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The 2016 annual meeting of the Montana Petroleum Association (MPA) will take place in Billings August 30th and 31st at the DoubleTree Hotel, formerly the Crowne Plaza.

Event highlights include special guest, Congressman Ryan Zinke to speak Tuesday night at Pryor Creek Golf Course during the MPA barbeque. Recent past speakers include former Lt. Governor Angela McLean and Attorney General Tim Fox.

On Wednesday, the morning will commence at the DoubleTree with breakfast speaker Paul Babb of Butte, Community Relations Manager for NorthWestern Energy. Babb is a current member of the REAL Montana Program, a public-private partnership through the MSU Extension office, engaged in educating leaders of Montana on agriculture and natural resource development industries and issues. His presentation will be focused on the importance of “Telling the Story of Our Employees”.

The general meeting of MPA will follow, ahead of three panels which will address subjects including landowner relations, community engagement, methane rules, federal proposals, and collaboration with local government.

mpa_alan-olson“This year, we wanted to tailor our meeting to address Montana-specific issues that appeal to both industry and the general public,” said Alan Olson, Executive Director of MPA. “We’re hosting a good mix of industry experts and the regulators we work with on each of our panels.” (Olson, pictured right with MPA President, Greg Brown, CHS Refinery).

Panelists include Jack King of Billings, longtime landman and former commissioner with the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation; Steve Durrett, current BOGC member and President of August Energy Partners; recent past president of the Montana Association of Professional Landmen, Nicole Bement of Sidney, now with XTO. Each panelist will address how industry can balance public concerns with oil and gas operations by improving communication.

On the Community Engagement panel, speakers will discuss how oil and gas businesses are preparing the next generation of industry leaders, and making lasting investments in the community. Panelists will be Dan Carter, Public and Government Affairs Manager at ExxonMobil; Danette Welsh, Government Affairs Manager at ONEOK, representing the midstream; and Shawna Bonini, Montana Tech grad and past president with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and former Drilling Engineer for Chevron, and SM Energy in Billings.

A final panel on industry topics will address issues facing the oil and gas sector at the state and federal level, including hotly contested methane rules. Speakers include Tony Lucero, Lead of Regulatory Programs at Enerplus Resources; Karl Christians, Conservation District Specialist, DNRC; and Brian Fakharzadeh, VP of Development and Operations at Western Energy Alliance.

Keynote speaker of this year’s Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day luncheon will be author and filmmaker, Mark Mathis. Mathis has spent most of his career challenging widely accepted ideas that are he describes as “simply untrue”. Mathis’s resume includes a decade as a TV news anchor and reporter, talk radio host, media trainer, founder of Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy, speaker and documentary film producer/director.

In his film, spOILed, Mathis highlighted the public’s ignorance of the central role oil plays in our lives. Mark’s new film, Fractured, exposes how language is used to dangerously deceive us about the most essential component to the function of the modern world—energy.

Registration is available online at montanapetroleum.org, and the public is invited to attend. Press requests and additional questions can be directed to Jessica Sena, 590-8675.

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Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) new regulations on coal-fired power plants. This decision provides states like Montana – and over half of the states in our nation – relief from these overreaching and misguided regulations while they are being challenged in court.

These latest EPA regulations are part of the Obama administration’s relentless attacks on affordable energy and good-paying Montana jobs. The federal government’s misguided plan would lead our country in the wrong direction – away from being an energy leader—and would destroy thousands of good-paying Montana jobs.

As a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I’m working to move forward commonsense policies that help secure an all-of-the-above energy solution and push back on job-killing regulations that threaten Montana’s energy future.

By promoting innovation and responsibly developing Montana’s vast resources, we can secure abundant energy that is clean, affordable and reliable.

The 2015 Economic Outlook recently published by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed how technology and innovation have already revolutionized the American energy industry to make made-in-America energy resources more accessible than ever.

Montana is ranked at the top in U.S. coal deposits, has rich oil and gas deposits including portions of the Bakken and Three Forks formations, has immense hydropower, solar and biomass potential, and is first in wind potential. Montana is truly an example of what an all-of-the-above energy plan can look like and is well-equipped for continued growth.

But despite this encouraging news – and even with the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling to halt the Obama administration’s new regulations— Montana still faces challenges in reaching its full energy potential. We need to work toward comprehensive solutions that encourage innovation, grow our economy and revolutionize how we produce and distribute energy.

That’s why I’m hosting Montana Energy 2016 in Billings from March 29 to 31. Back for its third year, this comprehensive conference will focus on made-in-Montana energy and the good paying jobs it creates.

Montana holds a vital role in securing our nation’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and this conference comes at a vital time when our nation needs leadership. Montana Energy 2016 will bring together energy leaders to help increase innovation and move Montana’s energy opportunities to the next level.

Registration is open, with discounted rates for service members and students. Please visit www.MontanaEnergy.net to learn more and to register. Join me for Montana Energy 2016 so that we can work together to ensure that Montana remains an energy leader for years to come.

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Data released from the U.S Geological survey on Tuesday shows that 7.4 Billion barrels of oil could be recovered from the Bakken & Three Forks formations of North Dakota and Montana. This figure is more than double the previous estimate in 2008. Why such a large increase? The difference being the previous figure in 2008 was based purely upon the Bakken formation, the new figure comes as 2012 and the first quarter of 2013 have seen huge increases in drilling activity in the Three Forks. Undoubtedly, this new data only emphasizes how important optimizing completions is going to become to future Bakken & Three Forks development if operators are going to fully capitalize on North Dakota and Montana’s monumental shale reserves.

ATTENDEES INCLUDE:

CEOs, COOs, VPs, Directors, Managers, Team Leads & Chiefs Of Completions Engineering, Drilling, Engineering, Geosciences, Geochemistry, Petrophysics
Production, Reservoir Engineering from the below selection of companies…

QEP Energy Company, Sun, Crescent Point Energy, Zenergy, Enerplus, Peregrine Petroleum, WPX Energy, Black Hawk Energy Services, Greenli, OXY USA Inc., Harvest Petroleum Inc, Statoil, Arsenal Energy USA Inc, Whiting Petroleum Corporation, Packers Plus Energy Services, Continental Resources, PCM, Millennium Directional Service USA Ltd, XTO Energy, Dundee Energy Limited, FMC Technologies Completion Services, Inc, True Oil LLC, CARBO Ceramics, EnerVest Operating, TAQA North Ltd, Olympic Exploration & Production Company, FTS International, Kraken Operating LLC, Triangle Petroleum Corporation, Murex Petroleum Corporation, Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company, Halcon Resources, Abraxas Petroleum Corp, Samson Oil & Gas, Hunt Oil Company, Gaedeke Energy LLC, Emerald Oil Inc, North Plains Energy LLC, Liberty Oilfield Services, Hawkwood Energy, CARBO, Legacy Oil + Gas, True Oil LLC, Samson Resources, Fasken Oil & Ranch, Ltd, Linn Energy, Missouri River Resources, Villanova Oil Corp, Colorado School of Mines, Appalachian Black Shale Group, Denver Geophysical Society, plus many more.

If you have any questions about the event or would like to enquire about group registration discount, then please do not hesitate to call (1) 800 721 3915, or email info@american-business-conferences.com

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We spoke with Burr Silver, CEO, Olympic Exploration & Production Company this week who took part in an exclusive interview sharing his views on the importance of mapping the extent, contribution and distribution of both reservoirs to accurately determine sweet spots and fully exploit both resources.

See A Preview Of The Interview Below:

Why is it important to accurately map the extent, contribution and distribution of the Bakken and Three Forks reservoirs to determine sweet spots?

If the Bakken/Three Forks is in fact an unconventional play, a well drilled anywhere in the Williston Basin where the Bakken is mature will recover 80 to 100,000 BO. Of course this is insufficient reserves to make the play profitable. However, if you have accurately mapped the members of the Bakken/Three Forks, you will have a better chance to predict sweet spots. Elm Coulee Field is an excellent example where facies mapping of the Bakken middle member along with production from vertical wells isolated a sweet spot. However, production from Bakken/Three Forks is a result of the sum of the history of the Williston Basin. For example, Antelope Field is a Bakken/Three Fork sweet spot caused by maximum flexure on a Laramide structure. Another possible natural fracture play could be produced by collapse of BOS members into salt voids caused by the solution of the Prairie Evaporite. So in that case, the Prairie Evaporite and age of the solution front would have to be accurately mapped.

Download The Full Interview Here

If you have any questions related to the summit, then please do not hesitate to call (1) 800 721 3915 or email info@american-business-conferences.com

If you are interested in joining E&P and Solution Provider peers at this unique event, and haven’t already registered, then secure your place online here today.

On behalf of American Business Conferences, I look forward to welcoming you to the Bakken and Three Forks Completions Congress 2013, returning to Denver on May 13-14.

Bakken Investor Conference Features Speakers Dale Brown, Retired Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, and American Petroleum Institute’s Chief Economist Dr. John Felmy

Minot, ND, March 19, 2013 – The 3nd Annual Bakken Investor Conference connects investors with oil and gas companies and real estate developers to explore investment and development opportunities in the Bakken Shale play.

2013 Bakken Investor Conference
April 24-26, 2013
Sleep Inn & Suites
Minot, North Dakota

www.bakkenconference.com

Dale Brown – Author, Motivational Speaker, Retired Hall of Fame LSU Basketball Coach and Minot, North Dakota Native
The conference kicks off with a keynote address from Dale Brown, legendary coach, author, motivational speaker and Minot native. He began his career as a high school coach, teacher and principal in North Dakota. Brown is a member of the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame and the North Dakota Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

As a basketball coach at Louisiana State University, he appeared in 15 straight national tournaments and is the second most winning coach in SEC history, leading teams to 17 consecutive non-losing seasons. Now retired, Coach Brown is a professional speaker working with organizations that want to achieve success and inspire a winning attitude towards work and life.

Oil and Gas, and Real Estate Industries
The oil and gas industry is driving the economy in the Williston Basin. The real estate developers and investors build out the housing, industrial, commercial and other infrastructure needed to sustain energy and economic development in the Bakken. Bringing together these two key industries and their investors will help each to better understand the other and expand development for their mutual continued success.

John Felmy, Ph.D, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute
Dr. Felmy is responsible for overseeing economic, statistical and policy analysis of the Institute. He has more than 25years of experience in energy, economic and environmental analysis. He will present a survey of current conditions and an outlook for oil & gas.

Emerging Issues and Market Conditions in the Energy Sector
Investors need to understand the opportunities, challenges, and risks of the market. The speakers and panel presenters will provide the latest information on emerging issues in the Williston Basin including: “Market Access and Development Initiatives” – Eric Schaeffer, Business Services Manager, Enbridge, Inc.

Real Estate Investment Information
Investors want to understand the current market conditions, the future outlook and concrete data to analyze their investment options. The real estate topics will allow investors to make better investment decisions.

Dr. Nancy Hodur, Research Scientist, and Dean Bangsund, North Dakota State University
Population and household projections are core metrics used in determining demand for products, services, and real estate development. Dr. Hodur and her colleagues have conducted several studies recently including the population analysis and projections and the recently released economic impact of the petroleum industry in North Dakota.

Increasing Debt Financing in the Bakken
Debt financing has been elusive for developers in the Bakken. The Bank of North Dakota has developed a sub-participation program to help address the problem. The panel will include representatives from the Bank of North Dakota, local and regional lenders, and developers discussing case studies.

Jon Nelson, Hegg Development Group
“Raising Wall Street Money for Bakken Real Estate Projects”
Jon Nelson will share his experience and insights into the current environment for raising money from investors for Bakken real estate opportunities.

About the Bakken Investor Conference
The Bakken Investor Conference is produced by Dawa Solutions Group and Minot Lodging Expo. The conference is sponsored by:

Hegg Companies – www.heggcompanies.com
Evercorp – www.evercorpbuildingsystems.com
Cirrus Aircraft – www.cirrusaircraft.com
Mainstream Investors – www.mainstreamnd.com

Contact
Bakken Investor Conference
Jeff Zarling
701-577-1100
info@BakkenConference.com

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