Daniel Stenberg, McKenzie County Economic Development
Stenberg gives an overview of McKenzie County’s economy, community building and housing costs. McKenzie County is the hot zone of the Bakken oil fields.
Mary Jo Irmen, author and business owner, FiscalBridge LLC
Irmen talks about her upcoming conference discussing the current economic system, including how oil and gas play into the global marketplace.
Dr. Daniel Fine, associate director, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy
Dr. Fine discusses the national and global natural gas market and infrastructure needs.
Davis Refinery Update
Dan Hedrington, principal, SEH
Hedrington explains in detail some of the technology and engineering that goes into creating the Davis Refinery and making it the cleanest refinery on the planet.
Jason Spiess is a multimedia journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 25 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, reporting and principal ownership in media companies. (Over 30 years experience if you count his adolescent years as a newspaper delivery boy learning the importance and logistics of daily distribution and monthly door-to-door bill collecting.) Spiess has worked in the areas of oil and gas, UAS and precision agriculture, health care, cannabis, agriculture, real estate, government affairs and economic development. Spiess is the host of two radio programs, Building the Bakken and Coffee & Capitalism, and three specialty programs, MonDak OilField Review, Corporate Ink and UnStuck, that carry a radio network that spans five states and two countries. Spiess is a North Dakota native and graduated from North Dakota State University.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.