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“Gassing Up and New Technology” – Hart Energy’s DUG East Conference Creates VALUE for Participants

May 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 3

Hart Energy’s DUG East Conference Creates VALUE for Participants
By ElizaBeth De Maagd, President, De Maagd Consulting and Hart Energy Representative


Hart Energy is a true global leader in disseminating energy information through publications, data services and conference management. With headquarters in Houston, the company has documented all of the U.S. shale plays by incorporating a wide range of media tools to document, educate and influence decision makers on energy trends, big data, M & A and new technology. Hart Energy’s media include three highly respected and award-winning magazines – E & P, Oil and Gas Investor and Midstream Business. To learn more about Hart Energy, please visit

This year, Hart Energy announced a nationwide “new technology driven” content at their DUG conference events. DUG Technology will be launched at the DUG Permian Basin conference and exhibition on May 23rd in Fort Worth, Texas. Technology programming will also be presented at DUG East, DUG Eagle Ford and DUG Midcontinent. Hart Energy’s Barry Haest, VP of Conferences, shared that “our added technology program will address what engineers, technical personnel and other leaders are looking for what’s working now and what’s ahead in the nation’s leading shale plays.” To view the DUG Technology agenda, please visit

PITTSBURGH, PA is the welcoming host for the DUG East conference on June 19-21, 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. With Marcellus and Utica Shales being prominent plays in the Appalachian region, many operators, engineers, service companies, consultants, regulatory and financial institutions frequently attend and exhibit at this well-known conference. They come to stay current with the newest technologies, gather valuable information, attend presentations by senior leaders in the energy industry, and take advantage of numerous networking opportunities.

Information provides one of the most valuable and effective assets to becoming a leader in the energy industry. Hart Energy’s mission is fostering knowledge sharing by disseminating daily streams of fact-based information through their on-line publication outlets, as well as at their semi-annual conferences in major shale play states. Hart Energy is proud of its dominant role in conference management by providing a robust didactic agenda that serves the needs of diverse conference attendees. Learning opportunities offered during this year’s special DUG Technology programs include input from experienced panelists who will share details of current shale projects and new technologies relevant to “real-life site conditions,” roundtable discussions with Q & A opportunities, and focus-based technical symposiums. The well-rounded agenda will delve into the following topics:

➢ Proppants
➢ Regulatory policies
➢ Well stimulation
➢ Water sourcing, treatment and reuse
➢ Completion optimization
➢ Artificial intelligence and big data

Expert speakers can provide valuable insight at energy conferences by contributing proven strategies based on knowledge and experience, and by instructing others on step-by-step procedures for increasing company growth and profit. Hart Energy specifically selects speakers for their conferences who reflect the needs of attendees, current market trends, the latest technologies, regional infrastructure, and financial and regulatory issues. The 2018 DUG East speaker line-up was carefully selected based on these areas of interest, with special consideration to applying a “new technology focus” for companies conducting business in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. Participants will be able to hear from over 20 senior-level executives in the Northeast region and discover how these knowledgeable professionals are increasing efficiency, decreasing costs and propelling profits. Some of the esteemed speakers selected for the DUG East conference include:

➢ Shawn Deverse, President, Surcon, Ltd. – A MagVar Company
➢ Tim Dugan, COO, CNX Resources Corporation
➢ Mike John, Founder, President, CEO, Northeast Natural Energy
➢ Oleg Tolmachev, VP of Drilling & Completions, Eclipse Resources
➢ Tonya Williams, General Manager, Shell Oil Company
➢ D. Randall Wright, President, Wright & Company, Inc.
➢ Barry Zhang, Founder and CEO, Quantico Energy Solutions

Networking opportunities are extremely important in driving your professional mission and provide guidance and support for your energy industry career. Hart Energy understands that conferences are a perfect place to conduct business transactions, develop new and valuable relationships and revitalize previous partnerships. Hart Energy has organized a strategic agenda and conference management structure that provides a high ROI for attendees and exhibitors. At the DUG East conference attendees can establish important connections with over 2500 oil and gas professionals, with over nine hours of specific networking opportunities. Sponsors and exhibitors will be positioned throughout the convention center allowing attendees to conveniently share “what they do” and create a huge network of oil and gas industry leads, connections and partners. By interacting with well-informed vendors, attendees can learn about new services, innovation and equipment that can benefit their company and they can foster new relationships.

Testimonials of individuals are very important in factoring the true value of attending an energy conference. Hart Energy takes great pride in a tradition of listening to and understanding the needs and concerns of its attendees. Hart Energy would like to share a testimonial that reflects how Hart Energy truly values relationships with exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and speakers.

“The Hart Energy conferences are valued by our company for the opportunity to build relationships, present business information as an exhibitor, and learn about new opportunities throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale industry. As a frequent exhibitor at DUG East and MUM, Appellation Pre-Fab demonstrates our true commitment to our business success and our honorable support to the O & G industry by investing in and participating in a well-respected energy event.” -Sandy Spencer, Business Development Specialist, Appellation Pre-Fab

For more information about Hart Energy, please visit Register today at Use DEMAAGD100 for $100 OFF a Full Conference Pass.

For questions, email (A special thank you to Kate Clark of Hart Energy for background information for DUG Technology)



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