DUG Bakken and Niobrara Strengthens Midstream Topics, Adds Executive Speakers from DCP Midstream and BNSF

Growing production of crude oil and associated natural gas from Rocky Mountain basins puts increasing importance on takeaway infrastructure and transportation options. Hart Energy’s 2014 DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference, April 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, covers these topics with keynote speakers, expert panels, technology exhibits and more.

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Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Growing production of crude oil and associated natural gas from Rocky Mountain basins puts increasing importance on takeaway infrastructure and transportation options. Hart Energy’s 2014 DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference, April 2-4 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, covers these topics with keynote speakers, expert panels, technology exhibits and more.

Kevin Williams, senior vice president for DCP Midstream LLC, delivers the midstream keynote address on Thursday afternoon, April 3. Responsible for the company's northern business unit, which gathers nearly 1 billion cubic feet of gas and ~40,000 barrels of gas liquids daily in Colorado, Wyoming and Michigan, Williams will discuss DCP’s Wattenberg growth plans and how it’s relieving gas bottlenecks.

Tom Williams, industrial products VP for BNSF Railway Co. (and BNSF’s former intermodal VP) completes a DUG panel on moving Bakken crude oil to market, joining John Westerheide, general manager, unconventional resources for GE Oil & Gas, and David Scobel, chief operating officer, Caliber Midstream Partners LP, in the discussion. Williams will address moving Bakken crude oil east, west and south during the Friday morning panel.

Harold Hamm, chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, delivers the conference-opening keynote on Thursday morning. Some describe his remarks as “likely worth the cost of admission alone” given his company’s position as largest Bakken producer. The DUG Bakken and Niobrara slate also features James J. Volker, chairman and CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp., the third largest Bakken producer.

Other confirmed speakers to date include:

  •     Ward Polzin, CEO, Centennial Resource Development LLC
  •     Chris Wright, CEO, Liberty Resources LLC
  •     Scott Smith, President and CEO, Vanguard Natural Resources LLC
  •     Steve Herod, President, Halcon Resources Corp.
  •     Taylor Reid, President and COO, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  •     Nick Thomas, President, Meritage Midstream Services II LLC
  •     Rich McClure, President, EE3 LLC
  •     Tom Lantz, COO, American Eagle Energy Corp.
  •     Gary Willingham, Senior Vice President, U. S. Onshore, Noble Energy, Inc.
  •     Scott Reasoner, Vice President, Western Operations, PDC Energy Inc.
  •     Subash Chandra, Senior E&P Analyst and Managing Director, Jefferies LLC

Full conference delegates and exhibitors who purchase special passes may also attend a luncheon on April 3 featuring decorated Navy SEAL (retired) Marcus Luttrell and Peter Berg, writer/director of this year’s blockbuster Lone Survivor. The 2014 conference agenda is designed to meet the information needs of upstream and midstream oil and gas professionals, the financial community, technology providers, and investors. Last year’s DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference attracted 2,000+ attendees and 200+ exhibitors.

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