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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.

New geothermal drilling technology could also help oil and gas

geothermal drilling, Baker Hughes

When we think directional drilling, we think oil and gas. But a recent article in Think GeoEnergy tells about an advanced drilling system used by Baker Hughes that can withstand high temperatures in drilling for geothermal resources. The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and its Geothermal Technology Office. Alexander Richter for Think Geoenergy reports that Baker ...

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Dynasty Downhole Services Acquisitions Expand North American Capabilities

Dynasty Downhole Services, Fishing, oilfield services, M&A

Lafayette, LA.–Dynasty Downhole Services has expanded their North American services with the recent purchase of Key Fishing & Rental’s Deepwater assets in Houma, Louisiana and Slaugh Fishing Services with services centers in Vernal, Utah, Ft. Collins, CO and Watford City, ND; bringing the total number of Service Centers to eight.   The Dynasty leadership team offers over 150 plus years of hands-on experience ...

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NDPC scholarship apps due April 1

NDPC, scholarship, oil and gas careers

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is seeking applicants for the Al Golden Memorial Scholarship program, which will provide a $2,000 scholarship to nine qualified college students pursuing a post-secondary education in geology, engineering, processing plant technology, science, technical skills or other careers related to the oil and gas industry. The application period will remain open until ...

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Spray foam for agriculture? Here’s why farmers should think about it…

spray foam, profoam, agriculture

Most people typically think about spray polyurethane foam for home construction, commercial buildings, and roofing since it prevents leaks, wards off humidity and mitigates temperature fluctuation. It makes heating and cooling more cost-effective. But SPF has applications far beyond homes and commercial buildings. Spray foam is now being used by a diverse number of industries. Farmers and ranchers have begun ...

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Two Marcellus, Utica area natural gas pipelines approved

European pipeline, Trans Adriatic pipeline

The executive order that gave TransCanada the go ahead to pursue completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline stole the spotlight from two smaller, but still substantial pipeline projects received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). A TransCanada press release announced the approval for the construction of the Leach XPress and RayneXPress projects. Both will provide natural gas from the ...

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Real Estate Developer Mike Marcil Awards $25,000 Grant to PATH, Inc.

Path Inc grant check, Mike Marcil

January 30, 2017, Fargo, North Dakota– Mike Marcil, CEO of Aalton Real Estate LLC., a Fargo-based commercial and rental real estate company, awarded a $25,000 grant to the PATH Family Support Program in Fargo, North Dakota. The grant will be used to support the recruitment and retention of licensed foster families to serve in the PATH Family Support Program. Additionally, the ...

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Movin’ on up! Rig count gains 18

oil rig, rig count, Baker Hughes

The Baker Hughes rig count showed another generous gain Friday. After a large jump last week, the number continues to climb. Of the 712 total, 566 are exploring for oil, 145 are exploring for gas, and 1 is labeled miscellaneous. Offshore, the rig count dropped by 3. The Permian Basin continues to stand out, claiming over half of the total ...

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TransCanada announces submission of Keystone XL Permit application

Keystone XL, TransCanada

In the wake of President Trump’s executive order earlier this week regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline, TransCanada announced it has submitted a Presidential Permit application to the U.S. Department of State for approval of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. TransCanada asserts the pipeline project will create tens of thousands of well-paying jobs and “generate substantial ...

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University of Denver rejects a bid to divest from oil and gas

solar, University of Denver student initiative

  A student-led initiative to get the University of Denver to divest from fossil fuel investments in its private endowment fund has been rejected by trustees, reports the Denver Post. Board chair Douglas Scrivener said that divesting from fossil fuels didn’t fall in line with the university’s purpose nor would it effectively help fight against global warming. The board’s answer ...

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