High-volume Bakken Discovery: 8.702 Mbbl Of Oil, 10.023 MMcf/d.

Drilling Activity Details


United States

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#14-23H Whitebody-USA
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Drilling Activity Summary


According to IHS Markit, a Reunion Bay Field-Bakken discovery—the highest producing Bakken well to date—was announced by Marathon Oil Corp. The #14-23H Whitebody-USA initially flowed 8.702 Mbbl of 41-degree-gravity oil, 10.023 MMcf of gas and 5.818 Mbbl of water per day. The extended-reach well is on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Section 22-151-94w, McKenzie County, N.D. Production is from a horizontal Middle Bakken lateral extending from 11,017 ft eastward to 23,630 ft. It bottomed in Section 19-151n-93w under the Missouri River and the true vertical depth is 10,706 ft. It was tested on a 64/64-in. choke following 57-stage fracturing between 11,114 and 23,499 ft with a flowing casing pressure of 2,150 psi. Marathon’s headquarters are in Houston.