Steptoe & Johnson Shale Deals Seminar Begins August 22



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Two-day event geared toward Marcellus, Utica developers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Members of the Steptoe & Johnson PLLC energy team will present a two-day seminar for buyers, sellers and financiers of shale reserves in Appalachia.  The Acquisition & Disposition of Shale Assets in Appalachia will be held at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV on August 22 and 23, 2012.  

Energy team attorneys will help attendees learn the ins and outs involved in energy production within Appalachia. Some of the seminar topics include: 

  • Pooling;
  • Securing oil and gas collateral;
  • Joint development agreements;  
  • Local and federal enforcement trends; and
  • Midstream issues.  

"New regulations and a changing energy landscape have led to an unprecedented level of exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica shales," stated Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team Leader.  "Our aim is to help energy insiders understand the unique nature of doing transactions in the Appalachian Basin."

Attendance at The Acquisition & Disposition of Shale Assets in Appalachia is by invitation only and of interest to energy industry professionals nationwide.  For more information, or to request an invitation, visit

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