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Refrac technology improving everyday, creating more production potential

saltwater and oil spill

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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5 Part Series on Refracs: Whiting seeing an increase in Bakken refrac activity

Bakken, Hess

Part 1-of-5 in a Series on ReFracs in the Bakken Over the past decade, oil companies have been searching for innovative techniques in order to find new recoverable oil in new places. According to industry reports, approximately 75,000 new wells have been drilled in North America during that time. As many energy enthusiasts continue to look under new rocks, companies ...

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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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Energy-focused media companies form partnership

crude life, bakken.com,

FARGO, ND – Energy Media Group, which manages a number of energy related news sites (Bakken.com) and The Crude Life, a digital, radio and print network dedicated to telling the story of the Bakken, announced today they are bringing their audiences and resources together to create a comprehensive platform for energy related news, content and advertising. “This alliance is something ...

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The New Age of Trump Oil

donald trump, kevin cramer

Recently, President Donald J. Trump joined Energy Industry Executives, members of Congress, and Cabinet Officials at the Department of Energy to deliver remarks on unleashing America’s boundless capacity for energy production. “We’re here today to usher in a new American energy policy,” he declared. The President explained that his focus isn’t so much on “energy independence,” but rather dominance. In ...

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The Rough Waters of Western North Dakota

WAWS, water, North Dakota

The first in a 5-part series on the controversial water industry of western North Dakota. Reprinted with permission.  The state of North Dakota is now experiencing a serious crossroads situation regarding the Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA) and its future path.  Uncertainty is nothing new to WAWSA and its project as controversy, a questionable business plan and forceful government ...

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“This film is not going to be about the oil field, it is going to BE the oil field.”

north dakota

Today the Examiner released an article profiling one of the oil field’s premiere artists, filmmaker Nathan Anderson. Anderson started the website NoDakFilms.com in order to showcase the beauty and culture of North Dakota.  His goal is for the state to have a State Film Office, citing that North Dakota is the only one that does not have one. Anderson recently ...

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