The 2012 Oilfield Expo
Next month, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association will be hosting their 2012 Oilfield Expo. December 4-6, thousands of the key players and potential suppliers of the Utica Shale development will gather at the I-X Center in Cleveland. In 2011, 156 companies exhibited at this business to business expo and 1,500 attendees included key decision makers in the industry, local community members, and government agency staff. Both numbers are expected to grow tremendously this year due to the increased excitement and production in Ohio’s Utica Shale.
The OOGA Oilfield Expo is the largest event of its kind in Ohio, and the nation’s only all-indoor expo. Building from the success and excitement of last year’s Expo, the event includes twice as many booth spaces, industry-specific training, and a full conference series, including the OOGA Fall Technical Conference and the Oil and Gas Industry Symposium. The 2012 Oilfield Expo brings decision makers, industry professionals, and suppliers together all under one roof.
Since 1947, OOGA has represented the Ohio oil and gas industry by offering exceptional networking and educational opportunities for all aspects of the upstream community. This premier event gives the industry’s suppliers the perfect opportunity to display their products and services. Visitors can choose between a variety of industry specific-training topics, which is included in the expo ticket.
The Fall Technical Conference, hosted in conjunction with the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Ohio Petroleum Section, will highlight the latest technological advances used in the oilpatch. OOGA’s Oil and Gas Industry Symposium will bring industry leaders together to discuss their Utica Shale operations from the large exploration and production (E&P) companies, regulatory and policy issues, and how the Utica Shale play is impacting Ohio. (Please note – the Fall Technical Conference and Symposium have separate registration fees.)
This year’s Oilfield Expo is a must-attend event for anyone involved in Ohio’s growing shale play. As we see eastern Ohio’s unemployment rates dropping, steel being manufactured once again, and businesses benefitting from shale development, it’s clear everyone wants in on Ohio’s oil and gas industry.