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The EERC debuted the fourth edition of the Bakken map, “Regional Drilling Activity in the Bakken Petroleum System,” at the 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference (WBPC) in May. The 2-ft × 3-ft map displays regional drilling activity in the Bakken system in western North Dakota and portions of Montana and Saskatchewan.

First launched in 2011, the map has been updated yearly. The EERC accumulated a great degree of knowledge regarding the Bakken system through the EERC’s oil and gas programs.

The map illustrates where activity occurred in 2013 and the magnitude of that activity. This edition also features past Bakken petroleum system wells and locations of gas-processing plants.

Each year, the map has included a graphical representation of a relevant focus topic. This year the focus is on high-density infill drilling. Infill drilling optimizes and maximizes the economic returns and estimated ultimate recoveries of oil and gas in the region. The locations of select high-density well pads are called out.

Designed and produced by the EERC in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, the North Dakota Petroleum Council, and support from 22 industry sponsors, the Bakken map has become a staple among the oil and gas industry and has proven to be a valuable resource for those with a stake in North Dakota’s oil boom.

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