SEAL Team 6 Former Team Leader Joins DUG Eagle Ford Conference

HOUSTON, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hart Energy announced today that Robert J. O'Neill, former team leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and member of elite SEAL Team 6, will provide the luncheon keynote address at the 4th annual Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Eagle Ford conference and exhibition, Sept. 17-19, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

O'Neill, who will speak on Sept. 18, is one of the most decorated combat veterans of our time. He has been deployed more than a dozen times and has held combat leadership roles in 400-plus combat missions in four different theaters of war.

"We are extremely honored to welcome Rob O'Neill to our upcoming conference," said Barry J. Haest, director of events for Hart Energy. "His service to our nation has been remarkable, and we are excited to have him share his experiences with our audience."

The DUG Eagle Ford conference and exhibition attracts more than 4,000 executive- and senior-level executives, offering both upstream and midstream program tracks, technology, and provider exhibits. To learn more, visit

The company's successful DUG™ conference series is the largest unconventional resource events in the world. In 2012, Hart Energy conferences welcomed 17,000-plus attendees. DUG Eagle Ford, along with DUG East, were recently recognized as a Top 25 Fastest Growing Trade Show by Trade Show News Network, the world's leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition, and event industry.

About Hart Energy

For nearly 40 years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering energy news and technology for investors and executives. The Houston-based company produces magazines (Oil and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL), online information services (,, and, and industry newsletters, and provides upstream and downstream energy research and downstream consulting services. Hart Energy boasts exceptional strength in unconventional resources, e.g., its Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) conference series, its North American Shale Quarterly data service, and more. Visit for more information.

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