Oil and gas conference begins in OKC

HART’s annual DUG Midcontinent Conference and Exhibition is underway in Oklahoma City.

More than 20 speakers will make presentations about capital sourcing, recipes for superior well completions, mineral rights and midstream infrastructure. They represent companies that perform in the SCOOP, STACK, MERGE and SCORE plays including the Meramec, Sycamore, Caney, Mayes, Osage and Woodford shale formations.

Joshua Lawson, Vice President of Operations, Midcontinent at Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. will make the first presentation at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Gulfport, a longtime Oklahoma-based operator added new Midcontinent roots with an entry into the SCOOP play.

He will be followed at 9:20 am. with a topic about Money and how the SCOOP and STACK are measuring up. Jeff Sieler, Managing Director of Global Energy Group for Citigroup will lead the discussion.

Brendan Curran, Vice President of Geology for FourPoint Energy LLC will hold a 10:40 a.m. discussion on the Western Anadarko and the Granite Wash.

A minerals roundtable on anticipating drilling will be held at 11 a.m. featuring:Will Cullen, Vice President of Business Development for LongPoint Minerals LLC, Blake Harris, the Chief Operating Officer of Case Energy Partners LLC and Shak Ahmed, Senior Research Associate of RS Energy Group.

A presentation at 11:40 a.m. will focus on an Arkoma STACK update by Nathaniel Harding, Founder and President of Antioch Energy LLC.

The afternoon keynote will be made by Wade Hutchings, Senior Vice President  of E and P for Devon Energy Corp. He’ll discuss Devon’s targeting of multiple intervals per unit as it accelerates activity.

Other afternoon presentations will be made by Greg Casillas, President and CEO of Casillas Petroleum Corp and Charles DuginskiChief Operating Officer of Tapstone Energy LLC.

A roundtable discussion will also be held concerning the future of the Anadarko Basin. It will feature Jay Salitza of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Nick Woodruff of RBC Capital Markets and Stephen Beck of Stratas Advisors.

The conference continues through Thursday.