Hard-extracted reserves, unconventional hydrocarbon sources
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Yakutseni V.P.
Article # 19_2013 submitted on 05/15/2013 displayed on website on 06/10/2013
28 p.
pdf  Bakken Formation: geology, development history and petroleum potential
The Upper Devonian and Lower Mississipian unconventional (continuous) oil resource – Bakken Formation, one of the most distinctive stratigraphic sequences in the Williston Basin (underlying parts of Montana, North Dakota, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) in USA and Canada is investigated. The geological and geochemical characteristics of the Bakken-Lodgepole section and its petroleum system are discussed. The development history of Bakken Formation is outlined. The production rate from tight reservoirs of Bakken Formation has increased significantly due to the implementation of new horizontal drilling technology with multy-stage formation hydraulic fracturing.

Key words: tight reservoir, petroleum potential, horizontal drilling, petroleum system, shale, Bakken Formation.
article citation Prishchepa O.M., Averyanova O.Yu., Vysotskiy V.I., Morariu D. Formatsiya Bakken: geologiya, neftegazonosnost' i istoriya razrabotki [Bakken Formation: geology, development history and petroleum potential ]. Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika, 2013, vol. 8, no. 2, available at: http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/9/19_2013.pdf
DOI https://doi.org/10.17353/2070-5379/19_2013
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