Nominees

Industry Innovation Award


AE2S
The new, affordable CloudSCADA module of OpWorks, delivers the benefits of a traditional locally-hosted Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition(SCADA) system, via a secure, highly available cloud service. Once the system is operational, the OpWorks team handles all the maintenance and updates moving forward, and provides responsive tech support and troubleshooting services. Current users have realized numerous benefits to deploying a CloudSCADA system, including reduced costs, and man hours.


FlowCore
After more than two years of development, FlowCoreTM has brought to the market an electronically controlled chemical injection and fresh water monitoring system that replaces mechanical chemical pumps. This system produces precision chemical injection dosing and fresh water monitoring information for managing treatment of the well to reduce salinity, scaling, corrosion, and bacteria. This Williston-based company has the potential to serve not just the Williston Basin, but the entirety of the oil and gas industry.


Torcsill
TorcSill’s helical engineered helical piling foundations are a better way to preform civil construction, especially in environments as unforgiving as the Bakken. By using helical piles, TorcSill can install helical piles and their customer can finish their projects on the same day with no wait time on concrete. TorcSill works every day to provide the highest value to their customer’s need for foundation solutions across all applications within the oil and gas industry.


Community Service Award


Grainger
W.W. Grainger regularly endeavors to improve the community, in any way they can. They have given monetary donations to the March of Dimes, Bras for a Cause, and the Williston State College Endowment. The company has given back to the community with, not only monetary donations, but with gift of silent auction items, gloves and bags for Williston Cleanup Day, and most importantly, the gift of their time. Grainger seeks to determine what the greatest need is, and execute filling that need in any way possible.


KLE Construction
KLE Construction is involved in many community groups and events. They are proud members of Williston Area Builders Association, Chamber of Commerce and Williston Women’s Network. They have given of their time, and money to multiple groups, including the Salvation Army, CHI St. Alexius Health, and Teen Challenge. KLE strives to be involved in the community, and play a positive role in increasing Williston’s community pride.


XTO Energy
XTO has donated a significant sum to charitable organizations and emergency services in our area. The company created the ‘Giving Back to the Bakken’ grant program, and through that program, they have distributed donations to Community Action Partnership, Best Friends and Mentoring, and the Family Crisis Shelter. The tremendous generosity exhibited by XTO Energy and it’s emlployees has gone above and beyond to improve the lives of people living in the Williston Basin.


Outstanding Achievement - Group


Basin Safety
Basin Safety is a great example of a home-grown Williston oilfield business. Once a training firm, is now coaching safety, managing programs, and providing on-site services with a strong focus on safety. Basin cares not only for the oil and gas industry in our area, but for their employees, and for the quality of life as-a-whole, in the Williston Basin.


Purity Oilfield Services
Purity Oilfield Services, was established by a family with deep roots in the oil and gas industry, and has been operating in Williston since 2012. Purity has managed to stay relevant and successful, despite the recent downturn in the area. Purity Oilfield Services exhibits commitment to quality services, and tenacity to stay relevant in our struggling economy.


Train ND
Train ND provides customized training programs designed to serve the specific needs of the oil and gas industry, as well as community courses for children and adults in our community. The oil and gas industry, recognizing the importance of Train ND’s work, donated $791,000 toward the construction of their new facility. In 2016 the facility was recognized by the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota for the engineering excellence of the TRAINND Center.


Outstanding Achievement - Individual


Brent Eslinger
Brent Eslinger is the Sr. District Manager for Halliburton and he has nearly 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has been an integral representative for the industry in the Williston Basin, and he has lead Halliburton through the recent downturn with extreme poise. Brent has tirelessly worked to ensure the Williston Basin has the right blend of technology, the best and skilled workers to ensure the Bakken Shale play is in the forefront to compete on a national and international scale. Through all his efforts, he has made sure that Williston can be proud to be a part of the oil and gas industry.


Jon McCreary
Jon’s ability to see opportunity in unmet needs and in putting those opportunities together with people has been at the heart of the development of JMAC Energy Services. Through persistent work of a great team of leaders and employees, JMAC Energy Services has become known for pioneering new services, achieving outstanding results for customers, and being active in community service. Thanks to this and its diversity serving both the oil field and public works arenas, JMAC Energy Services has been able to retain the majority of its employees through what has been a prolonged downturn in the oil market.


Stephan Nordeng
Stephan Nordeng is an Associate Professor of Geology at the University of North Dakota. Over the last decade, Steve has published numerous articles and reports on the Williston Basin, through the North Dakota Geological Survey. His work has contributed to the knowledge of many industry professionals, as well as mineral owners in the area. Steve’s work has been critical to understanding the state’s resources, which has benefitted the Williston Basin in a tremendous way.


Lifetime Achievement Award


Dick Broshat


Volunteer of the Year Award


Leah Rambur