Santos and Senex Execs Lead a Dozen New Speakers on Hart Energy's Agenda for DUG Australia 2014 Conference

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Hart Energy's DUG Australia conference and exhibition is scheduled for 26-28 August 2014 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland.

Hundreds of petroleum industry leaders from Australia, North America and throughout the Asia-Pacific region will hear executive speakers and engage in detailed discussions about Australia’s burgeoning unconventional oil and gas resources developments at the 2nd annual DUG Australia conference and exhibition. Hosted by Hart Energy’s new energy information franchise, Oil and Gas Investor Australia, the event is scheduled for 26-28 August 2014 at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland.

As an opening day keynote speaker, Senex Energy’s CEO Ian Davies will describe the company’s plans for conventional and unconventional oil and gas resource plays like the Patchawarra Trough in the Cooper Basin, where it holds interests in 1.2 million acres.

With operations in the Cooper, Bowen-Surat and Gunnedah basins, market-leader Santos offers a complete view of Australia's gas supply potential. Santos’ General Manager Colin Cruickshank will consider market demand in the greater Asia-Pacific region when he delivers the opening keynote address to conference delegates.

Other industry speakers confirmed to date include:

  •     Gary Evans, Chairman and CEO, Magnum Hunter Resources
  •     Robbert de Weijer, CEO, Armour Energy Ltd.
  •     Richard Stoneburner, Senior Advisor, Pine Brook Partners and Retired President, BHP Billiton Petroleum
  •     Kevin Schepel, Exec. Vice President, ZaZa Energy Corp.
  •     Sudhendu "Kash" Kashikar, Vice President, MicroSeismic Inc.
  •     Ray James, Managing Director, Icon Energy Ltd.
  •     Phil Thick, Managing Director, New Standard Energy
  •     David Wrench, Managing Director, Strike Energy Ltd.

“Last year, the inaugural DUG Australia conference afforded more than 400 industry professionals opportunities to hear and meet leaders in the unconventional resource movement,” said Michael Silber, Managing Director, Hart Energy Australasia. “The 2014 conference agenda has been expanded to include more operational case studies—both from Australia and North America—and important discussions about how technologies influence growth in this sector.”

Registration for DUG Australia: Rising Opportunity, Rising Activity is open. Attendees can take advantage of super early bird discounts until June 27. To view the full agenda, visit

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