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1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Water Forum
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7:30 AM
Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast on the Exhibit Floor
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
9:00 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. 
10:00 AM
Networking Break
10:40 AM
Mid-Morning Spotlight: Making Oil 
Operators are working to accelerate returns from pads to within 90 days of first spend. This operator discusses how moving cash flow forward in the timeline is contributing to internal rates of return and FCF growth.
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?
Networking Lunch
1:20 PM
Afternoon Spotlight: Stacked & Ready
A dozen or more benches per section. Billions of barrels of oil in place. Advancing recovery technology. Relatively low OFS prices. And great rock. This operator describes its unique position of having some of the most valuable property in the U.S. and how it’s turning these assets into peer-leading returns.
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
2:45 PM
Networking Break
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. Here’s a look at its success and its next steps in tapping every last drop.
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.
4:30 PM
Conference Adjourns