Continental has achieved spectacular growth in 2017. The company raised its 2017 production guidance once again as it targets a year end exit rate of between 280 000 boe/d and 290 000 boe/d. This represents 33% growth above Q4 2016 levels. More impressive yet Continental maintains that it has delivered this growth while spending within cash flow. This has been achieved through optimised completions and improved capital efficiency across its portfolio. Bakken DUCs have played a big role.