Bakken Shale

Bakken Learning Curve Said Driving Well Productivity Gains

Drilling productivity in the Bakken Shale, which is producing more than 1 million b/d of light sweet crude oil, is a byproduct of geology and the fact that North Dakota operators are further along the learning curve than in other U.S. onshore plays, according to the state’s top oil and gas regulator. Read More

Whiting Petroleum Keeps Focus on Bakken, DJ Plays

Following the sale of substantial assets on the North Dakota Fort Berthold Reservation, Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. is keeping its focus on the Bakken while growing its assets in Colorado's Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin and collectively maintaining 126,000 boe/d production next year, according to CEO Jim Volker. Read More