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FIELD PREP: Crystal Moorhead cleans and prepares the kits that Neset Consulting’s geologists and mud loggers take into the field when working on drilling rigs.

set says. My late husband Roy was really a very good teacher in the sense of sharing his farming knowledge. Our little boys and I learned how to farm along with him.� On a sunny spring day on the edge of the Tioga Municipal Airport, Neset points out that from here she can see the Neset family farm, the Hess gas processing plant and the edge of Tioga, a town in the heart of the Bakken surrounded on all sides by oil and gas activity that calls itself the Oil Capital of North Dakota. “I can’t in my wildest dreams think of myself anywhere else in the world,� Neset says. “I truly do say that this was a God-driven designed path because you couldn’t make this up. When I say I am the luckiest person in the world, I truly live that and believe it.� And while some might question whether the oil and gas industry has been good for Tioga and other towns in western North Dakota, there’s no doubt in her mind that it has. Neset tells about Bree Hanson, the daughter of a Neset Consulting employee, who last year had to be rushed

to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for a heart transplant in under four hours. “Without this big resource of the Bakken and the oil industry, you wouldn’t have planes like that here in Tioga, readily available to help Bree,� she notes. To Neset, it’s about finding the right balance between respecting the land and using natural resources to improve the quality of life. “I think we have the responsibility to give back to our communities and share what we’ve learned so people can understand that there is a balance in this world and in this life,� she says. “You do have to balance the good of this industry with doing it correctly. That is the balance that we have to strive to maintain.� Author: Patrick C. Miller Staff Writer, The Bakken magazine 701-738-4923 pmiller@bbiinternational.com

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Hydraulic Fracturing, Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Review