DUG Eagle Ford
October 25-27, 2015
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Conv. Ctr.
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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Save yourself time and pick up your DUG Eagle Ford badge early! Use this opportunity to participate in the Opening Reception, which includes a complimentary, fully-catered buffet and complimentary drinks. This reception provides excellent networking opportunities for the first-time DUG attendee, as well as the seasoned DUG attendee.

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Strong Production Volumes

This leading operator has been in the Eagle Ford since its early days; today it has reached the scale and efficiency to continue to deliver highly economic returns and grow its production volumes.


9:00 am

Activity Panel: Location, Location, Location

These days, rigs turning to the right are working in the heart of the Eagle Ford play, on the very best acreage. These experts outline the portions of the play that will see the bulk of spending from whittled-down capital budgets.


9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Maintaining Leases & Retaining Acreage

With vast lease positions but limited budgets, operators have to slice and dice their spending to strategically manage acreage. This operator offers an update on its approach, from units it selects to drill to acreage it offers to partners to assets it places on the market.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

A&D Spotlight: Still The Belle Of The Ball

The gaping buy/sell divide squelched A&D deals during the first part of the year, but the desire to own high-quality Eagle Ford assets is still strong. Here's a review of recent deals in the play, and the outlook for the coming six months.


11:00 am

Panel: Eagle Ford Economics

This panel delves into the transformation the Eagle Ford play has undergone from a $100-per-barrel world to a $50-per-barrel world. Take a deep dive into how operators have cut costs and improved well productivities, and where current breakeven costs stand.


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

*Accessible to full conference attendees (and exhibitors who upgrade to full-conference passes).


2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: The Buda & Austin Chalk Plays

Some great wells have been made recently in the Buda and Austin Chalk. What is the skinny on these plays, one new and one old? How is today's technology reshaping expectations for these two targets?


2:20 pm

Technical Roundtable: Effectiveness Vs. Efficiency

In the race to produce oil and gas at sustainable margins, operators are in a tug of war between effective strategies and those that might be most efficient. Join these experts as they debate these approaches, from pad drilling to completion strategies.


3:15 pm

Networking Break


3:45 pm

Operator Spotlight: Core Of The Core

The operator's work focuses in some of the key areas of the Eagle Ford. Here's a look at its recent results and its plans for investment going forward.


4:05 pm

Technical Panel: Evolving Completion Strategies

How do operators best increase their stimulated rock volumes? Eagle Ford completions started with high-volume, slickwater jobs. The industry then went to hybrid stimulations, followed by cross-linked treatments. Now, the circle has come back to slick water. What creates the most complex stimulations that touches the most rock volume?


4:45 pm

Networking Reception

Celebrate a great first day at the conference by participating in a relaxing cocktail reception, which includes a fully-catered buffet and complimentary drinks. Use this opportunity to network with existing and new contacts and share your learnings from the day.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Jump-start your day with a complimentary, fully-catered breakfast in the exhibit hall. Use this time to meet with exhibitors and other industry contacts.


8:30 am

Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Prospering Today & Tomorrow

This top Eagle Ford operator has many years of production and reserve growth ahead, even in today's commodity price environment. Learn how it has done the work—both financially and operationally—to thrive going forward.


9:00 am

Private Operators Panel: In For The Long-Term

Private firms have different drivers than public companies, although they are all in the same essential business of producing oil and gas. This select panel of private operators talks about their unique approaches to their Eagle Ford assets in today's market.


10:00 am

Networking Brunch


10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: The Upper Eagle Ford

The Upper Eagle Ford is being investigated by various South Texas operators. Hear from this firm about its encouraging success in this interval, and how it stacks up to the traditional Lower Eagle Ford targets.


11:00 am

Closing Panel: Macroeconomics & The Eagle Ford

These experts share their forward-looking thoughts on crude oil prices, markets and export potentials.


11:45 am

Conference Adjourns

Please complete your conference survey and return it to the registration area. Approved speaker presentations are offered exclusively to registered conference attendees and will be sent via email within 72 hours of the conference's conclusion.

Agenda content and timeline subject to change