight sands and fractured reservoirs. In Pennsylvania, Anadarko is a leader in the development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus

Shale. Anadarko is committed to producing natural gas in a manner that protects Pennsylvania’s natural resources, and is committed to the shared prosperity of the communities around us. Anadarko’s Marcellus asset team actively supports various area non-profit organizations focused on the safety and preservation of native species and the environment. The company’s culture places a priority on sustainability, transparency and environmental and safety excellence with a prevention-first mindset. This Oil and Gas Award is a testament to the company’s commitment by recognizing several of our programs and initiatives: Environmental and Ecological Awareness; Spill Prevention; Wildlife Awareness Training; and, Sustainability and Environmental Outreach.

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Total Equipment wins Northeast 2012 Industry Supplier of the Year Award Total Equipment Company was recognized as “Best in Class” for supplying materials and equipment to the Oil and Gas industry in the Northeast region.

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Total Equipment is a major supplier of pumps, compressors, blowers and mixers to Western Pennsylvania and the West Virginia marketplace. Parts, rentals, machining and maintenance are also provided with 24 hours emergency service. Contact us today to discuss your equipment, repair, installation or rental needs! Phone: 412-269-0999 Want to see more capabilities? www.totalequipment.com 18

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Industry supplier of the Year

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INDUSTRY SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Total Equipment Company Total Equipment Company was established in 1982 as an industrial pump and compressor supplier. Our heritage was based in the steel manufacturing industry. As the steel industry went through a stressful period, TEC developed a long range plan to diversify into other industries.

Total Equipment is the region’s largest service provider for pumps and compressors. Our large service department and in house machine shop equip us to respond quickly. In addition our technical services (laser alignment, balancing, field flow testing) lead the market in capabilities.

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That charted the course for TEC to investigate and respond to the energy and the municipal waste water treatment industries. What we learned we applied to the needs of the industrial waste water treatment industry. Both of these new industries prepared TEC for the next wave of opportunities: Natural gas. Our core competency of pumps and compressors is at the heart of the natural gas industry. This included stationary and diesel engine driven water pumps for the water supply to the drilling and completions operations. We even added a large rental fleet of Gorman Rupp diesel pumps. The flow back and produced water associated created new opportunities for the waste water treatment area of the gas industry. TEC has been successful in supplying equipment for these needs as well. When water treatment was passed over for

disposal into injection wells, TEC has the right product there as well. As the mid stream infrastructure is built, TEC has benefited as well. Gas processing facilities use many NGL pumps and instrument air compressors supplied by TEC. In order to become a supplier to these locations we had to learn new business requirements including getting on ISNet and establishing MSA’s (Master Service Agreements). TEC has been successful in packaging instrument air systems in new ways (on skids and in containers) to meet the industry needs. Total Equipment is the region’s largest service provider for pumps and compressors. Our large service department and in house machine shop equip us to respond quickly. In addition our technical services (laser alignment, balancing, field flow testing) lead the market in capabilities.

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Recruitment Agency of the Year

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RECRUITMENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Drill Baby Drill Staffing Drill Baby Drill Staffing (DBD) was established in October of 2010 as a result of natural gas industry managers expressing their need for hard working, qualified individuals from the area, and job seekers asking how they can apply to those organizations. Thus, DBD was formed to make that connection.

Drill Baby Drill Staffing is a search and placement agency dedicated to the natural gas and industry related companies. Our mission is: “Making America Energy Independent One Employee at a Time”.

Drill Baby Drill Staffing is a search and placement agency dedicated to the natural gas and industry related companies. Our mission is: “Making America Energy Independent One Employee at a Time”. DBD has built relationships with organizations throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions, and it is our goal to increase their applicant pool with qualified candidates. Many of the organizations have locations not only in PA, WV, OH and NY, but also in the Western United States that we are screening candidates for. Over the past two years we have assisted over 50 companies find qualified employees for their positions by advertising, prescreening résumés

and conducting interviews saving them time and allowing them to select the best of the best for their next position. Drill Baby Drill also offers temporary staffing, criminal background and motor vehicle verification and drug testing facilities throughout the region. DrillBabyJobs. com is a one-stop site where job seekers can learn about a variety of job opportunities in our industry. Staff of DBD own and operate three CNG powered vehicles. Driving these vehicles is another way we show local communities that Natural Gas is here to stay and it can help all of us in our daily lives.

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Future Industry Leader

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FUTURE INDUSTRY LEADER Rocky Mountain

Chad Gorman GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation would like to congratulate Chad Gorman on being named the Future Industry Leader by The Northeast Oil & Gas Awards. This is an honor that Mr. Gorman is absolutely worthy of given his dedication to his career, his company, his employees and to the industry.

He is consistently recognized by his peers for his outstanding leadership skills which have served him well during his career path from graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering to his appointment as CEO of GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation in late 2012.

He is consistently recognized by his peers for his outstanding leadership skills which have served him well during his career path from graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering to his appointment as CEO of GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation in late 2012. Mr. Gorman has never been the type of individual to simply settle into a position. Instead,

he continually pushes himself to accept growing responsibility in his career while still focusing on personal growth, such as his recent decision to learn a new foreign language. It is this constant pursuit of improvement that distinguishes him from his peers in the industry and marks him for excellence. We know that Mr. Gorman will continue to accomplish great things during his ever-evolving career and are confident that he will continue to be a leader in the oil and natural gas industry.

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Editorial

Should Oil Companies Go Green? By Greg Lorson, CEO, TEEMCO

“So we have a choice to make. We can remain one of the world’s leading importers of foreign oil, or we can make the investments that would allow us to become the world’s leading exporter of renewable energy. We can let climate change continue to go unchecked, or we can help stop it. We can let the jobs of tomorrow be created abroad, or we can create those jobs right here in America and lay the foundation for lasting prosperity.” - President Obama, 2010

The administration’s (and ergo the EPA’s) attitude towards the oil industry seems to be thinly veiled contempt. The president’s pledge to make our country hydrocarbonfree is driven by environmental concerns. Hydrocarbons are a hazardous substance however the technology doesn’t exist to accomplish the president’s goal. In the meantime the oil industry must contend with increasingly difficult environmental regulations. We may never be hydrocarbon free, but with effort, we may become pollution free… which is really the point after all. American oil companies have led the world’s energy industry. With the right mindset, these same oil companies can lead the world to a pollution-free energy industry. Some of this nation’s greatest scientists, business minds, and innovators are found

at oil companies. Today’s political and regulatory threats viewed with a positive mindset, present a challenge for the industry to; instead of facing destruction-byregulation, find opportunity and future growth. The “green” movement is a wave that’s been building for thirty years in this country. With the election of the Obama administration, it’s become a tsunami. Is this good or bad? Either way it’s a challenge. U.S. Energy Consumption and Pollution We’ve all heard that the United States represents 4% of the world’s population and consumes 25% of the world’s energy. The popular press portrays the United States as a polluting giant with a small percentage of the world’s population hogging the biggest share of the world’s energy. They

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The United States was ranked 23rd greenest out of 141 countries studied. Again the U.S. far outranked all its industrial peers except Germany (ranked 21st).

would have us believe at the heart of this are oil companies and their “obscene” profits. Do you sometimes begin to feel guilty? Before you renew your Prozac prescription, consider the following: According to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the United States is the third largest population (behind China and India) occupying the fourth largest country (by land mass) in the World. World Bank records show the United States easily has the largest economy with a gross domestic product over $14 trillion, dwarfing our nearest rival Japan’s $5 trillion. We export much of what we produce to benefit the rest of the world. Some environmental pundits and some of our leaders believe 4% of the world’s population consuming 25% of the world’s energy is a point of shame. This writer believes it should be a point of pride. It takes a lot of energy to provide power to the world’s third largest population occupying a giant land mass; a population that’s working hard to produce goods for the entire world. Many countries actually consume far more energy than the U.S. on a per-capita basis. The United States isn’t even ranked in the top ten. The World Resources Institute says Canada, Iceland, and Norway use more energy per-capita than the

U.S. It’s not just cold countries with high heating bills either. Trinidad, The Virgin Islands, Kuwait, and Qatar all consume more energy per capita than the U.S. and this is just a partial listing. None of these countries produce even a fraction of the goods that the United States produces for the benefit of the other 96% of the world’s population. Do we pollute? Yes. Are we the worst? Nowhere near. Yale University developed what’s called the Environmental Performance Index (EPI). The EPI uses a proximity-to-target methodology, which quantitatively tracks national performance on a core set of environmental policy goals. It identifies specific targets and measures the distance between the target and current national achievement. The EPI provides both an empirical foundation for policy analysis and a context for evaluating performance. The EPI attempts to balance the “humans first” thinking versus the “nature first” thinking so as to rank countries by their respective environmental health and ecosystem vitality. During the Bush administration, of 149 ranked countries in 2008, the United States was ranked 39th best. Far ahead of its industrial peers with the exception of Germany which was only slightly ahead. Under Obama in 2010, the U.S. fell to 61st but still outperformed its peers, again with

the exception of Germany. The United Nations in conjunction with Yale University, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University, and the World Economic Forum developed a scoring system called the Human Development Indicators (HDI) which ranked the world’s greenest nations in 2008. The United States was ranked 23rd greenest out of 141 countries studied. Again the U.S. far outranked all its industrial peers except Germany (ranked 21st). The Energy Information Administration of the US Department of Energy has yet another scoring device. This score compares air pollution to the size of the economy. It measures a nation’s carbon footprint in terms relative to its gross domestic product. Known as World Carbon Intensity, the United State’s carbon intensity for its economy was higher (ranked worse) than Japan’s and Germany’s. However the U.S. was still in the best 30% worldwide. Pollution is a world problem. Given our economic productivity and favorable carbon footprint; the United States is more part of the solution than most of the other 96% of the world.

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Environmental Regulations The solution is sound environmental policies and best management practices adopted by oil companies. U.S. Vice Admiral James Stockdale, Navy Pilot and POW during Vietnam went on to serve (among many achievements) as president of the Naval War College. He said: “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” The reality is, some oil companies have polluted triggering multiple actsof-congress and regulators to control the industry as a whole. The likelihood of these regulations ever abating is extremely low. The Future Growing up in the oil industry (my father was an engineer for Phillips for over thirty-years, my grandfather and great grandfather were independent producers), I appreciate the notion of legacy. I hope to leave a legacy for my children in the form of a greenenergy oil company. We all have that opportunity. Rather than fighting regulation, we can embrace change.

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Some oil companies have started to do so. Many leading companies have won awards from the EPA for their achievements in protecting the environment. Marathon, Chesapeake, Occidental, and ConocoPhillips are just a few of the dozens of companies recognized by the EPA.

Currently CEO of TEEMCO, the largest (by market share) professional environmentalengineering firm for the oil & gas industry. Lorson is a fourthgeneration oilman with thirty years in oil & gas, real estate and investment banking. Previously the CEO of a national company; he’s also been a member of corporate & charitable boards. Appointed by governors from six states to advise on environment, taxes, energy, and economic development; Lorson has served on various state & federal commissions. Professional environmental certifications include: •

C.E.S. Certified Environmental Specialist

C.E.S.C.O. Certified Environmental & Safety Compliance Officer

R.E.M. Registered Environmental Manager

Our industry is being challenged to accept its role in protecting the environment. It’s a challenge we can meet.

C.E.A. Certified Environmental Auditor

Emergency Response Manager FEMA Certified

As American oil companies have led the worlds’ energy industry, we are perhaps the best suited to find a lasting solution to world’s energy and pollution dilemma. The American oil industry has the human, financial, and technological resources to lead our nation and the world in eliminating pollution.

National Registry of Environmental Professionals

Licensed Water Treatment Operator

The energy industry is the oil company’s rightful legacy. It’s in the oil industry’s enlightened self-interest to claim the green movement. As Admiral Stockdale said, we should “confront the most brutal facts” of our current reality. The future is ours to claim; using oil as our foundation to build legacy green-energy companies for ourselves and future generations.

Mr. Lorson was appointed as a delegate to the United Nation’s Conference on International Oil Development and is a published business author. His undergraduate study was in finance at the University of Oklahoma, graduate studies in business & anthropology at Harvard, and holds a postgraduate certificate in Business Administration from Edinburgh Graduate Business School. He is a member of numerous professional associations and serves on committees for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, the API, and the ASTM.


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INSURANCE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Aon Corporation Global risk is increasing and becoming ever more complex, particularly within the energy sector. From upstream to downstream operations, the industry faces increased risk from a long list of sources including more remote exploration, deeper wells and water, greater civil liability, regulatory and political risks. These risks are amplified as companies face higher capital expenditures to complete new projects while dealing with the volatility in the commodity and financial markets. Aon Risk Solutions Energy has the expertise to develop insurance and risk management programs to help you understand, quantify, and mitigate your risk.

Recent losses in the sector have highlighted the need for effective insurance and risk management programs. The last thing that an organization needs in the middle of a crisis is to find out that the insurance they were relying upon is anything other than completely effective. Aon Risk Solutions Energy has the expertise to develop insurance and risk management programs to help you understand, quantify, and mitigate your risk.

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Our exclusive focus on the energy industry enables us to have dedicated professionals that look after clients in a variety of energy sectors including Upstream, Major integrated and national oil and gas companies, Midstream, Contractors, Downstream and Mining.

Obtaining the broadest coverage at the most competitive rates in a niche market requires the skills of a firm that is active in the energy market every day. The vast amount of business we place in the energy market enables us to establish broader policy terms and conditions and competitive pricing for our clients. Energy claims are complex and our clients benefit from the knowledge and experience of our dedicated claims team. In the event of a claim we work on your behalf with the insurance markets and the legal sector to facilitate a prompt and satisfactory resolution.


Law firm of the Year

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LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

K&L Gates LLP K&L Gates’ oil and gas team includes lawyers located across our global office network representing clients with operations in virtually all of the major oil and natural gas-producing regions around the world.

Our oil and gas practice is built on a sophisticated and detailed understanding of the legal aspects of exploring for, producing, transporting, storing, marketing, and processing natural gas, coal bed methane, and oil.

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The Marcellus Shale, currently the hottest natural gas play in North America, could contain more than 500 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. The opportunities associated with developing a shale play of that magnitude are abundant. Along with these opportunities are numerous concerns such as the technical challenges of drilling, environmental regulation, legal issues such as surface and land use rights, the legislative landscape, and financing alternatives. We have represented clients in the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York for decades. Our oil and gas practice is built on a sophisticated and detailed understanding of the legal aspects of exploring for, producing, transporting, storing, marketing, and processing natural gas, coal bed methane, and oil.

K&L Gates’ oil and gas team includes lawyers licensed to practice in the active areas of the Appalachian region, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and New York. Several of our partners have extensive prior experience in serving with governmental agencies, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP), the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC), Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC), Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These lawyers also have long-standing relationships with many public officials, including governors, senators, and congressmen, and include former members of the Pennsylvania cabinet in legislative affairs.

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Transaction of the Year

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TRANSACTION OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Williams With more than 100 years of experience, Williams is one of the premier energy infrastructure companies focused on connecting North America’s significant hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and olefins. We primarily operate interstate natural gas pipelines and offer midstream services, which include natural gas gathering, treating, and processing; deepwater production handling and oil transportation; and NGL fractionation, storage and transportation. Williams’ operations span from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian oil sands.

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Williams operates under a range of core values & beliefs. Integrity must not be compromised; honest relationships and trust are essential for long-term business success. We deal fairly in all our business relations. We are fully committed to the health and safety of our workforce and on the protection of our neighbors, the environment and our assets. We exist to help our external customers achieve their business objectives. To succeed, we must understand our customers’ businesses and dependably deliver what they value most. To achieve this we understand that people are the Company’s most valuable resource. We possess immense powers of innovation, imagination, skill – and a desire to accomplish something of significance. Working as a team allows all of us to realize our full potential. We

recognize and enthusiastically accept our responsibility to the communities we serve, through acting as a good neighbor and through involvement and support for community activities. We maintain a corporate culture that values originality, invention and creativity, and that nurtures these qualities through openness and reverence for the entrepreneurial spirit. The Company’s willingness to take risks in deploying new technology and investing in large capital projects is central to our culture and our success. We continuously collaborate with our customers and within our teams to discover and apply safer, better, faster and more cost-efficient ways to provide the services our customers value.

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North American M&A could heat up with political certainty, technological know-how

Energy M&A should heat up this year as concerns over potential regulatory and tax changes for the exploration and production industry begin to calm, according to industry sources interviewed by mergermarket. Companies that had previously jockeyed for raw acreage are working through drilling inventories and ramping their production, which could create a new set of opportunities. Most buyers, no longer hunting the next big unexplored play, can focus on production and reserve metrics as well as export possibilities. As a result of the end of the “land grab” phase, asset sales, portfolio shuffling, and joint ventures will dominate M&A in upstream exploration and production. Companies from China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and other Asian countries will continue to ink deals in North America to gain technology and lock up gas supplies, said John Harris, a partner with SNR Denton’s energy practice. In addition to foreign companies, majors and some larger independents are sitting on piles of cash and “have the ability to wait for the right deal,” said Harris. Still, one industry banker noted that stable commodity prices and seller willingness are required

to get deals done, cash hoards notwithstanding. The focus on oil shales will continue as long as gas prices stay low, industry sources agreed. New entrants will have to acquire their way into the Bakken, Utica and California’s Monterey shale, as much of the acreage has been leased. Other up-and-coming shale oil plays that could have a pivotal year in 2013 include the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Woodbine and Mississippi Lime, according to mergermarket reports. Horizontal drilling techniques are also being applied to tried and true conventional plays such as the Permian. The corporate M&A market has been tentative. According to previous reports by mergermarket, some oil and gas companies ran formal sale processes in 2012, others had private discussions, and numerous others were viewed by outsiders as tempting targets. Commodity prices have remained relatively stable for a while, and if companies foresee continued stability, there could be a spate of corporate M&A deals

Companies from China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea and other Asian countries will continue to ink deals in North America to gain technology and lock up gas supplies, said John Harris, a partner with SNR Denton’s energy practice.

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The Northeast showed strong deal flow throughout 2012 with USD 11.6bn in M&A deals, according to mergermarket data. Though value was down from USD 26.5bn in 2010 and USD 17.4bn in 2011, there were 37 deals last year, showing strong promise for deal volume in the upcoming year.

in the latter half of 2013, said one industry banker. The targets will be smaller to mid-sized independents sitting on good resources, said the banker. Nevertheless, it is hard to predict when buyer and seller price expectations may meet, he cautioned. Energy Services Dormant A mismatch in price expectations has also plagued the energy services subsector. Rig counts have been declining as companies shift away from drilling uneconomic gas acreage, and buyers are wary of paying high multiples. At the same time, most service companies are not stressed, so they see no need to sell at low multiples. Public company buyers are “out there and looking for deals,” said an industry executive, but depressed stock multiples hold down potential

deal valuations. Well-funded private companies may have the edge in acquisition situations, as they have the advantage of being able to pursue growth opportunities that are not immediately accretive, said the executive. Midstream and Downstream The need for infrastructure will continue to drive midstream growth, said Mark Warner, managing director of Natural Resources Investments for the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), which he said aims to “put more money to work” in the midstream arena. M&A should continue to be strong as the sector’s perennial buyers, master limited partnerships (MLPs), are even more attractive to investors hungry for yield, and regulatory risk appears to be

reduced, said an industry banker. Public offerings by MLPs are expected to remain strong in 2013 with nearly a dozen S-1s on file with the SEC. Hot areas for midstream M&A will be gathering and processing systems in mature shale plays, such as the Eagle Ford, Marcellus and the Bakken, while greenfield investment will dominate in new plays such as Utica, Avalon/Bone Springs, Mississippi Lime, Niobrara, and Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Crude-by-rail projects also have emerged as a strong niche that should lead to deal activity. US refining is “particularly interesting” to Apollo Management, said Sam Oh, partner, as the abundance of light, sweet crude from US shale plays has dramatically improved refining margins, he said.

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All Eyes on LNG Plans for liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities are sprouting across the country, spurred by higher Asian gas prices and the abundance of North American gas. While LNG can expect “massive growth globally,” according to Philip Weems, co-head of King & Spalding’s global energy practice, regulatory issues may delay US projects. Ownership among existing projects could consolidate as some weaker projects change hands, noted John Paisie, CEO of JEA Consulting Group, as minority owners include upstream oil and gas companies, midstream operators, utility companies and international players. It’s not clear yet for whom LNG will be a core business, said Paisie. Northeast Region The Northeast showed strong deal flow throughout 2012 with USD 11.6bn in M&A deals, according to mergermarket data. Though value was down from USD 26.5bn in 2010 and USD 17.4bn in 2011, there were

37 deals last year, showing strong promise for deal volume in the upcoming year.

was relatively evenly split between oil and gas, making this an even bet on each commodity.

The largest deal in the Northeast in 2012 was Energy Transfer Partners’ USD 5.4bn acquisition of Sunoco, which could be a signal of a coming wave of MLP consolidation. MLPs are flush with capital and have seen strong impetus to do deals.

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Rockies Region In the Rockies, dealmaking remained strong with the same number of M&A deals in 2011 and 2012 – 41 deals each year – but more than twice the deal value in 2012. The industry saw USD 16.1bn in deals last year versus USD 7.6bn the previous year, likely driven by the Bakken. More Bakken M&A lies ahead, according to mergermarket reports. Apache’s USD 3.1bn buy of Cordillera Energy Partners, a company operating in the Granite Wash, Tonkawa, Cleveland and Marmaton areas of western Oklahoma and Texas. The Denverbased company’s production mix

With Texas and Louisiana, the Gulf Coast has always been a hotbed of M&A activity. There were 153 deals in the region in 2012, according to mergermarket data, up from 113 the previous year. Though volume was slightly down, with USD 108bn over USD 122bn the previous year, the industry made up in quantity what it lacked in deal value. The largest deal in the Gulf Coast region was the breakup of ConocoPhillips into an upstreamfocused company and a mid- and downstream-focused company, a USD 20.79bn deal announced last April. Splits are all the rage among smaller and mid-sized integrated companies, with quite a few more potentially coming up in the near or medium term, according to mergermarket reports.

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Manufacturer of the Year

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MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Forum Energy Technologies Forum Production Equipment boasts two Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities, located in Clearfield, PA and Smithton, PA and a Technical Service department also in Clearfield, PA. The Clearfield Facility is ASME U and R Stamp certified and conveniently located off of exit 120 of Interstate I-80.

In addition to the manufacturing processes, Forum provides complete documentation on each product manufactured including drawings, test results, material traceability reports, Quality Control Plans, and vendor information so that our customers are able to maintain their database of installed equipment details.

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Our Clearfield facility production includes the manufacture and assembly of Gas Production Units, Dehydration Skids, Line Heaters, Coalescing Filters, Vapor Recovery Towers, Sand Separators, Heater Treaters, Slug Catchers, Fuel Gas Scrubbers, Blowback Separators, Piping Spools, and Pressure Vessels. Forum provides new custom fabricated ASME certified pressure vessels and designs and can also provide ASME vessel repairs. Besides offering new equipment manufacture, the Clearfield Facility also provides revamp and repair services for pressure vessel equipment and skidded packages. Forum’s Clearfield facility consists of a fully-enclosed 95,000 square foot lean-manufacturing plant

and has ample storage for raw materials, finished goods and back up equipment for customer needs within 19 acres of property. This facility also features a 6,000 square foot climate controlled blasting, painting and hydrotesting. The facility hosts complete stress relieving, shotblasting and painting, insulation installation, instrumentation installation, and electrical capabilities. In addition to the manufacturing processes, Forum provides complete documentation on each product manufactured including drawings, test results, material traceability reports, Quality Control Plans, and vendor information so that our customers are able to maintain their database of installed equipment details


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HEALTH & SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Anadarko employs more than 5,100 men and women around the world who share a set of core values that includes integrity and trust, servant leadership, commercial focus and open communication.

Anadarko is one of the most prominent producers in the onshore United States. The company is most active in the Rockies, Texas and Pennsylvania, where it is focused on developing oil and natural gas from shale formations, tight sands and fractured reservoirs.

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In 2012, Forbes magazine listed Anadarko among the World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, reflecting Anadarko’s commitment to its mission: To deliver a sustainable rate of return to shareholders by safely exploring for, acquiring and developing oil and natural gas resources vital to the world’s health and welfare. With premier positions in some of North America’s most prolific, longlived resource basins, Anadarko is one of the most prominent producers in the onshore United States. The company is most active in the Rockies, Texas and Pennsylvania, where it is focused on developing oil and natural gas from shale formations, tight sands and fractured reservoirs. In Pennsylvania, Anadarko is a leader in the development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

Anadarko is committed to producing natural gas in a manner that protects Pennsylvania’s natural resources, and is committed to the shared prosperity of the communities around us. The company’s culture places a priority on sustainability, transparency and environmental and safety excellence with a preventionfirst mindset. As such, Anadarko continuously implements, evaluates and refines each internal and external safety program to prudently manage and enhance its operations. This Oil and Gas Award is a testament to the company’s commitment by recognizing several of our safety programs and initiatives: Improved logistics through transportation management; reduced truck traffic through pipelines for freshwater transport; and, innovative facilities through pad grounding and hydrocarbon-tank blanketing in temporary operations.

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ENGINEERING COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Thrasher Engineering Building on 30 years of technical expertise in civil engineering and proven project management methods, Thrasher Engineering, Incorporated has applied their skills in water, wastewater, storm water and site development engineering to become a leader in providing engineering services to energy corporations within the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions of the United States.

By providing a full range of quality professional engineering, surveying, architectural, environmental and related field services, Thrasher has positioned itself as a primary firm in infrastructure and in the energy sector.

Thrasher was founded in 1983 in Clarksburg, West Virginia by H. Wood Thrasher and his father, Henry Thrasher with a focus on providing engineering design for public utilities. Since that time, the firm has grown to a multi-state leading engineering and architectural concern with seven offices located throughout West Virginia, and in Maryland, Ohio and Virginia. Nearly 300 employees offer multidisciplined capabilities, covering all of the professional services needed to deliver successful projects to both public and private clientele. By providing a full range of quality

professional engineering, surveying, architectural, environmental and related field services, Thrasher has positioned itself as a primary firm in infrastructure and in the energy sector. Thrasher is involved in all aspects of developing infrastructure for the oil and gas industry. Civil engineering design and permitting services for water resources, well pads, impoundments, and compressor sites as well as survey services for midstream transmission are areas of expertise in which Thrasher has met the needs of the oil and gas industry.

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Corporate Responsibility to Education The Children’s Scholarship Fund of PA (“CSF of PA”) has been working with many independent oil and gas producers to further education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The co-founders of CSF of PA are Milissa Bauer, Executive VP of the Kriebel Companies and her colleague Al Lander, partner of the Greco & Lander Law Firm. Both founded the scholarship organization in 1998 and in 2001 amended the charter to conform to the Pennsylvania guidelines for the newly passed Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC)program. In 2001, Governor Tom Ridge passed the first of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (“EITC” programs under Act 4 of 2001 for grades K-12. The purpose of the EITC program is to encourage local businesses to invest in education in the communities in which they serve. In 2003 the EITC program was extended to include a PK program and in 2012 the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (EITC 2.0) program was passed to help families living in PA’s low achieving school districts. Businesses subject to the following taxes: Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax or Mutual Thrift Institutions are eligible to participate in EITC programs by applying to the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) for tax credits. A business that pays a tax under Article XVI of the Act of May 17, 1921 known as the Insurance Company

Law of 1921 that include pass through entities are also eligible. The application process is simple, apply online to the DCED, and wait for an approval letter from their office, submit a check for tax liability to a qualified scholarship organization, receive a receipt then forward a copy to the DCED to receive your tax credits. If there are any questions, call the CSF of PA and they will walk anyone through the process. The EITC programs are a Win-Win for all involved. The programs satisfy the businesses tax liability, keeps the tax dollars in the community and makes a difference in the lives of local children. The CSF of PA has been entrusted with nearly $10 million from businesses during the past 12 years. Of the $10 million, over 93.4% has been redistributed in the form of scholarships to families of need to choose a school that best fits their child’s educational needs. Businesses want to invest

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The EITC programs are a Win-Win for all involved. The programs satisfy the businesses tax liability, keeps the tax dollars in the community and makes a difference in the lives of local children.

in their communities and invest in the education of the children in Pennsylvania. Being able to redirect their tax dollars back into the community builds good relationships and also allows businesses to have some control over how their tax dollars are being spent. Businesses participating in the EITC program recognize what distinguishes one business from another is the quality of the workers they employ; by “Investing in today’s students they are investing in tomorrow’s workforce and the future of our communities.” The companies in the Oil and Gas Industry have contributed over $5.4 million to CSF of PA utilizing Pennsylvania’s EITC programs. Those companies are American Refining Group, EQT Corporation, EQT Production Company, Francis J. Palo, Inc., Frank Roberts & Sons, Inc., Howard Drilling Inc., Mideast Oil Company, Penneco Oil Company, Pennsylvania General Energy, Rosebud Mining Company, Snyder Associated Companies, The Kriebel Companies, T.J. Smith Mining, Turm Oil Inc., and Tunnelton Liquids Company. The CSF of PA thanks these companies for their support of education. If you would like to learn more about the EITC programs and The Children’s Scholarship Fund of PA please visit our website at www.csfofpa.org or call our office at (814)226-9723.

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Construction Company of the Year

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WINNER

TERMINAL OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

West Penn Energy Services, LLC West Penn Energy Services, LLC (WPES) and its affiliates have been providing energy services to the oil and gas industry in the Appalachian Basin for over twenty years. WPES offers a wide range of services including pipeline construction, compressor installation and facilities construction, welding/fabrication, frac tank rentals, roustabout, and rig moving/heavy hauling. As an industry leader, WPES recognizes its duty and responsibility to protecting the health and safety of its employees, customers, contractors and communities in which we work.

With an eye on the future, WPES owner Michael J. Zentz recognized the great potential of oil and gas exploration in the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Zentz, an oil and gas industry veteran realized the potential of shale gas in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia could very well turn out to be a field of dreams for the region, and a supplier of natural gas to the nation for decades to come. Because of his vision, WPES positioned itself to become one of the leading providers of oilfield services to the basin. As an industry leader, WPES recognizes its duty and responsibility to protecting the health and safety

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of its employees, customers, contractors and communities in which we work. To that end, WPES maintains a comprehensive and industry specific Safety and Health Program. WPES is also deeply committed to protecting the environment while assisting its customers explore for shale gas. With the dedication of senior management and the support of all WPES employees, the company seeks to achieve an incident and injury free work environment. West Penn Energy Services, LLC is an oilfield services company with its roots in the past and its sights on the future.


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consultancy of the Year

WINNER

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR Northeast

Arm Group Inc. ARM Group Inc. (ARM) is an earth resource engineering and consulting firm that was established in 1998 to provide superior environmental and engineering consulting services to both public and private sector clients. ARM employs engineers and scientists, most with advanced degrees, in the fields of geology; hydrogeology; civil, geotechnical, electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering; geochemistry; aquatic biology and ecology; soil science; and geophysics. Since ARM’s inception, it has made the Central Penn Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Companies each of the four years that it entered. ARM was selected as a “Best Place to Work” in 2012, ranking as the top engineering firm, and 11th overall out of the Top 100 for the Best Places to Work in PA!

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Our senior staff consists of highly regarded professionals who have gained experience at larger firms but have chosen to pursue careers of technical excellence and dedicated client service at ARM. Since ARM’s inception, it has made the Central Penn Business Journal 50 Fastest Growing Companies each of the four years that it entered. ARM was selected as a “Best Place to Work” in 2012, ranking as the top engineering firm, and 11th overall out of the Top 100 for the Best Places to Work in PA! With offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland, ARM is growing and dedicated to serving its oil & gas clients. ARM has provided services to public and private Upstream and Downstream companies since the very beginning of the Appalachian Shale play. This team of experienced professionals is focused on meeting the growing needs of the natural gas and pipeline industries. ARM has

extensive engineering and consulting experience relative to shale play development, and has designed numerous well pads, impoundments, intakes, pipelines, compressor stations, and tap sites. ARM’s services for Upstream and Midstream companies include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pipelines, Meter and Tap Sites Surveying Treatment Facilities Compressor Stations Environmental Permitting Well Pads and Impoundments Construction Quality Assurance Erosion Control Inspections Environmental/Compliance Geotechnical/Civil Engineering GIS Services Natural Resources Surface & Borehole Geophysics Water Resources Waste Management Water Sourcing and Intakes Air Quality

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Midstream company of the Year

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WINNER

MIDSTREAM COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

Williams With more than 100 years of experience, Williams is one of the premier energy infrastructure companies focused on connecting North America’s significant hydrocarbon resource plays to growing markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and olefins. We primarily operate interstate natural gas pipelines and offer midstream services, which include natural gas gathering, treating, and processing; deepwater production handling and oil transportation; and NGL fractionation, storage and transportation. Williams’ operations span from the deepwater Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian oil sands. The Company’s willingness to take risks in deploying new technology and investing in large capital projects is central to our culture and our success.

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Williams operates under a range of core values & beliefs. Integrity must not be compromised; honest relationships and trust are essential for long-term business success. We deal fairly in all our business relations. We are fully committed to the health and safety of our workforce and on the protection of our neighbors, the environment and our assets. We exist to help our external customers achieve their business objectives. To succeed, we must understand our customers’ businesses and dependably deliver what they value most. To achieve this we understand that people are the Company’s most valuable resource. We possess immense powers of innovation, imagination, skill – and a desire to accomplish something of significance. Working as a team allows all of

us to realize our full potential. We recognize and enthusiastically accept our responsibility to the communities we serve, through acting as a good neighbor and through involvement and support for community activities. We maintain a corporate culture that values originality, invention and creativity, and that nurtures these qualities through openness and reverence for the entrepreneurial spirit. The Company’s willingness to take risks in deploying new technology and investing in large capital projects is central to our culture and our success. We continuously collaborate with our customers and within our teams to discover and apply safer, better, faster and more cost-efficient ways to provide the services our customers value.


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Water management company of the Year

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WINNER

WATER MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF THE YEAR Rocky Mountain

TETRA Technologies, Inc. TETRA Technologies, Inc. is a geographically diversified oil and gas services company that provides niche products and services focused on well completion and on late-life production enhancement and decommissioning. In addition, it is the world’s largest, vertically integrated producer, marketer, and distributor of calcium chloride, which it supplies as feedstocks—along with its brominated products—for its completion fluids business as well as for applications in a variety of other markets.

TETRA is dedicated to serving its strong and diverse customer base, which includes most of the major multinational exploration and production companies, many of the large and midsized independents and a number of smaller producers.

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TETRA holds premier market positions in several niche oil and gas service market categories, including: completion fluids, well abandonment and decommissioning, production testing, and compression based production enhancement. TETRA is dedicated to serving its strong and diverse customer base, which includes most of the major multinational exploration and production companies, many of the large and midsized independents and a number of smaller producers. TETRA prides itself on having a proactive, rigorous and responsible health, safety and environmental (HSE) program. We are firmly committed to ensuring a safe, productive and incident free working environment for our

employees worldwide. We believe in investing in our personnel through extensive training and education programs, following protective safety equipment requirements, and well established HSE practices. Safety and environmental audits are regularly performed company wide to track performance and ensure continuous improvement. TETRA aggressively pursues operational and environmental enhancements, while cultivating a corporate wide HSE mindset that encourages constant attention to safety and focuses on education, prevention, and continuous improvement. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, TETRA is a global company with employees and operations on six continents.

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Industry Leader

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WINNER

INDUSTRY LEADER Rocky Mountain

Tom Lopus Tom was responsible for managing all of J-W Energy Company’s (J-W) Appalachian oil and gas operations. J-W is an Energy Development and Energy Services company that specializes in natural gas compression, gathering, exploration and production, well servicing and gas measurement. Since moving back to his home state of PA in 2002, in addition to J-W, Tom has served as Sr. Vice President – Operations for both Linn Energy and Equitable Resources, Inc. Tom was a founding Board Member and recently served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. He is a current member and past Chairman of the Penn State University Industry Advisory Board for Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering.

After obtaining his BS degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State, he began his career in 1980 working for Tenneco, where he held various engineering positions. In 1988, he joined FINA and served as drilling and production manager in Oklahoma City, OK, and Midland, TX. In 1993, Tom became General Manager of the Central Division in Houston, TX, and later became the General Manager for all of FINA’s US Operations. Tom was a founding Board Member and recently served two terms on the Executive Committee of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. He is a current member and past Chairman

of the Penn State University Industry Advisory Board for Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. He has also served on the University of Texas Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board. In addition to his BS degree in PNGE from Penn State, he also holds certificates in Executive Management from programs at Southern Methodist University and the University of Chicago. After the completion of a six year formation program, Tom was recently ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church and serves at Sts. John and Paul Parish in the Franklin Park / Marshall Township area in Northern Allegheny County.

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A-Z of finalists

AbTech Industries, Inc.

Babst Calland

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

AbTech Industries Inc., an environmental technologies and engineering firm, provides innovative water treatment solutions. AbTech’s Solutions for Oil & Gas enable your water treatment and recycling goals with treatment approaches for oil recovery, de-oiling, VOC air stripping, and includes the SmartSponge®-based Contactor de-oiling system, proven to remove 99.99% of hydrocarbons.

Since 1986, Babst Calland has delivered niche experience and quality legal services to corporations, closely-held businesses and municipalities.

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an international law firm with 470 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai, and London. We serve Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, leading private investment funds, governmental entities and individuals concentrated in the energy, technology and financial services sectors worldwide.

Babst Calland maintains offices in Charleston, WV; Pittsburgh, PA; State College, PA; Akron, OH; and Sewell, NJ; and practices in: Energy and Natural Resources, Business Services, Construction, Employment and Labor, Environmental, Litigation and Public Sector Services.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Access Midstream Partners, L.P. Access Midstream is one of the largest midstream gathering companies in the U.S. with a diverse mix of gathering pipelines and facilities in the most attractive producing regions in North America.

Altronic - GTI The GTI Bi-Fuel® System from Altronic offers an affordable and efficient means of operating industrial diesel engines using a combination of diesel fuel and natural gas. This patented system requires no internal engine modification. Reduced exhaust emissions and fuel costs are just a few of the benefits of Bi-Fuel operation.

Beynon & Co. Beynon & Co., is a 101 year old Commercial Real Estate and Insurance company, located in the heart of the Marcellus-Utica gas play. As the President of The Oil and Gas Division, R.T. Walker has elevated Beynon & Co. to be the leader in locating and securing land and facilities for all aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is a full-service law firm with approximately 450 lawyers and government relations professionals. Buchanan represents clients in the full spectrum of matters oil & gas companies encounter in the this region including corporate finance, environmental, regulatory, tax, litigation, labor and employment, real estate and government relations. Buchanan’s energy practice is ranked as a Tier 1 practice by U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® in its 2011-2012 study.

Since 1862

ChanCellor InsuranCe Joseph Shriver

Chancellor Insurance Agency Agent Borton-Lawson Aqua-Pure Ventures Aqua-Pure Ventures, Inc. (AQE – TSXV), is an oilfield engineering and services firm that has developed and commercialized cutting-edge technology that transforms wastewater from a liability to an asset. Aqua-Pure (www.aqua-pure.com) has developed and refined its patented, industry-leading technology for recycling flowback and produced water over the past eight years in North Texas’ Barnett Shale. The Company has recycled more than 785 million gallons of shale gas wastewater that would otherwise have been injected into disposal wells and permanently removed from the hydrological cycle.

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Borton-Lawson is a full-service architecture and engineering design firm offering clients a comprehensive range of services inhouse. Founded in 1988, we have spent the past 25 years establishing a professional reputation based on an unwavering commitment to project excellence. Our team provides clients with a solution-based approach and is committed to presenting energy and cost savings options to maximize project value.

613 Market StreetChancellor Insurance Agency Since 1862 Parkersburg, WV. 26101 has 304/422-3563 been there, providing the protection Fax 304/422-3565 you need in the oil & gas industry. We are dedicated entirely to supplying businesses in the oil & gas industry the insurance coverage they need to survive the debilitating effects of unforeseen catastrophes.


A-Z of finalists

Clean Earth

Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc.

FTS International

Clean Earth prides itself on innovation, environmental integrity, recycling, and exceptional service. Unparalleled in the market, our soil treatment technologies and environmental services combined with beneficial reuse options provide turnkey solutions for our customers across commercial, industrial, and energy industries. At Clean Earth 98% of the material processed is recycled.

EVTN developed and manufactures the Voraxial® Separator, a patented, in-line, turbo-separator that provides a cost effective method to efficiently separate large volumes of solids and liquids with different specific gravities--without the need of a pressure drop--requiring less space, energy and weight than conventional separators processing the same volume.

FTS International is a leading well completion services provider. FTSI is focused on helping E&P companies enhance their oil and gas recovery rates through its advanced pressure pumping and wireline services. The company also owns proprietary sources of proppants. FTSI employs 3,500 people, with 438 employees based in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation GasSerach Drilling Services Corporation

Corrpro Corrpro, a leading provider of materials, design, engineering and installation of cathodic protection systems, offers corrosion solutions for markets including pipeline, refinery, aboveground/underground storage tanks, water/wastewater, concrete, infrastructure and offshore.

EQT Corporation EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural gas production, gathering, transmission, and distribution. EQT is the general partner and majority equity owner of EQT Midstream Partners, LP. With more than 120 years of experience, EQT continues to be a leader in the use of advanced horizontal drilling technology – designed to minimize the potential impact of drilling related activities and reduce the overall environmental footprint.

Dillon Transport, Inc. Dillon Transport is a leading multi state liquid and pneumatic tanker company. We provide, value added, truck transport logistics for the best in class industrial, petrochemical, fertilizer and oil field companies. We operate one, if not, the newest fleet in the tank transport niche. Our fleet is 20% natural gas powered vehicles, both LNG and CNG. We also operate our own fueling Nat Gas stations.

Fielding Systems Fielding Systems provides innovative, cloud-based SaaS solutions for midstream and upstream companies in the Oil and Gas industry. We are focused on delivering robust applications that help operators streamline production activities and increase production output through field operations management and production optimization.

GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation (GDS) was founded in 2006 and is a subsidiary company of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. GDS is based in Montrose, Pennsylvania and offers a full line of pad site development, water hauling, trucking, and roustabout services in support of the natural gas industry.

GreenHunter Water GreenHunter Energy, Inc., through its whollyowned subsidiary GreenHunter Water, LLC, provides Total Water Management Solutions™ for unconventional oil and gas exploration and productions companies in the Marcellus, Utica, Eagle Ford, Horizontal Mississippian and Bakken shale plays. GreenHunter Water’s Services include UIC Class II salt water disposal, permanent and mobile water treatment systems (FracCycle™), modular above-ground storage tank leasing (MAG Tank™), hauling and fresh water logistics services—including 21st Century tracking technologies (RAMCAT™) that allow Shale producers to optimize the efficiency of their water resource management and planning while complying with emerging regulations.

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Honeywell Analytics Hammontree & Associates Limited Located in North Canton, Ohio, with offices in St. Clairsville, Ohio; Weirton, West Virginia, and Delmont, Pennsylvania, we offer complete civil engineering and surveying services with departments specializing in oil and gas well site development, pipelines, civil site development, transportation, structures, environmental science, municipal engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying.

Hill International Trucks Heavy and medium duty truck and trailer dealer. OH, PA and WV locations. International Truck and MAC Trailer franchises. All makes of used equipment. Rental and leasing options for private fleets. Maintenance and breakdown service by certified diesel technicians. Large parts inventory. Body Shop performs collision repair, detailing and paint work.

Hodgson Russ LLP The Oil & Gas Practice Group at Hodgson Russ serves companies, investors, and lenders engaged in all aspects of exploration, development, production, transportation, refining, marketing, distribution, and field services. Firmwide, our attorneys facilitate the U.S. legal aspects of transactions around the world, practicing in virtually every substantive area of law.

Honeywell Analytics manufactures the industry’s most complete range of gas and flame detectors and controllers for use in the upstream/midstream/downstream oil and gas world. Our passion is to protect people, property and environment from toxic and flammable gas threats, helping businesses increase safety and productive yield, maintain fixed operating costs and improve equipment reliability.

Jackson Kelly PLLC Jackson Kelly PLLC represents leading global corporations, national companies, entrepreneurs and individuals in areas of law such as energy, environmental, business, labor and employment, federal and state workers’ compensation, civil litigation and occupational safety and health. The firm has offices in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Hunt, Guillot & Associates (HGA)

National Fuel Midstream Corporation

HGA is a project management & engineering firm providing cost effective, conceptual and detailed engineering services across all major disciplines. HGA also offer clients pipeline, staffing and construction management services. HGA delivers on commitments & builds long-term relationships.

National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation’s primary business is to build, own and operate natural gas processing and pipeline gathering facilities in the Appalachian region.

Navitus Engineering, Inc. Industrial Scientific Corporation Industrial Scientific Corporation is the world’s leading provider of Gas Detection as a Service. With more than 925 people working in 22 countries, Industrial Scientific is dedicated to eliminating death in the workplace by the end of this century.

Navitus Engineering, Inc. is a recognized leader in providing quality and professional engineering services. Our extensive portfolio and understanding of local, state, and federal regulations exemplifies that we have the manpower, knowledge, and experience necessary to provide our clients with accurate and timely service. Navitus – Latin for “Energy”

Integrative Staffing Group Since 1995, ISG and its affiliates have been providing exceptional service to thousands of employers and job seekers throughout the nation, with an emphasis in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. We’re honest, We’re committed. And most importantly, we’re passionate about staffing. But that’s only HOW we work. What we DO is solve problems.

Pennsylvania Power Corporation Pennsylvania Power Corporation is the authorized Master Distributor for GTIAltronic BiFuel systems for Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. The GTI-Altronic BiFuel product allows the use of natural gas fuel in a compression diesel engine with no horsepower or efficiency loss.

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A-Z of finalists

PPC Lubricants, Inc.

Swift Worldwide Resources

Trinity Consultants

PPC Lubricants Inc. is a distributor of the highest quality lubricants with brands like: Castrol, Shell and Citgo and other functional fluids PPC is able to support the needs of all Commercial, Industrial and Automotive markets. We do business using an Open, Straight-forward, approach with a Spirit of Partnership.

With more than 30 years focusing exclusively in this sector, a database of 150,000 skilled personnel, a dedicated contract and permanent recruitment division, a logistics infrastructure spanning the globe and quality procedures accredited to ISO 9001:2008, Swift Worldwide Resources is the premiere supplier of manpower resources that provides a world class service - Whatever it takes, wherever it takes us®.

Trinity Consultants supports organizations on applicable environmental regulations, specializing in air quality permitting and compliance management. Trinity has amassed substantial experience with and understanding of the regulatory requirements impacting upstream and midstream oil and gas operations. In the past five years, Trinity has completed over 4,000 projects for the industry.

Reed Smith LLP Reed Smith is a global relationship law firm with more than 1,700 lawyers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Founded in 1877, the firm represents leading international businesses, from Fortune 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises.

RT Environmental Services, Inc. RT Energy Services has been created as a division of RT Environmental Services Inc. It has been designed to offer our Marcellus Shale clients a go-to team that caters to their specific needs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. We are a small independent firm with a 25 year track record that is unsurpassed.

Seubert & Associates Seubert & Associates is an independent agency that provides commercial property, casualty, health insurance and surety services to companies across the nation. Headquartered within the Marcellus and Utica Shale region, Seubert is a trusted partner that understands the complexities of the energy industry and is dedicated to insuring it responsibly.

TSI Flow Products TEEMCO, LLC TEEMCO is a registered professional engineering firm providing a one-stop-shop for every environmental compliance need. The company’s six regional offices serve the industry coast-to-coast. Selected as the exclusive environmental-services provider to the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, TEEMCO’s expertise, products and services are recognized as the industry standard.

Wright & Company, Inc. The Diaz Companies Since 1997, Diaz Companies has set the standard for high quality service tailored to the individual needs of our customers throughout Northeastern and North central Pennsylvania. With convenient facilities in Kingsley and Montrose, PA the Diaz “family” of locally owned and operated companies stand ready to serve you or your company through Diaz Disposal, Diaz Drilling Services, Diaz Forest Products, Diaz Stone and Pallet and Diaz Manufacturing.

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Wright & Company, Inc. is an independent petroleum consulting firm founded in 1988. We specialize in field studies, development strategies, and reserves and economics evaluations for: Shale plays including Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Niobrara, Utica, Barnett, and Bakken •

Coal Bed Methane

Tight Gas Sands

Conventional Formations

Vertical and Horizontal Drilling

Wright also has extensive experience in the Gulf Coast, Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain Regions, and the Illinois, Michigan, and Permian Basins. The West Firm, PLLC The West Firm, PLLC, is a full-service oil and gas law firm located in Albany, New York, representing industry on a broad range of issues, including land and title, regulatory, litigation and governmental advocacy. The West Firm has been leading industry in the effort to open New York for development.

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Global Supplier of superior quality flowback, well testing, coil tubing, frac and wellhead equipment, and many other items used in the oil and gas industry. We also provide the oil and gas industry with stateof-the-art Recertification Facilities, Mobile Recertification Services, Rental Equipment Division and Fabrication Facility.


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Announcing

Oil & Gas Awards West Coast

Rocky Mountain

Thursday, October 24, 2013 Bakersfield

Thursday, March 13, 2014 Denver

Midcontinent

Gulf Coast

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Oklahoma City

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Houston

Southwest

Northeast

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Dallas - Fort Worth

Thursday, March 20, 2014 Pittsburgh

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