Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 04, 2014
More than 2,500 registrants and 221 exhibitors took part in the DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver April 2-4. The attendance rate is the highest for this Denver event since it began six years ago.
"This year's DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference broke all previous records. With such a great turnout and the growth of the exhibit floor, this proved to be another successful DUG conference," said Barry Haest, Hart Energy's Vice President of Events.
The luncheon featuring the makers of the blockbuster hit Lone Survivor and a special showing of the film both had great appeal for attendees. Decorated Navy SEAL (retired) Marcus Lutrell and scriptwriter/director Peter Berg talked about behind-the-scenes details before the crowd. Lutrell joked the movie was as close as possible to actual events while still maintaining the safety of the actors.
On behalf of conference sponsors, Hart Energy CEO Rich Eichler presented Lutrell with a $25,000 donation to the Lone Survivor Foundation, benefitting wounded service members and their families. The parents of Danny Dietz, a Navy SEAL killed during the mission portrayed in the movie, were special guests at the luncheon and also received a $25,000 donation to foundations formed in Dietz’s honor.
Attendees heard from a host of industry experts including opening keynote speaker Harold Hamm, Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources. Continental Resources is the largest producer in the Bakken and is aggressively implementing its strategy to continue increasing its oil production. Chairman and CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp., Jim Volker served as the closing keynote speaker on the first day and provided highlights of Whiting’s enviable position as the premiere new play finder in the Rockies.
Every DUG event delivers a highly effective mix of data, insight and forecasts about financing, exploration, drilling, production, and delivery; presented by esteemed industry leaders. The next Hart Energy conference in the popular series will be DUG Permian Basin on May 20-22 at the Forth Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
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