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Bakken tight oil unconventional play

Bakken tight oil unconventional play

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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Production from unconventional oil and gas resources has had an enormous impact on North America’s recovery from economic recession. The success there has led to a shift in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other countries are investing in the industry in the hope they will reap similar benefits for their economies.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Unconventional Play report provides a detailed analysis of geology, reserves, production and commercial issues, including cost of supply, access and fiscal terms.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use this unconventional play report to get a better understanding of critical issues with this play.

With more than 120 analysts covering 190 proven and emerging unconventional plays, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer detailed analysis on over 98% of global unconventional volumes. Our analysts produce forward-looking analysis, backed by our robust proprietary database of trusted research. Proprietary data means a superior level of analysis that is simply not available anywhere else.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch for
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
    • Bakken timeline
  • Geology
    • Lithology
    • Geochemistry
  • Reserves and resources
    • Bakken resources/reserves build-up
  • Production
    • Gas market
    • Liquids market
  • Infrastructure
    • NGL
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Fiscal terms
    • Environment/regulation
      • Environmental issues
      • Regulation
    • Land access/permitting
      • Terrain
      • Acreage acquisition
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Labour and local constraints
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
    • Drilling and completion
  • Key companies
    • Position of Key Companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Bakken economics
    • Type well annual production

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Bakken Company Positions
    • Location maps: Image 2
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Bakken geological characteristics
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Resource/reserve assumptions
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
    • Key Bakken Rail Export Projects
    • Infrastructure: Table 2
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
    • Key companies: Image 1
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
    • Economic analysis: Image 1
    • Type well cash flow
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