Bakken Shale witnessed a decrease of 2.53% in total oil and gas production to 15,56,961.6 boe/d in December 2021 when compared with the previous month, according to GlobalData’s USL48 database.
The oil and gas production in Bakken declined 7.93% in December 2021 from 16,91,048.95 boe/d in December 2020. On a YTD basis, the total oil and gas production in the play decreased by 3.53% from the same period in 2020.
In Bakken, oil production declined 2.72% in December 2021 as compared with the previous month, while gas production decreased by 2.13% to 2,954.34 mmcf/d.
On a YTD basis, oil production in the play decreased by 7.98% in 2021 when compared with the same period in 2020, while gas production rose by 7.7%. Out of the total oil and gas production in December 2021, oil held a 67.28% share, while gas had a 32.71% share.
In Bakken, Continental Resources emerged as the largest oil and gas producer, recording a total oil and gas production at 2,62,867.17 boe/d in December 2021, an increase of 9.22% from the previous month. The company held a 16.41% share in oil production and 17.86% share in gas production in December 2021.
On a YTD basis, the company registered a 6.06% increase in total oil and gas production from the same period in 2020.
Compared with other counties within Bakken Shale, Mckenzie county recorded the highest oil and gas production, holding a 39.23% share in December 2021. The county witnessed a 6.37% decrease in production to 6,10,852.66 boe/d in December 2021 when compared with the previous month.
On a YTD basis, it registered a decline of 2.89% in total production from the same period in 2020.
All publicly announced wells data are included in this analysis, which is drawn from GlobalData’s USL48 database that provides insights into oil and gas permits and wells as disclosed by state ministry sites.
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