From the linked article:
In 2018, North Dakota produced an average 1,276,572 barrels of oil every single day, making it the number 2 producing state in the entire nation.
Every year, the North Dakota Petroleum Council picks out two small communities in the Bakken region to celebrate the success of North Dakota oil production, and this year they came to Bowman to host the Bakken Cookfest.
The first part of the cookfest was dedicated to an education session for the general public. Experts from the industry and the ND Dept. of Mineral Resources gave updates on the North Dakota Bakken region. Presenters discussed oil collection rates, explained the science behind oil drilling, and showed projections of where future oil production is headed.
Another main focus of the session was highlighting new technologies in the gas and oil industry. According to the ND Department of Mineral Resources, improving gas collection methods and drilling technology is the next big step in the industry.
Kathy Neset from NESET consulting services said that as time moves forward, oil rigs will continue to become more efficient and have the ability to drill more wells.
The event wasn’t all based on presentations and education, however. The cookfest also provided both food and live entertainment in downtown Bowman.Much more at the link.
At the cookfest, different oil businesses and corporations served the community free BBQ style food. Balon Corporation’s regional manager Brian Grady was just one of the many oil representatives serving brisket to Bowman folks passing by.
“There are only two of these petroleum camp cookouts per year and we also do oilfield golf tournaments as well,” said Grady.
The other cookfest this summer: Van Hook, ND.
A family event; alcohol free.
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