Inside Issue July 2014


The Secrets of Slickwater

BY Luke GeiverAn industry staple reveals the merits, challenges of slickwater fracks. For the wells that match up with the selection criteria for a slickwater treatment, the production results are undeniable. READ MORE

The Slickwater Story

BY Luke GeiverThe reemergence of a simple frack design is increasing production, lowering well costs and impacting water usage in the Bakken. Slickwater fracks have become a go-to option for many Bakken operators. READ MORE

The State of Water

BY Emily AasandHydraulic fracturing, permitting, recycling and new completion methods are responsible for a new water era in N.D. The Bakken magazine spoke with the N.D. State Water Commission about the facts on fracking and water use. READ MORE


IN PLAY: Nine Energy Created From 4-Firm Merger

BY Emily AasandNine Energy Service, a conventional and unconventional completions and wireline services firm, has entered the oil and gas industry as a new oilfield services company that will serve the Bakken. READ MORE

IN PLAY: SD School of Mines Launches Energy Education Opportunities

BY Patrick C. Miller Changes to the economy brought about by regional petroleum development have led the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology at Rapid City, S.D., to enhance the educational opportunities it provides students. READ MORE

North American Shale News

Traffic Increases by the Numbers

BY The Bakken magazine staff

ND Economic Growth Leader 4 Straight Years

BY The Bakken magazine staff