Field-Tested Fluid Advancements

Jerry Noles, technical director for downhole fluids and dispersal company Coil Chem LLC, "If you are going to be the best, you better test your products in the Bakken."
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WPX Energy to increase investment in Bakken shale

Forty percent of WPX Energy's total company-wide 2014 planned capital spending will occur in North Dakota to develop its Bakken Shale oil properties.In 2014.
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Help Wanted

Job openings outmatch the jobless in North Dakota, locking companies working in the shale development region in a fierce battle to win the war for talent. For some, the focus has shifted from attracting employees to identifying the right hires.
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The Proppant Picture

A self-suspending technology reveals the state of the proppant industry, proving that although products have been proven, operators are still in search of innovative alternatives that can enhance production.
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Q&A: Following a Trail Blazed by Lewis and Clark

The Port of Vancouver's Curtis Shuck on how a commitment to infrastructure will provide much needed market access for Bakken crude.
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The Collaborative Energy Complex: Research and Partnerships

The University of North Dakota's Collaborative Energy Complex is the most impressive facility in the state capable of connecting the oil and gas industry to petroleum research partners and future employees.
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Industry Events

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

The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

January 12-14, 2015
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, ND

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