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Strong incentive - 03/09/2014 (Full story)
Bakken operators will need to hit their natural gas capture targets, or face the possibility of curtailed production.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted unanimously to adopt new flaring reduction strategies presented by Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms on March 3.
All pads and slickwater - 03/09/2014 (Full story)
Halcon Resources had a banner year in the Williston Basin in 2013, and the outlook for 2014 is every bit as good as the Houston-Based independent moves exclusively to pad drilling and slickwater fracks.
Despite taking a production hit from the severe winter weather in December, Halcon's fourth quart....
Top cumulative producer - 03/09/2014 (Full story)
The operations of WPX Energy Inc. in the Williston Basin continue to perform very well, James J. Bender, WPX president and CEO said in a Feb. 27 conference call.
“We had excellent results in the Williston Basin in 2013 with oil production up 39 percent year over year,” he said, “In fact, over recent....
Montana DNRC lease auction hits new high average price per acre - 03/09/2014
Leases on two Richland County tracks brought the average price at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's March 4 oil and gas lease auction to a 12-year record high of $266.34 per acre. The previous average high was $106.99 per acre in September 2013. The average over the last....
Enbridge spending C$7 billion to double Alberta-Wis. capacity - 03/09/2014
Enbridge has announced the largest project in its 65-year history by allocating C$7 billion along with its U.S. affiliate Enbridge Energy Partners to replace the majority of its existing Line 3 on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border to ensure greater flexibility and reliability to its shippers.
Private property exempt from new policy for now as regulators take a test drive on public lands - 03/09/2014
North Dakota will give a new oil development policy a test run on public lands, taking private property owners out of the equation for now.
The state's Industrial Commission voted on March 3 to implement a policy for drilling within what Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem terms “extraordinary places”....
New fracks up WLL's output rates 50-75% - 03/09/2014
Whiting Petroleum Corp. said it will fully deploy a new well completion design in the Williston Basin, where early results from the use of cement liners and plug-and-perf technology on selected leasehold in 2013 indicate huge productivity gains can be achieved across the region in 2014 and beyond.
Dalrymple sending $32M to oil counties - 03/09/2014
Gov. Jack Dalrymple is making attempts to come to the financial rescue of North Dakota's oil-producing counties.
As reported in the March 2 issue of Petroleum News Bakken, these counties are struggling to finance the impacts of oil and gas development. So on Feb. 27, the governor tapped into approx....
US rail transport order extends north - 03/09/2014
The U.S. Department of Transportation emergency order for shippers to test all Bakken crude being moved by rail has spilled north of the border.
One major Canadian shipper is taking steps to ensure there is little or no impact on the movement of heavy crude from Western Canada.
Jarrett Zielinski, ch....
Grabbing the safety reins from the feds - 03/09/2014
Regulators in North Dakota are inching closer to giving state oversight of oil pipelines much like it currently has with natural gas pipelines.
Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak appeared before the Energy Development and Transmission legislative committee on March 4 to provide a snapshot o....
Downspacing paying dividends for Kodiak - 03/09/2014
Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. is pleased with initial results of its recent downspacing pilot program in the middle Bakken and two Three Forks intervals in its core areas, the company said in a Feb. 28 conference call.
“2013 was another successful year for the company, said Lynn Peterson, Kodiak CEO. “We d....
Continental validates development vision - 03/09/2014
Big E&P independent Continental Resources has elevated the significance of the Williston Basin's first density pilot testing the productivity of the lower benches of the Three Forks formation.
“This first test validates our vision for full-field development of the Bakken and the vast resource potent....
QEP pulls the plug on Grail-Bakken unit - 03/09/2014
One of the largest proposed drilling units in the Bakken has been taken off the table.
QEP Energy Co. had submitted a petition to the North Dakota Industrial Commission in September, requesting the creation of an approximately 25,000-acre operating unit consisting of the entire Grail field and a por....
Montana well permits and completions - 03/09/2014
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With a few exceptions, the Montana weekly oil activity report includes horizontal well activity in the Bakken petroleum system in the eastern/northeastern part of the state within the Williston Basin. It also includes the Heath play and what is referred to as the South Alb....
XTO tops IP list for 3rd straight week - 03/09/2014
XTO Energy had the top IP well for three weeks in a row and all three of the ExxonMobil subsidiary's wells sit on the same pad in the Blue Buttes field just west of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in far eastern McKenzie County.
Topping this week's Top 10 list is XTO's Marlene 42X-20D well whi....
IPs for ND Bakken wells - 03/09/2014
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North Dakota oil permit activity - 03/09/2014
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