DUG Eagle Ford
October 25-27, 2015
San Antonio, Texas
Henry B. Gonzalez Conv. Ctr.
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Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

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 Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

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

9:00 am

Activity Panel: Location, Location, Location

These days, rigs turning to the right are working in the heart of the Eagle Ford play, on the very best acreage. These experts outline the portions of the play that will see the bulk of spending from whittled-down capital budgets.


9:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Stack & Frac in South Texas Reservoirs

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.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Balancing Liquidity, Leverage & Growth

Producing some 50,000 BOE per day from the Eagle Ford at the close of 1Q 2015, Sanchez Energy looks for continued solid results from its assets for the balance of the year. Learn how it has made impressive efficiency gains at its Catarina project, and what its plans are for its Palmetto assets during the coming months.


11:00 am

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.


11:20 am

Panel: Eagle Ford Economics

This panel delves into the transformation the Eagle Ford play has undergone from a $100-per-barrel world to a $50-per-barrel world. Take a deep dive into how operators have cut costs and improved well productivities, and where current breakeven costs stand.

  • Jessica Garrison, Manager, Upstream, Stratas Advisors

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

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


2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: Strategic Focus On The Eagle Ford

Penn Virginia holds more than 100,000 net acres in Gonzales and Lavaca counties, Texas, in the heart of the Eagle Ford play. The operator, focused on raising well productivity and lowering well costs, is still delivering solid production gains. Learn how it is developing its Lower Eagle Ford reservoirs, and what its ongoing testing of the Upper Eagle Ford interval has revealed to date.


2:20 pm

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.


3:15 pm

Networking Break


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.

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

4:05 pm

Technical Panel: Raising IPs In The Eagle Ford

What factors contribute to improving IP rates? How important are geographic location, longer laterals and innovations in completion design? How do operators best increase their stimulated rock volumes? What creates the most complex stimulations that touches the most rock volume? Delve into these topics with industry experts.

  • Eagle Ford Learning Curve -- What Exactly Are We Learning?
    Speaker TBD, McKinsey & Co.
  • Proven Well & Stimulation Efficiency, A Case Study
    Speaker TBD, Schlumberger

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

7:30 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


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Prospering Today & Tomorrow

This top Eagle Ford operator has many years of production and reserve growth ahead, even in today's commodity price environment. Learn how it has done the work—both financially and operationally—to thrive going forward as it pursues its strategy of improving capital efficiency, expanding the core of the play and optimizing its production.

  • Bill Martinez, Vice President, South Texas, Chesapeake Energy Corp.

9:00 am

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


10:00 am

Networking Brunch


10:40 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 encouraging success in this interval, and how it stacks up to the traditional Lower Eagle Ford targets.


11:00 am

Closing Panel: Macroeconomics & The Eagle Ford

These experts share their forward-looking thoughts on crude oil prices, markets and export potentials.


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