Delta Air Lines using Bakken crude for cost savings

Delta Air Lines Inc., has received the first shipment of Bakken crude oil at its Trainer, Pa., refinery. According to Paul Jacobsen, Delta's senior vice president and CFO, bringing Bakken crude to the Delta-owned refinery will lower fuel costs.
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Bakken oil production hits new record

Oil production in the Bakken and Three Forks formations reached a record high in December. High efficiency rigs, multi-well pad drilling and stable winter weather helped oil production levels reach 768,853 barrels of crude per day.
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Bakken housing provider, Target Logistics, sold for $625 million

Modular accommodations provider Target Logistics Management LLC, the Williston Basin's largest supplier of remote workforce housing, has been acquired by Algeco Scotsman. Target Logistics will continue operating under the same leadership.
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Multi-well pads, rig loans make Bakken's Abraxas Petroleum unique

Abraxas Petroleum Corp. is one of the Bakken oil and gas play's smaller operators, but a refurbished multi-well pad drilling rig and a rig loan makes the San Antonio-based exploration and production company unique.
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Oneok Partners' Bakken investments to reach $1.7 billion by 2015

By 2015, Oneok Partners will have invested $1.7 billion to $1.9 billion in natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure in the region.
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MDU Resources' ND refinery construction set for spring

A diesel refinery in southwestern North Dakota will process 20,000 barrels of Bakken-based crude oil per day after construction is complete over the next 20 months. Construction at the 318-acre site in Stark County could start this spring.
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ND Pipeline Authority: oil via rail economically attractive

The North Dakota Pipeline Authority has released a new map detailing the locations of 22 crude oil loading facilities in North Dakota. According to the NDPA, Bakken oil transported via rail to coastal refineries will be economical for several years.
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Frac water treatment yields positive results for Houston Co.

A water treatment company based in Houston and Los Angeles is looking to make an impact in the Williston Basin, following the promising results of a frac water treatment project in Dickinson, N.D.
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Infrastructure design, testing helps Braun Intertec in Bakken

Braun Intertec, an engineering, environmental consulting and testing firm, has opened two new offices in the Williston Basin to expand its infrastructure design and pipeline testing services.
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Northern Plains Railroad preparing for expansion in Bakken

Northern Plains Railroad, the Fordville, N.D.-based rail company has already worked with two major hydraulic fracturing sand providers. The company is also in talks with businesses ranging from grain elevators to crude oil transport firms.
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Slawson Exploration remains bullish on the Bakken

Slawson Exploration Co. Inc., the Kansas-based oil and gas exploration firm, continues to invest in and develop the Bakken oil play. The company recently purchased an 80-acre tract in Mountrail County for $19,500 per acre.
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Industry Events

2nd Annual Bakken Crude Oil Logistics Conference

March 7-8, 2013
JW Marriott Houston
Houston, Texas

International Biomass
Conference & Expo

April 8-10, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

21st Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

April 30-2, 2013
Evraz Place
Regina, Saskatchewan

14th Annual Energy Exposition and Symposium

June 5-6, 2013
Wyoming Center CAM-PLEX
Gillette, Wyoming

North American Prospect Expo

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

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