CommodityPrice% Change
Brent Crude Oil99.35 2.49%
Light Crude Oil94.752.62%
Natural Gas3.930.00%
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 Regional Activity (January 01,2014 - Sep 16,2014)

Most Active Operator By Permits

Company Hz   Total
WHITING PETROLEUM CORP.   90 94
CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.   57 58
HESS CORPORATION   48 48
OASIS PETROLEUM INC.   47 48
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Most Active Counties By Permits

County Hz   Total
MCKENZIE,ND 163 165
MOUNTRAIL,ND 137 139
DUNN,ND 61 62
RICHLAND,MT 56 60
BURKE,ND 27 27
DIVIDE,ND 23 23
BILLINGS,ND 20 22
STARK,ND 20 21
ROOSEVELT,MT 8 11
HARDING,SD 2 2
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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count


Rig Count as of:             Change From             Change From
   09/12/2014                    Prior Week                    Year ago
Baker Hughes Rig Count


  TOTAL 2 13
  HORIZONTAL Rigs 2 20
  VERTICAL Rigs 0 -8
  Operator Drilling Plans For 2014. - Showing 6 of 34

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 16, 2014


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - September 16, 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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