North Dakota

Brief — Stateline Plant Fire

Oneok Inc.’s Stateline natural gas processing plant in Williams County, ND, has resumed full operations following a fire on July 8 that was confined to a single utility building. Fire erupted in the building tied to a 26,000 b/d de-ethanizer plant adjacent to the 200 MMcf/d processing plant. There were no reported injuries; the fire is under investigation. Stateline has been serving Bakken Shale operators since 2013.

July 12, 2018

Robust Bakken Production Straining Infrastructure, Gas Capture

North Dakota’s latest production statistics show a new record for average daily natural gas production and a near record-breaking daily average for oil, but an unexpected surge in April — the most recent month for which there are complete statistics — left state oil and gas officials scratching their heads.

June 18, 2018
Bakken Natural Gas Flaring High Priority for North Dakota, Industry

Bakken Natural Gas Flaring High Priority for North Dakota, Industry

Record associated natural gas production from the Bakken Shale’s continuing oil boom in North Dakota remains a top concern for both the industry and the state, executives said last week.

May 31, 2018
Bakken Differentials in Sweet Spot, Says Whiting CEO

Bakken Differentials in Sweet Spot, Says Whiting CEO

Price differentials are becoming increasingly favorable for Bakken Shale crude oil versus other major U.S. basins, Whiting Petroleum Corp. CEO Brad Holly said last week.

May 30, 2018
Water Disposal Looms as Challenge After Bakken’s Next Growth Phase, State Official Says

Water Disposal Looms as Challenge After Bakken’s Next Growth Phase, State Official Says

Although there are plenty of near-term challenges tied to robust natural gas production and takeaway infrastructure in the Bakken Shale, water disposal in North Dakota is poised to emerge as a major and costly challenge in the longer-term, according to the state’s chief oil and gas regulator.

May 24, 2018
Continental Profits Surge in 1Q; SCOOP Development Launched

Continental Profits Surge in 1Q; SCOOP Development Launched

Higher oil prices drove a surge in profits and revenues for Continental Resources Inc. in the first quarter, as the company kicked off an ambitious multi-year oil development program targeting Oklahoma’s myriad stacked reservoirs.

May 3, 2018
North Dakota PSC Approves One Bakken NGL Pipeline, Sets Hearing For Another

North Dakota PSC Approves One Bakken NGL Pipeline, Sets Hearing For Another

The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) has given its approval to an application for one natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline and set a hearing to debate another later this month.

May 2, 2018

North Dakota Reconsidering Inactive Well Policy

North Dakota, home to the Bakken Shale, may revise its policy for inactive oil and gas wells, which now allows one year before penalties can be imposed on operators.

January 24, 2018

Change Looms in North Dakota Bakken For Rigs, Gas Market, Officials Say

With oil prices now in the mid-$50/bbl range, a new landscape in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale play has emerged with operators moving more rigs out to the fringes and the market for natural gas products being re-energized, according to top state energy officials.

January 22, 2018

North Dakota Reports Better Oil Prices, Production

North Dakota rolled into this winter’s freeze on a high for both production and prices, but state officials said Tuesday oil price downside risks are expected to last through the year, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries extended production cuts.

January 17, 2018