DUG East
June 23-25, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Operator Sponsors
MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.EQTRange Resources
Hosted By
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 23

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Get a jump start on your DUG East experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Plus, get a head start on completing your BINGO card!

Wednesday, June 24

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a hot breakfast with your peers before taking a seat for the day's information-packed conference sessions. Catch up with old friends, make some new ones and start exploring the latest technologies from more than 300 exhibitors.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: The Appalachian Basin's Role On The World Stage

The EIA continues to analyze production growth trends and rig productivity in the Marcellus and Utica plays and it explains their significance to government policymakers, as part of the American energy renaissance.

  • Adam Sieminski, Administrator, Energy Information Administration

9:00 am

Panel: Dissecting The New Economics

These analysts look at type curves, ultimate recoveries—and returns—in the gas and condensate windows of the Marcellus and Utica shales, where production continues to grow despite a cautious drilling pace. Which counties and E&P companies come out the winners?


10:00 am

Networking Break

Hit the exhibit floor with your business cards and start making valuable networking connections. With more than 2,500 attendees, 25 speakers and 200 exhibitors to connect with, you don't want to waste any time!


10:30 am

Operator Keynote: Marcellus & Utica Growth Plans

Known for discovering the Marcellus and implementing a forward-looking way to develop new markets for Marcellus gas and liquids, this leading operator is now reporting significant Utica progress as well.

  • Jeffrey Ventura, President and CEO, Range Resources

10:55 am

Special Address: Update On Regulatory Changes

Proposed and confirmed tax and regulatory changes will add to the complexity of operating profitably in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.


11:20 am

Roundtable: Midstream Issues & Opportunities

These experts share their views on where the infrastructure gaps are today, future plans, and how new midstream facilities coming on this year might affect the natural gas basis differential for producers at the wellhead.


12:00 pm

Networking Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Hear perspectives on world events and U.S. politics from Pulitzer Prize-winning political columnist, author and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer. His weekly column is syndicated in more than 400 newspapers worldwide.

  • Charles Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist, Author and Commentator

2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: The CONSOL Story

CONSOL Energy has been growing Marcellus production at a heady clip. Additionally, the company holds some 11,000 net acres in Ohio's Monroe County. Hear from this premier operator on its plans to develop both the Marcellus and Utica.

  • Jim Grech, Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, Marketing CONSOL Energy Inc.

2:25 pm

Roundtable: Drilling & Completion Technology

Drilling and completion practices in the Marcellus and Utica shales are more important than ever in an era of capital conservation. How are operators lowering drilling costs and boosting IPs across the plays? Are fracture designs improving, and which well spacing pattern works best?


3:15 pm

Networking Break

Pick up where you left off on the exhibit floor and explore more solutions from the industry's top companies. Don't forget to finish collecting stamps for your BINGO card while on the exhibit floor!


3:45 pm

Operator Spotlight: Utica Gas & Liquids

This company holds a huge position in the Utica's wet and dry gas windows. Learn from this leading operator how it continues to improve its economics as it pushes drilling to the east.


4:15 pm

Closing Keynote: Advancing In The Appalachian Basin

A combined Marcellus and Utica position has been driving this company's production upward. Hear the latest thinking from this leading operator about its current activities.


4:45 pm

Networking Reception

Recap the day's conference sessions in a fun and relaxing environment. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while you and your colleagues discuss what you've learned. Be sure to stick around to see if you've won a BINGO prize and to hear which exhibitors win the DUGGIE awards!

Thursday, June 25

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Get ready for the final day of the conference with a hot breakfast. Connect with your peers before you head in for the morning sessions.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Geopolitics & The Energy Landscape

The U.S. shale revolution affects global markets just as global demand shifts and geopolitical events affect producers here at home.

  • Thomas A. Petrie, Founder and Chairman, Petrie Partners LLC

9:00 am

A&D Spotlight: Appalachian A&D Trends

As the basin matures, with new entrants and successful exits, not to mention joint ventures, how has the roster of key players changed, and at what price per BOE will deals go forward?


9:20 am

Operator Spotlight: West Virginia

Tremendous dry-gas Utica wells are being made in Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in the Mountain State.


9:40 am

Revived Play Spotlight: Berea Sand

The Upper Devonian Berea has been a long-time producer in eastern Kentucky. Now the formation is garnering new attention as companies apply today’s extraction techniques.


10:00 am

Networking Break

This is your last chance! Explore the exhibition hall and network with your peers before you grab your seat for the final DUG East presentations.


10:30 am

Panel: Bringing Costs Down

This unique partnership between a service company and an operator illustrates how win-win partnerships can drive down costs in today’s environment.


11:15 am

Closing Keynote: Exporting Gas & NGLs

Decades of established trade flows for natural gas and NGLs are being upended, and new paths are being established, thanks to abundant production from the Marcellus and Utica formations. What is the picture on exports, and where are the new markets?


11:45 am

Conference Adjourns

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