More than 2,100 registered attendees are expected to log-on the first-ever DUG Midcontinent Virtual Conference today. Presentations and discussions from speakers representing the top producers, midstream operators, technology providers and analysts in the basin will be available over two days beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 at

The first day speakers are:

  • Harold Hamm, founder and executive chairman of Continental Resources Inc.;
  • Tom Petrie, chairman of Petrie Partners; 
  • Brook Simmons, president of The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma;
  • Marshall Adkins, managing director and head of investment banking of Raymond James;
  • Ward Polzin, CEO of Camino Natural Resources LLC;
  • Steve Dixon, chairman and CEO of Tapstone Energy LLC;
  • Calvin Cahill, president and CEO of Calyx Energy III LLC;
  • Raoul LeBlanc, vice president of financial services and North American onshore for IHS Markit;
  • Jenna Robertson, SlicFrac product line manager at Thru Tubing Solutions; and
  • Joshua Haugan, business development manager at Aggreko.

A full agenda, including day two, is available at

Complimentary registration is made possible by DUG Midcontinent sponsors and can be found at

Hamm will be featured in a special fire-side chat with Oil and Gas Investor’s Editor-at-Large Nissa Darbonne. Hamm, an America shale pioneer and advocate for the industry, weighs in on the upcoming election following Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate. 

He also talks about Continental’s journey back after the massive shut-ins the industry experienced in the spring. “We’re back in a groove again,” Hamm said.  In addition, he discusses the current acquisition and divestitures market.

You’ll also find out if he answers Darbonne’s “burning question” about Continental’s exploration. 

Hamm also opines on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on McGirt vs Oklahoma, which rules much of eastern Oklahoma remain a reservation under tribal control.

Meanwhile, Simmons, whose association works closely with Five Tribes leaders, takes a deeper dive in the fallout of the ruling. “We do know that there will be people who try to capitalize on [McGirt vs Oklahoma],” he said, pointing out that state and industry leaders have a long history of cooperative efforts with the state’s 39 tribes.

On a macro-level, Petrie offers up a bit of certainty to the uncertainty of today’s global geopolitical landscape in the wake of OPEC+ actions and demand loss from COVID-19.

Raymond James’ Adkins tells why the fundamental outlook for oil has improved meaningfully over the last few months. 

Polzin, Dixon and Cahill continue DUG Midcontinent’s tradition of featuring the top active producers in the basin. Each gives the lowdown on their respective companies initiatives and future plans for the basin.

LeBlanc spends his time on the ever-important subject of well interference, and Thru Tubing’s Robertson discusses mid-stage stimulation diversion for achieving maximum cluster efficiency.

Finally, Agrekko’s Haugan offers up the day one technology spotlight explaining how a major operator reduced its lease operating expenses with scalable power systems.