2015 May-June Energy Scene Jason Spiess 

Energy Scene with Jason Spiess: Women in Oil & Gas

Nancy Hodur, a researcher with North Dakota State University’s Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department, has co-authored several major industry studies related to the Bakken oil fields. In addition, she is a featured speaker at many industry events presenting on housing, economics and energy impacts. “One of the things that’s unique about western North Dakota is that we have a lot… Read More
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2015 May-June Technology 

Drilling Wastes: Recovery & Beneficial Reuse

While the oil and gas industry may fluctuate, the presence of drilling waste remains consistent – as does the need to dispose of that waste. Operators are often on the lookout for innovative ways to handle, treat and even reuse waste from oil and natural gas drilling processes. Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is one of those common… Read More
2015 May-June Don Briggs Louisiana 

Keystone Pipeline Still Makes Sense

Take your pick as to the reason why the Keystone XL pipeline is necessary for the future of the U.S. Most of the following items could be reason enough to finish the construction of the pipeline: jobs, economic impact, national security, safety, and finally, imported resources from non-Middle Eastern countries. It does not take rocket science to see the obvious… Read More
2015 May-June Mark A. Stansberry 

U.S. Oil Exports Revisited

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974, a group of oilmen and business leaders came together in Tulsa to form The International Society of The Energy Advocates. The reason the organization was primarily formed was to counter the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) embargo. The 1973-1974 oil embargo sent a shock throughout the world – oil production… Read More
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2015 May-June Interviews Jason Spiess 

Q & A with Jason Spiess: Lynn Helms

Lynn Helms is considered North Dakota’s top regulator, serving as director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division since July 1998 and director of the Department of Mineral Resources since July 2005. He earned his B.S. degree in engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1978, but his oil field career began as… Read More
2015 May-June Contributors Steve Burnett 

Always Wear Clean Underwear to Work

The audience for CRUDE cartoons is growing more all the time. The cartoon CRUDE can not only be seen in the Oilman magazine, but also in the Lamesa Reporter, Marshall News-Messenger, Panola Watchman, Weatherford Democrat, Mineral Wells Index, My Big Lake, My El Dorado, Levelland News, Edmond Sun, Kingfisher Times, Longview News, Corsicana Daily, Victoria Advocate, Artesia News, Del Rio… Read More
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