DUG Permian Basin Conference & Exhibition – Re-scheduled to September

Following cancellation of the original April 2020 dates (in response to action by the Mayor of Fort Worth to address the coronavirus outbreak), Hart Energy has re-scheduled its 2020 DUG Permian Basin Conference & Exhibition.

The event has moved to September 8-10 to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio and will be co-located with the 2020 DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition.

All registrations for the DUG Permian Basin event in Fort Worth will be recognized in San Antonio



Two exceptional plays helped transform the U.S. shale industry

With capital investments teetering, what happens next?

An extraordinary event comes together as Hart Energy co-locates its conferences and exhibitions covering Texas’ largest shale plays into one informative three-day experience. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and uncertainty in oil markets, Hart Energy’s annual DUG Permian Basin Conference & Exhibition will be co-located with our DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition.

This offers an incredible opportunity for attendees and exhibitors alike as speakers delve into the economics of both plays and forecast what lies ahead.

The past 10 years have seen many changes in the Eagle Ford—from one of the fastest-growing shale basins to a drastic fall in production and, finally, a tentative recovery. While several Eagle Ford operators have enhanced their positions, what more can they do to optimize operations in this basin? This year marks the 100th anniversary of oil production in “the Basin.” From its humble beginnings, the Permian region has produced more than 30 BILLION barrels of oil. Today it remains the linchpin in American energy security. Most DUG Permian Basin speakers are long-time in-basin operators. They will share what’s happening now – and what to expect going into the next 100 years.

Join over 3,500 of your industry peers for an unparalleled program blending business intelligence, technology and operational best practices. You'll gain insights across a range of relevant topics, like how Permian Basin producers have retaken a leading role in global oil supply table to how Eagle Ford operators are increasing capital efficiencies by optimizing completion designs.

Hart Energy’s co-located DUG Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition is the best place to hear and meet influential executives who grasp where these two shale plays are headed. This conference and exhibition experience can help you redefine your marketing strategies and accelerate product development. Be part of the collaboration toward a common goal: Finding innovative solutions to help power these formidable shale plays into the decade ahead.


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Initiating Change

Dive into challenges facing producers today. As the market evolves, global considerations are relevant, yet day-to-day operations remain foremost concerns.

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Taking Leadership

Understand how today’s technology is driving new approaches at each stage of development. Get ideas on how to steer your company through complex shifts in regulations and technology.

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Essential Networking

Interact with industry leaders and technical peers. Gain firsthand insight from those facing challenges similar to yours and meet face to face with subject matter experts on the exhibit floor.




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The Hart Energy Advantage

Hart Energy is the leading information provider for businesses focused on U.S. shale activity. We equip executive suite leaders with indispensable insight on today’s challenges and the near-future outlook. Our speakers represent both private and public companies leading, financing and enabling North America’s shale revolution and the globalization of natural gas markets. Houston-based Hart Energy produces the Oil and Gas Investor, E&P and Midstream Business media platforms and a complementary array of online news and data services, as well as leading industry conferences (like the DUG™ series), GIS data sets and mapping solutions; and a growing number of online services.


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What's New in 2020?

Hydraulic Fracturing Forum

Opportunities have emerged from the rubble of the collapsed oil markets. Now is the time to reflect and redefine business and operational objectives as the market is focused on free cash flow generation and low cost, high quality field development. A wiser, leaner and more focused approach to optimized completions is set to deliver production output for the future.

Gain insights into the challenges the industry faces in this new era of capital discipline and next-level efficiency demands. Hear first-hand how the industry is improving processes and reshaping operations for success in a sub-$50/bbl market.

Learn how the industry is addressing these challenges and more during the Hydraulic Fracturing Forum in conjunction with Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin & Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio September 8-10, 2020.

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