Enhanced Completions Well Downspacing Keep the Bakken Pumping

Enhanced Completions Well Downspacing Keep the Bakken Pumping

  • Products Id :- GDGE0107MAR
  • |
  • Pages: 47
  • |
  • |
  • |
  Request for Sample Report
  Request A Quote

Executive Summary

Enhanced Completions and Well Downspacing Keep the Bakken Pumping

Though oil prices continue to slowly creep upward, operators are still wary of shale economics. In lieu of expanding operations, companies are consolidating and innovating: turning to already de-risked acreage and heavily focusing on downspacing and improving well performance in core areas. Enhanced completion methods, longer laterals, more proppant, and new targets in the Lower Three Forks are increasing recovery rates and generating wells with impressive economies.


Report provides information and insight on

How production and development in the Bakken has behaved subsequent to the oil price crash

Advancements in completion techniques are their contribution and effect on the IP rates and EUR of newer wells

Capital budgets of major players in the Bakken play and their plans going forward in 2015

Rig and permit counts and expected trends of these metrics throughout 2015

Reasons To Buy

Improved completion and drilling methods and their effect on well efficiency and performance

The geology of the Bakken play and the formations which constitute it

Expected company behavior through 2015 and 2016

How the Bakken endured and continues to endure the low price environment and the measures operators are taking to keep producing

Downspacing operations and how they affect Bakken production and productivity per acre

Read More

Contact Us:
Ken Research
Ankur Gupta, Head Marketing & Communications


1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2

1.1 List of Tables 4

1.2 List of Figures 5

2 Key Points 6

3 Introduction 7

4 Geology 9

5 Acreage 11

6 Deals 13

7 Top Operators: 14

7.1 Continental 14

7.2 ConocoPhillips 15

7.3 Enerplus 15

7.4 EOG 16

7.5 Whiting 16

8 Active Counties 18

9 Productivity 19

10 Well Cost 22

11 Well Completion and Configuration 24

12 Rig Counts 26

13 Break-even Costs 28

14 Permit Activity 30

15 EUR 33

16 Capital Expense Forecast 34

17 Contracts 36

18 Projected Rig Counts 39

19 Crude Oil Production Forecast 41

20 Other Operators 43

21 Appendix 45

21.1 Abbreviations 45

21.2 Methodology 45

21.2.1 Coverage 45

21.2.2 Secondary Research 46

21.3 Disclaimer 46

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Bakken IP30 Rates by County 8

Figure 2: Bakken Acreage by Company (net) 11

Figure 3: EUR by County and Company 14

Figure 4: Active Well Count by Company 18

Figure 5: Bakken Oil Production (2014) 20

Figure 6: Natural Gas Production (2014) 21

Figure 7: Average Well Cost 23

Figure 8: Break-even Prices by County 28

Figure 9: Break-even Prices by Company 29

Figure 10: Horizontal Drilling Permits, Jan-June 2015 31

Figure 11: Average EUR per Well 33

Figure 12: Bakken Production (bd) 42

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Geological Characteristics of Bakken TPS Units 10

Table 2: Notable Deals 13

Table 3: Bakken Well Design and Cost Estimations 24

Table 4: Bakken Well Configurations 25

Table 5: Horizontal Rig Count by County 26

Table 6: Percentage Rig Count Loss by County (%) 27

Table 7: Development Drilling Permits by Company and County 32

Table 8: Capital Budget 34

Table 9: Contracts Awarded in the Bakken 36

Table 10: Gas Processing Facilities 37

Table 11: Pipelines 38

Table 12: Projected Rig Counts 39

Table 13: Other Companies 43

Single User License:
Report can be used by individual purchaser only

Site License:
Report can be shared by unlimited users within one corporate location, e.g. a regional office

Corporate User License:
Report can be shared globally by unlimited users within the purchasing corporation e.g. all employees of a single company

To know more information on Purchase by Section, please send a mail to sales [@] kenresearch.com






select a license

Single User License
USD 1500 INR 101985
Site License
USD 3000 INR 203970
Corporate User License
USD 4500 INR 305955



Well structured, the insights they shared with us were very helpful and reliable. Their timely assistance make their services invaluable to us. I would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again in the future if needed...

The report sent to us was on the point, and its information was quite extensive, well structured, and well researched. More importantly what we valued was your response time and professionalism. As a leading global consulting firm, our clients expect high quality deliverables in short periods of time, so a reliable research partner is essential. For the price that you have charged the quality of your services were exceptional. We look forward to continue our relationship with your team on future engagements....

This is with regards to your report on India PVC pipes and fitting market outlook industry outlook to 2019. This is a very well written report and accept my compliments on the same.... ...

I am pleased to see the very useful and productive information in the report..Very well structured great presentation reflect professionalism in your research studies....

While we still are studying and analysing your reports about Vietnam & Thailand, we would like to convey to your research team that they have done a very good job in compiling so much of information together. We hope to see more of such well researched reports. All the best & keep it up. ...

Ken Research Pvt. Ltd. Unit 14, Tower B3, Spaze I Tech Business Park, Sohna Road, sector 49
     Gurgaon, Haryana - 122001, India


Company Brochure

Engage with Us

sales [@] kenresearch.com