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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Forum
The Ins and Outs of Exports - An in-depth look at infrastructure and markets. Click here to view the agenda.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Get a jump start on your DUG Eagle Ford experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hors d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor.
7:30 AM
Registration & Networking Breakfast on the Exhibit Floor
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:40 AM
Opening Keynote: South Texas Beckons
This veteran operator picked the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk for his new E&P, making a platform-building $2.66-billion acquisition from EnerVest. Hear why the asset-searchlight zeroed in on South Texas and about its plans going forward.
Speaker(s):
Stephen Chazen, Chairman, President & CEO, Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation
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9:15 AM
Economics Panel: Is the Core Defined?
The vast expanse of the Eagle Ford play and capital constriction made operators prioritize acreage and pare holdings. Others gained ground where market access and netbacks are strong, especially compared with the Permian Basin. Here’s a review of Eagle Ford metrics today and a look at the transaction market.  
Speaker(s):
Robert Urquhart, Director, Global Investment Banking - Energy, Scotiabank
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Spotlight: Outperforming the Type Curve
This major Eagle Ford operator remains committed to the play. Follow its progress in boosting EURs, reducing drilling and completion costs, and reaching markets.
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11:00 AM
Operator Panel: Eagle Ford Gas
Drilling in the liquids window of the Eagle Ford dominates South Texas headlines, yet wells in the gas fairway of the basin have been delivering outstanding results. These producers share their results in this exciting and emerging play as they successfully extend the core of the basin.
Speaker(s):
John Thaeler, CEO, Vitruvian Exploration
Gleeson Van Riet, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, SilverBow Resources, Inc.
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11:40 AM
Macroeconomics Spotlight: OPEC, Oil Prices & America First
This expert unpacks the geopolitics of today’s world. What are the impacts of recent shifts among the big producers and consumers on the global stage? How do exports reconcile with trade barriers? What commodity prices can Eagle Ford producers anticipate?
Speaker(s):
John England, Partner, Oil & Gas, Deloitte & Touche LLP
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Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Special Address: The Energy Port of the Americas?
The Port of Corpus Christi is playing a huge role in the rapidly growing business of exporting crude oil. Here are its expansion plans, including deepening the channel to accommodate the world’s largest oil tankers. 
Speaker(s):
Jarl Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Corpus Christi Authority
1:40 PM
Operator Spotlight: A Robust Growth Profile
Australia’s Sundance Energy recently acquired a prime block of acreage from Pioneer Natural Resources, complementing Sundance’s prior position. The buy cements Sundance’s strategy to transform itself into a pure-play Eagle Ford operator. Look at how it is writing a new story in South Texas.
Speaker(s):
Eric McCrady, CEO, Sundance Energy Corporation
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2:05 PM
Private Operator Roundtable: Looking for Exits?
These private firms largely operate under the radar. Here is a window into their world-- how they plan to deploy capital, where they will bring on more rigs and what they regard as long-range objectives.  
Speaker(s):
William E. Deupree, Founding Partner, President & CEO, Escondido Resources
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2:45 PM
Networking Break
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3:15 PM
Operator Spotlight: Enjoying That LLS-Based Pricing
This operator has shifted spending to the Eagle Ford to take advantage of favorable differentials. It likes the higher-margin production and flexibility that the play’s great location offers.
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3:35 PM
Minerals Spotlight: A Blockbuster Deal
Osprey Energy recently announced it will acquire Blackstone Energy Partners’ entire portfolio of mineral interests in the Eagle Ford for roughly $800 million in cash and stock. This is the first public minerals company with oil-weighted assets concentrated in the core-of-the-core Eagle Ford. This executive discusses why now and why the Eagle Ford.
Speaker(s):
Daniel Hertz, CEO, Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp
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3:55 PM
Closing Roundtable: Generating Growth in the Eagle Ford
Recent initial well results are robust, production declines are shallowing, and logistics are manageable. And Eagle Ford natural gas could be due for a comeback. What’s not to like about South Texas? This roundtable features experts from the various disciplines discussing what they expect.
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns - Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Official DUG Eagle Ford Networking Mixer
Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Guests must have their DUG Eagle Ford attendee badge to enter. Location TBA.
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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast on the Exhibit Hall Floor
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
9:05 AM
Proppants Spotlight: Sand & Seismic
New regional sand mines promise lower cost proppant to fracture Eagle Ford wells while microseismic offers a look at how proppant behaves downhole.
Speaker(s):
Peter Duncan, President & CEO, MicroSeismic
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9:45 AM
Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable: More Bang for the Buck
Representatives from well stimulation service providers and E&Ps address current trends in the Eagle Ford oil services market in an open roundtable discussion.
Speaker(s):
Sean Fitzgerald, Partner, Boomtown Oil
10:30 AM
Automation & Chemicals Spotlight: A Better Toolbox
Improvements to processes via the internet of things and an engineered approach to downhole chemicals increases productivity and profitability over the life of the well.
Speaker(s):
Speaker TBA, Ambyint
11:15 AM
Well Construction Roundtable: What Goes Down, Must Come Up
An open roundtable involving service providers and E&P technical teams explores the impacts of recent advancements in well construction and offers a look at future possibilities.
Noon
Conference Adjourns