Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bakken Shale Play – A Key Driver in the North Dakota Economy

Although North Dakota began producing oil in 1951, the state’s shale boom began in 2007 after the discovery of the Bakken Shale Play.  The shale formation extends over parts of North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan, Canada – and there is … Continue reading

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The Energy Industry and Global Climate Change

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during oil and gas operations can contribute to global warming.  By 2035, energy demand will be up 40%, with about half this demand for oil and gas.  A large part of this increase in demand is … Continue reading

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US E&P Benchmark Study

This report presents the US exploration and production (E&P) results for the five-year period from 2007 through 2011 for the largest 50 companies based on 2011 end-of-year oil and gas reserve estimates.

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Exploration & Production in Sensitive Environments

A growing percentage of the nation’s untapped oil and gas resources are located in sensitive environments, such as the Arctic, wetlands, coastal areas, and the outer continental shelf.  Over the past four decades, the oil and gas industry has been … Continue reading

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