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A Discussion on Safe and Economic Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil Through Minnesota and the Economic Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom

December 04, 2014 | Sponsorship

Gray Plant Mooty is proud to sponsor this program presented by The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce.

How do we safely transport Bakken shale oil through the State of Minnesota to refineries on the East and Gulf coasts? Presentations and discussions with speakers that bring global, national, regional and local expertise on viable options such as risk management practices and the economic impacts of the Bakken oil boom to the State and business community. Dr. Tom Bubenik and Dr. Oliver Moghissi, of DNV GL will address pipeline safety issues of concern to Minnesota. DNV GL is a leading global provider of risk management, technical advisory and technical assurance services to the oil & gas industry and a leading expert on the energy value chain. Dr. Bubenik recently briefed a U.S. Congress Transportation Committee on these topics.

Discussion Topics:

  • How can we define and implement best practices and use risk management principles to assess pipeline risk and integrity management to prevent future spills while balancing the industry’s and State’s interests?
  • How can we mitigate the risks of rail car transportation?
  • What are economic impacts of the Bakken oil boom on Minnesota, its businesses and constituents?
  • How can Minnesota businesses benefit from the potential billions in infrastructure investment and as suppliers to the continuing Bakken shale oil boom?

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Dr. Tom Bubenik, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV GL Oil & Gas
  • Dr. Oliver Moghissi, Vice President Of Technology, DNV GL Oil & Gas
  • Paul Eberth, Project Director, Sandpiper, Major Projects, Enbridge
  • David Christianson, Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Advisor to the Governor’s Roundtable on Bakken oil transportation infrastructure issues
  • Rob Grunewald, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Brian Sweeney, Regional Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs, BNSF

December 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration at 8:00 a.m. with refreshments)
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium - University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55455
Click here to register for this event. $35 and $15 for students.



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