PetroChina, Pangaea Executives Join DUG Australia Speaker Slate

PetroChina, Pangaea Executives Join DUG Australia Speaker Slate

HOUSTON, July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zhou Zhibin, vice president for
PetroChina Southwest Oil & Gasfield Co., and Andrew R. Scott, senior technical
advisor for Pangaea Resources Pty. Ltd., have joined the esteemed speakers
scheduled to address delegates at Hart Energy's inaugural DUG Australia
conference and exhibition 27-29 August in Brisbane's Royal International
Convention Centre.

China's economic growth dominates energy demand discussions and PetroChina's
Zhou will address the country's progress in seeking unconventional production.
Pangaea holds extensive acreage in the Northern Territory and Western
Australia with strong prospects for shale gas and oil. Scott will discuss
specifics of these unique resource plays.

DUG Australia brings market-leading information on CSG, shale, and tight sands
development to producers, the financial community, technical service
providers, pipeline operators, policymakers, and other professionals. Leading
speakers include pioneers in North America's shale revolution: Bruce Vincent,
president, Swift Energy Co.; Richard Stoneburner, president (ret.), North
America shale production division, BHP Billiton Ltd.; Gary Evans, president
and CEO, Magnum Hunter Resources Corp; and Doug Brooks, chief executive for
Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd.

  *Vincent, former chairman, Independent Petroleum Association of America
    (IPAA), will open DUG Australia with stakeholder and community relations
    insights from shale and tight formation plays. 
  *Stoneburner, former president and COO of Petrohawk (a leading shale
    explorer), will discuss formation evaluation, drilling/completion
    innovations, and go-to-market strategies.
  *Evans will examine results of Magnum Hunter's work in the most prolific
    U.S. unconventional plays: the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and Utica.
  *Brooks will share his perspective on what has worked (or not) in North
    American shale development and how these lessons transfer to Australia.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  *Kathryn Klaber, CEO, Marcellus Shale Coalition
  *Diana Hoff, vice president, technical and engineering, Santos Ltd.
  *Bill Marko, managing director, Jefferies & Co.
  *David Wrench, managing director, Strike Energy Ltd.
  *David Breeze, executive director, Advent Energy Ltd.
  *Brad Lingo, managing director, Drillsearch Energy Ltd.
  *Paul Bloxham, chief economist, Australia and New Zealand, HSBC Bank
    Australia Ltd.
  *Chris Robart, partner, PacWest
  *Don Schofield, president, Linc Energy Ltd.
  *Phil Thick, managing director, New Standard Energy
  *Neil Tupper, general manager, exploration and geoscience, AWE Ltd.
  *Kip Ferguson, executive vice president of exploration, Magnum Hunter
    Resources Corp.
  *William Haskett, senior principal, energy strategy, Decision Strategies
  *Paul Johnson, MBE, energy resource supplier advocate, Australian
    Government
  *Billy Ray Smith, senior business development manager, Australia,
    Halliburton Co.
  *Shane Charles, CEO, Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise
  *Ross Millan, senior analyst, Australasia, Wood Mackenzie
  *Andrew Buffin, reservoir development manager, Baker Hughes
  *Tony Regan, principal consultant, Tri-Zen International Pte Ltd
  *Michael D. Zuber, advisor, unconventional gas, Asia area, Schlumberger
  *Mark Dempsey, senior managing director, head of oil & gas, Asia &
    Australia, Macquarie Capital
  *Dan Paul Smith, senior vice president, NSAI
  *John G. Hattner, senior vice president, NSAI

About Hart Energy

For nearly 40 years, Hart Energy has delivered leading insights to the global
energy industry. The Houston-based company publishes print (such as Oil and
Gas Investor magazine), online media, and data services across the energy
value chain; hosts international conferences (such as Developing
Unconventionals [DUG™] series); and offers GIS and mapping solutions. The firm
provides research and consulting services, including the North American Shale
Quarterly research platform, whose independent production and midstream
forecasts are relied upon by industry operators and investors using the
Bloomberg Tradebook platform. For more information, visit hartenergy.com.

CONTACT: Greg Salerno
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