Whiting acquires Kodiak for $6 billion

Whiting Petroleum Corporation announced that it will acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas in an all-stock transaction valued at $6 billion, establishing Whiting as the largest Bakken and Three Forks producer.
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ND production climbs in May, but flaring concerns remain

North Dakota's oil production continued to set records with 32.2 million barrels produced in May, an average of 1.04 million barrels per day. Gas production also increased by 5 percent in the same time period.
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The State of Water

Hydraulic fracturing, permitting, recycling and new completion methods are responsible for a new water era in N.D. The Bakken magazine spoke with the N.D. State Water Commission about the facts on fracking and water use.
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The Slickwater Story

The reemergence of a simple frack design is increasing production, lowering well costs and impacting water usage in the Bakken. Slickwater fracks have become a go-to option for many Bakken operators.
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SD School of Mines drills first shale core samples

Researchers and students with the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology have started drilling to collect shale samples for research on enhanced energy production, CO2 sequestration, underground hydrocarbon storage and waste disposal.
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The Secrets of Slickwater

An industry staple reveals the merits, challenges of slickwater fracks. For the wells that match up with the selection criteria for a slickwater treatment, the production results are undeniable.
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Industry Events

2nd Annual Bakken Artificial Lift & Production Optimization 2014

July 16-17, 2014
Renaissance Denver Hotel
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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