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January 12: Rig count and oil price both climb

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Baker Hughes, a GE Company, reported the North America Rotary Rig Count for January 12, 2018 increased by 15 this week. The rig count included an increase of 2 offshore rigs and 13 inland rigs exploring for oil and gas. Of those 15, 10 are exploring for oil, while 5 rigs are searching for natural gas. Breakout information by Baker ...

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ONEOK to invest $1.4B in natural gas infrastructure

ONEOK, Inc. announced plans to invest approximately $1.4 billion to construct a new pipeline, and related infrastructure, to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Rocky Mountain region to the company’s existing Mid-Continent NGL facilities. The Elk Creek Pipeline – an approximately 900-mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline that is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 – will have ...

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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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5 Part Series on Refracs: Whiting seeing an increase in Bakken refrac activity

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Part 1-of-5 in a Series on ReFracs in the Bakken Over the past decade, oil companies have been searching for innovative techniques in order to find new recoverable oil in new places. According to industry reports, approximately 75,000 new wells have been drilled in North America during that time. As many energy enthusiasts continue to look under new rocks, companies ...

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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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From the Bakken to Burgum, Otis continues to show why he is the MultiMedia Kidtrepreneur

By Jason Spiess, The Crude Life After taking a year off to pursue a passion of learning the ins and outs of Pokemon, MultiMedia Kidtrepreneur Otis is back interviewing some the top minds and personalities in the nation. Multimedia Kidtrepreneur Otis recently sat down with The First Lady of North Dakota, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum for a Kids and Capitalism KidCast. ...

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Energy-focused media companies form partnership

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FARGO, ND – Energy Media Group, which manages a number of energy related news sites (Bakken.com) and The Crude Life, a digital, radio and print network dedicated to telling the story of the Bakken, announced today they are bringing their audiences and resources together to create a comprehensive platform for energy related news, content and advertising. “This alliance is something ...

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