2014 DUG Midcontinent Conference
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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.