Attendees from North Dakota to Colorado Gather to Discuss
the Latest Efficiency-Driven Technologies & Strategies
This March, hundreds of oil and gas professionals, over two dozen executive-level speakers and hundreds of exhibitors converged in Denver to spend two days exploring the latest efficiency-focused technologies and strategies saving producers throughout the Rockies and Northern Great Plains 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, Laramie Energy II LLC, WPX Energy and others. Karl Rove, former advisor to President George W. Bush, Fox News and Wall Street Journal contributor, and bestselling author delivered a special Presidential Election Luncheon address, sharing a political insider's look at how the 2016 race for the Whitehouse is shaping up.
This year, Hart Energy renamed the event from DUG Bakken & Niobrara to DUG Rockies to showcase a broader geographic focus in the conference agenda. Hart Energy also launched the all-new Technology Showcase on the exhibition floor. Top technology providers presented the latest solutions with case studies and live demonstrations.
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 Rockies 2017, scheduled to return to the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, March 15-17, 2017.
President and COO Hess Corp.
Chairman, President and CEO Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Vice President, Resource Development, Continental Resources Inc.
CEO Centennial Resource Development
Chairman Petrie Partners
President & COO Oasis Petroleum Inc.
Chief Technical Advisor Halliburton
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, WPX Energy, Inc.
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Laramie Energy II LLC
Director of Sales and Marketing Magnum Oil Tools International, Ltd.
Vice President, U.S. Development & Geosciences Enerplus Resources (USA) Corp.
Vice President Tallgrass Energy Partners LP
Colorado Supreme Court Sets Aside Local Fracking Bans, Moratoriums Fracking bans in two Colorado cities have been overturned, with the state Supreme Court showing deference to state law, which the court said has the ultimate say-so in such regulations.The Colorado Oil and Gas Association brought actions against Fort Collins’ moratorium and Longmont’s ban on fracking. The moratoriums were largely symbolic and not in areas where fracking was done with any regularity.The court concluded that both municipalities’ moratoriums on fracking and the storage of fracking waste within the city is a matter of mixed state and local concern and subject to preemption by state law. The court added that the “moratorium is preempted by state law and is, therefore, invalid and unenforceable.”
Baker Hughes, Halliburton Face Big Bills After Merger Crumbles Anyone sweating his monthly utility bill or car payment probably cannot come close to identifying with Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL).On May 4, the services giant will pay $3.5 billion to rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) after the two companies agreed to break off a merger agreement that began in November 2014.The final stone in the deal’s sarcophagus appears to have been set in place by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which filed an antitrust lawsuit April 7. The deal, initially valued at $35 billion, is the largest in recent memory to collapse, and perhaps one of the largest ever, to flop.The companies will now have to catch up with the industry, which has made vast changes since the merger clock first started ticking.After the federal lawsuit—which cited the deal as a potential threat to oil and gas competition, prices and innovation—was filed few expected the transaction to continue.