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Faces and places from the oil patch

Published April 18, 2012  |  April 2012 issue

Scott Helstad of Minot, N.D., a worker on an oil-drilling rig near Williston
Randy Hilliard moves tongs into place on a drilling rig outside Williston
Oil workers Matt Helstad, left, and Randy Hilliard lock tongs onto a drill bit.
End of the shift at a crew camp near Williston
Well site tank battery, Grassy Butte, N.D.
Natural gas - a byproduct of oil production - being burned off at a well site
Justin Johnson of Noble Casing drops off a load of coveralls at the full-service Country Laundry in Williston.
Oilfield workers love barbecue. Maeve MacSteves, owner of R. Rooster BBQ Co. in downtown Williston.
Business is brisk at the SuperValu grocery store in Watford City, N.D.
Big trucks carrying materials and equipment to the oilfields take a toll on roads and bridges.
Big trucks carrying materials and equipment to the oilfields take a toll on roads and bridges.
Big trucks carrying materials and equipment to the oilfields take a toll on roads and bridges.
'Winterized' camper at informal campsite near Watford City, N.D.
Urban camper Talen Wilhelm of Utah
Adapted accommodation in Alexander, N.D.
Oil and construction companies have built prefab 'man camps' to house workers unable to find housing elsewhere.
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