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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Williams County commissioners have rejected an amendment that would have limited the number of TENORM facilities permitted in the county.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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If you do a cursory search of “auditing HSE programs” you will find a ton of articles and consultants with great ideas on how to go about this process. You’ll also find that you can do an incredibly deep dive into things that aren’t going to make your company any safer or more importantly, a…

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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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After last week’s publication of updated Department of Labor / OSHA guidance, we consulted with experts in industrial hygiene, engineering, and employment law. The consensus was that regardless of your stance on vaccinations, masks, and worker protection - OSHA has pivoted drastically from t…

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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…

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…

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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…

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