Rocky Mountains Conference for Excellence 2013


Ola Akrad

Ola Akrad

Max Anyiam

Max Anyiam

Adam Bedard

Adam Bedard

Marc Bokelman

Marc Bokelman

Korby Bracken

Korby Bracken

James Burke

James Burke

Bryan Burns

Bryan Burns

Dennis Chismar

Dennis Chismar

Megan Davis

Megan Davis

Jessie Koerner

Jessie Koerner

Brian Lash

Brian Lash

Matt Lepore

Matt Lepore

Greg Lorson

Greg Lorson

Chris McGowne

Chris McGowne

Nick Schnurr

Nick Schnurr

Kevin Tanner

Kevin Tanner

Amy Venturi

Amy Venturi

Craig Walters

Craig Walters

Joe Welliver

Joe Welliver

Tim Willems

Tim Willems

 

The Rocky Mountain Industry Summit builds on the significant success of the Oil and Gas Awards, a unique series that has become a must-attend industry event. The Rocky Mountain Industry Summit and Awards Gala Dinner take place on the same day, combining to offer unparalleled learning and networking benefits.

The conference will provide an extended platform to deliver strategic and operational business insights that have clear commercial benefits.

Senior leaders from E&P, Midstream and the vendor community will gather to deliver practical insights on methods for improving best practise and instilling excellence in crucial areas such as drilling & completions, health & safety, environmental protection & regulation and community engagement.

In addition to hearing from our industry leading speaker panels, attending companies include:

A&W Water Service  :  AED Group  :  Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  :  Audubon Engineering  :  Austin Exploration  :  Bilfinger Westcon Inc.  :  Bakken Oil Business Journal  :  BakkenShale.com  :  Bronco Oilfield Services, Inc.  :  C&J Energy Services  :  Canary, LLC  :  Cartasite  :  COGA  :  Denbury Resources, Inc.  :  E&B Green Solutions  :  E&B Natural Resources Management Corporation  :  Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation  :  Enersight  :  ENSERVCO Corporation  :  Fidelity Exploration and Production Company  :  Fortis Energy Services, Inc.  :  Frank Henry Equipment USA  :  Gazelle Transportation Inc.  :  GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control  :  HexArmor®  :  High Sierra Energy, LP, a subsidiary of NGL Energy Partner LP  :  JD Field Services Inc.  :  Krohne, Inc.  :  Loenbro  :  Marquis Alliance, a division of SECURE energy services  :  MDU Resources group, Inc.  :  Monex Europe  :  NCS Energy Services, LLC  :  Oasis Petroleum Corporation  :  Oil & Gas Financial Journal  :  Precision Placement Services, Inc.  :  Preferred Technology  :  Progressive Global Energy & Natural Resources  :  PTI Group  :  Rockwater Energy Solutions  :  RTS CORP  :  Sage Environmental Consulting LP  :  Select Energy Services  :  Spartan Engineering, Inc.  :  Steptoe & Johnson PLLC  :  Summit Midstream Partners, LP  :  TEEMCO  :  TETRA® Technologies, Inc.  :  Total Safety  :  Town of Erie  :  VZ Environmental  :  Whiting Petroleum Corporation  :  Worthington Industries  :  Wyoming Business Report

 

Speakers

Ola AkradOla Akrad – Vice President for Engineering and Technology – Austin Exploration

Serving as Austin Exploration’s VP for Engineering and Technology, Ms. Akrad is responsible for developing engineering solutions for the company’s assets. This encompasses field data organization, field development on conventional reservoirs as well as for unconventional assets. She also assists the Board of Directors with project acquisition decisions (through technical and economic property evaluations) and manages all the engineering designs and business plans in her respective business unit.

Max AnyiamMax Anyiam – Senior Consultant, HSE and Technical Safety Engineering – Progressive Global Energy

Max graduated from Rice University in 2011 where he represented Rice as a student-athlete in 2 Collegiate Football Bowl games which included a win in the 2008 Texas Bowl in Houston,TX. Max joined Progressive Global Energy in 2011, where he has become a Principal Consultant placing HSEQ professionals across oil & gas operating, EPC, & service companies US wide. His well rounded understanding of QHSE/R & Process Safety Engineering industry and recruitment challenges in the current market has enhanced his ability to deliver to clients the past 3 years with Progressive Global Energy.

Ola AkradAdam Bedard – Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Market Analysis – High Sierra Energy, LP

Adam Bedard is a respected leader in the energy analytics field. He is currently the Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Market Analysis at High Sierra Energy, a subsidiary of NGL Energy Partners, one of the fastest growing midstream MLPs. He has been quoted in numerous newspapers and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Houston Chronicle, Denver Business Journal, and Reuters among others. Mr. Bedard has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, and a MBA in Finance from Wharton. Prior to joining High Sierra, Mr. Bedard ran the crude oil and NGL desks as Senior Director at Bentek Energy.

Marc BokelmanMarc Bokelman – Vice President  Corporate Development Rockies Region – Summit Midstream Partners

Mr. Bokelman is Vice President, Corporate Development – Rockies Region for Summit Midstream in Denver and is responsible for managing Summit’s midstream business development activities throughout the region. Marc has over 27 years of experience in the oil and gas midstream, pipeline and product terminaling industries which include roles in engineering, project management, marketing, business development and asset management, and acquisitions and divestitures.

Korby BrackenKorby Bracken – Environmental Health and Safety Manager – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Korby Bracken is an Environmental Health and Safety Manager, specializing in air quality, for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s Rockies assets. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. In addition to his Chemical Engineering degree he holds a Professional Environmental Engineer certification. Since graduation he has worked in many business sectors, including the New Source Review permitting group at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. Working for the State of Wyoming is where Korby found his interest in the air quality field. Prior to working for Anadarko, Korby worked for consulting firms emphasizing the oil and gas sector permitting and compliance. He serves as the co-chair for Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s air quality subcommittee and is an active member of Western Energy Alliance, Petroleum Association of Wyoming and Rocky Mountain EHS Peer Group.

James BurkeJames Burke – President and Chief Executive Officer – High Sierra Energy, LP

James Burke co-founded High Sierra Energy, LP, in 2004, and currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer and co-Managing Director. Mr. Burke received his B.S from University of Colorado in 1978. Mr. Burke began his career as a Crude Oil Representative at Permian Corporation from 1978-1981. Mr. Burke then joined Asamera Oil (U.S.) Inc. where he served as Manager of Crude Oil Acquisitions from 1981-1984. Mr. Burke, along with three other entrepreneurs, co-founded Petro Source Partners, where he ran six business units throughout the U.S. and Canada for the company over a 17 year span. Mr. Burke was instrumental in helping the company achieve over $1.0 billion in annual revenues when the company was sold during 2001.

James BurkeBryan Burns – Environmental Health and Safety Representative – LINN Energy

Bryan Burns is an Environmental, Health, & Safety Representative with LINN Energy where he manages environmental and regulatory projects primarily in Colorado and Utah. Bryan has 8 years of industry experience focused on wildlife impact mitigation, air, water, and soil quality. Bryan holds an Environmental Science & Policy degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a Master of Science degree in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado-Denver. Bryan strives to achieve responsible development of valuable energy resources, while conserving air, water, soil, and wildlife resources for future generations.

Mark C. PetersonDennis Chismar – Vice President Business Development – Bilfinger Westcon

Responsible for the expansion of Westcon’s role as a General Contractor inorder to attract new business. Bringing in new bidding opportunities and develop new relationships with key clients. Create new business opportunities – new clients, new markets and new geographical regions within the U.S. Improve the contracts for selected existing clients and major new clients – Linde Process Plants, DuPont, Sinclair, Hess Corporation, True Oil, Oneok, Anadarko, Hemlock Semiconductor and Whiting Oil. Provide proposal support for “selective large opportunities” for new clients.

Megan DavisMegan Davis – Vice President Regulatory and Senior Counsel – Summit Midstream Partners

Ms. Davis is Vice President-Regulatory and Senior Counsel for Summit Midstream and is responsible for communicating and coordinating with regulators and managing Summit’s compliance with the regulations that apply to its business, including federal, state, and local rules and regulations. Megan has 10 years of experience in the energy regulatory field, including regulation of electric transmission and lignite mining operations in addition to the oil and gas midstream business.

Jessie KoernerJessie Koerner – US Communications & Public Affairs – Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation

Jessie Koerner joined Enerplus in 2013. As the company’s US Communications/Public Affairs Coordinator, she is responsible for executing Enerplus’ community outreach and communications plans. Enerplus is an independent oil and gas producer with a strong portfolio of assets in some of the most productive plays in North America. In addition to successful production of resources, Enerplus places an emphasis on safety, ethical and socially responsible conduct, and community involvement.

Brian LashBrian Lash – Chief Executive Officer – Target Logistics

Brian Lash founded The Target Companies in his college dorm room in 1978. Today, Target Logistics is an Algeco Scotsman company and the largest turnkey workforce housing provider in the United States. As chairman and CEO, Brian is responsible for strategic direction, including planning, operations, human resources, sales and marketing. Named by Inc. magazine as one of “America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies,” Target Logistics offers innovative housing solutions in the world’s most remote locations.

Matt LeporeMatt Lepore – Director – Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Matt is the Director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates oil and gas exploration and production in the State. Immediately prior to joining the Department in August 2012, Matt was a member of the law firm Beatty & Wozniak, P.C., where his practice focused on oil and gas regulatory matters, enforcement proceedings, and litigation. Prior to joining Beatty & Wozniak, Matt was a Colorado Assistant Attorney General and was counsel to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Mr. Lepore represented the Commission before the state trial and appellate courts, and advised the Commission on regulatory and enforcement matters, and as well as agency rulemaking.

Greg LorsonGreg Lorson – Chief Executive Officer – TEEMCO

Mr. Lorson is a fourth generation oilman and former CEO of a national company. He has 30 years experience in oil & gas, real estate, and investment banking. Mr. Lorson has been a member of corporate & charitable boards, state and federal commissions and has been appointed by the governors from six states to advise on the environment, taxes, energy, and economic development. He is a published business author, FEMA certified Emergency Response Manager, and a licensed water system & waste treatment-facility operator. Mr. Lorson served as a United Nation’s Conference Delegate on International Oil Development.

Chris McGowneChris McGowne – Community Outreach Coordinator – Colorado Oil & Gas Associations

Chris McGowne is the community outreach coordinator for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. His role with COGA involves overseeing all local regulatory process and development in addition to reaching out and speaking with interested citizen’s coalitions and groups, as well other public outreach on behalf of the industry. Chris began his career as a Colorado Senate Staff member, a position he held for five years.

Nick SchnurrNick Schnurr – Engineering and Sales Manager – Preferred Technologies

Nick Schnurr joined Preferred as the Engineering and Sales Manager for the Rocky Mountain, Bakken and California markets. The market’s only commercial manufacturer with an available non-phenolic technology in resin-coated sand, Preferred is dedicated to bringing world-class innovations to the oil and gas industry, with a focus on ensuring environmental stewardship. As Engineering and Sales Manager, Nick is responsible for strategically managing business development throughout the product lifecycle.

Kevin TannerKevin Tanner – Project Completions Engineering Advisor – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Kevin Tanner is the Project Completions Engineering Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Kevin Tanner has 25 years experience in the oil and gas Industry, specializing in hydraulic fracturing, microseismicity and production analysis. He has held various positions in technology, operations, sales and marketing. Tanner received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado

Amy VenturiAmy Venturi – Director of Social Investment – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Amy Venturi is currently the Director of Social Investment for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She oversees Anadarko’s involvement in community organizations across the Colorado, Wyoming and Utah and manages the company’s charitable giving program. She assists individuals in finding local community organizations to volunteer with that relate to their own personal passions and interests. Amy also creates programs in order to encourage volunteerism within the company. She has experience in high-profile corporate marketing, promotional event coordination and community outreach program direction.

Craig WaltersCraig Walters – Director Wattenberg – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Craig Walters is Director, Wattenberg, and is responsible for development of Anadarko’s assets in northern Colorado. Craig has 20 years of experience in various engineering, business development, operations and management positions working assets in the Rockies, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast regions. Prior to his current role, he was General Manager, Rockies Completions.

Joe WelliverJoe Welliver – Strategic Account Manager – Total Safety

Joe Welliver has worked in the oil and gas industry for the past six years and has more than 60 certifications ranging from CPR/First Aid instructor to Radiological Worker II from the Los Alamos National Laboratories. Welliver’s diverse background in the oil and gas business includes upstream, midstream and downstream operations. He has worked as senior staff for emergency situations including many onshore well blowouts in multiple states. In addition Welliver worked as an HES advisor on the DD2 during the BP oil spill with responsibility for gas monitoring and relief well drilling operations. During his five years with Total Safety he has worked on numerous emergency refinery shutdowns. Today Welliver’s office is in one of the largest oil booms where his team has just been recognized by OSHA for 10 years with no lost time incident.

Tim WillemsTim Willems – President US and International Operations – NCS Energy Services

Tim Willems has more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas Industry, specializing in wellbore construction, completion, and remediation. Sixteen of those years were spent in the international arena. He has held diverse positions, including applications engineering, operations, sales, and marketing. Willems received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology.

agenda

**Please note that this is a suggested agenda, the topics will be finalized once we have consulted the finalist companies in January. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**

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08.00 – 08.50

Registration and coffee

08.50 – 09.00

Oil & Gas Awards Welcome – Marc Bridgen

09.00 – 09.20

Keynote Address – Anadarko’s Perspective of the “Big Picture”

  • US Onshore is experiencing a “renaissance” driven through application of proven horizontal drilling and completion techniques.
  • Development of US oil and gas resources is a key contributor to job growth, energy security and positive environmental benefits.
  • How Anadarko is winning in Wattenberg, especially with enhancing our Social License to Operate.

Speaker:

  • Craig Walters – Director Wattenberg – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
09.20 – 10.00

Panel 1: Rockies Midstream Update – 2014 & Beyond

  • Discussing the current level of demand for infrastructure growth.
  • Assessing the current balance between supply levels and refining capability: What avenues exist for supply excess sales?
  • Detailing current levels of midstream investment and looking forwards to 2014.
  • Describing projects currently under construction and evaluating plans for new construction in 2014.
  • Estimated takeaway capacity in the Bakken, Niobrara and Three Forks plays amongst others.
  • Analyzing the growing calls for a review of the US crude oil export ban.
  • Considering how much condensate/oil is being produced and whether infrastructure can support more condensate.
  • Appraising the size of the Rocky Mountains midstream industry and trends for growth in 2014.
  • The US Oil & Gas market – the precursor to the downstream markets

Moderator:

  • Don Hochhalter – DirectorBusiness Development – Spartan Engineering

Speakers:

  • Mark Bokelman – Vice President Corporate Development Rockies Region – Summit Midstream
  • Adam Bedard – Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Market Analysis – High Sierra Energy, LP
  • Dennis Chismar – Vice President Business Development – Bilfinger Westcon
10.00 – 10.15

Market Update – Bringing Reality into the Evaluation of Proppant Performance

  • Proppant Crush Resistance.
  • API/ISO Crush Test.
  • Cyclic Crush Test.
  • Crush Results at Downhole Conditions.
  • Flowback Control Through the Bonding of Resin Coasted Sand.
  • Evaluating Bond Strength Through the Measurement of Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS).
  • Bringing Fracture Conditions Into the Measurement of UCS.
  • Fracture Conductivity.
  • The Effect of Changes in the Test Apparatus.
  • Variability of the Test.
  • Proppant Factors that Influence Conductivity.
  • The Difference Between a Standard Conductivity Test and Conductivity in the Fracture.

Speaker:

  • Nick Schnurr – Engineering Sales Manager – Preferred Technology
10.15 – 10.55

Panel 2: Drilling & Completions

  • Investigating how operators are lowering costs.
  • Will the use of natural gas in drilling and completions expand?
  • How much is saved through pad drilling?
  • How fast can wells be drilled? What’s the limit?
  • Are better completions the future for the area?
  • Will there be more monster wells?
  • Who will drive future production growth in the region?
  • Assessing the Rocky Mountains position as the most active region for horizontal oil & gas drilling in the US.
  • Completions of the future – what will drive efficiency and well productivity?

Moderator:

  • Alex Grant – Conference Director – Oil & Gas Awards

Speakers:

  • Ola Akrad – Vice President for Engineering and Technology – Austin Exploration
  • Tim Willems – President USA & International Operations – NCS Energy Services
  • Kevin Tanner – Project Completions Engineering Advisor – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
10.55 – 11.35

Coffee and Networking

11.35 – 11.55

Keynote Address – State of the Rockies Midstream – Production Acceleration Outpaces Infrastructure

  • Continued improvements in drilling lead to accelerated production in the Williston, Powder River and DJ Basins, as well as other emerging Rockies’ plays.
  • Superior economics of the Rockies’ oil plays continue to incentivize robust E&P activity.
  • Midstream constraints lead to persistent price discounts relative to national benchmarks.
  • While many midstream projects have been announced to address growing production, much more infrastructure is needed, as the surge of Rockies production growth continues to seek new markets.

James Burke – President & CEO – High Sierra Energy, LP, a subsidiary of NGL Energy Partners LP

11.55 – 12.35

Panel 3: Health & Safety Issues You Can’t Ignore

  • Job site safety: Encouraging best practices, highlighting the role of training.
  • Investigating safe handling methods of frac sand.
  • Achieving Frac fluid chemical transparency using FracFocus.
  • Assessing safety plans for drilling sites.
  • Establishing a relationship with local first responders.
  • Evaluating the impact of OSHA regulations.
  • DOT trucking rule “clarification” – are you in violation?
  • Managing protests, trespassing and other crimes.
  • Managing the introduction of EPA air regulations.
  • Implementing effective health and safety regulation for shale drilling.

Moderator:

  • Daniel Creasey – Chairman – Oil & Gas Awards

Speakers:

  • Max Anyiam – Senior Consultant, HSE and Technical Safety Engineering – Progressive GE
  • Korby Bracken – Environmental Health and Safety Manager – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Joe Welliver – Account Manager, North Dakota – Total Safety
12.35 – 12.50

Market Update – An Overview Of The Environmental Regulations Affecting Air, Water And Rail

  • Looking forward to challenges and opportunities for the Oil & Gas industry
  • Assessing the impact of environmental regulations
  • Achieving environmental compliance in the face of continued production expansion.

Speaker:

  • Greg Lorson – Chief Executive Officer – TEEMCO
12.50 – 13.50

Lunch & Networking

13.50 – 14.30

Panel 4: Environmental Protection, Regulation & Compliance

  • What are the COGCC and other bodies doing to promote responsible oil and gas development in the Rocky Mountain Area?
  • What regulatory challenges need to be addressed?
  • Assessing the impact of New EPA air pollution rules for drillers that go into effect Jan 1, 2015.
  • Tips for better soil erosion control with well pad and pipeline construction.
  • Endangered species – minimizing negative impact
  • What role should the federal government play in regulating shale drilling?

Moderator:

  • Jerd Smith – Editor – Northern Colorado Business Reporter

Speakers:

  • Greg Lorson – Chief Executive Officer – TEEMCO
  • Megan Davis – Vice President Regulatory – Summit Midstream
  • Bryan Burns – Environmental Health and Safety Representative – LINN Energy
14.30 – 14.45

Market Update – The Economics Of Comfort: Proving the ROI of Investing in a Rested Workforce.

  • Highlighting the importance of “the other 12 hours”.
  • Breaking down the impact of sleep quality and nutrition on quality of work.
  • Discussing the use of workforce housing and catering as a workforce retention tool.

Speakers:

  • Brian Lash – Chief Executive Officer – Target Logistics
14.45 – 15.25

Panel 5: Community Engagement: Are We Losing the Public’s Confidence?

  • Perception is reality. What is current public perception? Latest polls. How can we affect a positive change?
  • Supporting your community – local workers, gifts to charity, finance for local projects.
  • Transparency – immediate response during a crisis.
  • The important role of social media in communicating effectively with the community and other stakeholders.
  • Forced pooling/unitization – how to make the case.
  • First impressions count: are your landmen helping or hurting your company’s reputation?
  • Connecting with your leased landowners – keeping the lines of communication open and operating.
  • Maintaining good relations with surface rights owners who don’t own mineral rights.
  • Dealing with anti-drilling groups and protesters.

Moderator:

  • MJ Clark – Executive Editor – Wyoming Business Report

Speakers:

  • Jessie Koerner – Communications and Public Affairs Coordinator – Enerplus Resources (USA) Corporation
  • Chris McGowne – Community Outreach Coordinator – COGA
  • A.J. Krieger – Town Administrator – Town of Erie
  • Amy Venturi – Director of Social Investment – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Matt Lepore – Director – Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
15.25 – 15.30

Closing Remarks – Marc Bridgen – Chief Marketing Officer – Oil & Gas Awards

15.30 – 16.00

Drinks reception and close of conference

**Oil & Gas Awards reserves the right to amend the program and is not responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances. Oil & Gas Awards accepts no responsibility for statements made orally or in written material distributed by any of its speakers at its conferences. In addition, Oil & Gas Awards is not responsible for any copying, republication or redistribution of such statement.**

Video Content

Keynote Address: Anadarko’s Perspective of the “Big Picture”

Panel 1 – Rockies Midstream Update – 2014 and Beyond

Market Update – Nick Schnurr, Engineering Sales Manager , Preferred Technology

Panel 2 – Drilling and Completions

Keynote Address – State of the Rockies Midstream – Production Acceleration Outpaces Infrastructure

Panel 3 – Health and Safety Issues You Can’t Ignore

Market Update – An Overview Of The Environmental Regulations Affecting Air, Water And Rail

Panel 4 – Environmental Protection, Regulation and Compliance

Market Update – Proving the Numbers : How workforce housing can drive ROI through workforce productivity

Panel 5 – Community Engagement: Are we losing the Public’s confidence?

Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

TEEMCO


Platinum Sponsors

Anadarko Petroleum CorporationPreferred TechnologyProgressive GE


Gold Sponsors

Bilfinger WestconTETRA® Technologies, Inc.


Silver Sponsors

Canary, LLCMonex EuropeTarget LogisticsVZ EnvironmentalWorthington Industries

Venue

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Grand Hyatt, Denver

1750 Welton Street Denver, Colorado, USA, 80202

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