Drakken awarded Major Integration contract in the Bakken

Publish Date: Monday, September 5, 2011

Calgary, Canada (Sept 5, 2011)

Drakken is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a project and construction management contract by a major multi-national oil producer in the prolific Bakken formation.  The contract, currently underway and destined for Montana and North Dakota, is expected to run through Q3 of 2012.

The Drakken team is controlling aspects of manufacturing in Calgary, site construction in the USA, and Procurement & Expediting from around North America.  The contract includes two green field oil production facilities, and associated high voltage power distribution in the area. 

“This contract allows us to showcase our ability to integrate projects combining automation, power generation, electrical, and instrumentation on a fast track basis.” said Ryan Arsenault, Director for Drakken.  Warren Boyle, Project Manager, went onto say that “the logistical constraints associated with the remote field and climatic challenges of Montana and North Dakota really showcase Drakken’ experience working in extreme environments.”  

Mr. Boyle, a professional engineer registered with APEGGA, and a PMP certified project manager, has managed projects domestically and abroad with successful major project experience in Canada, Iraq, Yemen and Mexico.

About the Field.

New rock fracturing technology available starting in 2008 has caused a recent boom in Bakken production and continues to rise today. By the end of 2010 oil production rates had reached 458,000 barrels (72,800 m3)per day outstripping the capacity to ship oil out of the Bakken.  The production technology gain has led to a major shift in regional oil economics and continues to highlight the refining bottleneck in Oklahoma.

About Drakken.

Drakken is a leading provider of fully integrated project and construction management services to the worlds energy producers. Drakken focuses on turnkey project execution to deliver power generation and distribution, electrical and instrumentation and industrial automation services.

For more information about Drakken.please visit our website at www.drakken.co.