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Industry Links 

For more information on the Bakken play and news in the industry, please see a collection of links below.


Empire Oil Company is not affiliated with any of these companies.

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Oil breaks the million-barrel barrier again

State saw 5.4 percent uptick in production in February

North Dakota can’t stay away from its million barrel mark, even as the price of oil continues to hover around the bare minimum $50 companies have said they need to keep going.

Whiting Petroleum Allocates $580 Million for Bakken

Whiting Petroleum plans to spend $580 million in the Bakken for 2017.

Whiting Petroleum’s capital budget for 2017 is almost double that of last year, with the company expecting to spend $1.1 billion. $580 million is planned for activity in the Williston Basin, including running five rigs in the region.

April 04, 2017

ND research geologist honored posthumously

In recognition of North Dakota’s preeminent Bakken expert, the American Association of Professional Geologists (AAPG) honored UND research geologist Julie LeFever on Sunday with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award, given in recognition of a singular achievement in petroleum geoscience research.

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