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Bakken Scout
PLS's Bakken Scout covers oil and gas permitting, rig activity and completions in the Dakotas and Montana. The report is available by subscription and is delivered by hard copy and email every 3 weeks. Like other Regionals, the Bakken is packed full of local statistical analysis covering permits, rigs and completions while also covering top stories, fun facts, quick stats and production anomalies.

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BS - Additional data highlights validity of Marathon’s core extensions - September 3, 2019
Marathon Oil’s Bakken activity in Q2 was evenly split between the Hector and Myrmidon areas, where the company turned a total of 30 operated wells to sales. It continues to see success with its South Hector delineation program, which has delivered four wells with initial 30-day rates averaging 2,450 boe/d (80% oil). In addition, extended production data from 2018 delineation tests are validating Marathon’s core extensions. Four wells at Hector have averaged cumulative volumes of more than...
Sep 03, 2019
BS - Whiting’s Foreman Butte wells outperform predecessors by 117% - September 3, 2019
During Q2, Whiting Petroleum brought online its first 11 wells in the Foreman Butte area of McKenzie County, North Dakota. These wells showed significant 30-day IP improvements compared with historical results in the area. Whiting’s IP30s averaged 910 bbl/d compared to the historical average of 420 bbl/d. Whiting bought its 58,833-net-acre Foreman Butte position from Oasis Petroleum for $130 million in June 2018. The company credits its initial success in the area with its Gen 5...
Sep 03, 2019
BS - Regional Highlights - September 3, 2019
The EIA projects that Bakken production will rise by 3,000 bo/d and 12 MMcf/d sequentially in September to 1.436 MMbo/d and 2.954 Bcf/d. There are 675 DUCs in the Bakken as of July, down by 18 compared to June.According to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, June oil production averaged a record 1.42 MMbo/d, up by 29,977 bo/d compared to May. Natural gas output also reached a new high of ~2.88 Bcf/d, up 57.2 MMcf/d...
Sep 03, 2019
BS - Continental Resources Highlights - September 3, 2019
Sixty miles from Continental Resources’ core acreage lies the company’s first completion in Richland County, Montana, since 2015. The Baird Federal #2-34H flowed an initial 24-hour rate of 1,680 boe/d (90% oil) from the Middle Bakken, according to the company. The stepout well is outperforming legacy offsets by 100% at 120 days. The Baird well was one of three strategic stepouts (along with a well apiece in Williams and Billings counties, North Dakota) announced in Q1 that have outperformed...
Sep 03, 2019
BS - Encana Highlights - September 3, 2019
While EnCana’s three core growth plays are the Montney in Canada and the STACK and Permian in the US, the company has other highquality assets to which it continues to deploy capital. CEO Doug Suttles said this about the Bakken, Eagle Ford and to some extent the Duvernay: “These are areas which are not growth assets because of the size of them, but they’re very high quality. They’re very oily. They have very high margins and, where we do deploy capital, very high returns. And they play an...
Sep 03, 2019
BS -Hess sees improved IPs and EURs with plug & perf transition - August 13,2019
With its shift to plug-and-perf from sliding-sleeve completions, Hess is seeing improved well results. Initial 180-day rates are up 15%, and EURs are up an estimated 10-15% to ~1 MMboe. The company drilled 39 new wells, completed 45 and brought 39 online in the Bakken during Q2. Initial flowrates have been released for 36 of the wells, excluding the AN-Bohmbach153-94-2734H-8, at an average 3,148 boe/d (83% oil) from 9,407-ft effective laterals, or 335 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft. Located...
Aug 13, 2019
BS - Regional Highlights - August 13, 2019
1The EIA projects that Bakken production will rise by 7,000 bo/d and 16 MMcf/d sequentially in August to 1.44 MMbo/d and 3.015 Bcf/d.There are 694 DUCs in the Bakken as of June, down by 15 compared to...
Aug 13, 2019
BS - WPX Energy Highlights - August 13, 2019
WPX Energy completed 12 Williston Basin wells in Q2, predominantly with 2-mile laterals. Seven wells targeted the Three Forks, and five tapped the Bakken. Production averaged 63,000 boe/d, up 25% YOY. Across its entire portfolio, WPX produced 159,600 boe/d (79% liquids), up 28% YOY. Based on strong execution and an expectation of continued momentum through year’s end, WPX is raising full-year 2019 guidance by 5% for total volumes to 160,000-165,000 boe/d and 4% for oil to 96,000-100,000...
Aug 13, 2019
BS - Northern Oil & Gas Highlights - August 13, 2019
Northern Oil & Gas has agreed to or completed 40 acquisitions in Q2 and Q3 to date as part of its “ground game” acquisition strategy, which it describes as “regular acquisition activity excluding larger, separately announced deals.” Through these 40 purchases, Northern is adding 6,325 net acres, 0.2 net producing wells and 6.1 net wells in process. Expected pro forma net production from the assets in Q2 is 30 boe/d, rising to 1,150 boe/d in...
Aug 13, 2019
BS - Cody Exploration Highlights - August 13, 2019
Cody Exploration is marketing 7,145 net acres in Roosevelt County, Montana. The Williston Basin assets have an average two-year primary term expiration and two-year option. The operated assets hold 10.8 MMboe of Bakken reserves with additional resource potential in the Three Forks. There is substantial upside with 62 drilling locations quantified in the Middle Bakken across 13 potential drilling spacing units on 1,280-acre...
Aug 13, 2019

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