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5:00 PM
Opening Reception
Let's kick off a great event with a networking reception on the exhibit floor! Come enjoy free drinks and appetizers and check-out the exhibitors.
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7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
Network and Enjoy a hot breakfast on the exhibit floor.
8:25 AM
Welcome to DUG Permian & DUG Eagle Ford 2022
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:30 AM
Opening Keynote: Chevron, Oil Growth & Lower Carbon
Chevron Corp. is balancing plans for Permian growth of up to 1.5 MMbbl/d while targeting lower carbon. It’s already had great success at both. Hear how it’s doing it.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Steve Green, President, North America E&P, Chevron Corp.
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9:00 AM
Money: Gushing Bucks
While they’re oil and gas gushers, the Permian and Eagle Ford are also cash gushers. Here’s a look at investors’ new approach to expectations for returns.
Moderator(s):
Jay Young, President & CEO, King Operating Corporation
Speaker(s):
Subash Chandra, Energy Analyst, The Benchmark Company, LLC
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9:20 AM
M&A: Fracking the Bid/Ask
Consolidation in the Permian and Eagle Ford has concentrated prime leasehold. But opportunities remain for new-entry capital. Cracking the deal-making code, deals are flowing.
Moderator(s):
Gerry Morton, Partner, Baker Botts
Speaker(s):
Tony Fernandez, Managing Director and Global Head of Energy A&D, Citi
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9:40 AM
Price Inflation's Impact on Economics and Activity
Prices for oilfield services are on the rise. This presentation will evaluate pricing inflation, its impact on well economics for E&Ps, and what it means for future activity.
Moderator(s):
Scott Rees III, Chairman & CEO, NSAI
Speaker(s):
Akash Sharma, Director, Product & Advisory, Enverus
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Tall City in the Delaware
This producer isn’t leaving an acre-foot of recoverable oil behind. Here’s how it’s developing its rich Delaware leasehold.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mike Oestmann, President & CEO, Tall City Exploration III LLC
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11:00 AM
The 3-Miler & More
Here’s a look at the 3-mile lateral’s impact on F&D, continuous penetration of simul-fracs, sustainable well productivity improvements in non-core parts of the basin, and implications for service demand and basinwide supply.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Cole Wolf, Analyst, Upstream Research, Rystad Energy
11:20 AM
Blue Oil & Green Gas
Certified responsibly sourced gas (RSG) is gaining traction throughout the Lower 48. Here are the benefits to producers. And how to make oil blue?
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jennifer Stewart, Principal Advisor, Equitable Origin
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11:40 AM
Crypto-Gas
Using spare gas for crypto-mining is monetizing operators’ solution gas that would otherwise be flared, helping meet zero-flaring goals while generating income. Here’s how it works.    
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mike Mayers, Business Development Manager, Aggreko
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
More Oil: Continental & The Delaware
The early leader in the Williston and Anadarko basins has added the Delaware to its oil-weighted portfolio. Here’s how it picked the basin and its plans.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tony Barrett, Vice President, Exploration, Continental Resources Inc.
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1:40 PM
South Texas Since 2004: BlackBrush Oil & Gas
There’s more to South Texas and it’s something BlackBrush has known since before South Texas was unconventional. Building enormous portfolios in Karnes and selling, it’s taken its best practices to the eastern Eagle Ford now.
Moderator(s):
Darren Barbee, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Kevin DeLapp, Vice President, Reservoir Engineering, BlackBrush Oil & Gas
2:00 PM
Unconventional & Conventional: Midland & the Eastern Shelf
Moriah’s pocket is in its unconventional approach to a conventional rock in Scurry County, while Triple Crown continues to land in its sweet spot of the Midland Basin. Hear results and plans.
Moderator(s):
Dean Murphy, Senior Customer Success & Operations Manager, ComboCurve
Speaker(s):
Tyler Harris, President, Moriah Energy Investments
Ryan Keys, President & Co-Founder, Triple Crown Resources LLC
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2:40 PM
It's Not Your (Geologic) Fault!
Learn the art of seismic self-defense.
Moderator(s):
Brandy Fidler, Senior Development Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Josh Adler, Founder & CEO, Sourcenergy
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:45 PM
Midland Consolidator: Earthstone
Fellow operators are picking Earthstone as their partner in building scale, adding their portfolios to the publicly held producer’s in exchange for stock—counting on this proven management team to deliver the upside. And, it’s delivering.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Mark Lumpkin, Chief Financial Officer, Earthstone Energy Inc.
4:10 PM
Drillin’ It in the Eagle Ford: Ensign Natural Resources
This Eagle Ford veteran describes best practices developed since 2009 in the play and what’s driving the field today.
Moderator(s):
Deon Daugherty, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Brett Pennington, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ensign Natural Resources
4:30 PM
Greener: Heard At The Frac
Artificial intelligence, automation, plug-in fracs, emissions capture, and more. These oilfield service experts describe what’s in the works.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Seth Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst Energy Services
Dr. Megan Pearl, PhD, MBA, Director of Technology, Locus Bio-Energy Solutions
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
7:30 PM
Official DUG Party at Billy Bob's Texas featuring Texas Music Artist, Wade Bowen
Join us in the Stock Yards at the official DUG Party at Billy Bob's Texas, the world's largest honky tonk. We have rented out the entire venue and ready to host a big party. Come enjoy free food and drinks and listen to featured Texas Singer/Songwriter, Wade Bowen. This is a party you don't want to miss! This party is included in the Full Access pass for DUG Permian attendees and can be added to the Exhibit Hall Only pass. LOCATION: 2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, Texas 76164  
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8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
More Permian & Eagle Ford PDP
Oil, natgas, Eagle Ford, Permian, oilfield breakthroughs. There’s more.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
An $800MM Eagle Ford Entry: Validus Energy
Picking up Ovintiv’s 42,000 net acres flowing 21,000 boe/d in Karnes County, Validus has launched with nearly 500 net producing wells. Here are its plans.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Cameron Brown, Chief Financial Officer, Validus Energy
9:00 AM
Midland: North & West
Bayswater and FireBird are making big oil from their fairways of this rich basin. Hear of their approach to their leaseholds and plans.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Northern Midland
Steve Struna, President & CEO, Bayswater Resources LLC
Travis Thompson, CEO, FireBird Energy, LLC
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9:40 AM
Delaware 2.0: UpCurve Energy
Finding landing, completion and spacing perfection in the Delaware in UpCurve I, the team is taking their D&C expertise to UpCurve II.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Senior Managing Editor, Digital Media, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dena Demboski, Vice President, Operations, UpCurve Energy LLC
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10:00 AM
The Permian Basin's Global Impact
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Editorial Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Scott D. Sheffield, Chief Executive Officer, Pioneer Natural Resources Co.
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10:30 AM
Networking Break
10:50 AM
Buying: A Frac-Side Chat with Gene Shepherd
Having built multi-billion-dollar shale E&Ps from just the acreage-up, Gene Shepherd and team are now looking to buy existing Lower 48 production, with the backing of global commodities trader Vitol. Here, Shepherd describes this epoch in the U.S. shale timeline and where we’re going.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Gene Shepherd, Chief Executive Officer, VTX Energy Partners
11:10 AM
Eagle Ford: Chesapeake Energy
This legacy Eagle Ford operator shares its view of best practices that have driven the field and how the play continues to grow still today.
Moderator(s):
Deon Daugherty, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Sheldon Burleson, Vice President, Southern Region, Chesapeake Energy Corp.
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11:30 AM
The Refrac: More Eagle Ford Oil
Competitive economics can be achieved with refracs for 60% to 70% of the cost of a new drill with a lot fewer moving parts and lower carbon emissions.  Here are the details of a study of 58 Eagle Ford refracs.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel, Senior Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bob Barba, PE, Integrated Energy Services
11:50 AM
Headlines & Headwinds: the Industry's Future
Massive industry consolidation and restructuring. ESG to the 10th power. Energy transition beyond just evermore wind and solar. Here’s an outlook.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Joe Quoyeser, formerly Interim CEO
12:10 PM
Adjourned
Until we meet again, may all of the best wells and all of the best deals be yours.