Noble Energy's Davidson to Open DUG Bakken Conference in Denver

HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles D. Davidson, chairman and CEO, Noble Energy, will deliver the opening keynote address at Hart Energy's Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Bakken and More conference, May 29-31, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Davidson will discuss Noble Energy's resource developments in the Niobrara, the hydrocarbons the play is giving up, further plans, and its weighting within the producer's global exploration portfolio. Plus, he will give a peek at the company's new Tertiary Elko exploration in northeast Nevada. Davidson is scheduled to give his remarks on Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m.

DUG Bakken, previously known as the DUO (Developing Unconventional Oil) conference, focuses on the Bakken, the emerging Niobrara, and oil- and liquids-rich resource plays throughout the region. High-potential targets in the Denver-Julesburg, Uinta, Piceance, Powder River, and Green River basins, drilling and completion best practices, and midstream challenges are examined.

Other DUG Bakken speakers confirmed to date include:

  • James Volker, chairman and CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.
  • Taylor Reid, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Oasis Petroleum Inc.
  • Rob Turnham, president and chief operating officer, Goodrich Petroleum Corp.
  • John B. Curtis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of geology & geological engineering director, Potential Gas Agency, Colorado School of Mines
  • John Miller, vice president, industrial products sales, BNSF Railway

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Hart Energy hosts the world's largest series of unconventional resource conferences. In 2012 alone, Hart Energy conferences welcomed 15,000-plus attendees and more than 1,700 exhibitors and sponsors to its events.

About Hart Energy

For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering news and technology for energy investors and executives. The Houston-based company publishes Oil and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL, online data services (,,, and industry newsletters, and provides research and consulting services. With its successful DUG™ conference series, maps, playbooks, and research studies, Hart Energy offers exceptional depth in unconventional resources information. Visit for more information.

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