Industry Innovation Award
OpWorks™ was developed and implemented by AE2S Operations, a regional company providing operations services for freshwater, wastewater, and produced water infrastructure systems. OpWorks™ is a customizable, web-based solution for operators, superintendents, and managers that eliminates paper logs, creates a single database interface for easy information retrieval and reporting, preventative maintenance and work orders, and assists with better management and operational functions.
Rockwater Energy Solutions
Rockwater’s revolutionary above-ground storage tanks reduce water storage costs, dust, environmental footprint, traffic by over 150 loads and have an environmental regulatory compliance. Available in a variety of sizes, the 41,000 barrel tank replaces 80 frac tanks, reducing the costs associated with transport, set up and removal. Their nested tank helps reduce the risk of spill and associated clean up and soil testing expenses by combining the structural integrity and reliability of two tanks. Rockwater’s recyclable liners are recognized for their superior performance.
Halliburton’s Frac of the Future™ is a step change improvement in modern fracturing operations. Their approach combines technology and equipment to minimize environmental impact, reduce pad footprint, improve reliability, reduce the number of personnel on location and increase safety. Halliburton’s Frac of the Future™ provides state-of-the-art pumping units that can be powered by American Natural Gas, and introduced vertical proppant storage which are a self-contained, solar-powered, gravity-fed storage on location.
Community Service Award
QEP Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company focused on the exploration, production, gathering, processing and marketing of natural gas liquids and crude oil in the continental United States. QEP, whose corporate heritage spans nearly a century, operates with a long-term commitment to creating value for their shareholders, exceptional opportunities for their employees, and economic benefits for the communities in which they operate. Headquartered in Denver, QEP employs more than 950 people in eight states and is an S&P 500 member-company.
JMAC Resources, under the guidance of Jon McCreary, has developed one of the premier heavy civil and energy services contractor businesses in the Bakken. The JMAC team has become known as creators of a work culture that is committed to “Giving Back to the Community” by contributing time, talents and funds to numerous organizations around the Williston Basin region including the Salvation Army, Williston City Wide Clean-up, Willliston State College, Trinity Christian School, McKenzie County Ambulance, API Chili Cook-off and Golf Tournament, andWilliston and Watford City high schools.
Continental Resources is a Top 10 petroleum liquids producer in the United States and the largest producer in the Bakken Play. Continental Resources is passionate about investing in the education of our future leaders and supports that principle with the Continental Cares: Funding the Future Grant Program which gives K-12 schools in its operating areas the chance to apply for a grant up to $5,000 to help enhance the school’s reading, science, technology, engineering or math programs. In 2013, the Funding the Future Grant Program directly benefited 4,162 students in Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Outstanding Achievement - Group
Liberty Resources LLC is a Denver-based company focused on acquiring acreage in emerging oil and gas resource plays and generating superior production results based on applying its completions expertise to maximize production and economic recovery. Liberty prides itself on being 100% employee focused. Their family atmosphere breeds loyalty and dedication from their team.
Corval Group is a fourth generation, family-owned industrial general contractor providing engineering, construction, fabrication and facilities management services in many sectors including the oil and gas arena. Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, the Corval Group has worked in North Dakota for decades and further strengthened its commitment to the state by opening offices in Beulah prior to the Bakken Boom in 2008.
Outstanding Achievement - Individual
Kathleen Neset, a New Jersey native, has decades of experience working and living in North Dakota. As President of Neset Consulting Service and co-owner of Neset Farms, Kathy is often called upon to present, educate, and advocate on behalf of the industry and North Dakota. She presents clear, concise and compelling information on the responsible development of energy in the Bakken. As both a geologist and a farmer/rancher, her voice carries credibility and accuracy of information that benefits not only the oil and gas industry, but landowners and the state of North Dakota.
John Seil, currently the Sales Manager of Go Wireline, has been an ambassador for the oil and gas industry in the Bakken for over 30 years. His accomplishment is not one specific act, but a body of work, spreading the gospel of the Bakken to those that will listen. John has the gift to articulate the positive impact of our industry here in North Dakota to the general public, politicians, community organizations, celebrities and naysayers he has met on his travels. He never hesitates to reach out to those affected by the industry and to the general public, generating a positive relationship and outlook.