SOURCE: BBI International

BBI International

July 21, 2015 11:16 ET

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--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2015) -  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."

Media personnel who are interested in attending can contact to request a media pass.
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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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