Plant construction at Dakota Prairie Refining progressing on schedule

Recruiting and hiring process for 80+ employees starting Construction of the first greenfield refinery to be built in the U.S. since 1976 is on track and now moving into the initial employee recruiting and hiring phase.  In total, the refinery will require more than 80 full-time personnel, with the largest…

Bakken answers the naysayers with double and triple recoverable estimates

By Chris Faulkner, President & CEO, Breitling Energy Companies To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the Bakken formation’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Earlier in the year, naysayers were wringing hands and sounding the death knell for the Bakken based on falling rig counts and wrong assumptions. As noted in…

What waste?! New solutions to handling wastewater in the Bakken

By Rebecca Colnar  If you have a large population, there’s going to be wastewater. When a small community suddenly sees burgeoning growth, wastewater needs to be dealt with quickly and efficiently while adhering to regulations. “With the increased activity in the Bakken oilfield, and new people moving in, there is…

Whiting Petroleum Corp. completes Williston Basin acquisition

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) announced last Friday the closing of the previously announced $260 million acquisition from a private party of certain producing oil and gas wells and development acreage in the Williston Basin. The purchase price is subject to customary post-effective date closing adjustments for revenues and expenses. by

Savage adds oilfield logistics to North Dakota terminal

Petroleum services hub near Trenton, N.D. now provides pipe handling, inspection and transportation services to Bakken oil producers. Savage announced yesterday the expansion of the Bakken Petroleum Services Hub in Trenton, N.D. The terminal has added oil country tubular goods (OCTG) storage, transloading, trucking, threading, inspection, and clean and drift…

FTTN explores hottest oil and gas plays in U.S.

First Titan Corp. (OTCBB: FTTN) executives will be attending what industry insiders consider the event of the season next month in Houston as the company looks to continue adding lucrative assets to its oil and gas portfolio. FTTN leaders will be among the over 1,000 oil and gas professionals attending…