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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2008
    Hall Meetings a huge success Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Expo Over 550 people have registered for the conference and more than 100 booths have been reserved We have an outstanding line up of presenters for the conference Conference Tips Tricks We have a few of the limited sponsorships remaining and many other sponsorship opportunities All sponsors names are listed on the rolling banner on the conference web site We anticipate the remaining booths will go fast Hotel rooms are going fast in Minot You may want to secure your hotel rooms now We plan to have small meeting rooms for companies to reserve for on site business discussions Details on how to reserve this space will be available on the conference web site later this month Complex Well Technology Workshop This is a unique program for operators and service companies that will provide excellent insight to any sales or operational staff involved in complex well technology applications There is space 150 feet long by 12 feet still available for large equipment A service rig and other equipment will be displayed at the Expo For more information or to register for the conference go to http www undeerc org wbpc ND Attorney General Clarifies Opinion for Industry and Recorders In the February E News we indicated concerns about a recent Attorney General s opinion that would potentially limit access to county records The Attorney General has since met with Petroleum Council representatives regarding the recent opinion and clarified that the opinion does not prevent counties from copying records off site or having a third party pay for the copying It does prohibit a third party from copying the records for their own use but the county may still copy the records for resale The Petroleum Council is confident this resolves any previous concerns and we want to thank the Attorney General for his attention to this issue Measure 1 A Permanent Promise for North Dakota In November North Dakota voters will get a chance to vote on what the state should do with surplus oil and gas tax revenues Measure 1 is a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the 2007 Legislature A permanent fund will act like a savings account and the interest generated from the fund will be made available for spending Your yes vote means we can hold the line on future tax increases for your future and your children s future This fund would be similar to what Alaska Wyoming New Mexico Alabama Texas Norway and the city of Dickinson North Dakota do with their surplus oil revenues The Petroleum Council Board of Directors has voted to support this Measure as a legacy for future generations and a mechanism to ensure the state has sustainable revenues from oil in the future To learn more or sign up in support of Measure 1 see http www measure1nd com 28 Years NDPC Office Manager Marsha Reimnitz completed her 28th year with the North Dakota Petroleum Council on March 3 Congratulations

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2008
    attend please RSVP to Rick Ross by March 4 at rickr whiting com North Dakota Oil Industry Energy Transmission Needs Study Basin Electric released the aggregate results of a recent survey of North Dakota oil producers which measured the future electrical needs by looking at oil and gas development in the Williston Basin The study received funding support from the Oil and Gas Research Council The study results which include an oil production forecast and the planned electric upgrades can be found at http www nd gov ndic ogrp info g 012 023 sumpres pdf Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Expo We were expecting about 700 in Minot but the indications are that we might need to plan for possibly 1 000 to attend the conference To date 320 people have registered and 60 booths have been reserved at the Expo We urge you to reserve your hotel rooms if you plan to attend The first Bakken Core Workshop is full so due to popular demand this workshop is being offered a second time during the conference A Second Bakken Core Workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday April 29 1 30 5 30 p m at the Holiday Inn The workshop is limited to the first 50 registrants Oil and Gas Research Council Funds Nearly 1 7 Million in Projects The projects included two Bakken projects as well as a portable multi phase oil meter flow measurement system To view the projects the Research Council funded and for information on the June 1 2008 grant round see http www nd gov ndic ogrp project htm ND Attorney General Opinion Denies Easy Access to County Recorder Documents In a letter opinion dated February 13 2007 the ND Attorney General dealt a blow to the industry s efforts to duplicate county recorder records faster and more efficiently The request for an Attorney General s opinion was the result of the McLean County State s Attorney s determination that county recorders did not have the authority to make available for duplication records stored off site Other county recorders had made those off site records available to industry for duplication to speed up the process of running title and reduce congestion in the court houses The Attorney General s opinion prohibits county recorders from making those off site records available to private parties in the future The opinion goes on to give the county recorder broad discretion with respect to limiting the use of scanners or other equipment to copy records retained by the recorder s office The opinion is clearly a step backward for the industry which has been attempting to modernize the approach to examining title documents As a result of the opinion industry may need to prepare and seek support for corrective legislation in the 2009 legislative session McKenzie County s Real Estate Records Digitizing Project The McKenzie County Recorder has notified us that all real estate records in McKenzie County from Patent 1905 through the present are available on their computer

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - E-News 2008
    within 1 200 ft If military operations are taking place at one of the locations operators should also take precautions to keep equipment and staff at a distance to prevent disruptions as surveillance remains high If you have any questions on this matter please contact Lt Col Jim Penrod 91st Space Wing Director of Plans and Exercises at 701 723 2862 Thank you for taking these precautions 2008 Oil Tax Trigger The annual price trigger adjustment notice has been published on the Tax Commissioner s website and is available at http www nd gov tax oilgas pubs trigger pdf The trigger which is the basis for the lower oil extraction tax rate rose slightly from the 2007 price Petroleum Council Hires Intern Tyler Rupp a native of Edgeley North Dakota is a student at the University of Mary in Bismarck and will graduate in May with a Business Administration degree Tyler served in Iraq as part of the North Dakota Army National Guard North Dakota Oil Tax Revenues Surge The State of North Dakota continues to reap huge tax collections from the oil and gas industry Oil tax collections were 19 million for the month of November That s 9 million more than anticipated in the state budget The 71 million general fund obligation for the 2007 2009 biennium has already been met and 8 2 million was deposited in the Permanent Oil Tax Trust Fund Oil production in October was 129 000 barrels per day and there were 3 827 wells producing oil Congress and President Imposes 4 000 BLM Permitting Fee The Fiscal Year 2008 omnibus appropriations bill signed into law by President Bush on December 26 requires that the Bureau of Land Management BLM charge a 4 000 processing fee for each new oil and gas drilling permit application known as an Application for Permit to Drill APD Prior to enactment of the omnibus bill there was no charge for processing APDs The fee includes all Forest Service permits filed through BLM North Dakota will see with estimated 75 100 wells per year a cost to industry of 300 000 to 400 000 per year The biggest impact may be on shallow gas wells in the extreme southwest corner of North Dakota The BLM has indicated the bill applies to wells on the BLM lands or minerals on the reservation Ness Appointed Chair of IOGCC Public Outreach Committee Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska Chair of the Interstate Oil and Compact Commission IOGCC has appointed Ron Ness to a two year term as Chairman of the Public Outreach Committee which began in December As Chairman Ness s goal is to hold a national roundtable discussion on energy education and public outreach at the IOGCC Annual Meeting next fall in Santa Fe New Mexico Petroleum Council to Host Denver Social Join the Petroleum Council Board of Directors at the Brown Palace in Denver on March 12 from 5 to 7 p m All members and non members with oil

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    in 11 3 billion of the 43 billion Households or personal income saw the second largest impact at 9 3 billion and the Finance Insurance and Real Estate industry 4 5 billion overtook the government 4 4 billion which was the third largest beneficiary in 2011 More than six other industries in North Dakota also benefitted from oil and gas development The positive impacts of oil and gas development extend far beyond just the energy industry and benefit many of our small and independent businesses in the oil patch and across the state said Rae Ann Kelsch state director of the North Dakota chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business This is great news but what is perhaps more exciting for our organization and members is the fact that the 43 billion only represents 48 percent of the total economic output That means there is a demand for services within the state that our members can begin taking a look at and capitalizing upon to keep even more of those dollars here in our state Among the study s key findings The oil and gas industry generated 43 billion for North Dakota s Economy In 2013 direct impacts of the oil and gas industry were 17 billion and secondary impacts were 25 7 billion for a total of 43 billion in business activity For every dollar spent in the state by the oil and gas industry another 1 43 in additional business activity was generated The oil and gas industry created more than 80 000 jobs statewide The study reveals that the oil and gas industry s economic importance to the state includes direct employment for 55 137 full time jobs and secondary employment of 26 403 full time equivalent jobs The industry contributed 9 3 billion in economy wide personal income The study reveals that the oil and gas industry contributed 9 3 billion in economy wide personal income including 1 425 billion in in state private royalties and 300 million in lease bonuses This is a 382 percent increase since 2005 The oil and gas industry generated 4 4 billion in government revenues According to the study the oil and gas industry generated a total of 4 4 billion in government revenues including 2 9 billion in gross production and severance taxes 654 million in royalties including 304 million in state royalties 349 million in federal royalties including tribal royalties 49 6 million in state lease bonuses and 4 1 million in federal lease bonuses that were returned to the state 62 6 million in direct sales and use taxes 50 5 million in corporate and personal income taxes 54 6 million in licenses permits and fees 12 5 million in charitable donations 322 3 million in indirect state government general tax collections The oil and gas industry supported 28 5 billion in non industry business activity The oil and gas industry benefited other industries and sectors statewide including 11 3 billion in statewide retail sales 4

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    Legislative Action Center Buyer s Guide Buyer s Guide Home News Center Industry News Industry News NDPC Commends Governor Legislators for Swift Passage of Surge Funding Bill Posted 2 24 15 Tue Bismarck N D Ron Ness president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council today commended Governor Jack Dalrymple and state legislators for the expedited passage of Senate Bill 2103 the surge funding bill We applaud the quick passage of the surge funding bill which will provide critical resources to western counties and communities and help them get a jump start on this year s construction season These resources will go far in ensuring our communities can continue to grow by building much needed infrastructure and affordable homes In addition to giving western North Dakota an infusion of dollars to invest in its communities this bill also benefits non oil producing counties by appropriating significant funds for infrastructure This is no doubt the first bill of many that use oil and gas production and extraction taxes to invest in our priorities including roads schools and amenities and services to create an even stronger better North Dakota Since 1952 the Petroleum Council has been the primary voice of the oil and

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    engineers and technologists to make a profound impact on the development of energy solutions that reduce environmental impacts Through this collaboration we hope to be a model for the rest of our industry and to inspire thinking creativity and innovation in addressing the challenges of more sustainable energy The challenge of achieving more efficient and sustainable energy production is too large for one entity to address alone said Eldar Saetre President and CEO of Statoil The private sector has a responsibility to leverage its skills and expertise to contribute to the development of new solutions Collaboration is a key component to achieving important positive change This initiative with GE is a good example of an innovative approach to accelerate innovation and help address the energy needs of today and for the future Driving Efficiency through Innovation The program will focus on developing new approaches to create efficient low cost technologies for oil and shale gas production while simultaneously reducing emissions In its initial stage the collaboration builds on a foundation of concrete projects already initiated that address key sustainability dimensions of the industry including Reduce flaring and lower CO 2 intensity through innovative application of CNG In A Box as part of the innovative Last Mile Fueling solution Provide a full service natural gas fueling solution for operations by capturing compressing and using natural gas that would be otherwise flared at well sites Compressed natural gas CNG can be used to fuel rigs vehicles and other equipment thereby reducing the use of or replacing the need for diesel Reduce water usage through CO 2 Stimulation Use liquefied CO 2 stimulation to both reduce water usage in fracturing operations and increase oil and gas production Increase fuel efficiency through Gas Compressor Optimization Increase performance efficiency and extend maintenance intervals through optimization of gas compressor components Increase fuel efficiency with Turbine Online Water Wash technology Increase performance reduce planned and unplanned turbine downtime by cleaning turbines during operation The collaboration in later phases will also pursue work on a range of solutions from the rapid scale up of technologies that help address the operational needs of the industry today to longer term solutions that can support the industry as it matures to meet tomorrow s energy needs Initial estimates show that the successful execution of these first five projects could result in significant combined CO 2 savings The Last Mile Fueling solution in the Williston Basin in North Dakota has the potential to reduce the equivalent of 120 000 200 000 tons per year of CO 2 emissions through reduced diesel fuel usage while the other projects being developed hold potential for similar or even larger reductions Additionally the collaboration aims to reduce water usage as well as methane and NOX emissions while at the same time increasing oil and gas production Calling All Innovators In the spirit of this collaboration GE and Statoil are also launching a global Open Innovation Challenge Knowing that great ideas can be conceptualized outside of their

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    Pantries Several NDPC members partnered with Toys for Tots and area food pantries to host the 1st Annual Fuel Food and Fun Drive The program offered companies their employees families clients contractors and community members an opportunity to contribute to the Toys for Tots program to distribute toys to underprivileged children living in the local communities in which companies operate We are excited to work with the North Dakota Petroleum Council and its members to help spread joy this holiday season said Michelle Charvat local coordinating officer for Toys for Tots As part of the campaign companies also collected nonperishable food items and supplies that will be distributed to community or area food pantries The NDPC awarded 1 000 to Bakken Mobile Thrift Store on behalf of Panther Pressure Testers of Watford City ND and 1 000 to Make A Wish Foundation on behalf of Whiting Petroleum for collecting the most food in weight The event marked the first joint event organized by the NDPC s Community Outreach Committee a group dedicated to enhancing the industry s community outreach efforts and making a larger impact in western North Dakota The Committee will organize a Bakken wide blood drive next February NDPC and Members to Partner with First Lady Betsy Dalrymple in Imagination Library Initiative North Dakota First Lady Betsy Dalrymple joined the NDPC and its Board to announce a new partnership to fund Dolly Parton s Imagination Library an early childhood literacy program for children ages 0 to 5 The NDPC s goal is to fund the program in all western oil and gas producing counties The NDPC contributed 10 000 to the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way to help get the initiative underway As a mother grandmother former teacher and school board member I understand the importance of getting children to love books at an early age said Dalrymple Dolly Parton s Imagination Library is a terrific program that gives books directly to young children Early exposure to reading helps prepare children for school and makes them more successful through their lives I am so thankful for the North Dakota Petroleum Council s donation to help offer this program to children ages 0 to 5 in western North Dakota Enerplus Hess Corporation MDU Resources R360 Environmental Solutions and WPX Energy made early commitments to help fund the program The NDPC United Way and Office of the First Lady will continue efforts in the coming months to recruit more involvement in the program Other donations presented included State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation The NDPC presented 150 000 to the State Historical Society of North Dakota Foundation for the newly expanded Heritage Center Village Family Services Center A 10 000 donation to the Village Family Service Center will help the organization continue its mission to improve the quality of life through services designed to strengthen individuals families and organizations The expansion and robust growth of the economy in the western North Dakota oil patch is great for North Dakota

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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    pipelines and facilities Posted 11 25 14 Tue Bismarck N D The North Dakota Petroleum Council NDPC welcomed new rules and regulations for saltwater and liquid pipelines and facilities that were presented by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources DMR at today s Industrial Commission meeting These are comprehensive rules and regulations that will further enhance the safety monitoring and locating standards of the build out of our pipeline infrastructure which is good for landowners good for regulators and good for the industry said NDPC President Ron Ness Oil development continues at a record pace and building out our pipeline infrastructure more quickly is crucial in addressing the major challenges facing the Bakken today including reducing truck traffic and dust capturing more natural gas and making our roads safer DMR presented 47 new rules this year which is nearly twice the rules presented two years ago bringing the total of new regulations over the past two biennia to more than 70 At the same time that we supported a majority of these rules we must be mindful of the effects some rules may have on creating burdens or bureaucratic red tape that may instead hinder or slow efforts to reduce impacts said Ness Technology has allowed us to develop more of our natural resources while reducing our impact but overburdening the industry with regulations could inhibit innovation needed to further enhance technologies and responsible operations Ness pointed out the proposed Places of Extraordinary Significance designations as an example While well intentioned additional regulations on well placement and development could result in many unintended negative impacts on private land owners property rights mineral owners rights wildlife and habitats and the industry s ability to develop oil and gas resources with minimal impact to the land We recognize the importance and

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