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Rig operator Cole Richter of Bowman works Thursday afternoon on-site at Rig 3 northwest of Dickinson. He is on a crew with Team Well Service out of South Heart, which is owned by Ron and Shirley Buckman.

Oil rep: Rules will deter drilling

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WILLISTON -- Oil regulations that take effect in April will discourage drilling in North Dakota, and at least one operator is already moving south, according to an industry representative.


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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.