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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    SK and all questions should be directed to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy at 1 866 654 4049 2013 Pick Up the Patch NDPC will be kicking off our 2013 Pick Up the Patch Campaign mid March We are looking for companies to volunteer to be team leaders These team leaders will serve as key contacts and coordinators for Pick Up the Patch efforts in each area The following companies have agreed to serve as team leaders in the noted areas QEP Resources Parshall Enerplus Mandaree Marathon Oil Dickinson We will also be looking for leaders for the following areas Crosby US 85 ND 50 Mohall US 83 ND 5 Bottineau ND 5 ND 14 Williston US 85 US 2 ND 1804 Ray US 2 Stanley US 2 ND 8 Minot US 2 and US 83 Alexander US 200W US 85 Watford City US 85 ND 23 ND 1806 New Town ND 23 1804 8 Grassy Butte US 85 Killdeer US 200 ND 22 Belfield US 85 and 94 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 Community Focus Earlier this month the Wolf Run Child Care Center project in Watford City received a huge financial boost when four oil companies donated 300 000 toward the Wolf Run daycare project Power Fuels and Whiting Oil each donated 100 000 to the project while MBI and QEP each contributed 50 000 The center is a 200 child daycare adjacent to the elementary school and part of Wolf Run Village a 42 unit complex of essential public personnel housing for teachers law enforcement and public employees These donations have helped bring the Wolf Run Village project s goal of raising 3 million down to just over 50 000 We are so thankful to the local city county school and Roughrider boards for their vision and financial support for this project We also thank the state leadership for the law enforcement housing grant and the childcare facility grant as well as the four local oil companies who saw the need and donated to the project states Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford Wolf Run Village is a good project that will help solve the area s daycare and essential public personnel housing needs Truck permitting and routing overview State agencies and oil and gas producing counties are analyzing ways for data sharing between the State s E Permitting application and the Uniform County Permit System The concept is to have a one stop shop allowing companies to enter their data into one system and have it replicated in the other A

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2013
    state accomplishments Dalrymple called for maintaining the policies that have placed the state in its current position while working to expand on past successes through additional investments and programs The Governor also stated in his speech that oil production had almost doubled since he gave this speech two years ago from 460 000 barrels per day to 747 000 barrels per day The state is projected to collect 5 128 million in oil and gas taxes in the next biennium Important issues during the 2013 Legislative Session will include negotiation of a tribal tax agreement the stripper well exemption and overall industry tax structure and a wildcat tax incentive The NDPC has been and will continue working with farmers and landowners on easement issues and sportsmen on wildlife and conservation issues like the North Dakota Outdoor Heritage Fund A Legislative Update will be sent to NDPC members each Friday during the 2013 Legislative Session 2013 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Registration for the 2013 WBPC began on Monday December 3 at www wbpc ca Please note that the 2013 WBPC is held in Regina SK and all questions should be directed to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources at 1 866 654 4049 NDPC MEP to host webinar and training programs Did you know that 80 of coded claims submitted to North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance were by those employed less than one year Coded claims are those where the injured filled in their date of hire on the claim application Due to these statistics and their implications NDPC and Dakota MEP applied for and were awarded a 148 800 grant to offer scholarships for a training program designed to provide thoughtful evaluation of training programs for new hires and the newly hired If you want to know more

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    org at NDPC If you would like to be a member of the Legislative Committee please fill out the form here Perry Pearce ConocoPhillips will be the chairman of the Legislative Committee and Mike Cantrell Continental Resources will serve as vice chair Majority of North Dakotans favor oil and gas development Eighty nine percent of North Dakotans statewide said they favor oil and gas development in state and 62 percent said they strongly favor it according to a survey commissioned by the North Dakota Petroleum Council NDPC in November North Dakotans continue to overwhelmingly support oil and gas development in the state because of the strong impact it has on growing our economy creating tens of thousands of new good paying jobs and in helping increase our nation s energy security said Ron Ness president of the NDPC We have seen an increase in the number of residents who strongly favor oil and gas development The survey is conducted annually to help the industry better gauge how North Dakotans feel about oil and gas development in the state and to identify key issues and challenges that the industry may work to address The survey found that while a majority of North Dakotans favor oil development more than 70 percent are concerned about truck traffic and cost and availability of housing When asked about progress in these areas however 45 percent said progress was being made on roads and highways 41 percent said progress was being made on availability of housing and 60 percent said progress was being made on affordable housing To read the whole news release click here North Dakota Housing Finance Agency NDHFA NDHFA needs to raise 4 4 million dollars before year end to fully capitalize the Housing Incentive Fund HIF a program that supports the development of affordable rental housing NDHFA has conditionally committed 15 million in HIF funding to 26 projects but has received enough contributions to support only 16 projects Before the final 10 developments can break ground the agency needs to fully capitalize the incentive fund HIF does not receive any direct funding from the state It relies on contributions from taxpayers Any individual or business with a state tax liability can contribute to HIF In return for the contribution taxpayers receive a dollar for dollar state tax credit The contributions can be directed to a specific project or community HIF projects in Bowman Crosby Devils Lake Killdeer Kulm Mandan Parshall Ray Watford City and Williston are in need of additional funds NDHFA is authorized to issue tax credit certificates to contributors on a first come first served basis until the 15 million maximum threshold is reached To date the agency has received 10 6 million Contributions must be received by December 31 to be claimed on your 2012 tax return For more information call 701 328 8080 800 292 8621 or visit www ndhousingincentivefund org Registration now open for NDSC s Safety Health Conference The North Dakota Safety Council s 40 th

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    actions The Legislative Committee will begin meeting in early December to discuss potential legislative ideas or looming legislation If you have legislation you would like to propose please contact Alexis Brinkman abrinkman ndoil org or Ron Ness ronness ndoil org at NDPC If you would like to be a member of the Legislative Committee please fill out the form here Perry Pearce ConocoPhillips will be the chairman of the Legislative Committee and Mike Cantrell Continental Resources will serve as vice chair North Dakota Housing Finance Agency NDHFA NDHFA needs to raise 4 4 million dollars before year end to fully capitalize the Housing Incentive Fund HIF a program that supports the development of affordable rental housing NDHFA has conditionally committed 15 million in HIF funding to 26 projects but has received enough contributions to support only 16 projects Before the final 10 developments can break ground the agency needs to fully capitalize the incentive fund The need for adequate housing is one of North Dakota s biggest challenges said Mike Anderson NDHFA By contributing to HIF you can help address this need and have a say in how your tax dollars are spent HIF does not receive any direct funding from the state It relies on contributions from taxpayers Any individual or business with a state tax liability can contribute to HIF In return for the contribution taxpayers receive a dollar for dollar state tax credit The contributions can be directed to a specific project or community HIF projects in Bowman Crosby Devils Lake Killdeer Kulm Mandan Parshall Ray Watford City and Williston are in need of additional funds NDHFA is authorized to issue tax credit certificates to contributors on a first come first served basis until the 15 million maximum threshold is reached To date the agency has received 10 6 million Contributions must be received by December 31 to be claimed on your 2012 tax return For more information call 701 328 8080 800 292 8621 or visit www ndhousingincentivefund org NDPC and TRMF partner in campaign to showcase oil The NDPC and Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation launched a campaign to showcase the oil development and its history in western North Dakota at the NDPC Annual Meeting in September The campaign is a partnership between the foundation and the North Dakota Petroleum Council to show how tourism and oil and gas development can co exist The Petroleum Council has donated 50 000 toward the campaign s goal of 500 000 A portion of the funds will go toward paying off renovations at the historic Rough Riders Hotel built in 1884 Foundation President Randy Hatzenbuhler said it s a misconception that oil development and tourism can t co exist He said the Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora is located on an oilfield and an active oil well is located near the No 2 tee box 2013 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Registration for the 2013 WBPC will begin on Monday December 3 at www wbpc ca Please note that

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    you don t have to worry about making it to the polls on Election Day To do so you ll need to complete a vote by mail application by printing and completing this form and mailing it to the auditor of the North Dakota county where you live click here for auditor contact info Or you can complete an online application found here Please use your physical address rather than a P O box when filling out the application so your precinct can be determined For skid shack parks RV parks and mobile home communities where you have no physical address for your unit but have a nearby park office we suggest using Your Name Address of Park Office Specific Lot or Room Number City State Zip Code Of course you can also choose to vote in person Some North Dakota counties permit early voting You can use this method of voting in person if you live in Cass Burleigh Stark and Ward counties For more information and to determine your early voting polling place please click here On election day Tuesday November 6 polling places open by 8 00 am To find your polling place and confirm the hours it is open please click here For more information including maps to the voting places please visit the ND Secretary of State website Surface owner compensation requirements During the last session of the ND Legislature legislation introduced by the Northwest Landowners NWL stated that surface owners were to be compensated for both the exploration damage to the land and for the annual crop production loss The legislation passed and the requirements of changes to section 38 11 04 of North Dakota Century Code can be found here NWL has asked that we remind our members of these changes so that good faith offers can be made to affect surface owners WSI Board of Director candidates needed A coordinating committee is seeking employer representative candidates to fill vacant seats on the Workforce Safety Insurance Board of Directors On December 31 st 2012 terms will expire for four employer members of the Workforce Safety Insurance Board of Directors Thank you to Allen Boettcher Basin Energy Services and past NDPC Board member for his service on the WSI Board of Directors There are three seats available for employer representatives of a North Dakota business One each of a business with a WSI annual premium range greater than 25 000 per year less than 25 000 per year and less than 10 000 per year Candidates interested in filling one of the three positions must be the principal owner chief executive officer or chief financial officer of a North Dakota business The fourth seat is an at large appointment There is no premium level requirement and the candidate need not be the principal owner chief executive officer or chief financial officer of the business but must be an employer in North Dakota All four seats are for four year terms beginning on January 1

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    Shield of North Dakota Butler Machinery Company Enerplus Resources USA EOG Resources Inc Fidelity Exploration Production GO Wireline LLC IMA Inc Imperial Oil of North Dakota Inc Kadrmas Lee Jackson Metcalf Archaeological Consultants Inc Neset Consulting Services Newfield Exploration Oasis Petroleum Pearce Durick Law Firm Pro Frac Heating Trucking Pure Energy Services USA Inc QEP Resources Wallwork Truck Center Wells Fargo SWCA Environmental Consultants BRONZE Aurora Energy Solutions LLC Bakken Aggregates Barr Engineering Company Cardno Chippewa Resources City of Grand Forks Construction Engineers Condor Petroleum Inc Corval Group Empire Oil Company Inland Oil Gas Corp Keitu Engineers Consultants Inc Key Energy Services Lakeshore Toltest New Wave Energy Services North Plains Consulting Services Inc Pump Systems LLC SBG Energy Services LLC SM Energy Stantec Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association Weston Solutions CONTRIBUTOR Compressco Partners LP Lowham Walsh Halcron Resources G3 Energy LLC MT Rigmat LLC UND announces Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering The University of North Dakota today announced 14 million in private and public partnership funding that will greatly enhance UND s efforts in petroleum geology and related fields The total project of 14 000 000 includes 10 000 000 provided as a gift from Harold Hamm and Continental Resources Inc which will create the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering Another 4 000 000 from the Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Research Program will fund the proposal entitled Public Private Partnership to Support Geology and Geological Engineering Education and Research at UND s College of Engineering and Mines Year end regulatory activities summary The NDPC regulatory committee chaired by Dave Searle of Marathon Oil has been busy this year Below is a brief summary of their activities Actively engaged in the commenting process of the DMR s 26 new rules on oil and gas activities Members supported the new rules and full chemical disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing on FracFocus Rick Ross led a fantastic team of technical experts leading the charge on comment language Provided comments for EPA FBIR interim rulemaking EPA proposed guidance on use of diesel in hydraulic fracturing and the BLM proposed rulemaking on hydraulic fracturing Through the ND Energy Forum NDPC met with sporting groups on three different occasions to educate and discuss oil and gas impacts on wildlife habitats hunting and fishing activities NDPC members sit on a committee with Department of Health officials to propose new language for rulemaking on disposal of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material NORM NDPC established a MOA with the BLM for a successful hosted worker program and have had several meetings with BLM to discuss permitting bottlenecks Working with USFWS and ND Game Fish NDPC drafted a Best management Practices BMP document that outlines industry procedures routinely used for habitat avoidance and minimization of wildlife impacts while determining well site locations ProgressZone Construction Update Work to start soon on second temporary bypass around Williston The construction contract for a second temporary bypass around Williston s eastern edge was recently awarded Construction work will begin in this fall and it will be completed by the end of the year At the request of Williston city officials and Williams County commissioners the state will resurface a section of County Road 9 and County Road 6 to serve as a north east side bypass The Department is going through the environmental evaluation process for other truck reliever routes bypasses in several areas including Dickinson New Town Watford City Alexander and Killdeer Western ND Road Projects Featured On NDDOT Website In an effort to keep the public informed about road construction projects in western North Dakota the NDDOT has created a new informational Web page entitled Construction Projects in Western North Dakota The page contains the latest information on road construction projects news releases safety ads photos and other important information for motorists The information can be found at this link http www dot nd gov projects western nd western nd projects htm Dakota Defense Alliance event The Dakota Defense Alliance will be hosting a unique jobs event at Army s West in Dickinson ND on Thursday October 18 th from 5 7 PM As part of their North Dakota Strong and Rural Growth Sustainability initiatives to promote job growth and link qualified military veterans with available job opportunities throughout the state this event will be largely focused on North Dakota s Oil Country This informal matchmaking event will include brief remarks from USDA s Jasper Schneider Kelly Armstrong a Marines for Life representative and DDA Board Member MAJ GEN Michael J Haugen Ret To find out more businesses of all types are encouraged to attend the event For more information please send an email of inquiry to netia34 gmail com Volker named Wildcatter of the Year On September 22 2012 the Western Energy Alliance WEA named Jim Volker president and CEO of Whiting Petroleum Corp as Wildcatter of the Year The award is the top honor given out by WEA and contenders are judged by their community involvement and leadership in the oil and gas industry You can read the full news release here Congratulations Jim Surface owner compensation requirements During the last session of the ND Legislature legislation introduced by the Northwest Landowners NWL stated that surface owners were to be compensated for both the exploration damage to the land and for the annual crop production loss The legislation passed and the requirements of changes to section 38 11 04 of North Dakota Century Code can be found here NWL has asked that we remind our members of these changes so that good faith offers can be made to affect surface owners Community Focus WPX Energy Extends Grants to Benefit Three Affiliated Tribes WPX Energy NYSE WPX is issuing 140 000 in grants for an affordable housing initiative and youth programs on North Dakota s Fort Berthold Indian Reservation which is home to the Three Affiliated Tribes The grants include 100 000 for Governor Dalrymple s North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund and 40 000

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    A signed detour is in place The project is expected to be complete late fall For more information about construction projects and road conditions throughout North Dakota visit the Travel Information Map on the NDDOT website at http www dot nd gov travel info v2 2011 Economic Impact Study Economic Impact Study surveys have been mailed to oil operators pipelines service companies and gas plants If your company has received a survey please consider completing it and returning it as soon as possible This survey provides very valuable information for our industry and we need your support All information is confidential and will be reported in aggregate only Thank you in advance for your timely participation North Dakota State University is conducting the study which was previously conducted in 2005 2007 and 2009 The 2009 study revealed that the petroleum industry in North Dakota had a 12 7 billion economic impact FMCS Extends Comment Period and Announces Listening Sessions On August 6 2012 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a notice in the Federal Register extending the comment period for its proposed guidance to the oilfield exceptions to the hours of service until October 5 2012 That proposal changed long standing interpretations of the exception that allows drivers to count waiting time as on duty time The change effectively barred trucks hauling sand and water from using the exception at all The notice also announced three public listening sessions FMCSA will hold its first two sessions in Denver CO on August 17 and Pittsburg PA on August 21 Another session in Dallas TX will be held sometime during September 2012 All sessions will take place from 1 00p m until 5 30p m local time and will be webcast Moser awarded ND Landman of the Year Landman s Association of North Dakota recently named Lynn Moser of Inland Oil Gas Landman of the Year Lynn is a member of the NDPC Board of Directors and has been involved in the oil industry for over 30 years Her father Berk Strothman was given the same award in 1982 Congratulations Lynn Chairman s Stewardship Awards The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is seeking nominations for the 2012 Chairman s Stewardship Awards The Awards represent the IOGCC s highest honor for exemplary efforts by the oil and natural gas industry in environmental stewardship Winners will be honored at the IOGCC Annual Meeting in San Antonio TX Oct 29 31 For more information or to submit a nomination log on to www iogcc org or call 1 405 525 3556 Nominations must be received on or before Wednesday Sept 5 2012 Community Focus PowerFuels Oasis Petroleum donate to Ray School Building Project As the small community of Ray ND began to grow it became evident that the school would need to grow with it Construction began on the school expansion earlier this spring but the district soon found it would need more funds to help cover an increase in construction costs The

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2012
    survey provides very valuable information for our industry and we need your support All information is confidential and will be reported in aggregate only Thank you in advance for your timely participation North Dakota State University is conducting the study which was previously conducted in 2005 2007 and 2009 The 2009 study revealed that the petroleum industry in North Dakota had a 12 7 billion economic impact Oil and Gas Research Program grant The Industrial Commission has established an additional grand round application deadline of August 15 2012 For more information please visit their webpage here Chairman s Stewardship Awards The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is seeking nominations for the 2012 Chairman s Stewardship Awards The Awards represent the IOGCC s highest honor for exemplary efforts by the oil and natural gas industry in environmental stewardship Winners will be honored at the IOGCC Annual Meeting in San Antonio Texas Oct 29 31 You may apply on your behalf or nominate another project The four award categories include energy eduation environmental partnership small company and large company For more information or to submit a nomination log on to www iogcc org or call 1 405 525 3556 Nominations must be received on or before Wednesday Sept 5 2012 Community Focus Enbridge Pipelines celebrates anniversary with donation Enbridge Pipelines North Dakota LLC celebrated its legacy system s 50 years of service with a 50 000 donation to the Williston Fire Department last month Mike Moeller and Kevin Hatfield senior director gathering system management Enbridge Pipelines presented a 50 000 donation to Alan Hanson Williston Fire Chief at a 50 th Anniversary luncheon event on June 29 The donation will assist the Williston Fire Department in constructing a Regional Fire Training Facility to be utilized by emergency officials both in the oil patch and region wide We re proud of the difference we are making in North Dakota Both professionally by transporting more Bakken crude in an environmentally friendly and safe manner as well as from a community standpoint with our 50 th anniversary donation to the Williston Fire Department said Moeller You can read the full press release here If your company would like to showcase in this space examples of ways the organization or employees are engaged in local community issues programs or activities please send the info to abrinkman ndoil org Donald B Sass Memorial Scholarship Applicants for the Donald B Sass memorial Scholarship are currently being sought Applicants must have graduated from a North Dakota High School and be attending a college or university in pursuit of a degree related to the oil and gas industry The application can be found here Please contact Kate Moser Black at kate inlandoil net with any questions Applications are due by August 31 2012 Pipeline Publication The June issue of The Pipeline Publication has been released and can be found here The ND Pipeline Authority has also launched a new website for the purpose of more efficiently making data presentations

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