STI Group Attended and Sponsored The DUG Eagle Ford Conference

STI Group Attended and Sponsored The DUG Eagle Ford Conference
Recently STI Group attended the 4th annual DUG Eagle Ford Conference and Exhibition. It was held in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from Tuesday, September 17th through Thursday, September 19th. The theme of the event was “Tracking Eagle Ford Development – A Liquids Behemoth” and it featured Robert J. O’Neill of SEAL Team Six as the keynote luncheon speaker. The DUG Eagle Ford Conference is a 2013 TSNN Winner, which tracks the top 25 fastest-growing trade shows. STI Group was both an attendant of this event as well as a featured sponsor. Needless to say, it was a very enriching experience and we wanted to share some more information about the world’s largest shale event.

What Is the DUG Eagle Ford Conference?

The DUG brand was launched in 2006 by Hart Energy as a series of conferences designed to focus on the challenges and opportunities present in the industry as they related to identifying and developing unconventional resources. “DUG” is actually an acronym for “Developing Unconventional Gas.”

Crude oil is being discovered in unconventional formations and unconventional drilling techniques are often required to recover it. Thus, the DUG brand has evolved in meaning and purpose to cover “unconventionals” in the broadest sense, including both oil and gas.

Each DUG conference is different because each one is focused on the most timely and important issues currently being experienced in the unconventional resources development sector. This year’s event focused on the capital spending trends, technological breakthroughs, well results, and market options that are currently centered around the Eagle Ford Shale. More than 4,000 high ranking executives from companies in the upstream and midstream sector engaged with this important dialogue . The DUG event also featured a variety of extremely knowledgeable experts and leaders in the industry who spoke on their insights relating to exploration, drilling, production, financial forecasts, and more.

Which Companies Attended the Conference?

The event was attended by a very large pool of key personnel from dozens of small, medium-size, and large companies active in the Eagle Ford Shale in the midstream and upstream industries. In addition to a large and diverse attendance, the event also boasted hosting and sponsorship by some of the biggest names in the oil and gas sector. Below is a non-comprehensive, sampling of several key companies and their involvement i the conference.

Hosted By:

  • Midstream Business
  • Oil and Gas Investor
  • Unconventional Oil & Gas Center
  • E&P

Operator Sponsors:

  • Shining Star Energy
  • Marathon Oil Corporation
  • Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC
  • Carrizo
  • Newfield
  • BHPBilliton
  • Murphy Exploration & Production Co
  • Statoil
  • ZaZa Energy

Featured Sponsors:

  • STI Group
  • Strike
  • Select Energy Services
  • Merrill Lynch
  • C&J Energy Services
  • Sierra
  • Schlumberger
  • RDI
  • Baker Hughes
  • EnCap Investments LP
  • Exterran
  • Frontier Surveying Company
  • McClung Energy Services
  • Tenaris
  • Expro
  • Embraer Executive Jets
  • Newpark Drilling Fluids
  • FMC Technologies
  • Valerus
  • Dragon
  • Drilling Info
  • Magnum Oil Tools International
  • Founders Aviation
  • NSA – Netherland Sewell & Associates
  • Trican
  • Xtreme
  • ULM – Oil Field Services
  • Diverse Energy Systems
  • AES – Safety Services
  • Metallic Building Company
  • Tervita
  • AES Water Solutions
  • Target Logistics
  • Vallourec
  • Quintanila Management Company
  • Cameron
  • Lufkin
  • Emerson
  • Wellbenders Directional Services
  • Wood Group PSN
  • United Rentals
  • Greenwell Energy Solutions
  • Kanon Services LLC
  • Sami
  • HII Technologies INC
  • Gate Guard Services
  • T-Rex Services
  • Aggreko
  • Tablerock Land Services
  • STP – South Texas Power
  • Weatherford
  • Total Energy
  • Sable Companies
  • TEAM Oil Tools
  • Signor
  • Alamo Junction Rail Park
  • Audubon
  • ProTechnics
  • Tiandi
  • Remote Logistics International
  • TGS
  • Precision Drilling
  • Alaska Structures
  • TransWood Carriers Inc
  • Energy Spectrum
  • Amec
  • Independence Oilfield Chemicals
  • PTI
  • Newalta
  • Express Energy Services
  • Tetra
  • PFP Technology
  • Nalco Champion
  • US Steel Tubular Products
  • Swire Oilfield Services
  • Drilformance
  • CDI Energy Products

Who Spoke at the Conference?

The DUG conference provided stimulating, respectful presentations by some of the most esteemed leaders in the industry and covered a wide range of relevant topics as they related to the theme of this year’s event: Tracking Eagle Ford Development – A Liquids Behemoth.

Keynote Luncheon Speaker:

Robert J. O’Neill
Team Leader, Naval Special
Warfare Development Group
SEAL Team Six

Hart Energy, The Company Behind DUG Eagle Ford

Hart Energy is the company which started the DUG Eagle Ford Conference and they are also the curator of the event. Hart Energy is based in Houston and since 1973 they have been a major player in the global energy industry. They produce highly respected and influential industry publications, host several other important conferences besides just the DUG Eagle Ford Conference, and are actively involved in consulting, mapping and data services, and research and analytics. Their goal is to bolster the technology and business practices of the global energy industry, and this year’s DUG Eagle Ford Conference accomplished that in a very admirable way in the sphere of unconventionals. STI Group is pleased to have been a part of this conference and is looking forward to the next event.


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