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Agenda




Monday, July 16

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Pre-Conference Seminar:
The Bakken In the Global Gas Marketplace*

*Pre-Conference Seminar cost is $95.00
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Welcoming Remarks And Editorial Update
Arena
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, North American Shale magazine
1:10 pm – 1:35 pm
Staying Ahead Of The Curve: Lessons Learned About Industry and Operations From A Career Built In The Bakken
Arena
  • Joel Brown, Reservoir Engineer and Partner, McKenzie Minerals Management
1:35 pm – 2:00 pm
Realities and Opportunities in the Midstream and Shale Gas Space
Arena
  • Andy Ptacek, Director of Research, East Daley Capital
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aerial Bakken Insight: How 3 Major ND Entities Are Collaborating With Drones To Monitor and Service Oilfield Infrastructure
Arena
  • Kathy Neset, President, Neset Consulting
  • Matt Dunlevy, President, SkySkopes
  • Kevin McGlaughlin, EHS Supervisor, Hess Corp.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Refreshment Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Constructing The Future: McKenzie County’s Largest Employer Explains Trends In Oil and Gas Country
Arena
  • Andrew Bargelski, Project Coordinator, Delta Constructors
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bakken Outlook: Medium-Term Activity, Pressure Pumping Supply, Gas Capture Expectations
Arena
  • Thomas Jacob, Senior Analyst of Shale Research, Rystad Energy
4:30 pm
Preconference Seminar Adjourns

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Community BBQ Meet-Up (Open to the Public) in the Expo (Learn More)
Field House
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Tuesday, July 17

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
Field House
7:30 am – 6:30 pm Expo Open
Field House
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Arena
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, North American Shale magazine
8:40 am – 9:10 am Keynote Presentation
Arena
  • Operator Focus: Mainstay Bakken E&P Oasis Petroleum Explains Current, Future Intentions
    Jason Swaren, Vice President of Operations, Oasis Petroleum
9:10 am – 10:00 am The Bakken Pipeline Quest: How Researchers, E&Ps And Midstreams Players Are Finding, Testing and Deploying New Tools For Leaks And Detection
Arena
  • Jay Almlie, Principal Engineer, Mid/Downstream Oil & Gas Group Lead, Energy & Environmental Research Center
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
Field House
10:30 am – 11:00 am The Bakken vs The Permian: Making The Case For the Williston
Arena
  • Pablo Prudencio, Upstream Analyst, Wood Mackenzie
11:00 am – 11:30 am Drilling Through The Downturn: How Ulterra Drilling Expanded Operations During Low Oil
Arena
  • Aron Deen, Director of Business Development, Ulterra
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Building The Legacy: The Impact Of Tech And Policy On Production Efficiencies In The Bakken
Arena
  • Akash Sharma, Petroleum Engineer Analyst, Drillinginfo
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
Field House
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Case Studies Show The Way: Field-Proven Strategies That Could Change Fracking, Flaring and Remediation
Arena
  • In the Bakken or the Permian, Revenue Sharing Plans For Flared Gas
    Jeff Voorhis, Principal Engineer, Hy-Bon Engineering
  • Slicker Than Slickwater: The Next Stage of Friction Reducers For Fracturing Fluids
    Mark Van Domelen, Vice President of Technology, Downhole Chemical Solutions
  • Remediation of Crude Release Via Dual-Phase Extraction
    Rob Rebel, Senior Engineer, LT Environmental Inc.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
Field House
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Boomtown 2.0: The New Realities For Real Estate, Roads And Community Enhancement
Arena
  • Riding The Upswing: Minimizing Risk and Spotting Opportunities in Bakken Shale Play Real Estate
    Mike Elliott, Founder & Managing Principal, Energy Real Estate Solutions
  • Oil Resurgence and Downtown Revitalization
    Muriel Lippert, Building Manager, The Renaissance Companies
  • Finding The Opening: Possibilities and Opportunities for the former Williston Airport Space
    Shawn Wenko, Executive Director, Williston Economic Development
  • How Watford City and McKenzie County Can Meet The Needs of the Oil Industry
    Daniel Stenberg, Economic Development Coordinator, Watford City Economic Development
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
Field House
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Wednesday, July 18

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
Field House
7:30 am – 1:30 pm Expo Open
Field House
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome and Day Two Remarks
Arena
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, North Amerian Shale magazine
8:40 am – 9:00 am Special Conversation
Maintaining The Momentum In The Bakken
Arena
  • Kelly Armstrong, North Dakota Republican Candidate Running for the U.S. House of Representatives
9:00 am – 10:00 am Securing Future Workforce: New Industry Initiatives For Educating and Sharing Opportunities With The Next Wave
Arena
  • Moderator: Dale Patten, President, McKenzie County Job Development Authority
  • Darius Frick, Western Williston Basin District Superintendent, Whiting Petroleum
  • Linda Pitman, Williston Basin Regional Manager, Equinor (formerly Statoil)
  • Pat Bertagnolli, HR Director Rocky Mountain Division, Nuverra Environmental Solutions
  • Steve Holen, Superintendent, McKenzie County Public School District
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
With Special Address From North Dakota Lt. Governor Brent Sanford
Field House
10:30 am – 10:50 am Electrification Of The Oilfield: New Approaches To A Never-ending Problem
Arena
  • The New Economics of Field Power
    Thomas Poteet, Chief Technology Officer, Mesa Natural Gas Solutions
10:50 am – 11:10 am Managing Well Site Flows
Arena
  • Innovation in Wireless Distributed Flow Measurement
    Brian Dewald, Technical Outside Sales Representative, MRC Global
11:10 am – 12:00 pm Enhancing The Type Curve: New Production Optimization Techniques For The Bakken
Arena
  • Chemical Optimization: Delivery Method and Measurement to Ensure Chemistry Effectiveness
    Ian Black, Chief Technology Officer, FlowCore Systems LLC
  • Advancements in Application Provide a Cradle-to-Grave Scale Inhibitor Offering
    Lisa Holding Eagle, Senior Technical Lead, Nalco
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
Field House
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm The Future Of The Bakken: Technology, Strategies and Research Destined For The Bakken 
Arena
  • Bakken EOR Model for a Pilot Injection Project
    Todd Hoffman, Professor, Montana Tech
  • Production Enhancements in Tight Oil Reservoirs
    Cooper Mazon, Reservoir Solutions, Nalco Champion
  • Mobile, Mini-LNG and NGL Stripping Plants For Flare Gas Reduction and Monetization
    Jeremy Dockter, Managing Director, Expansion Energy
3:00 pmConference Adjourns
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