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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.
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote: Big Oil
Permian Basin oil production now exceeds 2.5 million barrels a day from less than 1 million/d in 2008. The vast, stacked resources underlie millions of acres and operators are changing the world power balance. The results and implications are staggering.
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9:20 AM
Deal-Making Panel: Money & M&A
Operators continue to add leasehold to their sweet spots in the Delaware and Midland basins. At what price these days, what will capital markets finance and is new-player entry possible today? These experts bring insight.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: Minding The LOE
As America’s horizontal oil fields progress toward maturity, lease-operating expense is a critical spend that operators look to beat down. This is how one has driven down its LOE and continues to do so.
11:00 AM
CEO Panel: Focused On Oil
These leaders have planted their flags throughout the Permian. Here, they share their results and plans for their stacked pay.
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Noon
Keynote Lunch
DUG Permian Basin is honored to welcome back one of America's most decorated soldiers and former SEAL Team 6 leader, Robert J. 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 2013, O'Neill will deliver the intricate and intimate details of how his elite team of Navy SEALs ended bin Laden's reign of terror. 
1:30 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Making Permian Oil
A leading basin producer describes the treasure that lies beneath its acreage and how it is using manufacturing efficiencies and data-capture and -mining to keep costs low and production high.
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2:00 PM
Operator Spotlight: Producing All The Value
Permian producers are capturing and marketing their associated natgas and NGLs, leaving no hydrocarbons behind. This operator describes the production mix and how it is monetizing all of the resource.
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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.
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3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Operator Spotlight: Bigger, Better
This producer is among the short-listed for generating profitability while during even $35 oil. In a $60 WTI world, how does it balance a rising demand for services with keeping—and growing—its profit margin?
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3:50 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.
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Speaker(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
West Texas Haboob Panel: A Sandstorm Is Brewing
The scramble for control of West Texas sand dune deposits promises to disrupt the finer mesh proppant market. 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
9:30 AM
Spotlight: About That Lizard
The diminutive, secretive and environmentally sensitive Dune Sagebrush Lizard shares West Texas habitat with land earmarked for sand mining. 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 and Endangered Species Management Division, Texas Comptroller's Office
9:50 AM
Networking Break
10:30 AM
Proppant Panel: Hit The Road, Jack
With proppant use exceeding 15 million tons per lateral, transporting sand to the well site is a growing logistical challenge. 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):
Speaker TBA, TBA, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.
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11:20 AM
Roundtable: 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
Noon
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Panel: Water, Water Everywhere?
Slickwater fracs and greater proppant loading will stress water supplies in the semi-arid Permian Basin. Learn how the industry is adapting by applying lessons from the midstream sector to water sourcing, treatment and reuse.
2:10 PM
Roundtable: Building Wells That Last A Lifetime
Three successful E&P firms 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):
J. Ross Craft, Chairman and CEO, Approach Resources Inc.
Steven Pruett, President & CEO, Elevation Resources LLC
Speaker TBA, TBA , Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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2:50 PM
Panel: 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, 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.
3:30 PM
Conference Adjourns