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Bakken, Three Forks largest continuous US oil accumulation

Stephanie B. Gaswirth Kristen R. Marra The recent reversal of the declining trend of US oil production is largely due to production from unconventional or “continuous” low-permeability reservoirs by use of multistage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal legs of exploration wells. The US currently produces about 7.4 million bo/d, and the increasing trend in domestic production has led to speculation that ...

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Dig a little deeper in the Bakken and find Three Forks

Three forks shale

Marketwatch.com One year ago, I wrote this story, asking—could the Bakken ever hit 1 million barrels of oil per day (bopd) production? Well, now the Market is asking—when (not if) will it hit 2 million? A massive, 76-page report from Goldman Sachs from late September suggests 2023—that’s another TEN YEARS of growth—with the biggest growth year being next year, in ...

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