Association Press, Published August 25 2012
ND college researchers study oil patch man campsGRAND FORKS, N.D. — A group of college researchers is studying life in the oil patch man camps of North Dakota.
University of North Dakota officials say the project aims to document the “social and material conditions” of the camps, which have sprung up in western North Dakota to house oil field workers.
The camps range from elaborate prefabricated units, to RV parks, to rugged areas that have tents and trailers without basic amenities.
The group has studied a dozen camps, interviewed residents, took photographs and prepared architectural sketches.