Whiting's president, CEO announces retirement

Whiting Petroleum Corp. has announced the retirement of James T. Brown, Whiting's president and chief operating officer effective June 17, 2014. James Volker, Whiting's current CEO will take over the role for the Bakken operator.
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Basin Transload, Tesoro Logistics announce ND pipeline plan

Tesoro Logistics will build a 4.1 mile pipeline connection from its Dunn Center Station to Basin Transload's Beulah, N.D. facility. The connection could be operation by the end of the year.
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PLG unveils crude by rail analysis tool for Bakken

PLG Consulting, a firm focused on logistics, engineering and supply in the energy industry, has created a forecasting and analysis service designed to forecast crude-by-rail volumes in the Bakken.
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Continental Resources: Bakken produces first billion barrels

"This milestone validates the immense potential of the Bakken field and development is just beginning," said Jack Stark, senior vice president of exploration for Continental. "Two-thirds of this oil was produced in the last three years."
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Despite Bakken's slow start, Carbo sees high activity for year

Reduced fracturing activity due to weather and proppant-by-rail distribution issues may have made first quarter results tough for global proppant supplier Carbo Ceramics Inc., but the company sees better days ahead.
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Industry Events

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 20-22, 2014
Bismarck Civic Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Bakken & Three Forks Completions & Well Spacing 2014

May 28-29, 2014
Marriott City Center Denver
Denver, Colorado

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference

August 25-27, 2014
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado

The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

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

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