WorldOil Bakken shale remains North Dakota’s growth engine As the play’s oil production continues to advance, several pipeline projects may help to make the transportation of that crude easier. Oilfield Helping Hands to host inaugural Rocky Mountain Fishing Tournament in North Dakota Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of volunteers devoted to providing assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis, will be hosting its first Rocky Mountain Fishing Tournament on May 31- June 1, 2019 at Tobacco Gardens in Watford City, N.D. Northern Oil and Gas acquires Williston Basin properties Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Williston Basin properties of VEN Bakken, LLC (Seller). Seller is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flywheel Bakken, LLC (formerly Valorem Energy) Targa Resources sells 45% interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6 billion Targa Resources Corp. has announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to sell a 45% interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. ConocoPhillips’ Greg Leveille sees rapid trajectory of technical advancement continuing In an exclusive interview with World Oil Editor-in-Chief Kurt Abraham, ConocoPhillips Chief Technology Officer Greg Leveille discusses the technical issues facing global EandP, particularly as relates to the many U.S. unconventional plays Comstock Resources has reported 109% in proved oil, gas reserves in 2018 Comstock Resources, Inc. has announced that its proved oil and natural gas reserves as of Dec. 31, 2018 were estimated by its independent petroleum engineering firm at 23.6 MMbbl of crude oil and 2,283 Bcf of natural gas or 2,424 Bcfe as compared to total proved reserves of 1,162 Bcfe as of Dec. 31, 2017. Hess provides update on progress, plans through 2025 Hess Corporation will provide a detailed update on progress in executing its strategy for long term value creation at its Investor Day in Houston. The company’s plans through 2025 are expected to deliver strong performance across the following areas: Marathon Oil reports successful Bakken core extension test in Ajax Area Marathon Oil Corporation has announced encouraging early production results at an important four-well Middle Bakken pad in the company's Ajax area of the Williston Basin in Dunn County, North Dakota. Hess has announced its 2019 EandP capital and exploratory budget Hess Corporation has announced a 2019 EandP capital and exploratory budget of $2.9 billion. Of this, approximately 75% will be allocated to high return growth assets in the Bakken and Guyana. Conoco sees U.S. shale growth at 25% in 2019, even as oil slides ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent oil producer, sees shale production growing 25% next year even as crude prices tumble, proving the industry’s resilience in volatile markets, said CEO Ryan Lance.