Energy committee, Harold Hamm to discuss U.S. crude export ban

The U.S. Senate Energy Committee will hold a hearing this week on the opportunities and challenges related to lifting a ban on U.S. crude oil exports. The hearing will include a four-person panel, including Continental Resources Chairman Harold Hamm.
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NDPC unveils plan to increase capture of Bakken flared gas

The North Dakota Petroleum Council Flaring Task Force has told the North Dakota Industrial Commission that the industry can increase natural gas capture to 85 percent within two years, 90 percent capture within six years.
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NTSB calls for tougher standards on trains carrying crude oil

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a series of recommendations to the Department of Transportation to address the safety risk of transporting crude oil by rail.
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South Heart set for Bakken energy transloading facility

A multi-purpose, rail transload facility 12-miles from Dickinson, N.D., will serve the Bakken, Three Forks and Tyler formation oil plays by 2015. The facility will offer rail services along with storage for frack sand, tubular goods and more.
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Hess Corp 2014 Bakken budget: $2.2 billion

Hess Corp intends to spend $2.2 billion this year in the Bakken, a similar amount to 2013. Lower well costs and decreased investments in infrastructure projects will allow Hess to operate 17 drilling rigs this year, four more rigs than in 2013.
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Programming the Bakken

Software and automated programmable logic controllers are changing the way a well pad is run, monitored and maintained. Companies capable of providing either are in demand.
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Industry Events

The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

February 10-12, 2014
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Building Business in the Bakken

February 10-10, 2014
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Montana Energy 2014

April 2-3, 2014
MetraPark Entertainment and Trace Center
Billings, Montana

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 20-24, 2014
Bismarck Civic Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

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