DUG East
June 23-25, 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 23

5:00 pm

Opening Reception

Get a jump start on your DUG East experience! Pick your badge up early to avoid the lines. Then join us at the Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Plus, get a head start on completing your BINGO card!

Wednesday, June 24

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Enjoy a hot breakfast with your peers before taking a seat for the day's information-packed conference sessions. Catch up with old friends, make some new ones and start exploring the latest technologies from more than 300 exhibitors.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

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.


9:00 am

Panel: Dissecting The New Economics

Sponsored by:
Metallic Building Company

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?


10:00 am

Networking Break

Hit the exhibit floor with your business cards and start making valuable networking connections. With more than 2,500 attendees, 25 speakers and 200 exhibitors to connect with, you don't want to waste any time!


10:30 am

Operator Keynote: Marcellus & Utica Growth Plans

Sponsored by:
CDM Resource Management

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.


10:55 am

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.


11:20 am

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.


12:00 pm

Networking Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Sponsored by:
Schlumberger

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.


2:00 pm

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.


2:25 pm

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 designs improving, and which well spacing pattern works best?

  • Des Murphy, Business Development Technology Manager, Halliburton

3:15 pm

Networking Break

Pick up where you left off on the exhibit floor and explore more solutions from the industry's top companies. Don't forget to finish collecting stamps for your BINGO card while on the exhibit floor!


3:45 pm

Operator Spotlight: Lean Leads the Way in a Low-Cost Environment

Holding a good position in the core of the wet gas area of the Utica Shale in Ohio, Hess Corp. and its JV partner, Consol Energy, are working to create new efficiencies this year. Hess focuses on improving its economics in this low-price environment with Lean techniques. Hess expects to drill 20-25 wells in the play this year.

  • Joaquin Martinez, Utica Asset Director, Hess Corp.

4:15 pm

Closing Keynote: Advancing In The Appalachian Basin

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.


4:45 pm

Networking Reception

Recap the day's conference sessions in a fun and relaxing environment. Enjoy complimentary food and drinks while you and your colleagues discuss what you've learned. Be sure to stick around to see if you've won a BINGO prize and to hear which exhibitors win the DUGGIE awards!

Thursday, June 25

7:30 am

Registration Open – Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

Get ready for the final day of the conference with a hot breakfast. Connect with your peers before you head in for the morning sessions.


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Geopolitics & The Energy Landscape

Sponsored by:
NSAI

The U.S. shale revolution affects global markets just as global demand shifts and geopolitical events affect producers here at home.


9:00 am

Operator Spotlight: Almost Heaven, West Virginia

Tremendous dry-gas Utica wells are being made in Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties in the Mountain State. Hear from this top operator about its results and plans.


9:20 am

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.


9:40 am

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.

  • Dale Malody, Vice President, Appalachia North, Chesapeake Energy

10:00 am

Networking Brunch

This is your last chance! Explore the exhibition hall and network with your peers before you grab your seat for the final DUG East presentations.


10:30 am

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?


11:00 am

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.


11:30 am

Conference Adjourns

Agenda content and timeline subject to change