DUG Eagle Ford
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2013 DUG Eagle Ford Conference

See below for the 2013 conference agenda. To download a presentation, click the speaker’s name and enter the username and password you received via email following the event. Your log-in credentials are only applicable to this conference and may only be used by registered attendees.

2013 Conference, Day 1

September 18, 2013

Opening Keynote: Eagle Ford Surges Forward

Hear from this major Eagle Ford operator on its drilling program, the factors that affect the Eagle Ford play, and the opportunities that remain.

  • Rod Skaufel, President, North America Shale Production, BHP Billiton Petroleum - Presentation not available

Operator Spotlight: Aurora and The Oil/Condensate Window

Aurora Oil & Gas has participated in 250 Eagle Ford wells to date, and has recently become an operator. The firm, with a market cap of $1.7 billion, holds 2,700 net operated acres and 19,100 net non-operated acres, mainly in Karnes and Atascosa counties. Here’s an update from the chief executive.

A&D Overview: Assets Change Hands as Core is Defined

The vast reaches of the Eagle Ford mean many companies have to prioritize their acreage and pare holdings down to manageable size. Here's a review of the metrics of Eagle Ford plays. What are buyers paying, and where are the hot spots?

Case Study: Sanchez and the Hess Deal

This spring, Sanchez Energy Corp. bought some 43,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford, Pearsall, Austin Chalk and Buda Limestone plays from Hess Corp. The net acreage grew Sanchez's production by 4,500 BOE per day in in Dimmit, Frio, LaSalle and Zavala counties, Texas; now the independent produces more than 12,000 BOE per day. Here's a look at the deal, how it fits with the company's prior assets, and what the operator plans going forward.

Operator Spotlight: Eagle Ford as a Growth Engine

Marathon is in the resource-harvest phase of its Eagle Ford assets. The company plans to drill some 300 wells in the play this year. Here's a detailed look at how this leading operator is executing its aggressive growth plan, and it's high-science approach to the reservoir.

  • Lance Robertson, Vice President, Eagle Ford Operations, Marathon Oil Corp.

Economic Spotlight: Condensate Versus Oil

A division is emerging in the Eagle Ford environs between those companies that have assets in the volatile oil window and those that are in the condensate region. Fears that condensate differentials will widen have been widely voiced, as the light product searches for a home in Canada or on the Gulf Coast. Is this concern justified?

  • Subash Chandra, Managing Director, Jefferies & Co. - Presentation not available

Activity Panel: Leases and Big Iron

The big land grab is over in the Eagle Ford, but leases continue to churn. Here's a look at expirations and how these will play out in coming years. Meanwhile, rig counts have flattened as drilling efficiencies have increased. The play is a magnet for newbuilds. Which rigs are in demand, how are dayrates trending, and what does the future hold for drilling contractors and operators in the play?

  • Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Drillinginfo
  • Kurt Hallead, Managing Director and Co-Head, Global Energy Research, RBC Capital Markets

Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Each year the DUG Eagle Ford luncheon honors and pays special tribute to our U.S. military heroes and veterans, and the 2013 program will undoubtedly be no exception.

Hart Energy is proud to bring Robert O'Neill, a highly-trained Navy SEAL, who is one of the U.S.'s most decorated veterans. With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O'Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know and are thankful he exists. Having been deployed more than 12 times, O'Neill has held leadership roles in 400+ missions in four different theaters of war, including the famed SEAL Team Six mission—America's most important campaign against terrorism.

  • Robert J. O'Neill, Team Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Member, SEAL Team Six - Presentation not available

Upstream Track - Economic Development Spotlight: Eagle Ford Task Force Findings

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter well understands how E&P operators' efforts and Texas constituents' goals converge. Here is an analysis on the findings of the recently published Eagle Ford Task Force Report, and what is next.

Upstream Track - Analyst Spotlight: Fine Tuning the Eagle Ford

Hear from a top analyst on recent Eagle Ford well results, and what these reveal about variability, recoveries and economics in the play. How are operators fine tuning their completion strategies and production practices? What might ultimate well spacing be, and what does the remaining inventory look like?

  • Trevor Sloan, Managing Director, Energy Research Analyst, ITG Investment Research

Upstream Track - Operator Spotlight: Pure-Play in the Eagle Ford

This operator has acquired prime acreage in the Eagle Ford's volatile oil window, and secured financing as well. It has remade itself into a nearly pure-play Eagle Ford independent. Here's a look at how this company is writing a new story in the Eagle Ford.

  • John Brooks, Executive Vice President, Operations, Penn Virginia

Midstream Track - Afternoon Keynote: De-bottlenecking the Eagle Ford

Management of a preeminent midstream developer and operator shares insights for the wave of petroleum infrastructure that will move ascendant volumes of Eagle Ford production to market. Nustar CEO Curt Anastasio will detail projects and outlooks for a portfolio of new infrastructure including rail, pipeline, and marine transport options for moving petroleum across North America.

Midstream Track - Changing Crude Flow Dynamics

The surge of sweet, light oil from the Eagle Ford is heading to refineries far from Texas. Here's how this crude fits into the new world order.

  • Greg Haas, Director of Research, Integrated Oil & Gas, Hart Energy

Upstream Track - E&P Technology Panel: Water Solutions

In the arid lands of South Texas, efficient water use and reuse is crucial to success. Water treatment technologies needed to address effective water management ways are rapidly evolving to aid operators in solving their water issues.

  • Tom Williams, Co-Founder, Environmentally Friendly Drilling Project, Texas A&M and Houston Advanced Research Center
  • Michael West, Oilfield Business Development Manager, BWA Water Additives
  • Dennis Naeger, Director, Marketing, Water Management, TETRA Technologies Inc.

Midstream Track - Liquids Transport Panel: Pipes, Trucks, Rails and Ships

Eagle Ford producers have a plethora of options to move liquids, from long-haul pipelines to rail and marine tanking. Here's how operators are cost-effectively moving crude, condensate and NGLs to hungry markets.

Upstream Track - Closing Keynote: Eagle Ford

This independent has forged an impressive portfolio in the Eagle Ford. Share its insights on optimum reservoir development, downspacing, well completion techniques and more.

  • Mark D. Petrichuk, Vice President, Corporate Reserves & Technical Services, Rosetta Resources Inc.

Midstream Track - Closing Keynote: NGLs in the Eagle Ford

NGL output is expected to continue to rise in the Eagle Ford, driven by robust drilling in the gas/condensate and crude oil windows. Projects in the works to handle the abundant volumes range from new and expanded pipelines and fractionaters.

  • Brian Frederick, President, North and South Business Units, DCP Midstream LLC

2013 Conference, Day 2

September 19, 2013

Upstream Track - Opening Keynote: Evolution of the Eagle Ford

It's been an active year for Pioneer Natural Resources, whose production in the liquids-rich Eagle Ford is up significantly over last year. It is lowering costs, drilling from pads, planning 130 more wells, and spending $575 million in the play this year. How is the company managing this fast pace? Hear the answers directly from its CEO and chairman.

Midstream Track - Spotlight: Eagle Ford Spurs South Texas Economy

Manufacturers are locating facilities making products ranging from petrochemicals to steel to oilfield tubulars in the Corpus Christi area. Here's a look at the projects and plans that are spurring the South Texas economy.

  • Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D, Research Director, Institute for Economic Development, The University of Texas, San Antonio

Upstream Track - Services Spotlight: The Eagle Ford Consortium

The industry is hard at work improving drilling and completion strategies in the Eagle Ford. Learn the latest on Schlumberger's innovative consortium, and how it is helping the play evolve.

Upstream Track - E&P Roundtable: Cultivating Technical Excellence

Thousands of wells have been drilled and completed in the Eagle Ford; what has the industry learned about best practices? What problems still need solutions? How are technologies changing?

  • Matt Cooley, Operations Manager, Eagle Ford, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. - Presentation not available
  • Jason Wilson, Senior Geologist, Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. - Presentation not available
  • Paul Sheppard, Southeast Area Vice President, Halliburton - Presentation not available
  • David Gallagher, Vice President, Production Enhancement, Baker Hughes - Presentation not available

Midstream Track - Panel: Considerations for Designing Surface Facilities in Liquid-Rich Plays

Environmental regulations, infrastructure challenges, field economics, variable production and supply chain efficiencies are driving changes in the industry's approach to surface facility development. Panelists will discuss this evolution in the face of fast-paced U.S. shale and how they are tackling these changes.

  • Tanmay Desai, Senior Vice President, Contract Services, Valerus - Presentation not available
  • Doug Coleman, Vice President, New Ventures, Prism Midstream - Presentation not available
  • Vance Hazzard, Vice President, Operations, South Texas Asset Team, Pioneer Natural Resources - Presentation not available

Operator Spotlight: LaSalle County Excellence

Carrizo Oil & Gas focuses its Eagle Ford efforts in LaSalle County. The company has been posting better wells with juicy economics, at the same time it has been lowering well costs. Listen as it lays out its methods.

  • Brad Fisher, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.

Panel: The East Texas, Eagle Ford and Woodbine Experience

Strong showings in the Woodbine play in Leon, Madison, Grimes and Brazos counties are encouraging widespread industry interest. What are results to date, how do the economics look and how big can this play become?