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New oil and gas regulations misguided, counterproductive

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By Howard Feldman More than a dozen states, including North Dakota, have now filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest rule for new oil and natural gas sources. The American Petroleum Institute (API), as well as a number of state associations, is also taking action to prevent…

Keep D.C. out of the Bakken

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By Senator Steve Daines Folks in western states like Montana and the Dakotas understand that to ensure our way of life for future generations, we need to balance the responsible development of our natural resources with protecting and conserving our great outdoors. As an avid outdoorsmen myself, I’ve been backpacking,…

New technology to safeguard pipeline industry

By Melanie Franner A new intelligent coating system has the potential to significantly increase the safety of oil and gas pipelines – along with critical areas of other metallic structures. The brainchild of North Dakota State University (NDSU) associate professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Fardad Azarmi and NDSU assistant professor…

Declining crew camp bed cause Capital Lodge to close its doors

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By Amanda Lefley The intent behind building Capital Lodge, temporary housing for oil industry workers located on 72 acres within Williams County, North Dakota, was to construct a superior type of crew lodge facility that exceeded the conditions of traditional man camps, according to CEO Mike Boudreaux. In 2010 the…

Halliburton turns to IBM Cloud to help evaluate development decisions for oil and gas fields

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Migrating reservoir simulation to the IBM Cloud allows Halliburton to substantially reduce time to simulate the effects of development decisions in oil and gas fields On 20 April 2016, IBM announced that Halliburton has adopted IBM Cloud to run its sophisticated reservoir simulation software to help it better understand how complex…

NETZSCH announces specialized positive displacement pumps for oil and gas field applications

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NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, announces that it offers specialized positive displacement pump solutions for upstream, mid- and downstream conveying in oil and gas field applications. Progressing cavity oil pumps replace inefficient pumpjacks to convey a wide range of oil media…