The integrated event for unconventional resource teams

Sponsoring Organizations:

Society of Petroleum Engineers American Association of Petroleum Geologists Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Endorsing Organizations:

Association for Iron and Steel Technology Association for Iron and Steel Technology American Rock Mechanics Association American Society of Mechanical Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

U-Pitch connects entrepreneurs and innovative ideas with investors and potential partners.

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  • Host an effective pitch event the results in funding and new markets for energy technologies
  • Bring together investors, potential partners, and possible adopters of the innovative technologies (Categories: Analytics, Tools, Chemicals, Sustainable Energy)
  • Support multiple categories of innovation: tools, analytics, infrastructure, chemicals, platforms
  • Create a themed pavilion atmosphere over a three-day period that fosters dissemination of information (pitches), networking, information sharing, and planning

At URTeC, a new “U-Pitch Pavilion” with the following characteristics

  • Pitches take place on a stage with large screen in the Exhibition Hall, where total traffic is expected to reach and possibly exceed 4,500
  • The pitches take place all day
  • Stage flanked by innovation-themed booths
  • Banner with the sponsors’ logos
  • Sponsors will have many different opportunities for publicity in conjunction with the event, including ads in the AAPG Explorer, other ads, social media, sponsor profiles, exhibit hall visibility

The Pitches 

  • 10-minute pitches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (July 23-25) on the stage in the Pavilion
  • On Wednesday (July 25), the space will turn to a location for one-on-one Rapid Connect for investors and presenters
  • Available after the event via a website with links to
    1. PDF of their pitch deck
    2. link to video of pitch (on YouTube)
    3. link to extended pitch

Who Benefits from Participating?

  • Potential investors, private equity, working interest partners
  • Operators with property needing revitalization, in-field drilling, or even exploration
  • Companies with new technologies / processes
  • Companies wishing to find a partner in order to expand or franchise
  • Individuals with farmouts or options on large blocks of acreage needing geophysics / geochemical / airborne surveys to determine prospectivity and ideal drilling
  • Database developers / Big Data analytics with processes that result in maps that show sweet spots or opportunities

Who is signing up?

  • Companies with wells needing revitalization
  • Companies with shale plays with identified and undrilled sweet spots
  • New technologies
  • New services (drones, sensor implementation, petrophysics, more)
  • Tech Startups
  • Commercialization experts and Market-makers
  • New analytics applications: Big Data / AI / Deep Learning
  • Individuals wanting to apply new technologies to the "botched" early shale plays

Sponsorship Opportunity Levels

  • Premier $10,000
  • Level I $5,000
  • Level II $2,500
  • Level III $1,000
  • Level IV $500
Cost: $250 for presenters (+$30 service fee)

To register, please visit the URTeC Registration Page. Once there, select either Member or NonMember. Choose the Non-Conference option** and fill out the form. Then, you will select “U-Pitch Presenter” under Event Options and continue to checkout.

**Presenters are welcome to attend the full conference as well, but upon registration, please select 3-Day Conference after choosing Member/NonMember, and then select “U-Pitch Presenter” after filling out the form and selecting your event specifics. Presenters will be responsible for the full cost of the event.

Please contact Susan Nash with any questions, at .

Premier Sponsor Recognition Includes

  • 10x10 Booth to include carpet, 6’ skirted table and 2 chairs
  • Interview and article on AAPG Learn blog
  • Four (4) complimentary U-Pitch Registrations
  • Opportunity for two (2) targeted email blasts to URTeC Registrants
  • 50% Discount on Brand Builder Bag Stuffing
  • Company logo on individual walk-in slide as Premier Sponsor inside the U-Pitch Pavilion
  • Company logo prominently displayed on Banner above pavilion

Level I Sponsor Recognition Includes

  • Two (2) complimentary U-Pitch Registrations
  • Opportunity for two (2) targeted email blast to URTeC Registrants
  • 50% Discount for Bag Stuffing Brand Builder
  • Company Logo displayed on banner above Pavilion
  • Company Logo included on signage inside Pavilion

Level II Sponsor Recognition Includes

  • One (1) Complimentary U-Pitch Registration
  • Opportunity for one (1) targeted email blast to URTeC Registrants
  • Company Logo displayed on banner above Pavilion
  • Company Logo included on signage inside Pavilion

Level III Sponsor Recognition Includes

  • 50% Discount on one (1) targeted email blast to URTeC Registrants
  • Company Logo included on signage inside the Pavilion
  • Literature Rack space inside the pavilion for brochures

Level IV Sponsor Recognition Includes

  • Company Logo and hyperlink on the URTeC event Sponsorship webpage
  • Company Logo on “Thank You” page inside the Program Book (must meet deadline)
  • Company Logo included on U-Pitch Walk-In Slides

All Sponsorship Levels will include the following benefits

  • Company Logo with hyperlink on the URTeC Sponsorship Webpage
  • Company Logo on the "Thank You" page inside the Program Book (Must Meet Deadline)
  • Company Logo included in U-Pitch Walk-In Slides
  • Company Logo displayed on onsite signage

Allen Bertagne BRT Energy

Allen Gilmer Drilling Info

Bill Demis Rochelle Court

Bill Fairhurst Riverford Resources

Bonnie Milne-Andrews Consultant

Brad Holmes Envestor First

Brian Driskill Shell

Christopher Althoff Next Energy Partners

Daniel Zweidler Zweidler and Associates

Denise M. Cox AAPG

Elisabeth Baluh SEG

Gene Narahara Chevron

Hani Elshahawi Shell

Isaac Aviles Schlumberger

Isaac Farley SEG

James Gray JumpStart

Jessica Kuhlman Houston Exponential

Jim Thorson Free Radical Ventures

Johannes Alvarez Chevron

Justin Bedel Oklahoma State University

Larry Davis TAMUT

Leo Pirela Vplus Energy

Lynn Taggart Devon

Mark Parker Halliburton

Matt Boyce Southwestern

Mike Party Beryl Oil

Niven Shumaker Noble Energy

Onochie Okonkwo Anadarko

Patrick Ng RecoEnergy

Rekha Patel Halliburton

Robert Dow Warpaint

Sean Ebert Altira Group

Sofia Khan Non-Linear Seismic

Steve Ilkay Angle Capital

Steve Ladner BP

Steven A. Tedesco XLS Energy

Sudhir Pai Schlumberger

Sunil Garg dataVedik

Susan Horvath GIS

Susan Howes SCA Companies

Susan Nash AAPG

Tim Smith PetroLucrum

Alex Burns GE BakerHughes