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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 - Continental unveils large-scale wine-rack development - August 2019
Much like its Project SpringBoard in Oklahoma’s SCOOP play, Continental Resources has launched a large-sale, high-impact oil project in the Williston Basin. Named Long Creek, the project covers 6,400 contiguous acres (87% WI) in Williams County on the border with McKenzie County, North Dakota. Continental envisions drilling 56 new wells on the project, half targeting the Middle Bakken and half the Three Forks First Bench, adding to five existing producers. The wells will be arranged in rows to...
Aug 13, 2019
BS -Hess sees improved IPs and EURs with plug & perf transition - August 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
The 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
BS - Caliber Midstream Highlights - August 13, 2019
Caliber Midstream acquired the North Dakota assets previously owned by American Midstream Partners. The assets include a FERC-regulated oil gathering and transportation system consisting of a 47-mile pipeline and related facilities with the ability to transport crude to the Tesoro High Plains pipeline and the Energy Transfer Dakota Access...
Aug 13, 2019
BS - Marathon horizontal gushes 11,172 boe/d in Mountrail Co. - July 23, 2019
Marathon Oil’s quest for excellence in the Williston Basin has yet again delivered a record rate for the company, but this time it’s in Mountrail County, North Dakota. The Driftwood USA #41-17H at Reunion Bay field was completed with a 9,783-ft effective lateral using 8.5 MMlb of proppant. During a 24-hour test, the well delivering an IP of 11,172 boe/d (86% oil), or 1,142 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft, from the Middle Bakken. Marathon’s top five wells by IP24 have come from Reunion Bay. The other...
Jul 23, 2019
BS - Bruin’s initial Williams County pad highlights area’s potential - July 23, 2019
Privately held Bruin E&P recently completed its first six wells in Williams County, North Dakota, the company told Drillinginfo. The wells were drilled on a single pad, with five targeting the Middle Bakken and one in the Three Forks. Five of the wells sported 2-mile lateral sections while one measured 3 miles, and proppant loads averaged 1,500 lbs per ft. The results were stellar, with initial 24-hour rates averaging 3,100 boe/d. The Borrud 156-101-1B-12-2H delivered a standout rate, flowing...
Jul 23, 2019
BS - Regional Highlights - July 23, 2019
The 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 May. North Dakota’s oil production grew a modest 800 bo/d sequentially to 1.39 MMbo/d in May. Natural gas production was down slightly to 2.82 Bcf/d as companies waited for more gas infrastructure to be added, such as more processing plants and Oneok’s Elk Creek pipeline. Gas...
Jul 23, 2019

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