PSC schedules public hearing in Watford City for proposed gas processing plant

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, February 15, regarding a proposal for a gas processing plant in McKenzie County. Arrow Field Services, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit to construct the Arrow Bear Den Gas Processing Plant…

S&B Drilling celebrates ribbon cutting at new location; Owners to present at 1 million cups March 7

The owners of S&B Drilling recently celebrated the official opening of their new location. The company is located northwest of Williston at 6035 138th Ave NW. S&B Drilling was started by three experienced drilling rig operators who were laid off due to the slowdown of 2014-15. Initially, Chris Carmack, his…

US leads globally with most oil storage capacity, says GlobalData

Analysis of the global liquids storage market shows that the US has the highest liquids storage capacity globally with 2,162 million barrels (mmbbl). Indonesia and China follow with 2,014 mmbbl and 660 mmbbl respectively, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. Presently, the US accounts for 26 percent of…

XTO Energy relocates 20 employees to Williston office

XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has added 20 jobs to its Williston Field Office. These moves came with the closure of their metro Denver office on Sept. 1, 2017. The closure was part of a larger effort to move employees closer to the field. Williston’s newest residents are…

ONEOK announces plans to increase natural gas liquids takeaway capacity out of the Rocky Mountain region

ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) announced last week plans to invest approximately $1.4 billion to construct a new pipeline, and related infrastructure, to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Rocky Mountain region to the company’s existing mid-continent NGL facilities. The Elk Creek Pipeline – an approximately 900-mile, 20-inch diameter pipeline…

Filling the employee pipeline

Companies that have been involved in oil and gas in North Dakota for decades have been concerned with keeping their pipelines full: both with product and with future employees.  As the technology involved in petroleum production has changed, so too has the skillset required from employees.  That was the challenge…