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 Regional Activity (January 01,2014 - Sep 01,2014)

Most Active Operator By Permits

Company Hz   Total
WHITING PETROLEUM CORP.   91 95
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.   54 55
OASIS PETROLEUM INC.   47 48
HESS CORPORATION   48 48
EOG RESOURCES, INC.   36 39
EMERALD OIL INC   22 22
OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION   22 22
XTO ENERGY INC.   20 21
FIDELITY EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION   21 21
CONOCOPHILLIPS   20 20
QEP RESOURCES, INC.   20 20
HALCON RESOURCES CORPORATION   19 19
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Most Active Counties By Permits

County Hz   Total
MCKENZIE,ND 164 166
MOUNTRAIL,ND 138 140
DUNN,ND 61 62
RICHLAND,MT 53 57
BURKE,ND 27 27
DIVIDE,ND 23 23
BILLINGS,ND 20 22
STARK,ND 20 21
ROOSEVELT,MT 6 9
BOTTINEAU,ND 1 2
HARDING,SD 2 2
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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count


Rig Count as of:             Change From             Change From
   08/22/2014                    Prior Week                    Year ago
Baker Hughes Rig Count


  TOTAL -2 10
  HORIZONTAL Rigs -2 18
  VERTICAL Rigs -1 -10
  Operator Drilling Plans For 2014. - Showing 6 of 33

Continental Resources Inc. plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs. There are 4 contacts on file for Continental Resources Inc.
Hess Corporation plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs. There are 25 contacts on file for Hess Corporation
Oasis Petroleum Inc. plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs. There are 3 contacts on file for Oasis Petroleum Inc.
Whiting Petroleum Corp. plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs. There are 20 contacts on file for Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Xto Energy Inc. plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs.
Marathon Oil Corporation plans to spend XXXXXX to drill & frac XXXXXX wells in the Bakken Shale & Three Forks in 2014. The company plans to operate XXXXXX rigs. There are 16 contacts on file for Marathon Oil Corporation
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 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : September 1, 2014


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - September 1, 2014

 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…


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