Join over 2,300 of your industry peers for an unparalleled program blending business intelligence and technology best practices. You'll gain insights into a full range of relevant topics, like how producers in the Permian Basin have retaken a seat at the head of the global oil supply table to how Permian producers are drilling and completing extended laterals and reducing LOEs.

Hart Energy’s DUG Permian Basin Conference & Exhibition is the best place to meet influential executives. This conference and exhibition can help you refine your marketing strategies and accelerate product development. It’s a hotbed of collaboration toward a common goal: Finding innovative solutions to help power this formidable shale play into its second century.


Celebrating 100 Years of Permian Oil


This year marks the 100th anniversary of oil production in “the Basin.” From humble beginnings, the Permian has produced more than 30 BILLION barrels of oil. Today it is the linchpin in American energy security. Most DUG Permian Basin speakers are long-time in-basin operators. They share what’s happening now – and what to expect for the next 100 years.

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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 source 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 the private and public companies leading, financing and enabling North America’s shale revolution and the globalization of natural gas markets.


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What's New for 2020!


A&D Forum

Exercise Your Deal-Making Muscles

April 6, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The A&D Forum (separate registration required) during the afternoon before the 2020 DUG Permian Basin conference promises to provide actionable business information at a good time.

Some forecasters say the under-valued market for oil & gas assets will start turning in the last half of the year. Attending the Forum can be like “spring training” for bigger deals or workouts in Q3 and Q4.

The Forum will provide a half-day program on everything from capital markets to deal metrics. Top advisors, capital providers and analysts will take you on deep-dives into what investors are seeking -- and how real deals are being made – in today’s market.

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Water and Sand Forum

Business Trends

April 6, 2020 | 10:30 AM – 4:45 PM

This Forum (separate registration required) will provide an overview of critical Permian Basin sand and water issues in 2020. With presentations by industry analysts (including the Wall Street view), observations from proppant providers and an update on one of the region’s largest water handling JVs, you get a 360-degree view. 

Industry experts will discuss practical solutions for increasing efficiency with data analytics. You’ll hear E&P field reports and a detailed review of how consolidation is creating new regional water-handling infrastructure and the impacts on water use and water disposal.

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