• Bakken Connect


Tuesday, July 16

9:00 am – 9:10 am Opening Remarks from Event Organizers
  • Luke Geiver, Editor, North American Shale Magazine
9:10 am – 9:40 am Keynote Presentation
The State Of The Bakken
  • Brent Sanford, Lieutenant Governor, State of North Dakota
9:40 am – 10:30 am Innovation in Bakken Research: University- and Industry-Led Efforts to Solve Big Problems and Prepare the Next Generation of Bakken Leaders
    The University of North Dakota Petroleum Engineering Department and the Industry Advisory Committee, including insight from members that include
    • Moderator: Luke Geiver, Editor, North American Shale Magazine
    • Mehdi Ostadhassan, Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota Petroleum Engineering
    • Tyson Page, Production Supervisor, Marathon Oil
    • Will Whitley, Senior Artificial Lift Production Advisor, Oasis Petroleum
    • Karthik Balaji, Doctoral Student, University of North Dakota Petroleum Engineering
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Year In Review: Drones In The Bakken

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  • Matt Dunlevy, President & CEO, SkySkopes
11:00 am – 11:30 am Artificial Intelligence in the Oilfield: How Machine Learning and IoT Will Impact the Bakken
  • Brian Arnst, Director of Optimization, Ambyint
11:30 am – 12:00 pm Case Study: Proving How Bakken Flaring Tech Can Power Big Data’s Needs
  • Cully Cavness, President, Crusoe Energy
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Expo Open
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
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1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Listen to the Rock: Why New Downhole Modeling and Information is Changing Drilling and Completion Strategies
  • Pascual Reyes Aguirre, Technical Completions Advisor, Drill2Frac
    Advances in Completions Engineering Based On The Rock’s Mechanical Specific Energy
  • Michael Holmes, CEO, Digital Formation
    Interval Completion Strategies: New Models Help Distinguish Organic and Inorganic Porosity of the Williston Basin To Determine Which Stages Are Best To Stimulate
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

How to Save $187 million: The Real Story of the Missouri River Minerals lawsuit

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  • Terrance W. Moore, Attorney, Hellmuth & Johnson
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
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3:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Impact of Changing Regulations On The Bakken
  • Joyce Ryel, Vice President of HSEQ, Fortis Energy Services
    How Effective Is An Alliance Between the Oil and Gas Industry and OSHA?
  • Additional Speakers to Be Announced
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Revealing the Hidden Bakken Gems: New Technologies Quietly Reshaping Daily Field Operations
  • Sven Olson, Senior Consultant, Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.
    Multiphase Pumping Approaches To Enhance Early and Late Production Metrics In Bakken Wells
  • Noel McKim, Engineering Manager, Meyer Services Inc.
    Spyder Manifold Systems: Eliminating Valve Failures and Inefficient Frac Jobs
  • Blake Canham, Regional Manager, UE Systems Inc.
    Ultrasonic Assisted Lubrication To Improve Oilfield Equipment Life
  • Leandro Perello, Product Manager, Unconventional Technologies, Tenaris
    New Fit-For-Purpose Testing of OCTG Connections: How It Impacts Shale Well Integrity
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm BBQ Meet-Up in the Expo
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Wednesday, July 17

8:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast in the Expo
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8:00 am - 1:30 pm Expo Open
9:05 am – 9:35 am Inside the Mind of a Bakken Analyst and Investor Circa 2019
  • Will Russell, Business Development Executive, Strategic Project Solutions Inc.
  • James Choo, Project Production Institute Technical Committee Member, Strategic Project Solutions Inc.
9:35 am – 10:00 am

Unprecedented Perspective: How Northern’s Non-Op Asset Portfolio Can Reveal Major Drilling, Completion And Acreage Focus Trends In The Bakken

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  • Nick O’Grady, Chief Financial Officer, Northern Oil & Gas Inc.
10:00 am – 10:40 am Nothing To Waste: Out-of-Basin Resource Recovery And Reuse Options For Bakken Water, Sand Operations
  • Justin Lemon, Business Development Manager, CP Energy Services
    Separating Sand, Water, Oil and Gas Onsite to Eliminate Four-Phase Separator
  • William Toomey, Technical Advisor, Valudor Products, LLC
    Optimizing Resource Recovery & Water Reuse
10:40 am – 11:00 am How Blockchain Technology Is Impacting The Shale Field: Lessons From a Water Hauling Operation
  • Rana Basu, Chief Operating Officer, Ondiflo
    Legally Enforceable Field Automation: Lessons Learned from the Water Hauling Supply Chain
11:00 am – 11:30 am Learnings From Outside The Play: How High Temperature Produced Water Pipelines Are Changing Eagle Ford Water Operations And How They Could Be Applied In The Bakken
  • Wes Long, Technical Projects Director, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Advancements in Optical Gas Imaging

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  • Nate Wilcox, Regional Sales Manager for Oil & Gas/Digital Oilfield, FLIR Systems Inc.
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
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1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Roundtable Discussion: Leaders of the Bakken Talk State of The Play

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1:30 pm Conference Adjourns
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