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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Oil group hosting job fair Wed. in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition is hosting a job fair Wednesday at the Cajundome & Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. for oil and gas industry companies looking for qualified employees. Military veterans will get special attention in the form of access to career experts from 8:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. and then ...

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Exporters: Voice Your Thoughts on North Dakota’s Intermodal Transportation Oct. 27 & 28

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The North Dakota Port Services in Minot is inviting North Dakota exporters and importers to participate in a state-wide North Dakota Intermodal Initiative meeting on Oct. 27 & 28 in Minot, ND. Executives from BNSF and other freight carriers will be in attendance. On Monday, October 27,  from 6pm-9pm there will be a Cocktail Reception at Grand International Inn, Minot. Shippers ...

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EDITORIAL: A “no” on measure 5

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Everybody likes parks, clean water and wildlife. But let’s stop and think. What’s really the best way to fund conservation efforts in North Dakota? Measure 5 would affect not only the oil and gas industry in North Dakota, but citizens statewide. It would collect five percent from the oil extraction tax, amounting to $150 million per year, and set it ...

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Occidental plans to sell $3 billion Bakken assets

According to Bloomberg today, Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) is seeking a buyer for its North Dakota oil assets. The asking price: $3 billion. Occidental, whose holdings in the Bakken equal about 335,000 acres, hopes to “pursue strategic alternatives” to the Bakken holdings, according Melissa Schoeb, an Occidental spokeswoman. Although business is booming in the Bakken, Occidental’s holdings there are primarily ...

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Natural Resource Partners LP makes $340 million Bakken, Three Forks acquisition

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Natural Resource Partners LP (NRP) announced yesterday in a press release that it will acquire non-operated interests in oil and gas properties in the Bakken and Three Forks shale plays in North Dakota from an affiliate of Kaiser-Francis Oil Company. The $340 million deal affects holdings in the Sanish Field in Mountrail County, currently operated by Whiting Petroleum Company. Wyatt ...

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North Dakota hosted buyers from 15 countries during 8th Annual Big Iron IVP

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North Dakota hosted more than 75 international visitors from 15 countries in September as part of the Big Iron International Visitor’s Program, the international portion of the Big Iron Farm Show that connects North Dakota agribusinesses with international buyers.  The program, which ran Sept. 8-11, is facilitated by the North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) and the US Commercial Service. “North ...

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Facilities design summit addresses growing industry needs

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As the shale boom continues across the US, oil and gas companies must prepare for changes to accommodate higher production and expanding development. Facilities design is a key part of this change. An explosion of onshore, unconventional activity has meant that greater focus is being placed on costs, design and lead times of production, gathering, and handling facilities to accommodate expanding upstream development plans. With shale oil ...

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Radiant Oil & Gas acquires 1,000 acres in Louisiana

Houston-based Radiant Oil & Gas has decided to jump on the new trend of re-drilling abandoned oil wells. As part of the business strategy associated with the recent acquisition of 1,000 acres in St Mary Parish in Louisiana, Radiant has identified 21 places where the company can re-drill abandoned wells in addition to drilling new ones. In today’s press release ...

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Purity Oilfield Services hosts Truck Rodeo

Purity Oilfield Services will sponsor the first annual Truck Rodeo tomorrow at the Purity Yard grounds in Williston, North Dakota. Gates open at 9 AM, and the action starts at 11 AM. The competition itself consists of three events, and the winner will be awarded $1000 cash and a champion belt buckle. Second and third place prizes will also be awarded, ...

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