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 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Top Operators
Company    Last 12 Months
Oasis Petroleum Inc.    18
Enerplus Corp    11
Hess Corp    8

   Drilling Permits Trends ( Last 24 Months)

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks - Well Completion Trend

Completions By
Continental Resources, Inc. 92
Hess Corp 69
Marathon Oil Corp 49
Completions By
Dunn 157
Williams 146
Mountrail 142

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Map

 Bakken Shale & Three Forks Rig Data : November 28, 2023

Drilling Trends from May 4, 2011 - November 28, 2023

 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

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09/06/2022 Sitio Royalties Corp. Brigham Minerals Inc. Sitio Royalties, Brigham to Merge in All-Stock Deal Worth $4.8 Billion $4,800
07/11/2022 Haymaker Minerals,Haymaker Minerals & Royalties III Not Disclosed Haymaker Minerals Affiliate Picks Up Mineral Portfolio; Gulf Coast, Williston Basin ---
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

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