Inside Issue May 2014


Forward-Looking Investors

BY The Bakken magazine staff How do investors find success from the Bakken oil and gas play? This is the story of how an award-winning team and an expanding duo reveal their successful Bakken investment strategies. READ MORE

3 Men And A Crane

BY The Bakken magazine staff The economic opportunities linked to the Bakken require service providers to cater to the oil and gas industry's every move. Some companies, like Rossco Crane, are finding ways to service the oil industry while expanding into new segments. READ MORE

A Business For Truckers, By Truckers

BY Sue Retka SchillAs trucking operations remain a critical element of the Bakken's growth, some firms are struggling to maintain a culture of growth. Brady Trucking Inc. has found a way to maintain a strong workforce. READ MORE

Career Bakken Achievement

BY Luke GeiverThis spring, construction of the Bakken's largest transload facility begins. The project's development was led by Neil Amondson and his story in making the facility a reality reveals intricacies of making large-scale projects happen in the Bakken. READ MORE

The Spyglass Project

BY Luke GeiverAmerican Eagle Energy developed a Bakken and Three Forks sweet spot through its industry experience and understanding of a unique geologic characteristic in Divide County, N.D. READ MORE


Why Back The Bakken?

BY Rob Lindberg The Bakken has clearly transformed North Dakota. Across the state, housing demand is strong, schools are full, and businesses are thriving. Rob Lindberg, director of the Bakken Backers, provides facts about the Bakken's impact. READ MORE

Classification of crude oil transported by rail from shale plays

BY Scott Blakely and Kesavalu Bagawandoss Intertek, a nationally recognized third-party testing company, discusses the complexities of classifying crude from shale transported via rail. READ MORE

North American Shale News

Third-Party Testing To Verify Bakken Crude

BY The Bakken magazine staff

The Operator Mantra

BY The Bakken magazine staff Forget hydraulic fracturing or boomtowns, the story of the Bakken is about something completely different. READ MORE