DUG Eagle Ford
Sept. 15-17, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Conv. Ctr.
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Pioneer Natural ResourcesCarrizoPenn Virginia Oil & Gas, L.P.Marathon Oil Corp.TalismanPhillips 66 - OperatorLaredo Energy
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Conference Agenda

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sponsored by:
CARBO

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.

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
Tervita

Start your day off right with a hot and cold breakfast before you take a seat for an exciting and informative day of presentations. Use this opportunity to meet new contacts, including exhibitors, speakers and other attendees.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Eagle Ford Ramp-Up & A New Look At The Chalk

Session sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

With 18 rigs drilling its Eagle Ford leasehold, Marathon Oil Corp. plans some 250 net wells this year toward producing its estimated resource of 1.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Here, the company's CEO describes results, efficiencies and further plans as well as the potential for stacked pay from the Austin Chalk in Karnes County.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

A&D Panel: Blockbuster Deals

Session sponsored by:
Target Logistics

The Eagle Ford is a prime place to be, as evidenced by recent billion-dollar deals, including Devon's purchase of GeoSouthern's assets. Even upstream MLPs are joining in. Learn the latest on current deal metrics and what they mean for current and future transactions—from both the asset-builder's perspective and the potential buyer's.

Moderator: Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Break

This conference is filled with target-rich participants that you'll want to get to know. Take the time to stroll through the exhibit hall and talk about your business with other key industry contacts.

Sponsored by:
Nalco Champion


10:30 am

Operator Spotlight: Gaining Efficiencies In Monetizing Eagle Ford Pay

Session sponsored by:
FairmountSantrol

Swift Energy Co., a longtime operator in South Texas' stacked pay, has accumulated an impressive record of efficiency gains in the Eagle Ford. Here's how it's achieving these results.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Economics Panel: Understanding Well Variability

Session sponsored by:
Metallic Building

The vast Eagle Ford play—covering an astonishing 7 million acres—has distinct sub-regions. Well results vary by area, from the west to the east, and by operator. Join this panel of experts as they dissect the play and offer insights into this complex reservoir, including discussions of type curves, breakeven costs and near- and long-term production forecasts.

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


11:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Upper Eagle Ford Results & A New Drill Design

Session sponsored by:
Telogis

A South Texas operator for more than 20 years, Pioneer Natural Resources is producing some 43,000 BOE/d from the Eagle Ford. Learn about further plans, its down-spacing results in the upper Eagle Ford and how it has reduced drill costs with a two-string, rather than three-string, design.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon, Keynote Speaker & "Hero Into A Homeowner" Presentation

Sponsored by:
Canary

Each year the DUG Eagle Ford luncheon pays tribute to our military heroes. This year, Hart Energy brings decorated war hero Salvatore "Sal" Giunta to the DUG stage. Now retired from his post as Staff Sgt. of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Giunta is the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor. Other military decorations include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

"Hero Into A Homeowner" Presentation

DUG Eagle Ford's Annual Golf Invitational raises funds to help place a wounded U.S. veteran's family in a custom-built home. Don't miss the special "Hero Into A Homeowner" presentation during the keynote luncheon. Proceeds from the golf tournament will also benefit the Boot Campaign, a non-profit committed to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism and providing assistance to military personnel and their families.

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


2:00 pm

Upstream Track

Afternoon Keynote: The Big Picture On Crude Oil Exports

Exports of crude oil from the U.S. are restricted at present, but with U.S. production at more than 8.2 million barrels a day and rising, pressure to allow higher levels of imports is growing. What are the prospects for large volumes of U.S. crude flowing to different countries, and how might this affect the world’s geopolitical landscape?

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

Operator Spotlight: Proving The Oily Eagle Ford East Of The Arch

Session sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

The Eagle Ford play's founders—now at Halcón Resources Corp.—are proving some 100,000 net acres of Eagle Ford pay east of the San Marcos Arch with wells producing 90% oil. Here's how the position has been delineated and the outlook for diminishing costs and growing EURs.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

Service Spotlight: Rigs, Pumps & Crews

Production continues to grow in the Eagle Ford as commodity prices stay strong and the areas with excellent productivity expand. That translates to steady demand for drilling rigs, pressure pumping services and personnel. Here a leading service company executive discusses the trends and outlook for the play.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Midstream Track

Afternoon Keynote: Condensate Splitting & The Eagle Ford

This midstream operator plans to take advantage of the growing condensate volumes generated by Eagle Ford wells. Hear the details of its exciting project.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor, Midstream Business, Hart Energy

Roundtable: Solving For Processing & To-Market In The Eagle Ford

New and expanded facilities are raising the processing capacity for burgeoning South Texas production growth. Learn the specifics, how these projects will impact the play and of ongoing solving under way for expectations for continued capacity-demand growth.

Moderator: John Harpole, Senior Advisor, Hart Energy and President, Mercator Energy


3:15 pm

Networking Break

After a busy day of participating in sessions and meeting new contacts, enjoy some complimentary refreshments in the exhibit hall. Use this opportunity to meet with exhibitors and sponsors and learn how they are helping clients operate more efficiently in the Eagle Ford.

Sponsored by:
NCS Energy Services


3:45 pm

Upstream Track

Economic Spotlight: How Texas' Shale Plays Are Transforming Markets & Investment Trends

Session sponsored by:
NSAI

Liquids from the Eagle Ford and, increasingly, from new Permian Basin production are supplementing the bounty of natural gas the Barnett and other gas-rich shale plays have put into the market. Here, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce breaks down how Texas' and other shale plays are rebuilding the American economy along the value chain—from drillbit to end-user to more jobs.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

Technical Panel: R&D In The Eagle Ford

These experts in the R&D world hone in on the latest advances in technology that are applicable to the Eagle Ford play. Which technologies show the most promise?

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

Midstream Track

Transport Panel: Multiple Options For Eagle Ford Oil, Condensate, NGL & Natural Gas

Eagle Ford producers have always enjoyed an advantage due to their proximity to the Gulf Coast. Here’s a look at the rail, truck and marine options producers are using to get their products to market. And a look at a project for use of Eagle Ford gas as LNG in field operations.

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


4:45 pm

Closing Keynote: Liquids-Rich, High-Return Assets

Session sponsored by:
Guard1

In the Eagle Ford play, international firm BHP Billiton is pursuing accelerated development in the prolific Black Hawk area and timing the development of the Hawkville area for liquids content and lease retention. Share a detailed look at its plans and strategies in one of its core petroleum assets.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


5:15 pm

Networking Reception

Sponsored by:
Unimin Energy Division

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.


8:00 pm

DUG Eagle Ford Late Night Networking Mixer
Pat O'Brien's Bar and Restaurant
121 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Join us for the official DUG Eagle Ford after party at Pat O'Brien's — where the history of the Alamo meets the New Orleans Legend! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, beer and wine, entertainment and the best networking in town. Must present DUG Eagle Ford conference badge for admittance.

Entertainment by The Klocks
The Klocks

Sponsored by:
AudubonCJ EnergyCowboy ContainmentBrodie International

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:
CSD Engineers

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

Upstream Track

Opening Remarks

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Opening Spotlight: Lower and Upper Eagle Ford Results From Gonzales & Lavaca Counties

With 85,900 net acres involving 125,300 gross, Penn Virginia Corp. has an inventory of more than 1,500 gross, remaining, drilling locations in the volatile oil window of the Eagle Ford. It is currently adding reserves and production from the Upper Eagle Ford as well. Here's how.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Midstream Track

Opening Remarks

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

Opening Spotlight: Additional Transportation-, Splitter- And Fractionation-Capacity Opportunities For Eagle Ford Producers

New expansion projects will boost daily Eagle Ford crude and condensate pipeline capacity by hundreds of thousands of barrels to the Gulf Coast. Here are Phillips 66's plans for growing its midstream business in southeast Texas.

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


9:00 am

Upstream Track

Technical Roundtable: Drilling, Completing & Producing The Eagle Ford

Session sponsored by:
CDM Resource Management

Drilling best practices, improving completions, the productive limits of down-spacing and more continued learning and innovation—success and ongoing challenges—are discussed by experts in the field.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

Midstream Track

Panel: Refining & Other End-Use of Eagle Ford Crude, Condensate, NGL & Natural Gas

U.S. refiners are swiftly responding to all the new crude and condensate coming onstream from the Eagle Ford play. Here's a look at new projects, expansions and upgrades that seek to make good use of the Eagle Ford light-gravity oil and gas liquids as well as a look at a project for new use of some 1 Bcf/d of the associated gas.

Moderator: Deon Daugherty, Associate Editor, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Brunch

Sponsored by:
OTEX

One of the most important reasons to attend a conference is the networking! Visit the exhibit hall and visit with current contacts and possible business partners and suppliers.


10:30 am

Stacked-Pay Spotlight: Eagle Ford Plus Chalk East Of The Arch

Operators are proving the Eagle Ford will also pay east of the San Marcos Arch. In addition, this operator is recompleting and making new Austin Chalk wells with modern completions. Learn the latest on its Chalk results and potential for northeastern Eagle Ford.

Moderator: Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


10:50 am

R&D Q&A: Better Completions Toward Leaving No Pore Unproduced

Session sponsored by:
Tolteq

Silicon Valley's "big data analytics" capabilities continue to be rolled out into oil and gas exploration and production. But what's real and what's hype? In this interactive session, an industry expert in producing both conventional and unconventional resources and the developer of high-tech improvements in the industry, with an emphasis on completions, discuss how a new technology—prescriptive analytics—that is in field trials now can immediately transform oil and gas operations.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:10 am

Operator Spotlight: Stacked South Texas Pay–From Webb To Robertson

A longtime South Texas operator, Laredo Energy is building its newest build-to-sell asset position both west and east of the San Marcos Arch, producing from Eagle Ford, Escondido, Olmos, Austin Chalk and San Miguel in Webb County and from the Eaglebine Trend in Brazos, Burleson and Robertson counties. Here are its findings from these payzones and the potential of additional zones.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


11:30 am

Analyst Spotlight: Eagle Ford Type Curves & Production Forecasts

Now six years old, the Eagle Ford play's production is solidly proven. Here's the latest on how operators have pushed the boundaries of type curves from their wells and the forecast for further growth in production from this rich rock.

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


11:50 am

Closing Keynote: The Eagle Ford's Extension Into Mexico

This leading researcher discusses the extension of the Eagle Ford trend into Mexico. What is the geologic potential, and what is the probability these resources will be developed in the near future?

Moderator: Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


12:10 pm

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