• The Conference


Monday, July 17

12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Pre-Conference Seminar View Agenda
The Bakken Vs The World: How The Bakken Compares To Other Major Shale Plays
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Expo Grand Opening & Welcome Reception
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Tuesday, July 18

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hall C
  • Luke Geiver, Managing Editor, North American Shale magazine
8:15 am – 8:30 am North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
Hall C
8:30 am – 9:00 am Operator Perspective: Abraxas Petroleum
Hall C
  • Robert Watson, President, Abraxas Petroleum
9:00 am – 9:30 am Understanding The Shale Energy Markets
Hall C
  • Reid Morrison, Global Energy Advisory Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
9:30 am – 9:50 am USGS Assessments of Undiscovered Continuous Oil Resources in Williston Basin and Permian Basins
Hall C
  • Stephanie Gaswirth, Senior Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
9:50 am – 10:00 am Surviving And Thriving: Energy Service Firm Considerations In The New Era Of Shale
Hall C
10:00 am – 6:30 pm Expo Open
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Special Presentation and Roundtable Discussion
How Fracking Advancements Have Forever Changed The Bakken
Hall C
  • Leen Weijers, Vice President of Engineering, Liberty Oilfield Services
  • Neil Peterson, Senior Geoscience Advisor, Packers Plus Energy Services
  • Kumar Ramurthy, Technology Manager-Rockies, Halliburton
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
New Strategies To Streamline Bakken Drilling Operations
Hall C
  • Chris James, Drilling Engineer, Moblize
    Lessons Learned About Drilling Efficiency and Costs From A 60-Rig Williston Basin Operation Utilizing Big Data Analytics Platform
  • Mike Dynan, Vice President of Strategic Development, Schramm Drilling
    Next Generation Two-Rig Drilling Concept Proven In Bakken
  • David Kulakofsky, Business Development Manager, Impact Fluid Solutions
    Spacer Technology To Enhance Drilling and Cementing Procedures

The Impact of Methane Regulations: Understanding Emission Measurement Options
Prairie Rose 105
  • Mark Fishburn, District Sales Manager, FLIR Systems
  • Mike McKibben, District Sales Manager, FLIR Systems
    Advantages of Intrinsically Safe Optical Gas Imaging Implementing, Adding or Finding The Right Methane Monitoring Tech
  • Daniel Zimmerle, Senior Research Associate, Methane Emissions Test and Evaluation Center
    Field Trial Results and Solutions From The ARPA-E MONITOR Program

New Trends In Oil Conditioning in North Dakota
Prairie Rose 104
  • Darren Schmidt, Completions Engineer, Statoil
    New Technology For Safe and Cost Effective Oil Conditioning
  • Gene Bittel, Engineer, ETI Engineering
    Oil Treating Variance Solution Case Study Involving Multiple Bakken Well Sites
  • Brian Stanley, Pumping Solution Specialist, DXP Enterprises
    LACT Units Are The Cash Register: How to reduce well pad costs and increase profits
  • James Meyer, Principal Engineer, Aspen Engineering
    How Producers Benefit From The Crude Oil Stabilization And Recovery Process
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break in the Expo
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
Flare Reduction and Utilization: Why These Approaches Have Worked and Why These Could Be Next
Hall C
  • Jeff Voorhis, Regulatory Engineer, Hy-Bon Engineering
    Best Practices To Reduce Venting And Flaring With an Economic Benefit
  • George Chedsey, Vice President, GTUIT
    Getting Full Use From Bakken/Three Forks Associated Gas
  • Loy Sneary, CEO, Gulf Coast Green Energy
    Demonstrated With Hess: Flare Gas To Waste Heat To Power Generation System
  • Robert Zurbin, President, Pioneer Energy
    The New Payback Model For Generating Revenue From Associated Gas
  • Robert Rapier, President, ZHRO Solutions
    Snuffing Out The Flare And Producing Pipeline Quality Methane or Power

Advanced Production Techniques Finding Support In The Bakken
Prairie Rose 105
  • Eric Schmelzl, Vice President of Strategic Business, NCS Multistage
    Efficiently Waterflooding Horizontal Bakken Wells
  • Dongmei Wang, Geological Engineer, University of North Dakota Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering
    Maximizing Oil Production Using Surfactant EOR To Keep Bakken Wells Flowing
  • Murray Reynolds, Director of Technical Services, Ferus Inc.
    New Technology Applications For Carbon Dioxide In Completions And EOR In The Bakken

Realizing Infrastructure and Logistics Sweet Spots
Prairie Rose 104
  • Howard Perko, Director of Engineering, Magnum Geo-Solutions
    Considerations For Long-Term Helical Piers Deployed For Oil/Gas Equipment
  • Richard Stroot, Chief Commercial Officer, Engineered Rail Solutions
    Rail Shipper Optimization Strategies
  • Patrick Walker, CEO, Goodnight Midstream
    Driving Efficiencies In Fluids Management
  • Joe Michels, Managing Principal, Solomon Bruce Consulting LLC
    Reducing Operations Costs Through New Logistics Strategies
  • Jeff Major, Metallurgical Engineer, Maintenance & Turnaround Resource
    Oilfield Infrastructure Maintenance Best Practices
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Networking Reception in the Expo
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Wednesday, July 19

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast in the Expo
7:30 am – 1:30 pm Expo Open
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome and Day Two Remarks
Hall C
  • Luke Geiver, Managing Editor, North Amerian Shale magazine
8:40 am – 10:00 am Special Conversation
In The Aftermath of DAPL: What We Learned, What Still Needs To Change
Hall C
  • Michael Zehr, Federal Policy Advisor, Consumer Energy Alliance
  • Troy Eid, Attorney/Specialist In Native American Law, Greenberg Traurig Law
  • Rob Lindberg, Director, Bakken Backers
  • Craig Stevens, Spokesman, Midwest Alliance For Infrastructure Now
10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break in the Expo
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
The Value and Allure of Bakken Companies In Today’s Market
Hall C
  • Max Dillard, Managing Director, The Dillard Anderson Group
    Values for Oil and Gas Firms At $40 to $50 Oil
  • Michael Roeschenthaler, Business Solutions, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston
    Maximizing Value and Minimizing Risk in Shale-related Insolvencies
Automated And Connected: New Tech For Oilfield Automation and Internet Connectivity Regardless Of Location
Prairie Rose 105
  • Fred Czubba, President, AXE Consulting
    The Intelligent Oilfield and Advanced Production Automation
  • Dan Steele, Director of Business Operations, Automation-X Corp.
    Considerations For Wireless Machine To Machine Communications
  • Scott Crist, CEO, Infrastructure Networks Inc.
    Behind The Scenes With an IoT Provider Present In Bakken, Permian, Eagle Ford
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch in the Expo
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
Case Studies In Safety: Lessons Learned From Mishaps In The Bakken
Hall C
  • Wes Dickhut, Principal Engineer, Braun Intertec
    Geotechnical Considerations For Long Term Well Stability
  • James O'Dwyer, PEC Safety Business Development Representative and Master Trainer
    Accepted Practices On Hydrogen Sulfide Training Programs
  • Derek Sang, Technical Training Manager, Bulwark FR
    Training on the proper Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR/AR Clothing
  • Jim Mueller, Vice President, Team Torque
    Safety & Maintenance In Today’s Energy Industry
Streamlining The Bakken’s Other Wells: New Considerations For Saltwater Disposal
Prairie Rose 105
  • Shawna Bonini, Project Engineer, Newfields Mining & Energy Services LLC
    Strategic Saltwater Disposal Well Planning: Staying Out of Regulatory Hot (And Salty) Water
  • Joe Lanzoni, Engineer, Lightning Eliminators & Consultants Inc.
    The Impact of Lightning On Injection Well Services And Mitigation Strategies
Enhancing Near- and Long-Term Bakken/Three Forks Well Production Curves
Prairie Rose 104
  • Pradeep Dass, President, Can-K Group & Space Engine Systems
    Disruptive Technology in Artificial Lift
  • Bill Quinlan, President, Horizontal Lift Technologies
    Artifical Lifts That Enhance Production Velocity Through Every Foot of Lateral, Curve, Vertical
  • Rob Hari, Vice President of Production Development, HEAL Systems
    Downhole Flow Conditioning Used To Increase Long-Term Production
  • Lisa Holding Eagle, Area Manager for Energy Services, Nalco Champion
    Squeezing The Bakken: Successful Scale Squeeze Programs Lead to Shift In Bakken
3:00 pm Conference Adjourns
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