Worthington Industries acquires Steffes' storage tank division

Worthington Industries Inc. has acquired the Dickinson, N.D.-based tank manufacturing division of Steffes Corp. The manufacturing facility employs 35 and builds steel tanks used for oil and saltwater storage in the Bakken.

KPMG survey: 56 percent of oil and gas execs expect acquisition

More than half of the oil and gas executives surveyed through KPMG's merger and acquisition outlook survey report for 2014, said their company would initiate an acquisition.

Hitachi, EERC partner to use data analytics for Bakken

Hitachi America and the Energy & Environmental Research Center have announced a partnership that will use analtyical tools to compile and evaluate data for operators and state officials to better understand well productivity.

DOE chooses ND for energy review meeting, insight

The U.S. Department of Energy is headed to North Dakota for a national energy meeting focused on examining critical energy issues. The DOE told Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., earlier this month that the meeting will focus on Bakken infrastructure.

Study shows SD sand not suitable for fracking

Sand sourced from western South Dakota may not be suitable for hydraulic fracturing. The S.D. Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently released updates on a study completed to determine the viability of S.D.-sourced sand.

Third-party firm performing Bakken crude quality assurance study

A Bakken crude quality assurance study is now underway, thanks to the North Dakota Petroleum Council. The NDPC has contracted with Turner, Mason & Co., a globally recognized engineering and management consulting firm to conduct the study.

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Montana Energy 2014

April 2-3, 2014
MetraPark Entertainment and Trace Center
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DUG Bakken and Niobrara

April 2-4, 2014
Colorado Convention Center
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2014 Alliance Expo & Annual Meeting

April 22-23, 2014
MPEC Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls, Texas

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

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

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference

August 25-27, 2014
Colorado Convention Center
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The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

January 12-14, 2015
Alerus Center
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