In 2006, Hart Energy launched the DUG brand — a series of conferences focused on the industry's business challenges and opportunities in identifying and developing unconventional resources. Originally "DUG" meant developing unconventional gas — but with the discovery of oil in unconventional formations and the application of unconventional drilling and completion techniques to legacy reservoirs, the DUG brand evolved to mean developing "unconventionals" in the broadest sense.
Each DUG conference is uniquely focused on the most timely and important issues facing unconventional resources development, because they are produced with major input by the industry professionals who understand the issues best. Every DUG event delivers a highly effective mix of data, insight and forecasts about financing, exploration, drilling, production, and delivery, presented by esteemed industry leaders in a respectful, engaging environment.
The DUG conferences have proven to be instrumental in providing opportunities for industry leaders to stay current on emerging unconventional resource markets. Attendees at DUG conferences come from E&P companies, pipeline operators, financial investors, service companies, regulators, policy makers, attorneys and other professional services firms.