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Geologist Kathy Neset, right, educates a group of teachers about the Bakken on June 11 near New Town.

Faces of the Boom: Geologist educates the layman on oilfield drilling technology

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TIOGA -- Kathy Neset may be the only oilfield geologist who uses a bendable drinking straw as a key tool for her job.

The Tioga woman uses the straw to educate people about horizontal drilling, one of the technologies that's unlocked the Bakken and made North Dakota the second-highest oil-producing state.

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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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