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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Registration Opens
The Colorado Convention Center | 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202
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
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7:30 AM
Registration, Breakfast & Networking in the Exhibit Hall
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8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote:Maximizing Productivity and Capital Efficiency in the Williston Basin
Whiting Petroleum continues to post ever-greater production and EURs. These are some of its top developments and its plans for further maximization of leasehold productivity.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Brad Holly, President & CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.
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9:00 AM
Production, Reserves & Market Valuation
North Dakota’s production now exceeds that of 2014. D-J operators continue to turn up productivity. The Powder River is hosting 2,000-plus BOE/d wells. And the San Juan continues to deliver. Here’s a look, along with how Wall Street is valuing D-J and other operators’ reserves.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Rockies Production: Stacking It Up
Trisha Curtis, President and Co-Founder, PetroNerds LLC
The Street Valuation: Rockies
Mike Kelly, Managing Director & Senior Analyst, Seaport Global Securities LLC
9:45 AM
Operator Spotlight: Greater Wattenberg
Formed in 2016 and having some 200 team members today, Crestone Peak Resources has produced, proven and further amassed reserves in the D-J Basin's legendary Greater Wattenberg Field. Here's a look at its results to date and its plans going forward.  
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tony Buchanon, President & CEO, Crestone Peak Resources
10:05 AM
Networking Break
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10:45 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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Joe DeDominic, President & COO, Anschutz Exploration Corp.
David Ballard, President, Ballard Petroleum Holdings LLC
11:25 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.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Barry Biggs, Vice President, Onshore, Hess Corp.
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11:50 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?
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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The Honorable John Cooke, Colorado State Senator, District 13
12:15 PM
Networking Luncheon
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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.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
Eric Jacobsen, Senior Vice President, Operations, Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.
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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.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
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: Bakken, 2019 And Beyond
In the face of volatile commodity environments, Oasis Petroleum is continually improving well performance in the Willison Basin by right-sizing cost structures and optimizing operations, ensuring successful results and leading-edge performance—in both opportunistic and challenging times.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jason Swaren, Vice President of Operations, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
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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.
Moderator(s):
Leslie Haines, Executive Editor-at-Large, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
3:00 PM
Networking Break
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3:40 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.
Moderator(s):
Brian Walzel , Associate Production Editor , E&P
Speaker(s):
David Lillo, Senior Vice President, Operations, PDC Energy Inc.
4:00 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.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
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Matt Schwartz, Lead Operations Engineer, HighPoint Resources Corp.
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Christian Walters, Vice President, Land & Business Development, Boomtown Oil LLC
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Chris Johnson, Product Line Director, Unconventional Completion Technologies, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
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Jay Krishnamurthy, West Technology Domain Manager, Schlumberger
4:45 PM
Conference Adjourns and Exhibit Hall Closes