DUG Eagle Ford
AUG. 29-31, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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2014 DUG Eagle Ford Conference

See below for the 2014 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.

2014 Conference, Day 1

September 16, 2014

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

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.

A&D Panel: Blockbuster Deals

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.

  • Randy King, Managing Partner, Anderson King Energy Consultants LLC
  • Christopher D. Heinson, Chief Operating Officer, Sanchez Energy Corp.
  • Greg Robbins, Vice President, Corporate Development, Memorial Production Partners LP

Operator Spotlight: Gaining Efficiencies In Monetizing Eagle Ford Pay

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.

  • Bob Banks, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Swift Energy Co.

Economics Panel: Understanding Well Variability

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.

  • Activity & Results From The Northeastern Eagle Ford Extension
    Welles Fitzpatrick, Senior Analyst, Johnson Rice & Co. LLC
  • West-Of-The-Arch Economics & Indications From Adding Upper Eagle Ford & Chalk
    Trevor Sloan, Managing Director, Energy Research Analyst, ITG Investment Research

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

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.

  • Timothy L. Dove, President and Chief Operating Officer, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Keynote Networking Luncheon

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.

  • Salvatore "Sal" Giunta, Medal of Honor Recipient, U.S. Army (ret'd) — Presentation not available

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?

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

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.

UPSTREAM TRACK: 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.

  • Tammi Morytko, Vice President, Southern U.S. Geomarket, Baker Hughes Inc.

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.

  • Robert L. (Robb) Barnes, Senior Vice President, Commercial-Crude Oil, Magellan Midstream Partners LP

MIDSTREAM TRACK: 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.

  • Josh Weber, Senior Vice President, Commercial & Business Development, Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC
  • Tim Murray, Managing Director, GSO Capital Partners — Presentation not available
  • Phil Mezey, Executive Vice President, Southcross Energy Partners LP — Presentation not available

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

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.

  • Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, Policy, Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

UPSTREAM TRACK: 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?

  • Proppant-Recipe Performance in the Eagle Ford: Ceramic, Sand, Resin or Mix?
    James W. Crafton, Ph.D., President and Founder, Performance Sciences Inc.
  • Leveraging Stranded Gas to Energize Temporary Power Solutions
    David Dickert, Regional Director, Oil & Gas Sales, Aggreko North America

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.

  • Jimmy Thomas, Executive Vice President, Midstream Operations, Twin Eagle Resource Management LLC — Presentation not available
  • Jim Meyn, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, HEYCO LNG
  • Cory Garcia, Associate Analyst, Raymond James & Associates Inc.

Closing Keynote: Liquids-Rich, High-Return Assets

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.

  • David Banks, Eagle Ford General Manager, BHP Billiton — Presentation not available

2014 Conference, Day 2

September 17, 2014

UPSTREAM TRACK: 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.

  • John Brooks, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Penn Virginia Corp.

MIDSTREAM TRACK: 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.

UPSTREAM TRACK: Technical Roundtable: Drilling, Completing & Producing The Eagle Ford

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.

  • Chapman Amend, Drilling Engineering Manager, Stonegate Production Co. LLC — Presentation not available
  • Dave Sobernheim, Engineering Advisor, Schlumberger — Presentation not available
  • Mike Mayerhofer, Director, Fracturing Center of Excellence, Pinnacle — Presentation not available
  • Robert J. Anderson, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Acquisitions, Oak Valley Resources LLC — Presentation not available

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.

  • Natural Gas To Mexico—The McAllen-to-Reynosa Project
    Richard Cargile, President, Midstream, Energy Transfer Partners LP — Presentation not available
  • Downstream Use Of New Eagle Ford And Other U.S. Liquids Production
    Sam Margolin, Director, Equity Research, Energy, Cowen & Co.
  • Global Refining Landscape Changes And The Eagle Ford Implications
    Kevin Phillippi, Consultant, A.T. Kearney

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.

  • Mark A. Houser, President and CEO, EV Energy Partners LP and Executive Vice President and COO, EnerVest Ltd.

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

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.

  • Richard Stoneburner, Senior Advisor, Pine Brook Partners LP, and Retired President, North America Shale Production Division, BHP Billiton Petroleum Ltd. — Presentation not available
  • Atanu Basu, CEO, Ayata — Presentation not available

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.

  • Glenn Hart, Chairman, President and CEO, Laredo Energy IV LP

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.

  • Laura Atkins, Executive Director of Upstream Research, Hart Energy

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?

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