The Bakken Oil Blog
We launched BakkenBlog when only a few wells produced Bakken oil in northwestern North Dakota. Then, in 2007, ‘The Bakken’ was little known beyond Mountrail County.
Now, almost 12 years later, development of the Bakken (BAH-ken) and Three Forks oil/gas formations—underlying much of western North Dakota plus broad areas of Montana and Saskatchewan—not only has dramatically altered local economies but has also rewritten the nation’s energy situation.
We continue reporting Bakken matters with regular updates and coverage of news, views, events, weather, and permitting reports.
For the most recent news of the Bakken and related energy matters, follow our Twitter feed: @bakkenblog
Drilling permits issued
12 September 19
13 North Dakota drilling permits
approved week ending Sept 6
Video: Fracking process
Drilling Index: New Oil & Gas Production Capacity
Guide to finding a job and working
in North Dakota's oilfields
by Job Service North Dakota