Hang on to your Hat, Williston and the Rest of Western North Dakota Booming!

by Jeffrey Gordon on

USGS Bakken Shale Map 300x234 Hang on to your Hat, Williston and the Rest of Western North Dakota Booming!

USGS Bakken Shale Map

Grand Forks Herald

Recent article in the Grand Forks Herald discussing a recent trip by Bismarck College Educators to Williston North Dakota.  For most of them seeing firsthand what they have been hearing about since their last visit was stunning to them.  One of the trip members shared my most recent experience of visiting  Williston, “Nowhere else in America will you find such a massive collection of pure, unadulterated horsepower. With trucks, pickups and hydraulic fracturing and pumping equipment, the sheer mechanical might at work is astronomical!”

I Know how he felt, on my recent visit to Williston I was stunned by the sheer magnitude of men and equipment, and my buddy kept telling me, “This is nothing, you ought to see a normal day!”

The article mentions that Williston State College is also experiencing a high rate of staff turnover from the oil field boom and that is a challenge as they try to increase the college educational programs to the rapidly growing community needing trained workers for the oil field and other local businesses.

 

 

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