Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 16, 2017

7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
8:35 AM

Opening Keynote: Doubling Down On The Eagle Ford

This operator boosted its already significant position in the Eagle Ford with a major acquisition earlier this year. If oil continues to hover near $50/bbl, how will it make its locations economic and how many wells will it complete by year end?

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

Session sponsored by:

Motive

  • Christopher Heinson, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Sanchez Energy Corp.
9:00 AM

Economics Spotlight: What Is An Acre Worth?

This expert discusses how the economics of the Eagle Ford stack up against other plays. Have operators reduced their break-even costs enough?

Moderator: Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor

  • Neal Dingmann, Managing Director - E&P Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
9:20 AM

Spotlight: Eagle Ford & Austin Chalk Insights

These analysts share what they've learned about the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk after representing some recent buyers and sellers. They have studied the formations and conducted an in-depth technical study of such success factors as well spacing and lateral length.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Geoff Roberts, Managing Director & Head of U.S. A&D, BMO Capital Markets
  • Jennifer Jacobs, Evaluations Engineer & Eagle Ford Specialist, BMO Capital Markets
9:40 AM

Operator Spotlight: Comparing The Austin Chalk & Eagle Ford 

With years of experience in the Austin Chalk, this operator describes why it likes the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford, continues to make acquisitions in the play, and where it goes from here.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Steve Millican, Vice President & General Manager, Austin Chalk/Eagle Ford, EnerVest Ltd.
10:00 AM

Networking Break

Take time to mingle with our outstanding exhibitors and fellow attendees. You never know what sort of opportunities or business intel will spring up! 

Sponsored by:

ArchRock

10:40 AM

A&D Roundtable: Eagle Ford Buyers’ Club

Companies still need to consolidate portfolios or expand acreage within the region, especially as well laterals grow longer. These recent buyers and leading analyst share why they like the Eagle Ford.

Session sponsored by:

Liberty Oilfield

 Moderator: Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor

  • Chip Simmons, CEO, Titanium Exploration Partners, LLC
  • Martin L. Thalken, Chairman & CEO, Protégé Energy III LLC
  • Rusty Shepherd, Managing Director, RBC Richardson Barr
11:20 AM

Spotlight: Building Momentum in South Texas

Rowland brings together many years of financial and operational experience in South Texas. SilverBow, now a pure-play Eagle Ford company, has one rig and a frack crew operating in four counties in the play. Having drilled several of the play’s top 25 wells, its 2017 production could rise 20%-25% this year. In addition, IOG is partnering with Earthstone Energy to fund 11 wells in Gonzales County.

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

Sponsored by:

GR

  • Marc Rowland, Chairman, SilverBow Resources Inc. and Founder and Senior Managing Director, IOG Capital
11:40 AM

Spotlight: Shifting Sands - From Corpus Christi to Riyadh

The Eagle Ford is one of the powerhouse North American plays that is upsetting traditional crude oil markets. This leading analyst dissects the global supply and demand picture, and offers his expert opinion on where prices are headed.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  • Jeff Quigley, Director - Energy Markets, Stratas Advisors
12:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:

Superior Silica Sands

1:30 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Harnessing The Power Of The Digital Oil Field

To support its focus on operational excellence and execution, this operator is leveraging data and automation to reduce costs, make operations safer and deliver significant performance improvements in the Eagle Ford.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

Sponsored by:

Sooner

  • Edwin Suarez, Director of Talent and Innovation, Marathon Oil
1:50 PM

Technical Roundtable: Cutting Costs, Boosting EURs

Here's a spirited conversation about the state of drilling and completions in the Eagle Ford. Operators and service companies are much more efficient these days—but how much more are they trying to achieve?  

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

Session sponsored by:

Shale Support

  • Beth McDonald, Vice President - South Texas Asset Team, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • Tim Willems, Chief Operating Officer, NCS Multistage, LLC
  • Ron Gusek, President, Liberty Oilfield Services 
2:45 PM

Networking Break

The more visible you are, the more successful you can be! Stretch your legs and visit the exhibit hall for a chance to mingle with fellow delegates.

Sponsored by:

Guard 1

3:15 PM

Private Operator Spotlight: Pursuing The Best 

This company works quietly but effectively in the Eagle Ford, in a new JV. 

Moderator: Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Sean Fitzgerald, Partner, Boomtown Oil
3:40 PM

Operator Spotlight: Pivoting To The Eagle Ford

Publicly held independent Titan Energy has been on a divestment tear, shedding its Appalachia and Rangely assets to fund its Eagle Ford program. The company has assets in Atascosa County, in the heart of the oil window of the play, and it has implemented a completions strategy that is delivering strong results. 

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

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Christopher Walker, Vice President of Operations, Titan Energy LLC
4:00 PM

Closing Keynote: Five Myths About The Eagle Ford 

This noted expert discusses the current state of the Eagle Ford region and how companies will continue to improve results as the play matures.  

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Drillinginfo
4:30 PM

Networking Reception

8:00 PM - Midnight 

Late Night Networking Mixer

Join us for the official DUG Eagle Ford after party at Howl at the Moon following the Networking Reception. Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks. Must bring attendee badge for entry.

Sponsored by:

Late Night Networking Mixer Sponsors

Friday, November 17, 2017

7:30 - 8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet while networking.  Open to everyone!

9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
9:05 AM

Opening Keynote: Replicating The South Texas Eagle Ford In East Texas

Hawkwood Energy has built a large consolidated position to capitalize on strong and rapidly improving Eagle Ford economics primarily in Brazos and Burleson counties.

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

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

  • Patrick R. Oenbring, CEO, Hawkwood Energy
9:30 AM

Midstream Roundtable: Exporting Eagle Ford Production

This roundtable of midstream experts talks markets and connections, and delves into how and why oil and gas will make their way to the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor-in-Chief, Midstream Business

Session sponsored by:

Priority Power

  • Jarl Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Corpus Christi Authority 
  • Stuart Traver, Executive Director, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
  • Jesse Lamb, Director, Solutions Consulting, Allegro Development
10:20 AM

Fireside Chat: Spreading Its Wings

One of the top operators in the Eagle Ford shares why the area's resource plays are still intriguing and worth capital outlays. 

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

Session sponsored by:

Ranger

  • Jay Graham, CEO, WildHorse Resource Development
10:40 AM

Making Data Analytics Work For You

Machine learning and real-time data analytics have taken operators in the Eagle Ford to new levels of understanding as they optimize their drilling. Here the pros, cons, and challenges are explained through some case studies.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Barry Zhang, Founder and CEO, Quantico Energy Solutions
11:00 AM

Conference Adjourns

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

5:00 PM

Opening Reception

Get a jump start on your DUG Eagle Ford experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the FIESTA-THEMED Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Plus, get a head start on completing your BINGO card for a chance to become a finalist for the 2017 DUG Boat Giveaway and to win exciting prizes!

Fiesta Time

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Late Night Networking Mixer

Join us for the official DUG Eagle Ford Networking Mixer at Pat O'Briens following the Opening Reception. Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks. Must bring attendee badge for entry.

Sponsored by:

Late Night Networking Mixer Sponsors