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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - 2014 WBPC Presentations
    Darren Schmidt Statoil North America Inc Dakota Prairie Refinery John Stumpf MDU Resources DPR Product Markets Todd Borgmann Calumet Bakken Workforce and Housing Session Workforce Demographics Nancy Hodur North Dakota State University NOT AVAILABLE Housing Where We ve Been and Where We re Going Jeff Zarling DAWA Solutions NOT AVAILABLE Recruiting Retention and Housing Strategies Pat Bertagnolli B G Oilfield Services NOT AVAILABLE Wednesday May 21 2014 Morning Session Wiliston Basin Roundup Melinda Yurkowski Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy Keith Lowdon Manitoba Innovation Energy Mines Dustin de Yong Montana Department of Commerce Michael Lees South Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Market Opportunities for NGLs Don Bari IHS Chemical The Future of Crude by Rail Matt Rose Burlington Northern Santa Fe NO SLIDES Keynote Luncheon The Bakken Creating a New Reality for America s Energy Future Lee Tillman Marathon Oil Corporation NOT AVAILABLE Bakken Optimization Maximizing Recover Through Increased Density Design Gerbert Schoonman Hess Continental s Multiple Bench Development John Harju EERC Multi well Pad Drilling Alan McNally Continental Resources Frac Operations Review of Offset Producing Well Protection Ben Ackley Marathon Oil Corporation Integrated Reservoir Characterization Modeling in Support of Enhanced Oil Recovery for the Bakken Basak Kurtoglu Marathon Oil Corporation Laboratory Comparisons of CO2 and Rich Gas Injection on Oil Recovery from Bakken Reservoir Rock and Shales Steven Hawthorne EERC Williston Basin Geology Continued Geological and Geochemical Evaluation of the Tyler Formation a Dual Petroleum System Tim Nesheim ND DMR Geological Survey Determining Three Forks Oil Prospectivity with Core and Fluorescence John Hohman Hess Corporation The Relevance of Core and Lab Work in Whiting s Pronghorn Project Area Stark County ND Mark Sonnenfeld Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation NOT AVAILABLE Province Wide Hydrogeological Characterization Mapping of Saskatchewan Gavin Jensen Saskatchewan Ministry of

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    that directly affect the land where said operations occur Monetary compensation for the leasing of mineral rights whether for oil gas coal or any other mineral of value is between the mineral owner and the company acquiring the lease Surface Owner Questions Question Where can a landowner find out which rates should be paid for leases damages or other compensation Answer This information is not made public it s a private contract issue between the parties Generally speaking neighbors and friends tell each other and the going rates in specific areas become common local knowledge But you will not find a posted price or fixed price Each circumstance and situation is unique and treated as contractual agreement Surface Owner Questions Question Where can a landowner find out which rates should be paid for leases damages or other compensation Answer This information is not made public it s a private contract issue between the parties Generally speaking neighbors and friends tell each other and the going rates in specific areas become common local knowledge But you will not find a posted price or fixed price Each circumstance and situation is unique and treated as contractual agreement Surface Owner Questions Question What is Chapter 38 11 1 of the ND Century Code Answer Chapter 38 11 1 of the North Dakota Century Code NDCC contains the statutes that require notice of drilling operations to surface owners surface owner damage and disruption payments ground water and environment protections and mineral developer surface owner agreements Surface Owner Questions Question What happens to an operator under the abandoned well clause Does the lease get broken or does the operator still own the lease Answer Once a well is determined to be uneconomic for production the oil company is required by law to plug and abandon

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    of a Risk Penalty as it s defined by the State of North Dakota Industrial Commission NDIC The NDIC has authority to approve such an action pursuant to statute 43 02 03 16 3 An operator does however need to have an interest in the drilling unit of the proposed well whether it is by lease or mineral in order to propose the forced action Obtaining NDIC approval requires the operator to provide a written invitation to participate in the risk and cost of a well If the party receiving the invitation to participate is not subject to a lease or other contract for development mineral interest the operator seeking such recovery action must make a good faith attempt to lease said party The risk penalty for this interest owner is 50 of their share of the costs of drilling and completing a well while an owner with an interest derived by lease or contract realizes a 200 penalty The written invitation to participate must include the well site location depth and objective zone along with estimated cost projected commencement date date the invitation must be accepted and a notice to the invited party about the plan to impose the risk penalty The invited party may convey its opposition to the proposed risk notice directly to the operator or pursue its opposition with the NDIC through hearing An election to participate by the invited party must be returned in writing to the operator and is binding provided the well operations are commenced within ninety 90 days after the date the operator advises it must be accepted Mineral Owner Questions Question What is Section 38 08 08 of the ND Century Code Answer NDCC 38 08 08 is the statute that defines the process for compulsory pooling and penalties on those

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    Legislative Action Center Buyer s Guide Buyer s Guide Home Oil Can FAQ FAQ s Search Results FAQ s Search Results Regulatory Questions Question Whose responsibility is it to ensure fracing is working properly and our water is staying safe Answer Protection of water resources during fracing is the responsibility of the Industrial Commission Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division The Oil and Gas Division rules and policies are some of the strictest of all states in the US Regulatory Questions Question What happens to all of the water used to frac a well Answer Currently about 20 is recycled into the next frac job and the remaining 80 is hauled to a permitted disposal site where it is pumped into the already saline Dakota Formation via a class II underground injection well Regulatory Questions Question What are the setback distance requirements from an occupied dwelling or structure Answer The legislature imposed a setback of 500 feet in NDCC 38 08 05 Regulatory Questions Question Is the gas that is being flared harmful to our environment Answer No The flaring process is designed to result in emission of mostly water vapor and carbon dioxide with very minor amounts

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    FAQ FAQ s Search Results FAQ s Search Results Bakken Basics Question With the high cost of drilling these Bakken wells do you see more emphasis on vertical drilling of other formations Answer We have not observed this as a trend The Bakken is an unconventional resource that requires very expensive drilling and completion techniques There are other more conventional oil and gas plays in the Williston Basin some of which benefit from horizontal drilling and others which utilize traditional vertical drilling All of these activities have an important role in the economy of the State of North Dakota and the oil and gas industry Bakken Basics Question With current technology how much oil from the Bakken is recoverable Answer With today s best technology it is predicted that 1 2 of the reserves can be recovered Bakken Basics Question What s the lifespan of these new Bakken wells How many times can you frac a Bakken well Answer Engineering analysis of the new Bakken wells indicates they will produce for about 30 years Most new Bakken wells have been frac d twice and many three times Bakken Basics Question What s the formation below the Bakken Answer Devonian Three

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    have made one lump sum payment to surface owners instead of prorating the payments over an unknown period of years since nobody really knows how long the well will be active The lump sum payment has traditionally worked out well for the surface owner Royalty Tax Question What is the timeline for money coming back to the counties Answer The State Treasurer has recently made some improvements in the payment distribution system and the revenues are now paid monthly instead of quarterly which has been a significant benefit to those entities Royalty Tax Question What is the Oil Impact Fund Answer The Oil Impact Fund is a special fund that is managed by the State Land Department The Fund receives up to six million dollars per biennium to address impact in oil and gas producing areas Royalty Tax Question What affect did the oil tax of 1981 have on the oil industry during the last boom cycle Answer When Measure 6 was passed by the citizens of North Dakota in November 1980 the price of oil was 36 per barrel down from a high of 39 50 and the drilling rig count was 100 By the time the new tax

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    Search Results Oil and Gas Production Question With the large amount of water being used every day for production are there any thoughts on using non potable water resources instead of fresh water Answer Yes Research into recycling frac flowback water and use of saline water from the Dakota Formation is being funded Oil and Gas Production Question Why is so much money being put into natural gas plants Answer The natural gas produced in association with the Bakken Three Forks oil is much different than the natural gas we use in our homes and businesses Consumer quality natural gas is primarily made up of methane while raw wellhead gas may contain a mixture of methane propane ethane butane nitrogen and other compounds It is at a processing plant that the raw natural gas stream is cleaned and separated into its various components for consumer use North Dakota has seen many new plants constructed or planned in order to keep pace with growing production For more information about natural gas processing please visit Adventures in Energy Oil and Gas Production Question Where is all the water going to come from Answer The primary new source for increased fresh water supplies is expected to be the City of Williston intake Oil and Gas Production Question What is a frac job or fracture stimulation Answer A frac job or fracture stimulation is a process to increase the production rate of an oil or gas well A fluid usually water containing surfactants or gelling agents is pumped down the well at high enough pressure and rate to open cracks in the rock followed by more fluid containing sand When the fracturing fluid flows back out of the well the sand remains and holds the cracks open so oil and gas can flow to

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - FAQ's Search Results
    Search Results FAQ s Search Results Roads Pipelines and Electrical Transmission Question What part do oil companies take in helping to fund roads Answer Oil companies pay a significant amount of taxes to the state of North Dakota Nearly 400 million was paid to the state just in oil and gas production taxes in fiscal year 2008 The North Dakota Legislature determines how those funds are distributed In addition for access roads to wells that are not state county or township roads the oil companies are completely responsible for all building and maintenance Roads Pipelines and Electrical Transmission Question What is the timeline for money coming back to the counties Answer The State Treasure has recently made some improvements in the payment distribution system and the revenues are now paid monthly instead of quarterly which has been a significant benefit to those entities Roads Pipelines and Electrical Transmission Question What is the timeline for development of roads pipelines electrical transmission and gas processing facilities Answer Infrastructure typically lags oil and gas production since industry generally needs to validate the discovery and determine what size and scope of pipelines gas plants and other facilities are going to be needed in order to meet the demand In addition oil companies are fierce competitors and don t usually work together until absolutely necessary to get the infrastructure in place Usually the pipeline and other infrastructure is owned by companies who specialize in those areas and it simply takes time to put together the projects and commitments to offset the capital risks Roads Pipelines and Electrical Transmission Question What is the Oil Impact Fund Answer The Oil Impact Fund is a special fund that is managed by the State Land Department The Fund receives up to six million dollars per biennium to address impact

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