The Montana Petroleum Association will hold its annual meeting in Billings on August 30 and 31, at the DoubleTree Hotel. This year the event will feature Bruce Larsen, President and Chief Executive of Kraken Resources, as speaker at the annual Petroleum Industry Appreciation Day Luncheon, to which the public is invited.

Larsen has 20 years of oil and gas exploration and production experience specializing in business development, resource identification, geologic modeling, and operational geology. Before forming Kraken, Larsen was Executive Vice President of Ursa Resources Group LLC, where he led the company’s Williston Basin entry, developed the company’s Bakken Shale geologic model, and oversaw leasing of 120,000 net acres. Prior to Ursa, Larsen worked at Legend Natural Gas where he evaluated acquisition opportunities in nearly every onshore U.S. basin.

The Appreciation Day Luncheon will be on Wednesday, August 31 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. following a forenoon program of presenters and panel discussions about the status of the industry.

The event also includes a golfing and a barbecue dinner at the Pryor Creek Golf Course on Aug. 31.

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