Experts Examine Well Spacing, Other Variables’ Impact On Bakken Production

Predictive production modeling shows which variables influence production the most for parent and child wells.

An oil rig is shown near the Williston, North Dakota. (Source: Tom Reichner/

An oil rig is shown near the Williston, North Dakota. (Source: Tom Reichner/

Ever wonder what impact well spacing and other variables such as fluid and proppant loads, water cut or resistivity could have on the EUR of oil when it comes to parent vs. child wells?

Drillinginfo tackled the topic during a recent webinar, using as example about 1,500 wells of varying age in a densely drilled section of North Dakota’s Williston Basin. The area in Mountrail County essentially has only child locations, particularly more-impacted child well locations, left.

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers energy with a focus on renewables.