Bakken Shale

Bakken Shale
Bakken Overview: The Bakken Shale and the underlying Three Forks formation are both part of the Williston Basin, which spans portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Read More

Bakken Counties: ND: Billings, Burke, Divide, Dunn, McKenzie Read More

Bakken Pipelines (natural gas): Northern Border, WBI Energy Transmission Read More

Bakken Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Bakken play. View Table


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


Bakken Shale Gallery

A gallery of all of the images related to the Bakken shale.