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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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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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Rig count up 8, all natural gas

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The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count from last Friday showed an overall increase of 8 rigs drilling, but no new rigs are exploring for oil. All eight rigs are looking for natural gas, in contrast to last week’s report that showed nine new rigs were exploring for oil. Baker Hughes reported a new total of 915, up from 907 total the ...

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Bakken beefs up rig count, Oklahoma up 5

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For the second week in a row, the Baker Hughes North American rotary rig count increase was led by areas outside of Texas. North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields saw an increase of three new rigs this week, while Oklahoma added five new rigs exploring for oil and gas, presumably in the Granite Wash and Cana Woodford basins. The Eagle Ford in ...

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