2015 DUG East Conference
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June 24, 2015
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.
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?
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.
Operator Spotlight: Eastern Ohio's Utica & Point Pleasant
Eclipse Resources occupies a premier position in the Utica Shale, and it recently released new FY15 production guidance of 180- to 190 MMcfe/d—implying 154% year-over-year growth. Capital spending of $352 million is in store. Hear details about where that capex will be targeted and how Eclipse is bringing down costs.
- Benjamin W. Hulburt, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eclipse Resources Corporation – Presentation not available
Panel: 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.
Networking Luncheon & 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.
- Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Columnist, Author and Pulitzer Prize Winner – Presentation not available
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.
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 stimulation designs improving, and which well spacing patterns work best?
- Keith Yankowsky, Vice President, Appalachia South BU, Chesapeake Energy Corp. – Presentation not available
- Joseph H. Frantz, Jr., Vice President, Engineering Technology, Range Resources Corp. – Presentation not available
- Des Murphy, Business Development Technology Manager, Halliburton – Presentation not available
- Malcolm Yates, Stimulation Domain Manager, U.S. North, Schlumberger – Presentation not available
Operator Spotlight: Lean Leads the Way
Holding a strong position in the core of the wet gas Utica Shale in Ohio, Hess Corp. and its JV partner CONSOL Energy are working to create new efficiencies. Hess is focusing on improving its economics with lean techniques; it plans to drill 20-25 Utica wells this year.
Closing Keynote: Advancing In The Appalachian Basin
A combined Marcellus and Utica position has been driving Rice Energy's production upward. Hear the latest thinking from this leading operator about its current activities.
June 25, 2015
Opening Keynote: Geopolitics & The Energy Landscape
The U.S. shale revolution is roiling global supply markets at the same time that global demand patterns are shifting. Get the latest insights on what is happening on the world energy stage and how geopolitical events are affecting producers here at home.
Building Infrastructure in the Appalachian Basin
Eureka Hunter (an affiliate of Magnum Hunter Resources): Working to Increase Optionality & Lower Price Differentials in the Marcellus and Utica Through Increasing Interconnects and Throughput Volumes.
Emerging Play Spotlight: The Burket/Geneseo
Little brother to the Marcellus and Utica, the Burket/Geneseo shale offers operators another tempting Appalachian target. Early results are intriguing; some 85 Burket/Geneseo wells have been drilled to date. Learn the latest on this new objective and what it may add to the reserves mix for the region.
Operator Spotlight: Strategic Focus On The Utica & Marcellus
Chesapeake, the second largest producer of natural gas and the 11th largest producer of oil in the U.S., has undergone a significant transformation in the last two years. Under new leadership and with a focus on capital efficiency and speed, the company is maximizing its best-in-class asset portfolio. Learn more about how Chesapeake's new operational approaches in both the Marcellus and Utica plays have decreased well costs while increasing production.
Market Spotlight: Go Where There Is No Path
The rate of growth of production from the world-class Marcellus shale and the subsidiary Utica play will be affected by commodity prices; this expert shares an insider’s perspective on the sensitivities of that growth. Where are the potential new markets, both domestic and foreign, for the produced gas and NGLs, and what infrastructure is needed, and where?
Closing Keynote: Exporting Appalachian Gas
As the U.S. swings to a position as a substantial exporter of LNG, world trade flows are being upended. One of the leading projects for LNG export is Cove Point, located at the doorstep of the Marcellus and Utica plays. This project will profoundly impact upstream producers and downstream consumers; get the up-to-the-minute report on its progress.