DUG Permian Basin
May 23-25, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
Register Featured Sponsors
D3 Survey and MappingStratas AdvisorsNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)TenarisLandmark Field ServicesFairmount Santrol Proppant Solutions
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Operator Sponsors
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Conference Agenda

Monday, May 23

1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Midstream Program


5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 am

Registration Open and Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Loaded With Prospects

Sponsored by:
Sentry Technologies

With its investment-grade balance sheet and strong derivatives position, Pioneer Natural Resources is well positioned to weather the current low commodity price environment while continuing to grow production on its 800,000 gross acres in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp play. Here are its 2016 plans and how it is further driving down costs and driving up EURs.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Economics Panel: All About Balance

Sponsored by:
NSAI

Operators across the Patch are focused on keeping debt in check and boosting liquidity. As many companies work to strengthen their balance sheets and reshape their portfolios, the Permian Basin reigns as the nation's most desirable region in which to own assets. Learn why this venerable basin is so preferred, and how its plays stack up against those in other major petroleum provinces.

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


10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Archrock


10:40 am

Technical Spotlight: North America vs. OPEC—Making Unconventional Resources Economic

Sponsored by:
Shale Support

North America's unconventional-oil resources are vast. This expert discusses next-generation completion technology needed to make production of these reserves competitive with lower-cost, conventional basins around the world.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Private Operators Panel: A Special Approach

Sponsored by:
NSAI

The Permian Basin is home to many active and vibrant private firms, and these firms have different drivers from their public counterparts. Join this select panel of private-company executives as they divulge their business strategies and offer insights on how they are managing during the downturn.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy 


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:15 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Drilling, Completing, Financing In A Down-Cycle

Having led the financing of Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s build-out into an unconventional-resource empire as well as the growth and roll-out of its newbuild pressure-pumping unit, this veteran provides his perspective of drilling and capitalization through the cycles.

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


1:40 pm

Midstream Spotlight: Accessing National & Global Markets

Sponsored by:
Landmark Field Services D3 Midstream

Permian Basin oil can now be sold abroad and its natural gas will soon be exported via new pipe connecting West Texas Waha to the Mexican market. This expert describes potential netback savings to producers via new gas-market accessibility and increased plant efficiencies and operational runtimes.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


2:00 pm

Technical Roundtable: Sand, Spacing & Slickwater

Completions in unconventional reservoirs are the leading edge of the industry, as operators continually hone and tweak their designs and wells respond with higher rates and bigger recoveries. This roundtable of top completion experts delves into the details of what is working where and how.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Session sponsored by:
PeroxyChem


2:40 pm

Spotlight: Resolving The Geopolitical Petroleum Chaos

How does Iran fit in now at the OPEC table? What becomes of Venezuela and Nigeria at this price, if sustained? And Saudi Arabia is planning a downstream IPO and increased non-energy privatization incentives in the midst of declining sovereign cash, reduced constituent subsidization and war. And, then, there is Russia. Here's an expert perspective of what is confounding energy markets.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy 


3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:40 pm

Operator Panel: Delaware Basin–The Rising Star

These premier Delaware Basin operators share their experiences from their positions, which are growing in both reserves and well IPs. Learn which areas work best for which portions of the basin's reservoirs.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


4:45 pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 25

7:30 am

Registration Open and Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

8:40 am

A&D Panel: The Stampede To West Texas

A host of public firms, long-time family companies and private-equity backed entities have Permian Basin assets in their sights. It's the place buyers want to be, and where sellers can realize good values for their properties. Here's a look at deals done to date, as well as the outlook for future transactions.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Horizontal San Andres On The Central Basin Platform

Operators are making horizontals now on the flank of a historic San Andres vertical waterflood. This producer describes its achievements to date and efforts in lowering costs while improving drilling, completion and other geological and geophysical understanding of the play.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

  • Terry Dobkins, President & CEO, Elk Meadows Resources LLC

10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

Spotlight: The Ground-Level Environment & Expectations

Having already amassed and sold some 100 million BOE of Wolfberry proved reserves booked via almost wholly from the drillbit, Opal Resources is now at work on the Central Basin Platform. Here is a veteran explorer's perspective of value creation during the down-cycle, including a perspective on the ground-level environment and expectations for the next few years.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Closing Panel: The World-Class Wolfcamp

The Wolfcamp is an outsized, jaw-dropping reservoir, even for the hydrocarbon-rich Permian Basin. This closing panel of experts takes a deep dive into the Wolfcamp A, B, C and D benches–their reservoir characteristics and resource potentials, and offers case histories of some of the phenomenal wells drilled to date.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy 

Session sponsored by:
Vaquero Midstream


12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change