Rigzone is hosting a Bakken Oil & Gas Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Grand International Hotel in Minot, North Dakota. [Read more...]
Bakken Shale Jobs News
It’s well documented that North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the country. A new report by the ND Department of Commerce provides details on why.
ND has added more than 100,000 jobs since 2000 or, put another way, has grown employment from 327,700 to 429,800 workers (30+%). There’s no doubt, Bakken job growth has played a significant role. [Read more...]
The Bakken oil boom can be felt as far away as Great Falls, Montana. Wages are spent 5-7 times throughout a community and higher employment due to the oil boom is helping support the local economy. [Read more...]
The North Dakota rig count reached an all time record on November 19, 2011, when the ND Oil & Gas Division announced there were 204 active rigs working in the state.
The overwhelming majority of rigs are targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations. With oil prices holding strong and gas prices dropping through the fall, I expect we’ll potentially shoot through this record when a few gas directed rigs head our way.