DUG Midcontinent
October 26-28, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cox Convention Center
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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, October 26

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 27

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Stacked For Growth & Efficiency

With a key and growing position in the Stack play, capital raises and a strong equity valuation, Marathon Oil is poised to monetize the Meramec and other pay zones in the home of the legendary Sooner Trend. Learn here of its Stack resource potential, current plans, and how it is further driving down costs and driving up EUR.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Economics Panel: Price, Production

What is currently driving Lower 48 oil and gas prices and the outlook? And how does the Anadarko Basin's economics currently rank among other onshore oil, condensate and NGL plays? These experts describe the dynamics and potential.

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


9:45 am

Operator Spotlight: Taking The Meramec Northeast

This operator is defining the outermost limits of the economic Meramec to the northeast. Here are the results and the potential for horizontally developing other payzones in its area.

Moderator: Susan Klann, Group Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor


10:10 am

Networking Break


10:50 am

Technical Spotlight: Ramping Up The Frack

Producers across the Lower 48 continue to increase proppant loading, stages, clusters and fluid in completions. Here's what is becoming the best completion practices onshore the U.S.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


11:15 am

Operator Spotlight: The Anadarko Basin's Emerging Potential–West & East

This operator has decades of experience in the Midcontinent and most recently expanded its position into the coveted Stack and Scoop plays. Here are its achievements in the western and eastern basin and its plans for developing its asset base.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor


11:40 am

Private-Operator Panel: The Patient Money

Billions of private-equity dollars have been committed to E&P start-ups and restarts to deploy in basins across the U.S. These E&P companies – one operator and one non-operator – have zeroed in on the Anadarko Basin.

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


12:25 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Building Momentum In The Stack

Devon Energy Corp.'s five-well-per-section spacing pilot in the over-pressured Upper Meramec window came online with 1,400 BOE/d per well, 60% light oil, and indications were that even tighter spacing may be possible. Here's a look at its leasehold, results and exploitation forecast for surfacing the Stack's resources.

Moderator: Susan Klann, Group Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor


1:55 pm

Midstream Spotlight: Oil, Gas & NGL Markets

New plays across the U.S. have resulted in a massive build-out of new takeaway capacity and–in the case of the Northeast–pushed hydrocarbons away to find new markets. To what markets are the Midcontinent's molecules directed today and what is the timeline for demand build-out?

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


2:20 pm

Technical Roundtable: Sand, Spacing, Slickwater

Completions in unconventional reservoirs are the leading edge of the industry, as operators continually hone and tweak their designs and wells respond with higher rates and bigger recoveries. This roundtable of top completion experts delves into the details of what is working where and how.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:30 pm

Operator Panel: The Two Scoops & Stack-Tacular

These leaders in the multi-zone Stack and Scoop plays share their experiences from their positions, which are growing in both reserves and well IPs. Learn which areas work best and other characteristics of the liquids-rich windows of the Meramec, Woodford and Springer.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor


4:35 pm

Special Address: The Geopolitical Petroleum Chaos

How does Iran fit in at the OPEC table? What is happening in Venezuela and how is the turmoil affecting oil markets? What will become of OPEC itself based on members' declining revenue, debt load and social programs' cost? Here's an expert perspective of what is confounding energy markets.

Moderator: Susan Klann, Group Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Friday, October 28

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Derisking Over-Pressured Stack And Developing Scoop

Continental Resources brought in the Scoop-Woodford and Scoop-Springer discoveries earlier this decade. Soon, its legacy leasehold north of the play became promising for Meramec pay. One of its wells in the over-pressured window is flowing at more than 4,200 psi after six months online. Here are this producer's findings and plans.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

M&A Panel: An Oklahoma Land Run

Prices for Anadarko Basin leasehold have ranged from less than $10,000 an acre to $20,000 in recent acquisitions. Here are the play-by-play deal metrics and the outlook for further consolidation.

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


9:45 am

Water Spotlight: At The Surface

Producers across the Lower 48 continue to wrestle for efficiencies in water sourcing and conservation. Here is the current above-ground environment for operating in the Midcontinent.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


10:10 am

Networking Break


10:50 am

Operator Spotlight: The Western Anadarko Basin

The popular Granite Wash play is being consolidated, while other payzones, including the Cleveland, also continue to produce economic results. This leading operator describes current results and future plans for this prolific basin.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor


11:15 am

Completions Spotlight: Heard In The Midcontinent

Well-stimulation and other wellsite services beyond the drilling of a well have long been an opaque business. Now, on-the-ground data collection is revealing at-the-moment trends.

Moderator: Susan Klann, Group Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

11:40 am

Closing Panel: Stack–Walking East, West & South

The Meramec is proving itself mightily, moving east into the basin center's overpressured zone, while the Osage is walking south and west to meet it in the middle. This expert describes the stacked-pay potential across multiple counties.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

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