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Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Count
(as of 09/28/2022)

  Count Change From
Previous Week
Change From
Previous Year
Confidential Count 12 No change 6
Injection Count No change -1
Oil Count 15 -1 7
Oil & Gas Count 9 -2 7

Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks Operators By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 09/28/2022)

Operator Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 6 6 --- ---
Oasis Petroleum Inc. 3 3 --- +2
Subscribe to See 3 3 --- +3
Subscribe to See 2 3 -1 +1
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Subscribe to See 2 1 +1 +1
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Subscribe to See 1 1 --- +1
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Top Bakken Shale & Three Forks County By Rig Count/Locations
(as of 09/28/2022)

County Current Week Previous Week Change Change From Last Year
Subscribe to See 14 13 +1 +10
DUNN 9 10 -1 +5
Subscribe to See 7 9 -2 +2
Subscribe to See 4 5 -1 +1
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 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Top Operators
(Undrilled-Permits)
Company    Last 12 Months
Oasis Petroleum Inc.    24
Hess Corp    14
Whiting Petroleum Corp.    13
   10
   9
   8
   5
   2

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)


  Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Drilling Activity (2016 - 2022 YTD)


 Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Well Completion Trend


Completions By
Company
2022(YTD)
Count
Whiting Petroleum Corp. 29
Marathon Oil Corp 21
Hess Corp 17
14
12
Completions By
County
2022(YTD)
Count
Mckenzie 40
Mountrail 38
Dunn 29
14
3

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : September 28, 2022


Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - September 28, 2022

 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 - Mergers & Acquisition

Announce Date Buyer Seller Title Value $MM
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07/06/2022 Not Disclosed Ovintiv Inc Ovintiv Trims Bakken, Uinta Portfolio; Sells Off Properties for $250 Million $250
06/21/2022 Undisclosed Riverbend Oil & Gas Riverbend Energy Group Sells Off Non-Op Oil & Gas Subsidiaries for $1.8B $1,800
06/08/2022 Devon Energy Corp RimRock Oil & Gas Devon Acquires Williston Assets from PE-Backed E&P in $865 Million Cash Deal $865
06/08/2022 Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. Not Disclosed Northern Oil Bolts On Williston Basin Assets for $158 Million in Cash $158
05/18/2022 Executive Network Partnering Corporation,Granite Ridge Resources Inc. Grey Rock Investment Partners Grey Rock, ENPC Ink $1.3B Business Combination; Form Granite Ridge Resources $1,300
03/07/2022 Oasis Petroleum Inc. Whiting Petroleum Corp. Whiting, Oasis Combine in Merger of Equals Worth $6.0 Billion $6,000
02/08/2022 Whiting Petroleum Corp. Not Disclosed Whiting Ups Ante in the Bakken; Acquires Assets for $273 Million $273
01/20/2022 Evolution Petroleum Corp. Foundation Energy Management Llc Evolution Petroleum Acquires Bakken Assets in $25.9MM Deal $26
 

  Bakken Shale & Three Forks Transactions By Quarter ($MM)