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Patty Kneeland, pictured July 21 in Sidney, Mont., makes oilfield-themed jewelry.

Faces of the Boom: A blessed oilfield life

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SIDNEY, Mont. -- Patty Kneeland feels so blessed to be an oilfield wife, she wears a reminder around her neck.

Kneeland and her husband, Bruce, moved to the Bakken region of eastern Montana two years ago after they closed a bar and restaurant they operated in the opposite side of the state for 10 years.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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