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11:00 AM
Registration Opens
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Well Interference: The Business & Engineering Challenges
This half-day forum addresses well interference in developing tight oil and gas resources. Topics include current understanding of the phenomenon, specific issues in tight formations, and emerging methods industry experts are using to address these issues. Click HERE for Well Interference Forum agenda. Sponsorship opportunities available, click HERE
4:45 PM
Fiesta-Themed Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
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. 
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7:30 AM
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast on the Exhibit Floor
Gear up for a lively day by having breakfast on us. Join fellow attendees to meet new contacts and greet old friends, including exhibitors and speakers.
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Capitalizing on Complexity Through Technology and Innovation
Eagle Ford is this leading operator’s most prolific unconventional resource development. Listen as it outlines how technology and innovation are an essential part of its complex operations.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Erec Isaacson, Vice President – Gulf Coast Business Unit, ConocoPhillips
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9:00 AM
Analyst Spotlight: Economics of the Eagle Ford
The Eagle Ford is a mature shale play, but it can generate free cash flow. This expert shares insights on current well economics, breakeven costs, pricing variables and more.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Managing Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Bernadette Johnson, Vice President, Market Intelligence, Enverus
9:20 AM
Operator Spotlight: Changing Times...Changing Ways
For more than 30 years SilverBow Resources has been operating in South Texas. Hear how this very experienced Eagle Ford gas player is reinventing itself by diversifying its commodity mix.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Steve Adam, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, SilverBow Resources, Inc.
9:40 AM
Macroeconomic Spotlight: South Texas Exports To The World
In the world of physical commodities, South Texas is location advantaged. As Corpus Christi booms with infrastructure, the region is becoming an energy export star. 
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Associate Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Operator Panel: The Private Approach
This pair of private operators talks about how they assembled and delineated unique assets. What attracted them and what special sauce do they bring to development?
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Charles Cusack, President & CEO, Recoil Resources
John Roby, CEO, Teal Natural Resources
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11:20 AM
A&D Roundtable: Exits & Entrances
Asset sales by BHP, Wildhorse and Pioneer Natural Resources have reshaped the play. These A&D experts assess the impact of done deals and how they see deals to come.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
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Bryce Erickson, Senior Vice President, Mercer Capital LLC
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Robert Urquhart, Managing Director, Global Investment Banking, Scotiabank
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Chuck Yates, Managing Partner, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP
Noon
Networking Lunch
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1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Focus on the Eagle Ford
Pure-play Eagle Ford operator Penn Virginia is focused on achieving free cash flow in 4Q 2019, at the same time it is generating substantial production growth. Named No. 5 on the Chronicle 100, this year’s list of top performing Houston-based companies compiled by the Houston Chronicle, Penn Virginia has remade itself since its financial struggles a few years back.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
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John A. Brooks, President & CEO, Penn Virginia Corporation
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1:35 PM
Technical Roundtable: Legacy Practices Versus New Well Performance
Rig counts in the play have fallen, yet oil and gas produced per new well have risen spectacularly. This panel picks apart reasons and offers predictions on new efficiencies.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Sean Fitzgerald, Co-Founder & Partner, Boomtown Oil LLC
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Mark A. Norville, President, BlackBrush Oil & Gas
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Amit Sharma, Integrated Sensor Diagnostics Manager, Halliburton Co.
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Rocky Seale, National Product Line Sales Leader, Completions & Wellbore Interventions, Baker Hughes
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2:15 PM
Operator Spotlight: The New Neighbor
This operator sums up how premium pricing, fast cycle times, great reservoirs and big wells made its decision to move into the play a logical choice.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Managing Editor, HartEnergy.com
Speaker(s):
Branden Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer, Venado Oil & Gas
2:35 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Operator Roundtable: La Salle, Dimmit & Webb Counties
These Eagle Ford operators focus on LaSalle, Dimmit and Webb counties. Here, they reveal their targeted product mixes and the strategies they are using to develop their assets.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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William E. Deupree, Founding Partner, President & CEO, Escondido Resources
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Kirk Spilman, President & CEO, Pursuit Oil & Gas
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Eric McCrady, CEO, Sundance Energy Corp.
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3:55 PM
Water Spotlight: Produced Water Solution
This Eagle Ford case study highlights the economic and environmental benefits of a new 160-mile high-temperature pipeline that handles hot produced water. It is the largest project that collects and disposes of produced water in the Eagle Ford play, and it will grow even larger in 2020 as expands to 400 miles. 
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Presley , Executive Editor, E&P
4:30 PM
Networking Mixer on the Exhibit Hall Floor
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6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Closes
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late Night Networking Mixer
Join fellow attendees for free drinks and food at Pat O'Brien's! 121 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205. Open to all DUG Eagle Ford attendees; must have an attendee name badge to enter. 
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8:00 AM
Registration & Exhibit Floor Opens
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
9:05 AM
Opening Panel: CEO Perspectives
These two veteran operators bring a wealth of knowledge to the Eagle Ford play. Learn how each of these private-company CEOs are building on their lessons learned to drive profitable development in the play.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
"The Evolution of the Dry Gas Window"
Glenn Hart, President & CEO, Rio Grande Exploration & Production
"Managing Profitability in the Eagle Ford"
Martin Thalken, Chairman & CEO, Protégé Energy III LLC
9:50 AM
Production Spotlight: EOR in the Eagle Ford
This presentation delves into cyclic gas reinjection in the Eagle Ford, from pilot to full-field development.
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Presley , Executive Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
George Grinestaff, CEO, Shale IOR LLC
10:10 AM
Roundtable: Minerals in the Eagle Ford
These minerals companies reveal why they planted their flags in the Eagle Ford, discuss their strategies for growth, trends in mineral prices -- and remaining opportunities.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Michael Downs, Vice President, Operations, Falcon Minerals Corp.
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Charlie Matter, CEO, Case Energy Partners LLC
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Randy Bayless, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
10:50 AM
Panel: Chalk Talk
The Austin Chalk is back and delivering exceptional wells. Production grows while questions swirl about the ultimate potential of this familiar yet perplexing reservoir.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Phil Martin, CEO, New Century Exploration LLC
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Frank McCorkle, Founder & President, Treadstone Energy Partners
11:30 AM
Conference Adjourns & Exhibit Hall Closes