We launched BakkenBlog when only a few wells produced Bakken oil in northwestern North Dakota. At that time, 2007, ‘The Bakken’ was little known outside Mountrail County.

Now, seven 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—has dramatically altered not only local economies but has positively changed the nation’s energy outlook.

North Dakota's oil and gas fields continue growing and producing as rapidly as labor, materials, housing, transportation and state permitting allow—fueled by innovative drilling and extracting technologies, demand, and favorable crude prices.

 

Events


November 18-20: Grand Forks, ND. Economic Development Assoc. of ND Fall Conference

The Bakken: “largest continuous oil accumulation ever assessed by the USGS”

United States Geological Survey

Presentations

  1. Influences of geology & technology
    on Bakken production

    Colorado School of Mines

  2. Bakken numbers, maps & charts NDMR

  3. Producing Gas from Shale
    Chevron (video)

  4. Big Screen Energy
    Energy Tomorrow

  5. Hydraulic Fracturing
    Marathon Oil (animation)

North Dakota Oilfield Employment:
Guide to finding a job and
working in North Dakota’s oilfields

Job Service North Dakota


Veterans to Energy

Jobs for veterans in the
oil and gas industry

North Dakota drilling permits

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ND drilling
rig count

190

Permits issued
10/30/14

17

North Dakota drilling permits issued week ending October 24 »