Now in its 29th year, the conference takes place annually in Saskatchewan and North Dakota on alternating years. This conference is one of the preeminent gatherings for North America's energy sector and is co-hosted by the Government of Saskatchewan, State Government of North Dakota, North Dakota Petroleum Council, Saskatchewan Geological Survey and Petroleum Technology Research Council.
The conference is named after the Williston Basin, a major oil producing region including area of Saskatchewan, North and South Dakota, Manitoba, and Montana. The conference attracts business, technical and government leaders who come together to share technical advancements and business opportunities specific to the region. New for 2019, the conference and exhibition will also showcase innovations centred around advanced energy systems, advanced technologies, automation, clean technologies, block chain, artificial intelligence and more.
Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is managed by EventWorx Corporation on behalf of the stakeholders.
Saskatchewan represents a vibrant and growing economy. The province has an expansive wealth of natural resources including agriculture, potash, uranium and oil. The province of Saskatchewan is also a technological leader in clean-coal power generation, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and CO2 storage in aquifers.
Because of the province's diverse resource sectors, the province has weathered economic cycles better than other regions, in fact, the province has seen record population, employment, investment and export growth. From 2008 to 2017, Saskatchewan was estimated to reach $151 billion in new investments. Saskatchewan is Canada's second-largest oil producer, Oil & gas accounts for more than 15% of the province's $61 billion real GDP and supports approximately 38,000 jobs in the province. *