DUG Bakken and Niobrara
March 15-16, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center
Register Featured Sponsors
Netherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)Whiting Petroleum Corp.NCS MultistageTenarisStratas Advisors
Sentry TechnologiesRanger Energy ServicesBaker HughesPropXMagnum Oil ToolsLiberty Oilfield ServicesThru Tubing SolutionsMap Oil ToolsKLX Energy ServicesAereon (formerly Jordan Technologies)
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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, March 15

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Sponsored by:
MAP Oil Tools

Thursday, March 16

7:30 am

Registration Open and Breakfast in the Exhibition Hall


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: The View From The D-J & Williston Basins

A leading producer and innovator in both the D-J and Williston basins, Whiting Petroleum is fully loaded with technological and geophysical insight to capture greater EUR from the Niobrara and Bakken/Three Forks. Here are its findings and plans.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director Hart Energy


9:00 am

Analyst Spotlight: The Bakken Under The Microscope

The University of Texas'’' Bureau of Economic Geology unveils its new comprehensive study on the Bakken Shale for the first time, here at DUG Bakken-Niobrara.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-At-Large, Hart Energy


9:25 am

Rockies Buyers' Club Round-Table

From the Bakken and Powder River to the D-J and Piceance, these recent buyers explain why they like the region, why their deals make sense and what they plan to accomplish with their new assets.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-At-Large, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


10:15 am

Networking Break


10:55 am

Mid-Morning Keynote: Making Bakken Barrels

As D&C costs have declined in the Williston Basin, Hess Corp. has stepped up its stages. Its standard well design now includes 50. Here are its results from bigger fracture-stimulation jobs and its plans for further capture of oil in place.

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-At-Large, Hart Energy


11:20 am

Completions & Productivity Gains

How are operators continuing to push the economic limits of fracture-stimulation in Rockies plays? And what productivity are they gaining from these new generations of completion design? These experts share their research results.


12:15 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote: Bakken-Plus

A leader in figuring out how to make the Bakken pay, Continental Resources continues to extract growing amounts of oil in place from this and the underlying Three Forks. Here are its latest achievements and how the basin fits today in its overall oil-weighted portfolio.

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-At-Large, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


1:55 pm

Midstream Spotlight: Moving Barrels, NGLs & Gas

What's the status of Rockies-region oil, NGL and gas take-away capacity and what are the prospects for further growth with a Washington regime change? This expert analyst describes the present landscape and the future for getting hydrocarbons to market.

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

  • Ethan Bellamy, Senior Research Analyst-MLPs, Robert W. Baird & Co.

2:20 pm

Tech Roundtable: It's Getting Intense

Enhanced completions and closer well spacing make for the new buzz word: well intensity. Whatever you call it, producers and their service partners are achieving better well results by the day with longer laterals, more sand and closer frack clusters. These experts take a closer look at what works and what they’d like to see ahead.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director Hart Energy


3:00 pm

Networking Break


3:30 pm

Operator Spotlight: The Bigger Bakken EUR & The Bigger Leasehold

Oasis Petroleum has improved its type curves in the Williston Basin, where it is producing nearly 50,000 BOE/d, to more than 1.5 million BOE. And it added 55,000 net acres during the downturn. Its 2017 and 2018 outlooks guide to considerable growth. Here are its plans.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


3:55 pm

Niobrara Panel: Wonders Never Cease

Sponsored by:
Ranger Energy Services

One of the premier plays in the region, the Niobrara/Codell continues to attract prominent operators, more drilling dollars and interested buyers.

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


4:45 pm

Conference Adjourns


 

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