Inside Issue November/December 2016


Telling the Bakken's True Story

BY Patrick C. Miller Dakota Access Pipeline protests teach the industry lessons about communicating and why an expanded effort needs to be started and continued to tell the true story of the Bakken and other oil and gas developments. READ MORE

Glancing at 2017 Bakken Activity Expectations

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff Short updates from major Bakken operators and drilling rig providers on early 2017 investment plans, DUC strategies and outlooks on the current state of the industry. READ MORE


Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library ready for Bakken 2.0

BY Patrick C. Miller The Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library that played a direct role in helping North Dakota become the No. 2 oil producing state in the nation has undergone a major renovation and expansion that will keep it relevant for the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

North American Shale News

GE CEO on Baker Hughes purchase: right time to invest

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff With its purchase of oilfield services firm Baker Hughes, GE will now be present in the Bakken from molecule to megawatt. READ MORE

Dunn County now has lowest Bakken breakeven prices

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff The cost of doing business in the Bakken is getting lower. According to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, the oil prices at which an operator will breakeven have dropped between $5/b and $13/b. READ MORE

Offshore oil, gas lease plan leaves Alaska senators infuriated

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff Alaskan Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski are not happy with the U.S. Department of the Interior's release of a proposed five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing near Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. READ MORE

Wolfcamp play assessment puts Bakken at No. 2 all-time largest

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff The Permian Basin's Wolfcamp shale has officially overtaken the Bakken-Three Forks shale as the largest continuous oil formation ever assessed by the U.S. Geological Survey. READ MORE

The Word From Texas, Oklahoma

BY The Bakken Magazine Staff The Federal Reserve Banks in Kansas City (which includes Oklahoma) and Dallas issued a survey to oil and gas entities on their moods, expectations and general sentiments on everything oil-or gas-related. READ MORE