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Geologist seeks temperature data from deep in the Bakken

September 29, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The North Dakota Geological Survey is working to take the temperature of the Williston Basin. Continue Reading

A natural selection for job growth

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The current and projected rise in natural gas production in North Dakota bodes well for small businesses in the state, according to a new study released this week. Continue Reading

Infrastructure could limit Bakken drilling

April 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oil and gas industry executives say infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of drilling rigs in the Bakken system’s rich Williston Basin. Continue Reading

Assessment for productivity of ‘Oil Patch’ estimate for fall of 2013

April 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One question on energy and oil enthusiast minds is how much the Oil Patch is going to produce. The U.S. Geological Survey plans to have a new estimate in the fall of 2013, officials said. “The more we know about the geology, the more robust and accurate the assessment can be,” said Stephanie Gaswirth, USGS task chief of the Williston (N.D.) Basin assessment, adding there has been pressure from the oil industry to do the assessment. Continue Reading

How much can the Oil Patch give? Geological Survey assesses Bakken, Three Forks in ND, Mont

April 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

One question on the minds of energy enthusiast is how much oil and gas the Oil Patch is going to produce. The U.S. Geological Survey plans to have a new estimate and answers in the fall of 2013, officials said.
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ND oil conference popular

February 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Booth space for an annual conference in North Dakota oil country went quickly after registration opened Wednesday morning, officials said.
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Statoil to buy Brigham Exploration

October 17, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said Monday it has agreed to buy Texas-based Brigham Exploration Co. for $4.4 billion in cash, giving it control of fields in North Dakota.
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Williston, N.D., cites Grand Forks as a ‘partner’ in handling oil impact and overcoming east-west divide

May 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The city of Williston, N.D., has offered a hat-tip to Grand Forks and Fargo, naming the two Red River Valley cities recipients of its Community Partner Award for showing interest in and helping deal with the impact of Williston Basin oil development. Continue Reading

Hoeven: Feds will do new study of recoverable oil in Williston Basin

May 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar agreed to his request for an updated analysis of recoverable oil reserves in the basin to provide “a long-term outlook for production potential and infrastructure investment in the region.” Continue Reading

N.D. celebrates 60 years in the oil business

April 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As North Dakota marks the 60th anniversary of the discovery of oil in the Williston Basin, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has announced he’ll host a meeting in Bismarck later this month with leaders of the U.S. Geological Survey to urge a new study of recoverable oil reserves in the region. Continue Reading