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Bakken Scout

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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 - WPX’s well-oiled Williston machine keeps delivering results - April 2019
Expanding outside of its Williston Basin core, WPX Energy is moving rigs to a southern, less-developed portion of its acreage. Strong initial results give the company confidence that it can continue to deliver the same level of performance as it drills outside of its best areas. During 2018, WPX brought online 60 wells in the basin, including 18 in Q4. Twelve of the Q4 wells reached 24-hour peak rates exceeding 3,000 boe/d. Notably, the Lead Woman 23-14UL flowed a peak of 4,515 boe/d...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Oasis’ Williston position fueling company-wide growth - April 2019
While Oasis Petroleum has expanded its portfolio outside of the Williston Basin by adding Permian assets, the Williston is still the company’s focus. For 2019, Oasis has allocated 75% of its $540-560 million capex to the basin; the overall budget is down 40% YOY so that the company will be free cash flow positive at $50 WTI. Oasis plans to complete 70 wells in the Williston this year, with working interests averaging 65%. During 2018, Oasis increased its guidance twice and full-year...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Regional Highlights - April 09, 2019
According to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, the state’s oil production was relatively flat in January, averaging 1.4 MMbo/d. Gas output hit a new record of 2.7 Bcf/d, up 2.6% from the previous month. Of the gas volumes, 2.2 Bcf/d was captures, with state-wide flaring activity flat at 19%. Because of harsh winter weather in February, Director Lynn Helms expects oil production to be “real ugly” for that...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Seaport Global Highlights - April 09, 2019
According to Seaport Global Securities, interested has been strong for the assets Abraxas Petroleum is marketing in the Bakken. The company has presented to multiple interested parties, and bids are due next week. Abraxas will use proceeds to pay off current debt and possibly fund share buybacks to support acceleration in the Delaware...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Enerplus Highlights - April 09, 2019
Enerplus is marketing its assets in Montana’s Elm Coulee area, with BMO Capital Markets as financial advisor. The assets cover ~54,000 net acres that are more than 90% HBP. Expected June production would be 2,684 boe/d (72% oil). There is substantial OOIP, with additional recovery potential from infill wells, refracs and enhanced oil recovery. is marketing its assets in Montana’s Elm Coulee area, with BMO Capital Markets as financial advisor. The assets cover ~54,000 net acres that are more...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Peregrine Energy Highlights - April 09, 2019
Peregrine Energy Partners agreed to acquire royalty interests in Williams County, North Dakota, operated by Zavanna. The transaction includes royalty interests in producing and non-producing oil and gas wells. The price was not...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Empire Petroleum Highlights - April 09, 2019
Empire Petroleum acquired producing oil and gas assets in Billings, Bottineau, Bowman, Burke, McHenry, McKenzie, Mountrail, Renville, Stark and Williams counties, North Dakota, and Richland and Sheridan counties, Montana. The assets cover 20,700 net acres and produce 355 bbl/d from 183 wells. The deal closed March...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Targa Resources Highlights - April 09, 2019
Targa Resources closed the sale of a 45% interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of its assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion...
Apr 09, 2019
BS - Kraken scores IP24 record in Richland County - March 2019
During 2H18, Kraken Oil & Gas completed an industry-record horizontal rate for Richland County, Montana, according to state data. Its Rowin 17-8 #1H was drilled into the Bakken with a ~10,000-ft lateral and tested an initial 24-hour rate of 1,818 boe/d (94% oil). Kraken has recently reported 10 Williston Basin completions to state agencies: two in Richland County with IP24s averaging 1,641 boe/d (88% oil), three in Roosevelt County averaging 1,017 boe/d (90% oil) and five in...
Mar 19, 2019
BS - Regional Highlights - March 19, 2019
The EIA projects Bakken production will sequentially rise 17,000 bo/d and 18 MMcf/d in April to an average of 1.458 MMbo/d and 2.819 Bcf/d. There are 723 DUCs in the Bakken as of February, up by one compared with...
Mar 19, 2019

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