DUG Permian Basin
May 23-25, 2016
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Convention Center
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Conference Agenda

Monday, May 23

10:00 am

Permian Midstream Workshop


5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 24

7:30 am

Registration Open


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: The Permian's Well-Powdered Pioneer

With a $1.4-billion capital raise in January, the 785,000-Permian-acre Pioneer Natural Resources is flush with cash on hand and from operations to further develop its many-decade understanding of the Spraberry and Wolfcamp. Here are its 2016 plans and how it is further driving down costs and driving up EUR.


9:00 am

Economics Panel: All About Balance

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.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Downspacing & Completion Optimization

Downspacing pilots and stacked and staggered wells offer great promise for boosting recoveries. This operator is breaking ground with its work in the Bone Spring; hear the latest details on what has been learned to date and what plans are in place for the remainder of the year.


11:00 am

Technical Spotlight: Tracking Above The Type Curve

Next-generation completions are delivering up-sized recoveries, and well EURs are climbing at impressive rates. This expert dissects the methods that are delivering ever-better wells.


11:20 am

Private Operators Panel: A Special Approach

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.


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker


1:15 pm

Afternoon Keynote


2:00 pm

Midstream Spotlight: Accessing National & Global Markets

The Permian Basin has historically been a major supplier of crude to U.S. markets; now oil from the region can be sold abroad. This expert lays out how the basin’s infrastructure is evolving to service markets both near and far.


2:20 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 operating and service company executives delves into the details of what is working where and how.

  • Schlumberger Ltd., Speaker TBA

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.


4:40 pm

Closing Keynote: Macroeconomics, Crude Exports, Permian Players & WTI

The world picture is rapidly changing, and ground-breaking U.S. crude exports are just one development. This expert ties global happenings back to the Permian Basin.


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 25

7:30 am

Registration Open


8:30 am

Opening Keynote: Delaware Basin Focus

The enormous Delaware Basin offers multiple reservoir targets— including the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and Leonard— that continue to attract capital investment. This operator has staked its claim in the basin; listen as it outlines its programs and plans for the future.


9:00 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.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

Service Spotlight: Rigs & Crews

The Permian Basin is far and away the busiest area in all of the oil industry. This long-time executive offers insights into how the basin's service sector is coping with the downturn, and what steps it is taking to ensure viability and readiness for future growth.


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.


12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change