April 3, 2014
Opening Keynote: Continental's Take On The Bakken-Three Forks
This leading operator reveals its plans for the future, and discusses how it built its enviable position in the Bakken-Three Forks play. From full-scale development projects to extensive testing of downspacing parameters, Continental Resources is aggressively implementing its strategy to continue to grow production. It is also closely focused on improving margins, from honing well costs to improving efficiencies in field operations.
- Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO, Continental Resources Inc. – Presentation not released
Panel: Rockies Economics & Activity
What will be the effect on differentials as Rockies gas producers' commitments to Rockies Express expire? What could greater permission to export U.S. oil and the completion of Keystone bring to spot prices for Rockies oil? Where are the rigs and what do permits tell us about up-and-coming areas? These experts provide a look into the direction of Rockies oil and gas economics and activity.
- Up-And-Coming Rockies Plays & Future Rockies Oil Prices
Subash Chandra, Senior E&P Analyst and Managing Director, Jefferies LLC – Presentation pending approval
- Laura Atkins, Executive Director, Hart Energy Research & Consulting
Operator Spotlight: Oasis' Growing Bakken Portfolio
Oasis Oasis Petroleum is making enormous new Bakken wells in an northeast extension of Elm Coulee Field. Here are details on this new area as well as a look at the Bakken pure-play E&P's portfolio growth and inventory.
A&D Roundtable: Investing In Rockies Oil Plays
The Bakken has been commanding exceptional valuations, thanks to additions of major potential in the Three Forks and its continued ability to deliver better wells at attractive returns. Will the inevitable consolidation mean more corporate deals versus asset purchases? What do Niobrara valuations tell us, and how hot is the Powder River Basin? Join experts as they explain recent deals, assess the market and make predictions about future activity.
Operator Spotlight: Wattenberg Wonders
The Niobrara A, B and C are delivering strong results in Wattenberg Field. The Codell is yielding some interesting wells also. Hear from this noted operator on its pad-drilling plans in this phenomenal field, where resource-in-place numbers surpass those of most other active shale plays. Learn the latest on its downspacing plans and how it is stacking laterals.
Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speakers
Join us for an exclusive DUG luncheon event about an inspiring tale of bravery — and one of 2014's hottest box-office hits, "Lone Survivor". Marcus Luttrell, retired Navy SEAL and author of the best-selling book, and the film's director, Peter Berg, will appear together on the DUG stage to share their movie-making story with DUG Bakken and Niobrara attendees in a special luncheon feature.
- Marcus Luttrell, Retired Navy SEAL and bestselling author of "Lone Survivor" — Presentation not available
- Peter Berg, Writer and Director, "Lone Survivor" — Presentation not available
Keynote: Improving Recoveries In The Niobrara
A focus on increasing well density and managing or reducing well interference is driving higher recovery factors in the Niobrara. Here's a look at what one operator is doing, and how its efforts are growing its inventory.
- Scott Reasoner, Vice President, Western Operations, PDC Energy Inc. – Presentation not released
Panel: The New Rockies Oil Plays
Powder River Basin tight-oil plays, such as the Frontier and Turner, along with new Niobrara, Codell and other oil from the North Park Basin and Wattenberg Field are gaining attention. How extensive are these opportunities and what results have been achieved to date? Join this esteemed panel for overviews of these emerging plays.
Midstream Keynote: Wattenberg Buildout
The new volumes producers are making from Wattenberg have spurred new projects. This midstream operator outlines its growth plans in the basin, and how it is relieving gas bottlenecks.
Technology Roundtable: Ever-improving Completions
EURs are shooting upward in the Bakken and Three Forks play. Get the skinny on how increased volumes of proppant, use of ceramic proppant and improved frac designs are responsible. Learn the cutting-edge thinking on completions and cost control.
- Tom Lantz, Chief Operating Officer, American Eagle Energy Corp.
- Chris Wright, CEO, Liberty Resources LLC
- Francisco Fragachán, Director, Sales and Marketing, Pressure Pumping, Weatherford
- Adam Anderson, Vice President, Western U.S., Baker Hughes
Closing Keynote: The Bakken/Three Forks/Niobrara Equation
Whiting highlights its enviable position as the premiere new play finder in the Rockies, with its new Niobrara play and the full scale development of its seven Bakken/Three Forks areas in the Williston Basin.
April 4, 2014
Midstream Panel: Moving Bakken Crude & Gas To Market
Here's an update on further plans for take-away and end-use of Bakken crude and associated gas to markets east, west and south.
Take-Away Spotlight: Moving Bakken Crude East, West & South
Approximately 70% of Bakken oil is being delivered to end-users via rail. Here, the leading Williston Basin rail operator discusses its growth in the region, end markets and plans.
- Tom Williams, Vice President, Industrial Products Sales, BNSF Railway Co. – Presentation not released
Operator Panel: The Private Side
Private firms are active alongside public E&Ps throughout the Rockies' basins. Listen as these close-to-the-vest firms share details of their success.
- From Where to Launch? Rockies vs. The World — A Start-Up's Perspective
Ward Polzin, CEO, Centennial Resource Development LLC
- Exploring the D-J Basin's Stacked Pay
Dave Lehman, President and CEO, DJ Resources LLC