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2012 WBPC Presentations

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Emerging Bakken Technologies

Benchmarking, Geomechanics, Frac Water & Gas Utilization: Critical Applied Research – James Sorensen, Energy & Environmental Research Center

Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation in the Williston Basin - Kumar Ramurthy, Halliburton (Not available)

Reaming While Drilling – Lee Smith, Western Energy Products

Engineered Flare – Todd Mayer, Steffes Manufacturing

Logging While Tripping – Rob Duthie, Datalog LWT Inc.

Recycling of Drilling Waste: The Road to Sustainability Manny Gonzalez, R360 Environmental Solutions

Laboratory Investigation of Proppants, Fluids & Bakken/Three Forks Core – Bethany Kurz, Energy & Environmental Research Center


Oil & Gas Impacts

Bakken Basics – Lynn Helms, ND Department of Mineral Resources

Mineral Management 101 – Jerry Simmons, National Assoc. of Royalty Owners

Housing, Roads & Workforce – Al Anderson, ND Commerce Commissioner

Dust Control Strategies Study – Francis Schwindt, ND Oil & Gas Research Council


How We Managed an Oil Boom

Cindy DeLancey, Wyoming County Commissioners Association

Ward Koeser, Mayor of Williston


Bakken Investment Session

How Wall Street Views Oil Stocks and the Bakken Scott Hanold, RBC Capital Markets Corporation

Drilling Capital for the Small Producer – Michael Nepveux, Wells Fargo Energy Capital

Non-operated Oil & Gas Interests: Building and Financing a Portfolio Jay Goldfarb, Woodbridge Financial


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Williston Basin Outlook

Saskatchewan – Melinda Yurkowski, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy & Resources

Manitoba – Keith Lowdon, Manitoba Innovation, Energy & Mines

Montana – Tom Richmond, MT Board of Oil & Gas Conservation

South Dakota – Darren Johnson, SD Dept. of Mineral Resources

North Dakota – Lynn Helms, ND Dept. of Mineral Resources



Understanding Vertical & Horizontal Communication: Bakken Reservoir – Russ Buettner, Marathon Oil

Coral Creek Bakken Unit – Steve Carroll, ConocoPhillips (Not available)

Pad Drilling – Alan McNally, Continental Resources

Options for On-Site Treatment of Flowback Water – Patrick Blau, Tervita


Advances in Frac Technologies Panel

Tweaking the Frac- Russell Rankin, Statoil

Efficient Fracture Stimulation – Rick Ross, Whiting Petroleum

Frac Stages and Proppant Types – Jim Thompson, Marathon Oil

Frac Efficiencies – David McKay, Hess


Williston Basin Geology

Bakken & Three Forks Assessment – Stephanie Gaswirth, U.S. Geological Survey (Not available)

Evolution of the Giant Bakken/Lower Three Forks Oil Field: Part 2 Jack Stark, Continental Resources

The Saskatchewan Bakken: Unconventional, Conventional or All of the Above – Dan Kohlruss, Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy & Resources

Tyler Formation in North Dakota – Tim Nesheim, ND Geological Survey

Using Geophysics to Optimize Horizontal Well Performance – Marivi Molina, Petrobakken Energy

3D Geological Model of the Devonian Bakken Formation, Williston Basin, Elm Coulee Field – Adrian Almanza, Marathon Oil


Bakken Bottlenecks

You Can Get There From Here – Tom Williams, BNSF Railway Company

New Bakken Markets via Pipeline – Perry Schuldhaus, Enbridge Energy Co.

Williston Basin Export Capacity – Justin Kringstad, North Dakota Pipeline Authority

Electric Power Demand Growth & Supply – Jay Lundstrom, Basin Electric Power Cooperative

Best Practices for Good Relationships with Landowners – Daryl Dukart, Dunn Co. Commissioner & rancher

Municipal Wastewater to Frac Water - David Lamb & Peter Bernard, Active Water Solutions


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Morning Session

The Role of Unconventionals in the Global energy Future - Scott Tinker, Bureau of Economic Geology (Not available)

Extending the Bakken – Julie LeFever, ND Geological Survey


Bakken CEO Panel

New Discovery Areas in the Bakken: It Just Gets Better – Jim Volker, Whiting Petroleum



License to Operate: Socioeconomic Impacts and the Public-Industry Partnership - Mike Turner, Hess Senior Vice President, Global Production