Hart Energy's DUG East Show Sees 30-percent Attendance Jump

November 20, 2013

Hart Energy’s DUG East show, servicing the shale industry, continued its rapid growth streak when its recent show drew more than 4,200 oil and gas professionals, a record-breaking 30-percent jump, compared with the year before.

The show, held Nov. 13-15 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, covers natural gas and liquids resource development in the Appalachian Basin's Marcellus and Utica shales.

"It was an amazing event," said Hart Energy's Barry Haest, vice president and director of Conferences.

He added, "We were absolutely thrilled to see such a huge audience response to our content in Pittsburgh. Our attendance growth clearly demonstrates the economic potential of Marcellus-Utica activity for the entire region."

The three-day petroleum industry event attracted a full slate of operational and economic presentations from CEOs with Marcellus-Utica producers, leading midstream operators, service company executives and financial experts.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett delivered an opening day keynote address and conference delegates took part in a keynote luncheon "conversation" with former President George W. Bush.

More than 300 exhibitors displayed new horizontal drilling, multi-stage fracture stimulation and completion technologies, as well as seismic monitoring, logistical support and other technical service capabilities in the exhibition hall.

The DUG series of shows have expanded rapidly as the shale industry has developed in the United States.

At the recent TSNN Awards in Reno,, Hart Energy’s DUG Eagle Ford show was named the fastest-growing overall trade show in net square footage.

Onstage at the event, Haest said, “This is totally unexpected. It’s really a team effort.”

DUG East is one of six DUG-branded events owned and produced by Hart Energy in the U.S., Canada and Australia, focuses on the Utica and Marcellus shale formations that are located primarily in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia.

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