Clean Frac’ing

Communication & Technology


October 8-9, 2013 | Beaver Creek, CO



Clean Frac’ing Communication & Technology Conference
October 8-9, 2013 | Beaver Creek, CO



The Clean Frac’ing Communication & Technology Conference showcased emerging technologies that make the frac’ing process cleaner, and addressed the vital public relations and communications issues surrounding the industry. Numerous networking opportunities and expert speakers made for a successful start in our series of informative conferences on these topics.


Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, CO

The Venue


The Clean Frac’ing Communication & Technology Conference was held at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa which offers suite-style accommodations, first class amenities and beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.



Conference Agenda

Tuesday, October 7, 2013

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Peter Cook, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am An Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing
Chris Robart, PacWest Consulting
9:15 am An Eagle Ford Perspective
Omar Garcia, STEER
9:30 am Emerging Technology and Clean Innovations Panel #1
Moderator: Omar Garcia, STEER
Panelist: Bob Hall, Energy & Environmental Services
Panelist: Bill Charneski, OriginOil
Panelist: Frank Zamora, Trican Well Service L.P.
10:45 am Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
11:15 am Harnessing the Sun to Clean Frac Water
Tom Joseph, Epiphany Solar Water Systems
11:45 am Innovations in the Field
Brad Holms, FTS International & Mike Hurey, Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation
1:45 pm Imagine a World without Frac'ing
Gale Ann Norton, Norton Regulatory Strategies & 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
2:30 pm The Human Factor: Thoughts on Imagination, Emotion & Perception
Jeffrey Presberg, Petroleum Connection
2:45 pm Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
3:15 pm Natural Resources & Public Policy Panel: Air, Oil, Sand, Water & Gas
Moderator: Shawn Martini, Consumer Energy Alliance
Panelist: Anders B. Helquist, Wield, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C.
Panelist: Greg Brophy, Colorado State Senator
4:15 pm Media Relations Strategies: Engaging Community Stakeholders
Amy J. Sampson, SampsonPR
4:45 pm Networking Reception (spouses welcome)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Jeffrey Presberg, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am A Perspective on Public Communication, Perception & Policy
Tim Wigley, Western Energy Alliance
9:00 am FracFocus and the States' First Initiative
Carl Michael Smith, Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission
9:30 am A New Communications Initiative
Jon Haubert, Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development
9:45 am Industry Communications Panel
Moderator: Jon Haubert, CRED
Panelist: Amy Emmert, American Petroleum Institute
Panelist: Doug Hock, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Panelist: Larry Holdren, Pure Brand Communications
11:00 am Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
11:30 am Topic to be announced
12:00 pm Hydraulic Fracturing: The Hypes and Realities A Look at Regulations & Lawsuits
Barclay Nicholson, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
12:30 am Lunch & Networking
1:45 pm Concerning Proppants
Joe O'Rourke, Rainbow Ceramics
2:00 pm Emerging Technology & Clean Innovations Panel #2
Moderator: Pete Cook, The Petroleum Connection
Panelist: Mark Wald, Blaise Energy
Panelist: Alex Moore, HalenHardy
Panelist: Chad Leier, Calfrac Well Services Corp.
3:00 pm Closing Remarks & Adjourn
Jeffrey Presberg & Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection

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