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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Baseball Themed Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Get a jump start on your DUG Rockies experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Wear your favorite baseball shirt! 
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8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late-Night Networking Mixer
7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Rockies Power
A leading D-J Basin and Bakken operator, this producer continues to post ever-greater production and EURs. These are some of its top developments and its plans for further maximization of leasehold productivity.
Brad Holly, President & CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.
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9:00 AM
Oil Pay: Activity, Results & Costs
North Dakota’s production now exceeds that of 2014—at a lower oil price and with a third as many rigs. Operators in the D-J continue to turn up productivity levels. And the Powder River Basin is hosting 2,000-plus-BOE/d wells. And the San Juan Basin continues to deliver. Here are overviews.
Stephen Beck, Senior Director, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
Trisha Curtis, President and Co-Founder, PetroNerds LLC
9:40 AM
Operator Spotlight: Acreage, Pads, Placement
Stacking wells in multi-payzone plays is boasting DSUs with exponential cost efficiency. This operator describes landing and completing for the greatest optimization—along with the fiscal parameters that continue to make its overall program successful.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Operator Panel: The Powder River Basin
Well reports are turning up more and gushers in the Powder River Basin that hosts more than a dozen potential targets. These producers describe their formations of choice and what’s driving their success.
Joe DeDominic, President & COO, Anschutz Exploration Corp.
David Ballard, President, Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC
11:20 AM
Operator Spotlight: Bakken, Not Beaten
There’s plenty of oil in the Bakken and Three Forks benches. An early leader in the play describes how drilling and completion continue to evolve and production potential continues to impress.
Barry Biggs, Vice President, Onshore, Hess Corporation
11:40 AM
A Special Address From Colorado Senator John Cooke
An advocate for Coloradans in his career in law enforcement and now in the Colorado General Assembly, Weld County’s retired sheriff Senator John Cooke discusses legislative and regulatory matters Coloradans are working to resolve today. What’s the status of the future role of the hydrocarbon industry in the state?
The Honorable John Cooke, Colorado State Senator, District 13
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Afternoon Spotlight: Rocking It In The Rockies
Production, up. Reserves, up. Costs, down. Here’s how this producer is surfacing the oil, monetizing the gas and NGL, and delivering the returns in the D-J Basin.
Eric Jacobsen, Senior Vice President, Operations, Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.
1:40 PM
Operator Panel: The San Juan Basin
There’s plenty of natural gas and there’s oil too in this long-producing basin that’s been a go-to for U.S. natural gas supply for decades. These producers hold enviable amounts of prolific acres. They describe ongoing gains in output while reducing costs.
Jack Rosenthal, VP, Geoscience, DJR Energy LLC
Jerry McHugh Jr., Founder and President, San Juan Resources Inc.
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2:20 PM
Operator Spotlight: Just Add Water—And Sand
With an ever-advancing recipe for the right completion in its acreage and bounty of targets, this producer is increasingly leaving no hydrocarbons left behind.
Jason Swaren, Vice President of Operations, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
2:40 PM
Made In The USA: America’s Renewed Role In Global Energy Security
U.S. oil, natgas and NGL are going to markets anxious for the secure supply—from a friendly source. Exports continued to grow in 2018 and are projected to grow further this year. Here’s how Rockies and other U.S. hydrocarbon producers are changing the global geopolitical landscape.
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Operator Spotlight: What The Wattenberg Wants
Best practices in Niobrara development continue to advance. This leading operator is putting together its 3Ps—proved reserves, production, profit.
David Lillo, Senior Vice President, Operations, PDC Energy Inc.
3:50 PM
Technical Roundtable: Bigger, Better
Bigger completions, longer laterals, bigger data and more are behind better well results throughout the Rockies and the Lower 48. These experts describe best practices today in D&C.
Speaker TBA, Highpoint Resources Corp.
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns and Exhibit Hall Closes