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Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara

Explore Developments in Crude-by-Rail Markets, Optimize Your Crude Transportation Strategies, and Comply with New Safety Regulations

September 15 - 16, 2014  ·  Denver, Colorado
Featuring These Industry Experts

Mark Babineck, Editor, Argus Petroleum Transportation North America, Argus Media

Mark Babineck has been editor of Argus Petroleum Transportation North America since the weekly publication's inception in September 2012. He joined Argus Media in 2008 as an editor on Argus' petroleum news team. Prior to joining Argus, Mark held various reporting and editing positions at the Associated Press, Reuters and the Houston Chronicle.

Mark is speaking on: Analyzing the Impact of New Crude-by-Rail Regulations on Costs and Shipping Times

Adam Bedard, CEO, ARB Midstream

Adam Bedard is a respected leader in the energy analytics field. He is the CEO of ARB Midstream, a startup midstream company focused on providing logistics and infrastructure solutions in the DJ Basin and other growing plays. Prior to founding his own company, he was the Vice President Strategic Planning and Market Analysis at High Sierra Energy, as subsidiary of NGL Energy Partners, one of the of the market's fastest growing MLPs. He has been quoted in numerous newspapers and journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Investor's Business Daily among others. Mr. Bedard has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Colorado at Boulder, is a certified Professional Engineer, and has a MBA in Finance from Wharton.

Adam is speaking on: DJ-Niobrara Rail Solutions and Market Assessment

John Broadley, John H. Broadley & Associates; Former Chief Counsel, Federal Railroad Administration

John H. Broadley specializes in domestic and international transportation law and litigation, and domestic and international privatization, regulatory and institutional matters. His practice includes representation of domestic clients in Surface Transportation Board regulatory matters, including regulated transactions, rate and service litigation, and in related proceedings before the federal courts. He also represents domestic clients in safety issues before the Federal Railroad Administration; and represents international clients in rail construction, concessioning, financing, regulation, and related institutional matters. John previously served as a partner at the law firm Jenner & Block, General Counsel with the Interstate Commerce Commission, and Chief Counsel at the Federal Railroad Administration.

John is speaking on: Latest Regulatory Developments for Crude-by-Rail in North America

Travis Brock, Vice-President, Commercial Development & Strategy, Strobel Starostka Transfer

Travis Brock leads the strategic growth initiatives for affiliates Strobel Starostka Transfer and Strobel Starostka Construction, with a focus on providing terminal design, construction, and operations solutions for the energy industry. He has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in the energy industry, including business development, trading, and risk management. Prior to taking on his responsibilities at Strobel Starostka, he was the Director of Rail Ventures for Koch Industries, where he led the origination and commercial operations of Koch's crude-by-rail network. He has also held roles in business development and risk management with Koch. In addition to his work with Koch, Mr. Brock held positions with Williams Companies in Tulsa Oklahoma and Merchant Energy Group of the Americas in Annapolis Maryland. In these roles, he focused on project development, structured deal origination, and risk management. Mr. Brock serves on the board of directors for Ronald McDonald Charities of Wichita.

Travis is speaking on: Developments in Upstream Terminal Access

Jerry Charaska, Director Field Services, AllTranstek

Jerry Charaska brings many years of railcar industry experience to the AllTranstek consulting practice, including the Plant Manager positions at Rescar, Inc.'s Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Hudson, Colorado repair facilities. His background includes the management of third-party client car inspection projects, startup operations, M-1002 and M-1003 certification and implementation, extensive knowledge of the Association of American Railroads standards and Federal Railroad Administration regulations, facility permitting requirements, procedure development, inventory purchasing and management, and the preparation of operating budgets. In addition to his other consulting activities, Jerry is responsible for organizing and managing all of AllTranstek's independent car inspection services.

Jerry is speaking on: Analyzing the Impact of New Crude-by-Rail Regulationst

Jenna Delaney, Senior Energy Analyst, BENTEK Energy

Jenna Delaney has been with Bentek since December 2013 where she has written the Crude Oil Market Call, and worked on price forecasting. She previously worked at Musket Corporation where she was in the Business Development group, and also worked as a unit train scheduler. Jenna Delaney has a Bachelor's in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.

Jenna is speaking on: Bakken Market Update: Crude-by-Rail Economics and Market Forecasting

Chris Duke, Director, Crude Commercial Assets, Enserco

Chris Duke has over nine years of experience moving energy products by rail, first, in the coal industry for 7 years, and the last 2 years in crude-by-rail. Currently he is working Enserco Energy LLC on their crude truck and rail stations. Specifically, he is focused on the Douglas, WY and Gascoyne, ND crude rail facilities. Before joining the crude group in 2012, Mr. Duke focused on the coal markets, specializing in term transactions with both producers and end-users that provided reliable end markets and supply options. In the that role, he managed the scheduling of up to 70 unit trains per month of coal movements out of the PRB "Powder River Basin". Prior to joining Enserco in 2010, Chris was the Manager of Marketing and Pricing for Cloud Peak Energy.

Chris is speaking on: Developments in Upstream Terminal Access in Bakken and Niobrara

Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada

Nicole Girard has over 15 years experience in transportation rulemaking having been involved in complex aviation files. She has also been involved in providing safety policy advice over the years to determine appropriate courses of action on emerging safety issues. She joined the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) in October 2013 as Associate Director General. Her area of focus has been to support and provide leadership to the TDG Directorate in its transformative agenda to allow the organization to better respond to emerging issues. She was appointed Director General in July 2014. Before joining Transport Canada in 1998, Nicole Girard was in private practice and was a lecturer at the University of Ottawa's French Common Law Program, where she taught in the area of family law, negotiations, contracts, and creditors' rights.

Nicole is speaking on: Update from Transport Canada

Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation

A seventeen-year veteran of CSX Transportation (CSXT), Jeff Goutcher joined the Chemicals leadership team in February, 2004. His team is the face of CSXT for many of the domestic crude oil, frac sand and LPG producers. Before assuming his current role, Jeff held positions in the Chemicals group in Dallas, TX and within the Food and Consumer group in both Renton, WA and Concord, CA. Prior to joining CSXT, Jeff spent two years at Frito-Lay, Inc. in Plano, TX as a Transportation Manager responsible for the inbound raw materials to 26 North American plants, and five years with Burlington Northern Railroad in Fort Worth, TX where he held various positions in marketing and logistics.

Jeff is speaking on: Destinations and Markets for Bakken and Niobrara Crude

Colin Halling, Director, Oil Market Publications, Genscape

Colin Halling has spent 21 years in the industry as an oil and transportation market reporter, including heading up Platts' global shipping and bunker fuels coverage in London and setting daily benchmark price assessments on the European spot gasoil, diesel, fuel oil and jet fuel markets. As founding editor he later went on to establish the Argus Freight Report for Argus Media. He joined Genscape as Director of Oil Market Publications in July last year and launched Genscape's PetroRail Report last October.

Colin is speaking on: Developments in Upstream Terminal Access

Trevin Hogg, Director, Crude Rail Operations and Marketing, Meritage Midstream

Trevin Hogg is responsible for all rail activities and downstream marketing at Meritage Midstream. Before joining Meritage, Mr. Hogg directed transportation services and most recently with Union Pacific's Crude marketing group, where he was able leverage his expertise in the North American transportation markets to gain nontraditional crude market share. Mr. Hogg is a former Navy search and rescue swimmer and a graduate of Western State University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and an MBA from University of Nebraska Omaha.

Trevin is speaking on: Meritage Midstream's Experience with Tank Car Procurement

Richard Kloster, Senior Vice-President, Business Strategy and Technical Services, AllTranstek; Principal and Senior Consultant, FTR Consulting Group

Richard Kloster is primarily engaged in the analysis of the various segments that make up the rail equipment supply chain. His insight and analysis is used by operating companies and investors for the purposes of strategic planning, investment decisions, acquisitions and many commercial activities. Richard has thirty years of extensive experience in the rail industry, having spent ten years with several railroads before moving over to the rail equipment side. He worked for a major rail equipment leasing company for fifteen years and has been a key industry consultant since 2007. Richard is a frequent presenter to the industry and participant in industry taskforces.

Richard is speaking on: Overcoming Challenges with Tank Car Procurement

Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.; Former Administrator, PHMSA

After 26 years of combined federal civilian and military service, Brigham McCown currently serves as a thought leader and attorney advisor to both public and private sector clients interested in matters pertaining to energy, transportation, homeland security, and the environment. Until 2007, Mr. McCown served as the federal government's chief energy transportation safety regulator as the administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in Washington, DC. He oversaw all shipments of hazardous materials by all modes of transportation including rail, truck, vessel, aircraft and pipeline which amounted to over one million daily shipments and two-thirds of all energy products consumed daily in the U.S. He also previously served as the chief legal officer over the trucking, bus, and moving industries as the chief counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Brigham is speaking on: PHMSA Update

Scott Mitchell, General Manager, Powder River Basin, Anadarko Petroleum

Scott Mitchell is responsible for both CBM and deep horizontal programs. Scott has over nine years of experience in various geology, engineering, operations, and management positions in the Rockies. Prior to his current role he was the production engineering manager for Anadarko's Utah assets based in Vernal, UT. Scott is a Southern California native. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Masters of Science degree in Geology, both from Brigham Young University. He offices in Anadarko's regional headquarters in Denver.

Scott is presenting: Day Two Keynote Address

Juan Osuna, Senior Director, North American Oil, IHS

Juan Osuna leads research efforts for IHS CERA North American oil markets. His expertise encompasses oil logistics and transportation, oil marketing and oil market fundamental analysis. Prior to joining IHS, Juan spent over 7 years at Enbridge Pipelines where he headed-up Enbridge's Commodity Forecasting group. He also had business development responsibilities at Enbridge, including leading their efforts to access new (Eastern) markets with Canadian crude, and Enbridge's main-line Business Development. Prior to Enbridge, he was a lead market analyst for a refining supply and trading group, providing fundamental market analysis to support the day today trading and long term points of view. He has also held roles at Plains Midstream Canada and ATCO Electric.

Juan is speaking on: Pipeline Access and Status of Pipeline Projects

James W. Rubin, Counsel, Dentons

James Rubin is counsel in the global Energy, Transport and Infrastructure sector at Dentons. His practice focuses on environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters, including air pollution, climate change law and policy, natural resource laws, and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters, particularly related to the energy sector. He also provides counsel to businesses on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions.

James is speaking on: Developments in Legal Risks and Liability Issues Surrounding Crude-by-Rail

Curtis Shuck, Senior Director, Sales, Port of Vancouver

Curtis Shuck's primary responsibilities with Port of Vancouver USA include supporting various teams within industrial marketing, business development, property development and management, capital project development and delivery and facilities maintenance, including the port's newly-created rail department. Curtis is a member of the real property transactions team that has negotiated and successfully completed such notable projects as the port's land purchases from BNSF Railway Company that included an infrastructure donation from the railroad to the port and dual carrier rail access for the Port of Vancouver USA, the Port of Vancouver/City of Vancouver Joint Waterfront Redevelopment Team that facilitated the three way property exchange between the BNSF Railway, Boise Cascade and the port that paved the way for the planned Vancouver Waterfront Project.

Curtis is speaking on: Destinations and Markets for Bakken and Niobrara Crude

Cole Stanley, Vice-President, Crude Oil Services, Meritage Midstream

C. Cole Stanley is the leader of the Meritage Midstream's crude oil division, his responsibilities include asset management, marketing and trading, and business development. An industry veteran with 18 years of experience, Cole has eight years experience with Enserco Energy, where he served in various roles including Managing Director of Producer Services; Vice President for Producer Services in crude oil, natural gas and wholesale trading; and most recently, Vice President for Producer Services in North America. During his tenure at Enserco, Stanley was an integral member of the team that led the company's initial efforts in developing crude oil assets in the Rockies region. His experience includes work in multiple basins and in a wide range of energy business sectors including crude oil, frac sand and frac sand transport, natural gas and natural gas trading, transportation and storage.

Cole is speaking on: Production Projections, Midstream Capacity and Takeaway Options for Natural Gas and NGLs

Kevin W. Sterling, Senior Vice-President, Senior Equity Research Analyst, Transportation Services Group, BB&T Capital Markets

Kevin W. Sterling, CFA, joined BB&T Capital Markets in July 2009, and follows the Airfreight and Logistics and Maritime sectors. He has been quoted in numerous financial publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Investor's Business Daily, as well as a frequent guest on CNBC and Bloomberg television and radio. Prior to joining the firm, he followed maritime and rail supplier companies for Stephens Inc., where he was part of a team recognized by Institutional Investor magazine for transportation research among regional/boutique firms for four straight years.

Kevin is speaking on: Assessment of Crude-by-Barge Opportunities from the Bakken and Niobrara Perspectives

John Wadsworth, Chief Operating Officer, BOE Midstream, LLC

John C. Wadsworth is responsible for operations, engineering, and construction at Bakken Oil Express. Bakken Oil Express is the largest independent crude to rail terminal in the Bakken BOE Pipeline is a 16 crude oil trunk pipeline from KillDeer, ND to Dickinson, ND with a truck terminal and several gathering systems connected to the trunk pipeline. Bakken Oil Express (BOE) was the first North Dakota open shipper Crude to Rail facility in the Bakken opening in November 2011. BOE's North Dakota pipeline and crude to rail facility support numerous shippers moving over 100,000 BPD of Bakken crude oil to the markets by rail.

John is speaking on: Developments in Upstream Terminal Access in Bakken and Niobrara

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Rail has facilitated the rapid development of the Bakken oil industry and allowed crude to get to market efficiently and cost-effectively. New government regulations however have made moving crude on rail more complex. New testing requirements will increase costs and turnaround times. Some states and cities have put temporary bans on Bakken crude, and others have required that trains alter their routes to avoid urban areas. Regulations like these will ultimately increase costs but rail will continue to be a viable option for transporting Bakken crude. The Niobrara region is increasingly using rail to transport crude as well, and new transloading facilities are being developed as production increases.

INFONEX's Crude-by-Rail: Bakken and Niobrara has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry, and at the same time give you opportunities to network and make connections. This conference will examine regulatory developments across North America and evaluate their impact on the Bakken and Niobrara markets. Our faculty of leading experts will give advice on how to ensure operations are in compliance with new government requirements and expectations.

Our speakers will provide insights into the economics of crude-by-rail along with pricing dynamics and production forecasts. Speakers from every link in the crude-by-rail supply chain will explore the markets for Bakken and Niobrara crude and the many options available for getting crude to market.

This will be the first conference dedicated exclusively to providing crude-by-rail solutions for the Bakken and Niobrara markets. Join us in Denver to get a comprehensive understanding of the crude-by-rail industry and develop strategies for optimizing your crude transport operations. Register today!

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