The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Thursday, October 14 at the Medora Heath-Madison Unit 26D well , about five miles south of Medora, North Dakota.
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Williams County’s newest operator is going to “go gangbusters” with 3-mile laterals and develop parts of the Williston Basin that have not yet been developed, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms told a crowd of regional officials during the annual Western Dakota …
One of North Dakota’s largest economic expansion projects to date is landing in Williams County, according to an announcement by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum.
The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Saturday, October 9 at the Evans SWD 1 saltwater disposal well, about eight miles south of Stanley, North Dakota.
The economy has reopened for business, but supply hasn’t kept pace, and that’s causing sticker shock at the pump for many.
Williston-based Nodak Oilfield Services is rolling out a flaring reduction device that stole a bit of limelight during the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting recently.
Another piece of Williston’s cultural heritage has been put in a solid place at Williston State College, with the recent installment and informal unveiling Monday afternoon of a new statue named The Driller.
North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms gave a broad overview of the state of oil and gas a week or so ago during the North Dakota Petroleum Conference Annual Meeting in Watford City. Today, in Williston, however, he’ll get into the nitty gritty with a county-by-coun…
Goodnight Midstream recently notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality of a produced water spill from a pipeline in Mountrail County on Oct. 7.
It is not often you have a chance to own a unique piece of history, but the Williston Basin Chapter of API has come up with just such an opportunity, working in conjunction with Williston State College.
Williams County commissioners have rejected an amendment that would have limited the number of TENORM facilities permitted in the county.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved a 12-page set of guidelines to govern grant and loan awards for the Clean Sustainable Energy Authority and named Al Anderson as its director.
Oasis Petroleum North America, LLC, recently notified the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality that a produced water spill occurred on Oct. 3 at a saltwater disposal facility they operate in Williams County.
Oil and gas operators across the nation are racing to announce carbon reduction goals and ESG plans. Bakken operators are no different. Most of them have or are in the process of having formalized ESG plans.
North Dakota has permitted a second slurry injection well for disposal of TENORM wastes in McKenzie County, according to reports from the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The injection well will be sited on a location that is halfway between Williston and Alexander along U.S. Highway 85.
The Meridian Davis refinery near Theodore Roosevelt Park is six to eight months away from complete financing for the project, Meridian CEO William Prentice told the Williston Herald.
The price for a barrel of Brent Crude hit $80.69 on Tuesday and continued to hang in the mid 70s on Wednesday, amid rising demand and tight supply. That’s the highest prices have been for three years.
Dakota Access has filed a case with the Supreme Court in the pipeline case, asking it to reverse a lower court decision that requires a more thorough review of the pipeline due to its controversial nature.
Whiting Petroleum has closed on an estimated $271 million purchase of additional net acres in Mountrail County from an undisclosed seller. The purchase does not affect current production, but will add 61 new drilling locations to Whiting’s Bakken inventory. That extends the company’s top tie…
Larry Dokken decided to retire in 2017, but it was a short one. In 2020, he went back to work for Neset Consulting to oversee North Dakota’s Bakken Restart, a Cares Act funded program that put thousands of oilfield employees back to work during the pandemic.
The Bakken has its own mineral tracker, Joel Brown, who was among the first graduates of North Dakota’s Petroleum Engineering program in 2013. Brown founded Mineral Tracker to help royalty owners, a service that has since been wrapped into First international Bank and Trust in Watford City.
Gov. Burgum’s net-zero challenge to industry during the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference raised eyebrows — and maybe even a few hackles — back in May.
The concept of ownership is central to success and common in business consulting. It’s uncommon for people to say, “they blamed their way to the top.” Still, there is a subset inside of all of our professional relationships, companies, and even friend groups that ‘explain away’ their problem…
The Bakken remains among “competitive” assets in ConocoPhilips portfolio, even after the company’s acquisition of a major position in the Permian Basin, ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance told investors on a call about the $9.5 billion purchase.
Meridian Davis will get another extension on air permits for the 49,500 barrel per day refinery it has proposed building near Theodore Roosevelt Park.
North Dakota has lost its spot as the No. 2 oil producer, and it’s not likely to regain it any time soon, North Dakota Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms acknowledged during his monthly oil production report.
Oilfield service companies think they are looking at an uptick in activity for the winter, but were also being conservative about the number of hires they were willing to make at the annual fall job fair in Williston on Thursday.
After each legislative biennium, there are invariably rule changes that the Division of Oil and Gas works through, and this time is no different. The big ticket item in the proposed 2022 rule changes stem from Senate Bill 2065, which created the ability for the North Dakota Industrial Commis…
The Clean Sustainable Energy Authority has been continuing to meet and now has a document outlining procedures for considering applications for grants and loans for future innovative energy projects.
The legal battle will continue for Andeavor’s Tesoro High Plains crude oil system for the foreseeable future, after the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision dismissing a class action suit filed by landowners over claims of trespass.
Red Trail Energy is among the latest North Dakota recipients of carbon capture funding, but this time the money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program.
Oasis Petroleum has been undergoing a transformation under the leadership of its new CEO Danny Brown. One of the key elements that’s giving that transformation economic teeth has been the increasing use of three-mile laterals. Not only is that spacing wells further apart, but it’s resulting …
The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality was recently notified of a produced water spill at a pipeline operated by Tallgrass Energy in McKenzie County.
North Dakota has done much to position itself as a leader when it comes to taking carbon emissions out of its power generation. Not only has Gov. Doug Burgum has set a goal of net carbon neural — or maybe even net carbon negative by 2030 — but several large deals are already on the table to …
When it comes to cracking the code on carbon capture, North Dakota’s Project Tundra is often mentioned. But, there is another project that is also well-positioned to help crack that code, and that is the Dakota Gasification Company.
The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified of a release occurring Wednesday, Sept. 8 at the Gunslinger Federal 3-12-1H well, about 14 miles northwest of Keene, North Dakota.
A methane fee that is divorced from actual emissions is raising alarm bells with a broad swath of businesses across the energy supply chain, who say the fee will not only cause rising consumer prices, but will also distort markets and could potentially attract retaliation from America’s trad…
Senior officials from several federal agencies, including the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Interior, will speak with North Dakota energy community members and leaders about available resources and federal funding to spur regional …
There a pressure on the Bakken both from global market forces and ESG concerns. That’s likely to hold Bakken production flat through the foreseeable future, an Enverus analyst tells the Williston Herald.
A North Dakota native has been tapped to serve as Assistant Secretary for Fossil energy and Carbon Management with the Department of Energy.
The Williston API has opened its 2021 achievement awards for nominations. The awards annually recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of the oil and gas industry throughout the Williston Basin during an awards banquet.
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North Dakota’s developing hydrogen hub could attract more investment in the state. A Japanese delegation is touring oilfield sites in Dickinson and visiting Medora today as part of high-level discussion of future investment opportunities in the state’s carbon capture and utilization goals.
The Bureau of Land Management has announced it will begin a process that will see two of North Dakota and Montana’s cancelled lease sales posted late this year.
North Dakota Wind power is growing, according to a recent annual wind market report released by the Department of Energy, and ranks in the top 10 on several parameters tracked by the report.
Enerplus will sell what it calls “non-strategic” interests in Montana and North Dakota, according to a media release.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to extend its timeframe for completing a court-ordered environmental study on the Dakota Access pipeline, according to information posted on the federal agency’s Dakota Access project page.
North Dakota is asking a judge to compel the Bureau of Land Management to resume quarterly oil and gas lease sales, saying that it appears the federal agency is defying a Louisiana ruling that blocked a national moratorium on new oil and gas leases.
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A recent study out from Stanford and Cornell universities claims that blue hydrogen production releases more greenhouse gases than simply burning natural gas. But the study looks at an out-dated process for producing blue hydrogen, the CEO of a company that plans to start a blue hydrogen hub…
An agribusiness giant has announced a partnership with Marathon Petroleum for the production of soybean oil that will be used to help supply rapidly growing demands for renewable diesel fuel.
Calgary-based Enerplus is loving the results of the Bakken stronghold it’s been building, and, all things being equal, if they were to pick between more diversity or more consolidation in the Bakken, the latter is the hands-down winner.
For more than 50 years, presidential enthusiasm for U.S. petroleum products has spanned ideologies and personalities. Presidents from Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama and Donald Trump hailed the benefits of American energy leadership. Democrats and Republicans alike saw abundan…
Basic Energy Services, which has locations in both Sidney and Williston, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday in Texas as part of a plan to sell its assets for a combined $75 million.
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The Department of the Interior said Monday it will resume federal lease sales while it appeals a ruling by a federal judge in Louisiana who granted a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration’s moratorium on new oil and gas leases to 12 states including Montana.
Last week as fuel prices continued to climb the White House released the following announcement: “President Biden has made clear that he wants Americans to have access to affordable and reliable energy, including at the pump. Although we are not a party to OPEC, the United States will always…
Sandwiched in the bipartisan infrastructure bill’s numerous energy priorities was a provision, offered by Sen. Kevin Cramer and New Mexico’s Democratic Senator Ben Lujan, that is modeled after North Dakota’s Bakken Restart Program.
A hydrogen hub is on the horizon for the Bakken, in about half the time it usually takes, according to a release from Bakken Energy.
North Dakota went from flat to flatter for its June production numbers, but kept its No. 2 spot as the nation’s second-largest oil producer, according to the state’s latest production figures.