DUG Eagle Ford
AUG. 29-31, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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2015 DUG Eagle Ford Conference

See below for the 2015 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.

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Eagle Ford Primer

2015 Conference, Day 1

October 26, 2015

Opening Keynote: Robust Production Growth

ConocoPhillips has been in the Eagle Ford since the play's earliest days; today it continues to deliver highly economic returns and grow its production volumes on its 220,000-acre leasehold. The company is pursuing a value-driven approach to full field development, developing on 80-acre high/low spacing and testing triple stack development potential.

  • Greg Leveille, Technical Program Manager for Unconventional Reservoirs, ConocoPhillips

Finance Spotlight: Money & The Eagle Ford

This expert sizes up the current financial landscape and offers insights into the investment banking's view of the Eagle Ford. What trends are developing in equity and debt raises, as well as in mergers and acquisitions?

  • Mark Paull, Vice President, Global Natural Resources Group, Goldman SachsPresentation not available

Operator Spotlight: Improving Returns In The Eagle Ford

Pioneer Natural Resources holds an impressive position in the Eagle Ford, and it is focused on raising well productivity and lowering well costs. Learn how it is developing its Eagle Ford reservoirs, and how the play fits into its overall corporate strategy.

  • Ken Sheffield, Executive Vice President – South Texas Operations, Pioneer Natural ResourcesPresentation not available

Spotlight: A South Texas Success Story

This private-equity-backed, private producer has pursued the Eagle Ford, Buda, Chalk, Pearsall and more on its approximately 63,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford region, including in Karnes County. It produces over 17,000 BOE/D gross production from its operated and non-operated wells, and operates over 90 % of its properties. Here's how it sustains its momentum in today's price environment.

  • Mark A. Norville, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, BlackBrush Oil & Gas LP

Operator Spotlight: Balancing Liquidity, Leverage & Growth

Sanchez Energy's Eagle Ford development plan remains primarily focused on its Catarina asset, where it plans to average four gross rigs during 2015. Learn how it has made impressive efficiency gains at Catarina, and what its plans are for its Cotulla area during the coming months.

Panel: Eagle Ford Economics

Take a deep dive into how price and industry economics are driving activity levels in the Eagle Ford, how operators are cutting costs and improving well productivities, and where current breakeven costs stand. Learn what factors contribute to improving IP rates, and how important geographic location, longer laterals and innovations in completion design are to returns.

  • Karr Ingham, Consulting Petroleum Economist, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
  • Jessica Garrison, Manager, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
  • Ed Schneider, Vice President, Energy Insight, McKinsey & Co.

Keynote Networking Luncheon

Each year the DUG Eagle Ford luncheon pays tribute to our military heroes. This year, Hart Energy brings Taya Kyle, wife of Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle to the DUG stage. Taya continues her late husband's legacy through the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The non-profit organization provides meaningful experiences to service members, first responders and their families. As a follow-up to her late husband's book Taya authored the memoir American Wife, a testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war. Taya further advocates for veterans by delivering heartfelt messages focused on the importance of family and patriotism.

  • Taya Kyle, Wife of the late "American Sniper" and Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, Co-Founder, Chris Kyle Frog FoundationNo presentation

Operator Spotlight: The East Texas Eagle Ford

Halcon Resources holds 100,000 net acres in Brazos and Burleson counties in the East Texas portion of the Eagle Ford. The company is shifting from lease capture to development mode, with focus on improving drilling efficiencies, enhancing completions, and delving into additional zones.

  • Steve Herod, President, Halcon ResourcesPresentation not available

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.

  • Vance Hazzard, Vice President Operations, South Texas Asset Team, Pioneer Natural Resources
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  • Robby McDaniel, Vice President of Production, Stonegate Production Company LLC
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  • Brian A. Matusek, Vice President of Latin America and Integrated Solutions, Cameron
    No presentation
  • Neil Modeland, Southeast Area Business Development Technology Manager, Halliburton
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Operator Spotlight: Core Of The Core

Encana holds a largely contiguous acreage position in the condensate/volatile oil window in the Karnes Trough, the core of the core of the Eagle Ford play. It is conducting downspacing pilots, looking at compression and artificial lift, and examining refrack potential. Here's a look at its recent results and its plans for investment going forward.

  • Jeff Balmer, PhD, Vice President, and General Manager, Western Operating Area, Encana Services Company Ltd.

Technical Panel: Raising Returns In The Eagle Ford

Drilling and completion designs and production strategies can make or break well results. From geosteering into the best reservoir rock, to stacking and staggering laterals, to customizing stimulations for individual stages, operators are rapidly evolving their approaches to the Eagle Ford. Listen as this panel of experts gives real-life insights into how to make the best Eagle Ford wells.

  • Improving Well Economics Through Flowback Operations, A Case Study
    Thomas Bonny, Vice President, North & South America, Schlumberger Business Consulting
    Toby Deen, P.E., Operations Engineer, Eagle Ford Business Unit, Devon Energy
  • Completions, Data & The Downturn; Survival & Success
    Daniel Mohan, Senior Vice President, AyataPresentation not available

2015 Conference, Day 2

October 27, 2015

Opening Keynote: Continuous Improvement From A Dependable Oil Growth Engine

Chesapeake, the second largest producer of natural gas and the 11th largest producer of oil in the U.S., has undergone a significant transformation in the last two years. Under new leadership and with a focus on capital efficiency, the company is maximizing its best-in-class asset portfolio. Learn more about how Chesapeake's new operational approach is driving consistent growth in the oil engine that is the Eagle Ford.

  • Bill Martinez, Vice President, South Texas, Chesapeake Energy Corp.Presentation not available

Special Address: The Saudis & The Shale Revolution

Stunning commodity price shifts have roiled the oil markets and world geopolitics in the past year. Join this world-renowned expert has he dissects the causes and effects of the crude price swings, and offers insights into how the future may unfold.

Private Company 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 firms talks about their unique approaches to their Eagle Ford assets in today's market.

Operator Spotlight: The Upper Eagle Ford

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

Closing Keynote: Scale, Shale & The Second American Century

Robert Bryce has been covering the energy sector for 25 years and has written about everything from the Enron collapse to the future of batteries. In this session, he'll explain why hydrocarbons will continue dominating the energy market for decades to come, what's next for shale, and why America is leading the world toward smaller faster lighter...everything. His latest book, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong, was published in May 2014 by PublicAffairs.

  • Robert Bryce, Author and Senior Fellow, The Manhattan InstitutePresentation not available