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Frac Design Optimizes Bakken Wells

01 Sep 2008

BILLINGS, MT.–The Middle Bakken play of the Williston Basin has generated significant interest, with more than 45 companies completing wells in North Dakota and Montana. However, no industry consensus has yet emerged regarding the optimal drilling and stimulation strategies.

An analysis was undertaken to examine the production histories of wells completed with different strategies to determine the best industry practices, as well as several lessons learned during the stimulation and  operation of horizontal laterals completed in the Middle Bakken in North Dakota and Montana.

Author(s): Monte R. Besler



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