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BBI International

October 16, 2013 18:02 ET

ND Shale Oil Conference to Highlight New Bakken Technologies and Efficiencies That Are Reshaping the Industry

The Bakken magazine and BBI International Brings Shale Conference to Grand Forks, N.D.

GRAND FORKS, ND--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - Produced by The Bakken magazine, The Bakken-Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo taking place February 10-12 in Grand Forks, ND will showcase 120+ industry experts who are currently utilizing or developing new technologies, innovations and approaches to yielding greater efficiencies in the Bakken-Three Forks shale formations. In addition, attendees will learn upstream and downstream advancements in the Williston Basin that are impacting shale oil E&P and logistics globally.

"We are designing the conference agenda to showcase the techniques, strategies and technological know-how accelerating the retrieval and movement of remote Williston Basin crude oil from resource to refinement," says Luke Geiver, Editor and Program Director of the conference. "We are bringing together high-level oil and gas professionals from every segment of the industry to discuss the latest technologies that will be used to extract oil out of shale plays. This show will offer a glimpse into the next wave of technology."

Geiver later adds, "We are also developing a poster session where college students and researchers can showcase their cutting-edge research to oil and gas executives attending the event."

In addition to attendees learning from highly qualified presenters, exhibitors will have the ability to share their latest technologies and services with industry decision-makers who are looking for solutions to the challenges they face in one of the most extreme climates. More importantly, these solutions are not just limited to the Bakken play -- they are critical to the success of oil recovery from every shale formation across the globe. "Much of the agenda is geared towards drilling, operating and completion companies who are looking for new efficiencies to make their process more efficient," Geiver adds.

The event will be held at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, which was the recent site of the North Dakota Petroleum Council's Annual Meeting. "We decided to hold the conference in Grand Forks for a number of reasons," says Joe Bryan, CEO of BBI International, the company that owns and operates The Bakken magazine. "The Grand Forks community is extremely supportive of the developments in the Bakken play and has shown strong support for new and existing businesses that are looking to get involved in North Dakota's growing oil industry. Second, the facilities in Grand Forks are world-class. The Alerus Center and new surrounding hotels help create a very positive experience for conference attendees."

If you are interested in learning more about The Bakken-Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo please 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. 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). 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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