U.S. tight rock oil production exceeded 9 million barrels per day in March, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The story began 20 years ago in Richland County, Mont., with a prospector, two wildcatters, Halliburton and a bold venture: land a lateral in the middle Bakken—and frac it.
The country aims to manage its burgeoning oil sector responsibly, while attracting further investment and funding needed for infrastructure projects and services.
The Brulpadda well encountered 57 m of net gas condensate in Lower Cretaceous reservoirs. The well was extended to a final depth of 3,633 m and has also been successful.