BESTeam Members Todavich Electric & Coating Specialties assist in building Bakken Oil Express

Bakken Energy Service Team Members Todavich Electric of Bemidji MN and Coating Specialties of Montevideo MN were both a vital part of building the BOE Bakken Oil Express.

Bakken Energy Service member Todd Todavich owner of Todavich Electric was the electrical contractor for this massive construction project. Todavich and his crew were onsite for many months making sure all electrical systems were installed to code and in a professional manner. This project is proof Todavich Electric hand successfully manage and deliver the safety and qualified people to help grow the Bakken and Beyond.

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Todavich Electric - Electrical Station (right of picture) they built at Bakken Oil Exchange . Coating Specialties can be seen in the background on top of the tank they are painting.

Bakken Energy Service member Coating Specialties of Montevideo MN too was a dynamic part of the Bakken Oil Express. Project manager Chad Toftness’s crew was in charge of sand blasting and painting the enormous tanks located at the BOE  as well as many other exposed products. Coating Specialties actually sandblasted and sealed the inside of the BOE’s million plus gallon tanks.

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Bakken Energy Service Memebr Coating Specialties sandblasting then painting gigantic BOE Tanks


Bakken Energy Service is honored to have the Bakken Oil Express built with the help of two BESTeam members.

Bakken Energy Service Members’ Conference Call

Bakken Energy Service continues its monthly membership conference calls.

Bakken Energy Service knows when many gather having a common goal ,  great outcomes are likely. During our conference call the topic of the Bakken Energy Service Mission and Values Statement was discussed. As the team grows, we must make sure we are all striving for the same goals which are directly tied to our Mission and Values Statement. As BESTeam, we are collectively producing this most important assignment map.

The original Mission of Bakken Energy Service was “To provide oil and gas energy companies with single sourcing for their multiple service needs making it more convenient and effective  for procurement and project leaders to accomplish their energy goals in a safe and efficient manner.”  I am sure, as we mature as a company, so will the values we all aspire to.

Please find below some of the Mission and Value Statements of those we serve:

Chevron  Mission Statement:

At the heart of The Chevron Way is our Vision to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance.

ConocoPhillips  Mission Statement:

 Use our pioneering spirit to responsibly deliver energy to the world.

Enbridge Energy Partners Mission Statement

 Enbridge Energy will go beyond by building on our pipeline expertise, technology and people to be the company of choice for transportation of hydrocarbon energy and related services.  As President of Enbridge Energy Company, Inc., I am committed to the enduring values of integrity, accountability, innovation and flexibility, value creation and social responsibility. Today, these values are more important than ever to our stakeholders. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. and the direct or indirect operator of systems owned by Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership). We strive to be a model of safe, reliable and economical transport of hydrocarbon energy products. With continuous operational improvements, expanding capacity and a strong competitive position for serving strategic North American markets, we are positioned for long-term growth that will benefit our customers and investors.  Dan C. Tutcher President Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. General Partner of the Partnership

Exxon Mobile Mission and value Statement:

Exxon Mobile is committed to being the world’s premier petroleum and petrochemical   company. To that end, we must continuously achieve superior financial and operating results while simultaneously adhering to high ethical standards.

Hess Values Statement:

Hess values reinforce our commitment to traditional Hess strengths, and they underscore our focus on the qualities that help define us as a leading global independent energy company. Six core Values guide our actions as individuals at work and as a corporation: Integrity, Independent Spirit, People, Performance, Value Creation, and Social Responsibility.  These Values are the basic building blocks of our organization’s culture. They represent the company’s collective conscience. By making Values at Hess explicit, helping everyone understand them, and embedding them in our organization, we enable all employees to work in unison to achieve our business goals.

 Marathon Oil Mission Statement:

 We are responsible to the communities in Exxon Mobile is committed which we live and work and to the world community as well. We must be good citizens–support good works and charities and bear our fair share of taxes. We must encourage civic improvements and better health and education. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

 CVX‎ – Chevron Corporation (NYSE) ,  COP‎ – ConocoPhillips MRO‎ – Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE)

Bakken Energy Service will continue  its monthly membership conference calls.

BESTeam Networking

Bakken Energy Service Team Buildiing the Bakken and Beyond

Bakken Energy Service Team Buildiing the Bakken and Beyond

With 2012 just days away I want to challange us all to increase our business partner network. As BESTeam members are already finding, there is certainly power in numbers. Below are two articles I have copied, they have stated the benefits so very well.

Generation of referrals /Increased business:Fact – 70% on average of all new business is gained through word of mouth and positive recommendation. As you develop your contacts and build up positive relationships with people you will find that you will naturally gain business and sales leads as people recommend your services. People like to pass business to those they know, like and trust. But this will only happen if you have a network of contacts in the first place.

Raising your profile: Just by expanding your contacts you are raising your profile – people now you exist and know what you do and you will more likely to be thought of if your products or services are required.

Free consultancy and advice: Generally, people like to help people and are willing to impart their expertise and advice to others who they have got to know, like and trust. You will find that as you build relationships with people the value of the help that is passed to you formally or informally will exceed any costs incurred by developing the relationships in the first place.

Knowing who to turn to when you need help: The benefits of business networking are not just about generating sales leads and referrals. How much time have you wasted in the past trying to find the right person or business to solve a problem for you? Have you resorted to looking in the local telephone book for a service or plucked a name off the internet only to be disappointed with the product or service provided? By getting to know reliable contacts who can provide you with what you want or who can be trusted to recommend others is worth so much in terms of your time and money.

Break down barriers to success:As you develop your contacts you start to find people who have experienced similar problems to yourself and who can point you in the right direction. All of a sudden so much more is possible and you will find yourself achieving so much more than you will have imagined.

Uncover new opportunities: You just ‘don’t know what you don’t know’. The same goes for business networking – you never know when a contact will be useful and will present you with new opportunities. If we restrict ourselves to our own narrow network of contacts we become comfortable and limit our ideas. As soon as we get to know others and become open minded to their ideas we suddenly open ourselves up to new possibilities, perhaps a new approach to doing something or even a new business venture which we may never otherwise have thought of.

Contact with like-minded individuals and development of friendships: One basic human need is to feel connected with like-minded individuals. By extending your contacts and getting to know them you’ll soon develop a network of people you will want to spend time with, share ideas with and learn from. One of the key benefits of business networking is that I’ve personally gained a number of really good friends I can now turn to even though initially the purpose was for business.

Increased confidence: The more you network the more you get used to explaining what you do and how you can help others. Clear communication of how you can help is crucial to winning business and this will only improve the more you do.

Satisfaction from helping others : Last but by no means least, one of the biggest advantages of networking in business is the increased capacity to help others. Have you ever thought just how good it feels when you have helped someone whether it is by saving them time and effort by providing them with a useful contact, passing someone a referral or directly giving someone a piece of useful advice? The benefits of business networking just keep on coming!

Personal Networking is something that really has unlimited advantages.  The expansion of  your relationship base can only serve to help you in the long run.  Whether the  goal is personal improvement or business expansion, continual and consistent  networking will  benefit you.


  • While there are a great many benefits with networking, one of the most  beneficial is creating awareness.  If your goal is to expand your business and  gain market,  awareness is an absolute necessity.  You must be top of mind to be in the  discussion process for prospective clients.  If you aren’t in the the equation,  you cannot be selected.
    Awareness also serves as a benefit when you are  looking for a job, needing help with a project, or simply desire to expand your  circle of influence.  In an economic environment that has a high level of  unemployment, there are going to be more people vying for the same jobs.   Networking and creating awareness for yourself, will allow you to have more  chances to gain employment.

Income Generation

  • Proper and timely networking will lead to an increased opportunity for income  generation.  Income generation can mean selling more products or services or  simply obtaining a new job.  This Income is created through speaking to and  meeting new people that have a desire to gain something from what you offer.   This can only occur through putting yourself out there and meeting new  people.

New Ideas

  • This is something of tremendous benefit that is one of the more commonly left  out networking benefits.  The ability to gain new knowledge from another person  is huge.  New ideas can reveal benefits of your existing product or service that  you didn’t think of.  It can be a different perspective on the current marketing  angle you are using, or it be a whole new position about what you are doing.
    The ability to gain a new perspective is crucial.  Networking provides the  opportunity to test market your ideas to people.  A third party  can  be a great benefit as they have nothing personally invested in you.  At times,  people can be too close to a situation, and they can get blinded by their own  “good” ideas.  Allow yourself the opportunity to increase your success odds by  speaking to others.


  • When you take the step of advancing your current circle of influence, you  vastly increase your chances of having new opportunities offered to you.   Opportunities can be for business, pleasure, personal growth, career  advancement, or simply just knowledge.  One of the worlds greatest business  minds, Dale Carnegie, once said, “Smart business people understand the value of  networking. Put simply, expanding your contacts improves your chances to build  good relationships, discover leads and generate increased  sales.”

Read more:  The Advantages of Networking |

BESTeam Conference Call a great success

It never ceases to amaze me what real TEAM WORK can accomplish. On Tuesday we held our first, of many to come , BESTeam Conference Call.  It was an opportunity for many of the BESTeam members to introduce themselves, their companies and simply share in like
goals. The power of a TEAM is a strength that individual players simply cannot reach.  When  I was working towards my MBA in international business one of the professors put a mathematical equation  on the screen and it was a true or false answer.

Here was the equation:    A+B+C=X  is equal to A+B+C+D-D=X
In mathematical terms the answer is true  1+2=3  is equal to  1+2+4-4=3 . But, in business terms where people, companies, ideas, thoughts, or  positive energy someone brings by simply walking into a room can never be discounted. Now let’s swap   companies for numbers on a telephone conference call +  + =SUCCESS.

But now let’s add  to the equation.  Cindy Todavich calls in but after a few minutes needs to drop off the call. What Cindy brought to the group can never
be taken away even if she is not  present at the moment. +  +
+ = Even Greater  SUCCESS.

Imagine what we accomplish when we also add + +  +  and others who will be part  of the TEAM!

Thank you Professor for your wisdom,  and thank you Bakken Energy Service   Members for making the conference call a great success. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, 2012 is going to be a great year and I know we do have the BESTeam in the oil and gas industry!

Todavich Electric First Bakken Energy Service Member BESTeam Member

Todavich Electric Joins  Bakken Energy Service as it’s first co-op team member.  Experienced, bonded, licensed  Todavich Electric  has been a major supplier for  the BOE Bakken Oil Express  Bakken Oil Express now operating outside of Dickinson North Dakota.

Todavich Electric, Inc. is an electrical contractor in Bemidji, Minnesota who has been providing superior electrical services to Minnesota since 1988. We have also expanded to include North Dakota.  Todavich Electric, Inc. offers an array of electrical services for new construction, remodels, electrical heat (Steffes Storage Heat Systems), mobile home hookups, networking, telecommunications and more. We have an aerial bucket truck and can do trenching. We work along side power companies to ensure the most   efficient way to conserve and do load management systems by using ripple   and off peak.        Alarm Systems, Commercial, Residential and Industrial wiring services are available with just a phone call.

Professional, dependable service isn’t just something we say, it’s a philosophy that we believe in.  It’s what our customers expect from us and it’s what we deliver.

Todavich Electric Joins  Bakken Energy Service as it’s first co-op team member.