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2015 Bakken Conference & Expo To Kick Off With Presentations From Industry Experts And Major Energy Firms


Produced by BBI International and /The Bakken/ Magazine, the second annual Bakken Conference & Expo will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the Bakken shale play.

GRAND FORKS, ND – BBI International will be hosting the 2nd annual Bakken Conference & Expo North Dakota’s premier shale oil event produced by /The Bakken/ magazine next week, July 27-29 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. With more than half of presentations being delivered by presidents, CEOs, or directors, the 2015 agenda features more than 70 technical presentations covering the latest innovations and developments in shale oil extraction, is tightly focused on cutting-edge technological developments in the industry, and highlights the latest changes in government policy.

The three-day event will be keynoted by Continental Resources vice president of operations, Gary Gould, who will deliver an update on the unique projects underway and planned for one of the Bakken’s most prominent producers. Gould also has new perspective gleaned from his company’s internal research team on a nationwide issue: Lifting the U.S. crude export ban.

“The 2015 version of our event will showcase the topics, trends and stories that will usher in a new era of Bakken production and development,” says Luke Geiver, program director of the Bakken Conference & Expo and editor of /The Bakken/ magazine.

The Monday portion of the three-day event will focus on infrastructure issues important to the Bakken, including: rail, pipeline, water, gas processing, fleet transportation, power and commercial construction. The single-day seminar, “The Bakken’s Backbone also features never-before delivered presentations on the future economics of the Bakken. Before the opening ceremonies conclude on Monday evening, a special presentation titled, “Bakken Workforce Update,” will describe employment trends, challenges and opportunities for every entity tied to the Bakken.

“Our team has established an extensive and impressive lineup to kick-off the first day of the conference. The Bakken’s Backbone seminar will give attendees an overview on infrastructure needs and projects pertinent to the Bakken,” Geiver says. “We’re excited for our day to come full-circle with a panel of experts—including a joint presentation from Michael Ziesch of North Dakota Labor Market Information Center and Cindy Sanford of Job Service Customer Service Office in Williston, along with a major Bakken energy services firm—providing insight on the state of the Bakken workforce.”

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