Fortis Energy Services Expands from Utica, Marcellus into Bakken

By Luke Geiver | December 18, 2013

Fortis Energy Services Inc. is branching out from the Michigan Basin and the Utica and Marcellus shale plays into the Williston Basin. The well services company will provide well completion services, workover services, down-hole repairs and maintenance help to the Bakken.

According to the company, it has built a reputation of working under extreme well pressures in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays without incidence. “Our seasoned crews and well maintained equipment result in a high degree of efficiency in all of our services,” said Nathan Conway, CEO of the company and North Dakota native. “The Fortis team finishes the work in 15-20 percent less time than our competitors while maintaining a safe operation for both us and our clients.”

Conway said that the company’s culture of strong customer service and a focus on safety has allowed the company to expand into the Williston Basin. “I grew up in the North Dakota oil fields working in oilfield service as well as exploration and production. As a third generation oilman in the N.D. oil and gas industry, it is great to be back home working with many of the same people I worked with years ago,” he added.

In addition to the Marcellus, Utica and now Bakken shale, the company also has formulated an aggressive growth plan targeting the Eagle Ford shale, Permian Basin and Niobrara shale play.

Fortis has already sent two 500-series workover rigs to the Bakken. In the early part of 2014, the company intends to add more rigs.