Enerplus’s US Production Grows With Fort Berthold Bakken Production

Lower Three Forks Could Add Significant Resource
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Enerplus grew U.S. oil production to more than 20,000 boe/d in the second quarter. Production from the Bakken was the primary driver, with volumes growing to 15,000 boe/d from the company’s Fort Berthold assets.

Enerplus invested $78 million drilling 4.7 net wells and bringing 6.1 net wells to production during the second quarter. Service costs and well costs continue to fall. Enerplus has realized savings of 10% compared to its plan at the beginning of 2013.

The company’s Fort Berthold assets are the primary focus of development. Enerplus has drilled 92 wells to date (74 Bakken & 18 Three Forks) and estimates its acreage holds:

  • 6 year drilling inventory or 130 undrilled locations
  • Downspacing potential at 160 acres per well that could add another 150 undrilled locations
  • Potential in the second, third, and fourth benches of the Three Forks.

Read the full Q2 press release at enerplus.com

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at BakkenShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor and a contributor to BakkenShale.com and EagleFordShale.com. His experience includes research and consulting roles where he advised major oil companies. His current life revolves around his wife, two kids, and shale plays. He has been following the Bakken since early 2006. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790

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