DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Exhibition

September 18-19 at the Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio

DUG Eagle Ford is the largest conference with a sole focus on South Texas shale development. The event hosted more than 4,000 attendees and 350+ exhibitors  each of the past two years. The conference is a great place to meet other industry service, sales, and marketing personnel. Depending on your interests, the conference will have a lineup of speakers addressing major issues in both an Upstream track and a Midstream track.

The conference agenda covers the Eagle Ford as well as other oil & gas developments in South Texas.

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Who Attends DUG Eagle Ford?

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It’s a pretty wide range from those that work at local municipalities to managers at major oil companies. Oil & gas conferences in general are largely attended by oilfield service companies, analyst who are researching the play, and other service providers who have an interest in getting in front of the oilfield audience. If you have a business that caters to oilfield service companies, be sure to have your business cards ready. While the large operators are well represented by the panel of speakers, there are usually far fewer with booths in the exhibition hall.

If you plan to attend, Contact Us and include your company name. We’ll be sure to stop by your booth at the conference. Also, fill out our Advertising Form if you’d like to learn more about reaching the oil & gas audience in South Texas.

If you plan on attending, get special rates from the finest hotels in San Antonio at our Eagle Ford Hotels page.


DUG Eagle Ford Conference Agenda

The conference is held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center at 200 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205. A reception is held the night before on the exhibit floor and registration kicks off on Tuesday September 17th. The conference lasts through 12 pm on October 19th.

  • September 17 – Network reception on the exhibit floor
  • September 18 – Registration begins at 7 am, the first speaker starts at 8:30, and the conference last through a network reception held at 5:20 pm
  • September 19 – Breakfast starts at 7:30 and both an Upstream and a Midstream track run until 10 am then speakers will focus on the growing potential of the Eagle Ford and other horizons until the conference concludes at 12:10 pm.

Download the full DUG Eagle Ford 2013 Conference Agenda Here

DUG Eagle Ford is hosted by Hart Energy – You can get more details on the event by calling +1 713.260.6400

If you plan to attend, Contact Us and include your company name. We’ll be sure to stop by your booth at the conference. Also, fill out our Advertising Form if you’d like to expand your reach beyond the event.


  1. Mark Immekus says:

    As the organizer of the DUG Eagle Ford Conference & Expo I believe its important to point out that when you run events in large big city convention centers, like the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, its very difficult to maintain the same dates. We also have to select dates that work with our six other highly successful DUG events. Its not our preference to be on top of the South Texas Oilfield Expo; however, we feel we do not compete entirely on the same level. They do run a great trade show, but we feel we our target audience is completely different. Especially when our event is a conference with a trade show component, and not just a trade show.

    With that said…. The DUG Eagle Ford Conference is a can’t miss event. This year’s event will have over 350 exhibitors, 4,000 attendees and 40 high level industry speakers. DUG Eagle Ford is where you will hear from the CEOs at the companies operating in the play. This year’s special keynote lunch speaker will be Robert J. O’Neill, Team Leader, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and Member, elite SEAL Team 6. We will once again hold a golf tournament to raise money for the Boot Campaign and we give away a house to a wounded hero at the lunch.

  2. As the organizer of the South Texas Oilfield Expo I believe its important to point out the DUG Eagleford organizers moved the 2013 & 2014 dates to coincide with the South Texas Oilfield Expo. We have maintained the same show dates since we introduced the South Texas Oilfield Expo to the Eagleford shale market.

  3. Brittany W. says:

    The paragraph above the dates states that “The conference lasts through 12 pm on Tuesday October 16th.” Is this correct? Or a typo? Thanks.

  4. R. Nicol says:

    I see that the dates for this conference seem to coincide with the South Texas Oilfield Expo (STOE) in Corpus Christi. Is that possible? Why would the event planners do that, I wonder, since they seem to want to attract the same attendees and exhibitors?

    • R.T. Dukes R.T. Dukes says:

      That’s a great question…….I’m guessing they didn’t talk it over with each other. It doesn’t make much sense.

  5. Laurie Reusink says:

    Hi, I am a land owner in Southern Wilson County would it be benefical as a land owner to attend the conference and if so, is there a registration or any other type of fee in order to attend?
    Thank you

  6. alvin gill says:

    Hi Folks , I am a professional vender. I cater to young families with kids. At your convention would you consider a non industry booth.

    • R.T. Dukes RT Dukes says:

      Mr. Gill, I’ve seen a wide variety of vendors at the conference. Everyone from hotels to golf courses and hunting lodges.

    • Mark Immekus says:

      Most of our exhibitors are from within the industry. Non-industry booths will require approval from show management. The booths that RT mentions are trade outs to raise money for The Boot Campaign, which supports our nation’s wounded warriors. The hotels are allowed because one of the major issues in the Eagle Ford is housing for workers.

  7. marcus robbins says:

    Was this in 2012 or is it this upcoming sept?

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