Whiting Petroleum acquired additional Bakken acreage in North Dakota and Montana, and tested new completion designs in the third quarter.
Whiting is using cemented liners and higher sand volumes in the Missouri Breaks area. One well completed in August using this method and a slick water frack came online at rates approximately 75% better than an offset well.
The method was used again in the Hidden Bench area and yielded results almost 1,000 boe/d better than an offset plug and perf completion. [Read more...]