ND schedules hearing to block BLM frack rule

North Dakota filed a request in federal district court for a preliminary injunction against the Bureau of Land Management to block the BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule from going into effect on June 24.
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US senator introduces bill to add fracking permit steps

A bill intended to create consistent national standards that would supposedly protect water resources from oil and gas development has been introduced in Congress by U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland.
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Bakken Event Reveals Play’s Evolution

For the second straight year, our team is hosting a unique event revealing the state of the Bakken shale play. The Bakken Conference & Expo will take place July 27 to 29 at the Alerus Center, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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Managing Bakken Water Needs

Longer lateral lengths and increased frack stages per well have midstream companies and water management and research teams working feverishly to keep up with industry water treatment and transportation needs.
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Delivering New Oilfield Waste Strategies

Regulations governing solid waste disposal, including radioactive materials, from drilling operations in the Bakken are getting an overhaul to improve efficiency and lower costs without endangering public safety or the environment.
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Hess to sell half its Bakken midstream assets for $2.67B

Hess has agreed to sell a 50 percent interest in its Bakken midstream assets to Global Infrastructure Partners for cash consideration of $2.675 billion. The two companies will create a midstream joint venture—Hess Infrastructure Partners.
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Industry Events

The Bakken Conference & Expo

July 27-29, 2015
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, ND

The Bakken's Backbone Seminar

July 27-27, 2015
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

NAPE Houston

August 19-20, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

OilComm Conference & Exposition

November 4-6, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

Executive Oil Conference

November 9-10, 2015
Midland County Horseshoe Arena & Pavilion
Midland, Texas

NAPE Denver

December 9-10, 2015
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

Houston Oilfield Expo

December 9-10, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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