Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Infocast's 4th Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2013 Returns Bigger Than Ever -- an Industrial Info News Alert

Opportunities Abound to Develop the Infrastructure Necessary to Support the Bakken Shale Boom

BISMARCK, ND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/21/13 -- Exciting new production techniques have turned the Bakken Shale play into an energy success story, where crude production surged from 274,000 barrels per day in January 2011 to 673,000 in January 2013. Pipelines are full to capacity as they transport Bakken crude to refineries across the country. Crude-by-rail traffic has gone through the roof, particularly in the East Coast, as those refiners embrace the significant cost differences between lower-priced domestic inland oil from the Bakken and higher-priced imported crude.

However, challenges still remain: pipeline infrastructure to deliver crude to market has not been built quickly enough to keep up with growing production; congested pipelines; inability to reach the highest price markets for inland crudes; and inadequate rail capacity to keep pace with a dramatic increase in the transportation of crude by rail, leading to an 18-month backlog of 40,000 railcars on order.

These bottlenecks are obstacles for producers, but offer a multitude of opportunities for infrastructure developers. Infocast's 4th Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Week 2013, to be held on September 9-11, 2013, at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND, will bring all the players in the well-to-refinery production and transportation chains together in one forum to discuss how they can overcome these obstacles and take advantage of the income potential presented by the Bakken oil boom.

For the first time, Infocast is bringing this grand, three-day event to Bismarck, the heart of the action. Previous summits have been highly successful, gathering more than 400 attendees from the leading players in the industry and local communities. This year's summit will feature keynote presentations from North Dakota's Congressman Kevin Cramer (R) and Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley (R). Other notable speakers include Kelly S. Wilkins, Manager of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Enbridge Pipelines of North Dakota; Chester Trabucco, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Dakota Oil Processing; Tom Semiklose, Vice President of Sales at Safe Rack LLC; Robert Pickel, Senior Vice President for Marketing & Sales at National Steel Car; Derek Gipson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Hiland Partners; Michael Lutz, Vice President of Midstream Development at Hess Corporation; Rodney W. Wren, President at New Frontier Midstream LLC; and Dean Purcelli, Strategic Marketing Advisor at Encana Natural Gas.

The Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit is the established business hub for shale boom infrastructure expansion in the Williston Basin. It will feature the Executive Briefing, "Community Infrastructure Development," on Monday, September 9, 2013, which will bring together all the stakeholders to strategize on planning, developing and investing in residential, commercial and industrial real estate, healthcare, water, wastewater and other supporting infrastructure. It will be followed by the Summit on September 10-11, 2013, which will provide a venue for E&P and field service companies, railroads and rail asset providers, terminal and transportation providers, midstream infrastructure providers and capital providers to network and establish mutually beneficial relationships.

Special Early Bird Rate ended Friday, August 9, 2013. For more information, to REGISTER for the Summit, or to join us as a Sponsor, please visit the event website at www.infocastinc.com/bakken13 or contact Event Producer Tim Parsons at 818-888-4444 x 38.

About Infocast
For over 25 years, Infocast has produced the highest-quality events, tailored to the needs of the industries we serve. We intensively research the marketplace, pulling from an extensive network of experts to give you the information and connections to succeed. For more information, please visit us at www.infocastinc.com.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Tim Parsons
818-888-4444

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Culture is the most important ingredient of DevOps. The challenge for most organizations is defining and communicating a vision of beneficial DevOps culture for their organizations, and then facilitating the changes needed to achieve that. Often this comes down to an ability to provide true leadership. As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ab...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
eCube Systems has released NXTmonitor, a full featured application orchestration solution. NXTmonitor, which inherited the code base of NXTminder, has been extended to support multi-discipline processes and will act as a DevOps utility in a heterogeneous enterprise environment. Previously, NXTminder was packaged with NXTera middleware to configure and manage Entera and NXTera RPC servers. “Since we are widening the focus of this solution to DevOps, we felt the need to change the name to NXTmon...
Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives aren’t the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There’s a huge opportunity for “industrial IoT” and “Smart Cities” to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as...
Everyone talks about continuous integration and continuous delivery but those are just two ends of the pipeline. In the middle of DevOps is continuous testing (CT), and many organizations are struggling to implement continuous testing effectively. After all, without continuous testing there is no delivery. And Lab-As-A-Service (LaaS) enhances the CT with dynamic on-demand self-serve test topologies. CT together with LAAS make a powerful combination that perfectly serves complex software developm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Micron Technology, Inc., a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Micron’s broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies – including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash – is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of tech...
As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they’re merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won’t be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations that are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data – will your infrastructure be scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world?
SYS-CON Events announced today the Containers & Microservices Bootcamp, being held November 3-4, 2015, in conjunction with 17th Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, and @DevOpsSummit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. This is your chance to get started with the latest technology in the industry. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Containers and Microservices Bootcamp, led by Janakiram MSV, a Microsoft Regional Director, will include presentations as well as hands-on...
Through WebRTC, audio and video communications are being embedded more easily than ever into applications, helping carriers, enterprises and independent software vendors deliver greater functionality to their end users. With today’s business world increasingly focused on outcomes, users’ growing calls for ease of use, and businesses craving smarter, tighter integration, what’s the next step in delivering a richer, more immersive experience? That richer, more fully integrated experience comes ab...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pythian, a global IT services company specializing in helping companies leverage disruptive technologies to optimize revenue-generating systems, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Founded in 1997, Pythian is a global IT services company that helps companies compete by adopting disruptive technologies such as cloud, Big Data, advance...
Cloud and datacenter migration innovator AppZero has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance Program. AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move Windows Server applications from any source machine – physical or virtual – to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter, using its patented container technology. AppZero’s container is also called a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA). To facilitate Microsoft Azure onboarding, AppZero has two purpose-built offerings: AppZero SP for Azure,...
In today's digital world, change is the one constant. Disruptive innovations like cloud, mobility, social media, and the Internet of Things have reshaped the market and set new standards in customer expectations. To remain competitive, businesses must tap the potential of emerging technologies and markets through the rapid release of new products and services. However, the rigid and siloed structures of traditional IT platforms and processes are slowing them down – resulting in lengthy delivery ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lee Williams, a producer of the first smartphones and tablets, will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. He will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into a retrofit option that reverse-engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so the...
This Enterprise Strategy Group lab validation report of the NEC Express5800/R320 server with Intel® Xeon® processor presents the benefits of 99.999% uptime NEC fault-tolerant servers that lower overall virtualized server total cost of ownership. This report also includes survey data on the significant costs associated with system outages impacting enterprise and web applications. Click Here to Download Report Now!