Opening keynote speaker named for DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference

Harold Hamm, chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, will deliver the opening keynote address for Hart Energy’s DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference and exhibition set for April 2-4, 2014.  The event comes one month earlier this year and once again will take place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver,…

Emerald Oil provides operations update and 2013 fourth quarter average and exit rate production

Emerald Oil, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EOX)(“Emerald” or the “Company”) provided an interim operations update on January 23, 2014 on recent drilling and completion activities along with its 2013 fourth quarter and year end production rates. by

Operators improve drilling efficiencies in the Bakken with verdande technology’s DrillEdge Mud Motor Failure Capability

Verdande Technology, a provider of real-time predictive analytics decision management solutions, today announced the launch of DrillEdge™ mud motor failure capability. Operators will benefit from the hindsight, insight, and foresight needed to increase drilling efficiency and deliver wells consistently within prescribed times while minimizing downhole risks. by

Hess Corporation Announces 2014 Capital and Exploratory Budget

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) announced today a 2014 Exploration and Production capital and exploratory budget of $5.8 billion. Of this, $2.85 billion (49 percent) is dedicated to unconventional shale resources, with $1.475 billion (25 percent) for production, $925 million (16 percent) for developments and $550 million (10 percent) for exploration. by

South Dakota oil country: Harding County looks to the future

By Sid Pranke Buffalo, S.D. — Western North Dakotans used to living with an oil boom might not be overly impressed with the oil activity in Harding County, but it’s the biggest thing South Dakota has going right now, and Buffalo is thriving because of it. All of Harding County,…

USGS Bakken assessment. Behind the numbers: a closet optimists’ perspective

In April 2013, the United States Geological Service released its most current assessment of the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The long and short of the analysis was that the total amount of recoverable oil in the Bakken and Three Forks formations is roughly double that of earlier projections for…