The Bakken Oil Blog
We launched BakkenBlog when but a handful of wells produced Bakken oil in northwestern North Dakota. That was 2007 and The Bakken was little known beyond Mountrail County.
Now, 14 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
22 April 2021
10 North Dakota drilling permits
approved week ending April 16
North Dakota Data
Free book (PDF)
, May 11-13, 2021