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May 2014 Archives

ND REFINERY $50M OVER BUDGET, BUT STILL ON TRACK FOR DECEMBER

The Dakota Prairie Refining facility under construction four miles west of Dickinson is about $50 million over budget but remains on track to start refining crude in December, a project official said last Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck. via Prairie Busines.

HAMM PREDICTS 2 MILLION BARRELS PER DAY POTENTIAL

As North Dakota oil production approaches the milestone of producing 1 million barrels a day, CEOs of three top Bakken companies said Thursday that's only the beginning. Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm said he projects that technology advancements will push the state's production to 2 million barrels per day. via Prairie Business Magazine

270 FRACKING WELLS ACCOUNT FOR 60 PERCENT OF ALL FLARING IN NORTH DAKOTA

HuffPo via The Associated Press: Just 274 wells accounted for around 60 percent of all flaring of natural gas in North Dakota in December, said Chad Wocken, senior research manager at UND's EERC,Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck...

EAGLE FORD, PERMIAN ARE KINGS OF OIL, BUT THE BAKKEN IS GAINING FAST

When it comes to shale plays, Texas' own Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin are still the kings of oil production. North Dakota's Bakken Shale is gaining fast, though, as it just surpassed the 1 million barrels per day mark in March, according to the Energy Information Administration.

HOVLAND DISMISSES FLARING SUITS

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland dismissed a series of lawsuits filed against oil and gas companies by North Dakota mineral owners who claim they are owed royalty payments for natural gas illegally flared from oil wells. Hovland ruled that the mineral owners failed to exhaust their administrative remedies through the state's Industrial Commission, and therefore the federal court lacks jurisdiction. Read more in the Grand Forks Herald.

HESS RANKED TOP ENERGY COMPANY IN 2014 BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS LIST

Hess Corporation, which is one of the most active E&P companies in North Dakota, has been recognized as the highest ranking energy company on Corporate Responsibility magazine's prestigious list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. The modern-day Hess Corporation's predecessor, Amerada Petroleum Corporation, completed the first well in North Dakota, the Clarence Iverson No.1 back in 1951 (Amerada merged with Hess in 1969 to form Amerada Hess, which changed its name to Hess Corporation in 2006). Today Hess, its subsidiaries and affiliates, operate over 600 wells in North Dakota.

HAPPY 65TH HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

While just about everyone over the past five years has heard of hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" as it has come to be called, not many people outside of the oil and gas industry know that the hydraulic fracturing process has been around since the 1950's. This Forbes piece gives a little history of the process and the recent attention it has been given which you might find interesting.

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