Shale report offers insight into long-term potential of Bakken

A new study on shale oil development in the U.S. outlines the factors affecting the long-term viability of the industry by addressing the question, "Is oil production from shale a temporary bubble or a significant event?"
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Bakken oil patch communities receive $71 million in energy funds

The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) has committed about $71 million in Energy Impact Grant funds to help 20 communities in the state's oil-producing region offset the impacts of rapid development.
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Bakken Resources Inc. forms enhanced oil recovery joint venture

Bakken Resources Inc. (BRI) has announced a joint venture and collaborative agreement with Applied Geotech, Inc. Among the initial activities to be part of the joint venture is the development of enhanced oil recovery technologies.
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Statoil now operating in Eagle Ford

Statoil is expanding its position as a U.S. oil and gas operator. The Norway-based international oil developer is adding to its Bakken operations, assuming operational activities in the Eagle Ford Shale of Texas.
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Investment firm expands fluid control business into Bakken

A Colorado-based fluid equipment and instrumentation provider, with the help of Colville Capital LLC, has acquired Sidney, Montana-based MD Hose & Fittings LLC, marking the entrance of Motion and Flow Control Products Inc.'s entrance into the Bakken.
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Saskatchewan lodge to offer 348 rooms for Bakken workers

Oil States International Inc. has announced that the company's Canadian subsidiary, PTI Group Inc., has opened a new Canadian lodge, Boundary Lodge, in southern Saskatchewan. The facility will offer 348 rooms for workers in the Bakken play.
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Public hearing set for Watford City, ND bypass route

The purpose of the public hearing is to discuss potential improvements and impacts associated with construction of the proposed bypass route connecting US Highway 85 and ND Highway 23 south of Watford City, ND.
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Industry Events

North American Prospect Expo

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

Bakken Oil Workers & Oil Service Expo

August 20-22, 2013
North Dakota State Fair Center
Minot, North Dakota

North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual Meeting

September 17-19, 2013

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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