North Dakota oil production tops 1M barrels/day

North Dakota, home to the Bakken shale formation, is now the fourth state in U.S. history to produce more than 1M bbl/day of oil, as the state's Department of Mineral Resources reports output rose 2.5% in April from March to just above 1M bbl/day.

North Dakota now produces more than 12% of all U.S. oil and more than 1% of global production - unimaginable just a decade ago

Texas, California and Alaska previously have crossed the million-barrel mark; of the three, only Texas remains above it, at almost 3M bbl/day.

Among Bakken producers: CLR, EOG, KOG, WLL, HES, OAS, NOG, EOX, MRO.

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  • Michael Bryant
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    And (SLCA), as they make propellant for the fracking industry.
    18 Jun 2014, 12:37 PM Reply Like
  • Upstreamer
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    btw, nice, detailed, open profile.
    18 Jun 2014, 04:54 PM Reply Like
  • tgleason
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    I am a semi retired sales guy that manages his own investments. My comment, why is Lynn Energy not listed as a Bakken producer?


    Thank you,


    18 Jun 2014, 01:07 PM Reply Like
  • jim8millar
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    Or HK for that matter.
    18 Jun 2014, 01:29 PM Reply Like
  • Mike Maher
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    Amazing the level of production growth. Horizontal drilling and fracking are changing the global economy, and there are still decades of growth ahead. American ingenuity never ceases to amaze!
    18 Jun 2014, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Phillips
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    Know what stinks about all of that upside? Our nitwit president gets credit for being in office when it all happened.
    18 Jun 2014, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • Thomascb
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    19 Jun 2014, 09:01 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Phillips
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    He hasn't been a friend to the E&P business but he's happy to take credit for all the jobs and wealth they've created.
    19 Jun 2014, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • User 353732
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    Just 5 years ago USGS sneered at the potential of the Bakken/TF and Big Oil was skeptical. It is entirely because of the vision, determination and audacity of independent E&P companies and their vendors and the support of the state government that ND is now of global importance in liquids production.
    Given the stacked and still fairly unknown nature of the resource, ND will be a growing producer for at least the rest of this decade.
    18 Jun 2014, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Bryant
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    And technology. Without advances in horizontal drilling, this all wouldn't be possible.
    18 Jun 2014, 05:12 PM Reply Like
  • delano59
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    Tiber ,Gulf of Mexico ,35,000 ft drilled (under salt) -under Louann salt- 6 billion barrels!
    BP Macondo , east of Tiber -18,000 ft (in Louann salt) blew out due to high pressure and the inability to control the pressure. These are our oil wells that will make the United States independent , NOT "fracking" in North Dakota and destroying water acquifiers in the state.
    If the wells are deep enough like the Jay fields of Alamba/Florida panhandle at 8,000 to 15,000 feet fracking is safe. Senator R------- from Florida has it right. Fracking in South Florida ,in the Sunnyland fields is dangerous to florida's natural beauty , it's air and water and is dangerous. There is no Louann salt in the Sunnyland fields-it is dangerous and not worthy of intensive drilling and fracking.
    The Louann salt formed by heated salt water from the Jurrasic inland ocean in North America , rising up through cold water and the "single layer of salt that percipatates is the pure salt of the Louann salt, the mother of all salt" , and it surrounds the Entire Gulf. We receive our imports of oil from Mexico's bay of Campeeche louann salt,and my guess is that these oil reservoirs surround the entire Gulf of Mexico.
    I have a viable alternative to the incorrect, nonsense called Plate Tectonics that allows me to draw upon my 40 years of research and tell companies where the oil reservoirs are and where they are not. Call me for a discussion of how a 10 percent success rate for wildcat wells is rediculous. If your doctor was right only 10 percent of the time , you would be dead!
    Delano's Discovery
    John Delano -38 old sylvan lake road, hopewell junction, NY 12533
    24 Jun 2014, 04:20 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Phillips
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    Is your theory something along the lines of abiotic oil?
    24 Jun 2014, 10:13 PM Reply Like
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