Play-by-play reserves Continental Resources has usefully disclosed its booked 2011 and 2012 yearend proved reserves for the Bakken and some other plays—in addition to corporate-wide data (OGJ Online, Jan. 23, 2013). Year-by-year estimates of proved reserves, timely compiled for major plays, would enhance appreciation of industry performance in the United States. Individually, collectively, or through the Energy Information Administration, leading operators should consider putting more such data—by play—in the public domain. David Jonas Bardin Washington, DC EDITOR'S NOTE: The writer is author of an article on enhancing information about oil and gas resources that appeared in the Nov. 5, 2...

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