Wisc. contractor thriving as frac sand mine service provider

Jim Hoffman, president of Wisconsin-based Hoffman Construction Co., is a fourth-generation highway contractor who is using the demand for frac sand in the oil and gas industry to transform his company.
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Wireless tech provider outfitting major oil company in Bakken

XetaWave, a Colorado-based wireless technology provider, announced that a major oil company selected XetaWave to meet all of its wireless communication needs within the Bakken Shale.
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Samson expands Bakken acreage to continue infill program

Samson Oil and Gas Ltd., continues to expand in the Bakken. The company recently announced it has agreed to acquire a net 1,225 acres in two 1,280 acre drilling units in Williams County, North Dakota.
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Director's Cut shows well completions rose in Feb.

Stable February weather helped oil and gas production in the North Dakota portion of the Bakken and Three Forks Formation's reach an all-time high. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said completions for February doubled.
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Independent refiner signs with Continental Resources Inc.

PBF Energy Inc., has signed an agreement with Continental Resources Inc., to supply PBF with Bakken crude oil, which will be delivered by rail to PBF's double-loop track at its refinery in Delaware.
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Mont. planners talk difficulty of Bakken development

There is no silver bullet or model to answer the challenges associated with the oil and gas development impacting eastern Montana, according to Brent Moore, planning group manager for Red Lodge-based CTA Group.
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Dalrymple signs bill creating Outdoor Heritage Fund

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law legislation that creates a permanent fund to protect and enhance North Dakota's great outdoors. The Outdoor Heritage Fund will receive a portion of oil production taxes capped at $15 million a year.
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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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