Basin-Leading ResultsBakken, North Dakota
About the PlayBakken
Oil was first discovered on Henry Bakken’s land in 1951, but it wasn’t until the past decade that technology advances turned the basin into one of the country’s largest oil production regions. With more than ten years of experience in the Bakken, we’re focused on the high-return Myrmidon area, and building on the success from our high-intensity completions that generated basin-leading well results in 2016.
At year-end 2016, Marathon Oil held approximately 270,000 net acres in the Bakken. Our acreage is located primarily within the established Williston Basin in Dunn, Hettinger, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Slope and Williams counties in North Dakota.
Latest Activity3Q 2017
Our production in the Bakken in North Dakota averaged 59,000 net boed in 3Q, up 20% compared to 2Q. We brought 20 gross Company-operated wells to sales in 3Q, including eight in West Myrmidon, seven in East Myrmidon and five in Hector, all of which demonstrated strong early results. Enhanced completion design trials in the Company's 115,000-acre Hector area continued to exceed expectations. This includes the Clarice Middle Bakken well in the Hector area that set an industry record for the best 30-day oil rate in the Williston Basin with 2,785 barrels of oil per day.
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Using Best PracticesHydraulic Fracturing
In combination with advanced horizontal drilling technology, fracking makes it possible to develop oil and gas resources that were previously inaccessible.
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