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Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Expo 2016

Apr. 26, 2016


The Annual Ohio Valley Regional Oil & Gas Expo was held on April 26 and 27, 2016.  A Network Reception was held on Wednesday followed Thursday by the all-day expo and conference.  This sold out event was held in St. Clairsville, Ohio at the James E. Carnes Center in Belmont County. This business to business event included over 100 vendor displays and trade professionals from the shale oil and gas industry. Speakers for the 2016 expo included: Rick Frio - Chairman, MPR Transloading & Energy Services; Chris Baronzzi - Partner, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, LLP; Callum Streeter – Chief Operating Officer, EdgeMarc Energy; Rob Wingo – Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing, Rice Energy: and Paul Wojciechowski – Project Director for PTTGC America “US Pertrochemical Project” 



Bug-O displayed the Universal Bug-O-Matic and performed live fill and cap welds on pipe using the flux cored process.  Bug-O was supported by the apprentices of UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 83 as they performed the fit-up and root passes of the pipe using the SMAW process.  This approach, stick root with flux cored fills and cap, presents an “industry friendly” approach to mechanized pipe welding.  By making the root pass with the familiar stick process and then performing the remainder of the weld with the FCAW process with the tractor, both the highly specialized work of the pipefitter and the efficiency of mechanization are realized.  This solution for the pipe welding industry displayed at the expo demonstrates how Bug-O Systems supports the increase in mechanization of pipe welding so that contractors can be more efficient in meeting the industry’s growing demands.. Jeff Nelson, Manager – Technical Sales and Special Systems and local representatives Mike Shaffer and Mark Campbell had the opportunity to speak with many interested customers. 



The expo was a huge success shown by the large attendance this year. Bug-O Systems is proud to have been part of this event and continues to support this key target audience as a corporate member of the Ohio Valley Oil & Gas Association.