As part of the Shale Insight 2015 Conference, the Marcellus Shale Coalition‘s Research Collaborative will host the annual Technology Showcase, which provides suppliers of emerging technologies the opportunity to introduce their innovation to the natural gas producer, midstream/pipeline and service community.
The 2015 Technology Showcase will take place from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 16, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. This event is sponsored by the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center, a program that has helped to coordinate the showcase since its inception.
This year’s Technology Showcase will feature a keynote address by Kemal Anbarci, vice president and managing executive of Chevron Technology Ventures. Chevron Technology Ventures champions innovation, commercialization and integration of emerging technologies within Chevron. The company identifies, acquires, tests, validates and helps integrate technologies into the company’s core businesses. Currently, 15 companies in the oil and gas market are in their investment portfolio.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Research Collaborative is seeking applications from technology providers interested in presenting their technology that is ready for “field test” to the natural gas community. The technology should be ready for pilot testing, slip stream or full scale demonstration in the Marcellus shale, Utica shale or a coal-bed methane or coal-mine methane site.
Technologies beneficial to natural gas production, pipeline and service companies are of interest. In a format similar to that of a venture capital fair, selected suppliers will be asked to deliver an eight minute presentation followed by a two minute Q&A session. Immediately following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for presenters and attendees to network. Up to twelve applicants will be selected to present at the Technology Showcase. Several technologies that were presented in the last two years have established industry partners.
To be considered as a presenter, submit an application at sgicc.org/technology-showcase-2015.html by July 17. A selection committee, comprised of Marcellus Shale Coalition Research Collaborative members, will review the applications and notify the selected presenters by Aug. 7. Presenter materials will be due by Aug. 21. A detailed event schedule will be provided by Sept. 10.Tags: Chevron Corp., conferences, Marcellus shale, Marcellus Shale Coalition, Utica Shale