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    The Bakken and Geology in North Dakota

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    TENORM: Filter Socks & Their Uses

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    Oil and Conservation: Reclamation for our future

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    Multi-Well Pads: Recovering more while using less

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    U.S. oil firms turn to fracking mixology as crude slides againJuly 30, 2015

    WILLISTON, N.D. | BY ERNEST SCHEYDER U.S. oil companies, under renewed pressure from falling crude prices, are increasingly tweaking and mixing fracking technologies as they scramble to squeeze more out of wells and eke out profits after rounds of cost-cutting. Shale oil firms need the experiments to payoff now more so than before given that…

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    Bakken Expo: Optimism about ND oil futureJuly 29, 2015

    By Ryan Laughlin, Grand Forks Herald The Bakken is the rock formation that has been known for producible oil reserves in western North Dakota.  Today at The Bakken Expo local businesses were optimistic about how business in the Bakken could affect Grand Forks. “We’re just trying to spark up some new customers and see what…

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    Oil company gives $5 million for housing: teachers, police among those who will benefitJuly 28, 2015


    Slowdown won’t cause oil bustJuly 28, 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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    U.S. oil firms turn to fracking mixology as crude slides again

    WILLISTON, N.D. | BY ERNEST SCHEYDER U.S. oil companies, under renewed pressure from falling crude prices, are increasingly tweaking and mixing fracking technologies as they scramble to squeeze more out of wells and eke out profits after rounds of cost-cutting. Shale oil firms need the experiments to payoff now more so than before given that…

    READ MORE

    Bakken Expo: Optimism about ND oil future

    By Ryan Laughlin, Grand Forks Herald The Bakken is the rock formation that has been known for producible oil reserves in western North Dakota.  Today at The Bakken Expo local businesses were optimistic about how business in the Bakken could affect Grand Forks. “We’re just trying to spark up some new customers and see what…

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    Oil company gives $5 million for housing: teachers, police among those who will benefit

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communciations XTO Energy announced Monday a $5 million donation that will help provide affordable housing for teachers, police and other essential personnel in three of the state’s busiest oil communities. The oil company’s contribution to North Dakota’s Housing Incentive Fund will support four housing projects in Williston, Watford City and Killdeer….

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    Slowdown won’t cause oil bust

    By Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune State officials provided lawmakers with a largely upbeat picture Monday of state revenues and oil production with both holding fairly level despite a recent decline in oil prices and rig activity. The interim Government Finance Committee heard updates on oil production and the status of state revenue collections in the…

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