DUG Eagle Ford
SEPT. 12-14, 2016
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Conv. Ctr.
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Conference Agenda

Monday, September 12

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 13

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: The Eagle Ford Advantage

Session sponsored by:
SENTRY

The Eagle Ford struggled to retain rigs as commodity prices collapsed, but the premier play has found its footing. Lower per-well costs and higher productivities have made certain areas solidly attractive. Hear from this leading operator about its current activities and future plans in the Eagle Ford.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Marathon Oil Corp., Speaker TBA

9:00 am

Panel: Capital, Credit & Cash Flow

The initial shock of the oil price drop is well past, and lower for longer is our current reality. Banks have tightened their covenants and RBL has shrunk; credit is hard to come by. Operators are focused on keeping production flat with the smallest amount of investment possible as they strive to stay cash-flow neutral. What are the new economics of the Eagle Ford? How are companies financing their activities? What is happening in the A&D space?

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


9:40 am

Fireside Chat: The Midstream View

The CEO of one of the largest integrated midstream companies shares his thoughts on today's oil and gas markets, including the rapidly developing picture on ethane. The discussion will address the energy industry's current access to capital, Enterprise's growth strategies, and how the Eagle Ford area fits into its portfolio.

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


10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Archrock


10:40 am

Technical Spotlight: Rock Matters

Sponsored by:
shale support

Well results in the same area can vary tremendously, and the industry spends lots of money and brain power trying to understand why. Fine variations in reservoir properties are the issue, says this expert, and a good grasp of the rock fabric can aid in correct lateral placement and effective frack designs.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Operator Spotlight: Focus On Capital Efficiency

Sanchez Energy has accumulated 200,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford play, on which it has proved up some 2,900 net locations. The company emphasizes capital efficiency, and has driven costs down to levels that allow it to deliver superior returns even in the current range of commodity prices.

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


11:20 am

Operator Spotlight: Competitive Returns

Chesapeake Energy is one of the largest acreage holders in South Texas. Its first-quarter net production from the Eagle Ford averaged 91,000 boe/d, with F&D and operating costs down significantly in the last two years to boost the economics. Here’s an update on the company’s longer laterals and other news.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


11:40 am

Spotlight: Private Equity’s Appetite For South Texas

Private equity providers are enamored with the Permian Basin, but the Eagle Ford still has its charms. This expert discusses the opportunities and challenges in South Texas.

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

  • Ben Rodgers, Senior Vice President, EIG Energy Partners

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch


1:30 pm

Operator Spotlight: Statoil

Building on its success in the Marcellus Shale, Statoil entered the Eagle Ford in 2010 by forming a 50/50 joint venture with Talisman Energy. Since then it has acquired additional working interests and in April 2016, Statoil became responsible for operating the entire asset. It has approximately 71,000 net acres in the play.

  • Cesar Alvarez, Head - Eagle Ford Asset, Statoil

2:00 pm

Panel: Mexico's Promise

A burgeoning market for natural gas is springing up in Mexico, and Eagle Ford operators and midstreamers are well positioned to help satisfy the demand. This panel examines the business landscape in Mexico.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


3:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: The New Energy Reality

The have and the have nots are the new reality in today's oil and gas business. This seasoned energy executive has launched a new venture focused on the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin. Learn why Evans thinks the Eagle Ford is one of the best places to be today.

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


3:20 pm

Networking Break


4:00 pm

Analyst Spotlight: Pinning Down Prices

Are oil market fundamentals finally starting to improve? What is the story with U.S. production, and which global suppliers are at risk of disruption? What is happening with demand, both here and abroad? This analyst dissects the vagaries of the market and delivers a near-term outlook for oil and gas prices.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


4:20 pm

Panel: Stalking The Chalk

There is significant excitement around recent announcements of good results in the venerable Austin Chalk reservoir. Today the play has been reborn as an unconventional target, much different from the Austin Chalk of years past.

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


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, September 14

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Panel: Private Operators Speak

These private firms have planted their flags in the Eagle Ford in South Texas and East Texas. Learn how they and their investors view the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk plays, and how they are moving forward on exploration and development.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Continuous Improvement

BHP Billiton entered the Eagle Ford in 2011, and has since been one of the major operators in the play. The company prefers large-scale, long-field-life, low-unit-cost production operations, and the Eagle Ford remains a focus for its onshore U.S. team. Learn what this international firm has been doing to continuously improve and transform its business.

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

  • Jon Krome, Head of Continuous Improvement, BHP Billiton

10:00 am

Networking Brunch


10:40 am

Technical Roundtable: Water Handling

Procurement and disposal of water are key issues in the arid geography of South Texas. This group of experts talks about what works and what doesn’t, about new approaches and how costs are being cut.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:40 am

Special Closing Keynote: Delivering Impressive Results

With 45,000 net acres in the play after acquiring Rosetta Resources last year, Noble Energy is bringing enhanced completion techniques and tighter lateral spacing to South Texas. The Noble-designed completions have delivered some of the most productive Eagle Ford wells ever completed.

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


12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

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