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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Pre-Conference Water Forum
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall
6:00 PM
Energy Executive Dinner
This year, Hart Energy is honored to announce Jim Henry, Founder of Henry Petroleum and Henry Resources., as the recipient of the Hart Energy Industry Leadership Award. Join Executive Oil Conference and Exhibition speakers and prominent Midland-area energy executives to honor his legacy.  Registration: 6:00 PM | Cocktails: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00PM *Requires separate registration
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7:30 AM
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast on the Exhibit Floor
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8:30 AM
Welcome to Midland
8:35 AM
Opening Keynote: XTO’s Permian
XTO Energy Inc. plans to grow its Permian output to more than 1 MMboe/d as soon as 2024—an increase of nearly 80%—from its currently estimated basin resource base of some 10 billion boe. Here is its outlook, including its estimate of returns of more than 10% even at $35 oil.
Staale Gjervik, President, XTO Energy
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9:05 AM
Panel: Price & Power
OPEC attempted to shutter the U.S. oil revolution with low prices. Instead, it made the U.S. oil story stronger. U.S. production is now 12 million barrels a day—and growing. Here’s the overview and outlook for the Permian Basin’s continued role in U.S. market share in world markets and how it's getting to markets. 
Permian Well Inventory & The Forecast For Future Production Volume
Raoul LeBlanc, Vice President, Financial Services & North American Onshore, IHS Markit
Livable Infrastructure In-Basin To Support Growth & Sustainability
Tracee Bentley, CEO, Permian Strategic Partnership
Takeaway Capacity & Getting To Markets
Kendrick Rhea, Research Equity Analyst, East Daley Capital Advisors, Inc.
10:00 AM
Networking Break
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10:40 AM
Mid-Morning Spotlight: Making Oil 
With a Lower 48 onshore portfolio spanning all the major oil plays, ConocoPhillips has deep insight into unconventional reservoirs that pay. Its 10.3 million net acres, much of it HBP, include in the Permian, Bakken, Eagle Ford and Anadarko. Here’s the portfolio and plans.
Wendy King, Vice President, Great Plains Business Unit, Lower 48, ConocoPhillips
11:00 AM
Panel: Capital, M&A & Warrior Shareholders—Peace or Proxy?
Until equity markets shifted from “here’s the money” to “show me the money,” assets transacted the usual way: purchase-and-sale agreement. This year, shareholders have deployed takeover bids and other proposals to have greater control over investments. Where’s this heading?
The New BPX Permian & Overall Portfolio
Mohit Singh, SVP, Business Development & Exploration, BPX Energy
Lower 48 Unconventional M&A & Capital Markets
Chad Michael, Head of Upstream, Investment Banking, TPH & Co.
SPAC Plans & Thoughts On The U.S. E&P M&A Market | Switchback Energy Acquisition Corp., Speaker TBA
The Outlook For Consolidation Among Basin Operatorst | Hastings Equity Partners, Speaker TBA
Networking Lunch
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1:20 PM
Afternoon Keynote: To The Northwest Shelf
Building and selling in North Louisiana and the East Texas Eagle Ford, Spur Energy Partners’ founder is focused now on the Permian’s Northwest Shelf, taking in 22,000 net acres in May and now adding more than 100,000 gross. Here’s the portfolio and plans.
Jay Graham, CEO, Spur Energy Partners LLC
1:45 PM
Panel: Privately Held 
Privately held operators are turning more PUDs into PDPs in a hold-for-longer mode. Here’s a look at some of these producers’ plans and how they’re accommodating a changed business model and changed capex needs.
Mike Ford, CEO, Caza Oil & Gas LLC
David Bledsoe, President, Henry Resources LLC
Rob MacAskie, CFO & Vice President-Acquisitions, Zarvona Energy LLC
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2:45 PM
Networking Break
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3:15 PM
Mid-Afternoon Spotlight: The X Factor
Increasing recovery of resource in place is this producer’s ongoing mission as it has taken on Permian unconventional resources for more than a decade now across some 130,000 net Delaware surface acres. Here’s a look at its success and its next steps in tapping every last drop.
Matt Hinson, Vice President of PermianVice President of Permian Assets, WPX Energy Inc.
3:40 PM
Technical Panel: How It’s Stacking Up
What’s the best approach today to producing the Permian benches? And what might the additional formations have in store for higher-oil-price times in the future? Is well performance exceeding expectations? These experts break it down.
Geological Delineation Of Variations In Permian Frac Sand Quality
Bud Brigham, Chairman, Atlas Sand Company LLC
Dena Demboski, Vice President, Drilling & Completions, UpCurve Energy LLC
Wayne Richards, President & CEO, GR Energy Services
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns