DUG Permian Basin
May 19-21, 2015
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
Register Featured Sponsors
Superior Energy ServicesStrike Energy USATenarisStratas AdvisorsNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)FTS InternationalKayne Anderson Energy FundsMagnum Oil ToolsBaker Hughes - PlatinumDragon Products
Packers PlusTomahawk RentalsGESuperior Drilling ProductsKLX Energy ServicesAgar Corp.TracercoSentry TechnologiesPel-StateD&L Oil ToolsTwilight ServicesMurchison DrillingOrigin Bio SolutionsExterranGeoForceAggrekoSaudi AramcoEnergy SpectrumTimekeepers SecurityStallion Oilfield ServicesCDM Resource Management LLCCroft Production SystemsBaker HughesEnLink MidstreamSTW ResourcesUnion LeasingTorcsill Foundations LLC SchlumbergerPFP IndustriesTryton Tool ServicesBCCK EngineeringNavigator Energy ServicesKeane GroupMPG Pipeline ContractorsAereon (formerly Jordan Technologies)DuPontTIW CorporationFreemyer Industrial Pressure LPThru Tubing SolutionsJoule Processing
Operator Sponsors
EnLink Midstream
Hosted By
E&PMidstream BusinessOil and Gas InvestorUnconventional Oil & Gas Center

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, May 19

10:00 am -
5:00 pm

Permian Midstream Conference Midstream Program Icon

As a global leader in oil and gas production, Texas enjoys the benefits of well-developed midstream infrastructure. Yet to keep up with ever-growing production, more takeaway capacity is needed. Get a head start on your DUG Permian Basin experience with the 2015 Pre-Conference Midstream Program. Hear major players describe the current midstream landscape and learn about their plans.

*Requires separate registration.


5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Get a jump start on your DUG Permian Basin experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Plus, get a head start on completing your BINGO card!

Wednesday, May 20

7:00 - 8:00 am

Water BreakfastIndustry Breakfast: Reducing Operational Costs in Fresh and
Produced Water Treatment

During this breakfast, learn about the power of ClO2 on your operations and what you need to have a safe and effective treatment. You'll hear from industry leaders on their experience using ClO2 for hydraulic fracturing. Click here to learn more about this special program.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy


7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
MPG Pipeliners

Enjoy a hot breakfast with your peers before taking a seat for the day's information-packed conference sessions. Catch up with old friends, make some new ones and start exploring the latest technologies from more than 200 exhibitors.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Emphasizing The Permian

Sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

Apache Corp.'s Permian Basin operation is a key part of the company’s renewed focus on North America. Last year it increased its Permian production 26% on its 3.2 million gross acres in the region, and it continues to test additional targets and new well designs. Plays include the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Yeso and other formations.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy 


9:00 am

Economics: Focus On Capital Efficiency

Sponsored by:
NSAI

Premier low-cost resource plays abound in the Permian Basin. These experts dissect breakeven costs and highlight strategies operators are using to boost returns.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy 


9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Cored Up In The Northern Delaware

Its combination with a leading private Permian Basin operator has greatly enhanced Matador Resources' position in southeast New Mexico. Hear how Matador sizes up its extensive resource base, and how it plans to continue its aggressive growth.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
EnLink Midstream

Hit the exhibit floor with your business cards and start making valuable networking connections. With more than 2,500 attendees, 25 speakers and 200 exhibitors to connect with, you don't want to waste any time!


10:30 am

Operator Spotlight: The Northwest Shelf & The Delaware Basin

Sponsored by:
Keane Group

This private firm's recent horizontal wells have exhibited excellent productivity in Bone Spring and Wolfcamp reservoirs in southeast New Mexico and West Texas. Learn how the company is equipping itself for long-term success on its prime assets and what steps it is taking to grow now in the current commodity environment.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


10:50 am

Special Address: A Macroview Of Crude Oil Dynamics

This world-renowned financier delivers deep insights into the workings of the global crude market, from the intentions of Saudi Arabia to the influence of the U.S. resource-play revolution.Where are crude oil prices headed?

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


11:10 am

Panel: Managing Capital In Today's World

Sponsored by:
NSAI

Leverage, hedging strategies, cash flow and consolidation strategies are at the top of producers' financial concerns. Take the pulse of the capital markets with this panel of experts.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy 


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

The chance to grow your network is one of the most valuable aspects of attending a conference. At DUG Permian Basin, there's no better place to make new connections than the event's Networking Luncheon. Engage in thought-provoking conversations as you discuss the morning's presentations over a plated lunch.

Keynote Luncheon Address: Guarding The Gates

One of the world's top cybersecurity experts, General Keith B. Alexander discusses the critical importance of protecting America's computer networks and infrastructure against foreign and domestic cyber-attacks. As a former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, the first Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, the 16th Director of the National Security Agency, General Alexander has developed a uniquely informed perspective on potential cyber-threats. Hear personal accounts from his career protecting crucial national security information systems. You will take away new insights on how you can safeguard your company's data assets and operations networks.


2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: The Heart Of The Midland Basin

Sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

This firm's recent wells have exhibited excellent productivity in the Midland Basin, and it has more than 3,000 locations in its inventory. Learn how the company is equipping itself for long-term success on its prime assets in the heart of the basin, and what steps it is taking to grow now in the current commodity environment.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


2:20 pm

Roundtable: Big Data Solutions

Three ground-breaking analytics firms discuss how to maximize the volumes of disparate data produced in oil and gas drilling and completions to improve recoveries and tailor completions for optimum economic outcomes.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


3:15 pm

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Origin Bio Solutions

Pick up where you left off on the exhibit floor and explore more solutions from the industry's top companies. Don't forget to finish collecting stamps for your BINGO card while on the exhibit floor!


3:45 pm

Technical Panel: Driving Efficiency With Completion Technology

Advanced completion technologies are improving efficiencies by increasing production and decreasing development costs.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy


4:40 pm

Closing Spotlight: Southern Midland Basin

Sponsored by:
CDM Resource Management

The southern Midland Basin offers great Wolfcamp potential, and this pair of operators has been working hard to extract value.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Recap the day's conference sessions in a fun and relaxing environment. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while you and your colleagues discuss what you've learned. Be sure to stick around to see if you've won a BINGO prize and to hear which exhibitors win the DUGGIE awards!

Thursday, May 21

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Get ready for the final day of the conference with a hot breakfast. Connect with your peers before you head in for the morning sessions.


8:30 am

Opening Keynote: Enhancing Returns

A leading Permian Basin operator delivers findings from its drilling program, talks about its extensive resource base, and divulges its strategy for profitable growth in challenging times.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Panel: Private Operators

The Permian Basin is home to a vibrant community of private operators. These firms approach their businesses in their own unique ways. Learn from top executives how private operators are weathering the storm.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Break

This is your last chance! Explore the exhibition hall and network with your peers before you grab your seat for the final DUG Permian Basin presentations.


10:30 am

A&D Spotlight: Jumping In

Sponsored by:
NSAI

Permian assets are a prize for buyers, and recent significant transactions have underscored its continued desirability. Low oil prices mean that the door is open for those firms with strong balance sheets and the ability to spend strategic dollars. Hear from a firm that has taken advantage of this opportunity, and how it plans to move ahead.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


10:50 am

Intellectual Capital Spotlight: Why Leave Money On The Table?

Energy companies have invested more than $20 billion in intellectual capital, including patents, but have not unlocked the value of these investments. In today’s challenging times, companies can unlock the value of their patents and generate much-needed cash.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


11:10 am

Technical Panel: What Works

This panel delves into the practices that are making the difference for successful operators today, and talks about fresh strategies to move forward in low-oil-price environments. This includes a technology-focused approach to the science of subsurface interpretation, and additionally a look at the realities of recovering more oil from Permian Basin conventional reservoirs that may have been overlooked due to flaws in the analytical methods and processes used.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy


12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change