DUG East
June 20-22, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, June 21

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Appalachia Rising

The rise of shale gas as an abundant and inexpensive energy source has remade the fortunes of the old Rust Belt states. Here’s an expert’s view of the new politics of U.S. energy and the outsized role that the Marcellus and Utica will play in domestic and international energy going forward.


9:00 am

Economics Panel: Great, Mighty & Splendid

Appalachian Basin production rocketed to an incredible level of 23 Bcf/d in December 2016, according to the EIA. That’s more than a 670% increase since just 2010, when marketed natural gas production from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio totaled 3.4 Bcf/d. This panel examines the intricacies of Marcellus and Utica economics, breakevens and returns on capital employed in this extraordinary region.

9:40 am

Midstream Spotlight: Pipelines Ahoy

Big breakthroughs in pipeline approvals are changing the Northeast takeaway picture. The Rover pipeline and Atlantic Sunrise projects received FERC certification and Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection approved the Mariner II Pipeline. Here’s an expert’s overview of how all the natural gas and NGLs flowing from the Marcellus and Utica will make it to markets.


10:00 am

Networking Break


10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Exceptionalism

This leading operator is reporting exceptional wells in the Marcellus while keeping costs under control. Learn the keys to its success and how it plans to move forward.


11:00 am

Technical Roundtable: High Intensity Operations

Longer laterals drive efficiencies on both the drilling and completion sides of the equation, while more sand per stage and more stages per well contribute to greater recoveries. More wells per pad and the opportunity to leverage existing infrastructure are other important factors. Join the conversation as this panel of experts shares insights into state-of-the-art practices and technologies.


12:00 pm

Networking Luncheon


1:15 pm

Afternoon Keynote: All About The Utica

This operator works across the Utica, in the dry gas, rich gas and condensate windows. Here’s what it has discovered to date about this complex reservoir, and how it plans to continue its development.


1:40 pm

Roundtable: A&D Resurgence In Appalachia

EQT Corp.’s recent purchase of 53,400 net acres from bankrupt Stone Energy for $527 million joins a list of impressive A&D deals in the Marcellus and Utica plays concluded during the past year. In 2016, the Marcellus saw $7.25 billion in deals, including 13 transactions of more than $100 million. This panel of experts talks about the reasons for this turnaround, the prices being paid, and the companies that are buying and selling.


2:25 pm

Operator Spotlight: Home Sweet Home

This private operator has worked in Appalachia for decades, adapting as the region shifted from a backwater to one of the world’s preeminent gas supply areas. Here’s the story of where it is now and how it plans to continue to thrive.


2:45 pm

Networking Break


3:15 pm

Panel: Winning Hearts & Minds

Opposition to hydraulic fracturing operations and to new pipeline builds has been a constant refrain in the densely populated U.S. Northeast. The industry must improve its communications with all stakeholders, from federal, state and local officials to regulators to other business entities and, most importantly, to the public. This panel discusses proven strategies and new ideas for creating meaningful conversations.


3:50 pm

Operator Spotlight: A Combined Approach

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.


4:05 pm

Closing Keynote: A Future So Bright?

This leading analyst paints the picture for short-term and long-term natural gas and NGL prices. Factors ranging from LNG exports to pipeline bottlenecks to constrained capital investments during the past several years each have impact.


4:30 pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, June 22

9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


9:05 am

Opening Keynote: Bumping Up EURs

Type curves are being tweaked and recoveries are steadily improving. This top operator shares its strategies for bringing on successively better wells as it delves deeper into its target reservoirs.


9:30 am

Service Roundtable: People & Equipment Wanted

Operators greatly decreased well costs during the past couple of difficult years, but some cost inflation is expected as activity begins to ramp up once again. On the service side, the search for qualified people and equipment is already causing some headaches. This roundtable explores the current issues on the service company side, and how that sector will be able to join in the general recovery.


10:15 am

Operator Spotlight: Country Roads

This operator focuses on the Mountain State. Learn about the robust wells it is making and how it is spending its capital.


10:35 am

Closing Keynote: The Most Best Basin

The stars are all aligning in Appalachia: wells continue to improve, costs are still in line and the infrastructure constraints are easing. This leading operator brings it all home with a major capital commitment to growth in the Marcellus and Utica.



11:00 am

Conference Adjourns


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