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11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Minerals Workshop
Land Grab of 2018 – The Business of Minerals This half-day workshop explores the landscape for minerals, the challenges of owning and investing in mineral interests, and ways to navigate negotiations, financing, and management of minerals in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Join us Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Ballroom at the Fort Worth Convention Center. Click here to view the agenda.  Click here to register now.
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Premier
Gold
Contributing
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception
Get a jump start on your DUG Permian Basin experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hor d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Hart Energy's Next Gen Happy Hour
Hart Energy’s Next Gen is a group of young professionals looking to connect with the next generation of leaders in the oil and gas industry. Join us and learn how to gain exclusive access to Hart Energy's products and services.
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Business & Operations in the Permian Basin
Join 2,500+ industry professionals, 50+ speakers and 200+ exhibitors and sponsors as they explore the latest efficiency-focused strategies and what's working now for West Texas producers and operators. Hear keynote addresses, operator spotlights and expert panels on the critical issues influencing Permian Basin operations today lead by analysts and executives at the top of the industry. 
7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Getting It Done In The Delaware
Since its 2015 entry, WPX has grown Delaware production to more than 58,000 boe/d—more than twice that of a year earlier. First-90-day production from five Lindsay 10-15 pad wells was 576,000 bbl of oil. Here’s how it’s making the zones pay.
Speaker(s):
Clay Gaspar, President & Chief Operating Officer, WPX Energy Inc.
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9:00 AM
Permian M&A: Volumes & Valuations V. All Lower 48 Dealmaking
Operators continue to add leasehold to their sweet spots in the Delaware and Midland. At what price these days, what will capital markets finance and is new-player entry possible today? These experts bring insight.
Speaker(s):
Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC
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9:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: The Portfolio & Plan
Marathon Oil’s 2017 Northern Delaware entry bolted onto its already strong resource positions in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Midcontinent. The portfolio is now producing some 250,000 net BOE/d. Here are its plans for the Permian. 
Speaker(s):
Todd Abbott, Vice President, Resource Plays - South, Marathon Oil Corporation
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Across The Permian: Surfacing Horizontal Returns
These operators are producing horizontal success in the Midland Basin and in the Central Basin Platform. Here, they share their results and plans for their pay.
Speaker(s):
J. Ross Craft, Chairman and CEO, Approach Resources Inc.
Steve Pruett, President & CEO, Elevation Resources LLC
Cory Richards, CEO, PT Petroleum LLC
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11:40 AM
Delaware Operator Spotlight: Bigger, Better
Among the short-listed for generating profitability during even $35 oil, Devon Energy today is forecasting $2.5 billion of free cash flow through 2020. This is how its rich rocks are producing the returns.
Speaker(s):
John Raines, Vice President, Delaware Business Unit, Devon Energy Corp.
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Noon
Keynote Lunch
Hart Energy is honored to welcome back former SEAL Team 6 leader, Rob O'Neill. This great American warrior and New York Times best-selling author (The Operator) was a key component in Operation Neptune Spear, the mission that sealed the fate of Osama bin Laden. Returning to the DUG stage for the first time since DUG Eagle Ford 2013, O'Neill will deliver the intricate and intimate details of how this elite team of Navy SEALs ended bin Laden's reign of terror. 
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2:00 PM
Midland Operator Spotlight: Producing All The Value
Laredo Petroleum left no detail behind when putting together its development plan for a bounty of Midland pay zones. Here, learn how the early investment is paying in the long run in lower OPEX and better EURs.
Speaker(s):
Randy Foutch, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Laredo Petroleum Inc.
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2:20 PM
Delaware Panel: Far & Wide
What works in one county may not be the best recipe in another. These producers describe what type of completion their rock prefers, sourcing sand and water, and driving down costs while delivering greater output.
Speaker(s):
Steve Herod, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Halcon Resources Corp.
Mark Whitley, CEO, Chisholm Energy Holdings LLC
Chad McAllaster, Vice President, Delaware Basin Development, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
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3:20 PM
Networking Break
3:50 PM
Mid-Afternoon Keynote: The 40-Year Advantage
Ranking in the Midland’s top 5 in average gross revenue per lateral foot, this born-in-the-basin operator holds a deep understanding of Permian pay. Its massive leasehold is in all the ZIP codes from Martin and Howard to Upton and Reagan.
Speaker(s):
Lance Robertson, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Development, Endeavor Energy Resources
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4:10 PM
Market Round-Table: Destination, Destination, Destination
The U.S. oil market is now defined by abundance. The entire infrastructure of the continent is being rapidly reshaped. Midstream experts discuss how new American crude oil is reaching demand centers—near and far.  
Speaker(s):
Stephen Beck, Senior Director, North American Shale, Stratas Advisors
Speaker TBA, EnLink Midstream LLC
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4:50 PM
Conference Adjourns
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
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8:00 PM - Midnight
Official DUG Permian Basin Networking Mixer
Join us for the official DUG Permian Basin after party at The Library Bar following the Opening Reception. Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks. Must bring attendee badge for entry.
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NEW IN 2018! - DUG Technology Program
Hart Energy is proud to introduce our DUG Technology program! This expanded second-day agenda offers expert panels, technical spotlights and roundtable discussions covering the hot-button issues in sand, water, logistics, well completions and full-field development in the Permian Basin. Full-conference attendees receive this technology content as added value -- and engineers and technical personnel are encouraged to register at a reduced rate for Wednesday only.
7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
This unique conference offers perspective from major Permian players who will provide actionable insight into how the industry is addressing major regional issues of sand, water, logistics and completion optimization.
 
Speaker(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Sand Focus: A West Texas Haboob Is Brewing
The scramble for control of West Texas sand dune deposits promises to disrupt the finer mesh proppant market. In this panel, three sand mining operations at the forefront in the development of West Texas sand deposits share perspective on where the industry is currently, and where it is going.
Speaker(s):
Rhett Bennett, CEO, Black Mountain Sand
Hunter Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Sand Company LLC
Laura Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, Hi-Crush
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9:40 AM
Sand Focus: The Texas Conservation Plan & The Lizard
The diminutive, secretive and environmentally sensitive Dune Sagebrush Lizard shares West Texas habitat with land earmarked for sand mining. In this spotlight, hear an update on the status of the Texas Conservation program, an innovative consortium of industry and regulatory representatives that is working on a program to protect habitat while allowing for industrial development.
Speaker(s):
Dr. Robert Gulley, Director, Economic Growth & Endangered Species Management Division, Texas Comptroller's Office
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:30 AM
Sand & Logistics Focus: Proppants Hit The Road
With proppant use exceeding 15 million tons per lateral, transporting sand to the well site is a growing logistical challenge. In this roundtable, vendors providing three innovative solutions on last mile delivery discuss how to improve efficiency in proppant management while meeting changing environmental standards at the well site.
Speaker(s):
Kevin Fisher, CEO, PropX
Greg Garcia, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.
Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting
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11:20 AM
Completions & Logistics Focus: Get Me To The Well On Time
Three well stimulation providers offer insight into the tight well stimulation market in the Permian Basin, including updates on stimulation capacity, people, and completion trends in this wide-ranging roundtable discussion.
Speaker(s):
Ron Gusek , President, Liberty Oilfield Services
James F. Newman, Senior Vice President of Region Operations, Basic Energy Services Inc.
Speaker TBA, Schlumberger
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Noon
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Water Focus: Water, Water Everywhere?
Slickwater fracs and greater proppant loading will stress water supplies in the semi-arid Permian Basin. In this expert panel, learn how the industry is adapting by applying lessons from the midstream sector to water sourcing, treatment and reuse.
Speaker(s):
J. Michael Anderson, President, Layne Water Midstream; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Layne Christensen Company
Thomas F. Darden, CEO, Wolfcamp Water Partners LLC
Jim Summers, CEO, H2O Midstream LLC
2:10 PM
Completion & Production Focus: Building Wells That Last A Lifetime
Two successful E&P firms and a technology expert discuss what works in completion optimization and production management in a roundtable format as the Permian Basin ramps up exploitation of a world-class hydrocarbon resource.
Speaker(s):
Cody Teff, General Manager, Well Discipline, Shell Oil Co.
Speaker TBA, Percussion Petroleum LLC
James Carrasco, Sales Director, Permian Geo-Market, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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2:50 PM
Networking Break
3:10 PM
Development Focus: Good To The Last Drop
Full-field development has been a longtime theoretical goal in tight formation resource development. While it is still early innings in this evolutionary process, in this panel two E&Ps at the forefront in multi-well, multi-lateral development in a stacked play resource share insights into their experiences with full-field development.
Speaker(s):
R. Colby Williford, Vice President of Land, Rosehill Resources Inc.
4:00 PM
Conference Adjourns/Exhibit Hall Closes