North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual Meeting wraps up with discussion on oil and gas production, employment challenges
Thursday, September 21, 2023

The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Annual Meeting concluded Thursday afternoon, wrapping up two days of discussion on the current state of the Bakken.

Another annual meeting is in the books for the North Dakota Petroleum Council. More than 400 members in attendance got a recap of how technology is improving around the region. They also discussed some challenges they face, including workforce.

Slow and steady growth continues to be the trend for oil and gas production in North Dakota. In fact, Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said natural gas figures reached historic highs for the month of July, while oil production has improved since this time last year.

Helms said the lower rig counts are due to a number of factors, including a lack of workers. The Bakken GROW project has worked as a potential solution, bringing in more than 30 Ukrainians to the oilfield.

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