About the Course
AAPG E-Symposium Series. The Mississippian-Devonian Bakken Petroleum System of the Williston Basin is characterized by low-porosity and permeability reservoirs, organic-rich source rocks, and regional hydrocarbon charge. Previous workers have described significant Bakken source rock potential and estimates of oil generated from the petroleum system range from 10 to 400 billion barrels. The USGS (2008) mean technologically recoverable resource estimates for the Bakken Formation are 3.65 billion barrels of oil, 1.85 trillion cubic ft of associated/dissolved natural gas, and 148 million barrels of natural gas liquids.
You will learn:
- the Bakken Petroleum system
- Bakken source beds
- Horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracture stimulations that are applied to both the Bakken and upper Three Forks
- An estimate of recoverable oil from the petroleum system
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