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Changing the game 24/7: Helping pipeline operators sense what’s right and what’s likely to go wrong.

New software heads an innovative pipeline monitoring system for oil and gas facilities. An all-new data-driven sensor-based ‘Smart Sleeve’ product for use in pipeline maintenance and repairs is under development to give pipeline operators and regulators a new benchmark in cost-effective operations, safety and peace of mind. The initiative is…

Growing the Bakken

By James Sorensen, principal geologist, and John Harju, vice president for strategic partnerships at the University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center The Bakken play continues to be one of the most prolific oil-producing plays in North America. Data from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) shows that during…

Williston STAR Fund provides stellar impact on community development

By Barbara Peterson, Marketing Coordinator, Williston Economic Development The Williston STAR Fund is having a stellar impact on community development. The Williston City Commission has awarded nearly $1 million in STAR Fund grants to 30 businesses since June of 2017. The grants are aiding projects totaling almost $12 million in…

PSC approves permit for expansion of the Bear Creek Gas Plant

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a siting permit for the expansion of the Bear Creek Gas Plant in Dunn County. The permit was approved during the commission’s April 11 meeting. “Bear Creek is one of several gas processing projects under development in the state,” said commission…

Moody’s: US tax law changes are a net positive for oil and gas companies

The effects of recent U.S. tax law changes on the oil and gas industry range from mildly to significantly positive, Moody’s Investors Service says in a new report. While the changes are mostly positive for the refining and marketing sector, which generates considerable taxable income when refining margins are cyclically…

COSIA marks fifth consecutive year of progress in oil sands innovation

At its 2017 annual Performance Update, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) showcased advances towards its goal of accelerating the pace of environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands. To date, members of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) have voluntarily shared 981 distinct environmental technologies costing $1.4 billion. Since its…