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2016 WBPC Presentations


Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Investing Forward: Strike Point - When is it time?

Future Housing in the Bakken - Andrew McGeorge, Principal, Monday Properties

State of the US A&D Market - Nick Woodruff, Director, RBC Richardson Barr (NOT AVAILABLE)

Invest Manage & Survive the Oil Market Cycle

Jim Arthaud, CEO, MBI Energy (NOT AVAILABLE)

Ernie Graham, President, Graham Development (NOT AVAILABLE)

Williston Basin Roundup Panel

Gary Delaney, Saskatchewan Geological Survey (SGS)

Bruce Hicks, North Dakota Dept. of Mineral Resources


         Bakken Transportation & Value Added Bakken

Justin Kringstad, Director, North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Dakota Access Pipeline - Joey Mahmoud, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Energy Transfer Partners

Bakken LNG Powers Bakken Midstream - Mark Glaze, Business Development Manager, Aggreko LLC and Randy Hull, VP of Business Development, Prometheus Energy

Tank Emission Capture with Oxygen Removal for WPX Energy - Peter Mueller, CEO & Co Founder, EcoVapor Recovery Systems

Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota - William Prentice, Chairman & CEO, Meridian Energy Group, Inc.

Managing Tank Vapor and Flare Gas Using Ultrasonic Flowmeters - Mike Hahn, Business Development Manager, GE Oil & Gas

Natural Gas Liquids Panel

Canadian NGL Dynamics - Dinara Millington, Vice President - Research, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Badlands Polyethylene Plant - Mikhail Gurfinkel, Badlands NGL’s, LLC


Pipelines, Reclamation & Safety

A Clear Picture on Liquid Gathering Pipelines in North Dakota - Jay Almlie, Principal Engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center

Advancing Bakken Technology – Crestwood’s New Gathering Pipeline Monitoring System - Robbie McDonough, Vice President of Land & Government Relations, Crestwood Energy Partners

Salt-water Remediation via Electrokinetics - Dustin Anderson, Environmental Scientist, Oasis Petroleum

Whiting's Pipeline Monitoring and Line Locating Strategy - Phillip Archer, PE, Senior Midstream Manager, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NOT AVAILABLE)

Winter Pipeline Construction Best Management Practices - Dick Vande Bossche, Director of Project Development, ONEOK

Navigating Risk Associated with Crude Oil and Produced Water Releases - Jody Kubitz, Senior Consultant/Principal, Cardno, Inc.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Wednesday Morning Session

Welcome – Ron Ness, President, North Dakota Petroleum Council (NOT AVAILABLE)

National Anthem, Rachel Goettle, University of Mary (NOT AVAILABLE)

Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary (NOT AVAILABLE)

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (NOT AVAILABLE)

Jamshed Merchant, Canada’s Consul General (NOT AVAILABLE)    

Bakken Forward - Lynn Helms, ND Department of Mineral Resources

The Bakken at Current Oil Prices - Jim Volker, President & CEO, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NOT AVAILABLE)

Bakken World Markets & Impacts

U.S. Senator John Hoeven (video) (NOT AVAILABLE)

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (video) (NOT AVAILABLE)

Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank Minneapolis (NOT AVAILABLE)

Outlook from a Supplier’s Perspective - Dave Dunlevy, General Manager, Caterpillar Oil & Gas


Luncheon Keynote

Uncertainty: Business as Usual - Don Hrap, President – Lower 48, ConocoPhillips


Regulatory & Environment

Don Judice, Deputy State Director, Bureau of Land Management – Montana State Office (NOT AVAILABLE)

Bakken Upstream Air Task Force - Joel Noyes, Senior Manager, Government & External Affairs, Hess Corporation

Shaun McGrath, EPA Region 8 Administrator (NOT AVAILABLE)       

Jim Semerad, Manager of Permitting and Compliance, North Dakota Department of Health – Division of Air Quality

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Kipton Wills, Director of Central Region, U.S. Dept. of Transportation – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (NOT AVAILABLE)

Tim Wigley, President, Western Energy Alliance (NOT AVAILABLE)

Simplified Hazmat Disposal - Joe Bowen, President & CEO, USA Energy Corporation (NOT AVAILABLE)


Williston Basin Geology

Temperature Profiles in the Williston Basin of North Dakota - Mark McDonald, Geologist, ND Geological Survey

Activation Energy Data in the Bakken Petroleum System - Steve Nordeng, Associate Professor, University of North Dakota Geology and Geological Engineering

Saltwater disposal into the Dakota Group in western North Dakota - Jeff Bader, Subsurface Geologist, ND Geological Survey

The Industrial Mineral in Brines and Helium Gas Potential in Saskatchewan - Gavin Jensen, Geologist, Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy

Organic-Rich Source Beds in the Red River Formation, Tim Nesheim, Subsurface Geologist, ND Geological Survey (NOT AVAILABLE)

Identification of Residual Oil Zones (ROZs) in the Williston Basin, Wes Peck, Principal Geologist, Energy & Environmental Research Center


Bakken Optimization

CO2 EOR – Elm Coulee Study - Todd Hoffman, Montana Tech

Fracture Flooding - Conrad Ayasse, IOR Canada Ltd.

Bakken Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Panel        

Bakken Refracs - Kumar Ramurthy, Halliburton

Fiber Coil Evaluation of Bakken Fracture Simulation - Neha Sahdev, Halliburton

Application of Diversion Technique in Williston Basin -  Natalia (Natasha) Heaton, Schlumberger Well Services        

Maximizing Bakken Production with Gas Lift - Springbrook Bakken Project - David Hodges,  COO, Zavanna LLC                       

Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Bakken Completions – Aiming for Optimal Design - Mark Lenko, Engineering Director, Canadian Discovery Ltd.


Thursday, May 26, 2016


Thursday Morning Session

Welcome – Eric Dille, NDPC Chairman, EOG Resources (NOT AVAILABLE)

Congressman Kevin Cramer (video) (NOT AVAILABLE)

Landowner Relations - North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (NOT AVAILABLE)

Telling Our Story – A Strategic Imperative, Jay Ottoson, President & CEO, SM Energy (NOT AVAILABLE)

Bakken Efficiencies - Gerbert Schoonman, Vice-President, Onshore Bakken Asset, Hess Corporation

Permian vs. Bakken Unique Aspects - Rick Muncrief, President & CEO, WPX Energy

Oil Markets & Price Outlook - John Gerdes, Managing Director and Head of Research, KLR Group

Coaching When it Counts – Lou Holtz (NOT AVAILABLE)


Special Session

Donald Trump, Republican Presidential Candidate