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Drilling the Bakken Group

Discussion group covering the Bakken and Williston Basin region sharing knowledge and information.

Location: North Dakota
Members: 122
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2014

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North Dakota Motor Carriers Association Hosts 2nd Annual Oilfield Trucking Against Trafficking Convention

October 30th, 2013Over the road truck…Continue

Started by Drilling Ahead Oct 30, 2013.

North Dakota Spills Going Unreported

October 28th, 2013North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public,…Continue

Started by Drilling Ahead Oct 28, 2013.

Business still good? 2 Replies

Just curious if the bakken is still busy with drilling activity? I notice we have slowed down on our motor rentals. Any info would be appreciated.Thanks,Continue

Started by Bill Caz. Last reply by Bill Caz Feb 20, 2013.

Trading Oil & Gas Stocks Question 4 Replies

I have some stock in a land company in Montana.  Their JV partner just drilled the first three horizontal wells into different formations.   Wells #1 - only traces of oil.  #2 - 10% oil cut - shut…Continue

Started by Robert Olin. Last reply by Overshot Jan 19, 2013.

Drilling Rigs-advice on how to dress for winter 3 Replies

This is going to be my first winter in North Dakota and was wanting to get some advice on how to dress for it from how to layer to what brands to use, and what to stay away from. All help will be…Continue

Started by Troy Kay. Last reply by Dan Myronenko Oct 20, 2012.

info. needed 6 Replies

Can someone tell me who the federal agency is in N.D. that oversees the testing procedures of the companies ? And how can any drilling co .(whether drilling for themselvs or not) get away with…Continue

Started by DrillOne. Last reply by ron pruitt Oct 20, 2012.

Rehabilitate cuttings with fly ash? 5 Replies

I have heard about a technology going into use up in the Williston Basin in which they combine what was described to me as fly ash, with the cuttings, in order to make a concrete hard solid in the…Continue

Tags: Williston, Basin, Bakken, Rig, Drilling

Started by Paul Tinnes. Last reply by Shawn Kern Jan 20, 2012.

Are the drilling companies in North Dakota paying over time after 40 ? 4 Replies

I worked early last spring in  the bakken basin, and the companies out there were splitting there work weeks up to keep from paying overtime. I heard some of the companies now are paying over time…Continue

Started by ron pruitt. Last reply by Tracy Wilson Jan 20, 2012.

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Comment by ron pruitt on October 25, 2012 at 3:56am

can someone please let me know if they pay per-diem in Oklahoma, and Texas, i am going to be returning to work, after a shoulder surgery,and was wanting to head west,  What is the average wage for that area, i cannot find the jobs listing on here any-more, since they have changed, sure its just me..

Comment by james on September 28, 2012 at 11:20am

@Moss...Not really..Just have to be in the right place at the right time..Its getting harder up here..Everyone in the country trying to get a job around here..And one thing that I've really noticed here in the last year or two is that they are hiring people with zero experience over the experienced..But..There seems to be a lack of water haulers if that's your thing.

Comment by Kelly Kruger on February 3, 2012 at 8:59am

Yes, winter has been very mild,no snow to speak of and its only been below zero a few time, Feb and Mar can be bad weather here often times the worst. It would be nice to have some snow to fill ponds and dams. we have had several mild winters last 15-20 years with exception of last 3 years being back to normal  



Comment by Drilling Ahead on February 3, 2012 at 5:40am

You guys been having a mild winter?


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