FORT WORTH, TEXAS—The SuperDUG 2023 oil and gas conference gathered the faithful to this city and its Convention Center for three information-packed days of speakers, sessions, panels, and pronouncements, as well as a trade show and a full slate of off-premises receptions, parties, performances (including Reckless Kelly), and the like. The May 22-24 event produced by Hart Energy included a keynote address by retired 4-star General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe in NATO and once-time candidate for the U.S. Presidency. Clark heads a consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates.
Speakers included Clay Gaspar, COO of Devon Energy; Joe DeDominic, CEO of Anschutz Exploration; Danny Wesson, COO of Diamondback; Will VanLoh, CEO of Quantum Energy; Drew Limbacher, COO of Vencer Energy; Steve Pruett, CEO of Elevation Resources; Kirk Johnson, SVP at ConocoPhillips; Scott Thelander, VP at Earthstone Energy; Cody Campbell, co-CEO of Double Eagle IV; and Tom Petrie, chairman of Petrie Partners. Many other speakers and panelists participated—some 20 hours’ worth in all.
A recurrent theme was refracs. One participant told PBOG Magazine that refracs were “the theme of this conference,” although that assessment was not “official” nor was it anything declared by the organizers. Their theme, which they announced in an elaborate and ambitiously produced opening video presentation, was “American Wildcatters.”
Just the same, it was surprising how often the topic of refracs arose and how positively it was treated. Clay Gaspar, in particular, shared some statistics and projections on the economics of refracs—and they were impressive.
The days were packed with activity and information, and participants generally expressed a sentiment that the conference was good and that business—here and “out there”—was/is good as well.
In the interests of brevity—lacking space here to do justice to an entire conference—we share just some select photos from the proceedings, to impart a flavor of the conference.
Go to Hart Energy’s site (HartEnergyConferences.com) for more information on this event.