[I am heading for the annual Bakken Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota on Saturday. In 1880’s, the State of Wisconsin developed what they called the Wisconsin Idea: Close cooperation between state government, higher education and the private sector. In truth, North Dakota has come much closer to the Wisconsin Idea of state cooperation than the Badger State. In addition, North Dakota is a humble state with big ambitions and really smart leaders. Steve]
2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week, More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota. “The Bakken Vs. The World”
[This conference promises to be even better than last year, with a pre-conference seminar titled, The Bakken Vs. The World. Steve]
SOURCE: BBI International
July 11, 2017
2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week
More Than 400 Industry Professionals Set to Gather in Bismarck, North Dakota
BISMARCK, ND – (July 11, 2017) – The 3rd Annual Bakken Conference & Expo will begin Monday, July 17th at the Bismarck Events Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Produced by BBI International and North American Shale magazine, the event is expected to draw 400+ shale oil industry professionals, including representatives from major operating producers, completion companies and active drillers. The event will include nearly 70 exhibitors, making this the largest Bakken-focused conference in North America this year.
The conference agenda includes more than 60 speakers, focusing on operator updates, investor perspectives and technology trend explanations. “The diversity of speakers we’ve assembled will provide attendees with a full overview of what is currently happening in the Bakken,” says John Nelson, director of marketing and sales at BBI International. “In the past two years, the Bakken play has experienced some exciting changes despite low crude prices. This event will highlight what’s new in the Bakken and how to navigate the play in the future.”
- The 2017 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from speakers focused on the following:exploration and production trends
- new completion strategies for improved production
- infrastructure and construction updates
- logistical challenges
- investor perspective
- new product and technology offerings
“As Bakken-focused businesses continue to navigate this new era of shale energy development, three themes continue to emerge: how to find efficiencies, how to reduce operating costs, and how to thrive in an ever-changing oil and gas market. We’ve worked with industry leaders to find the stories and presentations that show what efficiency and cost-reduction efforts look like,” says Luke Geiver, program director of The Bakken Conference & Expo and editor of North American Shale magazine. Featured throughout the agenda are multiple case studies and perspectives offering proven results by operators, service providers and new technology firms. “Because the event mimics the content of our print publication, attendees will receive valuable insight on multiple elements of the Bakken play.”
New this year is a pre-conference seminar titled, The Bakken Vs. The World. The one-day event includes perspectives from multiple entities that are currently working in and out of the Bakken. The agenda is designed to give attendees perspective on what investors, businesses, jobseekers, regulators and others think about when they think of the Bakken, Permian or other shale plays. Presentations from investor analysts, regulators, multi-play service and operations firms, job service personnel and community leaders will highlight what’s better, what’s different and what needs to change in the Bakken.
To view the agenda, visit www.TheBakkenConference.com.
About North American Shale magazine:
North American Shale magazine is a print and online publication focusing on exploration & production, logistics, infrastructure & construction, and products & technology across the entire North American shale scene—including the Bakken, Permian, Eagle Ford, SCOOP/STACK and others. Readers gain knowledge on the most important industry & community news, data, events and policy affecting companies doing business or looking to do business in unconventionals. North American Shalemagazine’s readership includes oil & gas executives, drilling contractors, legislators, industry suppliers, organizations and key-decision makers working in shale energy. The magazine is printed 6 times per year.
About BBI International:
BBI International produces globally recognized energy events and trade magazines. BBI owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo and its allied regional events, as well as the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world—the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW)—and the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The company publishes North American Shalemagazine, Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pellet Mill Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.