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A Lull or the End of the Boom?

Workers in the Bakken are getting nervous. Oil prices are free falling, and the lay offs have started. Everyone has a prediction on what will happen, but only time will tell. I will say this: now is not a good … Continue reading

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A New York Times Article On The Future Of Oil Shale

I found this article on New York Times talking about the future of shale production, which would include the Bakken.

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The Bakken Jobs Report

In the spirit of why I originally started this blog, a quick update on the jobs situation here. The information deform my first few blog posts is still correct. There are still many jobs to be had out here in … Continue reading

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Summer and the Status Quo

I haven’t posted in some time. Frankly, there isn’t much to talk about. Summer in North Dakota is much more tolerable than winter. The boom appears to have plateaued for the moment. The work is still here but things seem … Continue reading

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A Template Plan for Moving to the North Dakota Oil Boom

In an earlier post, I laid out some of the dos and don’ts of coming to the North Dakota oil boom to find work. One of my dos was “have a plan.” I’ve met a few people here who showed … Continue reading

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Succeeding in the North Dakota Boom: From Surviving to Thriving

Millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed, and after four years of the same, despite every new promise from this politician or that, many have given up hope. Saddled by debt, dreams are slipping through the hands of many like … Continue reading

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The Bakken Rumor Mill

The rumor mill makes it difficult to know what is happening on the groynd out here in North Dakota. Rumor 1: The boom is going to last —- years! Some people say 1 year, some people say 50. I saw … Continue reading

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