DUG East
June 3-5, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Save yourself time and pick up your DUG East badge early! Use this opportunity to participate in the Opening Reception, which includes a complimentary, fully-catered buffet and complimentary drinks. This reception provides excellent networking opportunities for the first-time DUG attendee, as well as the seasoned DUG attendee.

Sponsored by:
Halliburton

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Start your day off right with a hot and cold breakfast before you take a seat for an exciting and informative day of presentations. Use this opportunity to meet new contacts, including exhibitors, speakers and other attendees.

Breakfast sponsored by:
Tervita


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

 

Opening Keynote: Marcellus Growth Story

Range Resources is growing on all fronts—production, reserves and cash flow are all increasing strongly. The company continues to improve well deliverability and ultimate recoveries in the Marcellus. From its seminal role in discovering the Marcellus play to its pioneering efforts in developing fresh markets for this Marcellus gas and liquids, this leading operator has shown others the way forward.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Panel: Reservoirs, Rigs & Results — Who, What & Where

Here's a look at well performances, type curves and ultimate recoveries across the dry gas, wet gas and condensate windows of the great Appalachian plays. Gain insights on rig counts, well counts and activities by county and company.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • D. Randall Wright, President, Wright & Co. Inc.
  • Michael Warren, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Hart Energy Research & Consulting

10:00 am

Networking Break

Word of mouth – many people believe this is the most credible form of advertising! Take time to mingle with the outstanding exhibitors.

Sponsored by:
S&S Technical


10:30 am

Operator Spotlight: Marcellus Volumes Up; Utica In The Starting Block

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.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


10:55 am

Special Address From The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

New and complex issues are arising in U.S. energy, and the federal government has enormous say over many aspects of this transition. As the nation's natural gas infrastructure is realigned to accommodate the new supplies coming from the inland resource plays, and as interest in exports of LNG grow, learn the FERC's positions on these topics.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


11:20 am

Panel: Changing Public Perceptions Of The Industry

Join these experts as they share their views on the status of regulations and social and environmental concerns in the Marcellus and Utica plays. What is the public perception of the industry and how can it be changed for the better? How can regulators help and not hinder growth of these plays?

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy

  • Susan Packard LeGros, Executive Director, Center for Sustainable Shale Development

12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon & Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by:
Schlumberger

23rd Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director, Leon Panetta, will be this year's luncheon keynote. DUG East conference attendees will hear rare firsthand accounts of his White House experiences.


2:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: A West Virginia Story

Stone Energy holds 90,000 acres in Appalachia, and currently produces 100 MMcfepd from the liquids-rich Marcellus. Since 2010, it has enjoyed steady production growth in its Mary and Heather fields in northern West Virginia; next up it plans to explore the Utica potential on its Mary leasehold.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Drilling Editor, E&P, Hart Energy


2:25 pm

Roundtable: Drilling & Completion Technology

The latest trends in drilling and completions in the Marcellus and Utica plays are discussed by this roundtable of experts. What strategies are operators employing to lower drilling days and boost IP rates across the plays? How are frac designs evolving? What is the latest thinking on well spacing? Also, how does well pad automation increase profitability?

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


3:15 pm

Networking Break

After a busy day of participating in sessions and meeting new contacts, enjoy some complimentary refreshments in the exhibit hall. Use this opportunity to meet with exhibitors and sponsors and learn how they are helping clients operate more efficiently in the Marcellus-Utica region.

Sponsored by:
NCS Energy


3:45 pm

Finance Spotlight: Capital Providers Step Up

Learn how capital providers are funding the companies active in the Marcellus and Utica regions, across the upstream, midstream and downstream space. Where is the smart money going, and what does it take to attract investment?

Moderator: Leslie Haines, Editor-in-Chief, Oil and Gas Investor, Hart Energy


4:10 pm

Closing Keynote: Advancing in the Appalachia

Rice Energy holds approximately 90,000 net acres in the Appalachia, almost evenly split between the Marcellus and the Utica. It has completed 37 horizontal wells in the Marcellus and only began drilling in the Utica last year. Rice is now poised to grow even further after starting 2014 with the second-largest U.S. independent E&P IPO in history. Hear how the company has managed to straddle both shales and what its plans are for additional growth in the future.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


4:30 pm

Networking Reception

Celebrate a great first day at the conference by participating in a relaxing cocktail reception, which includes a fully-catered buffet and complimentary drinks. Use this opportunity to network with existing and new contacts and share your learnings from the day.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

7:30 am

Registration Opens – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Jump start your day with a complimentary, fully-catered breakfast in the exhibit hall. Use this time to meet with exhibitors and other industry contacts.

Sponsored by:
Unimin


8:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Multiple Targets, Multiple Pads

Magnum Hunter is bringing on major new volumes of oil and gas from its pads in Ohio and West Virginia, which host both Marcellus and Utica producers. Learn the latest on how this operator is using the latest in pad drilling and completion techniques to boost its production and reserves.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Panel: A&D Bustle In Appalachia

Acreage is tightly held in the Utica and Marcellus plays, so M&A is gaining steam. Recent deals showcase the value of Appalachian leaseholds. Here's what has happened and what valuations look like going forward.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Brunch

One of the most important reasons to attend a conference is the networking! Visit the exhibit hall and visit with current contacts and possible business partners and suppliers.

Sponsored by:
NiSource Midstream


10:30 am

Geology & Geophysics Spotlight: Reading The Rocks

Science can assist decision making; new technologies are opening new opportunities across the entire Oil Patch. Here's a look at what has been tried in the Appalachian Basin, how well it has worked, and what is on the horizon.

Moderator: Scott Weeden, Senior Drilling Editor, E&P, Hart Energy


10:55 am

Operator Spotlight: Utica Gas & Liquids

Gulfport Energy 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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

  • Gulfport Energy Corp, speaker TBA

11:20 am

Closing Keynote: Catalysts To Come

This top operator talks about upcoming activity and projects that will impact the development of the Marcellus and Utica play. Share in this look forward.

Moderator: Paul Hart, Editor, Midstream Business, Hart Energy


11:45 am

Conference Adjourns

Please complete your conference survey and return it to the registration area. Approved speaker presentations are offered exclusively to registered conference attendees and will be sent via email within 72 hours of the conference's conclusion.

Agenda content and timeline subject to change