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Four Events. Three Days.
DUGPB Schedule  
10:00 AM - 4:55 PM
DUG Sand & DUG Water
Visit our DUG Sand and DUG Water agenda pages to learn more about these 2 new conferences. *Separate registration required  
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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. View the agenda now.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Western-Themed 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. Wear your cowboy boots, hats and western clothing!
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Official Monday Night Networking Mixer
Join fellow attendees for free drinks and food at Pete's Piano Bar! Open to all DUG Permian Basin attendees; must have attendee badge to enter. 
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6:00 AM
DUG Yoga Where fitness meets networking! Flow into your DUG Permian Basin experience with a morning yoga class among industry peers and quite possibly your next customer. This 45-minute class is available to all DUG Permian Basin attendees for a minimal $20 add-on, which includes a free mat rental.   REGISTER HERE    
7:30 AM
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Wildcatting - But Within Cash Flow?
This leader of the American shale revolution provides perspective on the direction U.S. independent E&P management is heading. Increasingly by fund managers and less by wildcatters? And does operating strictly within cash flow kill the wildcatting nature of the industry that brought this new regime of U.S. energy independence?
Floyd Wilson, President, Falco Energy Corporation
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9:00 AM
Dealmakers' Panel & Roundtable: Leasehold
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, CFO and Executive Vice President, Business Development, Diamondback Energy
Mohit Singh, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Exploration, BPX Energy
Michael Wichterich, President, Three Rivers Operating Co. IV LLC
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9:40 AM
Spotlight: The Oil Capitol 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
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10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Special Address: Greg Armstrong "Do The Right Thing"
From a humble start in E&P, Greg Armstrong went on to found and lead one of the largest players in the midstream sector, Plains All American Pipeline, until his recent retirement. In an exclusive fireside chat, Armstrong shares his insights on the past, present—and promising future—of the Permian and other plays, as well as the business philosophy he credits for his success.
Greg Armstrong, Chairman and Retired 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
Steve Turk, CEO, Discovery Natural Resources
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Networking Lunch
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1:20 PM
Operator Panel: From All Permian Corners
Combined, these operators have a perspective from throughout the Permian. 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
Justin Porter, Manager, Land, Devon Energy Corp.
Parker Reese, CEO, Ameredev II LLC
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2:20 PM
Operator Panel: Lease, Drill, Stack, Produce, Repeat
These producers have proven their pay-rich Permian Basin leasehold and with profile results. Here's how. 
Daniel Rohling, Chief Operating Officer, Ajax Resources LLC
Jill Thompson, Senior Staff Geologist, QEP Resources Inc.
Will Hickey, Co-CEO, Colgate Energy LLC
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3:20 PM
Networking Break
3:50 PM
The Permian Heat Map: It's Getting Hot in Here
Here’s the 411 on where IPs and EURs per lateral foot are transitioning to a “Permian 2019” level in the Midland and Delaware basins as well as trends in leasing and permitting, along with a look at the NW Shelf and the Central Basin Platform.
Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Drillinginfo Inc.
4:10 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.
Tom Pyle, President, Institute for Energy Research
4:30 PM
Special Address: Captain Sean Parnell
One of the most decorated combat veterans since 911, Captain Sean Parnell (U.S. Army, retired) will take the DUG Permian Basin stage. Hear the intricate details of how Parnell led one of the fiercest and most effective fighting units in modern military history. This special address will be open to all at no additional cost. LEARN MORE
5:15 PM
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Official Tuesday Night Networking Mixer
Join fellow attendees for free drinks and food at the Library Bar! Open to all DUG Permian Basin attendees; must have attendee nametag to enter. The Library Bar | 611 Houston St. Fort Worth, TX 76102
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8:00 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.
Allen May, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Exploration, Scala Energy LLC
Randy Nickerson, Chief Operating Officer, Caza Petroleum Inc.
David Bledsoe, President, Henry Resources
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10:30 AM
Market Roundtable: Getting It There
At more than 3 MMbbl/d and with a growing natgas contribution, producers are getting their products to buyers—by all means possible. Here’s a look at takeaway now and how much more will be needed going into the second half and into 2020 and beyond.
Eric Friedrichs, CFO, EPIC Pipeline LP
Stephen Beck, Senior Director, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
11:00 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.
Justin Stone, General Manager, U.S. Onshore Drilling & Completions, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Hunt Pettit, CEO, WhiteHorse Energy LLC
Rocky Seale, National Product Line Sales Leader, Completions & Wellbore Interventions, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Faraaz Adil, BD Permian Basin Technical Manager, Halliburton Co.
Conference Adjourns