DUG Midcontinent
Sept. 19-21, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cox Convention Center
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2015 DUG Midcontinent Conference Agenda

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2015 Conference, Day 1

February 25, 2015

Opening Keynote: Devon's Midcontinent Plans

Devon Energy, based in Oklahoma City since its founding in 1971, invests its exploration and production capital in many of the most prolific onshore plays in North America. The company will discuss its 2015 plans in the midcontinent and across its oil and gas portfolio, given the challenges currently facing the energy industry.

  • Dave Hager, Chief Operating Officer, Devon Energy Corp.

M&A Panel: Midcon Deal Environment

As development of the Midcontinent’s many payzones continues with lateral wellbores, operators are adopting differentiated strategies as scalable opportunities diminish. Here’s a breakdown of prices being paid for the myriad asset types and operators’ outlooks for growing their positions.

  • Sylvia Barnes, Managing Director & Group Head, Oil & Gas, KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Sam Forrest, Vice President, Energy Marketing and Trading, Florida Power & Light Co.
  • Brad Marvin, Vice President, Business Development, FourPoint Energy LLC – Presentation not available

Operator Spotlight: Cleveland Sandstone – The Evolution of a World Class Resource Play

A Midcontinent producer since 1988, Jones Energy discusses its long history in the region, having drilled over 500 horizontal wells across nine target formations. Jones will discuss the evolution of its current primary target formation, the Cleveland play, outlining how key changes in drilling and completion techniques over time have impacted well results.

  • Stephen Roberts, Senior Vice President, Drilling & Completions, Jones Energy Inc.

Midcontinent Economics Panel: It's Complicated

From the Texas Panhandle to the Arkoma Basin and from southern Oklahoma into Kansas, the number of payzones is astonishing. Drilling results vary by zone, the orientation of landing within formations, geography, completion and operator. This panel of experts will break it down—from D&C cost to EUR.

  • The Stacked, Chameleon Nature of the Anadarko Basin
    Brandon Mikael, U.S. Lower 48 Upstream Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
  • Production Economics and Breakevens: Implications for Production Volumes
    Rusty Braziel, President & Principal Energy Markets Consultant, RBN Energy LLC

Operator Spotlight: How STACK Is Stacking Up

The "Sooner Trend, Anadarko (Basin), Canadian (and) Kingfisher (counties)" play northwest of Oklahoma City targets the Woodford as well as Mississippian-age shales. The Sooner Trend Field has produced nearly 500 million barrels of oil since its discovery in 1945. Find out what's possible now from the Woodford there as well as from the overlying Meramec and in Newfield's Springer-shale and SCOOP windows.

  • Pat McCelvey, General Manager, Mid-Continent, Newfield Exploration Co.

Big-Picture Spotlight: How The Midcontinent Is Transforming U.S. Oil Markets

The home of the Cushing hub, Midcontinent oil production has grown to more than 500,000 barrels a day from 240,000 in June 2005. Here's how it—and other new U.S. oil production—is reaching refiners and, potentially, the global market.

  • John Rutherford, Executive Vice President, Plains All American Pipeline LP

Midstream Panel: End Markets For Midcontinent Crude & NGLs

U.S. refiners are swiftly responding to new U.S. light crude coming onstream. Here's a look at new projects, expansions and upgrades that seek to make good use of Midcontinent oil as well as its bounty of gas liquids.

  • Opportunities for Midcontinent Producers
    Macgill James, Manager, NGL Market Origination, Phillips 66
  • Midcontinent Gas-Gathering, -Processing & Oil Transportation
    Rhett Stall, Director of Business Development, Tall Oak Midstream LLC
  • Changes In The Global Refining Landscape & Implications for Midcontinent Oil
    Kevin Phillippi, Principal, A.T. Kearney

Operator Spotlight: Marathon Oil's STACK, SCOOP & More

With a 70-year history in the state, Marathon Oil Corp.’s Oklahoma resource position includes more than 300,000 net acres in some of the state’s most dynamic plays. Its unconventional Oklahoma production averaged 19,000 net BOE/d during third-quarter 2014, up 27% from a year earlier, as a result of new stimulation techniques and well-completion designs.

  • Wade Hutchings, Regional Vice President, Midcontinent Assets,
    Marathon Oil Corp. – Presentation not available

Panel: Upstream R&D In The Midcontinent

Experimentation with drilling fluid and research into the source of increased seismic events in Oklahoma are discussed here.

  • Invert Nanoparticle-Based Drilling Fluids with Potential Benefits to Unconventional Plays
    Dr. Geir Hareland, Continental Resources Chair of Petroleum Engineering, Oklahoma State University – Presentation not available
  • Findings From And Potential Solutions To Oklahoma's Earthquakes
    Dr. Austin A. Holland, State Seismologist, Oklahoma Geological Survey, The University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy

2015 Conference, Day 2

February 26, 2015

Opening Spotlight: Expansions, Pipelines & Markets

Operators continue to develop and add new oil and gas market opportunities along the Gulf Coast, and export projects continue to expand the overseas market for growing U.S. supplies. Here's a look at current demand and where future Midcontinent gas, crude, condensates and NGL's will be put to use.


Technical Roundtable: Drilling, Completing & Producing The Midcontinent

Findings on well density, frac-stage spacing, proppant recipes, lateral length, landing zones and more understanding of the Midcontinent’s many productive formations are discussed by leaders in technology development and field use.

  • Dick Stoneburner, Managing Director, Pine Brook Partners LP – Presentation not available
  • Hap Pinkerton, Technical Advisor, PE & Cement, Halliburton – Presentation not available
  • Barry Dean, Sr. Production Stimulation Engineer, Schlumberger – Presentation not available
  • John Adcock, Vice President, Mid Continent North Business Unit, Chesapeake Energy Corp. – Presentation not available

Spotlight: Private-Equity-Backed Midcontinent Exploitation

With a newly raised, third, $1.5-billion fund, Sheridan Production plans to continue to focus on transactions in the Midcontinent area. Since being formed in 2006, the mature-basin exploiter has closed eight acquisitions for a total of $5.2 billion and produces 34,000 BOE/d, net, 97% operated, in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. Here is a look at its Midcontinent portfolio and its plans.

  • Jim Bass, President & CEO, Sheridan Production Co. LLC

Spotlight: The Remarkable Marble Falls

The Marble Falls play in the Fort Worth Basin and Bend Arch is producing new, highly economic, oil- and NGL-rich (60%) pay from vertical wells with modern completions. More than 700 new wells have been drilled since 2007 and the play is on track to see >300 new wells in 2014 alone. Learn how this producer is doing it.

  • Craig Adams, President & CEO, Newark E&P Operating, LLC

Midstream Spotlight: The Build-out Of The SCOOP

Velocity Midstream Partners is building a crude oil gathering and transportation system in the fairway of the prolific SCOOP play, and it is signed on powerhouse operator Continental Resources Inc. as its customer. The new system will gather crude oil in Grady, Stephens, Garvin, and McClain counties, and provide transportation and interconnections to downstream pipelines with direct access to Cushing.


Closing Keynote: Demand Growth That's Under Way For U.S. Natural Gas

Growth in prices for U.S. natural gas remains inhibited by fuel-switching capacity, slow growth in non-weather-related demand, easy ramp-up production capacity from shales and that North American gas supply is mostly a stranded asset. But new industrial demand, LNG-export capacity, exports to Mexico and other developments in the coming few years should make new markets for U.S. producers' supply. Here's the outlook.

  • Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil & Gas Research, Stratas Advisors