We launched BakkenBlog when only a few wells produced Bakken oil in northwestern North Dakota. Then, in 2007, ‘The Bakken’ was little known beyond Mountrail County.
Now, 11 years later, development of the Bakken (BAH-ken) and Three Forks oil/gas formations—underlying much of western North Dakota plus broad areas of Montana and Saskatchewan—not only has dramatically altered local economies but has also rewritten the nation’s energy situation.
We continue reporting Bakken matters with regular updates and coverage of news, views, events, weather, and permitting reports.
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Drilling permits issued
24 North Dakota drilling permits
approved week ending May 24
North Dakota Data
Data/Maps: N.D. Pipeline Authority
Guide to finding a job and working
in North Dakota's oilfields
by Job Service North Dakota