DUO Reservoirs
Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2015
Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center
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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

Triple Stack Play Attracts Focus For Appalachian Operators
The Marcellus downhole completions recipe is carved in sand, so to speak. Average sand volumes now exceed 10 million pounds per well as operators standardize on slickwater treatments with high proppant loading, generally characterized as 400,000 pounds of proppant per stage. Marcellus operators are coping with the current downturn by targeting more formations in the stacked play Appalachian Basin, drilling as many as nine wells per pad with three separate formations as objectives in a triple stack play program first noted in the February 2015 Heard in the Field downhole completions report. Activity has slowed in the Utica and this report therefore reflects a greater weighting toward practices in the Marcellus where wells are shallower, laterals shorter and proppant use, while high, below levels consumed in the deeper Utica. More than 70% of wells are completed using zipper fracks.

Triple Stack Play Attracts Focus For Appalachian Operators
The Marcellus downhole completions recipe is carved in sand, so to speak. Average sand volumes now exceed 10 million pounds per well as operators standardize on slickwater treatments with high proppant loading, generally characterized as 400,000 pounds of proppant per stage. Marcellus operators are coping with the current downturn by targeting more formations in the stacked play Appalachian Basin, drilling as many as nine wells per pad with three separate formations as objectives in a triple stack play program first noted in the February 2015 Heard in the Field downhole completions report. Activity has slowed in the Utica and this report therefore reflects a greater weighting toward practices in the Marcellus where wells are shallower, laterals shorter and proppant use, while high, below levels consumed in the deeper Utica. More than 70% of wells are completed using zipper fracks.