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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception
Get a jump start on your DUG Rockies experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hor d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor.
7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: D-J & Bakken Power
Producing more than 114,000 BOE/d from the Bakken, Niobrara and Codell, Whiting Petroleum has captured a strategic position in both the Williston and D-J basins. Here, it describes its advancements in completions intensity and in density performance.
Speaker(s):
Brad Holly, President & CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.
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9:00 AM
Rockies Oil Plays: Activity, Results & Costs
These experts discuss how the economics and potential of the Bakken, Niobrara and other Rockies oil plays stack up against each other and against plays in other basins.
Speaker(s):
Trisha Curtis, Co-Founder, PetroNerds LLC
Speaker TBA, Stratas Advisors
Sponsored by:
9:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: LEANing Into The Bakken
With LEAN manufacturing practices and AI deployment in the Bakken, Hess has been relentlessly improving its well results while achieving greater efficiencies. Here's what it has achieved to date and its 2018 plans.
Speaker(s):
Barry Biggs, Vice President, Onshore, Hess Corporation
Sponsored by:
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Mid-Morning Keynote: Producing The Wattenberg
PDC Energy grew production 25% in 2017 to some 40 million BOE and added 113 million BOE in proved reserves from the D-J and Delaware basins. Here are its current findings in Wattenberg Field best practices and its upcoming plans.
Speaker(s):
Scott Reasoner , Chief Operating Officer, PDC Energy Inc.
11:00 AM
Operator Panel: Powdered Up In The Powder
Bids are more than $16,000 an acre for a piece of the Powder River Basin's stacked payzones, ranging from Teapot to Tensleep with a whole lot of Niobrara between. These operators describe why the basin is so prolific and is increasingly highly economic.
Speaker(s):
Matthew Phillips, Vice President, Engineering & Operations, Samson Resources II LLC
Sponsored by:
11:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: The Bakken's "Bringing It"
North Dakota's oil production has grown to soon exceed the all-time high of 1.23 MMbbl/d that was reached in 2014. Here's how Oasis Petroleum is contributing, including with increased-density drilling, increased-intensity completions and LEAN efficiencies.
Speaker(s):
Jay Knaebel, Vice President, Reservoir Engineering, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Rockies Gas
The Piceance and Greater Green River basins are delivering solid returns for this gas-focused player from new capital intensity and high-rate wells. Learn what has been working and what its plans are for the balance of 2018.
Sponsored by:
1:40 PM
Private-Equity-Backed In The Bakken
Holding more than 200,000 net acres in the Williston Basin, these private operators are delivering scale to their Bakken footholds. Here's how their efficiencies are driving down the LOE and how their sweet-spot intensity is driving up the EUR.
Speaker(s):
Speaker TBA, Liberty Resources LLC
Speaker TBA, Bruin E&P Operating
2:20 PM
Midstream Panel: From The Rockies To The Coasts
Midstream experts discuss how Rockies oil and gas are reaching North American markets, where the bottlenecks are, and how the region can effectively compete against other major supply areas.
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3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Technical Roundtable: Big Data In The Rockies
Producers and service providers discuss how big data can deliver insights into reservoir behavior and inform successful well completions
Speaker(s):
Speaker TBA, Baker Hughes, a GE company
4:15 PM
Closing Keynote: The Hydrocarbon Homecoming
The world's hydrocarbon industry began right here in the U.S. and by U.S. independents, who've lent their expertise to operators and nations around the globe. Quickly, it is the U.S. independent that is once again leading the world-this time in next-era drilling and completion techniques in resources previously uneconomic. Here's how America sits atop the 21st century of energy.
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
4:40 PM
Conference Adjourns