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By Tie Shank 

MBI Energy Services: Respected and Experienced


MBI provides many trucking services in addition to their oilfield support services.

Based in Belfield, ND. and formerly known as Missouri Basin Well Service, MBI Energy Services is one of the fastest growing service companies in the North Dakota petroleum industry. They began in 1979 with only one truck and have grown substantially to having a fleet of over 1000 contract and company trucks to meet the needs of their customers.


MBI has expanded its services to multiple locations throughout the Bakken oil field in North Dakota, in the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Jonah in Wyoming and the Eagle Ford in Texas.


Owned by Jim Arthaud and his brother, Jody Arthaud, MBI employs approximately 125 rig fleet workers, has 15 wire line units, 18 workover rigs and has 3 rail spurs in North Dakota. Over the years MBI has continued to diversify and expand its services to include the following:

Trucking Services

Crude oil hauling • Produced water hauling • Fresh water hauling • Flat bed transport • Drill mud hauling • Hot oil trucks • Winch trucks • Frac sand hauling

Other Oilfield Support Services

Workover rigs • Swab units • Wireline services • Rail Transload Facilities (oil) • Rail Transload facilities (sand) • Disposal wells • 400 bbl uprights • Pumps • Solids control assets • Liquid plants

Obtaining and retaining qualified employees

MBI has a qualified team of recruiters that pre-screens applications. They primarily focus their recruitment efforts at ND Oil Jobs, Hiring Our Hero, Hero 2 Hire and through search engines. Individuals can also go to to apply for employment.

To retain employees in this competitive market, MBI offers excellent benefits, competitive pay, flexible schedules, family company events and they have over 500 units of employee housing in Western, ND.

Community involvement

MBI owners Jim & Jody Arthaud.

With a strong sense of community, MBI is involved with many community events including Pick up the Patch 2013 in Watford City, Relay for Life, Make a Wish, Prairie Heights Housing and Wolf Run Day Care & Village in Watford City. They’ve provided numerous donations to support many high schools throughout North Dakota and they continue to support the communities in which they are a part of.

Above the rest

MBI has an industry leading field and administrative safety program that monitors all equipment and drivers. When asked what makes MBI stand out from other companies MBI CFO, Tony Hauck, stated “We have over 33 years of experience, what differentiates us is our commitment to providing lasting, safe solutions to both our community and our customers.”


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