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


Whiting Sees Lower Costs, Raises Production Guidance

Whiting Petroleum Corp. said the addition of new pipeline infrastructure in the Williston Basin in the first quarter helped drop oil differentials below the low end of its guidance, while its operations team helped lower its lease operating expenses (LOE) during the downturn in oil prices. Read More

Dakota Access Impact to U.S. Oil Markets Uncertain, Say Analysts

Given that oil through a new pipeline travels at a snail’s pace, North Dakota’s Bakken Shale supplies now traveling through the controversial $3.68 billion Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) won't reach a market hub in south-central Illinois until mid-May, but it’s still unclear what 370,000 b/d* via pipeline will mean to domestic and export markets.

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Bakken Shale Gallery

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