Top Producers Fill Speaker Slate for 2017 DUG Bakken and Niobrara Conference

As producers increase activity in the Rockies and Northern Great Plains, reports indicate progress and signs of hope for the prolific Bakken and Niobrara plays. According to Goldman Sachs, most D-J Basin wells have break-evens below $60 per barrel, and the cost curve is flatter than other areas. Some 4,000 locations in the D-J Basin can break even below $50/bbl. The 2017 DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference and exhibition will give companies invested in the region actionable market intelligence to help them navigate the coming quarters.

On March 16, presidents and c-suite executives from 10 top producers in the Bakken and Niobrara regions will gather at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver to deliver keynote presentations, forecasts, and case studies examining opportunities in the Rockies and Northern Great Plains. Representatives from such companies as Whiting Petroleum, Hess Corp., Continental Resources and others will discuss drilling plans, production estimates, deal flows and midstream takeaway capacity, plus commodity price and CAPEX forecasts.

This year’s focused, one-day agenda provides an opportunity to listen to 20+ executive-level speakers and connect with leading exhibitors working in the Bakken and Niobrara.

 “Now more than ever, producers are searching for best practices, recent developments and forecasts to stay ahead of the curve in two regions stacked deep with oil-bearing benches,” Richard Mason, conference host and Chief Technical Director of Hart Energy said. “DUG Bakken and Niobrara’s premier speaker-slate and information-packed agenda is sure to help those searching for market intelligence.”

Featured speakers include:

  • Greg Hill, President & Chief Operating Officer, Hess Corp.
  • Jack Stark, President & Chief Operating Officer, Continental Resources Inc.
  • Scott Reasoner, Chief Operating Officer, PDC Energy Inc.
  • Taylor Reid, President & Chief Operating Officer, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Jim Volker, Chairman, President & CEOWhiting Petroleum Corp
  • Mike Eberhard, Chief Operating Officer - OperationsSynergy Resources Corp.

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