February 15, 2017

Mammoth adding frack spreads, restarting sand mine due to demand

BY Luke GeiverCustomer demand has inspired Mammoth Energy Services, an Oklahoma-based oil and gas industry service firm, to order more pressure pumping equipment and start-up a Wisconsin frack sand mining site sooner than planned. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

New shale energy magazine launches this week

BY North American Shale Magazine Staff Formerly The Bakken magazine, North American Shale magazine focuses on all shale play developments and activity and brings the first-ever shale only focus to the entire shale energy industry. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Increased oil and gas activity boosts jobs in the Bakken

BY Patrick C. Miller The Bakken boom hasn't returned, but increased oil and gas activity is creating a demand for frack crews, roustabouts and truck drivers in the Williston Job Service North Dakota office. This time, the town is better prepared to handle more workers. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Understanding Rising Service Costs

BY Staff Breakeven costs for E&Ps operating in the major U.S. shale plays share similar variables no matter the price of oil or gas, especially services costs, which could or will have a major impact on activity ramp-up. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Permian Basin midstream assets become hot purchase item

BY Luke GeiverAcreage blocks in the Permian Basin aren't the only hot asset drawing a major investment. Midstream asset operators and infrastructure firms are now looking to acquire gathering infrastructure as seen by multiple billion dollar deals this month. READ MORE

January 17, 2017

Helms: North Dakota snowed under by new federal regulations

BY Patrick C. Miller Winter weather will likely cause North Dakota's oil production to fall below 1 million barrels per day in the coming months, but DMR director Lynn Helms is also concerned about the blizzard of federal regulations hitting the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Bakken fracking expert sees reason for optimism in 2017

BY Patrick C. Miller Completion consultant Monte Besler, owner of FRACN8R Consulting LLC in Williston, ND, believes that 2017 will be a much better year for North Dakota's oil and gas industry. Bakken producers are preparing for more drilling in the coming year. READ MORE

December 07, 2016

National pipeline group: new regulations put ND at front of pack

BY Luke GeiverNorth Dakota may now be considered a leader in the operation and regulation of oil and produced water gathering pipelines thanks to newly approved rules, according to Kevin Pranis, marketing manager for LIUNA. READ MORE

December 06, 2016

In midst of Texas, NM expansion, SWD firm adds two Bakken wells

BY Luke GeiverAfter changing its name and receiving $80 million in capital earlier this year, Goodnight Midstream has added two new wastewater disposal wells to its North Dakota portfolio during its move to expand into Texas and New Mexico. READ MORE