Safe and Economic Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil Through Minnesota

NACCThe Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Join 

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

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 Registration: $35 and $15 for students

Distinguished Speakers:

Pipeline Safety and Logistics

  • 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
  • Jonathan Wolfgram, Chief Engineer, Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety
  • Willis Mattison, Citizens Advocate and technical advisor to Friends of the Headwaters and former Regional Director of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Railroad Safety and Logistics

  • David Christianson, Project Manager, Minnesota Department of Transportation and Advisor to the Governor’s Roundtable on Bakken oil transportation infrastructure issues
  • Brian Sweeney, Regional Assistant Vice President, Government Affairs, BNSF

Economic Impact of the Bakken Oil Boom on Minnesota and the Ninth Federal Reserve District

  • Rob Grunewald, Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Discussion Topics:

  • How can we define and implement best practices in shale operations and use risk management principles to assess pipeline risk and integrity management to prevent future spills while at the same time 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?

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About TeeYay

Ph.D. in Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis (applied statistics) from the University of Minnesota, USA.
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