Bakken Crude Oil Logistics


3rd Annual Conference

March 3-4, 2014 | Houston, TX



Bakken Crude Oil Logistics 3rd Annual Conference
March 3-4, 2014 | Houston, TX



The 3rd Annual Bakken Crude Oil Logistics Conference focused on the numerous transportation and logistics issues facing this rapidly expanding market. Numerous networking opportunities, and superb speakers provided the connections and insights needed to develop a more efficient Bakken crude oil supply chain.


Petroleum Club Houston, TX

The Venue


This event was held at the Petroleum Club in Houston, Texas, offering an elegant atmosphere and panoramic view of the Houston skyline, with accommodations provided by the Hyatt Regency Downtown, one of Houston’s finest hotels.



Conference Agenda

Monday, March 3, 2014

Time Description
9:00 am Welcome Remarks
Peter Cook, Petroleum Connection
9:15 am Bakken: the Upside & the Other Side
Greg Haas, Integrated Oil & Gas, Hart Energy
10:00 am Major Capital Projects Update
Steve Ilkay, Oil & Gas Advisor
10:30 am Networking Break in the Exhibit Area
11:00 am An Update on Tank Car Regulations & Policy
Thomas Simpson, Railway Supply Institute
11:30 am Emergency Response Best Practices
Sam Goldwater & Bob Andrews, Emergency Response Services
12:15 pm Networking Lunch followed by time to visit Exhibits
1:45 pm Evaluating and Mitigating Regulatory/Non-Technical Risk in the Bakken
Jack Belcher, Consumer Energy Alliance
2:30 pm Transload Case Study
Craig Priest, GE Transportation
3:15 pm How to Avoid the Progression to Disaster: Proactive Maintenance & Early Detection
Eugene Matzan, Matzan Reliability Solutions
4:00 pm Networking Reception

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time Description
8:30 am Welcome Remarks
Jeffrey Presberg, Petroleum Connection
8:45 am From Scarcity to Abundance: Revisiting the Crude Export Ban
Dr. Bernard Weinstein, SMU Maguire Energy Institute & Fellow with the George W. Bush Institute
9:30 am Dynamics of Crude by Rail
Nathan Savage, SVP & Group Leader, Oil & Gas Midstream Solutions Group, Savage Services
10:00 am Networking Break in Exhibit Area
10:30 am A Perspective on Crude by Barge
Joseph Linck, NAFTA Marine Highway Company
11:15 am Trends in the Bakken Crude
Moderator: Bob Kessler, PortVision
Panelist: Scott Morem, C.H. Robinson
12:00 pm Closing Remarks
Pete Cook, Petroleum Connection

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