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5:00 PM
Opening Reception
Grab your badge ahead of time and mingle with your peers in this year's DUG Midcontinent exhibitor hall.
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
Join us for a hot networking breakfast and check out the exhibitor booths.
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Address: STACK-tacular
The Anadarko Basin’s diversity of commodity weighting is offering formations and fairways for any operator today, as a trifecta is in play: high oil, gas and NGL prices.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mark Oekerman, Geoscience Manager, Williston & Anadarko Basins, Continental Resources Inc.
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9:00 AM
Capital Insights: The Money Is Back!
Producers are keeping the reins on D&C spend and returning capital to shareholders. Investors and lenders are interested again, albeit at a tempered pace. Here’s a look at operators’ options today.
Moderator(s):
Jay Young, President & CEO, King Operating Corporation
Speaker(s):
Jason Reimbold, Managing Director, BOK Financial Securities
9:20 AM
A&D Watch: Transactions in the Anadarko
Buyers and sellers are making deals for Oklahoma assets and the basin is consolidating. Here’s a look at the Anadarko’s new owners and those trying to buy in.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Derek Detring, President, Detring Energy Advisors
9:40 AM
Financial Outlook: The Fed Survey Results on Capex and Costs
And more details from the quarterly review of what both producers and OFS providers are expecting in 2022.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Chad Wilkerson, Vice President, Economist & Oklahoma City Branch Executive, Federal Reserve Bank - Kansas City
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:45 AM
Mid-Morning Keynote: Dial a Rock
This leading North American unconventional operator has thousands of Oklahoma locations in inventory. Here’s how it’s developing them for their best value.  
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Aaron Ketter, Vice President, Midcontinent and South Texas, Devon Energy Corp.
11:10 AM
Activity Highlights: A Look at the Resource
How are Oklahoma’s latest wells’ returns measuring up against those of other Lower 48 plays? And how do wells compare in-basin?
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dave Law, Vice President, Intelligence, Enverus
11:30 AM
ESG Strategy: Certifying the Nat Gas
Certified responsibly sourced gas (RSG) is gaining traction throughout the Lower 48. Here are the benefits to producers.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Stewart, Principal Advisor, Equitable Origin
11:50 AM
Data Analytics: Snooping in the SCOOP, STACK, Merge & More
Where are new wells being drilled in Oklahoma? What is the commodity stream from these? Where’s the infrastructure? Get an insider look.
Speaker(s):
Tyler Reitmeier, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Rextag DataLink
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Operator Spotlight: Adding in the Anadarko
Picking up Tapstone Energy, Diversified has added Anadarko Basin leasehold to its portfolio, including 12,000 boe/d of production. Learn more about its growing footprint here and across the Lower 48.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bradley G. Gray, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Diversified Energy
1:35 PM
Decarbonization: Curbing the Carbon
As reduced-carbon and net-zero products are increasingly in demand, what is available today for oil-weighted producers here and in other basins to rebrand their Btu stream?
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Allyson Anderson Book, Vice President, Energy Transition, Baker Hughes Co.
1:55 PM
Operator Panel: The Oklahoma Arkoma
The western Arkoma is being drilled for oil and NGL—but gas remains a target too. These producers have been adding leasehold. Hear the latest on the play’s sweet spots.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Calvin Cahill, President & CEO, Calyx Energy III LLC
Luke Essman, President & CEO, Canyon Creek Energy
2:30 PM
Networking Break
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3:15 PM
Operator Spotlight: Marietta Deep
Wells are as much as 15,000 TVD here in southern Oklahoma’s Marietta Basin -- and they’re enormous. Here’s a look inside this bountiful basin.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ty Zieman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Trailhead Exploration LLC
3:35 PM
Nat Gas Outlook: Keeping Up With Growing Demand
Within just a few years of the first Gulf Coast LNG export plant, the U.S. has become a global swing producer of gas for both Asia and Europe. Here’s a look at new expectations going forward.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bethel King, Senior Director, Market Analysis, RBAC Inc.
3:55 PM
Operator Spotlight: Targeting the Anadarko
Longtime Anadarko Basin explorers are evaluating their next targets. Here are their thoughts on these commodity-rich rocks.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Peter Allen, Senior Vice President, Operations, Eagle Resources Group LLC
4:15 PM
Technology Trends: Best Practices in Carbon Management
Producers and services firms alike are lowering carbon footprints. Learn the latest best practices for D&C and lease electrification, drones and satellites, recycled water, reduced truck traffic and more.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Seth Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst Energy Services
Shankar Narayanan, Commercial Leader, Emissions Management, Baker Hughes Co.
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
6:00 PM
Midcon Revival - BBQ and Live Music
Join us outside for a party! Enjoy the beautiful weather, BBQ, beer and live music featuring Gary Kyle.
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8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Come and join us for a hot networking breakfast on the show floor.
9:00 AM
Welcome to Day 2: Operator Spotlights
9:10 AM
Morning Keynote: Cycles, Success and Plans Ahead
Privately held Citizen Energy’s been drilling through the cycles, boasting today some 70,000 boe/d of production and some 240,000 net acres. Take a look at its portfolio, success and plans.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tim Helms, Chief Financial Officer, Citizen Energy
9:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: Expanding The SCOOP's Southern Sweet Spot
Operating throughout the STACK/Merge/SCOOP, Camino Natural Resources is taking the SCOOP’s southern sweet spot into the Ardmore Basin. Hear results and plans.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Ward Polzin, CEO, Camino Natural Resources LLC
Seth Urruty, Chief Operating Officer, Camino Natural Resources LLC
10:20 AM
Learning from Legends: A Chat with Continental Resources' Jack Stark
Jack Stark has seen all the rock in his more than 40 years of exploring the Lower 48, and he’s ready to take your questions. He’ll share his wisdom on how to find great rock and how to pick which to drill. Join the special session discussing Continental’s growth from some 5,000 boe/d in 1992 to nearly 400,000 boe/d today.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jack Stark, President & Chief Operating Officer, Continental Resources Inc.
10:50 AM
Midstream Takeaways: Ready Access To Markets
Gushing with takeaway capacity, Oklahoma has ready access for all the hydrocarbons—oil, natural gas and NGL. Midstream operator Superior Pipeline describes the capacity and 2022 flow.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jim Leathers, Vice President, Commercial, Superior Pipeline
Phil Zacharias, Vice President, Origination, ARM Energy
11:30 AM
Conference Adjourns