Shale Oil Innovation Conference Announces Collaboration With the UND's College of Engineering and Mines

Shale Oil Innovation Conference Announces Collaboration With the UND's College 
of Engineering and Mines 
Produced by BBI International and The Bakken Magazine, the Event Will
Feature UND's Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological
Engineering and the Department of Petroleum Engineering 
GRAND FORKS, ND -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 --  BBI International
and The Bakken magazine announced today that The Bakken-Three Forks
Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo, taking place Feb. 10-12 in
Grand Forks, ND, will receive significant collaborative support from
the University of North Dakota's College of Engineering & Mines,
including the Department of Petroleum Engineering, as well as the
Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering.  
Joining forces with UND ensures that the conference program will
include perspectives from researchers and petroleum engineers from
what is fast becoming one of the top oilfield-focused engineering
schools in the nation. The partnership also carries with it an added
degree of contextual industry knowledge that will add rich value to
the agenda.  
"Our goal with this conference is to look at how the techniques,
strategies and technological know-how being employed in the Williston
Basin today are accelerating the retrieval and movement of remote
Williston Basin crude oil from resource to refinement," says Luke
Geiver, editor of The Bakken magazine. "We think what's happening
here in North Dakota will have significant and lasting effects on the
way shale oil and gas plays around the globe are explored, developed
and extracted."   
Geiver says, "Having the University of North Dakota involved in our
conference is extremely exciting, they recently announced they are
building a new energy facility called, the Collaborative Energy
Complex, they recently received a large donation from Harold Hamm,
the CEO of Continental Resources, Inc., that gave him naming rights
to the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering. In
addition, enrollment at the school has skyrocketed and UND's
engineering students are being sought after by large petroleum and
engineering companies. The positive activities taking place at UND's
College of Engineering and Mines are tremendous."  
Geiver later adds, "We are also developing a p
oster session, in
collaboration with UND, where college students and researchers can
showcase their cutting-edge research to oil and gas executives
attending the event."  
The conference breakout sessions will showcase 120+ industry experts
who are currently utilizing or developing new 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.  
The show will also have an exhibit hall, where 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. "Portions of the agenda are geared
towards drilling, operating and completion companies who are looking
for new efficiencies to make their process more efficient," Geiver
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 exhibiting or learning more about The
Bakken-Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo please
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: 
 With 30 years' experience, 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. 
John Nelson
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