New Town, ND

My name is Thomas Abe and I live on Fort Berthold and am an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. I am an instructor at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College.. For the past eight years prior I taught chemistry, human anatomy and physiology, and environmental science mostly.

Where I live is in the epicenter of what is called the Bakken formation. Wells that are drilled in the Bakken have a 98 percent chance of being successful. Prior to the Bakken, this area had conventional oil development for many years, though Fort Berthold was excluded oil development prior to the Bakken. It wasn’t until around 7-8 years ago that Fort Berthold had oil development.

-Tom Abe
New Town, ND

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