DUG Permian Basin
May 23-25, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
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Strike Energy USAMagnum Oil ToolsTenarisDragon ProductsSuperior Energy ServicesBaker Hughes - PlatinumStratas AdvisorsFTS InternationalKayne Anderson Energy FundsNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)
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Companies throughout the Permian gathered in Fort Worth to explore cost-saving solutions

In search of new efficiency-focused strategies and technologies, over 2,000 industry professionals packed the 2015 DUG Permian Basin conference and exhibition in Fort Worth, TX, May 19-21. Conference attendees heard from over 35 executive-level speakers in the event's pre-conference Midstream Program and main Upstream Conference. And over 170 exhibitors gave hands-on demonstrations of the newest products and services helping producers in the region cut costs and maximize output.

The Upstream Conference's speaker lineup featured leaders from the Permian's most active producers, including Apache Corp., Laredo Petroleum, Matador Resources, RSP Permian and RKI Exploration and Production. Presenters gave updates on their drilling programs and discussed efforts improve breakeven costs by cutting costs. During the event's luncheon, General Keith B. Alexander, one of the world's top cybersecurity experts, discussed the critical importance of protecting America's networks and infrastructure against foreign and domestic cyber-attacks.

The pre-conference Midstream Program was led by executives from the Texas Railroad Commission, EnLink Midstream, Crestwood Midstream Partners and Watco Companies, among others. Sessions explored current midstream projects and plans to continue building infrastructure to support long-term upstream activity in the region.

DUG Permian Basin 2015 may be over, but the conversation continues! Find out what other attendees and exhibitors are saying on Storify and Twitter. We want to hear about your experience too!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2015 Executive Oil Conference, November 9-10 in Midland and DUG Permian Basin 2016, which will return May 23-25 to Fort Worth. Also, check out Hart Energy's newest conference, MIDSTREAM Texas, which will be co-located with its DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition October 25-27 in San Antonio.


California: State's Oversight Of Oil Well Injection Sites Lacking
California's oversight of wells where oil companies dispose of wastewater brought to the surface during oil production is hindered by inadequate staffing and poorly organized paper records, a state review of the program said Oct. 8. In a report to the legislature, California's Department of Conservation (DOC) found that wastewater injection wells also suffer from inconsistent permitting, monitoring and enforcement of their construction and operation, among other problems. "We analyze past and present regulation of underground injection and find that the permitting unit - which was created over 50 years ago - has struggled and sometimes failed to embrace a transparent enforcement process driven by scientific research and best practices," said DOC director David Bunn.

Vanguard Wraps Up Merger With Eagle Rock Energy Partners
Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR) said Oct. 8 it has closed the $614 million merger with Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP. Eagle Rock's assets are attractive bolt-ons to Vanguard's Arkoma, Permian and Gulf Coast basin operations, said Scott W. Smith, Vanguard's president and CEO. It also gives the company "a meaningful position in the Scoop and Stack plays in the Anadarko Basin which will provide attractive drilling opportunities for the next several years." Eagle Rock has become a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Vanguard as part of the merger agreement announced in May.