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North Dakota Meditations 7: The Midden

Driving around the endless, rolling fields of Western North Dakota, one sees many of the rock piles that built up over the century as the soil spits up the rocks from the plowed fields each spring. Farmers gather the unwanted … Continue reading

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Of Human Prosperity And The Bakken

“Human prosperity rarely dwells long in one place.” So said Aristotle. We’re drilling on top of abandoned homesteads, the dreams of last century. How much longer will the Bakken last? There is plenty of oil in the ground. The oil … Continue reading

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Bakken Profile #2: ABH at Marathon

Whenever I travel through Montana, I stay with a friend in the Missoula area that runs a sort of commune. A very conservative commune to be sure, as there are no drugs and a strong support for second amendment rights. … Continue reading

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The Bakken Phenomenon of “Bakken Oilfield Fail of the Day”

The Bakken Oilfield, Fail of the Day is a Facebook group that posts a Bakken oilfield related picture of the day. Some are funny, involving dirty Porta-Potties and such, but most are more grim and morbid, involving highway accidents and … Continue reading

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Running Bakken Crude In A Diesel Engine

I heard from a pipeliner a while back that farmers were running a 50/50 Bakken crude/diesel mix in thier tractors. I was skeptical, of course; pipeliners rank low on the oilfield totem pole and one can’t trust them too much. … Continue reading

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Sometimes A Little Faith

The first drilling rig I ever set foot on was the Faith 4. As the Black Pearl is to pirate ships, so is Faith 4 to drilling rigs. Faith 4 is a rig from the old school, built in the … Continue reading

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Bakken Fun Meter

The Fun Meter is pegged, as usual!

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