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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    from the Department of Commerce to help cities and counties develop plans for their water sewer and other infrastructure needs Workforce Needs Assessment in cooperation with the ND Petroleum Council and the Commerce Department to identify what will be needed in terms of labor numbers and skills to sustain and grow the petroleum industry in western North Dakota Oil Industry Alert If Constructing Communications Towers You Must Follow Federal Requirements The Federal Communications Commission s Federal Preservation Officer Steve DelSordo will present information on the agency s compliance process for communications towers The construction of communications towers for the use of licensed spectrum is subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act Mr DelSordo will explain the Section 106 process as it applies to communications towers He will discuss tribal consultation and the role of the State Historic Preservation Office in the review of communications towers and will be available to answer questions The presentation will take place on Tuesday June 29 at 10 00 a m CDT at the 4 Bears Casino and Lodge in New Town ND 2010 Teacher Education Seminar a Success More than 40 teachers and new industry members gathered for the 2010 Teacher Education Seminar in Bismarck June 7 10 With all of the oil activity taking place in North Dakota this year s attending teachers were very interested engaged and ready to learn In addition to learning from a number of industry professionals regarding various aspects of the industry teachers had the opportunity to tour a well site drilling rig producing well rail facility reclaimed site in the Stanley area the Mandan Tesoro Refinery and the North Dakota Heritage Center Seminar Reviews I came to this seminar looking for guidance to the growing oil production process and was blown away with all the possibilities technology and opportunities that are available in western North Dakota Doug Margerum Richland High School Colfax ND The seminar presented a wealth of information and resources for students and classroom use I will definitely be utilizing this information and materials Thank you for the opportunity to attend this seminar I will be sharing the whole experience with colleagues students and friends Dianne Sonstelie Fosston High School Fosston MN Thank you to all those involved in making the Teacher Education Seminar a success Special thanks to Larry Dokken Lynn Helms and Kent Ellis for their extra efforts in coordinating and teaching at the seminar We also want to thank the companies who provided tours prizes and sponsored the oil field lunch The seminar is funded by the Petroleum Council and a grant from the Oil Gas Research Council Town Hall Meetings A series of town hall meetings to discuss oil related activity in the western portion of North Dakota are 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

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    better understanding of what lies ahead in terms of workforce needs We need your help Many of you may be contacted by Ted Renner the consultant for the project who will make a personal visit to gather your workforce data All information will be confidential Teacher Education Seminar The 2010 Teacher Education Seminar will be held June 7 10 in Bismarck ND This event expands teachers knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product More information is available at www ndoil org Final Bakken Water Opportunities Assessment Report Released The overall goal of the project was to provide industry with data and information on the technical and economic potential to recycle frac flowback water View the final report on the ND Industrial Commission website Research Council Grant Application Deadline is June 1 The next grant round deadline for the ND Oil Gas Research Council OGRC is June 1 2010 For more information on submitting a grant for this round go to http www nd gov ndic ogrp info ogrcsubgrant app pdf 2 million available for simul frac and micro seismic projects The OGRC has authorized the Director to solicit applications from operators willing to perform simul fracs of two horizontal Bakken wells Note The Council Commission will provide 250 000 per frac project and the proposal must be submitted by November 1 2010 The funding will have the following contingencies Dependent upon geographic distribution approved by the OGRC Total project funding not to exceed 1 000 000 Two simul fracs within each geographic area Reporting parameters include raw data to be available immediately to the Commission with presentation of the data analysis to the Commission 90 days thereafter and not to exceed 180 days The OGRC has authorized the Director to seek proposals that involve vertical micro seismic techniques to evaluate fracture height of Middle Bakken and Three Forks Sanish stimulations The funds available for this research shall not exceed 1 000 000 and the results of the study must be made available to the Commission immediately for the public Scholarship recipients announced The Petroleum Council recently awarded scholarships to three University of North Dakota students Recipients of these scholarships for the 2010 11 school term are Amanda Krieger Derrick Blanksma and Matthew Carns Visit the Scholarship webpage to learn more about the recipients Funding Tax Credits Available for Hiring Summer Interns North Dakota businesses looking for summer employees can receive up to 6 000 in matching funds plus additional tax credits by tapping an underused pool of candidates high school and college interns Operation Intern administered from the North Dakota Department of Commerce is designed to expand the number of new internship work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers The program s primary focus is employers in the state s targeted industries energy advanced manufacturing value added agriculture tourism and technology In addition to students registered at North Dakota colleges or universities the program recently expanded eligibility to

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    served as his Senior Policy Advisor Gaebe has extensive agricultural experience from holding numerous positions in the agriculture community During his tenure at the Governor s Office he has worked with the oil and gas industry on key issues such as public lands water roads etc The Land Department has 22 employees and a two year budget of 13 8 million and manages the Board of University and School Lands Trust which has 1 billion in assets 2009 Economic Impact Study The Petroleum Council is funding a 2009 Economic Impact Study Dean Bangsund of North Dakota State University is conducting the study He did this study for the association in 2005 and 2007 The 2007 study revealed that the petroleum industry in North Dakota has an 8 3 billion economic impact This is very valuable information for our industry and we need your support All oil operators will be mailed a survey A sampling of service companies will also be surveyed All information is confidential and will be reported in aggregate only Thank you in advance for your timely participation Workforce Needs Assessment The Petroleum Council in partnership with the Department of Commerce is conducting an Oil Industry Workforce Needs Survey As you may recall we did this survey in 2004 and it was extremely helpful in building a basis for recruiting employees creating and funding training programs at colleges and creating a better understanding of what lies ahead in terms of workforce needs We need your help Many of you may be contacted by Ted Renner the consultant for the project who will make a personal visit to gather your workforce data All information will be confidential ND Oil PAC Seeking Contributions Established in 1981 the North Dakota Oil PAC aids political candidates in North Dakota who support the oil and gas industry and work to promote good government and maintain a positive business climate for the industry in North Dakota In North Dakota only contributions more than 200 are reportable Sorry but corporate contributions are not allowed Only personal checks are accepted For a donation application or more information see the Petroleum Council s website Teacher Education Seminar The 2010 Teacher Education Seminar will be held June 7 10 in Bismarck ND This event expands teachers knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product Two hours of graduate level continuing education credit will be available from UND for a small fee Oil Can Drive Safely Campaign The Oil Can Program is launching a safety campaign to remind industry members and others sharing the road that safe driving is a priority every day The campaign will be officially launched at the 2010 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference held May 2 4 The campaign includes billboards in western North Dakota bumper stickers safety orientation presentations for new industry employees and eventually a safety video Partners in the campaign include the ND Department of Transportation and the ND Motor Carriers Association More than

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    the Petroleum Council website at www ndoil org and click Submit Form If paying by check mail 35 person to NDPC Bakken VOC PO Box 1395 Bismarck ND 58502 Session Agenda available on the homepage Petroleum Council Education Scholarships Available The Petroleum Council will provide four 500 scholarships to students attending a North Dakota college who are pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering geology or a related field or who have work internship experience in the oil and gas industry Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Petroleum Council by April 1 2010 Scholarship information is available on the Petroleum Council website Teacher Education Seminar The 2010 Teacher Education Seminar will be held June 7 10 in Bismarck This event expands teachers knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product Two hours of graduate level continuing education credit will be available from UND for a small fee Seminar information and registration forms are available online Invite a teacher from your community to join us ND Oil PAC Seeking Contributions Established in 1981 the North Dakota Oil PAC aids political candidates in North Dakota who support the oil and gas industry and work to promote good government and maintain a positive business climate for the industry in North Dakota In North Dakota only contributions in excess of 200 are reportable Sorry but corporate contributions are not allowed Only personal checks are accepted For a donation application or more information see the Petroleum Council s website REGISTER NOW for the 2010 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference The 18 th Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is quickly approaching and we would like you to be part of the excitement Register now A tentative Conference agenda packed with more than 70 outstanding presenters on key topics is available online Indoor expo booths and outdoor exhibit spaces are SOLD OUT but sponsorships are still available online In order to be included in printed Conference material please register to sponsor by April 5 Be sure to reserve your hotel room and flight soon A list of hotels with Conference rates is available on the Conference website When making reservations state you are with the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference room block Flight schedules are available on the Bismarck Airport website Booking a flight Delta 1 800 328 1111 or www delta com United 1 800 521 4041 or www undited com Event code NM5BE Event code 586RL Jake Selinger Joins North Dakota Petroleum Council as Intern Selinger is a Dickinson ND native currently attending the University of Mary in Bismarck He will graduate in May with a degree in business administration and plans to pursue a career in the energy industry Welcome aboard Jake Fighting Oilfield Fires Keeping Firemen Safe Firefighters in northwest North Dakota will be able to learn about fighting oil field fires beginning this month when TrainND at Williston State College hosts classroom training in the firefighters backyard Two classes will be held in the spring and

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    the Petroleum Council website Changes to EPCRA Tier II reports Please see the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services materials This information relates to the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act EPCRA Tier II reports for Reporting Year 2009 which are due March 1 2010 There are several major changes required this year including the use of a state specific software program the furnishing of latitudes and longitudes for facility locations instead of just section township and range and the reporting of annual storage capacity in pounds These changes combined with the March 1 deadline may present some challenges to industry REGISTER NOW for the 2010 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Expo The 18 th Annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Expo is quickly approaching and we would like you to be part of the excitement Register now A tentative Conference agenda packed with more than 70 outstanding presenters on key topics is available online Indoor expo booths and outdoor exhibit spaces are SOLD OUT but sponsorships are still available online Be sure to reserve your hotel room and flight soon A list of hotels with Conference rates is available on the Conference website When making reservations state you are with the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference room block Flight schedules are available on the Bismarck Airport website Teacher Education Seminar The 2010 NDPC Teacher Education Seminar will be held June 7 10 in Bismarck ND This event expands participating teachers knowledge of the North Dakota oil and gas industry from its prehistoric beginnings to the final product Two hours of graduate level continuing education credit is available from UND for a small fee Seminar information and registration forms are available online Space is limited Register Now United Adds Flights to Minot United Airlines announced it will add Minot ND to its global network with twice daily nonstop service to Denver beginning June 9 2010 United Express carrier SkyWest will operate the service using 50 seat Bombardier CRJ aircrafts The two daily flights will begin June 10 2009 Service to western destinations in the United States is important to individual travelers but it is also important as we continue to build our energy industry and other businesses in North Dakota said ND Gov John Hoeven We agree This is big news for the oil industry Delta has also added flights to Salt Lake UT from Minot and Bismarck which provides options to Denver and other areas for industry members Williston Job Service Holds Job Fair Due to high demand for employees with various CDL licenses and endorsements Job Service North Dakota and Williston Economic Development will be sponsoring a CDL Job Fair on March 4 and 5 at the Airport International Inn in Williston ND This job fair is exclusively for individuals who possess a commercial driver s license or permit For more information visit the CDL Job fair article on jobsnd com or call Ginger or Tanya at 701 774 7900 or 800 247 0989 Montana Hosts Keystone XL On

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2010
    more Petroleum Council ad hoc committees We appreciate your interest in issues facing the oil and gas industry Business for five committees is already in full swing The Bakken VOC Task Force met January 12 in Denver The Split Estate Surface Owner Task Force met January 21 and the Water Task Force is meeting January 28 The Workforce Housing Committee is meeting January 29 and the Tribal Lands Committee has its first meeting February 1 We are still accepting volunteers If you are interested in any of these or other committees visit the Petroleum Council website and complete the Ad Hoc Committee Sign Up Form Committee Chairs Appointed Petroleum Council Chairman Rick Ross has appointed the following members as committee chairs Bob Mau Eagle Operating Transportation Terry Kovacevich Marathon Oil Can Brent Miller Whiting Petroleum Corporation Bakken VOC Task Force Eric Dillé EOG Resources Split Estate Surface Owner Task Force Wayne Biberdorf Hess Water Task Force Ryan Leininger S S Sales Workforce Committee Mike Smith Questar Exploration and Production Company Tribal Lands Committee Jim Arthaud Missouri Basin Well Service Roads Task Force John Morrison Crowley Fleck Law Firm Regulatory Don Kessel Murex Petroleum Membership and Collis Chandler G3 Operating Royalty Owners Task Force Hoeven and Levings Sign Tax Extension Agreement On January 13 ND Governor John Hoeven and Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Marcus D Levings signed a continuation of the State Tribal Oil and Gas Tax Agreement The signing ceremony was held at the Three Affiliated Tribes administrative headquarters in New Town ND The initial agreement was signed in June 2008 to streamline the current two tax system into one and stimulate business activity for the tribes View the agreement From left Fred Fox TAT Tribal Energy Director Ron Ness Petroleum Council President Damon Williams TAT Attorney Chairman Levings Gov Hoeven Scott Davis ND Indian Affairs Commission Executive Director Lynn Helms Department of Mineral Resources Director and Ryan Bernstein Legal Counsel and Advisor to the Governor Photo courtesy Doreen Yellow Bird TAT Press Secretary Continental Resources Donates 1 8 million to ND Heritage Center Expansion Project Oklahoma based Continental Resources Inc has donated 1 8 million to sponsor the North Dakota Inspiration Gallery for the expansion of the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck The new gallery will interpret North Dakota s innovators opportunities and inspirations Visit the State Historical Society website for more information on the expansion project Oil and Gas Research Council Holds Special Grant Round Applications for a special grant round ends February 15 2010 Projects focusing on Bakken or Three Forks frac technology are encouraged For more information visit the Oil Gas Research Council website Oil and Gas Research Council Approves Projects The Oil and Gas Research Council held a meeting January 20 to review ongoing projects During the meeting a status report on the Determination of Middle Bakken Three Forks Sanish Zones Project was given by Gene Carlson of Continental Resources James Cron of Ward Williston also gave a report on the Purpose Fit Portable

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2009
    committees and is looking for members to participate This is your chance to have a voice on key issues and make a difference in the oil industry Get involved by becoming a member of one or more Petroleum Council standing committees and task forces today Voting members of the Petroleum Council can sign up to be committee members with a few simple clicks by visiting our website www ndoil org and completing the form on the bottom of the Standing Committee Sign Up page If you are interested in following a committee but do not wish to be a member of the committee check the correspondence only boxes and you ll receive up to date information on committee action Once your information has been submitted you will receive notification and committee information shortly thereafter Committee and task force descriptions are listed below Transportation Committee Road Infrastructure Task Force Water Task Force Regulatory Legal Committee Royalty Owners Task Force Bakken VOC Task Force Legal Issues Task Force Split Estate Surface Owners Task Force Communication Committee Oil Can Committee Membership Committee Workforce Committee Tribal Lands Committee Refinery Task Force Selects Consultant The Refinery Task Force that was funded by Senator Dorgan and is being managed by the Association of Rural Cooperatives has selected the Corval Group in partnership with Purvin Gertz and Mustang Engineering to conduct the feasibility study of a new refinery in North Dakota The Petroleum Council along with Tesoro Murex Petroleum Cenex and the Petroleum Marketers is involved in the steering and advisory committee The results of phase one will be presented at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in May Water Development Meeting Information Available Online On December 10 the Governor s Office with support from the Petroleum Council held an informational meeting about water resource opportunities in western

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2009
    of North Dakota has an opening for the Commissioner of University and School Lands Interested applicants must apply by submitting a completed State of North Dakota Application for Employment form SFN 10950 a letter of application and a resume including three professional references to Kate O Neill Human Resource Management Services 600 E Blvd Ave Dept 113 Bismarck ND 58505 0120 Application materials can also be emailed to koneill nd gov and must be received by 5 00 p m CST on December 15 2009 to be considered Application forms are available at any North Dakota Job Service location Human Resource Management Services located on the 14th floor of the ND State Capitol building or on the web at http www nd gov hrms jobs appforms html Gardner Walkup Latest Keynote Speaker for the 2010 WBPC Gardner Walkup Jr IHS CERA Vice President has been added to the list of keynote speakers who have committed to speak at the 2010 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference He will be joining North Dakota Governor John Hoeven Clarence Cazalot CEO of Marathon Oil Company and Jim Volker CEO of Whiting Oil Gas The Conference will be held May 2 4 2010 in Bismarck Exhibit reservations sponsorships and hotel rooms will be available January 13 2010 Mark Your Calendar The Petroleum Council Board of Directors will be hosting its annual Denver Social at the Brown Palace in Denver CO Tuesday March 16 2010 All members and non members with oil and gas interests in North Dakota are invited to attend More information will be provided as the date approaches McKenzie County Recorder Offers E Recording Service E Recording is the process of recording documents electronically using a web based service McKenzie County has partnered with Simplifile a leader in electronic document filing and recording services

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