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Hess, Targa to build $150M Gas Plant

Hess Midstream Partners LP announced today the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Targa Resources Corp. to construct a new 200 million standard cubic feet per day gas processing plant called Little Missouri Four (LM4). The new gas plant will be located at Targa’s existing Little Missouri facility, south of the Missouri River in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Targa ...

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Recalling Halliburton’s refrac pilot program ACTIVATE

Although previous refracturing technologies were unpredictable and not very productive, Halliburton is seeing success with their ACTIVATE refracturing service pilot project. In a nutshell, ACTIVATE is essentially the monitoring of wells with fiber optics and microseismic technology. According to Halliburton, new well completions had less than 60 percent cluster efficiency and fracs of unequal length and width, 80 percent increase ...

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Refrac technology improving everyday, creating more production potential

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Part 2-of-5 in a Series on ReFracs in the Bakken One of the newer trends many in the industry are talking about is the technology of refracking. This buzzword is creating an image of a strategy to cut costs and boost production output. Although previous refracturing technologies were unpredictable and not very productive, Whiting Petroleum is seeing success with their ...

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ND Governor Challenges Bakken Oil Companies: Produce 2-Million-Barrels-a-Day

This is installment one of a five-part series investigating North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s year-end address to the energy industry.  By Jason Spiess, The Crude Life Media Network Tis’ the season for annual meetings and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum caught many people’s attention with his public speech that was making the rounds. Burgum took full advantage of his invitation ...

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ND Oil and Gas Rules Move to Next Phase of Approval

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According to a recent report by Jason Spiess of The Crude Life Media Network, the ND Oil and Gas Division presented an order of proposed final administrative rules to the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Tuesday. The Commission voted 3-0 to approve the rule change order. Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not ...

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Bakken Backers hosts Bakken 2.0 class Sept. 26

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Bakken Backers, a coalition of businesses, leaders, workers, and citizens who support the Bakken and its benefit to North Dakota, is hosting Bakken 2.0. Bakken 2.0 is a free education session about the latest technological trends and economic investments in one of the world’s most-recognized oil formations. The class will be held September 26 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks ...

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Whiting announces sale of Bakken assets for $500 million

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Colorado-based energy company Whiting Petroleum Corp. announced it’s selling it a portion of its North Dakota assets, reported the Denver Business Journal today. The deal between Whiting and RimRock Oil & Gas Williston LLC is said to be worth around $500 million. The sale includes Whiting’s Forth Berthold Researvation area assets located in Dunn and McLean Counties. Whiting executives said ...

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Bakken leads rig count increase

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The Baker Hughes weekly rig count total showed a small increase of six total rigs exploring for oil and gas Friday, led by an increase of three rigs in the Williston basin. Surprising areas of increase this week led to a net increase while many areas that have seen recent activity showed either losses or no increase at all. While ...

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