Helms' speech offers 2016, 2017 Bakken activity predictions

The Bakken is at lap 100 of a 500 mile race. To explain the current state of the Bakken and how it will look in the years ahead, Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources used a racing analogy to explain the future.
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ND Gov: Bakken is solid, industry set for decades

In what could be his last address at the Williston Basin Petroluem Conference as the active Governor of North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple told the crowd that the industry is solid as solid can be.
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Pipeline construction starts in ND; problems remain in Iowa

Construction on the 1,168-mile-long, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline which will carry Bakken crude to Illinois began this month in North Dakota. However, lawsuits and other potential hurdles remain in Iowa.
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Hicks explains Williston Basin rig count changes, future trends

To start his Williston Basin update, Bruce Hicks, assistant director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division, explained a chart detailing the change in rig count from 2009 to 2016.
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Energy, development CEOs on Bakken: things will get better

The message from an energy services CEO and a major real estate developer to the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference crowd was simple: don't bail on the Bakken, things will get better again.
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Study: Bakken’s population growth also increased water demand

A new study on water use in the Bakken from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory shows that the region's rapid rise in population was as much a factor in the increased demand for water as the boom in oil and gas activity.
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