AKITA, Xtreme drilling merge to expand into US shale markets

After entering the Permian in early 2018, Calgary-based drilling company AKITA has made a major move to expand in the U.S. shale play. Through an agreement with Xtreme Drilling Corp., AKITA will shift focus to the U.S.
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Global oil storage monitoring available from Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems is partnering with S&P Global Platts to use satellite radar imagery for monitoring oil storage globally. The imagery will provide data on oil terminals and refineries around the world to help users make informed decisions.
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Meridian, Target Lodging sign letter for ND refinery housing

Meridian Energy Group, which soon expects a permit to build a new refinery near Belfield, North Dakota, has signed a letter of intent with Target Lodging to provide workforce housing for the project. Meridian called the move a "preparatory step."
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Alpine Silica to build new frack sand plants in Texas, Oklahoma

Alpine Silica will build two new 3-million-ton-per-year frack sand plants in Texas and Oklahoma, adding to its current facility serving the Permian Basin. The plants at Fay, Oklahoma, and Van Horn, Texas, should be completed in 2019.
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Daseke acquires oil rig hauler to enter fast-growing business

The largest owner of specialized transportation and logistics offerings in North America has just bolstered its oil rig and energy structure moving capabilities. Daseke Inc. has acquired Aveda Transportation and Energy Services.
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Electric pressure pumping service receives additional funding

Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Evolution utilizes custom designed electric equipment and technical expertise to deploy and operate 100 percent electrically powered pressure pumping fleets to stimulate production within its clients’ wells.
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2018 Bakken Conference & Expo

July 16-18, 2018
Roughrider Center
Watford City, North Dakota

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George R. Brown Convention Center
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