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BBI International

May 29, 2015 10:44 ET

2015 Bakken Conference Announces Pre-Conference Agenda With Special Presentation: "Bakken Workforce Update"

Produced by The Bakken Magazine, The Bakken Oil Conference & Expo Announces Single-Day Seminar With a Special Presentation on the Status of the Current Bakken Workforce

GRAND FORKS, ND--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) -  For the second straight year, The Bakken magazine is hosting a unique event revealing the state of the Bakken shale play -- The Bakken Conference & Expo, July 27 to 29 at the Alerus Center, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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," says Luke Geiver, program director of the Bakken Conference & Expo and editor of The Bakken magazine. "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."

The single-day seminar will commence with keynote speaker and Watford City Mayor, Brent Sanford, giving his perspective on, "Building the Heart of the Bakken," which will be followed by presentations from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, American Power Group, North Dakota State University Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department, North Dakota Public Service Commission and MBI Energy.

The Bakken Conference and Expo will continue on Tuesday with in-depth analysis and timely presentations on topics including: exploration and production trends, logistical challenges, investor perspectives and new product and technology offerings.

To view the full conference agenda, visit

About The Bakken magazine:
The Bakken magazine is a print and online publication focusing on exploration & production, logistics, infrastructure & construction, and products & technology in and around the Bakken region. Readers gain knowledge on the most important industry & community news, data, events and policy affecting companies doing business or looking to do business in the Bakken region. The Bakken magazine's readership includes oil & gas executives, drilling contractors, legislators, industry suppliers, organizations and key-decision makers working in the Bakken oil play. The magazine is printed 12 months a year.

About BBI International:
BBI International produces globally recognized energy events and trade magazines. In addition to The Bakken Conference & Expo, BBI owns and operates the International Biomass Conference & Expo, as well as the largest, longest-running ethanol conference in the world -- the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The company publishes The Bakken magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.

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