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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count

  Count Change From
Previous Week
YTD Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 53 -2 0 9
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks Operators By Rig Count/Locations

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Continental Resources, Inc. 7 7 --- +2
Whiting Petroleum Corp. 6 6 --- +1
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Subscribe to See 3 3 --- +1
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Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks County By Rig Count/Locations

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
MCKENZIE 23 25 -2 ---
WILLIAMS 15 14 +1 +6
Subscribe to See 10 10 --- -1
Subscribe to See 7 6 +1 +3
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Disclosed Bakken Shale & Three Forks 2018 Budgets & Drilling Plans


Whiting Petroleum Corp. Wells Completed in 2018
Oasis Petroleum Inc. Wells Completed in 2018
Qep Resources, Inc. Wells Completed in 2018
Newfield Exploration Co. Wells Placed Online in 2018
Marathon Oil Corp Wells Placed Online in 2018

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    2018(YTD)
Whiting Petroleum Corp.    52
EOG Resources, Inc.    35
Continental Resources, Inc.    32
   30
   30
   26
   25
   24

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Apr 2018)


Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Drilling Permits ( March 27, 2018 - April 26, 2018)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
Nine Point Energy
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-1h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-2h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-3h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-4h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-5h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
04-17-2018 Williams Missouri 152-103-4-2-6h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Eightmile / X Undrilled
Enerplus Corp
04-13-2018 Dunn Hidalgo 148-94-11c-2h-tf Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Mcgregory Buttes / X Undrilled
04-13-2018 Dunn Ancho 148-94-11c-2h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Mcgregory Buttes / X Undrilled
04-13-2018 Dunn Santaka 148-94-11c-2h-tf Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Mcgregory Buttes / X Undrilled
04-13-2018 Dunn Thai 148-94-11c-2h-tf Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Mcgregory Buttes / X Undrilled

  Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2018 YTD)


 Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Well Completion Trend


Completions By
Company
2018(YTD)
Count
Hess Corp 21
Whiting Petroleum Corp. 12
Marathon Oil Corp 11
11
10
Completions By
County
2018(YTD)
Count
Mckenzie 40
Williams 32
Mountrail 19
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 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : April 26, 2018


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - April 26, 2018

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Overview



The Bakken shale and underlying Three Forks formation are part of the larger Williston Basin, which encompasses Saskatchewan, Manitoba, North Dakota, Montana, and South Dakota. Bakken producing zones are mainly present in Western North Dakota, Southern Saskatchewan, and Eastern Montana.

The Bakken shale is one of the largest (possibly the largest) continuous oil accumulations in the world.  It is an over pressured system which is in part responsible for high IP rates. The high pressure in the formation suggests that the…


Latest Midstream Projects

Project Name Completion date Capacity (MBOPD)
Elk Creek Pipeline  - -
Valley Expansion Project  - -
Johnson's Corner Pipeline  - -
Little Muddy Pipeline  - -
Total   -
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  Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce DateBuyerSellerTitleValue $MM
04/11/2018 Vitesse Oil Llc,Vitesse Energy Llc Not Disclosed Vitesse Picks Up Non-Op Bakken Assets for $190MM $190
04/04/2018 Not Disclosed SM Energy Company SM Energy Sells Williston, Upton County Assets for $292 Million $292
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  Bakken Shale & Three Forks Transactions By Quarter ($MM)