DUG East
June 21-23, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
Register Featured Sponsors
Netherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)Pipeliners Local Union 798TetraStratas AdvisorsCroft Production Systems
Stingray Energy Services Columbia MidstreamBaker Hughes - PlatinumArchrockKLX Energy ServicesSentry TechnologiesMap Oil ToolsIUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers)Panther Drilling SystemsBeaver ExcavatingThru Tubing SolutionsWright & Co.
Hosted By
E&POil and Gas InvestorUnconventional Oil & Gas CenterMidstream Business

Get Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges

A conference built with you in mind

  • Looking for techniques and technologies to help you cut OPEX?
  • Need the latest updates on takeaway capacity growth and access to new markets?
  • Want to know about new supply contract and demand growth opportunities?
  • Searching for strategies to help manage your balance sheet?

From the conference room to the exhibit floor, Hart Energy designed DUG East to address the biggest challenges facing Marcellus and Utica producers. DUG East is where the region's top producers and midstream operators meet with the best technology and service providers for uniquely candid discussions on what's working, what's not -- and what's next.

NEW FOR 2016: Technology Showcase

Efficiency-focused technologies have become the lifeblood of the industry. Producers and service providers defy expectations as they collaborate to produce more for less. The all-new DUG East Technology Showcase brings innovative solutions to the exhibit floor with case studies and live demonstrations. Here's a preview of this year's topics:

  • Efficiency through technology
  • Enhanced completions
  • Water and fluids management
  • Emissions management

Stay tuned for some exciting announcements!


Colorado Supreme Court Sets Aside Local Fracking Bans, Moratoriums
Fracking bans in two Colorado cities have been overturned, with the state Supreme Court showing deference to state law, which the court said has the ultimate say-so in such regulations.The Colorado Oil and Gas Association brought actions against Fort Collins’ moratorium and Longmont’s ban on fracking. The moratoriums were largely symbolic and not in areas where fracking was done with any regularity.The court concluded that both municipalities’ moratoriums on fracking and the storage of fracking waste within the city is a matter of mixed state and local concern and subject to preemption by state law. The court added that the “moratorium is preempted by state law and is, therefore, invalid and unenforceable.”

Baker Hughes, Halliburton Face Big Bills After Merger Crumbles
Anyone sweating his monthly utility bill or car payment probably cannot come close to identifying with Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL).On May 4, the services giant will pay $3.5 billion to rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) after the two companies agreed to break off a merger agreement that began in November 2014.The final stone in the deal’s sarcophagus appears to have been set in place by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which filed an antitrust lawsuit April 7.  The deal, initially valued at $35 billion, is the largest in recent memory to collapse, and perhaps one of the largest ever, to flop.The companies will now have to catch up with the industry, which has made vast changes since the merger clock first started ticking.After the federal lawsuit—which cited the deal as a potential threat to oil and gas competition, prices and innovation—was filed few expected the transaction to continue.