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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count

  Count Change From
Previous Week
YTD Change From
Previous Year
Oil Count 43 1 -10 16
Gas Count 0 0 0 0

Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks Operators By Rig Count/Locations

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
Marathon Oil Corp 5 5 --- 1
Continental Resources, Inc. 5 5 --- 5
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Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks County By Rig Count/Locations

County Current Week Previous Week Change Q4-2016
MCKENZIE 17 20 -3 21
DUNN 12 10 +2 14
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Disclosed Bakken Shale & Three Forks 2017 Budgets & Drilling Plans


Northern Oil And Gas, Inc. Wells Plan To Complete in 2017
Whiting Petroleum Corp. Rigs Plan to Operate in 2017
Continental Resources, Inc. Rigs Plan to Operate in 2017
Hess Corp Wells Plans to Drill in 2017
Xto Energy Inc. Rigs Plan to Operate in 2017

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    2017(YTD)
Whiting Petroleum Corp.    72
EOG Resources, Inc.    31
Marathon Oil Corp    26
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   Drilling Permits Trends ( Jan 2015 - Apr 2017)


Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Drilling Permits ( March 29, 2017 - April 28, 2017)
Date Approved county Well Name Well type Well Bore Type Field/Zone Well Status
NP Resources LLC
04-27-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2-11-1h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-26-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2-11-3h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-26-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-2-11-2h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-25-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1-12-1h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-25-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1-12-2h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-25-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1-12-3h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
04-25-2017 Billings Elkhorn Ranch Federal 143-102-1-12-4h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Elkhorn Ranch / X Well-undrilled
Oasis Petroleum Inc.
04-24-2017 Williams Osprey 5401 44-23h Oil & Gas new (horizontal well) Todd / X Well-undrilled
04-21-2017 Williams Hanover Federal 5300 13-14 7t Oil new (horizontal well) Willow Creek / Confidential Well-undrilled
04-19-2017 Mckenzie Mt Swd 5298 12-29 Service new (directional/sidetrack well) Banks / X Well-undrilled
Kraken Operating Llc

  Drilling Activity (2016 - 2017 YTD) In The Bakken Shale & Three Forks


 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Wells Completed/Frac'd ( Jan - 2016 to Feb 2017)


Completions By
Company
2017(YTD)
Count
Continental Resources, Inc. 17
QEP Resources, Inc. 15
EOG Resources, Inc. 12
11
8


Completions By
County
2017(YTD)
Count
Mckenzie 41
Dunn 30
Mountrail 17
12
2





 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : April 28, 2017


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - April 28, 2017

 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…


Latest Midstream Projects

Project Name Completion date Capacity (MBOPD)
Valley Expansion Project  - -
Johnson's Corner Pipeline  - -
Little Muddy Pipeline  - -
Total   -
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  Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce DateBuyerSellerTitleValue $MM
04/26/2017 Resource Energy Partners LLC Blue Ridge Mountain Resources Inc. Apollo-backed Resource Energy Acquires Williston Property For $34 Million $35
03/08/2017 Energy 11, L.P.,Energy 11 Operating Company, LLC Whiting Petroleum Corp. Energy 11 Acquires Working Interest in Whiting Sanish Property $53
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  Bakken Shale & Three Forks Transactions By Quarter ($MM)