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Montana Energy Summit 2018

Billings Hotel & Convention Center

in the Convention Center


May 30, 2018
    Continuing Education

    Session A: Safety in the Oilfields

    Bill Wuolu, ASP, CHST – Safety Representative, KLJ
    This presentation will look at what Flame Resistant and Arc Rating Clothings are, who regulates the garments, and how to know if you are getting a legitimate garment. Mr. Wuolu will discuss how to determine when they should be used, how to select the right clothing, and common places where they are worn. Additionally, the presentation will discuss who is responsible for the payment and care/laundering of the clothing.

    Session B: Energy and the Environment: Current Legal Issues for Non-Renewable Energy Projects

    Christopher Stoneback, Clayton Gregersen - Crowley Fleck
    Energy development through the extraction of natural resources and hardrock mining involves an ever-changing and dynamic legal landscape. Changes in administration, scientific advancements, new laws or regulations, litigation, and public opinion all go into the mix of circumstances that directly and continually impact prospects for energy development and production in the U.S. Nowhere may these variables be felt more acutely than Montana and the surroundingregion, with its long history of various forms of energy and natural resource development. This discussion will feature the background and current status of issues in energy development such as the current regulatory climate, endangered species act issues, federal oil and gas leases, the Keystone XL pipeline, and CERCLA and site remediation.

    Session C: Sun kissed and wind swept: Montana’s renewable energy development landscape

    Michael Green, Wiley Barker, Jared Le Fevre - Crowley Fleck
    A discussion of state and local legal and regulatory issues faced by renewable energy development in Montana. The attorney presenters will discuss both the technical legal requirements and the practical application of those issues to projects. Topics to be covered will be taxation, land use, zoning, regulatory, and utility.

    Session D: Enhanced Oil Recovery Opportunities in Montana

    Charles Gorecki - Energy & Environmental Research Center
    This session will focus on EOR opportunities in Montana and the regulatory issues surrounding the industry.

    4:00 - 6:00 PM - Welcome Reception & Opening Remarks from U.S. Senator Steve Daines


May 31, 2018
  • 7:00 AM - Registration Opens & Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM - Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Steve Daines
  • 8:05 AM - Keynote: Chairman John Barrasso, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • 8:15 AM - Fireside Chat with Chairman John Barrasso & U.S. Senator Steve Daines: Trains, Trucks, Ports and Pipelines
    • Matthew K. Rose, Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway Company
    • Terry Spencer, President & Chief Executive Officer, ONEOK
    • Everett King, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lighthouse Resources, Inc.
    • Masana Ezawa, Director, Clean Coal Division, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • 9:00 AM - Panel: Harvesting the Earth’s Power: The Past, Present and Future of Renewable Energy
    • Moderated by George Cahlink, Congressional Reporter, E&E News
    • Honorable Kelly Ayotte, Former U.S. Senator & Senior Advisor, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
    • Carl Borgquist, President & CEO, Absaroka Energy, LLC
    • Mark Klein, Co-Owner & Partner, VK Clean Energy Partners LLP
    • Peder Maarbjerg, Assistant Director for External Coordination, Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
  • 9:40 AM - Conversation with U.S. Senator Steve Daines & Harold Hamm, Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Continental Resources
  • 10:05 AM - Panel: Creating Jobs by Breaking Down Federal Barriers, Cutting Taxes and Building Our Infrastructure
    • Moderated by Webb Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, Montana Chamber of Commerce
    • David Goodin, President & Chief Executive Officer, MDU Resources
    • Tim Fox, Attorney General, Montana Department of Justice
    • Duane Ankney, State Senator - District 20, State of Montana
    • Nancy Schlepp, VP Communications & Corporate Secretary, Sandfire Resources America Inc.
  • 10:55 AM - Keynote: Chris Kendall, President & Chief Executive Officer, Denbury Resources
  • 11:15 AM - Keynote: Russ Girling, President & Chief Executive Officer, TransCanada
  • 12:45 PM - Keynote: Ralph Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer, Talen Energy
  • 1:05 PM - Panel: The Backbone of Montana: Colstrip & Coal Jobs in Montana
    • Moderated by Brandon Wittman, Chief Executive Officer & Manager, Yellowstone Valley Electric Co-Op
    • Pat Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research
    • Joseph Micheletti, Chief Operating Officer, Westmoreland Coal Company
    • Lori Shaw, Co-Founder & Director, Colstrip United
    • A.J. Not Afraid, Jr., Chairman, Crow Tribe of Indians
    • Dale Lebsack, President, Talen Montana LLC
    • Jason Small, President, Boilermakers Local Lodge #11
  • 2:05 PM - Keynote: Robert Rowe, President & Chief Executive Officer, NorthWestern Energy
  • 2:25 PM - Fireside Chat with U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte: Moving American Energy: The Federal Government as a Partner for Energy Dominance
    • Neil Chatterjee, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    • Melissa Burnison, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Shawn Bennett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil & Natural gas, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Tony O'Donnell, Commissioner, Montana Public Service Commission
  • 3:10 PM - Keynote: Colin Marshall, President, CEO & COO, Cloud Peak Energy
  • 3:30 PM - Keynote: Dr. Shinya Miyake, Regional Head for the Americas of Japan Bank for International Cooperation
  • 3:45 PM - Closing Remarks by U.S. Senator Steve Daines
  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM - Networking Reception (in the foyer around the booths)