Marathon's Roberts Set to Open DUG Eagle Ford

San Antonio event is the largest gathering of industry professionals in the region

Aug 02, 2012, 06:30 ET from Hart Energy

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- David E. Roberts Jr., executive vice president and chief operating officer, Marathon Oil Corp., will deliver the opening keynote to energy professionals at Hart Energy's 3rd Annual Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Eagle Ford conference and exhibition, October 14-16, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

Roberts' remarks, "How Marathon Oil is Proving and Producing the Eagle Ford," will examine the company's leasehold, output, and efforts to grow per-well results. Marathon produces more than 370,000 BOE/D worldwide and forecasts some $4.6 billion in 2012 capex. It plans as many as 2,500 wells in its South Texas play.

Abundant crude, condensate, and NGLs produced in the Eagle Ford are driving both operators and midstream companies to ensure production can be processed and marketed to maximize their margins. Therefore, new this year, DUG Eagle Ford offers both upstream and midstream program tracks and technology provider exhibits.

Other petroleum industry speakers joining Roberts on the agenda include:

  • David Biegler, chairman and CEO, Southcross Energy Partners
  • Allen Gilmer, co-founder, chairman, and CEO, DrillingInfo
  • Bill Deupree, president and CEO, Escondido Resources II
  • Allen Howard, president and CEO, NuTech Energy Alliance
  • Rusty Shepherd, CEO, Momentum Oil and Gas
  • Timothy L. Dove, president and chief operating officer, Pioneer Natural Resources
  • James E. Wade, president and chief operating officer, Copano Energy
  • Bruce H. Vincent, president, Swift Energy

DUG Eagle Ford provides the largest gathering of oil and gas professionals in the region. The eventexamines the Pearsall, Olmos, Escondido, and Austin Chalk — emerging plays which surround the Eagle Ford with new opportunities.

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