Is the Red Queen outrunning Bakken LTO extraction?

This post is an update on LTO extraction in Bakken based upon published data from the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) as per January 2015. This post also presents a closer look at developments in LTO extracted from the three of the four counties that presently dominates LTO extraction; McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams. With anContinue reading “Is the Red Queen outrunning Bakken LTO extraction?”

Are Mountrail’s Sweet Spots Past Their Prime?

This post is an update on total Light Tight Oil (LTO) extraction from Bakken in North Dakota based upon actual data as of October 2014 from North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC). It further presents a statistical analysis on developments of well productivity with a detailed look at developments in Parshall, Reunion Bay and Sanish. ThereContinue reading “Are Mountrail’s Sweet Spots Past Their Prime?”


In this post I present an update to my previous posts over at The Oil Drum (The Red Queen series) on developments in tight oil production from the Bakken formation in North Dakota with some additional estimates, mainly presented in charts. The expansion is much about the differences between wells capable of producing, actual producingContinue reading “IN BAKKEN (ND) IT IS NOW MOSTLY ABOUT MCKENZIE COUNTY”