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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count

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YTD Change From
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Oil Count 26 0 -27 -54
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Most Active Operators By Rig Location - North Dakota

Operator Active Rigs
Hess Corporation 5 Active Rigs
Continental Resources, Inc. 4 Active Rigs
QEP Resources, Inc. Subscribe to see
ConocoPhillips 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 04/30/2016)

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

EOG RESOURCES ( 46 )   

WHITING OIL AND GAS ( 27 )   

BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL - GAS LP ( 24 )   

SINCLAIR OIL AND GAS ( 21 )   

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES ( 19 )   

HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS ( 16 )   

HRC OPERATING ( 13 )   

QEP ENERGY ( 12 )   

 Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Apr 2016)

Drilling Permits ( March 31, 2016 - April 30, 2016)
Date Approved county Lease Well# Well type Field/Zone
Sinclair Oil & Gas Company
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Forest Usa 6-2tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Forest Usa 5-2tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Forest Usa 4-2h Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Forest Usa 3-2h Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Forest Usa 2-2h Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-20-2016 Mckenzie Horovitz 10-09-3tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-19-2016 Mckenzie Horovitz 10-09-2h Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-15-2016 Mckenzie Yauch 03-04-7tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-15-2016 Mckenzie Yauch 03-04-6tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential
04-15-2016 Mckenzie Yauch 03-04-5tfh Oil Lone Butte / Confidential

Bakken Shale & Three Forks Type Curve
SM Energy Company
March,21 2016
    
Enerplus Corporation
March,14 2016
    
Abraxas Petroleum Corp.
March,07 2016
    
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
March,03 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 : April 30, 2016


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - April 30, 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)