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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count

  Count Change From
Previous Week
YTD Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 24 0 -29 -50
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Most Active Operators By Rig Location - North Dakota

Operator Active Rigs
Hess Corporation 4 Active Rigs
ConocoPhillips 3 Active Rigs
Continental Resources, Inc. Subscribe to see
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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 06/25/2016)

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

EOG RESOURCES ( 59 )   

WHITING OIL AND GAS ( 35 )   

BURLINGTON RESOURCES OIL - GAS LP ( 32 )   

SINCLAIR OIL AND GAS ( 24 )   

HESS BAKKEN INVESTMENTS ( 24 )   

CONTINENTAL RESOURCES ( 22 )   

SM ENERGY ( 18 )   

CRESCENT POINT ENERGY U.S. CORP. ( 14 )   

 Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Jun 2016)

Drilling Permits ( May 26, 2016 - June 25, 2016)
Date Approved county Lease Well# Well type Field/Zone
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
06-16-2016 Mckenzie White 5198 12-6 7b Oil & Gas Siverston / X
06-16-2016 Mckenzie White 5198 12-6 6t Oil & Gas Siverston / X
06-16-2016 Mckenzie White 5198 12-6 5b Oil & Gas Siverston / X
XTO Energy Inc.
06-15-2016 Dunn Bear Creek 31x-3f2 Oil Bear Creek / Confidential
06-15-2016 Dunn Bear Creek 31x-3bxc Oil Bear Creek / Confidential
06-15-2016 Dunn Bear Creek Federal 31x-3fxg Oil Bear Creek / Confidential
06-15-2016 Dunn Bear Creek Federal 31x-3c Oil Bear Creek / Confidential
Enerplus Corporation
06-13-2016 Dunn Denali 148-95-12d-01h-tf Oil Eagle Nest / Confidential
06-13-2016 Dunn Everest 148-95-12d-01h Oil Eagle Nest / Confidential
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
06-13-2016 Mckenzie White 5198 11-18 8tx Oil & Gas North Tobacco Garden / X

Bakken Shale & Three Forks Type Curve
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
June,07 2016
    
SM Energy Company
June,07 2016
    
Newfield Exploration Co.
May,25 2016
    
Continental Resources, Inc.
May,17 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 : June 25, 2016


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - June 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)