North Dakota Oil Diary: Photos from the Bakken oil fields

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 09:31 PM


A sign identifies Peak Energy's Dunn County, North Dakota drilling site. (Caitlin McNally)


A rig is nestled between North Dakotan hills. (Caitlin McNally)


Trucks are parked outside trailers at the drilling site. (Caitlin McNally)


Bill, the rig's manager. (Caitlin McNally)


Me and Bill, the rig's manager. (Caitlin McNally)


MP3: Listen to Bill Schmitt, a rig manager, describe his drilling operation in the North Dakota Bakken
October 9, 2008: North Dakota Oil Diary: "It's always scary, until you get used to it"
August 26, 2008: North Dakota Oil Diary: "People around here need to be ready to change"
August 26, 2008: View a slideshow of photos from North Dakota
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July 23, 2008: Documentary filmmaker tracks an oil boom in North Dakota

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Bill Pavin

We have portable crushing plants capable of crushing stone, gravel, & recycling concrete. Is the Bakken a potential market? We currently have plants in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. The plants are each capable of crushing and screening two to four thousand tons per day. Contact Bill at the above email address.

May. 03 2011 02:21 PM
john t stierle

I was wondering how long it takes to put in a well in Burke co. ND,on the average.I have read it takes 5 million dollars to put in a well.How long does it take to go deep enough to strike oil. What is the outlook for Burke co. royalty holders

Feb. 02 2009 12:35 PM

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