Interview: Rob Lindberg, director, Bakken Backers
Lindberg talks about Bakken Backers and their political advocacy regarding the oil and gas industry.
Interview: Lynn Helms, director, North Dakota Department of Minerals
Helms gives an update on the Bakken, explains natural gas futures and why Bakken companies have to become more aggressive to attract investments away from Texas and Oklahoma.
Interview: Fred Fox, Tribal Council Representative, MHA Nation
Fox gives a rig and well update from the MHA Nation and how they are using the energy opportunity to empower Native Americans.
Interview: Professor Stephen Heins, owner, Word Merchant
Heins opines about the new FERC commissioner and why he will be good for oil and gas.
Davis Refinery Update
Interview: Dan Hedrington, principal, SEH
Hedrington talks about his Q&A session with the local residents in western North Dakota regarding the Davis Refinery being built near Belfield, ND.
Jason Spiess is a multimedia journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 25 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, reporting and principal ownership in media companies. (Over 30 years experience if you count his adolescent years as a newspaper delivery boy learning the importance and logistics of daily distribution and monthly door-to-door bill collecting.) Spiess has worked in the areas of oil and gas, UAS and precision agriculture, health care, cannabis, agriculture, real estate, government affairs and economic development. Spiess is the host of two radio programs, Building the Bakken and Coffee & Capitalism, and three specialty programs, MonDak OilField Review, Corporate Ink and UnStuck, that carry a radio network that spans five states and two countries. Spiess is a North Dakota native and graduated from North Dakota State University.
Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.