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Monte Besler, a consultant known as the FRACN8R, pictured Thursday in Williston, works with companies to improve hydraulic fracturing of oil wells.

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WILLISTON -- Monte Besler's job can be summed up in his license plate: FRACN8R.

The Williston engineer who specializes in hydraulic fracturing once earned that nickname from a co-worker in the oil field.


"I had a knack for being able to design good frac jobs," said Besler, 56.

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Amy Dalrymple

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