Economic Impact of Oil & Gas Industry on Montana

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The oil and gas industry has had an overwhelmingly positive effect on Montana’s economy.  The oil and gas industry is responsible for a disproportional amount of value when compared against the number of employees working directly within the industry.  Oil and gas is by far the highest value industry in terms of Montana’s total output, and it’s employees are well taken care of, with annual compensation high above the state average.  We’ve created a brief infographic to demonstrate some of these points.  Click below:


The History of the Bakken Formation

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The Bakken formation is a rock unit occupying 200,000 square miles of the Montana, North Dakota, and Saskatchewan regions.  The formation was initially described by geologist J.W. Nordquist in 1952 and named after Henry Bakken, the landowner of the plot where the formation was first discovered.  Oil has been produced from the Bakken for over 50 years, first from a few simple vertical wells.  With advances in oil drilling technology, the Bakken is now one of the United States’ highest producing hydrocarbon formations through the use of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing technology. (more…)

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The oil & gas industry has had a positive effect on Montana's economy. You can click on the infographic to learn more.

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