Lodgepole Scallion zone yields oil in North Dakota

01/18/2010
Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., said an initial test of a horizontally drilled section of Scallion limestone in west-central North Dakota produced at an uneconomic 7-day rate of 65 b/d of oil and 37 Mcfd of associated gas and plans no further drilling at present.Scallion, a lower member of the Lodgepole formation of Mississippian age, lies at 9,500 ft just above the Upper Bakken shale. Continental Resources also tested the Middle Bakken shale in the Traxel 1-31H well in Mercer County, ND, but didn't encounter meaningful oil shows.The company drilled one lateral in each of the two formations and completed the Scallion leg with a multistage plug-perf style frac.The Traxel explorato...
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