2017 Annual Meeting
September 26-28 2017
Grand Forks, ND
(All times are Central Time)
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bakken Backers Hosts: Bakken 2.0 – Free and open to the public
Located in the Ballroom 4 at the Alerus Center.
A free education session about the latest technological trends and economic investments in one of the world’s most-recognized oil formations.
3:00 p.m. Bakken 2.0: What the Bakken means to North Dakota’s economy – Rob Lindberg, Director of Bakken Backers
3:20 p.m. How we pull oil from rock 10,000 feet below the ground – Kathy Neset, Geologist & President of Neset Consulting
3:35p.m. A Look at the Bakken’s Contributions to American Energy – Charlie Gorecki, Director of Subsurface R&D at the EERC
3:55 p.m. What’s next in Bakken technology – Lynn Helms, Director of the Department of Mineral Resources
4:05 p.m. Preparing for careers in the Bakken – Kent Ellis, Coordinator of North Dakota Energy Education
4:20p.m. Panel: Growing because of the Bakken with Lt. Governor Sanford
Creating long-term opportunities for North Dakota communities with:
– Barry Wilfahrt, president of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce
– Shawn Wenko, executive director of Williston Economic Development
– Dale Patton, retired Watford City banker
2:00 p.m. Registration Opens
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social and Hors d’oeuvres for Annual Meeting registrants.
Located in the Ballroom 5 at the Alerus Center.
7:00 p.m. Annual Bakken Pub Crawl – Annual Meeting registrants only.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Annual Meeting will take place in the Ballroom 4 at the Alerus Center.
8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks – Ron Ness, President, North Dakota Petroleum Council
10:05 a.m. Doubling down on Bakken Recovery Panel Discussion
Moderator: John Harju, Vice President for Strategic Partners, EERC
Panelists: Lynn Helms, Director, ND Department of Mineral Resources; Chris Wright, CEO, Liberty Well Services
10:45 a.m. Remarks – North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
11:05 a.m. Time To Enter the Arena: Lessons From the DAPL Protests – Rob Port, SayAnythingBlog editor
11:20 a.m. Stephen Moore, Economist, The Heritage Foundation
12:15 p.m. NDPC Awards Luncheon – Ballroom 5
NDPC Excellence in Safety Award- Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation; Automated Tank Gauging Project
NDPC Community Engagement Award– Crestwood Equity Partners, LP; Culture of Giving
NDPC Environmental Stewardship Award-Targa Resources; Bioremediation of Crude Oil Impacted Soils
NDPC Distinguished Leadership Award – Brent Eslinger, Halliburton
NDPC Outstanding Public Service Award – Representative Al Carlson
Afternoon Session: Ballroom 4
1:45 p.m. NDPC Year-In-Review – Eric Dillé, Chairman, North Dakota Petroleum Council (2016-2017)
2:15 p.m. 30-day permitting, Is it Achievable? -Vincent DeVito, Counselor on Energy Policy for Department of Interior
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Regulators and Industry: the Collaborative Model to Compliance- Dave Glatt, ND Department of Health
3:35 p.m. The Next Generation of Petroleum Engineers – UND Petroleum Engineering
Moderator: Jeff Kummer, President, McKenzie Energy Partners;
UND Petroleum Engineering Industry Advisory Council
Joel Brown, 2013 UND PE Grad, McKenzie Energy Partners; Max Johnson, 2015 UND PE Grad, Hess Corporation; Dylan Willoughby, Expected 2018 Grad; Tanner Hopfauf, Expected 2018 Grad
4:05 p.m. Adjourn
6:00 p.m. Social – Ballroom 5
7:00 p.m. Chairman’s Banquet – Ballroom 5
NDPC Hall of Fame Award- Craig Smith, Crowley Fleck
Entertainment: Comedian, Bengt Washburn
Thursday, September 28, 2017
7:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast – Ballroom 5
7:00 a.m. Registration Opens
The Annual Meeting will take place in Ballroom 4 at the Alerus Center.
7:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
7:50 a.m. Video Greeting- U.S. Congressman Kevin Cramer
8:00 a.m. Motivational speaker- Brian Biro, America’s Breakthrough Coach
9:00 a.m. Load Pass Truck Permits System – Geoff Simon, Western Dakota Energy Association
9:10 a.m. Oil Market Outlook- Helen Currie, Senior Economist, ConocoPhillips
9:50 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. NDPC Year-In-Review – Eric Dillé, Past North Dakota Petroleum Council Chairman
10:30 a.m. Bakken Refracs & Transportation – Justin Kringstad, ND Pipeline Authority
11:00 a.m. Bakken Refracs – Curtis Ryland, Regional Vice President, Bakken Asset for Marathon Oil Corporation
11:30 a.m. NDIC Regulatory Update – Bruce Hicks, Department of Mineral Resources
12:00 a.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn- Ron Ness, President, North Dakota Petroleum Council
(no lunch provided)
Thank you to our 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors!
AECOM | Continental Resources | Crescent Point Energy | Crowley Fleck PLLP | Enbridge | Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. | Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. | Grand Forks CVB | Halliburton Energy Services Inc. | Hogan Lovells US LLP | NinePoint Energy | Petro-Hunt, LLC | Targa Resources | WPX Energy | XTO Energy, Inc.
ConocoPhillips | Energy & Environmental Research Center | Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation | GO Wireline LLC | Goodnight Midstream | Marathon Oil Company | QEP Resources, Inc. | Select Energy Services | Terracon Consultants, Inc. | Whiting Oil & Gas |
Aurora Energy Solutions | Crestwood Equity Partners LP | EOG Resources | Foundation Energy Management | Imperial Oil of North Dakota, Inc. | Knapp Oil Corporation | Liberty Resources, LLC | Lockridge Grindal Nauen | Meridian Energy Group, Inc. – Davis Refinery | Neset Consulting Service | North Plains Consulting Services Inc. Liberty Resources LLC | Uintah Engineering and Land Surveying