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.
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
Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
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.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Opening Keynote: 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?
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.
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!
Operator Spotlight: The Northwest Shelf & The Delaware Basin
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.
Ronnie K. Irani, President and CEO, RKI Exploration & Production LLC
Technical Spotlight: What Works
This leading engineering consultant delves into the practices that are making the difference for successful operators.
Sam J. Cho, Ph.D., Independent Consultant
Panel: Managing Capital In Today's World
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.
Kayne Anderson, Speaker TBA
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.
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 (USCYBERCOM), the 16th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), and in his current role as CEO and President of IronNet Cybersecurity, General Alexander has developed a uniquely-informed perspective on potential cyber-threats. Hear personal accounts from his career protecting Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks and foreign intelligence, military combat support and U.S. national security information systems. You will take away new insights on how you can safeguard your company's data assets and operations networks.
Operator Spotlight: The Heart Of The Midland Basin
This firm's recent wells have exhibited excellent productivity in the Midland Basin, and it has more 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A&D Spotlight: Jumping In
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.
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.