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ND Family Solves the Problem Themselves

A North Dakota family has come up with the latest invention for the Bakken, one that prevents toxic spills in oil fields. The family of David Allen, who operate the business Elite Energy Services, has patented a scanner that can detect when a mechanism called the fire tube has become corroded and needs to be […]

Allen Family Invention Transforms Oil Industry

The Jefferson Star It’s all about family for Derek Allen. The Rigby native says he wouldn’t be where he is without them. Through a joint venture, the Allen family has created a scanning system for the oil and gas industry that will determine when a fire tube needs to be replaced. “We couldn’t have made […]

Heater Treater Scans Can Prevent Costly Mishaps

The Williston Herald Heater treaters have traditionally been used to speed the separation of oil and water emulsions by applying a little heat. They’ve worked well for the past 50 years, but now they are under new demands to help the industry achieve North Dakota’s new vapor pressure standards. In short, they’re getting a workout, […]

Inventor Aims to Prevent Saltwater Spills, Accidents

The Bismarck Tribune WILLISTON — David Allen’s family made it a mission to prevent dangerous and toxic spills in the oil patch. Working with consultants in Germany and Great Britain and at substantial expense, they’ve patented a device that could make the oil patch cleaner in the long run. More importantly, it could help prevent the […]

Innovation and Invention Competition Event Planned in Tioga

Minot Daily News TIOGA – Tioga is partnering with North Dakota State University and the Williston Region Economic Development to celebrate innovations that have been developed in North Dakota to help the agriculture and energy industry. Regional inventors will submit their patented ideas and products for the chance to be awarded up to $5,000 to […]