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September 16th & 17th, 2022

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Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center

7033 Glenn Hwy,

Cambridge, OH 43725

Suggested Hotels Nearby:

(Be sure to mention the NARO Conference to receive discounted rooms -- limited availability)

Hampton, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn all located in Cambridge, OH

Fri, Sep 16th


 Morning Refreshments

 8:00am - 5:00pm  Vendor - Exhibitors Set Up
 8:00am - 12:00pm  RMM Review Sessions

(a minimum of 5 individuals needed)

Instructor – Jim Wright, NARO Foundation

 1:00pm - 5:00pm  CMM Review Sessions

(a minimum of 5 individuals needed)

Instructor – Jim Wright, NARO Foundation


 Convention Registration Opens

 1:00pm - 5:00pm

 Be Our Guest: Industry Tour

  A guided tour by Ascent Resources

 1:00pm - 5:00pm  Mineral Management 101 - Covers the Basics of Ownership

  Barry Browne, NARO Ohio President 

 5:00pm   Break
 5:30pm- 6:30pm

 Social Hour / Food / Vendor Exhibits

 6:30pm  Brief Recap of the Day & Preview of Saturday

 Innovation Roundtable with Industry Leaders 

  Dr. Charles Zelek -  Consultant on Carbon Capture, liaison for DOE on Appalachia Hydrocarbons and USDA Economist

  Craig Butler - Executive Director of MWCD, former Ohio EPA Lead

  Jon Rogers - CEO at Locus Bio-Energy Solutions, LLC

 8:00pm  Door Prizes - 50/50 Drawing

Sat, Sep 17th


 Registration & Exhibits Open

 8:00am   Breakfast
 8:30am  Welcoming Remarks

  Barry Browne, NARO Ohio President

A special recorded video presentation specifically for NARO Ohio:

Toby Rice - President & CEO,
Director - EQT Corporation, Barron's Top CEOs 2022

 8:45am  National Perspective

  Jack Fleet, NARO Executive Director

 9:00am  Ohio's Natural Gas: Why It Matters; Statistics & Impact

  Mark Henning - Research Associate at the Energy Policy Center in the School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University

 9:00am - 11:00am

 RMM Testing

  Patti West, NARO Foundation

 Select Your Session  Two sessions options available during each morning time slot.
  10:00 pm – 10:45 am  
  1. Why Leases Are Considered Real Estate Contracts ?
    Laura Monic  - Attorney, Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing
  2. No Day at the Beach: Forced Pooling
    Heidi Robinson, Director of Student Success, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Professor of Environmental Studies at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs State
 11:00am – 11:45am  
  1. Cutting Edge: Role of the Hydrogen Economy, CO2 Leasing, Class VI Injection Wells
    Mark Henning, Research Associate at the Energy Policy Center in the School of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University
  2. Show Me the Money: Ohio’s Natural Gas – How Does Pricing Matter
    Martin Boltey – Energy Risk Assoc.
 12:00am - 1:00pm   Lunch
  12:30 pm – 1:15pm  Keynote Speaker
  The Honorable Jennifer Brunner, Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio


  1. The Word From Columbus -ODNR Update (HB 152, Orphan Well Program, State Land Leasing, etc)
    Adam Schroeder, ODNR & Mark Bruce, ODNR
  2. How Low Can It Go? Post Production Expenses / Leasing Best Practices
    Sean Jacobs and Cody Smith, Dick Emens, Emens, Wolper, Jacobs & Jasin Law
  3. Taming the Beast: Adverse Possession
    Sara Fanning – Roetzel & Andress
 2:30pm – 3:15pm  
  1. Pipe Up: Ohio Operations 
  2. Understanding Oil & Gas Reporting 
    Jeff Yourkovich CPA, CMM, Yourkovich & Associates
  3. Taming the Beast: Managing Producing Assets
    Jim Wright


 3:15pm – 3:30pm           BREAK
 3:30pm – 4:15pm
  1. Ohio Legal Update
    Matt Onest- Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty
  2. What’s New In the Mountain State? WV Legislative & Judicial Update
    Tom Huber – WVROA
  3. Natural Gas & NGL Allocations – Why It Matters!
    Barry Browne, NARO OH
  4:30pm - 5:00 PM
  1. NARO-Ohio Business Meeting
  2. Break out session for Appalachia Chapter and Members
  3. Break out session Pennsylvania NARO Chapters and Members
 5:15pm – 5:30pm

  Closing Remarks – Raffles & Grand Prize Drawing

    *****  Winners must be present **** 

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