DUO Reservoirs
Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2015
Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center
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Hess Corp. - OperatorSM EnergyEnerplus - Operator
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Attendees from North Dakota to Colorado and Beyond Gather to Discuss the Latest Efficiency-Driven Technologies & Strategies

This April, nearly 1,800 oil and gas professionals, 25+ executive-level speakers and 200+ exhibitors converged in Denver to spend two days exploring the latest efficiency-focused technologies and strategies saving producers throughout the Rockies valuable time and money.

The event's world-class speaker lineup featured leaders from the most-active producers in the region, including Whiting Petroleum, Oasis Petroleum, Hess Corporation, Newfield Exploration, QEP Resources and others. Presenters discussed their latest drilling results, future plans and efforts to maximize profits by driving efficiency throughout their organizations. Key topics included optimized completion programs, streamlined logistics and well refracturing. With 9+ hours of networking opportunities built into the event, attendees had ample time to connect and discuss everything they learned in the conference sessions.

Retired four-star General John Allen delivered a special Keynote Luncheon address, sharing personal accounts from his time serving as Commander of the U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Click here to view the DUG Bakken and Niobrara 2015 post-event press release. The conference may be over, but the conversation isn't! Find out what other attendees and exhibitors are saying on Storify. We would love to hear about your experience too.

Be sure to save the date for DUG Bakken and Niobrara 2016, scheduled to return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, March 9-11, 2016.

 
News

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