There are roughly 2.4 million miles of pipe in this vast transportation system.

Featured Event: Environmental Permitting for Oil and Gas: Navigating Regulations, Risk and Project Complexities October 24, 2018 :: Houston, TX

The United States has the largest network of energy pipelines in the world, with more than 2.5 million miles of pipes. Since 2010 investment has increased by some 60 percent (according to an American Petroleum Institute study). And according to the same study, it will remain on average greater than $80 billion until after 2020.

As the magnitude of oil and gas infrastructure grows, so do the complexities of these projects. The permitting processes for all facilities are increasingly complex and can involve multiple federal, state, and local agencies, as well as public interest groups and citizens. Project planners must navigate all of these for an opportunity at a successful end.

The goal of this training is to navigate through key legal, regulatory and environmental issues. We tackle regulatory and permitting developments as well as recent impacts under the current administration, the ever-increasing challenges associated with land rights and development, and provide planning tools to assist companies in siting facilities to avoid/mitigate sensitive environmental resources.

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Kinetic not only offers training in an open-to-the-public format, we also work with companies to bring needed training “in-house.”  We have an extensive list of offerings as you can see, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us – we are happy to visit about what you need. Please contact Denise at [email protected] or 720-491-1173.

The Kinection

Look here to find news, blogs and other information we find interesting - and hope you do too!

Here are a few interesting tidbits this week…

Return of $100 Oil Seen by Top Traders

(Bloomberg) — Major oil trading houses are predicting the return of $100 crude for the first time since 2014 as the market braces for the loss of Iranian supplies because of U.S. sanctions.

Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. co-founder Daniel Jaeggi said prices may spike to over $100 a barrel in the fourth quarter because the market doesn’t have much capacity left to replace more than 2 million barrels a day of Iranian exports that could be lost to sanctions. Trafigura Group co-head of oil trading Ben Luckock sees $90 oil by Christmas and $100 in early 2019….Read More

Move Over, Permian. Bakken’s Making a Comeback.

After months of being the red-headed stepchild to the Permian, the Bakken shale play is getting a resurgence.

Crude oil production in North Dakota reached an all-new high for the second time this year in July, averaging 1.27 million barrels per day, according to the most recent figures available. Monthly oil production in July was 39.35 million barrels.

Wood Mackenzie broke down some key factors that are attracting investments to the Bakken and nearby Three Forks formation (located just below the Bakken).

“Operators are planning to spend $5 billion in planned CAPEX this year in these areas,” Pablo Prudencio, research analyst for WoodMac’s Lower 48 region, told Rigzone. “Operators are expected to spend more than $40 billion in the play over the next five years.” …Read More

Oil hits four-year peak after OPEC shows no sign of turning on the taps

Crude oil prices shot to a four-year high on Tuesday, catapulted by imminent U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude exports and the apparent reluctance of OPEC and Russia to raise output to offset the potential hit to global supply. U.S. crude futures were up 30 cents at $72.38 a barrel, close to their highest since mid-July, Reuters reported.

Brent crude futures were up 61 cents at $81.81 a barrel, having touched a session peak of $82.20, the highest price since November 2014. …Read More

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  • Denise Raymond Founder and Oil and Gas Programming Director at Kinetic

    I have developed a huge passion for the energy industry and many of its intricate and highly impactful issues throughout my almost 15 years in the energy education space.  Through my time in the industry, I have developed a particular interest in pipeline safety and all the regulations that make the issues surrounding the subject “tick”.  Anyone who works in this area knows how the regulations are truly a living, breathing and constantly evolving space – based on changing regulations, changing administrations, as well as all of the physical aspects of the pipes in the ground!

    My goal with every training and conference is to create truly relevant information that you can take back to your desk and your colleagues and put it to work.  We do that by working with some of the brightest minds in the industry to deliver that information…and turn it into knowledge.  I am honored to work with every one of our course instructors and conference speakers. They make every program shine!

    Come to one of our trainings or seminars and you encounter an atmosphere of true learning – we strive to not give “lectures”, but true hands-on give and take.  There’s so much personal/professional knowledge that each person brings into class – the more everyone talks, the more everyone can learn through invaluable personal experiences.

    If you are attending one of our oil and gas classes, mostly likely I will see you there – I look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!  Please feel free to reach out in the meantime!

It takes a village…Meet Kinetic’s oil and gas advisory team…these bright minds believe in our mission and help us coordinate our strategy for bringing the best educational events forward!

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