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July 28, 2020updated 14 Mar 2022 11:00am

Bakken Shale play witnesses substantial drop in production after Covid-19 pandemic

By Agne Suipyte

GlobalData’s latest report, Bakken Shale in the US, 2020 – Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Outlook to 2022′, says that the Bakken Shale play is expected to observe average crude production of 1.1 million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2020. In 2019, it averaged over 1.4 mmbd, which made up almost 17% of the total US oil production.

The oil price drop due to the Covid-19 pandemic has shaken up activity in the Bakken region. The main drivers in the decrease in production are the shutting in of producing wells and the decrease in drilling activity in this region.

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