http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Bakken shale getting back "in-the-money" http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/7/bakken-shale-getting-back-in-the-money With breakthroughs in drilling technology reducing costs and crude oil prices near $70/bbl, wells in North Dakota are turning into cash cows. TransCanada plans to clear Montana land for Keystone XL in fall http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/4/transcanada-plans-to-clear-montana-land-for-keystone-xl-in-fall TransCanada Corp. will take the initial steps of clearing brush in Montana this fall for construction of the highly-contentious Keystone XL pipeline. Navigation Powder River announces record production in the Powder River basin http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/26/navigation-powder-river-announces-record-production-in-the-powder-river-basin Navigation Powder River, LLC, supported by certain investment funds managed by Juniper Capital Advisors, L.P., has announced record initial production from successful drilling of their first wells in the Powder River basin. Oil bust was actually good for a town called 'Shale City' http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/3/12/oil-bust-was-actually-good-for-a-town-called-shale-city As the price of oil goes, so goes Williston, North Dakota. Now, though, the community located deep in the state’s Bakken shale play is working to break free from the industry’s boom-and-bust cycles. Water Management http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/march-2018/columns/water-management Recycling produced water cuts disposal costs U.S. output builds on OPEC cutbacks, gas rides LNG expansion http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/us-output-builds-on-opec-cutbacks-gas-rides-lng-expansion Shale operators are increasing U.S. crude production in response to oil prices that are, so far, trending more favorably this year, due largely to decisions by OPEC and Russia to curb production. North Dakota Bakken oil rises again in shadow of mighty Permian http://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/2/1/north-dakota-bakken-oil-rises-again-in-shadow-of-mighty-permian The Bakken shale is roaring back to life, and Kevin Black sees the evidence almost every day as he looks out the window of his blue Ford F-150 pickup truck. Valorem Energy closes on $285-million acquisition of Williston basin assets http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/8/valorem-energy-closes-on-285-million-acquisition-of-williston-basin-assets Valorem Energy, LLC, announced that it has closed on its acquisition of LINN Energy, Inc.’s Williston basin interests for a purchase price of $285 million. EIA: Bakken gas production increasing at a faster rate than oil production http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/1/eia-bakken-gas-production-increasing-at-a-faster-rate-than-oil-production In North Dakota’s Bakken region, the ratio of natural gas production relative to crude oil, known as the gas-oil ratio, has been gradually increasing since 2008 and has increased at a faster rate since 2014. Central Park's got nothing on Exxon's super-long shale oil wells http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/11/10/central-parks-got-nothing-on-exxons-super-long-shale-oil-wells ExxonMobil Corp. is drilling shale wells that stretch farther than the length of New York’s Central Park.