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8:00 AM
Registration Opens
Fort Worth Convention Center | 1201 Houston St. 
10:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Permian Basin Water and Sand Forum
Old Problems, New Solutions: Permian Water + Sand in 2020   This one-day conference, held in conjunction with DUG Permian Basin 2020, addresses the business and operational challenges of sand and water supplies and logistics in an uncertain economic market.  The program will provide an update on innovative approaches to practical field challenges.   View the Water + Sand Forum agenda here.      
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet while networking. Available on the exhibit floor.
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Bigger Oil
Now at nearly 5 MMbbl/d, Permian producers are surfacing a record volume of WTI from the basin that has retaken a seat at the head of the global oil supply table. Jack Hightower, a veteran of nearly 50 years in the business, describes HighPeak’s new northern Midland Basin portfolio and plans.
Jack Hightower, President & CEO, HighPeak Energy Inc.
9:00 AM
Celebrating 100 Years of Permian Oil
From humble beginnings, the Permian Basin has produced more than 30 Bbbl of oil and is relied upon foremost in American energy security. These long-time basin operators describe what it holds for the next 100 years.
9:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: Doubling Down
Closing a significant merger, Callon Petroleum now has more than 100,000 net Permian acres to turn into barrels. Hear of the milestones in corporate integration in large-scale consolidation.
Jeff Balmer, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Callon Petroleum Co.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Mid-Morning Keynote: To 267K In 12 Years
Beginning in 2008, Parsley Energy has grown into a leading Permian producer, now holding some 267,000 net acres. Here’s a look at its footprint, plans and outlook for the basin’s next 100 years.
David Dell'Osso, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Parsley Energy Inc.
11:00 AM
Homecoming: The Multi-Nationals' View
Leading Permian producers and oilfield-service providers who produce returns from operations around the globe describe what the Permian looks like from the ground and from abroad.
Networking Lunch
1:20 PM
Afternoon Keynote: The Big DSU
WPX Energy is adding 1,500 gross drillable locations on 58,000 net acres of oily, overpressured Delaware Basin in one of the Permian's largest deals. Hear details of the combined WPX portfolio, DSU achievements and plans.
Clay Gaspar, President & Chief Operating Officer, WPX Energy Inc.
1:40 PM
Operators Panel: 640x640
The three-mile lateral is where producers with blocky enough land are going. Could there be four?
Scott D. Josey, Chairman & CEO, Sequitur Energy Resources LLC
2:40 PM
Monetizing Associated Gas
Bitcoin miners are setting up shop in Texas oil fields, converting that spare natgas into electricity. Some producers are powering up grids of their own. Flaring is down, but not out. Here’s the status.
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:40 PM
Money Panel: Permian Hold 'Em
These experts bring insight into capital movement in the basin and what investors are seeking from Permian operators.
Public Equity & Debt Capital
Marshall Adkins, Managing Director & Head of Energy Investment Banking, Raymond James
The Private-Equity Perspective
Dan Pickering, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Pickering Energy Partners
4:20 PM
Long On Oil: Turn On The Lights
Political debate led by the “energy haves” suggest the “energy have nots” never will. This expert breaks it down and describes the role oil and natural gas will play during the next 100 years.
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4:35 PM
More Benches
The Permian’s might lies not just in the formations producers are tapping now. It’s also formidable for the many more layers that haven’t even been tapped with laterals yet. These operators describe their findings in those.
5:00 PM
Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Official Late-Night Networking Mixer
Join fellow attendees for free drinks and food! Open to all DUG Permian Basin attendees; must have attendee nametag to enter. Location to come.
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7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
Enjoy a hot breakfast while networking. Available on the exhibit floor.
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:05 AM
Morning Keynote: Acres & Iron = Oil
This legacy Permian operator is producing from the western Delaware to the edge of the eastern Midland. With rigs, DSUs, frac spreads, water and sand, here’s a look at many payzones and how it’s growing the EUR.
9:30 AM
Technical Spotlight: AI, Automation & Robotics
Oilfield application of artificial intelligence is set to continue to grow as technology improves the precision of drilling and hydraulic fracturing. This expert describes operator advantages that exist today and what the operators of the future will need to do today.
David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, National Oilwell Varco
9:50 AM
Technical Roundtable: Always Be Fracking
Industry has cleared hurdles in the past. Infill well performance is the latest challenge. Experts are close to adding a “how to” fix to the completions best practices manual.
Hayley Stephenson, Lead Reservoir Analytics Engineer, Energy Innovation Center, Baker Hughes Co.
Efe Ejofodomi, Infill Well Business Program Manager, North America Land, Schlumberger Ltd.
10:30 AM
The Takeaway: Updates
Oil takeaway has caught up with supply, but continued Permian growth will create a new bottleneck. Here is an updates on natgas and NGL takeaway and markets.
10:50 AM
Shelf & Platform Operator Panel: Northwest & Central
The Yeso makes good oil up there and the Lower Barnett on the platform is turning in returns. These operators describe their results to date and their plans.
11:50 AM
Conference Adjourns