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


Sept 16-17: Calgary, AB. Horizontal Drilling, 2014


Sept 23-25: Dickinson, ND. ND Petroleum Council Annual Meeting


Sept 30-Oct 1: Houston, TX. Unconventional Facilities Design, Onshore 2014


October 1-2: Spearfish, SD. Black Hills Bakken Conference


October 8-9: Williston, ND. Bakken Oil Product & Service Show


October 29-30: Houston, TX Crude by Rail 2014

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

United States Geological Survey

North Dakota Oilfield Employment:
Your 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

195

Permits issued
8/28/14

13

ND drilling permits issued
week ending
August 22 »