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  • Bakken Companies Draw Blood for CommunityMay 23, 2015

    United Blood Services urges volunteers to “find the hero” in them, and 141 industry employees representing 34 companies did just that in February.

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council and its members hosted the First Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive, a friendly competition that pitted oil companies against one another to try and increase donations to UBS. Companies garnering the most volunteers received $1,000 for the charity of their choice.

    Among the companies hosting UBS in their offices was Westcon Construction, who had 27 employees donate, a majority of whom were new donors. Westcon finished a close second in the contest portion of the blood drive, which tracked the number of friends, family, employees and others who donated blood on behalf of the company. Whiting Petroleum, winner of the Food and Fun Toy and Food Drive, won again in the category of 51 or more employees and a contribution of $1,000 will be donated to Wounded Warriors on their behalf. Panther Pressure Testing of Watford City again won the category of 50 and fewer employees again with a contribution of $1,000 going to the McKenzie County Health Benefit Fund to help them with the construction of a new healthcare facility in that county.

    “We each can have such a positive impact in the community around us. It’s just a matter of saying ‘yes’ when asked to give. We are excited to partner with the North Dakota Petroleum Council to ultimately save lives through this blood drive effort,” said Travis Dressler, spokesperson for United Blood Services.

    Participating companies include:
    Apex Remington  –  Benz Oil  –  Bilfinger Westcon  –  Chamber Pipe & Salvage  –  Continental Resources  –  EOG Resources  –  Frear Consulting  –  Halliburton  –  J&J  –  Job Service ND  –  LT Environmental  –  LTR  –  MBI Energy Services  –  MDU Resources  –  Mitchells Oilfield Services  –  Nabors Drilling  –  NOV Downhole  –  Nuverra Environmental Solutions  –  Oasis Petroleum  –  OFI  –  Panther Pressure Testing  –  Petro-Hunt, LLC  –  Petroleum Services & Tools  –  Rolfson Oil  –  Schlumberger  –  SpecTech  –  Statoil  –  Tesoro Logistics  –  Triple A Safety  –  Weatherford  –   Whiting Petroleum  –  WPX Energy  –  XTO Energy.