News

Funding Continues for Reclamation Projects and Research

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

Governor Doug Burgum last week signed House Bill 1347 into law to continue appropriations from the state’s Abandoned Oil and Gas Well Plugging Site Reclamation Fund (AWPSRF).

 

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Julie LeFever Posthumously Receives Award

Monday, April 3, 2017

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Geological Survey, Paleo/Fossil

Former Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library manager Julie LeFever was honored Sunday by the American Association of Professional Geologists (AAPG) with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award. LeFever passed away in December of 2016 after a long illness.

 

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Final Oil and Gas Division Rules Approved

Monday, December 5, 2016

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

The final pieces of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC).

 

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Helms Addresses ND Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

Director of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms today addressed the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas and Coal Producing Counties (NDAOGCPC) and provided his forecast for future growth in western North Dakota.

 

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Filter Socks Found in Williston

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

The Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division is working with the North Dakota Department of Health and the City of Williston to oversee the proper clean-up and disposal of new and used filter socks found recently within the city of Williston.

 

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Response to Dickinson Press EPA Guidance Story

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

A recent article published by the Dickinson Press incorrectly reported that the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division doesn’t follow guidance established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its oversight of saltwater disposal wells.

 

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Updated Oil Conditioning Case File Available

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

The additional comment period in case number 23084, concerning transportation safety and marketability of crude oil closed at 5 pm today.

 

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National Fossil Day

Monday, September 29, 2014

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Paleo/Fossil

The North Dakota Geological Survey (NDGS) will host National Fossil Day and will be identifying fossils and rocks Wednesday, October 15 from 10 am to 5 pm in the Bismarck Heritage Center.

 

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Oil Conditioning Hearing

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

The Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division held a special hearing Tuesday to address the transportation safety and marketability of crude oil.

 

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Helms Briefs Leaders on Oil Activity Forecast

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Categories: Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, today updated County Commissioners, auditors and other state and local officials on his oil activity forecast during his annual address to the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties (NDAOGPC).

 

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