North Dakota: Bakken-Three Forks buoys Brigham

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 28
-- Brigham Exploration Co., Austin, said it has completed 49 consecutive long-lateral, high frac stage Bakken and Three Forks wells in the Williston basin in North Dakota.

The company replaced 14 times its estimated 2010 production. It is running five operated rigs in the Rough Rider area and two at Ross. An eighth rig is expected in May 2011, and the company is seeking more rigs.

Four long-lateral, high frac stage Bakken wells in McKenzie and Williams counties had early 24-hr peak flow rates of 1,936-3,240 b/d of oil and 860 Mcfd to 4.74 MMcfd of gas after 30-38 frac stages.

The company expects to add fracture stimulation capacity by mid-April, when it estimates it that 8 wells/month will be fracture stimulated and brought on production.

The firm estimated that it has drilled 7% of the core derisked locations on its 205,600 net acres assuming four-well spacing per producing horizon.

Related Articles

Dakota Gold to develop Bakken-Three Forks crude terminal

08/27/2014 Dakota Gold Transfer-Plaza LLC plans to develop a crude oil transload terminal in Mountrail County, ND. Sited on 350 acres in the eastern section o...

TSB report outlines ‘multitude of factors’ behind Lac-Megantic train derailment

08/20/2014 A multitude of factors led to July 6 derailment of a runaway train in Lac Megantic, Que., carrying 72 carloads of Bakken crude oil bound for Irving...

Companies plan to connect Pioneer Rail terminal, Bakken gathering line

08/19/2014 Dakota Plains Holdings Inc., Wayzata, Minn., and Hiland Partners LP unit Hiland Crude LLC reported signing an interconnection agreement that will l...

North Dakota prepares to restrict oil production for operators that fail to meet Bakken flaring targets

08/13/2014 Operators that fail to comply with North Dakota's flaring reduction targets in the Bakken shale may soon be compelled to curtail production from we...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected