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    The Difference Between Oil Formation and Natural Gas Formation

    Oil and natural gas are often lumped together. This is intuitive since it’s called the “oil and gas” industry. But oil and natural gas are different in many ways, including the way they are formed. Northern Oilfield Services in Williston specializes in oilfield equipment rentals, including dri…Read More

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    How Far Away is The United States from Energy Independence

    For the vast majority of Americans, most don’t think much about the oil and gas industry. After all, the news is not pounding it down our throats about the lack of these nonrenewable resources or our use of them. We aren’t in any energy crisis like during the 1970s where there were lines a mile …Read More

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    The Coolest Everyday Items Made from Oil

    When someone asks you what is made from oil, your immediate thought is probably gasoline. This is understandable since about half of every barrel of oil (a barrel of oil contains 42 gallons) goes towards making gasoline. However, did you know that a lot of products you use everyday are made from oil…Read More

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    The Use of Christmas Trees in Oil Production and Fracking

    A big part of drilling for oil is controlling the flow of liquids, whether it’s liquids you are using on the production side, such as fracking fluids or water, or it’s the actual petroleum itself. Oil companies use what are known as Christmas trees, which contain a set of valves, spools, and fit…Read More

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    Types of Offshore Oil Wells

    While Northern Oilfield Services is based in Williston, ND, we serve most of the western United States, including Wyoming. We specialize in helping oil companies extract oil. We do this by renting and services oilfield equipment, including hydraulic fracking equipment and drilling rental equipment. …Read More

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    Locations of Oilfield Wells: Offshore Wells

    In our last blog post, we discussed in detail the different types of wells, which included natural gas wells, oil and natural gas wells, and strictly just oil wells. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the different locations of gas wells, namely offshore oil wells. Northern Oilfield Services based o…Read More

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    Types of Oilfield Wells

    Oil wells are usually marked by oil pump jacks that can dot the entire production area, depending on the size of the field beneath the earth. Most people assume that oil pump jacks are pumping out black oil. But that is not necessarily the case. There are different kinds of oil wells, which we explo…Read More

  8. What is Directional Drilling?

    Since oil is found in the ground, we have to dig for it. Rarely does it decide to just appear on the surface of the earth for the taking. And dig, or drilling in the case of oil wells, oil companies do — and do quite well — in order to fuel the demand for oil, which, once refined, fuels our cars…Read More

  9. Why You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Oil

    If you love your car, your motorcycle, your plastic bottles, your basketball, your boat, your skis, your luggage, your dishes, your camera, your computer, your crayons, and your clothes, you can thank oil. Hundreds of products that you use and enjoy every day are made from petroleum, which is typica…Read More