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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count

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YTD Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 23 -1 -30 -54
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Most Active Operators By Rig Location - North Dakota

Operator Active Rigs
Continental Resources, Inc. 4 Active Rigs
ConocoPhillips 3 Active Rigs
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Oasis Petroleum Inc. Subscribe to see


Top Companies By CapEx & Wells Planned (2016)


Sm Energy Company Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2016
Enerplus Corporation Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2016
Marathon Oil Corporation Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2016
Halcon Resources Corporation Plans to Drill XXX Wells in 2016


Bakken Shale Completions (as of 05/25/2016)

Wells Completed By Company
01/01/2015 - 03/30/2016
Top  Operators ( Jan 1, 2016 - May 25, 2016)

EOG RESOURCES ( 56 )   

WHITING OIL AND GAS ( 32 )   

BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL - GAS LP ( 27 )   

SINCLAIR OIL AND GAS ( 24 )   

HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS ( 19 )   

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES ( 19 )   

SM ENERGY ( 17 )   

WPX ENERGY WILLISTON ( 14 )   

 Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - May 2016)

Drilling Permits ( April 25, 2016 - May 25, 2016)
Date Approved county Lease Well# Well type Field/Zone
BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL - GAS LP
05-23-2016 Dunn Patton 3c Tfh Oil Bailey / Confidential
05-23-2016 Dunn Patton 3b Mbh Oil Bailey / Confidential
05-23-2016 Dunn Patton 3a Tfh Oil Bailey / Confidential
EOG RESOURCES
05-23-2016 Mountrail Austin 45-1113h Oil & Gas Parshall / X
05-23-2016 Mountrail Austin 46-1113h Oil & Gas Parshall / X
05-23-2016 Mountrail Austin 465-1113h Oil & Gas Parshall / X
STATOIL OIL - GAS LP
05-20-2016 Mckenzie Heinz 18-19 #5h Oil Patent Gate / Confidential
05-20-2016 Mckenzie Patent Gate 7-6 Xe #1h Oil Poe / Confidential
05-20-2016 Mckenzie Heinz 18-19 Xe #1h Oil Patent Gate / Confidential
05-20-2016 Mckenzie Heinz 18-19 #3h Oil Patent Gate / Confidential

Bakken Shale & Three Forks Type Curve
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
May,16 2016
    
Halcon Resources Corporation
May,10 2016
    
Continental Resources, Inc.
May,04 2016
    
Newfield Exploration Co.
May,04 2016

Well/Drilling Permits Filed Between ( Q1-2014 to Q1-2016 )





Rig Activity   ( Q1-2014 to Q1-2016 )





 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : May 25, 2016


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - May 25, 2016

 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…


  Bakken Shale & Three Forks Transactions By Month ($MM)