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Opening Keynote: Noble Energy's Success
The expansive Niobrara shale sprawls across northern New Mexico, Colorado and southern Wyoming. To date, the Denver-Julesburg Basin has been the most active area, and Noble Energy Corp. is one of the most successful operators in the play.
Ted Brown, Senior VP, Northern Region, Noble Energy
G&G Panel - Assessing Oily Shales
From regional geology to detailed reservoir studies, industry understanding of oil resource plays is rapidly expanding.
Tight Oil Resources in North America – An Emerging and Evolving Opportunity James Sorensen, Senior Research Manager, Energy and Environmental Research Center
Comparison of the Bakken, Three Forks and Niobrara Plays Stephen A. Sonnenberg, Ph.D., CPG, Professor and Boettcher Chair in Petroleum Geology, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Permian Basin Unconventionals – Examples of Play Concept Identification and Evaluation Ahead of Industry Drilling Activity Allen Howard, President and CEO, NuTech Energy Alliance
Operator Spotlight: A Bakken and Permian Powerhouse
Whiting Petroleum is a leading operator in the Bakken, with more than 10 years of drilling inventory in hand and an impressive track record in expanding the play into new areas. Additionally, the company has an aggressive program underway in the Permian Basin's Bone Spring, Wolfbone and Wolfcamp plays.
Operator Spotlight: Growth in the Bakken, Emerging Play in the Niobrara
Marathon Oil Corp.'s progress, lessons learned and upcoming plans in the Bakken and Niobrara shales will be shared. This year, the company's $4.8-billion capex budget is heavily directed at unconventional plays, which it sees as its platform for growth.
James Bowzer, VP, North America Production Operations, Marathon Oil Corp.
Economics Panel - Better Wells, Lower Costs, Fatter Margins
Producers have turned their attention to horizontal liquids-rich prospects and are tapping all avenues to improve margins from these high-dollar wells.
Horizontal Permian Study Michael D. Bodino, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Global Hunter Securities LLC
Niobrara Study Jessica Chipman, Associate, E&P Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities Inc.
Bakken Study Sylvia K. Barnes, Managing Director and Group Head, Oil & Gas Corporate and Investment Banking, KeyBanc Capital Markets
Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Former U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum - Presentation not available
Roundtable - Technology New and Old
Today, the technology of choice for a shale play might be something new, such as a high-angle rotary steerable system, or something old that is reexamined, such as multilateral technology. From shale-specific bits to green frac fluid, innovations are rife in the rapidly evolving resource plays.
A. Lance Langford, VP, Bakken, DPNA, Statoil - Presentation not available
Barry Biggs, Director, Operations, Production, Unconventional Business Unit, Hess Corp. - Presentation not available
Rick Grisinger, Northern Region Vice President, Halliburton - Presentation not available
Don Conkle, Global Marketing & Technology Manager, Reservoir Production Group, Schlumberger - Presentation not available
Operator Spotlight: Barnett Liquids
In-place resources in the Barnett oil window rank among the world's richest, containing up to 200 million barrels per square mile. EV Energy Partners/EnerVest ranks as one of the top Barnett producers, with more than 110,000 acres located mainly in the core and combo plays.
Operator Spotlight: Bakken
In Q1 2012 Oasis Petroleum was producing more than 17,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company has been growing its Bakken production at an outstanding pace, and more is yet to come.
Infrastructure Panel - Pipelines, Terminals, Plants and More
As developments in oily plays accelerate, midstream operators are modifying existing infrastructure and launching newbuild projects. Here's a look at some of the major efforts under way to bring burgeoning shale oil volumes to market.
Closing Keynote: Oil Resources Plays in Utah
Newfield Exploration's Monument Butte Field has been an important company asset for some time. Now, its Utah properties are increasing in prominence as the region's potential for oil resource plays is realized. Newfield holds some 230,000 net acres in the Uinta Basin and is in the midst of an active exploration and development program.
Opening Keynote: Statoil's Onshore U.S. Unconventional Portfolio
From non-operating, JV partner with Chesapeake Energy Corp. in the Marcellus dry-gas and gas-liquids play in Appalachia beginning in late 2008 to a JV position in the Eagle Ford, global energy giant Statoil has taken the reins of operatorship in the Bakken now from Brigham Exploration Co. What are the global integrated plans for unconventionals here and abroad?
Operator Spotlight: Niobrara and Codell
PDC Energy plans to drill up to 30 horizontal Niobrara wells this year on its Colorado acreage. In addition, the company is working in the Codell formation, one of Wattenberg Field’s long-standing productive formations.
Liquids Rich Niobrara and Emerging Utica Plays Scott Reasoner, VP, Western Operations, PDC Energy
Special Presentation: The Political Landscape for Unconventional Oil
As Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton played a key role in shaping national energy policies. In the face of crises including the September 11th attacks and the War on Terror, increasing domestic energy production became a major focus for Norton's term. She oversaw lands and offshore areas that produced a third of America's domestic oil, natural gas and coal.
Gale A. Norton, President, Norton Regulatory Strategies, and Secretary of the Interior (2001-2006)
Permian Panel - Avalon, Bone Spring and Wolfcamp Advances
The Permian Basin has a long and storied history as one of the most prolific U.S. producing provinces. Billions of barrels of oil have been made from conventional reservoirs and now a surge of unconventional drilling is unleashing fresh production.
Horizontal Wolfcamp – Game Changer in the Permian Basin Tom Spalding, Vice President of Geoscience, Pioneer Natural Resources
Wolfcamp Oil Shale Resource Play – World Class Resource in the World Class Permian Basin Dr. Qingming Yang, EVP, Business Development and Geosciences, Approach Resources Inc.