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    Eco-Drilling: Reducing Impacts to the Land

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    Oil and Conservation: Reclamation for our future

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    TENORM: Filter Socks & Their Uses

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    Oil industry expert questions findings of crude exports reportAugust 28, 2015

    By Patrick C. Miller | August 26, 2015 A Center for American Progress (CAP) report on lifting the U.S. ban on crude exports said the move represents a fundamental policy change that creates risk without adequate consideration of the consequences. But John Auers, executive vice president at Turner Mason & Co. who’s nationally recognized as…

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    North Dakota’s big oil boom in a man’s landAugust 28, 2015

    Henrietta Norton and Dan Dennison from the Guardian traveled to Williston and Watford City to see the boom for themselves. Expecting the “Wild West” or frontier towns because of the way the area is so commonly portrayed, they found instead a place “much more subtle and complex.” “I’ve been surprised by the positivity individuals have…

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    Scott Meske: Economic growth tied to more than just price of oilAugust 25, 2015


    EERC recommends saltwater remediation pilot projectAugust 20, 2015


    Upcoming Events

    Drilling Bits to Bytes: Technology & Innovation in the Oil Field

    September 21, 2015, 3:00pm

    The Fargo Theatre
    314 Broadway N
    Fargo, ND  58102 Map

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council and Bakken Backers will co-host a FREE education session exploring "Drilling Bits & Bytes" - how companies in the Red River Valley are using technology and innovation to advance oil development in the Bakken. WHERE Fargo Theater 314 Broadway N Fargo, ND WHEN Monday, September 21, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. AGENDA Emcee: Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Electric 3:00 p.m. - Welcome from Rob Lindberg, Bakken Backers and introduction of Tammy Miller 3:05 p.m. - Tammy Miller, CEO of Border States Energy, building a company in Fargo to serve the electrical needs of oil and gas companies and their communities, including in the Bakken. 3:25 p.m. - Innovation Report: 7 minute briefs on the new efforts -Myriad Mobile: Mobile apps in the field -Glen Mitzel, JDP Automation -Jason Sanden, AE2S 3:50 p.m. - Tom Kenville: How UAS can work in Oil & Gas 4:15 p.m. - Bakken 101 Education Sessions -Kathy Neset, President, Neset Consulting Services -Lynn Helms, Director, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources -Gene Veeder, Executive Director, McKenzie Co. Job Development Authority 5:30 p.m. Adjourn

    CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES

    Our member companies and their employees are dedicated to the communities in which they live and operate. Whether it is through Oil Can! programs, such as Pick Up the Patch! or Bakken Rocks CookFest or their own programs and foundations, companies strive to give back. Learn more or find out how you can request help for your community or organization.

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    Oil industry expert questions findings of crude exports report

    By Patrick C. Miller | August 26, 2015 A Center for American Progress (CAP) report on lifting the U.S. ban on crude exports said the move represents a fundamental policy change that creates risk without adequate consideration of the consequences. But John Auers, executive vice president at Turner Mason & Co. who’s nationally recognized as…

    READ MORE

    North Dakota’s big oil boom in a man’s land

    Henrietta Norton and Dan Dennison from the Guardian traveled to Williston and Watford City to see the boom for themselves. Expecting the “Wild West” or frontier towns because of the way the area is so commonly portrayed, they found instead a place “much more subtle and complex.” “I’ve been surprised by the positivity individuals have…

    READ MORE

    Scott Meske: Economic growth tied to more than just price of oil

    The Bakken may be out of the boom phase, but we’re not done yet Last year at this time my office received dozens of phone calls and emails asking about ‘boomtown’ and what’s really going on in Williston, North Dakota. Now we get calls asking about ‘the bust’ and what’s it like in Williston. After…

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    EERC recommends saltwater remediation pilot project

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passed its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research Center’s proposal to the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The EERC’s proposal…

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