DUG Eagle Ford
October 25-27, 2015
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Conv. Ctr.
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Operator Sponsors
EnLink MidstreamMarathon Oil Corp.Pioneer Natural Resources
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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

9:00 am

2015 Golf Invitational

Presented by:
Hart EnergyValero Texas Open

Golf for a good cause! – In support of our luncheon keynote speaker, Taya Kyle, the 5th Annual Golf Invitational will benefit the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which was developed to provide meaningful, interactive experiences to service members, first responders and their families. Please join us to network and help raise funds for this worthy organization. Click to learn more and register.

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 Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

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: Robust Production Growth

Session sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

9:00 am

Finance Spotlight: Money & The Eagle Ford

Session sponsored by:
Metallic Building

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?

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

9:20 am

Operator Spotlight: Improving Returns In The Eagle Ford

Session sponsored by:

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.

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

9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Stack & Frac In South Texas Reservoirs

Session sponsored by:

Marathon Oil is a first mover in co-development of multiple horizons in South Texas. Learn about its innovative approach of drilling up to four wells vertically stacked in the Austin Chalk, Upper Eagle Ford and Lower Eagle Ford.

Moderator: Rhonda Duey, Executive Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Enlink Midstream

10:40 am

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.

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

11:00 am

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.

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

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by:

American Sniper, the bestselling autobiography and Oscar-nominated film, immortalized Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle. Sadly, he lost his life in 2013 while pursuing his post-deployment passion – helping fellow military members repatriate after service. His wife, Taya Kyle 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. In San Antonio, Taya will share her personal perspective on the many sacrifices our nation's service members and their families make to protect our freedoms.

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

2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: The East Texas Eagle Ford

Session sponsored by:
Pel-State Tomahawk Rentals

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.

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

2:20 pm

Technical Roundtable: Effectiveness Vs. Efficiency

Session sponsored by:
CDM Resource Management

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.

Moderator: Rhonda Duey, Executive Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

3:15 pm

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Precision Additives

3:45 pm

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.

Session sponsored by:

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

4:05 pm

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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

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

8:00 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

Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

9:00 am

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.

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

9:30 am

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.

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

10:15 am

Networking Brunch

10:45 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 views in the development potential of this interval, and how it stacks up to the traditional Lower Eagle Ford targets.

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

11:10 am

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.

Moderator: Rhonda Duey, Executive Editor, E&P, Hart Energy

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