Oasis adopting slickwater fracks for rest of 2014

"Based on encouraging results to date from slickwater tests and other completion technology, we intend to complete over 60 percent of our wells in the second half of 2014 with alternative completion techniques," Thomas Nusz, Oasis CEO said.
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First Bakken LNG facility to open this summer

North Dakota LNG LLC, a member company of the oil and gas services firm Prairie Co. LLC, will bring the state's first liquefied natural gas facility online this summer. Slawson Exploration Co. will use the liquefied natural gas in its drilling rigs.
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QEP Resources sells Bakken Fat Cat acreage for $35 million

QEP Resources Inc. has agreed to sell non-core oil and gas properties in the Midcontinent and Williston Basin for roughly $807 million. QEP will sell its non-core acreage in the western Williston Basin for $35 million.
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Bakken crude characteristic study's initial findings complete

The North Dakota Petroleum Council reports that sampling of Bakken crude for a Bakken Crude Characteristics study has been completed. Third-party contractors collected 152 samples from well sites and rail facilities in North Dakota and Montana.
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DOT issues emergency order for Bakken crude railroad operators

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an Emergency Order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions.
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Global Partners to require safety enhanced railcars for crude oil

Global Partners LP has announced that it will voluntarily begin requiring compliance with CPC-1232 rail car design standards for all crude oil unit trains arriving at its East and West Coast terminals.
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Mont Petroleum Association analyzes oil, taxes in Mont, ND

We are often asked whether or not Montana is developing its resources as effectively as neighboring states, North Dakota in particular. The Montana Petroleum Association has started to analyze the different theories that explain state disparities.
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WPX recruits Continental Resources exec for new CEO

Richard Muncrief is the new CEO at WPX Energy. Muncrief, is a petroleum engineer who has more than 30 years of upstream and midstream experience, most recently as senior vice president of operations and resource development at Continental Resources.
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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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