Conference Agenda

Download Conference Presentations

Please enter the password you received after completing the post-conference survey online. You will then be able to click the red “download” button below each speaker's name and session information. Your log–in credentials are only applicable to this conference and may only be used by registered attendees.

Note – not all speakers give us permission to distribute their presentation slides.

 
‌ 

11:00 AM
Registration Opens
The Colorado Convention Center | 700 14th St. Denver, CO 80202
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rocking in the Rockies Opening Reception
Get a jump start on your DUG Bakken and Rockies experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Wear your favorite rock and roll band shirt!
7:30 AM
Breakfast & Networking
Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet while networking. Open to everyone.
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Weld D-J
HighPoint Resources, born from Rockies legend Bill Barrett Corp., is posting ever-greater results from its Weld County leasehold, while also exploring the basin into Wyoming. Hear its results and plans.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Paul Geiger, Chief Operating Officer, HighPoint Resources Corp.
9:05 AM
Markets: Money & M&A
The Street remains in “show me the returns” mode, while top Rockies producers keep showing them the money. What’s next? Consolidation? What is the outlook for regional differentials? And where are prospective investors that are sitting out leaving money at the table?
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
The Money and M&A
Welles Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, E&P Research, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
U.S. Shale: Under Pressure
Trisha Curtis, President and Co-Founder, PetroNerds LLC
9:35 AM
Infrastructure: Critical to Bakken Growth
Hear about the evolving infrastructure needs in-basin, the challenge of solving for this and findings in a new National Petroleum Council study, "Dynamic Delivery."
Speaker(s):
Lydia Johnson, Vice President, Americas Infrastructure, XTO Energy Inc.
10:05 AM
Networking Break
Sponsored by:
10:45 AM
Bakken Up: Operator Spotlight
North Dakota’s producers have pushed the December 2014 state-record oil output out of the Top 10, now posting 1.44 MMbbl/d. A leading Bakken producer, Oasis Petroleum describes the latest in completions, costs, results and plans.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Jay Knaebel, Vice President, Williston Basin Unit, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
11:05 AM
All That Powder: Operator Panel
Leading Lower 48 multi-play operators are increasingly citing an emphasis on the Rockies—and, of course, the Permian—in their capex budgets and slide decks. Within the Rockies, the Powder River Basin has captured attention. Here’s why.
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Joe DeDominic, President & CEO, Anschutz Exploration Corp.
Joe Mills, President & CEO, Samson Resources II LLC
Aaron Ketter, Vice President, Rockies Business Unit, Devon Energy Corp.
Noon
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM
Born in the Bakken: Celebrating the American Oil Revolution’s 20th Anniversary
A prospector, two operators and Halliburton partnered to put a horizontal in the Middle Bakken—and fracked it! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the American oil revolution that began in Richland County, Montana, with the Elm Coulee Field discovery, Burning Tree State 36-2H, May 26, 2000.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Dick Findley, Prospector, Sleeping Giant LLC
Kelly Robinson, on behalf of Bob Robinson, Manager, Kelly Oil & Gas LLC
Speaker TBA, Halliburton Co.
1:50 PM
The Bakken Today: Well Factory
With an ever-advancing recipe for the right completions, a bounty of targets and a continuous drive for increased efficiency, Hess is leaving no hydrocarbons behind. Hess talks about its journey and future plans as well as the outlook for EOR in the Bakken.
Moderator(s):
Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Dougie McMichael, Director, Bakken Well Factory, Hess Corp.
2:15 PM
Heard at the Yurt: Rockies EOR
Liberty Resources presents Bakken pilot EOR results to date and its plans for Round 2. Learn tacks that are proving promising.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Gordon Pospisil, Vice President, Business Development, Liberty Resources LLC
2:40 PM
Special Address: A New Middle East
A minority piece of Saudi Aramco is now public, Iran allegedly bombed a Saudi export facility, control of Iraq is being contested, the U.S. and Iran are battling with missiles, Qatar has left OPEC... and oil has moved nominally. Here’s a breakdown of how and why Middle East developments exert diminished sway over world oil prices today.
Moderator(s):
Peggy Williams, Vice President, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:30 PM
Dialing It Up: Wattenberg Operator Spotlight
This producer—holding an enviable inventory of sweet-spot acres—describes subsurface gains as well as overcoming surface hurdles.
Moderator(s):
Paul Hart, Midstream Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
David Gonzales, President & Chief Operating Officer, Bison Oil & Gas LLC
3:55 PM
D-J Extension: Wyoming Codell
With the latest in frack technology, this operator is making wells in Laramie County, Wyo., in Codell that are tracking towards EURs of 850,000 to 1 MMbbl. Here’s how.
Moderator(s):
Nissa Darbonne, Editor-at-Large, Oil and Gas Investor
Speaker(s):
Sean Fitzgerald, Vice President and Head of Reservoir Engineering, Boomtown Oil LLC/North Silo Resources LLC
4:15 PM
At the Pad: A Well-Side Chat on Best D&C Practices
What’s it take these days to make the best Rockies wells amidst the stacking, zipper fracks and zipper drills? These experts share their insight into what’s working.
Moderator(s):
Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy
Speaker(s):
Paul Lembcke, Senior Completions Engineer, Encana Corp.
John Schmidt, Vice President, Operations, Crestone Peak Resources LLC
Partha Ganguly, Rockies and Northeast Operation, Manager, Baker Hughes Co.
4:50 PM
Conference Adjourns/Exhibit Hall Closes