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New Bakken workers? Oil, gas industry shows interest in drones


By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press “Drone central.” “The Silicon Valley for unmanned aircraft.” North Dakota. With the oil and gas industry in the western side of the state always looking to be more efficient, and ongoing research at the University of North Dakota on the eastern edge, North Dakota could be the petri dish for future commercial applications of unmanned ...

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The state of Bakken investment

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 By Jason Spiess for the Bismarck Tribune In 1951, the state of North Dakota began producing oil when crude was struck on Clarence Iverson’s farm near Tioga. The locals say the small northwestern North Dakota town has never been the same, unless you count their second boom in the ’80s. Or their third boom happening right now. As the cliche ...

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WBPC preview Bakken strong


By Scooter Pursley for the Bismarck Tribune People were ready. The phones were queued up, the people in Bismarck were ready and those getting ready to order tickets were online. Events like these have been known to sell out fast. The question was how fast? Four minutes after registration opened for companies wanting one of the roughly 300 booths available ...

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US shale output to rise in June -EIA

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil production across U.S. shale fields will likely rise by 75,000 barrels-per-day in June after rising nearly as much in May, monthly estimates from the Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. The largest increase will be recorded in the south Texas Eagle Ford shale, where output will rise by just over 26,000 bpd to just over 1.4 ...

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When minutes and seconds matter: Company works to improve response to oil accidents


By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service MANDAREE — Two years ago, Teresa Van Deusen felt helpless when an oilfield worker lost his arm in a drilling rig accident and had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive. Once the ambulance got to the remote North Dakota oilfield location, the paramedics decided to call for a helicopter, adding another 20 ...

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North Dakota crude does not need special handling: U.S. refiners

BY PATRICK RUCKER WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the trade group for the country’s refiners, funded a third-party ...

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Bakken Briefings


 By STEVE ANDRIST, Bismark Tribune Man camp beds moving Fewer man camp beds will be located between Tioga and Ray. Target Logistics has informed Williams County Planning and Zoning officials that it plans to move part of the operation at its Tioga Lodge to McKenzie County. The move comes in response to completion of construction operations at the Hess gas ...

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Rocky Mountains to be part of next big shale play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As Colorado continues to become a major player in the shale mining industry, companies have been exploring the untapped land in search of unclaimed reservoirs, and EOG Resources Inc. has recently announced that areas in the Colorado Rockies will soon add a major boon to their high rate-of-return drilling portfolio. Four horizontal plays ...

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PSC holds wind plant hearing

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By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press HEBRON — No one testified in opposition to a proposed wind farm for Stark and Morton counties at a public hearing Monday at the Hebron Community Center. About 15 to 20 individuals attended the meeting, which started with a presentation by developer Infinity Wind Power, and two members of the public testified in favor of ...

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