Top Permian Producers Take the Stage at the 2017 DUG Permian Basin Conference

With over $23 billion in Permian Basin deals in the last seven months, many of the oil and gas industry’s top players have clearly focused their attention and budgets on the oil-rich plays in West Texas and New Mexico. While drilling growth is slow in other markets, the Permian leads the way with over 300 active drilling sites and 83% more drilling rigs. To discuss these trends and activity throughout the world’s #1 petroleum province, executives from leading producers, including Noble Energy (NBL), Devon Energy (DVN), and WPX Energy (WPX), will join top industry analysts and experts to lead targeted presentations at the 2017 DUG Permian Basin conference and exhibition in Fort Worth, April 3-5.

More than 20 executive-level speakers1,000 industry professionals and 100+ exhibitors are gathering in the Fort Worth Convention Center to discuss the pulse of the market, commodity price and CAPEX forecasts, and efficiency-focused best practices. This year’s event will kick off with the first ever pre-conference Water Forum where analysts and executives deliver insights on best practices and new technologies in the sourcing, treatment, transportation and disposal of water in drilling and completion of shale wells.

Coinciding with the two-day schedule and pre-conference water forum, the DUG Permian Basin technology showcase will provide hands-on demonstrations and interactive presentations on the latest developments in monitoring systems, production techniques, completions tools and more.

“The world is watching the Permian Basin as producers have mastered efficient production strategies and are expanding to maximize profitability,” Leslie Haines, conference host and executive editor-at-large for Oil and Gas Investor said. “The keynote presentations at this year’s DUG Permian Basin conference will give insights to recent successes and forward-looking strategies, offering valuable market intelligence to all who attend.”

This year’s DUG Permian Basin conference is packed with keynote presentations, panels, spotlights and more, led by a series of featured speakers, including:

  • Rick Gideon, Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, Devon Energy Corp.
  • Gary Willingham, Executive Vice President-Operations, Noble Energy Inc.
  • Matt Gallagher, President & Chief Operating Officer, Parsley Energy Inc.
  • Bill Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies LLC
  • Matt Portillo, Managing Director, E&P Research, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.
  • David Adams, Senior Vice President-Completion & Production, Halliburton Co.


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