Hal Kvisle, Michael Culbert Join DUG Canada Agenda

Hal Kvisle, Michael Culbert Join DUG Canada Agenda

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hart Energy and the Canadian
Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) announced today that Hal Kvisle,
CEO, Talisman Energy; and Michael Culbert, President and CEO, Progress Energy;
will present at the 2nd annual Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Canada
conference and exhibition, Feb. 25-27, at the TELUS Convention Centre, in
Calgary, Alberta.

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Kvisle will close the conference on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with "Canada's
Future," explaining the changing dynamics in gas and liquids in North America
that affect both supply and markets, and how they will shape the oil and gas
world over the next decade.

Culbert also will present on Feb. 27. He will provide insight into the drivers
behind the Progress/Petronas joint venture, their development plans, proposed
LNG pipeline, and facility project.

The DUG Canada program will examine liquids-rich plays — the Duvernay, Bakken,
Montney, and emerging horizontal oil plays. The conference will spotlight the
politics, people, capital, and strategies needed to encourage Canadian
resource development.

To date, speakers confirmed include:

  *Ken Hughes, Minister of Energy, Province of Alberta
  *John W. Gibson Jr., President and CEO, Tervita
  *Shinya Miyazaki, CEO, Diamond Gas Management Canada Ltd.
  *Fernando Aguilar, CEO, Calfrac Well Services
  *Ken Paulson, Chief Operating Officer, BC Oil & Gas Commission
  *Donna Garbutt, President, Schlumberger Canada Ltd.
  *Ian Anderson, President, Kinder Morgan Canada
  *Brad Lock, Senior Vice President, Keyera Corp.
  *Andy Evans, Senior Vice President and Director, ARC Financial
  *Richard Dunn, Vice President, Regulatory and Government Relations, Encana
    Corp.
  *Mike Wood, Vice President, Canadian Shale Division, Talisman Energy
  *John Moon, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Equity
  *William A. Marko, Managing Director, Jefferies & Co.
  *Victor Ojeda, Managing Director, LNG Canada Project, Shell Canada Ltd.
  *Gibson Scott, Director - Energy Research, ITG Inc.
  *Greg Haas, Manager of Research, Hart Energy
  *Brendan McCracken, Duvernay Team Lead, Encana Corp.

DUG Canada delivers a uniquely targeted program and outstanding networking
opportunities for investors, producers, midstream operators, service companies
— anyone who focuses on Canada's emerging resource plays.

For details on all the speakers and agenda, please visit dugcanada.com.

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
(OilandGasInvestor.com, UGcenter.com, A-Dcenter.com), 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
hartenergy.com for more information.

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About CSUR
The Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) is a not-for-profit
society, registered in the Province of Alberta since 2002. The organization
encourages the development of Canada's unconventional hydrocarbon resources,
focusing on: natural gas from coal; tight gas sands and carbonates; shale gas;
and gas hydrates; and more recently light tight oil. CSUR provides information
about these unconventional resource sources and strives to increase
communication between the industry and the provincial and federal governments,
stakeholders, and First Nations. Visit csur.com for more information.

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CONTACT: Susan D. Emfinger
         Hart Energy
         tel +1.713.260.1069
        
         Carrie Willemsen
         CSUR
         tel +1.403.233.9298, ext. 226

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