Monday, May 22, 2017

ONEOK Opens New Offices In Sidney, MT -- May 22, 2017

From The Crude Life, data points (see first two comments):
  • 20-acre complex; 60,000 square of finished office, shop, warehouse (average Wal-Mart, I believe is a million square feet, to help put this in perspective)
  • room for growth
  • chose Sidney: 
    • it has roots there with its legacy facility
    • near center of its operations in eastern Montana, northwest ND, and southwest ND
    • original legacy facility was the Grasslands Plant, 15 miles southeast of Sidney
    • Sidney is also where ONEOK's natural gas pipeline there which is the transition between natural gas and natural gas liquids; where ONEOK's Bakken natural gas liquids pipeline starts; moves south, taking liquids to southern markets
  • article mentions bringing Lonesome Creek and Bear Creek on-line
  • not mentioned: less traffic; probably more economical to build in Sidney, not Williston; also some tax advantages for workers living in Montana vs North Dakota


  1. I'm not trying to correct, but the story indicated the combined office/warehouse is 60,000 sq. ft. Which would make more sense for an oil field company in the Bakken. Some of the service campuses around the Williston area such as Schlumberger, Halliburton, Weatherford, Baker Hughes, etc... are in the 100,000 or more. But 600,000 would be huge even for Texas :) But 60,000 for Sidney is definitely nothing to sneeze at.

    1. Wow, my mistake. I would not have caught that, thank you for taking time to write. Yes, another typographical error on my part. Getting ahead of my headlights. But it's been corrected above.