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11:30 AM - 4:45 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
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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 hors d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor.
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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
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
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.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Clay Gaspar, President & Chief Operating Officer, WPX Energy Inc.
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9:00 AM
Deal-Making Panel: Money & M&A
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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC
Mark Sooby, Managing Director, Deutsche Bank
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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. 
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Todd Abbott, Vice President, Resource Plays - South, Marathon Oil
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Across The Permian Panel: 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.
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
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.
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Group Managing Editor, Hart Energy
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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
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.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
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
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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.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Lance Robertson, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Development, Endeavor Energy Resources
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4:10 PM
Market Roundtable: Destination, Destination, Destination
The U.S. hydrocarbon market—for oil, natural gas, and NGLs—is now defined by abundance. The entire infrastructure of the continent is being rapidly reshaped. Midstream experts discuss how new American energy resources are reaching demand centers—near and far. 
Moderator(s):
Len Vermillion, Group Managing Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Chris Tennant , Senior Vice President, Commercial , EnLink Midstream Partners LP
Joey Mahmoud, President, Driftwood Pipeline LLC; Senior Vice President, Pipeline Development, Tellurian Inc.
Greg Haas, Director, Integrated Oil & Gas, Stratas Advisors
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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. Come network with fellow attendees and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres. 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. Click here to register now. 
7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
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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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
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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9:35 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.
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Presley , Executive Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
Taylor Robinson, President, PLG Consulting
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 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.
Moderator(s):
Jennifer Presley , Executive Editor, E&P
Speaker(s):
Kevin Fisher, CEO, PropX
Greg Garcia, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.
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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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Ron Gusek , President, Liberty Oilfield Services
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James F. Newman, Senior Vice President of Region Operations, Basic Energy Services Inc.
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Luke Costesso, Vice President of Operations US Land- OneStim, 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.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
J. Michael Anderson, President, Layne Water Midstream; Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Layne Christensen Company
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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Cody Teff, General Manager, Well Discipline, Shell Oil Co.
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Brian Zwart, Executive Vice President, Engineering & Co-Founder, Percussion Petroleum LLC
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Victor Figueroa, DFW/Southern US Sales Director – OFS, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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2:50 PM
Networking Break
3:20 PM
Development Focus: Doubling Down In The Delaware
Rosehill Resources has doubled its Delaware Basin production in just a few months to 15,000 net BOE/d. Here, it shares its insight into its multi-well, multi-lateral development of the stacked-pay resource.
Moderator(s):
Emily Patsy, Associate Editor, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
R. Colby Williford, Vice President of Land, Rosehill Resources Inc.
3:45 PM
Big Data Focus: IoT's Role in Production Optimization
The greatest long-term benefit from Big Data in oil and gas resides in production optimization. Listen to this panel and learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) will extend field life, lower lease operating costs, and improve accountability and recovery.
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Blake Carlson, President & Chief Operating Officer, WellAware
Alex Robart, CEO, Ambyint USA
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns/Exhibit Hall Closes