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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

11:30 AM


1:00 PM

Opening Remarks

  • Jennifer Presley, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
1:05 PM - 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Water Forum

Although a simple compound, water is one of the oil and gas industry's most complex challenges. DUG Midcontinent’s all-new Pre-Conference Forum gives you an inside look at best practices and emerging technologies used in the sourcing, treatment, transportation, and disposal of water in drilling and completion of shale wells. Leading experts will explore practical time-tested and emerging solutions for producers’ biggest water challenges. 

*Requires separate registration

The Pre-Conference Water Forum will take place in Ballroom D&E at the Renaissance Hotel (connected to the Convention Center)

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception

Get a jump start on your DUG Midcontinent experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the COLLEGE FOOTBALL-THEMED Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite college team gear!


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!

Sponsored by:

4AM Midstream


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

7:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast, and Networking 

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks

  • Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
8:40 AM

Welcome From Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

With legislation approved this year, the Sooner State now allows extended laterals in all formations. Oil production has doubled in the past few years and natural gas output is now 6 Bcf/d. Here, Governor Fallin addresses the state's producers.

  • The Honorable Mary C. Fallin, Governor, State of Oklahoma
8:55 AM

Opening Keynote:  All Points Lead To The Anadarko

This private firm holds more than 2.2 million gross acres in the Anadarko Basin, spread across 13 counties in Oklahoma and Texas.  Recently, FourPoint closed on its acquisition of assets in the western portion of the basin from Chesapeake Energy, pushing FourPoint to one of the largest E&Ps in the Midcontinent region. Hear its thoughts on the future of the Douglas, Tonkawa, Cleveland, Granite Wash and other reservoirs it knows so well. 

Session sponsored by:

GR Energy

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

  • George Solich, President & CEO, FourPoint Energy
9:20 AM

Economics Panel:  Navigating Today’s World

From an overall oil and gas price outlook to the Midcontinent's attractiveness versus other regions to specifics of the SCOOP/STACK, Woodford, Granite Wash, and other plays, these experts offer a guide to global, national and local oil and gas economics. 

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

"Oklahoma Play Economics & Forecasts v. Other U.S. Onshore Liquid Plays"

  • Subash Chandra, Managing Director & Senior Equity Analyst, Guggenheim Securities LLC

"The Midcontinent's Role In The Global Supply Curve"

  • Robert Clarke, Research Director - Lower 48 Upstream, Wood Mackenzie
10:00 AM

Operator Spotlight & Frack-Side Chat: STACK Development Optimization Via Technology Integration. 

The Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II SPAC has zeroed in on the STACK, planning to merge with privately held Alta Mesa Holdings LP, and taking in its approximately 120,000 contiguous net acres and about 4,200 gross identified drilling locations. Here's a look at how Alta Mesa has leveraged technology in its best-STACK-development practices.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  • Hal Chappelle, President & CEO, Alta Mesa Holdings LP
10:20 AM 

Networking Break

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11:00 AM 

Mid-Morning Keynote: Building On STACK  

An operator in Oklahoma for more than 100 years, Marathon Oil Corp. has reserves and production throughout the state’s resource plays, totaling some 44,000 BOE/d of net production. In the STACK, it’s testing infill spacing with a successful 107-acre test already. Here are its assets, results and plans.

Session sponsored by:

Sooner Pipe

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

  • Mitch Little, Executive Vice President - Operations, Marathon Oil Corp. 
11:25 AM

Technical Roundtable: Let’s Get Out The Big Hammers

Longer laterals, more stages, much more proppant--  this roundtable of operations and service executives are using all the latest techniques and thinking to deliver higher-rate wells with larger EURs. Join the discussion on what the industry currently thinks about fluid intensity and proppant loading, and the key challenges that must be addressed to achieve even better outcomes.  

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Stephen Roberts, Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Gastar Exploration Inc. 
  • Stephen Ingram, Vice President - Technology Solutions & Innovations, North America Operations, Halliburton Co
  • Amanda Seholm, Director - Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering, North America - North, Baker Hughes Inc. 
12:15 PM

Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM 

Afternoon Keynote: There’s No Place Like Home

This leading North American unconventionals operator has thousands of wells and well-inventory locations in Oklahoma. Here is how it is developing those resources, and how it plans to wring the best value from its assets. 

Session sponsored by:

Reliance Oilfield Services

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

  • Wade Hutchings, Senior Vice President - E&P, Devon Energy Corp. 
1:55 PM

Operator Spotlight:  Arkoma STACKed  

Drilling-permit requests for Hughes County, Oklahoma, are soaring, while leasing activity has stepped up. Operators are looking to apply new-generation well and completion designs to the Woodford and may tap other zones as well.

Sponsored by:

Sooner Pipe

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  • Nathaniel Harding, Founder & President, Antioch Energy LLC
2:20 PM

A&D Roundtable:  Betting On The Midcontinent

Big-dollar deals have come to the Midcontinent, from the western Anadarko Basin to the Mississippian Lime, SCOOP and STACK. These recent buyers talk about the supply of deals, the prices, and the red-hot competition for core assets now in the Arkoma Basin. 

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor

  • Burt Williams, CEO, Rimrock Resource Partners LLC
  • R. Luke Essman, President & CEO, Canyon Creek Energy Operating LLC and Canyon Creek Energy - Arkoma LLC
  • Derek Detring, President, Detring Energy Advisors

Networking Break

Sponsored by:

Osage Oil and Gas

3:30 PM

Midstream Panel: The Heart Of The Continent 

As capital pours into the Midcontinent and rig counts climb, takeaway constraints—particularly for natural gas-- are a growing concern for Anadarko Basin producers. These panelists offer their views on how the buildout of natural gas, crude oil and NGL infrastructure is proceeding, and how bottlenecks can be addressed. 

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

"Midcontinent NatGas & NGL Supply, Markets & Demand"

  • Mike Burdett, Senior Vice President - Commercial, EnLink Midstream LLC

"New Oil Take-Away, Demand & Destinations"

  • Garry Banda, Midstream Analyst, Stratas Advisors
4:20 PM

Operator Spotlight: 110K STACKed Acres & Sub-$4 LOE

With more than 110,000 net acres in the STACK, Chaparral Energy Inc. has a growing production profile from the Meramec, Osage and Woodford. In the second quarter, it also participated in 28 nonop STACK wells. LOE is less than $4 a barrel. Here are its results and plans. 

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  • Matt Mower, Resource Development Manager, Chaparral Energy Inc.
4:45 PM 

Networking Reception


Thursday, September 21, 2017

7:30 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast Buffet 

9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor

9:05 AM

Opening Keynote: 'Something from Nothing' - How STACK Accelerated To The Front Of The Shale Renaissance 

The founder of the STACK play shares its historical perspective on moving from concept to full-field development. This is a rare opportunity to hear from Newfield’s lead A&D professional on how leasehold capture, exploration, and acquisitions united to move STACK to the top of today’s price-resilient resource plays. Here are Newfield’s successes to date as well as the significant resource potential that remains to be tested in other “stacked” horizons.

Session sponsored by:

B&L Pipeco

Moderator: Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-large, Oil and Gas Investor

  • Trevor Reuben, Vice President - Corporate Development, Newfield Exploration Co. 
9:30 AM

Minerals Roundtable: Buyers Make Tracks For The Midcontinent

The focus on acquiring mineral interests has mushroomed in recent months, driven by several factors. Investors are seeking yield and companies see the value multiplier that mineral interests can add to their working interest holdings.  Big dollars have been flowing into the space, and the SCOOP/STACK play is a favored destination.  

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

  • Brandon O'Gara, Chief Financial Officer, Echo Energy LLC
  • Will Cullen, Vice President, LongPoint Minerals LLC
10:10 AM 

Mid-Morning Keynote: Continental on Global Markets & Production Forecasts 

The U.S. oil and natural gas industry face new opportunities as global markets adjust. Here’s the view from a leader in America’s energy renaissance and a pioneer of the SCOOP and STACK plays in Oklahoma regarding U.S. oil production and Energy Information Administration (EIA) production forecasts.

Session sponsored by:

Eagle Pipe

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

  • Blu Hulsey, Senior Vice President - Government & Regulatory Affairs, Continental Resources Inc. 
10:35 AM

STACK: The Osage Reservoir Story - Updip Oil Leg

Longfellow Energy is successfully completing horizontals in the Osage with completions of up to 2,500 pounds per lateral foot. Here’s what it has done in its Nemaha project from 2011 through today with 61,000 net contiguous acres in northeastern Kingfisher and south-central Garfield counties.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Todd Dutton, President, Longfellow Energy LP
10:55 AM 

Closing Keynote: STACK In The Merge 

With two rigs at work at the intersection of the STACK and SCOOP plays, Jones Energy plans to add a third by year-end for Meramec and Woodford pay. Here’s a look at its results and plans -- as well as in its Cleveland play in the western Anadarko. 

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy

  • Jonny Jones, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Jones Energy Inc.
11:20 AM

Hear from OU Legend Bob Stoops

Bob Stoops was the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1999 to 2017. During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship.

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

Session sponsored by:




Eagle Pipe

12:00 PM

Conference Adjourns