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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 register now.  
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9:00 AM
Registration Opens
Noon - 1:00 PM
A buffet lunch will be served in the foyer outside of the Ballroom for Minerals Workshop attendees only.
1:00 PM
Opening Welcome Remarks
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
1:05 PM
Surveying the Minerals Landscape
Buying mineral interests has become big business and more players have entered the arena, hiking competition and prices. What is the allure, why now, and what are some of the pricing trends by basin?
Patrick M. DaPra, Vice President, Negotiated Transactions, Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse
1:35 PM
How to Evaluate Minerals
Buying mineral interests takes a special skill, especially if buying under non-producing acreage. This expert details the whys and wherefores to arrive at a solid valuation.  
C.H. Scott Rees III, Chairman & CEO, NSAI
2:00 PM
Minerals: What’s Not to Like?
Hear from three minerals buyers who share their experiences, observations, and challenges.
James R. Elder, Co-CEO, Momentum Minerals LP
Nick Varel, President & CEO, Wing Resources, LLC
2:20 PM
Panel: How Private Equity Views Minerals            
Hear from two private equity backers who have funded mineral companies and learn their strategies.
James Wallis, Partner, NGP Energy Capital Management
Speaker TBA, EnCap Investments LLC
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Timing is Everything: When Do I Buy, Sell or Lease?
Speaker TBA, Oil & Gas Asset Clearinghouse
4:00 PM
Financing Structures to Make a Deal            
How do 1031 transactions work? Should minerals be held in a corporation, LLC or trust?
Sean Wheeler, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
4:30 PM
Wrapping It Up: Q&A Session
5:00 PM
Networking Reception
Join DUG Permian Basin attendees on the exhibit hall floor for networking and passed hor d'oeuvres at the Opening Reception.  Plus, get a jump start on your DUG Permian Basin experience and pick your badge up early to avoid the lines!