Three Forks Formation Below the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could be huge Increase in Reserves

by Jeffrey Gordon on

OIL AND GAS JOURNAL

sst photos 11 19 2011 1153 150x150 Three Forks Formation Below the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could be huge Increase in Reserves

 

Continental Resources recently discussed their results from exploration in the Three Forks formation that lies below the Bakken Formation   in North Dakota in an interview with Oil and Gas Journal Magazine.  This is great news for Continental and other players in the Bakken as the known reserve estimates seem to increase almost monthly.

“In October Continental’s Charlotte 2-22H well in McKenzie County, ND, made 1,140 b/d of oil equivalent on its first 24-hr test as the company’s first horizontal test of a deeper Three Forks bench. The well’s lateral taps the second bench 50 ft below a typical first-bench lateral.

The Charlotte well test “demonstrates that the Three Forks second bench has the potential to add incremental reserves to our estimated 24 billion boe of technically recoverable oil and natural gas in the total Bakken,” Continental said”

 

Read the article here.

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