Energy Summit a Success

Feedback is in and event organizers are declaring the 2016 Uintah Basin Energy Summit a success. 600 people with varying involvement in the energy industry attended and according to event coordinator Sylvia Wilkins, attendees reported walking away with a positive, optimistic outlook on the future of the industry. Among the speakers, shares Wilkins, were several companies who committed to get back to drilling including one company who will be investing 250 million dollars into the community. The Energy Summit also explored new technologies with the potential to increase the recoverable amount of the 80 billion barrels of oil believed to be located in the Uintah Basin. The production of oil from oil sands was another exciting topic with one company currently producing and another that will be producing by the end of the year, shares Wilkins. And finally, the Energy Summit wrapped up with a presentation on a new 60,000 barrel pipeline proposed from Myton to the Carbon County railhead, the prospect of which could be a major game changer for the future of oil in the Uintah Basin.

U.S. Oil Sands

U.S. Oil Sands

Shawn Chapoose-Ute Tribe Chairman speaking at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit

Shawn Chapoose-Ute Tribe Chairman speaking at the Uintah Basin Energy Summit

Rob Bishop

Rob Bishop

Fracking 101-Mike Decker

Fracking 101-Mike Decker

Badlands

Badlands

Newfield- Matt Vezza

Newfield- Matt Vezza

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