2014 DUG Permian Basin Conference
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May 21, 2014
Opening Keynote: Pioneer's Prime Position
Leading Permian Basin operator Pioneer Natural Resources delivers findings from its aggressive drilling program, talks about its extensive resource base, and divulges its strategy for profitable growth. The company holds close to 900,000 gross acres in the red-hot Midland Basin. In the past year, it has substantially evaluated the Wolfcamp play. Learn what the company has in store for the balance of 2014 and beyond.
Economics Panel: Focus On Margins
The burgeoning activity in the Permian Basin means many companies find its opportunities compelling. Which plays deliver the best returns and offer the most running room? Hear from experts on the production that will flow from the basin's many reservoirs, and which ones are at the top of the list.
Operator Spotlight: The Horizontal Wolfcamp & Vertical Wolfberry
Athlon Energy has been delivering some of the strongest wells in the horizontal Wolfcamp in the Midland Basin, confirming management's technical assessment of the resource potential on its acreage. Learn how this newly public operator approaches exploration, appraisal and development as it moves from the evaluation to the execution phase of the horizontal Wolfcamp and continues to focus on its low-risk vertical Wolfberry program.
A&D Spotlight: Transformational Deals
Companies very much want to be in the Permian Basin, and recent deals attest to its allure. Hungry financial buyers and aggressive small caps are in the market; discover which assets are most popular and how the transaction landscape is changing.
Operator Spotlight: Upper, Middle & Lower Wolfcamp & Cline
Laredo Petroleum holds 142,000 net acres in the heart of the Midland Basin and is one of the premier pure-play Permian operators, with the majority of its horizontal drilling in the Cline and Upper, Middle & Lower Wolfcamp formations. Hear the details of the company's results to date and future plans.
Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker
Retired four-star General David Petraeus adds a patriotic flourish to this year's conference. DUG Permian Basin conference attendees* will hear firsthand accounts from this highly decorated war veteran and former Director of the CIA whose military career spanned nearly four extraordinary decades of American history.
Operator Spotlight: The Wolfcamp In The Southern Midland Basin
The world-class Wolfcamp shale is now being tapped by multiple laterals. Hear from this focused operator as it discusses its development of Wolfcamp A, B and C benches in the southern Midland Basin, including its drive to grow production some 40% during 2014.
Operator Spotlight: Maximizing Permian Value
BHP Billiton Petroleum has exploration, development, production and marketing activities in more than a dozen countries around the globe. With a significant onshore U.S. presence, the company holds 1.5 million net acres across four U.S. shale plays, including the Permian Basin. Hear about how BHP Billiton has defined a highly prospective focus area in the Permian and its plans to maximize value from its U.S. shale assets.
Spotlight: Water Management In The Permian
Recycling of produced waters and flowback waters can ease pressure on freshwater supplies and also reduce costs, but these methods have trade-offs for both operators and water service firms. Learn how the more advanced removal of total dissolved solids fits into the picture, and what options are best for which situations.
Operator Spotlight: Delving Into The Delaware; Staying Steady In The Midland
This small-cap company is working both the Delaware and Midland basins, pursuing Wolfcamp potential in its Mustang area in Reeves County and its Gardendale area in Midland County. Here's a look at its growth plans in the Permian.
Technology Roundtable: Pads In The Permian
Batch drilling and batch completions are becoming more common in the Permian Basin, as operators ramp up to gain economies of scale. The latest drilling efficiencies and completion designs offer new opportunities to cut costs and raise recoveries. Listen as experts from the service and operating sectors share their knowledge.
May 22, 2014
Opening Keynote: Apache's Permian Production Engine
Its Permian portfolio is crucial to Apache's Corp. growth plans. The company is currently running 38 rigs on its 1.7 million net acres in the basin, and is targeting reservoirs across the Midland and Delaware basins and the Central Basin Platform. Learn how the company is delivering production growth from this exciting region.
Panel: Private Operators & Their Wealth Of Opportunities
These top-drawer private firms work the Permian hard. Here's a look at the opportunities they see and how they are focusing their business efforts. What plays attract the private firms, and how are they pursuing development?
Logistics Spotlight: Iron & Equipment
Booming areas often suffer from logistics issues. How do the Permian firms access the state-of-the-art equipment and raw materials they require? What is the current situation and what issues loom in the coming months and years?
Q&A: Big Data & How It Can Change Oil & Gas Operations
Prescriptive, or predictive, analytics allows operators to make decisions before an event and guide their operations accordingly. Learn the latest on how this technology has transformative possibilities for the oil and gas business.
Operator Spotlight: Growing A Core Area In The Delaware Basin
In 2013, Rosetta Resources completed its acquisition of a new core area in the Delaware Basin, and this year it plans to drill some two dozen horizontal Wolfcamp wells on those properties. The company has lots afoot in the Permian, including testing various prospective benches in the Wolfcamp, assessing its Bone Spring potential, and also assessing another new area in Gaines County in the Midland Basin.
Closing Keynote: The People Who Sparked The Shale Revolution
Hear a fascinating presentation by Gregory Zuckerman, special writer at The Wall Street Journal, about his new book "The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters". This national bestseller examines the individuals and independent companies who pioneered the U.S. resource revolution.