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Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo – 2015

Apr. 30, 2015

The Fourth Annual Oil & Gas Expo took place 29, April at the James E. Carnes Center in St. Clairsville, Ohio. As part of eastern Ohio, this location in the Appalachian Basin makes it a prime target area for the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays. Production has been soaring in recent years in this area due to the abundance of wet gases (oil, ethane, propane and butane).

A network reception was held the day before the expo for exhibitors, which drew in 500 people. Over 160 exhibitors, including 60 new companies, made up the expo this year. The sold out show brought 2,500 professionals together from the oil and gas industry. Sunshine and warm temperatures contributed positively to the event as the outside space displayed large equipment and products at the James E. Carnes Center.


Speakers for this year’s event included: Daniel Rice IV, CEO, Rice Energy; Shawn Bennett, Executive Vice President, Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association; Jimmy Stewart, President, Ohio Gas Association; George Harakal, President and CEO, TEK Construction Services; and Jackie Stewart, Director, FTI Consulting.

Bug-O Systems’ booth showcased the Universal Bug-O-Matic and the Piper-Plus. These two machines sparked conversation with attendees in the oil and gas industry. Jeff Nelson, Manager – Applications/Specials and Isaac Guest, Applications Technician spoke with many interested end users.


Despite the current softening of the shale oil and gas industry, the Utica upstream and midstream sectors aren’t drastically slowing down. Judging by the large attendance at this year’s Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Show this is evident. This year’s show was a success and we are proud to have been part of it. As a corporate member of the Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Association, Bug-O Systems continues to back the oil and gas industry.