Industry Experts and Major Energy Firms are Set to Present at the 2017 Bakken Oil Conference










Produced by BBI International and North American Shale magazine, the annual Bakken Conference & Expo will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the Bakken’s current state.

BISMARCK, ND – BBI International announced this week the agenda for the annual Bakken Conference & Expo, North Dakota’s largest shale oil event produced by North American Shale magazine. Taking place July 17-19 in Bismarck, North Dakota, the 2017 agenda – featuring the latest innovations and developments in shale oil extraction — is tightly focused on cutting-edge technological developments in the shale oil industry, from showcasing efficiencies in oil and gas recovery to fully dissecting the current status of the Bakken job market, as well as the latest changes in government policy. “The diversity of speakers we’ve assembled will provide attendees with a full overview of what is currently happening in the Bakken,” says John Nelson, director of marketing and sales at BBI International. “In the past two years, the Bakken play has experienced some exciting changes despite low crude prices. This event will highlight what’s new in the Bakken and how to navigate the play in the future.”

The 2017 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from 60-plus speakers focused on the following:

  • exploration and production trends
  • new completion strategies for improved production
  • infrastructure and construction updates
  • logistical challenges
  • investor perspective
  • new product and technology offerings

“As Bakken-focused businesses continue to navigate this new era of shale energy development, three themes continue to emerge: how to find efficiencies, how to reduce operating costs, and how to thrive in an ever-changing oil and gas market. We’ve worked with industry leaders to find the stories and presentations that show what efficiency and cost-reduction efforts look like,” says Luke Geiver, program director of The Bakken Conference & Expo and editor of North American Shale magazine. Featured throughout the agenda are multiple case studies and perspectives offering proven results by operators, service providers and new technology firms. “Because the event mimics the content of our print publication, attendees will receive valuable insight on multiple elements of the Bakken play.”

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About North American Shale magazine:
North American Shale magazine is a print and online publication focusing on exploration & production, logistics, infrastructure & construction, and products & technology across the entire North American shale scene—including the Bakken, Permian, Eagle Ford, SCOOP/STACK and others. Readers gain knowledge on the most important industry & community news, data, events and policy affecting companies doing business or looking to do business in unconventionals. North American Shale magazine’s readership includes oil & gas executives, drilling contractors, legislators, industry suppliers, organizations and key-decision makers working in shale energy. The magazine is printed 6 times per 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)—and the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The company publishes North American Shale magazine, Biomass Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Pellet Mill Magazine, and Biodiesel Magazine, as well as a number of ancillary products including maps, directories, e-newsletters and other web-based industry resources.