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Safe and Economic Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil

  • Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium – University of Minnesota 301 South 19th Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55414 United States (map)

On December 4th, 2014 the NACC-UMW is proud to present


How do we safely transport shale oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, 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, risk management practices and the economic impacts of the transportation of crude oil to the State and business community.

Key note speaker for the event will be Dr. Tom Bubenik, along with his team from the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).

DNV-GL are leading global providers 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 leads DNV’s efforts in developing and applying state‐of‐the‐art technologies to real world problems related to onshore pipeline integrity. Dr. Bubenik recently briefed the U.S. Congress Transportation Committee on these topics

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’sRoundtable 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


Our most sincere thanks to our Sponsors:

Faegre Baker Daniels     DNV-GL     Royal Norwegian Consulate General

Gray Plant Mooty

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


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Later Event: December 4
Norsk Julefest