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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    industry representative each year who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help the North Dakota petroleum industry educate the public and support the NDPC s community outreach efforts through the North Dakota Oil Can program and other association and industry activities Kenny has been a tremendous advocate and mentor for many people in the oil industry said NDPC board member Jim Arthaud He is also a respected and trusted representative for the industry in community outreach efforts such as the Petroleum Council s teacher tours and CookFests as well as through his volunteerism and involvement in community organization and events Congratulations Kenny Representative Todd Porter recognized with Outstanding Service Award The North Dakota Petroleum Council recognized North Dakota Representative Todd Porter during its Annual Meeting with its Outstanding Service Award which is awarded each year to one public servant who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make our state a better place to live and work The recipients of this award are selected for their excellence in public service and on their efforts to improve the business climate in the state while ensuring that all parties are treated fairly and rules and policies are followed Porter represents District 34 and has served in the North Dakota House of Representative since 1999 He currently serves as chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and serves on the Human Services Committee This past session Porter was instrumental in crafting and supporting legislation important to the industry our state and our quality of life including the creation of an Outdoor Heritage Fund to support wildlife and habitat conservation and incentives to capture more natural gas and build pipelines to reduce flaring Porter s achievements in past legislative sessions include supporting the creation of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority and the North Dakota Empower Commission as well as supporting sales tax incentives for natural gas infrastructure and environmental upgrades to refineries Porter has also been the primary advocate for reasonable and effective approaches to surface owner legislation Congratulations Representative Porter Biannual social responsibility community involvement update requested The oil and gas industry remains committed to assisting the communities in which we operate giving tens of millions of dollars each year in charitable contributions to civic organizations schools emergency services and more Most of these contributions are done with little or no recognition and in order to gauge the level of contributions and volunteer work that the industry has done NDPC has begun trying to collect this information through a community involvement survey that will now be distributed biannually In order to get an accurate summary of the level of industry contributions please take the time to complete the online survey here or visit http www ndoil org id 309 to complete the Excel or Word Document with your information and email Tessa at tsandstrom ndoil org Please provide information for any monetary and or in kind contributions you have given and volunteer hours you or your employees have

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    or more of the lots that may have been cleaned up To Adopt a Lot the company or individual can email Tessa at tsandstrom ndoil org to be matched up with a location in Minot Each lot just needs to be mowed or maintained a couple of times a month before winter to ensure the hard work done this last weekend holds out Thank you to all the volunteers who came out including Enbridge for organizing the event and WCE Oilfield Services for loaning heavier equipment to tackle some of the heavier overgrowth along the Souris River Biannual social responsibility community involvement update requested The oil and gas industry remains committed to assisting the communities in which we operate giving tens of millions of dollars each year in charitable contributions to civic organizations schools emergency services and more Most of these contributions are done with little or no recognition and in order to gauge the level of contributions and volunteer work that the industry has done NDPC has begun trying to collect this information through a community involvement survey that will now be distributed biannually In order to get an accurate summary of the level of industry contributions we ask that you please take the time to fill out the survey here and provide information about any monetary and or in kind contributions that you have given between Jan 1 and June 30 2013 Only the aggregate totals of each category would potentially be used Your individual contact information and contributions will not be released without prior approval We only had about an 8 percent return rate for our last annual survey with companies giving approximately 18 million in contributions We know that number is really much higher so please help us give a more accurate representation of how the industry goes above and beyond in assisting western ND with impacts by filling out the survey If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Tessa at 701 557 7744 or tsandstrom ndoil org Oil workers are good neighbors The following article was printed in the Dunn County Herald on August 16 Sometimes the unexpected can make a small gesture even better That s happen southwest of Killdeer on the Nabors Rig B 09 Mike Karey lives just to the east of the rig Very close Normally in such a situation most of us would be somewhat critical of the noise and the workers who are so close to us but Mike feels differently Some of the workers in their spare time have been walking the road and nearby ditch banks and picking up trash Our ditch banks are spotless Karey said I m very impressed Those guys are going out of their way to be neighborly A big Thank You to the B 09 workers Great work to Nabors and the workers on rig B 09 2013 Pick Up the Patch Pick Up the Patch efforts across western North Dakota are still going strong We encourage you to

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    equipment will be needed to tackle the amount of overgrowth on these lots For example we will need walk behind weed eaters track skid steers with front mower attachments and larger mowers for cutting taller grass A LOT of Help Adopt a Lot for your Company to clean up from start to finish There will be opportunity for a company with both manpower and equipment to take responsibility for as many lots as they believe their team can tackle From start to finish the project would be the group s responsibility As the City and partners develop a strategy for this project we ask that you email Katie Haarsager at katie haarsager enbridge com and let her know the level that you or companies are willing to support Your help is greatly appreciated For more information contact Katie or Tessa Sandstrom at tsandstrom ndoil org or 701 557 7744 Thank you to the 120 individuals who have already signed up to volunteer Sportsmen Oil Industry Forum habitat improvement pilot project underway seeking support Earlier this year the Sportsmen Oil Industry Forum s Projects Committee chose a Mule Deer Foundation project to serve as a pilot project for its Habitat Improvement Program Work began this spring in clearing acreage for a prescribed burn to be completed either this fall or next spring The total cost of the project is expected to be 67 973 and the Mule Deer Foundation and Petroleum Council are seeking industry support Contributors to date include Continental Resources EOG WPX Energy and Hunt Oil Company In addition 14 000 from the Oil Can Fishing Tournament was contributed to the project This Forum is very important to the continuation of our partnership with sportsmen in North Dakota and to make this pilot project a success we hope you can help by providing a contribution toward this project For each contribution we receive from industry the North Dakota Petroleum Council will match it dollar for dollar up to 20 000 Contact Ryan Krapp at the Mule Deer Foundation at ndchair mdf gmail com or Tessa Sandstrom at tsandstrom ndoil org for more information or if you would like to contribute MBI s Arthaud recognized nationally Taking an idea that was hatched in the 1970s MBI Energy Services co founder and CEO Jim Arthaud has built his Belfield based company into an industry powerhouse over the years In June Arthaud s business expertise and exploits were recognized by accounting giant Ernst Young as he was selected as the firm s 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Upper Midwest in the energy category For the full Dickinson Press story click here To read the original story click here Congratulations Jim Agency selects projects addressing critical housing needs The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency NDHFA has committed more than 20 million from the Housing Incentive Fund HIF to 18 projects across the state including projects in Beach Dickinson Dunn Center Lignite Watford City and Williston The 2013 Legislature reauthorized HIF at

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    Bureau of Land Management announced that it is extending the public comment period on its proposed revised rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public and Indian trust lands The 60 day extension will extend the comment period deadline to August 23 2013 You can submit comments now on the revised proposed rule in one of the following ways By mail U S Department of the Interior Director 630 Bureau of Land Management Mail Stop 2134 LM 1849 C St NW Washington DC 20240 Attention 1004 AE26 Personal or messenger delivery Bureau of Land Management 20 M St SE Room 2134 LM Attention Regulatory Affairs Washington DC 20003 Online Follow the instructions for submitting comments here NDPC will be ramping up our request for your comments on August 1 New legislation taking effect Please note on August 1 2013 much of the new legislation passed during the 2013 legislative session will take effect including the following bills HB 1333 This bill requires underground gathering pipelines provide file of location to NDIC allows landowners to access files expands mediation and creates a funding mechanism for abandoned well fund HB 1359 This bill provides some changes to the One Call system including requiring white lining and increasing the penalty for failure to locate prior to digging HB 1348 This bill allows NDIC to require flares tanks and treaters be placed at a greater distance from occupied dwellings at the request of the landowner for wells located within 1 000 feet of an occupied dwelling HB 1352 This bill allows either the mineral developer or surface owner to request directly to the agency the parties submit to mediation within a year after a compensation offer is turned down It also requires a copy of a title be provided to the mineral owner if there is a dispute If you have questions regarding enacted legislation please contact Alexis at abrinkman ndoil org Nelson named impact coordinator A retired Hess Corp manager has been tapped by Gov Dalrymple to serve as western North Dakota s energy impact coordinator The governor says Rory Nelson of Williston will work in the state s oil and gas region to help meet the challenges that come with rapid development Nelson replaces Wayne Biberdorf who is retiring Dalrymple says Nelson s extensive experience in the petroleum industry and his lifelong roots in the Williston Basin will be a great asset Nelson grew up ranching and farming on the north bank of the Missouri River near Bainville Mont about nine miles west of the North Dakota border He worked for Hess for 30 years holding engineering and management positions until he retired in November The state s energy impact coordinator maintains an office at Williston State College North Dakota Workers Comp Agency to send employers refunds North Dakota s workers compensation program will send employers nearly 160 million in payments as a distribution of surplus reserves Workforce Safety and Insurance will distribute the premium credits to about 22

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    7 p m Members Only Showcase 5 30 7 30 p m Community BBQ Members Only Showcase and Community BBQ will be open to the public free of charge on Monday Tuesday September 17 th 7 30 a m 5 p m Members Only Showcase Wednesday September 18 th 8 a m 5 p m Annual Meeting Business Session New to the Annual Meeting in 2013 is the Members Only Showcase Booth prices will range from 900 1 200 and include two registrations for the Annual Meeting Member Showcase Showcase only passes will be available for 75 More information on booths can be found here Registration for the Annual Meeting Member Showcase cost will be 350 for NDPC members or government employees and 700 for non members Sponsorships ranging from 300 2 500 will also be available Speakers at the Annual Meeting will include BNSF CEO Matthew Rose North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and StatOil Executive Vice President of Development and Production for North America William Maloney Gas tax rate notice In keeping with the provisions of NDCC 57 51 01 2 the Tax Commissioner has determined that the gas tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1 2013 through June 30 2014 is 0833 per mcf The gross production tax on gas produced during this time period must be calculated by taking the taxable production in mcf times the 0833 tax rate The gas tax rate is also published on the Office of State Tax Commissioner s website located here If you have any questions regarding this notification please contact the Oil and Gas Tax Section at 701 328 3657 or oiltax nd gov BLM extends public comment period on proposed hydraulic fracturing rule The Bureau of Land Management announced that it is extending the public comment period on its proposed revised rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public and Indian trust lands The 60 day extension will extend the comment period deadline to August 23 2013 You can submit comments now on the revised proposed rule in one of the following ways By mail U S Department of the Interior Director 630 Bureau of Land Management Mail Stop 2134 LM 1849 C St NW Washington DC 20240 Attention 1004 AE26 Personal or messenger delivery Bureau of Land Management 20 M St SE Room 2134 LM Attention Regulatory Affairs Washington DC 20003 Online Follow the instructions for submitting comments here NDPC will be ramping up our request for your comments on August 1 Watch for more details in the July E News Housing Incentive Fund ready for applications and contributions The ND Housing Finance Agency is ready to put the state s most innovative affordable housing development tool back to work The Housing Incentive Fund HIF was reauthorized by the 63 rd Legislative Assembly and increased to 35 4 million NDHFA is authorized to issue 20 million in state tax credits More than 600 taxpayers contributed 15 million to the fund during the 2011

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    begin with a 7 30 a m rules meeting 9 15 a m shotgun start 4 p m weigh in and end with a fish fry social at 5 30 p m A total of 50 boats 3 fishermen boat will be accepted into the tournament Entries will be on a first come first serve basis 150 person or 450 boat and registration will begin on June 3 A portion of proceeds will benefit North Dakota wildlife and conservation projects through NDPC s efforts with the ND Energy Forum Watch the NDPC events calendar for more information here ND Workers Compensation Premiums Will Decrease Slightly in July North Dakota Workforce Safety Insurance WSI premiums will be reduced 0 7 overall for the upcoming year starting July 1 2013 The decrease in premiums reflects the fact that increases in economic activity and wages in North Dakota have outpaced the number and cost of expected work place injuries For example many oil field related industries are seeing a bigger than average decrease in their premium rates as indicated below Description Class Base Rate 7 1 12 Base Rate 7 1 13 Percent Change Oil and Gas Development Drilling 6203 9 27 8 80 5 1 Oil Gas Well Sply Or Equip Dlrs 6204 2 52 2 69 6 6 Oil Well Trucking 6205 11 05 8 85 19 9 Oil Well Servicing 6206 6 30 5 48 13 0 Oil and Gas Instrument Logging 6208 1 95 1 49 23 4 Oil or Gas Operations 1320 5 21 4 73 9 2 This shows that safety in the oil fields is being taken seriously said WSI Director Bryan Klipfel The premium decrease is an indication that we are keeping pace with the historic growth in North Dakota without seeing a rise in the injury rate for most job classifications We will work to continue to emphasize safety programs to further reduce injury rates added Director Klipfel The new rating plan takes effect July 1 2013 For more information call 701 328 5931 or 701 328 6033 2013 Pick Up the Patch Pick Up the Patch efforts across western North Dakota are still going strong Pick up events are scheduled for Minot on May 17 Mandaree on May 21 Watford City on June 1 and Williston on August 3 For more information on Pick Up the Patch and these events click here If your company is interested in volunteering to serve as a Pick Up the Patch team leader or has any questions please contact Alexis or Tessa at 701 223 6380 We are still looking for team leads in Crosby US 85 ND 50 Mohall US 83 ND 5 Ray US2 Stanley US 2 US 83 Alexander US 200W US 85 and Bowman US 85 US 12 For more information on Pick Up the Patch Events to contact the Team Leader in your area to request a clean up visit www northdakotaoilcan com solutions pickupthepatch Save the date The NDPC will be

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    this year with a community wide clean up event in New Town on April 23 The clean up effort was organized by New Town community leaders and oil and gas companies operating in the area and volunteers picked up over 350 bags of trash along 12 miles of roadway Industry and community leaders are planning a similar event in Williston on Saturday April 27 and Minot on May 17 More information for the Williston event can be found at www willistonnd com A community wide clean up event planned for Parshall on April 24 was postponed to a later date Pick Up the Patch was launched last spring to clean up the debris left behind after the snow melted and to encourage a no litter culture Last year more than 70 companies and 1 000 volunteers picked up more than 200 miles of roadways and collected more than 1 200 bags of trash This year the program will include designated Team Leaders who will be responsible for the continued litter prevention and clean up efforts within their designated regions in western North Dakota If your company is interested in volunteering to serve as a team leader or has any questions please contact Alexis or Tessa at 701 223 6380 We are still looking for team leads in Crosby US 85 ND 50 Mohall US 83 ND 5 Ray US2 Stanley US 2 US 83 Alexander US 200W US 85 and Bowman US 85 US 12 For more information on Pick Up the Patch Events to contact the Team Leader in your area to request a clean up visit www northdakotaoilcan com solutions pickupthepatch 2013 Bakken Rocks CookFest The 5 th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFests will be held on July 16 in Powers Lake and July 18 in Parshall Teams must be comprised of one operator and at least one oil service company and all participants must be North Dakota Petroleum Council members If you wish to participate in one or both events please contact Tessa Sandstrom at tsandstrom ndoil org or 701 223 6380 A fishing tournament is also scheduled for July 17 see below 2013 NDPC Annual Meeting The 2013 NDPC Annual Meeting will be held September 16 18 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks ND A community outreach event including educational sessions for adults and children and a community BBQ will be held on Monday the 16 th and a Members Only Showcase on Tuesday the 17 th Speakers at the Annual Meeting will include North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple StatOil Executive Vice President of Development and Production for North America William Maloney and BNSF CEO Matthew Rose Registration is set to open mid May so please stay tuned for further details Save the dates The NDPC will be hosting two new events in 2013 An Oil Can Fishing Tournament on July 17 2013 at the New Town Marina in New Town ND Registration will begin on June 3 An Oil PAC Golf Tournament on August 29

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    Alexander US 200W US 85 New Town ND 23 1804 8 Killdeer US 200 ND 22 Bowman US 85 and US 12 If you have other areas that should be added to this list please contact us at 701 223 6380 If your company is interested in volunteering to serve as a team leader or has any questions please contact Alexis or Tessa at 701 223 6380 QEP already has a pick up event planned for Wednesday April 24 If you have any questions about the Parshall event please contact Lynn Welker at 303 308 3623 Bismarck to host 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference will return to Bismarck Mandan May 20 22 2014 The 2012 conference was a huge success and the City of Bismarck Bismarck Mandan Convention Visitors Bureau and North Dakota Petroleum Council are pleased to announce their return I am delighted with the news that the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference will return in 2014 and excited that we ll have the ability to host future conferences of this size We have a bold vision an Exhibit Hall expansion that preserves our existing investment and current business and a Task Force to look to the future said Bismarck Mayor John Warford Ron Ness North Dakota Petroleum Council President stated We are pleased to announce our return to Bismarck Mandan for the 2014 Conference The 2012 Conference was a huge success and we hope to bring 4000 attendees back here again Ness added Bismarck is a great location and we received many positive comments from our attendees We had an overwhelming amount of interest from exhibitors and our exhibit space sold out within 17 minutes in 2012 The proposed exhibit expansion and the addition of more hotels are sure to make our next conference even bigger and better in 2014 The conference brings a great deal of attention to Bismarck Mandan In 2012 nearly 100 media contacts registered for the conference Terry Harzinski Bismarck Mandan Convention Visitors Bureau Executive Director added The 2012 conference garnered more than 200 news stories worldwide It s great exposure for Bismarck Mandan 2013 Bakken Rocks CookFest The 5 th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFests will be held on July 16 in Powers Lake and July 18 in Parshall Teams may be comprised of one operator and at least one oil service company and all participants must be North Dakota Petroleum Council members If you wish to participate in one or both events please contact Tessa Sandstrom at tsandstrom ndoil org or 701 223 6380 A fishing tournament is also scheduled for July 17 see below 2013 NDPC Annual Meeting The 2013 NDPC Annual Meeting will be held September 16 18 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks ND A community outreach event including educational sessions for adults and children and a community BBQ will be held on Monday the 16 th and a Members Only Showcase on Tuesday the 17 th Speakers at the Annual Meeting will include North

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