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Meridian Energy receives Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that the North Dakota Department of Health (“NDDoH”) – Air Quality Division has issued the Permit to Construct (“PTC”) for the Davis Refinery. The issuance of the PTC by the NDDoH comes 18 months after the initial application was filed by Meridian and is based on ...

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Sen. Heitkamp Speaks at Williston Economic Development Conference on Record U.S. Oil Exports

Heidi Heitkamp, methane rule

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp addressed the Williston Economic Development Corporation’s conference with energy industry and community leaders from Midland, TX, to discuss issues in the oil and gas sector. She also talked about her work to successfully reach a deal to lift the 40 year-old ban on exporting domestic oil, which has led to record U.S. oil exports in recent ...

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Rules Approved by Administrative Rules Committee in Bakken

Bakken shale play, administrative rules committee

The final step of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC). Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not responded to with adequate resources, site assessments before and after reclamation if deemed necessary by the director, and changes to what information ...

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Goodnight Midstream Adds Bakken Operations

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Goodnight Midstream, LLC will be adding five new saltwater disposal wells and 50 miles of produced water gathering pipeline to its network of produced water gathering and disposal facilities in North Dakota, according to Goodnight Midstream. Over the last year, Goodnight has drilled and completed four salt water disposal (SWD) wells – the Galaxy, Quale, Knoll and Boehm SWD wells. ...

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Williston Basin Petroleum Conference announces keynotes, speaker line-up

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, the largest oil and gas conference focused on the Williston Basin and the Bakken,  announced its keynotes and headlining speakers. The conference will be held May 22-24, 2018 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND. The WBPC will feature a lineup of more than 40 speakers and presenters, each sharing their insights on the ...

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NDPC opens applications for 2018-2019 Al Golden Scholarships

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Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is now taking applications for its Al Golden Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. The NDPC will award nine $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field. “Workforce recruitment continues to be a huge challenge for the industry, but a tremendous opportunity for North Dakota’s young ...

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ND Gov. Burgum welcomes Hess and Targa’s $150M Bakken investment

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed news today that Hess Midstream Partners and Targa Resources will build a $150 million gas processing plant near Watford City, as North Dakota produces record volumes of natural gas and approaches record high oil production. The Little Missouri Four gas plant will process 200 million cubic feet of gas per day at Targa’s existing Little Missouri ...

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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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