Noble Energy's Davidson to Open DUG Bakken Conference in Denver

Noble Energy's Davidson to Open DUG Bakken Conference in Denver

HOUSTON, Feb. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles D. Davidson, chairman and
CEO, Noble Energy, will deliver the opening keynote address at Hart Energy's
Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Bakken and More conference, May 29-31, at
the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Davidson will discuss Noble Energy's resource developments in the Niobrara,
the hydrocarbons the play is giving up, further plans, and its weighting
within the producer's global exploration portfolio. Plus, he will give a peek
at the company's new Tertiary Elko exploration in northeast Nevada. Davidson
is scheduled to give his remarks on Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m.

DUG Bakken, previously known as the DUO (Developing Unconventional Oil)
conference, focuses on the Bakken, the emerging Niobrara, and oil- and
liquids-rich resource plays throughout the region. High-potential targets in
the Denver-Julesburg, Uinta, Piceance, Powder River, and Green River basins,
drilling and completion best practices, and midstream challenges are examined.

Other DUG Bakken speakers confirmed to date include:

  *James Volker, chairman and CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corp.
  *Taylor Reid, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Oasis
    Petroleum Inc.
  *Rob Turnham, president and chief operating officer, Goodrich Petroleum
  *John B. Curtis, Ph.D., professor emeritus of geology & geological
    engineering director, Potential Gas Agency, Colorado School of Mines
  *John Miller, vice president, industrial products sales, BNSF Railway


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Hart Energy hosts the world's largest series of unconventional resource
conferences. In 2012 alone, Hart Energy conferences welcomed 15,000-plus
attendees and more than 1,700 exhibitors and sponsors to its events.

About Hart Energy

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for energy investors and executives. The Houston-based company publishes Oil
and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL, online data services
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successful DUG™ conference series, maps, playbooks, and research studies, Hart
Energy offers exceptional depth in unconventional resources information. Visit for more information.

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