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The North Dakota Supreme Court has ruled Missouri River mineral rights found below the shoreline are owned by the state. You might not think this is significant, but the prize is about 25,000 acres and $140 million oil companies have set aside in bonuses and royalties. Development in the Bakken makes each acre significant. Waterfront […]

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Halliburton Adding 11,000 Jobs – Mostly in North Dakota

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 28, 2011

Halliburton is adding jobs in North America, with many of those directed towards the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. The company plans to add as many as 11,000 jobs in North America alone and 15,000 globally. Sounds like the oil service company is doing well. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Halliburton is on a hiring spree […]

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Minnesota Oil & Gas Attorneys Get ND Bakken Shale Oil Work

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 18, 2011

Minnesota Oil & Gas attorney’s are quickly expanding into North Dakota as the oil & gas industry’s needs can’t be met by local attorneys alone. Minnesota law offices are dedicating teams to deal flow, permits, and other regulatory proceedings related to the Bakken Shale in North Dakota. The state saw 20% more out of state […]

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North Dakota Bakken Shale Oil Rig Count Setting Records

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 22, 2011

The North Dakota rig count is bouncing back as water levels recede. An all time record 184 rigs are active in North Dakota. Recent floods had limited operations, but things seem to be headed up again. The Bakken Shale that produces from Montana and North Dakota now accounts for more than 7% of US crude […]

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Williston vs State of ND Mineral Rights Lawsuit

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 8, 2011

Brigham Exploration has entered this “conversation” regarding mineral rights under the Missouri River and Lake Sakakawea. “Tom Gray, a consultant who does work as a landman at the Williams County Courthouse, told the Commission that the lawsuit was filed by Brigham Exploration.””Gray said the company filed the suit in an effort to clear up an […]

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Earthstone Energy Reports Bakken Shale Well Results

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 29, 2011

McKenzie County, ND continues to bring on strong wells in the Bakken.  The area of prospective acreage for the Bakken Shale seems to expand with every well drilled. “EARTHSTONE ENERGY, INC. (NASDAQ: ESTE) announced today that drilling has reached total depth on two new horizontal Bakken wells and drilling on two additional wells is underway in […]

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Oil Rig Count Surpasses 1,000

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 24, 2011

The oil rig count surpassed 1,000 active rigs for the first time since the boom of the 1980s in June of 2011.  The big difference between now and the early 1980s is that companies are now targeting shale plays and unconventional rocks that require horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce commercial quantities […]

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EPA Fracking Study in Five US States this Summer

by Kenneth E. DuBose on June 23, 2011

The EPA Frack Study will include case review for hydraulic fracturing in Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today, in keeping with the Administration’s focus on ensuring that domestic resources are leveraged safely and responsibly, announced the next steps in its congressionally mandated hydraulic fracturing study. EPA has […]

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North Dakota Oil Regulations

by Kenneth E. DuBose on November 30, 2009

North Dakota proposed new regulations requiring oil companies to notify surface owners of any oil spills.

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North Dakota Oil Regulations

by Kenneth E. DuBose on November 30, 2009

North Dakota proposed new regulations requiring oil companies to notify surface owners of any oil spills.

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