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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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Oilfield firm donates $172M in software to SD school

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Oilfield services company Schlumberger has donated $172 million worth of software to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to strengthen the school’s energy resources initiative. The Houston-based company provides technology and other support services for the oil and gas industry in areas such as western North Dakota’s oil patch. School officials say the software ...

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Western states’ battle over coal royalties spills into House

The Western states’ battle over royalties that companies pay for coal, oil and gas taken from public lands spilled into Congress on Tuesday, where lawmakers and witnesses from Montana and Wyoming squared off. Former Montana Department of Revenue Director Dan Bucks told the House Natural Resources Committee that more needed to be done to ensure the public was getting its ...

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Job Service wants more funding to cover rise in ND unemployment

An oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of Williston, North Dakota March 11, 2013. An oil derrick is a complex set of machines specifically designed for optimum efficiency, safety and low cost. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Faced with an expected spike in unemployment claims due largely to a slowdown of oil drilling, North Dakota’s employment agency on Tuesday made an emergency request of $240,000 to maintain staffing through January, the agency’s busiest month. Cheri Giesen, who heads Job Service North Dakota, which administers state unemployment benefits and workforce training programs, told the state ...

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Falling gas prices put oil workers on edge

Despite making her commute to work every day cheaper, low gas prices put Port Lavaca resident Michelle Lessard on edge. “It helps because, of course, we’re not spending that much at the pump,” said Lessard, who works in Victoria. “But with our surrounding cities you know, if prices are going down, that means the economy is going down.” This week ...

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Permian oil company cited for death of three workers

A West Texas oil service company will have to pay a total of $50,400 in fines for a well fire explosion that killed three workers earlier this year. The Texas Tribune reported that Andrews, Texas residents Arturo Martinez Sr., his son Arturo Martinez Jr. and Rogelio Salgado, who married into the Martinez family, died in March while trying to install ...

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JM Oil Field Services downsizing in the Eagle Ford Shale

Job cuts keep coming in the Eagle Ford as JM Oil Field Services (JMOS) laid off 150 or more workers Monday morning. The news came to a surprise to employees operating at the company headquarters in Gonzales, Texas. As one source noted, many believed their jobs were secured thanks to an acquisition on behalf of Twin Peaks Field Services in ...

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OPEC cracks, ready to talk with world producers

The stubborn drive of OPEC is finally weaning down as the crude cartel has stated that it’s ready to talk to other producers about crashing oil prices, according to a release from an OPEC publication on Monday. “Today’s continuing pressure on prices, brought about by higher crude production, coupled with market speculation, remains a cause for concern for OPEC and ...

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Employees in well-known oil and gas companies rake in big profits

Often times, employees cost companies a lot of money. Their benefits are so expensive. Someone gets diagnosed with cancer. A female employee is pregnant. Life is just too darn expensive. It interferes with the company’s bottom line. However, is this ever not the case? In the end, aren’t employees making their employers money? Yes, they are.  When it comes to ...

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7 gifs from the oil field that prove even Joe Pesci couldn’t do the job

Without question, the oil and gas industry ranks among of the most tiring, intense and sometimes, dangerous fields of work. Flammable explosives are products at hand and the equipment used in the business looks more like industrial torture devices. It’s these elements that make oil and gas a prime candidate for internet insanity. Here are seven gifs birthed from the ...

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