Welcome to DUG Bakken and Niobrara - Hart Energy
DUG Bakken and Niobrara
March 15-16, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Colorado Convention Center
Register Featured Sponsors
TenarisNetherland, Sewell & Associates (NSAI)Target LogisticsNCS MultistageWhiting Petroleum Corp.Stratas AdvisorsKayne Anderson Energy Funds
Thru Tubing SolutionsMap Oil ToolsAereon (formerly Jordan Technologies)SchlumbergerEagle PipeKLX Energy ServicesBaker HughesLiberty Oilfield ServicesRanger Energy ServicesPropXSentry TechnologiesStrike Energy USACrossfirePrimoris Services CorporationRockPile Energy ServicesMagnum Oil Tools
Operator Sponsors
Anschutz ExplorationTallgrass EnergyNP Resources, LLCEclipse Resources
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Bench Pressing for Stronger Margins

A region on the rise

Plays Covered: Bakken, Three Forks, Niobrara, Codell, Mancos, Parkman, Turner, Frontier

With stabilizing oil prices and substantial midstream takeaway capacity growth throughout the Bakken and Niobrara regions (and more potentially on the way), producers are itching to start completing their backlog of drilled but uncompleted wells (DUCs). Stacked deep with oil-bearing benches, the Bakken and Niobrara are sleeping shale giants ready to rise. Producers continue to hone their time-tested, efficient processes and squeeze every dollar from their best wells as the market shows signs of hope.

The 2017 DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference and exhibition corrals the regions' top players to participate in profound discussions on the current stamina of the industry and what's next for producers in the Rockies and Northern Great Plains. Get the latest production estimates, learn about increasing deal flows and expanding midstream takeaway capacity, and hear the latest forecasts on commodity prices and CAPEX investment. On March 16th, hundreds of oil and gas professionals will gather to listen to 25+ executive-level speakers and meet with leading exhibitors in Denver.

New for 2017 - Efficient One-Day Format -

This year's conference and exhibition will include a focused, one-day format with a chance to hear from and network with the industry's most sought after executives. Invest in one of the most valuable and informative days of the year, where you'll gain market intel from the region’s top public and private producers.


Global Energy Talent Index: How Will The Industry Staff Up?
As the downturn recedes, managing the workforce is once again top of mind for managers and executives. The uncertainties are many: Will skilled talent be available and willing to return to the oil and gas sector? In a generally strong economy, what will it take to compete successfully for employees, who may be soured on the industry?A recent Airswift and Energy Jobline Global Energy Talent Index survey revealed that indeed, many recent graduates look askance at the oil and gas industry, favoring “new, technologically driven green sectors.”

US State Department To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Permit
[Editor's note: This story was updated at  2:53 p.m. CT March 23.]The U.S. State Department will approve on March 24 the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-U.S. Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to two government sources familiar with the process.The move would mark the beginning of the process that could be lengthy and complicated by approvals needed by state regulators and legal challenges.But President Donald Trump, a Republican, supports Keystone and days after he took office in January ordered its construction. That could mean that project, proposed in 2008, will eventually be completed.