Dealing with low oil, Bakken operators look for new tech

Despite the Bakken's current reality of production volumes in decline and decreased drilling and completion activity due to low oil prices, industry experts and operators are both excited about one thing that could impact breakevens: oilfield tech.
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New oilfield software combines production data, geologic insight

A Houston-based reservoir evaluation and optimization service provider has partnered with an oil and gas software developer to link well production data with proprietary reservoir engineering and geologic data.
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Bakken transportation expert: rail, pipeline trends to continue

With the price differential between West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude minimal, Bakken oil producers continue to move more oil out of North Dakota via pipeline than rail.
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E&P companies worldwide face a year of difficult decisions

A new study from the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions says 2016 will be a difficult year for E&P companies worldwide with more than a third at high risk of slipping into bankruptcy.
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Watford City opens new high school to meet enrollment increase

Although oil prices are down, Watford City, North Dakota, this week dedicated a new $53 million high school to help deal with a school district enrollment that continues to increase.
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Report: Unconventional gas has global impact on energy industry

A new World Energy Council report on the global economic impact of unconventional gas says it could represent 25 percent of the world's energy supply by 2030.
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Industry Events

DUG Rockies

March 9-11, 2016
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

2016 Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo

March 30-31, 2016
Shreveport Convention Center
Shreveport, Louisiana

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 24-26, 2016
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

August 1-3, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

2016 OKC Oilfield Expo

August 17-18, 2016
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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