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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 takes place during the day immediately preceding the 3rd annual 2015 Northeast Oil & Gas Awards Gala Dinner.
The Industry Summit will provide an extended platform to deliver invaluable strategic and operational content of real commercial value, as well as an extended networking opportunity.
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 health & safety, environmental protection, regulation and community engagement.
Industry Summit Delegate Pass Pricing:
FREE – Any company that submitted an entry into the Oil & Gas Awards are provided complimentary delegate passes
$99 – Early Bird Tickets (Offer Expires 02/27/2015)
$199 – Standard Tickets
A&W Water Service, Inc. : ABUTEC Industries, Inc. : Access Midstream : Anadarko Petroleum Corporation : Applied Control Equipment : ARCADIS-U.S., Inc. : Astro Thermal Tec Ltd. : Austin Exploration : Bilfinger Westcon Inc. : Bluetick Inc. : Border States Electric : Calfrac Well Services : CDM Resource Management LLC : COGA : Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development : Colorado Department for Natural Resources : Corval Group : Crestwood Midstream Partners LP : Cruz Energy Services : Davis & Davis Company : Denver Petroleum Club : Dons Directory : Dresser-Rand : Enbridge : Enerplus : ENSERVCO Corporation : EOG Resources : First River Energy : Fortis Energy Services : Halker Consulting : Independence Institute : Intertek : JD Field Services : Jets.com : Jonah Energy LLC : Kenworth Trucks : Katch Kan : Kerr Pumps and FlowValve : Kiewit : KLJ : Legacy Reserves LP : Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. : Loenbro : LT Environmental, Inc. : Marcellus Drilling News : Memorial Production Partners LP : North Dakota Petroleum Council : Northern Electric, Inc. : Nuverra Environmental Solutions : Oil & Gas Financial Journal : Oil & Gas Journal : Oildex : Packers Plus Energy Services Inc. : Pedigree Technologies : Pillsbury Law : Pioneer Energy Services : RMT Trucking, Inc. : RockPile Energy Services, LLC : Samuel Engineering, Inc. : Scientific Drilling International : SECURE Energy Services : South Dakota Oil & Gas Association : Spartan Engineering : Spencer Ogden : STV/GWD : Summit Midstream : Swift Worldwide Resources : Tesoro Logistics LP : The Industrial Company : Themark Corporation : Total Safety : TransCanada : Trinidad Drilling : US Chamber of Commerce : US Solids Control : Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC : VZ Environmental : Weld County : Well Master : Whiting Petroleum Corporation : Worthington Industries : Wyoming Business Reporter : YPE
Amy Oliver Cooke – EVP Director, Energy Policy Center – The Independence Institute
Amy Oliver Cooke is the Executive Vice President and Director of the Energy Policy Center for the Independence Institute, Colorado’s free market, state-based think tank. She manages the Institute’s educational outreach efforts for Kids Are First and Bring In the Vote. She has been with II since 2004.
She is also the host of the award winning Amy Oliver Show heard on News Talk 1310 KFKA Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am. In 2008, the Colorado Broadcasters Association recognized her with the Award of Excellence for Best News Talk personality in a major market. She was recognized again in 2011 with the Award of Merit for Best News Talk personality in a major market.
Brad Holly – SVP Operations (Rockies) – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Mr. Holly was named Vice President of Anadarko’s Rockies operations in May 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President of Southern and Appalachia operations beginning July 2012. Prior to that, he served as General Manager of the Greater Natural Buttes and General Manager of the Maverick Basin. Mr. Holly has more than 17 years of experience in oil and natural gas exploration and production, having begun his career with Amoco in 1994. Since joining Anadarko in 1997, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in onshore and offshore engineering and management, including Reserves and Planning Manager for the Southern and Appalachia region, and as a reservoir engineer and development supervisor for Anadarko’s Marco Polo and K2 developments in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Bob Comer – Partner – Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Robert D. Comer has a diverse legal and scientific background focused on achieving business solutions to regulatory, compliance, permitting, operating and transactional challenges in the mining, oil, gas, energy and other natural resource industries. Bob has held senior leadership positions with industry and the federal government and is well known for his ability to design and implement effective solutions to legal challenges impeding permitting, operations and corporate objectives.
Christopher Guith – SVP Policy – Institute for 21st Century Energy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Christopher Guith is senior vice president for policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy Institute). He is responsible for developing the Institute’s policies and initiatives as they apply to the legislative, executive, and regulatory branches of the federal and state governments. Specifically, Guith leads the development of the Energy Institute’s policies and messaging relating to oil and natural gas and nuclear energy. He led the Chamber’s Shale Works for US campaign, which analyzed and promoted the widespread benefits of shale energy development in America.
Corey Goulet – President Keystone Projects and Vice President, Project Development- TransCanada
As President, Keystone Projects, Corey Goulet has overall accountability for the development and implementation of all phases of the Keystone Pipeline including securing land and permits, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and testing. As Vice President, Project Development, Mr. Goulet has accountability for the development of new oil and gas projects that are not associated with other TransCanada projects or operating assets. Mr. Goulet has 27 years of energy infrastructure experience. His experience is varied and has focused on the development, construction, operation and maintenance of natural gas, wind, hydro, nuclear and transmission power facilities; gas, oil and refined products pipelines; and oil and gas production facilities. He joined the company in 1998 as a manager in the international business unit where he was responsible for developing projects. Since that role, he has lead various departments including pipeline engineering, energy projects, and nuclear technical development. Mr. Goulet is a former member of the Operations and System Integrity subcommittee for CSA Z662 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems. In addition, he represented TransCanada for two years as a Board member, Executive Committee member, and Planning Committee member with the Pipeline Research Council International, Inc. (PRCI). Mr. Goulet has also been a Board member for two joint venture companies. Born and raised near Edmonton, Alberta, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 1985.
Doug Flanders – Director of Policy & External Affairs – COGA
Doug Flanders serves as Director of Policy & External Affairs at COGA. Doug worked for U.S. Congressman Wayne Allard in various capacities including Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director. He received a Presidential appointment to the Department of Energy as the Senior Policy Advisor for Environmental Management. Doug moved from Washington, D.C. to Colorado in 2005 to serve as the policy advisor to Jefferson County. In mid-2007, Doug received a second Presidential appointment as the Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator (RA) for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Rocky Mountain Region. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Howard Dieter – Director, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Corporate Regulatory Compliance – Jonah Energy
Howard has over 25 years of professional experience in the civil/environmental engineering field. Howard currently serves as Director of EHSR for Jonah Energy LLC which acquires and operates producing onshore oil and gas properties located in North America. In 2014 Jonah Energy closed on the acquisition of the Jonah Field located in Sublette County, Wyoming from Encana Corporation. The Jonah field has a total productive area of about 24,000 acres, over 1,600 producing wells, and estimated year-end 2013 proved reserves totaling approximately 1.5 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe). Prior to joining Jonah, Howard worked for RETTEW Associates, Inc., an ENR top Civil/Environmental design firm, where he started its Denver office and served as Regional Manager from 2012 through 2014. Howard is a registered professional engineer in CO and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Penn State University.
Jeff Stevens – Specialty Markets Director – Kenworth Trucks
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth was founded in 1923 and is based in Kirkland, Wash. Kenworth Class 8 truck models used by fleets in oil and gas drilling fields in the United States and Canada include the Kenworth T880, C500, T800 and W900. The Kenworth T880 is the flagship of Kenworth’s outstanding vocational trucks. The T880 is especially suited for vocational customers who demand a durable and reliable truck. The Kenworth T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with triple-sealed and robust doors, 5-piece Metton® hood for easier repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles. The T880’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab has a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats.
Kari Cutting – Vice President – North Dakota Petroleum Council
As vice president Kari provides leadership in developing and executing strategy, manage Petroleum Council activities, and provide communication support for the association. A North Dakota native, Cutting has a diverse background in the state’s energy industry, including more than 25 years of experience in chemistry, sales, marketing and transportation.
Cutting received a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Science in management from Minot State University.
Korby 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.
Lee Haven – Chief Strategy Officer – Loenbro
Loenbro is an energy services / maintenance construction company working throughout Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Services include installation and repair of process piping, pressure vessels, and tanks; ultrasonic phased array pipe and tank inspection; anomaly detection and mitigation; heat treating, refinery plant maintenance and construction; HDPE water and gathering line fusion; pipeline welding and construction; and industrial insulation.
L. Poe Leggette – Partner – BakerHostetler
Addressing the intricate needs of oil and gas companies, Poe Leggette focuses his well-established practice on litigation and transactional work in the energy industry. His experience includes three principal areas of representation: onshore shale plays; oil and gas companies operating on federal and Indian lands; and companies operating under federal leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, Poe serves as co-leader of the firm’s national Energy and Shale Practice teams.
Marc Bridgen – Chief Marketing Officer – Oil & Gas Awards
Marc is the Chief Marketing Officer of the Oil & Gas Awards and will be the compere during the Industry Summit and at the Awards Gala dinner in the evening. The Oil & Gas Awards were launched in 2012 and are an initiative that recognises the outstanding achievements being made in the 7 main regions of the US and Canada, focusing on Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship and good Corporate Citizenship.
Mark Stanley – President & CEO – Themark Corporation
Mark E. Stanley has worked in the oil industry as a hydraulic fracturing expert for 37 years. He started with Arco right out of college where he studied Chemical Engineering. He went back to college to get his MBA in 1987 and went to work as a partner with Clear Water in 1989. Working at the partner level gave him a more hands-on relationship with the industry and he learned to use his knowledge and background to fine-tune products to meet the specific needs of customers. During this phase of his work he developed patents for several products that are still used in the industry today. To the extent possible he wanted to focus on products that would not harm the environment and that would reduce customer’s need to meet EPA standards in handling them. He believed that ultimately the ability to reduce costs by reducing hazardous waste constrictions would serve the interest of both sides of any argument.
Michael Brueggemann – District Manager – The Industrial Company
The TIC companies provide capabilities to effectively execute major industrial projects throughout a diversified marketplace, while maintaining a competitive structure regionally across North America. Started in 1974 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, TIC is a direct-hire general industrial construction company with annual contract awards of over $2 billion. TIC services a wide range of markets both in the United States and abroad, from heavy industrial (power, mining, industrial process and renewable energy), to environmental water and wastewater treatment, slipform erection, marine and general maintenance services.
Mike King – Executive Director – Colorado Department of Natural Resources
Mike King has led the Department of Natural Resources since 2010, navigating the agency through significant reorganization, regulatory accomplishments and landscape-scale protection under the direction of Governor John Hickenlooper. As Executive Director of DNR, King guided the creation of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a merger of two previously stand-alone divisions that serves as an important example of Governor Hickenlooper’s efforts to shape a more efficient state government. King also shepherded the move of the Colorado Geological Survey from DNR to its new home at the Colorado School of Mines, where it can more cost-effectively serve Coloradans as a critical source of research and information.
MJ Clark – Executive Editor – Wyoming Business Reporter
The Wyoming Business Report, best known for its award-winning print edition, delivers quality business journalism through many forms of media. MJ Clark is in control of direct editorial content for Wyoming’s only state-wide business publication. Assign stories to staff and freelance writers. Work with design crew to produce monthly print versions of the Wyoming Business Report. Oversee social media and online content.
Rikk Wampler – Corporate Safety Compliance – Bilfinger Westcon
The company began as an oil and gas pipeline contractor. Since its beginning, Bilfinger Westcon has focused on customer service and total quality performance. Satisfied customers and a strong safety culture spurred early growth of the company and created repeat customers.Today, Bilfinger Westcon is a growing, diverse, full-service industrial general contractor with project offices across the U.S. and regional offices in Woods Cross, Utah; Piqua, Ohio; and Oskaloosa, Iowa. The industries we serve include oil and gas, refining, chemical, power, mining/minerals, agriculture/food-processing, and renewable resources.
Steve Moreno – County Commissioner – Weld County
Steve was elected as the Weld County Clerk & Recorder for his first term on November 5, 2002, and was sworn into office on January 2, 2003, as the 28th Clerk & Recorder for the County. He was re-elected in November of 2006 and again in November of 2010. He has worked for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office since July 1985. Steve has also held the positions of Chief Deputy and Deputy Clerk for the Weld County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Before coming to Weld County, Steve was a Deputy Clerk for the Otero County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.
Tom Fisk – Director; Environmental, Health and Safety – Whiting Petroleum Corporation
Tom leads a robust group of dedicated professionals to innovate, motivate, and influence others at all levels to ensure that the right things happen, at the right time, to continually maintain compliance with safety, health, and environmental regulations and company policies. Providing a team-driven environment to inspire new ideas and concepts and where teams advise leaders as to the direction the department should take. Provide training, coaching, mentoring, and experience opportunities to enable individuals to excel in their chosen career paths and to meet their personal goals.
Thomas Murphy – President – LT Environmental
LT Environmental, Inc (LTE) is a full service, environmental and engineering firm located in Arvada, Colorado. LTE was established in 1992 with the corporate mission of safely providing high-quality, cost-effective engineering and environmental services to our clients. LTE is a recognized consultant in engineering, environmental, health and safety, and construction management for a wide variety of projects in the oil and gas industry, transportation, commercial development, and various other private and public sector entities. LTE is a small business enterprise (SBE).
**Please note that this is a draft agenda, speakers are being added daily and the topics are being finalized during February. If you have any comments on what should be discussed please contact us.**
|08.00 – 08.50||
Registration and Coffee – Sponsored By – Bilfinger Westcon
|08.50 – 09.00||
Oil & Gas Awards Welcome: Marc Bridgen, Chief Marketing Officer, Oil & Gas Awards
|09.00 – 09.30||
Keynote Address – Challenges face when you are regulated by the loud minority.
Speaker: Corey Goulet – President Keystone Projects and Vice President, Project Development – TransCanada
|09.30 – 10.30||
Panel 1: The unconstitutional regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry – Lawmaking through litigation.
|10.30 – 10.55||
Coffee and Networking
|10.55 – 11.40||
Panel 2: Minimizing environmental impact through Innovative water management, well site construction and logistics.
|11.40 – 11.55||
Keynote Presentation: The Colorado Way
Speaker: Doug Flanders, Director of Policy and Internal Affairs, COGA
|11.55 – 12.10||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: Changing the Industry one innovation at a time.
Speaker: Mark Stanley, CEO & President, Themark Corporation
|12.10 – 13.10||Lunch and Networking|
|13.10 – 13.30||
Keynote Address: The Bakken – The future still looks bright….
Speaker: Kari Cutting, Vice President, NDPC
|13.30 – 14.10||
Panel 3: Health & Safety
|13.50 – 14.30||
HSE Spotlight Presentation: Innovation in the trucking industry to reduce emissions and increase safety.
Speaker: Jeff Stevens, Specialty Markets Director, Kenworth Trucks
|14.30 – 14.45||
Speaker: TBC – US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Twenty First Century Energy
|14.30 – 14.45||
Coffee and Networking
|14.45 – 15.25||
Panel 4: Task Force on State and Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operations
|15.25 – 15.30||
Closing Remarks – Marc Bridgen – Chief Marketing Officer – Oil & Gas Awards
|15.30 – 16.00||
Drinks Reception and Close of Industry Summit
**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.**
The Unconstitutional Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry – Lawmaking Through Litigation
Minimizing Environmental Impact Through Innovative Water Management, Well Site Construction and Logistics
Keynote Presentation: The Colorado Way
HSE Spotlight: Changing The Industry One Innovation at a Time
Keynote Address: The Bakken: The Future Still Looks Bright…
Health and Safety
HSE Spotlight: Innovation in the Trucking Industry to Reduce Emissions and Increase Safety
Keynote Address: America’s Energy Future: Challenges & Opportunities
Task Force on State and Local Regulation of Oil & Gas Operations
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