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NDDOT Seeking Submissions for Transportation Innovation Ideas

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is currently seeking submissions for the Transportation Innovation Program (TRIP). TRIP seeks to identify and implement innovative solutions for transportation related projects. Submission are being sought to address areas in transportation including but not limited to: • Bridges and structures • Construction • Operations and Maintenance • Roadway surfacing • Planning • Environmental ...

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Energy 2016 – The Year in Review

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Looking back on 2016, there have been changes, both good and bad, for the energy industry. We’ve toughed out another year of roller-coaster oil and gas prices. We’ve seen prices near $25 per barrel back in May, with a steady, gradual increase in recent weeks. We’ve seen OPEC promise to cut production and President-elect Trump promise to bring back jobs ...

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Energy Recovery CEO talks innovation, oil markets (VIDEO)

Energy Recovery CEO talks innovation, oil markets (VIDEO)

Joel Gay, president and CEO of Energy Recovery, spoke about navigating the rocky oil market with Yahoo! Finance on Friday. Energy Recovery’s products, including the Vorteq hydraulic pumping system, allow oil and gas operators to reduce inefficiencies and increase profits. The Vorteq system is designed to isolate hydraulic fracturing pumps from abrasive proppants that cause pump failure. Last year, Schlumberger ...

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Failing fast, failing cheap innovation philosophy electrifies Windcreek Services

If you’ve never heard the phrase “fail fast, fail cheap,” then you’re working with the wrong company. According to Cody Williamson, the Sales and Marketing Director of Windcreek, “That truly is key. You scratch together the stuff that’s in the yard to see if that will actually work. It works on paper, now put it into practice. It’s important to ...

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UL listed control panels are an essential asset for manufacturers looking for turnkey services

The evolution of problem solving “black rhinos” If you want to succeed in business, you have to think like a rhinoceros. At least that’s Scott Alexander’s theory in his book, Rhinoceros Success, targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs. The book was self-published in the 1980’s and divided the world into two groups – rhinos and cows. According to Alexander, “I realized the ...

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“We’re in a golden age for exploration” – Company profile: Southwestern Energy Co.

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The annual Barclays CEO Energy Conference, held in New York this week, provided an opportunity for energy company executives to showcase their successes and update their colleagues on the previous year’s business. Steve Mueller, CEO of Southwestern Energy Company, gave a presentation on Tuesday outlining the company’s growth in the past year and the ...

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Horizontal drilling, the real marvel of innovation

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Many times, the terms hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drillings are used interchangeably. However, even though the pairing of the two have led the shale boom, according to John Kemp of Reuters who quoted Forbes magazine contributor, David Blackmon, horizontal drilling is “the real marvel of engineering and scientific innovation.” To drill an economically sensible ...

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UND ramps up oil industry training

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By: John Hageman, Forum News Service UND officials Monday discussed how they’re helping to add skilled workers in rapidly growing oil plays in North Dakota and elsewhere. Speaking to energy industry officials at the first day of the inaugural Bakken/Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference at the Alerus Center, UND officials provided an overview of the fundraising efforts for a new facility ...

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