Recent noteworthy developments caused increased levels of attention for the Bakken and Three Forks play. Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is now in-service, and along with it comes the expectation of a more competitive market for Bakken crude. Enhanced completions are the new normal, and year-on-year productivity gains are evident. But have these changes been substantial enough to make a difference? And perhaps more importantly, does this mature play have enough running room to regain some of the industry's attention? In this updated key play report we share our view on production outlook, review the impact of DAPL, analyse the relationship between enhanced completions, high-grading and productivity gains, compare different operators' positions and more.