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Jennifer O’Shea, 202-824-7023
Jake Rubin, 202-824-7027

 Exxon, Statoil and ANGA join Chesapeake as sponsors of World Shale Gas Conference and Exhibition   

London, UK — The World Shale Gas Conference & Exhibition, 3-5 November 2010 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, is making massive progress with new sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and supporting companies now confirmed. With industry leaders such as Exxon and Statoil joining Chesapeake as key sponsors, delegate registration numbers are hitting record levels and new exhibiting companies have confirmed their participation. 

Exhibitors and participants at WSG include:
Baker Hughes
BG Americas & Global LNG
BJ Services
Chesapeake Energy Corporation Inc
Cudd Energy Services
Det Norske Veritas
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Drilling Info
Eni SpA
Enviro Energy International Holdings Ltd
Frac Tech Services
Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
Gazprom E&P International Ltd
Golder Associates
Harding & Shelton
JGC Energy Development (USA)
JSC Gazprom
Lane Energy
Methanex Corporation
Milton Roy
NDRC China
NuTech Energy Alliance
Quicksilver Resources
Shell Exploration & Production
SWN Incorporated
T3 Energy Services
Tetra Technologies
Total E&P USA Inc
Total Safety
XTO Energy Inc

The Exhibition is now 75% reserved with exhibitors coming from across America, Europe, Asia and China. The industry leaders will meet at World Shale Gas to discuss the challenges and commercial opportunities presented by the shale gas industry and the vital elements of its development around the globe: latest technologies, new resource plays, best practice, cost control, financing, regulation, the environment and its impact on the gas market.

High level industry speakers now confirmed include: 
Datuk (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim, President, International Gas Union (IGU)
Robert Skaggs Jr, Chairman, American Gas Association (AGA)
Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman and CEO, Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Jack Williams, President, XTO Energy Inc
Jean-Michel Lavergne, President & CEO, TOTAL E&P USA, Inc
Professor Stanislaw Rychlicki, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG)
Liu Xiaoli, Deputy Director of Energy Economics and Development Strategy Center, Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China 

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