While drilling activity has been drop-ping substantially since early 2015, production has seen a less drastic, steady decline of approximately 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d) through-out 2016, with average total Bakken production slumping to 1,200 Mboe/d. At press time, Bakken output was 972 Mboe/d. Sinking legacy production, coupled with fewer new wells coming online, accounts for the declines the play experienced in 2016.

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