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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Get a jump start on your DUG East 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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7:05 PM - 10:00 PM
DUG East Night at the Pittsburgh Pirates
Join us at the Pittsburgh Pirates v Milwaukee Brewers game! Tickets are $25 each (includes $5 concession credits). Don't delay! Limited supply only. Reserve your ticket at DUGEast.com/registration.
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7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
Breakfast’s on us before our informative presentations begin. Grab this opportunity to meet new contacts and greet old friends, including exhibitors, speakers and fellow attendees.
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8:30 AM
Welcome To DUG East & Northeast Scorecard
Let’s start with a bird’s-eye view of where the Marcellus and Utica stand vs. other shale plays: well counts, forecasted pace of production growth, rig counts and more.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
8:45 AM
Opening Keynote: The Riches Of Northcentral PA
This global operator with an increasing emphasis on natural gas shares why the Marcellus and Utica rank high in its portfolio. It is focused on Tioga County, Pa., where the company holds approximately 600,000 acres.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Tonya Williams, General Manager, Shell Oil Co.
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9:10 AM
Economics 101
This panel of experts lays it out for you: What if gas prices really stay below $3 forever? What are the pros and cons of increased drilling, and what challenges face companies in a high-demand, low-price world?
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
D. Randall Wright, President, Wright & Company, Inc.
Stephen Beck, Senior Director, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
9:50 AM
Operator Spotlight: The Stacked Pay Factory
Learn how this operator is using tech and big data to propel itself to the forefront of stacked pay development in the Appalachian Basin. 
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
Tim Dugan, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer , CNX Resources Corporation
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10:10 AM
Special Address: Global Demand Growth Sets The Stage For Methane’s Bright Future
In the coming decades, methane offers a huge opportunity as demand for the fuel for electrical generation grows strongly in each of the major markets of the world. The development of the immense Marcellus resource has dramatically transformed the U.S. from a gas importer into a gas exporter. The buildout of export capacity is now creating the ability to move U.S. gas into the Atlantic Basin and through an expanded Panama Canal to compete in key markets in Asia, including China, Japan and South Korea.
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
10:30 AM
Networking Break
Word of mouth – many people believe this is the most credible form of advertising! Take time to mingle with our outstanding exhibitors and fellow attendees.
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11:10 AM
Operator Spotlight: Reaching New Marcellus Heights
On its peer-leading inventory in the Marcellus, Range Resources has drilled an extended lateral to more than 18,000 feet. Its existing drill pads and infrastructure are additional tailwinds for capital efficiencies as it grows production.
Moderator(s):
Steve Toon, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
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Dennis L. Degner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Range Resources
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11:30 AM
Shell Rational Middle Series - Dialogue & Debate: Methane Emissions
How can operators, academics and regulators meet in the middle to cooperate, learn and protect the environment while the industry advances?
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Thomas B. Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
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Jim Sewell, Environmental Manager, Appalachia, Shell Oil Co.
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
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1:30 PM
Operator Spotlight: West Virginia Highlights
This operator continues to delineate and deliver gas from West Virginia. This overview looks closer at results and plans for future development and exploration.  
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
Michael John, Founder, President & CEO, Northeast Natural Energy
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1:50 PM
Private Operator Panel: Pursuing The Best
These companies work quietly but effectively in the prolific resource plays of Appalachia.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Eric Reigle, Chief Operating Officer, Rockdale Energy LLC
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Mark Rothenberg, CEO, APEX Energy LLC
2:35 PM
Operator Spotlight: Adding Value In The Utica
Eclipse is drilling super-laterals in the Ohio Utica and in northeast PA, guiding to 8%-14% annual growth in 2018. Hear why its condensate production is expected to grow about 42% this year as well. 
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Benjamin Hulburt, Chairman, President & CEO, Eclipse Resources
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3:00 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 visit with other delegates.
3:30 PM
Demand Panel: Getting Gas To Market
The next wave of demand and midstream infrastructure comes on line this year and next. What will this mean for gas prices and your bottom line? Will takeaway capacity outpace production growth or not?
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Associate Managing Editor, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Justin Carlson, Vice President & Managing Director, Research, East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.
Macgill James, Vice President, Supply Strategy , UGI Corporation
4:10 PM
Beyond The Slide Deck: Executives Talk About What Really Matters
These executives join us to engage in a lively onstage discussion about developing the Marcellus and Utica, new technology, how to deliver returns and production growth to investors, and what keeps them up at night.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Jon Farmer, President & CEO, Arsenal Resources
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Benjamin Hulburt, Chairman, President & CEO, Eclipse Resources
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Tim Dugan, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer , CNX Resources Corporation
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4:45 PM
Conference Adjourns - Networking Reception In The Exhibit Hall
Relax on the exhibit floor, assess the day and visit with the key people you came to meet at DUG East. Be Sure To Stick Around! We’re not done yet! Join us tomorrow, June 21, for a day of technical presentations and roundtables at DUG Techchnology at DUG East.
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Official DUG East Networking Mixer
Join us for the official DUG East after party at Howl at the Moon. Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Must bring attendee badge for entry.
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7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Drilling Focus: Going Long, Really Long, In Appalachia
E&Ps are drilling the longest land-based laterals in the industry in the Utica and the Marcellus. Now E&Ps are talking about developmental programs where average lateral lengths exceed 15,000 feet. This panel is a look at the state of the art when it comes to the complexities in drilling and completing super extended laterals.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Oleg Tolmachev, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer , Eclipse Resources
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Stephen Ingram, Vice President - Technology Solutions & Innovation, Halliburton Co.
9:15 AM
Completion Focus: Strong As A Bull, Quiet As A Mouse
Well stimulation providers discuss alternative ways to power well stimulation fleets that provide smaller site footprints and quieter operation. This panel offers a view from the field.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
Chris Combs, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Evolution Well Services
10:00 AM
Completion Focus: Pump Up The Jams
This roundtable discussion featuring E&Ps and service companies provides insights into Appalachia’s well service market, including updates on stimulation capacity, people, and completion trends.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Patrick Finney, Vice President - Completions, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
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Matt Weinreich, Senior Vice President, Laurel Mountain Energy LLC
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Sergey Stolyarov, Completion Advisor, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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10:30 AM
Networking Brunch Break
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11:00 AM
Water & Sand Focus: Getting Ahead Of The Supply Chain
Slickwater fracture stimulation requires enormous volumes of sand and water and tests the limits of the supply chain when weather or transportation issues arise as occurred at the end of 2017. This panel provides an update into how companies are adapting to greater demand for proppant and pursuing creative approaches to water management, including reuse and recycling.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
Mark Patton, President, Hydrozonix
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Lnsp (Naggs) Nagghappan, Vice President, Business Development, Veolia North America
11:45 AM
Big Data Focus: Data Analytics & Automation
Everyone may be talking about Big Data, but what are people actually doing? Turns out several Appalachian E&Ps have programs under way. This panel provides both a 30,000-foot overview of where the industry stands currently in data analytics and specific case studies of real-world solutions.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Barry Zhang, Founder & CEO, Quantico Energy Solutions
Shawn DeVerse, President, Surcon, Ltd. - A MagVar Company
12:30 PM
Conference Adjourns/Exhibit Hall Closes