2013 DUG East Conference
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November 14, 2013
Opening Keynote: Pushing the Marcellus to New Heights
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. drilled its first Marcellus well in Susquehanna County, Pa., in 2006, and has since reported many of the best wells in the entire play. What is the outlook now from this leading operator?
- Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President and CEO, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
Panel: The Lay of the Land
All eyes are on the Marcellus and Utica plays. These veteran industry observers discuss and analyze key metrics: production forecasts, well economics, break-even costs, transaction stats and Wall Street's views.
- Christopher J. Simon, Managing Director, Co-Head, A&D, Raymond James
- The Evolution of the Utica: Past, Present, and Future
Hsulin Peng, Senior Analyst, E&P, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Special Address: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
Natural gas is changing the economy across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and today the Keystone State is an energy exporter. Development of the Marcellus shale has helped revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. Learn how state government is working with the industry to ensure continued prosperity and economic growth, at the same time stringently protecting the environment and mitigating impacts on communities.
- The Honorable Tom Corbett, Governor, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Presentation not available
Operator Spotlight: Ramping Up the Marcellus and Exploring the Utica
This leading Appalachian producer offers up its strategies, from how it is raising Marcellus EURs to how it is trimming well costs. Hear its latest news on lessons learned, future spending plans and resource potential.
- Nicholas DeIuliis, President, CONSOL Energy Inc. - Presentation not available
Operator Spotlight: Marcellus Growth Trajectory
Range Resources holds some 1 million net acres that are prospective for shale in Pennsylvania, spread across the super-rich, wet and dry gas portions of the play. In addition, the company has significant positions in the Upper Devonian and Utica plays. Find out what this firm, the discoverer of the Marcellus play, has in store.
- Jeffrey Ventura, President and CEO, Range Resources Corp.
Luncheon and Special Keynote Session — A Conversation with George W. Bush
- George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States - Presentation not available
Private Operator Spotlight: Exciting Days for Eclipse
Eclipse Resources recently acquired some 185,000 acres in the Utica, split between the play's liquids-rich sweet spot in Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe and Noble counties, and the emerging oil window. The deal brings Eclipse's holdings to more than 225,000 net acres. Learn what Eclipse plans to do with its newly expanded assets.
- Benjamin Hulburt, President and CEO, Eclipse Resources LP
Activity Spotlight: Rigs and Acreage
Marcellus dry-gas drilling is faltering while operators continue to define the Utica oil, gas and condensate windows. Fit-for-purpose rigs are entering these plays. What other changes are influencing the rig fleet and forecasts for drilling activity?
- Allen Gilmer, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Drillinginfo
Roundtable Discussion: The Utica Reveals its Mysteries
It is still early in the development of the Utica shale, so information has been hard to come by. But, production — and more data points — will ramp up significantly by yearend as new infrastructure projects come on line. As many as 800 wells could be producing by then. Here, the experts reveal what they've seen in the play so far.
- John B. Walker, President and CEO, EnerVest Ltd. and Executive Chairman, EV Energy Partners
- Jim Palm, CEO, Gulfport Energy Corp.
Roundtable: Boosting Marcellus and Utica Margins
Collaboration between oilfield service companies and operators has led to new drilling technology and processes that lower well costs while improving well efficiency and production. The panel discusses leading-edge technology for tapping shale resources with horizontal drilling.
- Harry Dearing, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Newpark Drilling Fluids - Presentation not available
- Robin Robinson, Vice President, North America Operations, Baker Hughes - Presentation not available
- Don Robinson, Vice President, Drilling, Marcellus Shale, Range Resources - Presentation not available
- L. Todd Tetrick, Vice President, Drilling & Completions, EnerVest Operating LLC - Presentation not available
Operator Spotlight: Adding Rigs and Acreage
Fresh off a successful equity raise, hear what leading operator PDC Energy plans in the Utica, including drilling more wells and acquiring additional acreage.
- James Trimble, President and CEO, PDC Energy - Presentation not approved for posting
November 15, 2013
Opening Keynote: Ohio Takes Center Stage
Horizontal drilling has skyrocketed in Ohio's Utica-Point Pleasant reservoir in the past few years, and hundreds of permits have been issued. All indications are that activity will continue its sharp upward trajectory. The state has comprehensive regulations in place, and it is quickly adapting its framework to handle the new shale-related challenges of pad drilling, large-scale fracturing operations, increased road use and water management. Learn what is happening in Ohio from the state’s top oil and gas regulator.
- Rick Simmers, Chief, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Panel: The Midstream Advances
Burgeoning production in the Marcellus and Utica has midstream players scrambling to meet producers' needs. Hundreds of wells are shut-in—for now. What's the outlook for the infrastructure build-out, and once it's online, how much could production rise?
- Paul A. Weissgarber, Senior Vice President, Ohio River Valley, Crosstex Energy
- George Shaffner, Senior Vice President Transportation and Logistics, Marathon Petroleum Corp. — Presentation no longer available
- Scott J. Garner, Vice President, Corporate Development and Joint Venture Management, MarkWest Energy Partners, LP
Anatomy of a Basin: A County-By-County View
This review of the main areas of current activity in the Marcellus and Utica formations will discuss county-by-county economics, and highlight the areas with the best wells and strongest returns.
- Cameron Horwitz, Director, E&P Equity Research, U.S. Capital Advisors
Operator Spotlight: Seneca's Expansive Pennsylvania Position
Lycoming and Tioga counties have been delivering highly productive wells for Seneca Resources, a unit of National Fuel Gas Co. Seneca holds 55,000 net acres in its eastern area, where it is in the midst of large-scale development, and an astonishing 720,000 net acres in its western development area, where it is evaluating both Marcellus and Utica potential. Hear from one of the leading Appalachian operators about its programs and plans.
- Matthew Cabell, President, Seneca Resources
Operator Spotlight: Magnum Hunter's West Virginia and Ohio Pads & Plans
Magnum Hunter Resources holds substantial acreage in the Marcellus and Utica plays, concentrated in southeastern Ohio and northwestern West Virginia. The company has numerous pads with completed, producing wells, in-progress wells and locations. As in any oil and gas province, economics and EURs are all about location, and this experienced shale player likes its neighborhood. Learn about its results and its way forward.
- Gary Evans, Chairman and CEO, Magnum Hunter Resources