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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2011
    you are a member of the Petroleum Council and are interested in being a member of the NDPC Safety Committee e mail kwald ndoil org Oil Can Day and Legislative Social On March 8 the Petroleum Council will again host Oil Can Day at the Capitol in celebration of the 60th anniversary of North Dakota s oil and gas industry Industry booths will be set up in the Great Hall at the Capitol from 8 30 a m 4 00 p m CST Also that day we are hosting a Legislative Social co hosted by the Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties from 5 30 7 30 p m CST at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck ND Petroleum Council survey results available online In a proactive approach to address citizens concerns relating to oil and gas activity impacts the Petroleum Council has funded two studies one focusing on the industry s economic impacts in 2009 and one gauging the public s perception of industry related activity In addition we also assisted with a workforce and housing study funded by the North Dakota Department of Commerce The data collected from these studies provides valuable insight for addressing these issues and will be a helpful tool throughout the legislative session Economic impact of petroleum industry triples A new study released today reveals the petroleum industry has nearly tripled in size since 2005 The findings estimate the oil and gas industry s total business volume grew from 4 2 billion in 2005 to 12 7 billion in 2009 Additionally more than 13 000 new jobs were created between 2005 and 2009 Nearly 822 million in state and local taxes were paid by the industry in 2009 View the press release summary and full study Oil industry monitors and responds to impact A new study released today reveals the petroleum industry is monitoring and responding to the impact of oil and natural gas development in North Dakota According to the results 87 percent of North Dakotans feel the industry provides positive benefits to the citizens of our state Overall the industry was given a B rating for its role as a responsible corporate citizen View the press release and full study 2011 WBPC information online The 2011 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference will be held May 1 3 in Regina Saskatchewan Registration exhibitor and sponsorship information is available on the 2011 WBPC website REGISTER NOW Teacher Education Seminar The 2011 Teacher Education Seminar will be held June 6 9 on the Bismarck State College campus This event expands participating teachers knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product Seminar information is available online Applications are no longer being accepted as the seminar is FULL Do we need more mobile health care options in the oil patch The St Alexius Medical Foundation is looking for ways to improve health care services for oil and gas companies Please take a moment to share your opinion by completing

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2011
    plan to attend the ND Safety Health Conference AND the NDPC Safety Committee Meeting please send your name and company to ndpc ndoil org You do not need to pay for the meeting if you are registered for the Conference Oil Can Day and Legislative Social On March 8 the Petroleum Council will be hosting its biannual Oil Can Day and Legislative Social in celebration of the 60th anniversary of North Dakota s oil and gas industry Industry booths will be set up in the Great Hall at the Capitol during the day and the Legislative Social co hosted by the Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties will be held from 5 30 8 p m CST at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck ND More information to follow Petroleum Council survey results available soon In a proactive approach to address citizens concerns relating to activity impacts the Petroleum Council has funded two studies one focusing on the industry s economic impacts in 2009 and one gauging the public s perception of industry related activity In addition we also assisted with a workforce and housing study funded by the North Dakota Department of Commerce The data collected from the aforementioned studies provides valuable insight for addressing these issues and will be a helpful tool throughout the legislative session The Petroleum Council will be releasing this data over the next few weeks Tesoro Corporation s Mandan Refinery achieved Star Status under OSHA s Voluntary Protection Program On January 5 Tesoro Corporation s Mandan Refinery held a recognition event noting the achievement of Star Status under OSHA s Voluntary Protection Program A representative from Bismarck s OSHA office was present at the event to present the Star Status certificate to refinery employees recognizing the highest level under OSHA s Voluntary Protection Program VPP OSHA s Voluntary Protection Program is a program that promotes a cooperative action oriented approach where companies employees unions contractors and OSHA work together to combat workplace hazards and reduce injuries and illnesses OSHA has created VPP to recognize and encourage excellence in occupational safety and health protection Requirements for participation are based on comprehensive safety management systems with all employees actively involved in anticipating recognizing evaluating and controlling the potential safety and health hazards at the work site Star Status is open to companies with comprehensive successful safety and health programs that are in the forefront of employee protection Star Status means OSHA considers the site to be an exemplary worksite that meets all the VPP requirements and passes a comprehensive on site OSHA review process to achieve this status Congratulations Tesoro Corporation and employees of the Mandan Refinery Enbridge Bakken expansion project Enbridge Pipelines ND is proposing two projects the Beaver Lodge Loop Project and the Bakken Pipeline Project US Project updates are available on Enbridge s website Beaver Loop Project 16 inch diameter pipeline between Beaver Lodge Station near Tioga and Berthold Station Two new 80 000 barrel tanks built at Berthold Station One new 80

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    Fund for a major expansion of flood protection efforts around Devils Lake 235 million made available primarily through the Resources Trust fund for essential water projects throughout the state plus another 149 million in carryover funds for existing water supply projects throughout North Dakota Petroleum Council thanks Hoeven At Governor Hoeven s last Industrial Commission meeting held December 1 Ron Ness presented Hoeven an oil pump lapel pin on behalf of industry and thanked him for all his support and efforts over the past 10 years to help build the foundation for the oil success in North Dakota During his remarks Ness mentioned a list of impressive actions in which the Governor has played a critical role to help make North Dakota a great place for the oil and gas industry to do business These actions include Unitization of Cedar Hills oilfield Lowering the unitization requirement to 60 Forest Service Permitting Committee Implementing risk penalty Creating the Oil and Gas Research Council Merging the Oil and Gas Division and Geological Survey to form the Department of Mineral Resources Creating the Pipeline Authority Passing the pipeline footprint bill Incentives for natural gas infrastructure Shallow gas tax holiday Bakken tax incentives Tribal Tax Agreement CO2 sales tax and extraction tax exemptions CO2 storage rules and regulations Bakken water infrastructure planning More funding for oil counties Two time chairman of the Interstate Oil Gas Compact Commission and many more Ordinary high water mark survey Task Order 1 Bartlett West has completed the final report for Task Order 1 of the contract to delineate the ordinary high water mark on the Yellowstone River and that part of the Missouri River above river mile 1549 Portions of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers that were not delineated under Task Order 1 will be completed under Task Order 3 While the results of this study may be used to identify the location of sovereign land ownership the survey in and of itself was conducted solely to determine the ordinary high water mark and the acres of land below that mark The report and supporting maps and documentation for Task Order 1 are available on the State Land Department s website Legislative Briefing Tour More than 50 legislators and 60 NDPC members attended the NDPC Legislative Briefing Tour December 13 15 in Fargo Grand Forks Minot and Bismarck Those who attended compose more than one third of the North Dakota Legislature Industry experts updated them on state oil activity and related key issues Speakers included Ron Ness Petroleum Council Tyler Rupp Petroleum Council Lynn Helms Department of Mineral Resources Justin Kringstad ND Pipeline Authority and Shane Goettle Department of Commerce The Petroleum Council reviewed its legislative priorities including Investing in infrastructure Fair and competitive oil tax structure Resources for the Department of Mineral Resources Workforce recruitment and development Private rights and contracts 2011 WBPC information online Information regarding the 2011 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference held in Regina Saskatchewan is available on the 2011 WBPC website Registration for exhibit

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    1 which calls for the establishment of a North Dakota Legacy Fund This measure requires that 30 percent of the total collections of both the extraction tax and production tax are deposited into the fund Money that is deposited cannot be withdrawn until 2017 In order to withdraw from the Legacy Fund after 2017 the Legislature must approve the withdrawal with a two thirds vote in both chambers and the state can only spend 15 million at one time This is a bright day for the future financial stability of North Dakota said North Dakota Farm Bureau Public Policy Director Sandy Clark North Dakota voters made the decision to leave a legacy for future generations Projections for the 2011 2013 biennium will put 613 million into the savings account and still have almost 700 million for immediate needs Legislative Briefing Tour On December 13 14 and 15 the Petroleum Council will host a series of legislative briefings in Fargo Grand Forks Minot and Bismarck Topics covered during these sessions include up to date drilling activity production oil counties road and community infrastructure needs latest info on the Bakken play refining and marketing issues ND oil pipeline capacity oil and gas legislation and workforce issues Legislators who wish to attend please RSVP with Marsha no later than December 3 by emailing ndpc ndoil org calling 701 223 6380 or faxing 701 222 0006 See the Mark your Calendars section for more tour details North Dakota Chamber highlights leadership transition The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce introduced its new President and CEO Andy Peterson to North Dakota Chamber members businesses and community leaders November 8 in news conferences held in Bismarck and Fargo Peterson outlined his plans for the North Dakota Chamber which included leading the organization s continued focus on its mission to improve the state s economic and business climate I would like to focus on keeping taxes low so our businesses can remain competitive both in the United States and globally said Peterson In addition I would like to promote economic development across the state and work to continue to create jobs in North Dakota The longtime Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce director of policy and education replaced Dave MacIver who announced his retirement in March after 29 years of chamber work ND Legislature will convene January 4 The North Dakota Legislative Assembly consists of 47 senators 94 Representatives Republicans have a super majority in the House 69 25 and a super majority in the Senate 35 11 In the 2010 elections Republicans gained 11 seats in the House and nine in the Senate The 62nd Legislative Assembly will hold its organizational session December 6 8 2010 and convene in regular session January 4 2011 The Legislature will have 80 legislative days to complete its work aiming to adjourn in late April For the first time in nearly three decades North Dakota will have Republicans representing the state in Washington as Republican Governor John Hoeven will replace Byron Dorgan

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    In order to really understand how far we ve come as North Dakotans it s important to understand our beginnings said Ron Ness president of the Petroleum Council A significant timeframe in our state s history is not currently present in the Heritage Center exhibits Highlighting our state s two largest industries agriculture and energy is very important if we want visitors and generations to come to really understand the foundations of our state The current gallery exhibits tell North Dakota s story up to the late 1930s omitting the Great Depression and the story of our emerging industries coal gas wind power agricultural processing manufacturing and technology The new exhibits will also include a Governor s Gallery for high profile traveling exhibits and collections Geologic Time Gallery Early Peoples Gallery and a North Dakota Inspiration Gallery These exhibits will also contain children s galleries learning labs and a 3 D theater The current drilling rig display will also be expanded to include more Paleozoic fossils and oil samples along with digital demonstrations of ancient environments history of the Williston Basin how oil and gas is formed how oil and gas migrates drilling and hydraulic fracturing The hope is for the expansion project to transform the Heritage Center into the Smithsonian of the Plains Visit www statehistoricalfoundation com to view project details DOT compliance and annual vehicle inspection seminars The ND Motor Carriers Association is hosting its annual seminar for DOT compliance and annual vehicle inspection Sessions on CSA 2010 and oversize permitting have also been added to this year s seminar agenda CSA 2010 is the new compliance program everyone operating commercial motor vehicles is now operating under There are some system upgrades that will allow companies to obtain the permits more effectively Those with active WSI policies can attend the sessions for free More information is available at www ndmca org Kathy Neset Neset Consulting Service explains the drilling process to local citizens during the Crosby Town Hall Meeting Bakken Basics Town Hall Meetings recap The Petroleum Council in cooperation with the ND Association of Oil Gas Producing Counties recently sponsored a series of Bakken Basics Town Hall Meetings October 5 6 in Westhope Bowbells Crosby Williston Watford City and Dickinson Presentations on industry issues were given by Ron Ness Vicky Steiner NDAOGPC Kathy Neset Neset Consulting Steve Pine Great Northern Energy Justin Kringstad ND Pipeline Authority Lynn Helms ND Department of Mineral Resources Approximately 500 local citizens attended the meetings and two additional presentations given October 4 in Granville and Bottineau Photos video footage and Q As from the meetings will be available online in the near future View the Town Hall PowerPoint presentations online Check out a related article published in the Dickinson Press Experts discuss North Dakota oil possibilities ONEOK to invest more than 300 million in additional growth projects in the Bakken shale ONEOK Partners announced on October 4 plans to invest 300 355 million between now and the end of 2012 in additional

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    will deliver the keynote address Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities along with details on workshops keynotes and registration are available at www bismarckstate edu gpee Daily ND oil and gas news updates from the Petroleum Council The Petroleum Council will be providing a daily news subscription service to members If you re interested in receiving daily news updates on important industry issues please e mail tyler ndoil org to be added to the distribution list Town Hall Meetings A series of town hall meetings to discuss oil related activity in the western portion of North Dakota is in the works These meetings will give local citizens an opportunity to hear from industry professionals regarding issues of concern Food and beverages will be provided October 5 October 6 Westhope 8 30 10 a m Westhope School Williston 7 30 9 a m International Inn Bowbells 12 1 30 p m Bowbells School Watford City 11 30 1 p m Watford School Crosby 5 30 7 p m Movie Theater Dickinson 3 4 30 p m Grand Dakota Lodge Legislative Tour Day well attended On August 26 50 North Dakota legislators took a tour of the oilfields near Stanley to get a first hand look at the drilling and production activities taking place in the western portion of the state Legislators toured the EOG Resources rail facility and crew camp near Stanley along with a drilling rig and well site During the banquet remarks were given by Harold Hamm CEO and Board Chairman of Continental Resources who discussed his history and future in the industry The Oil Gas Research Council seeks projects The next grant round deadline for the Oil Gas Research Council is November 1 2010 The Council has 4 000 000 for research and education this biennium and will be giving priority to projects that evaluate fracture treatment of Middle Bakken and Three Forks Sanish laterals to determine the effect the location of the lateral has on creation of vertical fractures generate pressure isolation data that will assist in the determination of whether or not the Bakken and Three Forks Sanish are separate reservoirs The Council is specifically interested in testing Bakken or Three Forks Sanish wellbores that have not previously been hydraulically fractured that test the performance of fracture fluid proppants under Bakken and Three Forks Sanish reservoir conditions and develop new or improved completion techniques in the Bakken and Three Forks Formations Applications for projects can be found on the Oil and Gas Research Council website Changes to worker s compensation coverage The following changes to coverage with WSI became effective July 1 50 premium dividend credit WSI will be issuing a premium dividend to ND policyholders Eligible policyholders will receive a premium dividend credit in the amount of 50 of the policyholder s 2009 10 premium The credit will be applied towards the employer s 2010 11 policy renewal The premium dividend credit cannot reduce the policyholder s premium below the 250 minimum premium Accounts not in good

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    for research at EERC will represent the views of institutions engaged in energy and environmental technology research The National Petroleum Council was created by President Harry Truman in 1946 The council is slated to undertake two major studies during the term including future transportation fuels and prudent development of North American natural gas and oil resources The EERC has several programs that address those issues Bakken Rocks CookFest a success On July 27 and 29 the Petroleum Council hosted its second annual Bakken Rocks CookFest in Tioga and New Town to bring together the oil operators of the state with the communities where they work The events brought together more than 2 200 people from the area where they enjoyed the oil field s best barbecue met face to face with industry representatives and learned a little about what is taking place in the Bakken Attendees had an opportunity to vote for the grill team that provided the best CookFest experience The winning teams were Hunt Oil and Ward Williston Oil Company Tioga and XTO Energy and Penkota Wireline Services New Town Visit the Petroleum Council website to see photos and a recap of the days events Thank you to everyone involved in the planning and to all of the grill team participants for helping create another successful CookFest Williston Basin NGL Webinar The North Dakota Pipeline Authority will be hosting a free two hour webinar titled Williston Basin NGL Production and Transportation at 2 00 p m CDT on September 2 Speakers for the event include Dan Lippe of Petral Worldwide keynote Alliance Pipeline Aux Sable Liquid Products ONEOK Partners tentative Vantage Pipeline and Lansing Trade Group tentative Details on how to join the meeting will soon be available on the Pipeline Authority s website Rupp left with fellow ND Army National Guard soldiers in a Serbian village Rupp returns from Kosovo SSG Tyler Rupp recently finished a tour of duty with the North Dakota Army National Guard in Kosovo He returned to Bismarck on July 23 Rupp has been employed with the Petroleum Council since January 2008 This was Rupp s second tour of duty with the North Dakota National Guard He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004 His duties at the Petroleum Council will be to provide additional support to membership services and further the growth of the Petroleum Council s ad hoc committees Welcome back Tyler Oil Can Legislative Tour Day On August 26 the Petroleum Council will host 45 legislators and elected officials on a tour of the oil patch The group will depart from Minot ND and head to the Stanley ND area where they will tour EOG s rail facility and crew camp along with a well site drilling rig and gas plant Town Hall Meetings A series of town hall meetings to discuss oil related activity in the western portion of North Dakota is in the works These meetings will give local citizens an opportunity to hear from and question industry

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    opportunity to once again present my views on the regulation of hydraulic fracturing during your public comment period regarding a planned study of the practice As you know I have made my position on the regulation of fracturing clear on a number of previous occasions including a meeting in Washington D C with officials at your office and also in a telephone conversation you and I had this past spring I believe that the states are best suited to regulate hydraulic fracturing In North Dakota we work hard to make sure hydraulic fracturing is well and properly regulated Read Gov Hoeven s full comments Town Hall Meetings A series of town hall meetings to discuss oil related activity in the western portion of North Dakota is in the works These meetings will give local citizens an opportunity to hear from and question industry professionals regarding issues of concern The town hall meetings are scheduled for October 5 in Westhope Bowbells and Crosby and October 6 in Williston Watford City and Dickinson More information to follow Gas Tax Rate Notice In keeping with the provisions of North Dakota Century Code 57 51 02 2 the Tax Commissioner has determined that the gas tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1 2010 through June 30 2011 is 0 0914 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 0 0914 gas tax rate The gas tax rate is also published on the Office of State Tax Commissioner s website at www nd gov tax Statement from Chairman Marcus Levings Regarding the 2010 Elections for Tribal Chairman After much thought and discussion with family and friends I am announcing I will not seek a second term as Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman in the 2010 Tribal Elections I will remain in the community and continue to work for the people but not as Tribal Chairman I haven t made any definite plans for the future only that I will not seek another term as Chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes I want to extend a special thank to you all of our Tribal members my family friends and relatives It has been a tremendous opportunity and honor for me to serve in the capacity of Chairman and I will diligently continue out my duties to term Mad zi gi datz Thank you Chairman Levings has played an integral part in forwarding oil and gas exploration of Three Affiliated Tribes land His hard work is greatly appreciated said Ron Ness Petroleum Council President Read the full press release online WSI All States Coverage Employers are being sent information on two important changes about their workers compensation coverage with Workforce Safety Insurance WSI These changes became effective July 1 2010 50 Premium Dividend Credit WSI will be issuing a premium dividend to North Dakota policyholders Eligible policyholders will receive a premium dividend credit in the amount of 50 of

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