DUG East
June 21-23, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David L. Lawrence Conv. Ctr.
Register Featured Sponsors
Pipeliners Local Union 798Netherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)Croft Production SystemsCONSOL EnergyStratas AdvisorsTetraThru Tubing Solutions
Trinity SlingTerrastarIUOE (International Union of Operating Engineers)DanosBaker HughesStingray Energy Services Wright & Co.Henkels and McCoyRice EnergyPrecision GeophysicalSchrammKLX Energy ServicesVisiQuateBurns & McDonnell EPCArchrockMammoth Energy PartnersNavPortHolland ServicesChoice Energy ServicesWIKAIMERYSHuntley & HuntleyMap Oil ToolsTaylor FracSentry TechnologiesH2O MidstreamColumbia MidstreamBeaver ExcavatingMicroSeismicPanther Drilling Systems
Operator Sponsors
Columbia MidstreamCONSOL EnergyHuntley & HuntleyRange Resources - Operator
Hosted By
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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, June 21

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 baseball-themed Opening Reception for networking and a complimentary fully-catered buffet with drinks. Plus, get a head start on completing your BINGO card!

Don't forget to dress the part – represent your favorite team by wearing your baseball hats and jerseys!


7:00 pm

Extended Networking Event – PNC Park

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Join us for an exclusive networking event after the opening reception concludes. Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the San Francisco Giants with your fellow DUG East attendees. Still need a ticket? Click here.

Wednesday, June 22

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

Sponsored by:
Rice Energy


8:30 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Big Wells Deliver

Sponsored by:
NSAI

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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


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?

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


9:40 am

Special Address: Prospects & Challenges For U.S. LNG Exports

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?

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


10:00 am

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
archrock


10:40 am

Operator Spotlight: Enhanced Completions

Sponsored by:
Holland

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 18,500 feet. It shares what has been learned to date and what the remainder of the year has in store.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Private Operators Panel: A Special Approach

Sponsored by:
NSAI

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.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


11:45 am

Networking Luncheon

Sponsored by:
Holland


1:00 pm

Special Remarks: Inside The Race For President

Sponsored by:
Trinity Sling

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.

Moderator: Len Vermillion, Group Managing Editor, Hart Energy


1:45 pm

Afternoon Industry Keynote: Top Tier Execution

Sponsored by:
Wika

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.

Moderator: Frank Nieto, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


2:15 pm

Technical Roundtable: Effectiveness & EfficienciesHottopic

Sponsored by:
SENTRY

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?

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


3:00 pm

Networking Break

Sponsored by:
Huntley


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?

Moderator: Frank Nieto, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


4:00 pm

Operator Spotlight: Taking Advantage

Rice Energy expects 2016 production to rise at least 27% while reducing capital investments and well costs by approximately 10% -- and its E&P budget has been fully funded. Hear about how the company is navigating the current environment and executing its plans to position for success in 2016 and beyond.

Moderator: Len Vermillion, Group Managing Editor, Hart Energy


4:20 pm

Private Company Spotlight: Extending The Core North Of Pittsburgh

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.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


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?

Moderator: Frank Nieto, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


5:00 pm

Networking Reception

Sponsored by:
Henkels&McCoy

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 23

7:30 am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

Sponsored by:
Rice Energy

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

  • Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy

8:35 am

Opening Keynote: Natural Gas Production, Productivity & The Future

Sponsored by:
NSAI

How does current and potential production from the Marcellus and Utica reservoirs fit into the national gas-supply picture? How have operators responded to the extended low-price environment? What gains have been made in efficiencies throughout the extraction process? This top DOE official shares the U.S. government's view of Appalachian gas.

Moderator: Len Vermillion, Group Managing Editor, Hart Energy


9:00 am

Northeast Dealmaking OutlookHottopic

Sponsored by:
SENTRY

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.

Moderator: Chris Sheehan, CFA, Senior Financial Analyst, Hart Energy


9:40 am

Technical Spotlight: Tracking Above The Type Curve

Sponsored by:
NSAI

Next-generation completions are delivering up-sized recoveries, and well EURs are climbing at impressive rates. This expert looks at the relationship between continuous improvements in completion designs and well recoveries, including new understandings of well and stage spacing, treatment efficiencies, reservoir depletion, and more.

Moderator: Peggy Williams, Editorial Director, Hart Energy


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.

Moderator: Richard Mason, Chief Technical Director, Hart Energy


11:00 am

Roundtable: Monetizing Northeast Natural GasHottopic

With Marcellus and Utica production surging and more pipelines coming on, producers and end users are developing many new markets. Uses for that gas supply range from methanol plants and cogeneration facilities, to LNG used for drilling rigs and vehicles. How much local demand can be created for the gas supply? These experts discuss the possibilities.

Moderator: Frank Nieto, Senior Editor, Hart Energy


11:45 am

Conference Adjourns


Agenda content and timeline subject to change