Tag Archives: Bakken

Bakken communities adopting strategies to address workforce shortage

Companies in the oil business sometimes struggle for capital. Others have to contend with tough terrain or harsh weather. And some are forced to cope with environmental opposition. But in North Dakota these days, the biggest obstacle to success is finding enough workers to do the job. Bakken oil producers…

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. begins civil construction of the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced on July 17, 2018 that the company has executed a contract with SEH Design|Build, Inc. (SEH D|B), a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SHE) with an office in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the performance…

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…

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…

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…

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. redefines “LAER” – Lowest Achievable Emission Rates

The emission control technology of the Davis Refinery By Meridian Energy Group Partners, with contributions from Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants; Vepica USA There is a company in the Bakken who has been on a search over the past several years to create something that will effectively change how an…