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The Crude Life is a collection of interviews, stories and people who know how to make money and live the crude way.

The Crude Life Jason Spiess

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The Crude Life is a collection of interviews, stories and people who know how to make money and live the crude way.

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: O Canada & Global Gas

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: O Canada & Global Gas

    Interviews: Hal Sanders, Asst. Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Economy, Gov. of Saskatchewan and Gary Delaney Phd., Cheif Geologist, Ministry of the Economy, Gov. of Saskatchewan; Lee Tillman, CEO, Marathon Oil



    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53 Segment 2: Bakken Economy and Bakken Energy


    Sanders talks about how the Bakken has impacted Saskatchewan and how oil is viewed in Canada.  Delaney discusses the different rock formations and oil plays happening in Canada.



    Tillman discusses the global natural gas play.

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: Bakken Housing

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: Bakken Housing

    Interview: Dr. Nancy Hodur, research scientist, North Dakota State University



    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53 Segment 3: Bakken Housing

    Hodur gives an update on Bakken housing, NDSU's latest Bakken study and what her perspectives of the Bakken are over the past 12 months.

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: Technology in the Field

    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53: Technology in the Field

    Interview: Karl Olsen, GeoLogic, Calgary




    Building the Bakken Radio Episode 53 Segment 1: Bakken Technology

    Olsen talks about how technology is changing the Bakken and how businesses are reacting to it.

    Bakken Bios: Anna Denton

    Bakken Bios: Anna Denton

    Interview: Anna Denton, Bakken Staffing, Williston, ND

    Anna Denton, Bakken Staffing, said there is an immediate need to fill CDL driver positions in the Bakken.  Denton said there is a shortage of CDL drivers industry wide.

    Denton said that drug testing is the norm and so are background checks. Signing bonuses are still offered from time to time, but are not as common as they once were.

    As a restaurant recommendation, Denton recommends The Williston.









     

    Bakken Bios: Brian Cebull

    Bakken Bios: Brian Cebull

    Interview: Brian Cebull, founder, CEO & president, GTUIT, Billings, MT



    Cebull has over 20 years experience in the oil & gas industry, including being a Board Member and former President of Montana Petroleum Association (MPA), Regional representative to Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and received his B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

    Cebull talks about flaring in the Bakken as well as his views on how long the Bakken play will last.

    Bakken Bios: NDPC Brian Kalk

    Bakken Bios: NDPC Brian Kalk

    Interview:  Brian Kalk, North Dakota Public Service Commissioner



    Kalk discusses his role as the North Dakota Public Service Commissioner, flaring, pipelines and what the future for North Dakota looks like.  Kalk also speculates whether the planet is heading towards a global price on natural gas.

    Kalk was born and raised in Bottineau, North Dakota and graduated from Bottineau High School in 1984. He was class President in Bottineau his Freshman and Senior years of high school. While in High School he was active in the FFA, Hockey, Football, Track, and Choir. Kalk graduated in the top 10% of his class. Following High School graduation he attended Dakota College at Bottineau where he played hockey for the "Lumber Jacks" and studied Political Science and Natural Resources until his enlistment in the Marine Corps in 1987.

    Kalk served as a Marine from 1987 until his retirement. During his years as a Marine, he traveled to over thirty countries. Kalk served in many operations including Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving, he received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Campbell University in North Carolina. In 2003, Kalk deployed as the Forward Operations Officer for Transportation Support Group One. In 2003, he returned to North Dakota to command the Fargo Military Entrance Processing Station. While in Fargo, he received his Doctorate Degree from North Dakota State University in Natural Resource Management. He then taught different courses at NDSU.

    In January 2008, Kalk announced his campaign for the Republican nomination for the Public Service Commission. He won in the General Election and while serving, he has focused on creating policies that enhance the state’s ability to utilize natural resources to create jobs. Kalk is now Chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission and up for re-election in 2014.

    Kalk and his wife Karen have been married twenty-two years and have a daughter. He is very active in organizations such as the American Legion, the Marine Corps League, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Veterans.

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