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Minerals Forum
The 2019 Minerals Forum will explore the Permian's minerals landscape as top analysts and lease owners examine challenges of owning and investing in mineral interests. Space is limited in this half-day seminar on Monday, April 15 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
10:00 AM - 4:55 PM
DUG Sand & DUG Water
Stay tuned for updates!  Visit our DUG Sand and Water page to learn more about these 2 new conferences. View the 2018 Conference Agenda and get a look at all the action last year!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
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.
7:30 AM
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Making More Pay
Within the Permian’s multitude of tight-rock formations, there are multiple zones. This producer is far long in taking a lateral-level look at more and more of these benches. Learn more about the early indications here.
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9:00 AM
Money & M&A Panel & Roundtable: Capital & Leasehold
Public-equity capital remains on the sidelines for U.S. producers. Free cash flow is king. M&A is increasingly all-stock. What consolidation will the basin see through year-end? Will capital markets reopen by then? These operators describe the M&A environment.
Kaes Van't Hof, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Diamondback Energy
Mohit Singh, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Exploration, BPX Energy
9:40 AM
Spotlight: The Oil Capital Of The World, The Sequel
Texas, particularly the Permian Basin, was driving global oil economics into the early 1970s until the U.S. met maximum output, giving way to OPEC. More than 40 years later, the U.S. is producing more than ever. Here’s the new world order: Move over, OPEC.
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Special Address: Permian Past, Present & Future
This industry veteran shares what will be the challenges—and opportunities—confronted by U.S. producers in getting their products to markets.
Greg Armstrong, Retired Chairman & CEO, Plains All American Pipeline LP
11:00 AM
Producer Panel: There’s Still Oil In Those Fields
The Permian’s original oil in place is world-class. Vertical development brought billions of barrels to the surface. Horizontal development is adding yet more. These operators describe the vast resource still remaining in their leasehold and how they’re capturing more and more of it.
Denzil West, CEO, Admiral Permian Resources LLC
Ryan Keys, Co-Founder, Triple Crown Resources LLC
Discovery Natural Resources LLC/Speaker TBA
Networking Lunch
1:30 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Making Permian Oil
This leading producer describes the treasure that lies beneath its acreage and how it’s using manufacturing efficiencies and data-capture and -mining to keep costs low and production high.
2:00 PM
Panel: From All Permian Corners
Combined, these operators have a perspective from throughout the Permian—the NW Shelf, Delaware, CBP, Midland. Here, they share their results and plans for their stacked pay in their corners of the world’s richest acres.
Rob MacAskie, CFO & Vice President-Acquisitions, Zarvona Energy LLC
Mark Hiduke, CEO, PCORE Exploration & Production II LLC
Colgate Energy LLC/Speaker TBA
3:00 PM
Spotlight: Delaware & Midland—America’s Pocket Aces
With deep insight into world politics, this expert describes the power of the hole cards the Permian is to the U.S.—and how the U.S. is playing them: Check and raise.
3:20 PM
Networking Break
3:50 PM
Market Roundtable: Getting It There
At more than 3 MMbbl/d and a growing natgas contribution, producers are getting their product to buyers—by all means possible. Here’s a look at takeaway now and going into the second half and into 2020 and beyond.
4:15 PM
A Special Address From An American Hero
This veteran describes the acts of courage demonstrated by his team abroad in defending American democracy and promoting the principals of freedom that secure continued peace for the U.S. and its allies.
5:00 PM
7:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:05 AM
Opening Keynote: Shotguns, Rifles & Pistols
This producer took its shotgun full of Permian payzone opportunities and is increasingly narrowing its targets down with a rifle. With better insight into where to fracture the rock, it’s applying a pistol approach in placing perfs.
9:30 AM
Private-Producer Panel: Making Core Of The Fringe
Privately held producers—some of them on their 4th Permian portfolio—continue to extend the outermost boundaries of the horizontal Midland and Delaware basins, making what was fringe quickly into what is now deemed core property. Here are some of these portfolios.
10:30 AM
A Fireside Chat With A Permian Legend
This longtime leader of U.S. independents has made a home of the Permian Basin through booms and busts, verticals and horizontals, conventional and unconventional. Here’s insight into how the basin will continue to hold world dominance long into the 21st century.
10:50 AM
Technical Roundtable: D&C’ing It
In near real-time these days, producers are making advancements in landing wells and completing them. Here’s the latest in the most advanced best practices in surfacing the Permian’s treasure.
Rocky Seale, National Product Line Sales Leader, Completions & Wellbore Interventions, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
11:30 AM
Conference Adjourns