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    Multi-Well Pads: Recovering more while using less

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    Corval Group Continues Exceptional Safety Performance

    ST. PAUL, MN, February 19th, 2015 – Corval Group is pleased to announce that it has accomplished more than 5,000,000 hours worked without a lost time injury. Corval has embraced safety at all levels of the organization to reach this achievement. Jon Paul, a Superintendent for Corval’s Northwest region has been with Corval since 2007…

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    LT Environmental recognized among leaders in the oil and gas industry

    DENVER, CO. –LT Environmental, Inc. (LTE), a full service environmental and engineering firm, is pleased to announce that the company has been named a Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Awards Finalist. The third annual Oil & Gas Awards recognizes the outstanding achievements of leaders within the upstream and midstream sectors of the North American oil…

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    Northern Electric, Inc. Continues Support and Donations to The Minot, North Dakota Family YMCA

    Northern Electric, Inc., the electrical construction division of The Northern Group out of Westminster Colorado, today announced that it has made another $500.00 contribution to the Minot Family YMCA to help sustain many of their educational, recreational and support programs for families in the area. The donation will support kids basketball and its families in…

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    College professors invited for two-day tour of North Dakota’s energy industry

    Bismarck, N.D. – The Lignite Energy Council and the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) will be hosting a “North Dakota Energy Tour” on August 5 and 6 and will be inviting college professors to participate in the two-day tour. The objective of the Energy Tour is to give professors a first-hand look at the state’s…

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    True: Careful, deliberate choices to ensure pipeline safety

    A month ago our Poplar Pipeline leaked oil into the Yellowstone River. Since then, we’ve been engaged in an all-out and intense effort to minimize the environmental impact of that terrible and unfortunate accident. Also unfortunate are the articles, including one in this newspaper, that paint an incomplete picture of our operational record and question…

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    Letter: Valley benefits from energy boom

    By Mike Rydell from Fargo I had the pleasure to participate in a Fargo/Moorhead Chamber of Commerce panel discussing the beneficial impacts oil, gas and the lignite industry have had on our region. It is easy to take for granted their everyday importance. It is all too convenient to flip a light switch or fill at…

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    Myths of the Bakken – Is gas produced from all Bakken and Three Forks wells similar?

    By Kathleen Neset, President of Neset Consulting Service An interesting question – but gas from all Bakken and Three Forks wells is not the same. Similarly, wells throughout the Williston Basin that target and produce from the Bakken Oil System produce gas of different components and make up. Why is this important? Let’s first talk…

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    Drillers Take Second Crack at Fracking Old Wells to Cut Cost

    (Bloomberg) — Beset by falling prices, the oil industry is looking at about 50,000 existing wells in the U.S. that may be candidates for a second wave of fracking, using techniques that didn’t exist when they were first drilled. New wells can cost as much as $8 million, while re-fracking costs about $2 million, significant…

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    Recycling expert looks to turn waste from oil and gas operations into driving force for the industry

    Most people who work in the oil industry look at the muddy, black mixture of soil, rock fragments and drilling mud that make up drill cuttings and see a liability. They see a useless byproduct that incurs expensive disposal and treatment costs for exploration and production companies. Gary Beers sees a resource. Beers, an exploration…

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    February Newsletter: Companies recognized for safety & other achievements

      MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY 2015     #TBT: Ditsworth leads oil tax protest (1953) In the spirit of #ThrowBackThursday, we’re sharing this photo from exactly 62 years ago. On this day in 1953, Neuman Ditsworth, then president of the Williston Board of City Commissioners, led a march of 300 other individuals on the legislature to protest a tax increase on the oil…

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    SM Energy North Rockies Employees Celebrate Contribution to Crosby’s Blue Line Club

    On Tuesday, February 3, SM Energy Company presented a check for $100k to Crosby’s Blue Line Club in support of Northwest Health and Wellness Hockey Arena. SM Energy employees and their families were on hand to celebrate the occasion. “Our company’s core values reflect our commitment to giving back, investing and being a part of…

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    Infographic: One Million Barrels

    When North Dakota surpassed 1 million barrels of daily oil production, it didn’t become just a national energy leader: it became a world energy leader. Read on to learn why this milestone is so significant.  

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    Infographic: Economic Impact

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    Infographic: Facts about Flaring

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    CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES Our member companies and their employees are dedicated to the communities in which they live and operate. Whether it is through Energy of North Dakota programs, such as Pick Up the Patch! or Bakken Rocks CookFest or their own programs and foundations, companies strive to give back. Learn more or find out…

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    One Million Barrels – One Million Thanks

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    Tourism Opportunities Abound

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    NORM & TENORM: What is it?

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    TENORM: How It’s Handled

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    Wenzel: Too many holes in anti-pipeline arguments

    Boosters of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline project came to our office recently to tout what they say will be the many benefits to the region if the pipeline ever gets the go-ahead from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Much of what the supporters said seems legitimate, but it was hard to resist noting that the…

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    Oil companies compete in Bakken blood drive

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council is working with United Blood Services to hold a Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive in western North Dakota. Oil companies will compete for $1,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice. Companies can recruit friends, family and members of the public to donate blood on a company’s…

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    Safety standdown in oil patch

    By Lauren Donovan McKenzie County has reputation for being where, statistically, more crash fatalities occur than any other county in North Dakota. There were 24 fatalities in the county, amounting to nearly 18 percent of the 136 statewide fatalities in 2014, according to the Department of Transportation. In response, county risk manager Jerry Samuelson is organizing…

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