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The Bakken Gears Up For Its Second Decade

Published: Nov 13 2017
Photo courtesy Inside Energy
A decade into North Dakota’s shale fracking boom, the state consistently produces one million barrels of oil per day — and officials here are looking to boost that number.

North Dakota is the nation’s second-biggest oil producer behind only Texas. This rural state has become a huge player not just on the national oil scene, but globally as well.

The governor here is dreaming even bigger: he wants to double North Dakota’s daily oil production.

To understand what it will take to get to the next million, it’s important to know how the Bakken oil patch evolved to arrive at today’s production levels.


?BSC can prepare you to enter this industry in two years or less.  Our degrees in Process Plant Technology and Petroleum Production Technology are in demand in the Bakken.