The Bakken is one of North America’s largest oil-rich shale plays. Longer horizontal well bores and widespread use of hydraulic fracturing spurred soaring production. North Dakota now ranks second among U.S. oil-producing states – and a large portion of the domestic drilling rig fleet will be retrofitted to walking or skidding systems by year-end. More than 70% of Bakken oil moves by rail tank car, giving crude-by-rail the leading role for getting Bakken production to market. Economic impacts are seen state-wide as North Dakota proudly claims the nation’s lowest unemployment and a per-person gross domestic output significantly higher than the national average.
The Burgeoning Bakken
- Williston Basin Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute (Williston API) announces finalists for the 6th annual Achievement Awards
- FACEBOOK FOUNDER AND CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG VISITS THE BAKKEN
- 2017 Bakken Oil Conference Begins Next Week in Bismarck, North Dakota
- Now Hiring: Part-time Sales, set your own hours, earn extra money ((Telecommuting))
© MAKE DESIGNS CREATIVE inc dba BAKKEN OIL BUSINESS JOURNAL. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the BAKKEN OIL BUSINESS JOURNAL with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.