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Three Forks tight oil unconventional play

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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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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

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This report includes 14 images and tables including:


  • Three Forks Sub-Play Areas
  • Location maps: Image 2
  • Position of Key Companies
  • Location maps: Image 3
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Type Well Cash Flow


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Three Forks Geological Characteristics
  • Key Bakken Rail Export Projects
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Three Forks economics
  • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Resource/Reserve Assumptions
  • Infrastructure: Table 2

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