Texas mineral firm finds success, growth in Bakken

Endeavor Acquisitions LLC, a Texas-based mineral acquisitions company, has overcome the challenge of distance between its main office in Fort Worth, and the Bakken oil and gas play in North Dakota, to rapidly grow the company in only two years.
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CBL Completes Acquisition of Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck, ND

CBL & Associates Properties Inc., announced that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 51 percent interest in Kirkwood Mall in Bismarck, ND. Growth in the local economy was a major factor in the purchase of the mall.
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Houston firm hires Bakken vet for new Williston Basin projects

A Houston-based private equity firm focused on the global energy industry, has formed a new company that will concentrate on the Bakken oil and gas play and development of infrastructure in the region.
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Report explains impact of shale oil on Canadian energy industry

A new report from CIBC World Markets Inc., has detailed the impact of the U.S. shale market on Canada's energy industry. The report notes that growing U.S production, a shift of oil demand to Asia and investment competition pose challenges.
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Mineral imagery system improves Bakken drilling

Drilling success rates in the Bakken oil and gas formation may be close to guaranteed, but access to fracture zone information can still improve production, according to K.S. Chan, director for the oil and gas division at FEI Natural Resources.
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Flexible hose offers water transport solution for Bakken

A polyurethane-based, flexible lay-flat hose could soon help reduce the amount of pipe used for water transport in the Bakken if Hose Solutions Inc., could keep up with demand.
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GE acquires artificial lift provider in Bakken for $3.3 billion

GE Oil & Gas has acquired Lufkin Industries Inc., an artificial lift provider for the oil and gas industry, for roughly $3.3 billion. Used in approximately 94 percent of 1 million oil producing wells, the technology helps to surface hydrocarbons.
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Industry Events

21st Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

April 30-2, 2013
Evraz Place
Regina, Saskatchewan

14th Annual Energy Exposition and Symposium

June 5-6, 2013
Wyoming Center CAM-PLEX
Gillette, Wyoming

North American Prospect Expo

August 14-16, 2013
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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