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Bakken tight oil unconventional play



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Report summary

Tight oil from the Bakken accounts for more than 10% of US daily oil production.  The play was one of the country's first commercial tight oil plays and quickly became a highly sought-after asset.  As such, entry opportunities are severely constrained.  Wood Mackenzie estimates that potential recoverable oil volumes from the Bakken Petroleum System are on the scale of thirteen billion barrels; however, capitalising on this potential will be extremely challenging for non-incumbent...

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    Data Summary Bakken.xls

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  • Document

    Data Summary TFS.xls

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    Bakken and Three Forks tight oil unconventional play

    PDF 5.57 MB

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Tables and charts

This report includes 20 images and tables including:


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Three Forks geology
  • Key Bakken Rail Export Projects
  • Bakken economics
  • Three Forks economics
  • Bakken resource table
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Reserves and resources: Table 3
  • Reserves and resources: Table 4
  • Infrastructure: Table 2


  • Company positions
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Bakken type well cash flow
  • Economic analysis: Image 3
  • Three Forks type well cash flow
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Location maps: Image 3
  • Location maps: Image 4
  • Key companies: Image 1

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