DUG Midcontinent
February 24-26, 2015
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Cox Convention Center
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, February 24

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, February 25

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Start your day off right with a hot and cold breakfast before you take a seat for an exciting and informative day of presentations. Use this opportunity to meet new contacts, including exhibitors, speakers and other attendees.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Steve Toon, Senior Editor, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Devon’s Stacked Woodford+ Pay

Devon Energy Corp. made 73,000 BOE/d, 42% liquids, from the Woodford shale in the third quarter. In its 300,000-net-acre Anadarko Basin position—with some 800 wells and more than 5,000 additional, risked locations—additional payzones appear, including in some 35,000 net for oily Meramec. Its plans for Oklahoma are discussed here, along with plans for its overall portfolio.


9:00 am

M&A Panel: Deals For Exploration; Deals For MLPs

As exploration of the Midcontinent's many payzones continues with lateral wellbores, mature assets are ripe for the MLP. Here’s a breakdown of prices being paid for the myriad asset types and operators' outlooks for their growing positions.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:30 am

Operator Spotlight: Cleveland Results

A Midcontinent producer since 1988, Jones Energy Inc. is expanding its profile in the western Anadarko Basin, including nearly 400 horizontal, Cleveland producers to date. Here's an update on its oil-lift growth through new completion techniques in Cleveland as well as an update on its Tonkawa and Woodford production as well as its outlook for Marmaton.


11:00 am

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.


11:40 am

Operator Spotlight: How STACK Is Stacking Up

Session sponsored by:
BTI Services

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.


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon


2:00 pm

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.


2:20 pm

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.


3:20 pm

Networking Break

The more visible you are, the more successful you can be! Stretch your legs and visit the exhibit hall for a chance to visit with other delegates.


3:50 pm

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.


4:10 pm

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.


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Hit the exhibit floor with your business cards to make connections with the key personnel you came to meet.

Thursday, February 26

7:30 am

Registration Open – 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

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Opening Spotlight: The Hugoton Is New Again

Discovered in 1919 in Seward County, Kansas, and home of the first application of hydraulic fracture-stimulation, the Hugoton Basin was recently deemed to likely to exceed 100 years of production before becoming uneconomic. New interest in the basin may push its lifespan even further.


9:00 am

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.


10:00 am

Networking Brunch

One of the most important reasons to attend a conference is the networking. Visit the exhibit floor and visit with current customers and meet new prospects, too!


10:30 am

Spotlight: Expansions In NGL Pipelines & Markets

Gulf Coast fractionators have added hundreds of thousands of barrels of new NGL capacity in the past several years. Shippers continue to expand the overseas market for new U.S. supply. Here's a look at current demand and where future Midcontinent NGL will be put to use.


10:50 am

Spotlight: The Upper, Middle & Lower Mississippian — And More

The powerful Mississippian Lime play—just four years old—has stacked landing zones, making more than 4,000 locations for this operator, which also has Marmaton, Chester and Woodford locations within its vast Oklahoma leasehold. The latest on best practices in these plays and EURs are described here.



11:10 am

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.


11:30 am

Closing Keynote: The New, Mexican Market for U.S. Oil, NGL & Gas

Still a net exporter of oil, Mexico is among U.S. trade partners asking that it fair-play its longstanding support of free trade and begin sending U.S. light sweet its way. Meanwhile, more than 4 Bcf of U.S. gas a day has begun moving to Mexico to meet its power-gen needs. And the country is inviting U.S. and other E&Ps to explore for—and book—its oil and gas reserves. Here's the outlook for this new market for U.S. hydrocarbons and explorationists.


11:50 am

Conference Adjourns

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