Originally thought to be a deeper layer of the Bakken, the Three Forks emerged as a drilling target in its own right after Continental Resources demonstrated that it was a separate reservoir during a well test in 2009. The company's Mathistad 2-35H well was completed into the Middle Bakken and realised initial production rates four times that of a flowing companion well, Mathistad 1-35H, drilled 50 feet below into the Upper Three Forks. This differential was confirmation that new reservoir...
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Crude from the Three Forks and the Bakken is abundant and high quality; however, there is limited local demand for the crude and NGLs produced in the region. Without local demand, the main consideration for operators in the play is getting their product out of the Williston Basin and into higher demand centres.
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Labour and local constraints
Drilling and completion
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