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Noon - 6:30 PM
2018 Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament benefits: Folds of Honor Foundation  Event Details: Odessa Country Club | Fairway Dr. Odessa, Texas 79765 CLICK HERE to register.
Noon - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Water Forum
Cradle To Grave: Strategies For Handling Water Over The Full Life Of The Well One must look below the surface to find water in the Permian Basin’s arid terrain. As the region’s activity continues to climb sky high, finding reliable sources of water to keep operations supplied can be a challenging task. As increased volumes of produced water flows to the surface, so to do the challenges of safely and responsibly managing that water over the life of the well. CLICK HERE to register.
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception on the Exhibit Floor
Get a jump start on your Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and passed hors d'oeuvres with drinks on the exhibit hall floor.
8:30 AM
Welcome to Midland
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: Permian Power
This producer is leading the basin with world-class reserves and millions of effective acres. What is driving costs lower and EURs higher? And how does the Permian Basin continue to outperform some OPEC members?
Gretchen Watkins, Executive Vice President, Unconventionals, Royal Dutch Shell Plc; Incoming President, Shell Oil Co.
9:00 AM
Spotlight: Minding The Mid-Crush Margin
Cushing has improved to more than $70/bbl, but WTI Midland has been fetching as much as $10/bbl less. Many Permian producers are using basis hedges to ride out the new-takeaway drought. Some have firm transport directly to export markets. How are Permian producers minding the gap?
Reed Olmstead, Director, North American Onshore Research & Business Development, IHS Markit
9:15 AM
Roundtable: Takeaway, The 2019-2022 Edition
Producers, shippers and analysts discuss whether there will be a new round of takeaway shortage after the current one is solved. And what will be the effect on demand for oilfield services? Also, how may flaring regulations combined with limited natgas takeaway further exacerbate this?
Reed Olmstead, Director, North American Onshore Research & Business Development, IHS Markit
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Mid-Morning Keynote: Stacking Laterals
A 20,000-acre Delaware leasehold, for example, could produce from at least nine benches. Recovery of OOIP could improve from the current 3% to a bolder 17%. And OOIP is estimated at 29 billion barrels. Yes, billion.
11:05 AM
M&A Spotlight: The Permian Shuffle
Leaseholders are trading parcels, coring up their sections in zero-sum transactions. Meanwhile, acquisitions are anticipated to be few while the Mid-Cush remains wide. Yet, another forecast is for the basis situation to result in a new round of Permian consolidation. What’s most likely to happen?
11:20 AM
Discussion: Deploying Acquisition Currency
Where might acquisition dollars be spent in the coming year if not in the Permian? What Permian producers are most advantaged to be the consolidators rather than the consolidated? What’s the preferred transaction currency today and what will it be in the coming year?
Speaker TBA, Colgate Energy LLC
Networking Lunch
1:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Increasing The Recovery Factor
This producer is rapidly growing its capture of OOIP with increasingly precise landing zones and bigger fracture stimulations. Here are its findings to date and how it continues to perfect the recipe.
1:45 PM
Spotlight: Staying In Zone
This leading drilling and completions analyst discusses challenges and achievements in producers’ overall advancements in landing laterals and best-in-class completions.
Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, DrillingInfo Inc.
2:00 PM
Roundtable: Positive-Sum Production
While OOIP is finite, increasing the amount of resource captured is the key to redefining the value of a Permian acre. What’s the latest on spacing? On the potential of each bench? Clusters? Sand? Water? Hear from these producers and service providers.
Amir Gerges, General Manager, Permian, Shell Oil Co.
Chad McAllaster, Vice President, Delaware Basin Development, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Kumar Ramurthy, Director, North America Technology, Halliburton Co.
Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, DrillingInfo Inc.
2:40 PM
Networking Break
3:10 PM
Mid-Afternoon Keynote: Oil Saturation
Completions are increasingly nearing the goal of virtually “rubble-izing” the rock. Here’s how this producer is doing it.
3:40 PM
Spotlight: The Investors’ POV
Investors asked Permian producers in 2017 to spend within cash flow going forward. How are producers doing on this? When will the money return to the basin?
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
3:55 PM
Roundtable: The Outliers
Most forecasts in 2018 were that Permian producers would exceed 3.2 MMbbl by now. It seemed impossible. But it happened. What may be the next surprises in this new chapter of Permian history, if production growth continues on its current trajectory?
Tom Petrie, Chairman, Petrie Partners
Stephen Beck, Senior Director, Upstream, Stratas Advisors
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns