Bakken, Three Forks largest continuous US oil accumulation
The recent reversal of the declining trend of US oil production is largely due to production from unconventional or "continuous" low-permeability reservoirs by use of multistage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal legs of exploration wells. The US currently produces about 7.4 million bo/d, and the increasing trend in domestic production has led to speculation that the US could become energy independent in oil in the near future.
The US still imports an additional 11 million bo/d to meet consumption requirements).1 Critical to the discussion of energy independence are estimates of resources contained in low-porosity and low-permeability (or "tight") continuous oil and gas accumulations, which have formed a critical component of national energy policies in recent years.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Bakken, Three Forks largest continuous US oil accumulation|
|Series title||Oil & Gas Journal|
|Publisher location||Tulsa, OK|
|Contributing office(s)||Central Energy Resources Science Center|
|State||Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming|
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