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North Dakota’s Bakken Said Not at Low Point, But Heading There

North Dakota’s Bakken Said Not at Low Point, But Heading There

North Dakota’s robust Bakken Shale hasn’t reached its all-time low points for rig count and well shut-ins, but it will be there soon enough, the state’s chief oil/natural gas regulator Lynn Helms said Tuesday during a report on the latest monthly production statistics.

April 15, 2020
Lower 48 E&Ps to Feel Effects of Coronavirus, Says North Dakota Regulator

Lower 48 E&Ps to Feel Effects of Coronavirus, Says North Dakota Regulator

North Dakota’s chief oil and gas regulator last Friday predicted that the indirect impact of the coronavirus on global oil prices and demand could be felt for the rest of this year by U.S. operators.

February 18, 2020

Bakken Oil, NatGas Production Sets New Records

Bakken Shale natural gas production in North Dakota topped 3 Bcf/d in October, while oil exceeded 1.5 million b/d, setting new records in the state.

December 16, 2019

North Dakota June Oil, Natural Gas Output Reaches Record Highs

Oil and natural gas production in North Dakota rebounded in June, with both commodities reaching new output highs in the state.

August 16, 2019
Washington State Crude-by-Rail Law Faces Possible Challenge by North Dakota

Washington State Crude-by-Rail Law Faces Possible Challenge by North Dakota

North Dakota officials are viewing as a constitutional duty to possibly file a lawsuit challenging a new law in Washington state that could restrict oil shipments from the Bakken Shale.

May 20, 2019
Bakken Exploration Expanding into North Dakota Grasslands

Bakken Exploration Expanding into North Dakota Grasslands

Interest beyond the Bakken Shale’s four-county core in North Dakota is expanding to the upper Midwest grasslands, with as many as five of the state’s 65 active rigs now in operation.

March 26, 2019

North Dakota Natural Gas Production Starts Year with New Record

In another sign that the Bakken Shale’s best oil producing areas continue to be gassier than other shale plays, North Dakota officials saw natural gas production set an all-time record in January, averaging more than 2.7 Bcf/d for the month.

March 18, 2019
North Dakota Bakken Said Likely to Set More Records in 2019

North Dakota Bakken Said Likely to Set More Records in 2019

Oil and natural gas production in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota continued to shatter records at the end of last year, according to the monthly report issued last week by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR).

February 19, 2019
‘Midstream Constraints’ Hindering Permian and Williston, Says North Dakota Regulator

‘Midstream Constraints’ Hindering Permian and Williston, Says North Dakota Regulator

The two hottest oil and natural gas basins in the United States, the Permian and Williston, are both working through similar bottlenecks and constraints on their respective midstream infrastructure systems, according to North Dakota’s leading oil and gas regulator.

October 16, 2018
Bakken’s Fort Berthold Output Down on Natural Gas Capture Issues

Bakken’s Fort Berthold Output Down on Natural Gas Capture Issues

North Dakota’s most recent production reports indicated that more than half of the 21,000 b/d decrease in crude oil production between May and June was on Fort Berthold Reservation lands, which account for roughly 25% of the Bakken Shale’s production in any given month.

August 21, 2018
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