DUG East
June 21-23, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 21

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, June 22

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Big Wells Deliver

A leading Utica operator has been announcing spectacular dry gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Get the latest on its strategy and views related to the game-changing dry Utica play.

9:00 am

Economics Panel: All About Balance

Operators across the Northeast are engaged in a real juggling act: reducing their budgets while drilling only the best locations to maintain production. How do these plays compare to those in other major gas-producing regions of the country, how are EURs improving and breakevens changing?

9:40 am

Special Address: International Gas Markets

Decades-old supply areas are grappling with the rise of Appalachia as one of the top gas producing provinces in the world. What does the emergence of the Marcellus and Utica plays mean for continental and global markets? How are traditional relationships between buyers and sellers readjusting? How will the development of multi-Tcfs of Appalachian gas impact the geopolitical scene?

10:00 am

Networking Break

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10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Enhanced Completions

Downspacing, longer laterals and choke management strategies are boosting ultimate recoveries. This leader in the Appalachian Basin has taken Utica drilling to a new record with a lateral length of more than 13,000 feet. It shares what has been learned to date and what the remainder of the year has in store.

11:00 am

Private Operators Panel: A Special Approach

Pennsylvania and Ohio are home to several vibrant private firms, which have different drivers from their public counterparts. Join this select panel of private-company executives as they offer insights on how they are managing during the downturn.

11:45 am

Networking Luncheon

1:00 pm

Special Remarks: Inside The Race For President

One of the nation's leading authorities on American politics and the U.S. elections shares his insights about the current aspirants for President and their respective campaigns.

  • Charles E. Cook, Jr., Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report, and Columnist, National Journal

1:45 pm

Afternoon Industry Keynote: Top Tier Execution

This company, with a premier position overlying huge resources in the Marcellus, Utica and Pt. Pleasant, has boosted results by lowering costs, extending lateral lengths and increasing EURs. In the past three years its reserves- replacement record averaged over 600%. Beyond outstanding field operations, Range is well-hedged through 2016, and is the first Northeast producer to export ethane to Europe, opening a new market for prolific NGL production.

2:15 pm

Technical Roundtable: Effectiveness & EfficienciesHottopic

This roundtable of operating and service company experts detail what is working in the Marcellus and Utica today, from drilling efficiencies to completion methodologies. How do technologies and techniques in the two plays differ, and how are companies wringing the most value from their field dollars?

3:00 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm

Midstream Spotlight: Accessing National & Global Markets

The Marcellus infrastructure build-out continues to offer the promise of access to new markets both near and far, but as the market has changed over the past year, so has the way that midstream companies do business. With the changing marketplace, how has the midstream industry's approach to projects evolved?

4:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: Taking Advantage

4:20 pm

Private Company Spotlight: Growing A Position

Private equity-backed PennEnergy Resources is focused on acquiring contiguous acreage positions in proven areas of the Appalachian Basin. It is targeting the Marcellus, Upper Devonian and Utica plays. Learn how this new entrant into the space is making its mark.

4:40 pm

Closing Keynote: Natural Gas Liquids Exports & Marcus Hook

World markets are lining up access to discounted U.S. natural gas liquids. Amid lower prices, how and when will new export hubs be realized to monetize the prolific production coming out of the Northeast?

5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, June 23

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Marcellus Focus

The enormous Marcellus gas reserves offer huge opportunity, yet they are challenged by low gas prices and the basis differential. Even so, this operator has staked its claim in the region. How does it plan for the future?

9:00 am

Northeast Dealmaking OutlookHottopic

As producers wait on higher gas prices and new infrastructure to come online, they will rearrange the asset portfolio and pay down debt. These experts analyze A&D deal flow, who is entering the region, and who has refinanced to thrive.

9:40 am

Technical Spotlight: Tracking Above The Type Curve

Next-generation pad completions are delivering up-sized recoveries, and well EURs are climbing at impressive rates. This expert dissects the methods that are delivering ever-better wells.

  • Jeff Foster, President and CEO, MicroSeismic, Inc.

10:00 am

Networking Brunch Break

10:40 am

Service Spotlight: Water Management

State and regional authorities, not to mention environmentalists, are watching the industry closely for proper treatment and recycling of water in Marcellus and Utica wells. This executive offers insights into how companies cope with this important topic.

11:00 am

Q&A Roundtable: The Great Northeast Gas SendoutHottopic

Marcellus and Utica production can hold their own against most gas fields in the world--and increasingly will be major new suppliers to international markets. Share with us a lively discussion on who, when, how much, and at what price.

12:00 pm

Conference Adjourns

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