DUG Midcontinent
Sept. 19-21, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cox Convention Center
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2014 DUG Midcontinent 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

March 3, 2014

Opening Keynote: Reducing Fresh Water in Fracking

Apache Corp., one of the top operators in the Midcontinent, holds 2 million gross acres in its Central region, and has been nearly doubling its activity level annually for the past four years. As it ramps up its already thriving business, Apache is simultaneously expanding its use of alternative water sources in an effort to minimize fresh water used in hydraulic fracturing operations. Here’s an update of its results to date and its future plans.

  • Rob Johnston, Executive Vice President, Central Region, Apache Corp.

Tech Roundtable: Mojo in the Midcontinent

Here's a look at the state of batch drilling and completions in the Midcontinent, and how operators and service companies are realizing the latest efficiencies while boosting recoveries. What completion strategies are working in which plays? How are operators fine-tuning their approaches?

  • Barry Dean, Senior Production Stimulation Engineer, Midcontinent, Schlumberger
  • Mark Parker, Senior Business Technical Manager, Midcontinent, Halliburton
  • Valerie Mitchell, General Manager, Midcontinent Business Unit, Newfield Exploration Co.
  • Mark K. Castell, Vice President, Oklahoma Assets, PetroQuest Energy Inc.

Regulatory Spotlight: Oklahoma & Horizontal Drilling

Horizontal completions recently surpassed non-horizontal completions for the first time in Oklahoma's long history of oil and gas production. Operators developing the new-generation resources plays in the Sooner State are grappling with fresh issues and new regulations. Learn the latest from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the agency that regulates all drilling and development in Oklahoma.

  • At the Crossroads Of Technology & Regulation: Looking Back to Go Forward
    Dana L. Murphy, Commissioner, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

A&D Panel: Sweet Deals

Big deals are being done in the Midcontinent, as companies seek variously to consolidate portfolios, expand into new areas and monetize assets. This panel of recent deal-makers talks about several notable transactions.

Economic Spotlight: Evolution & Expansion of the Miss Lime

Here's an assessment from a leading analyst of the hard facts on the Mississippi Lime, from well variability to completion strategies to type curves and EURs. How do these vary by areas of the play and by operator?

Special Address: Tom Petrie's Perspective

Tom Petrie, former Vice Chairman of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, is one of the industry's foremost analysts and thinkers. Here, Petrie addresses the changes that are sweeping through all sectors of the North American industry, and how these changes are impacting the global energy picture.

  • Navigating a Path to Improved Energy Security
    Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners LLC

Operator Spotlight: The Woodford Files

Operators continue to delineate the Woodford shale formation, which is working well throughout the region. This overview delves into the Cana Woodford, Scoop and Stack portions of the Woodford play, and dissects where the best wells are being made and why. Learn about the strategy this private operator is following, and what its plans are for future development and exploration.

  • Richard Lane, President and CEO, Vitruvian Exploration II LLC

Private Operator Panel: Playing Close to the Vest

These two companies work quietly but effectively in the prolific resource plays in Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Eagle Energy Exploration LLC has a $300-million commitment from Riverstone Holdings; hear how it plans to deploy that capital. Meanwhile, Panther Energy Co. II LLC has a $205-million investment from Kayne Anderson Energy Fund IV and members of the Panther II management team. Find out which plays it deems attractive, and where it will spend its money.

  • Steve Antry, Chairman and CEO, Eagle Energy Exploration LLC
  • Donald Burdick, Vice President, Geology, Panther Energy Co. II LLC

Midstream Spotlight: Navigating NGLs

The Midcontinent is a key producing region for DCP Midstream, and it accounts for more than 100,000 barrels per day of its NGL production. The midstream firm has been investing heavily in the region, where it owns some 30,000 miles of pipelines and more than a dozen plants that process 2 billion cubic feet of gas per day. Learn about all its projects and plans.

  • Helping the Midcontinent Get the Best Value
    Richard Bradsby, Vice President, Midcontinent Business Unit, DCP Midstream

Midstream Panel: Piping Hot Business

Pipelines and terminals are being built, expanded, repurposed, acquired and sold as infrastructure continues to expand across the region. Learn from these leading operators in the middle of the bustle.

  • Bill Ward, Vice President, Gas Supply and Business Development, Superior Pipeline Co.
  • Stan Rogers, Vice President, Commercial Refined Products/Terminals, Magellan Midstream Partners LP

Closing Keynote: Operational Excellence in the Mid-con

Jones Energy, a longtime private firm, went public in mid-2013. Jones targets the Cleveland and Woodford formations on its Anadarko and Arkoma basin properties. Learn the latest on the activities of this seasoned Midcontinent operator, including its recent acquisitions and its new approach to completions in the Cleveland.

2014 Conference, Day 2

March 4, 2014

Keynote: Energy & Environment & Oklahoma's Future

Energy drives Oklahoma's economic engine. A new position combines the state's energy and environment divisions and emphasizes the strong linkage between energy development and environmental protection. Oklahoma's first secretary of energy and environment outlines his plans.

Technical Spotlight: It's a Natural-Gas World

Small gas-to-liquid projects offer a new midstream opportunity. Learn how this Tulsa-based firm is converting natural gas to clean diesel.

  • Mark Agee, Vice President, Emerging Fuels Technology

Geology Spotlight: Active Resource Plays in Oklahoma

In this regional romp through the structural, stratigraphic, and fluid dynamic controls on hydrocarbon accumulations in Oklahoma, Dr. Wilson will examine what's old, what's new, what's working, and what's not — and why an understanding of geological controls is vital to economic success in the horizontal, high fluid volume, heterogeneous world of 2014.

  • Geological Framework for Active Resource Plays in Oklahoma
    Edith Newton Wilson, Ph.D., Owner, Rock Whisperer LLC and Research Associate, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Tulsa

The Growing Role of Private Equity in Oil and Gas Financings and M&A

The rise and subsequent de-risking of Midcontinent horizontal plays combined with a changing A&D landscape has led to a resurgence in Midcontinent deal activity. Join these leading analysts as they outline the recent deals, whether they are M&A deals, and financings for new companies starting up in the Midcontinent.

Panel: New Faces in the Midcontinent

Mature plays in the Midcontinent are attracting a new generation of players. Meet two of the leaders among the 40-and-under set who are making deals in this venerable region.

  • Evan Anderson, Co-Founder, Oseberg LLC – Presentation not released
  • Carl Vandervoort, Vice President, Geology, Eagle Energy Exploration LLC – Presentation pending release

Operator Spotlight: Prime Lime Player & Anadarko Performer

A leading Midcontinent operator offers perspective on the company's activity in its Anadarko Basin and Mississippi Lime plays. Midstates Petroleum is earning solid returns on its 135,000 net acres in the northeast Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma, where it is drilling Cleveland, Marmaton, Cottage Grove and Tonkawa reservoirs. In the Mississippi Lime, it has doubled production between Q4 2012 to Q3 2013 on its 82,000 net acres.

  • Tom Thiele, Vice President, Midcontinent, Midstates Petroleum

Closing Keynote: Energy and the U.S. Economy

Stephen Moore Economist and Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal was formerly with the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute. He closely observes the U.S. economy, including budget, tax and monetary policy. He will share his thoughts on where the economy is headed and how the thriving U.S. oil and gas industry will play a major role.

  • Stephen Moore, Economist and Editorial Board Member, The Wall Street Journal