Oasis Petroleum Is Testing Bakken & Three Forks Well Spacing

Oasis, Continental and Others Looking to Determine Optimal Well Spacing in the Region
Bakken & Three Forks Well Spacing Tests

Bakken & Three Forks Well Spacing Tests | Click to Enlarge

Oasis Petroleum believes the company can drill four Middle Bakken and four Three Forks wells on each 1,280-acre unit, but the future might be more dense drilling than they currently suggest.

Oasis is testing up to seven wells per formation in the Bakken and the first bench of the Three Forks (TFS 1).

The company also notes that other operators are testing as many as eight wells per formation in the Middle Bakken and Three Forks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd benches.

Watch for results over the next few months to determine how many wells can be drilled in the Bakken and the Three Forks’ first bench. It will probably be late next year before we know how many wells can be drilled targeting the lower Three Forks intervals.

Oasis and Continetnal Resources have the most downspacing pilots being tested, but we’ll see results from Kodiak and Whiting as well.

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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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