North Dakota Geological Survey

 

New postings about the Bakken

2010 DMR Three Forks Assessment
2008 DMR Bakken Assessment
2008 - 2006 USGS Bakken Oil and Gas Assessment
Bakken Formation Reserve Estimates
Bakken Horizontal Wells By Producing Zone

Bakken And Three Forks Information

GI_174

Bakken Sweetspots, Production Statistics, Bounding Pronghorn Facies and Magnetic Anolmalies.   Nordeng, S.H. and LeFever J. A., 2014.   Available in paper poster format $15 or on cd for $5.

GI-171 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Reservoirs of the Bakken Petroleum System: A Core-based Perspective. LeFever, Julie; LeFever, Richard & Nordeng, Stephan, 2013. Available in traditional paper map format for ($15.00 per poster) or on CD with PDF ($5.00).
GI-170 Geotechnical Insights of the Bakken. LeFever, J. A., 2013. Available online.
GI-168 Bakken - Three Forks Percentile Ranked Production (60-90 Days). Nordeng, S. H., 2013. Available in traditional paper map format ($10.00) or on CD with shape files ($25.00). Shape files require GIS or other mapping related software to open.
GI-165 Role of Nomenclature in Pay Zone Definitions, Bakken - Three Forks Formations, ND. LeFever, Julie; LeFever, Richard & Nordeng, Stephan, 2013. Available in traditional paper map format ($25.00), on CD with pdf ($5) or with core analysis data ($25.00).
GI-164 Evaluating Source Rock Maturity Using Multi-Sample Kinetic Parameters from the Bakken Formation (Miss.-Dev.), Williston Basin, ND. Nordeng, Stephan 2013. Available on CD for $5.00 log data & pyrogram data.
GI-149 First 60 - 90 Day Average Bakken Horizontal Production by Well.  Available in paper map format ($20) or download online. Shape files available for $75, shape files require GIS software to open.
RI-109 An Examination of the Factors that Impact Oil Production from the Middle Member of the Bakken Formation in Mountrail County, ND, Nordeng, Stephan H., LeFever, Julie, A., Anderson, Fred J., Bingle-Davis, Marron, Johnson, Eric H., 2010.    Available on CD ($5.00).
RI-108 Correlation Cross-Sections for the Three Forks Formation, North Dakota, LeFever, Richard, D., LeFever, Julie, A., Nordeng, Stephan H., 2009.  Available in paper poster format ($150.00) for set of 9, and on CD ($5.00).
GI-136 Cyclical Sedimentation Patterns of the Bakken Formation, North Dakota:  by Julie A. LeFever, Richard D. LeFever, and Stephan H. Nordeng.  Available in traditional paper map format ($15.00) or on CD ($5.00).
GI-123 First 60 - 90 Day Average Bakken Pool Production by Well: by Stephan H. Nordeng, 2010. Available in traditional paper map format ($10.00) or on CD ($5.00). 
GI-93 Sheet 1: Structural Transect of the Sanish and Parshall Fields, Bakken Formation, Mountrail County, North Dakota– Julie A. LeFever and Stephan H. Nordeng  Sheet 2:  Stratigraphic Transect of the Sanish and Parshall Fields, Bakken Formation, Mountrail County, North Dakota – Julie A. LeFever and Stephan H. Nordeng  Available in paper format ($10.00) per map and on CD ($5.00).
GI-81 A 3D geologic model of the Parshall area, North Dakota:   by Helms, L.D., Nordeng, S.H., LeFever, J.A., Anderson, F.J., 2009.   Available on CD ($25.00).
GI-80 Lineament mapping and analysis in the northeastern Williston Basin: exploration and production trends in the Parshall area, North Dakota: by Anderson, F.J., 2009.   Available online to download.
GI-79 Organic geochemical patterns in the Bakken Source System:  by Nordeng, S.H. And LeFever, J.A., 2009. Available in paper map format ($15.00) or CD ($5.00).
GI-78 Salts as candidates for air storage in the Williston Basin:  by Nordeng, S.H., 2009  Available on CD ($5.00).
GI-77 Lineament Density and Generalized Well Production in the Parshall Area, North Dakota, Anderson, F.J., 2009. Available in paper map format ($10.00) or on CD as pdf ($5.00) or on CD as shape files for ($25.00), shape files require GIS software to open.
GI-76 The Three Forks Formation - North Dakota to Sinclair Field, Manitoba: Julie A. LeFever and Stephan H. Nordeng $15.00 paper poster, $5.00 CD.
GI-75 Three Forks Formation Log to Core Correlation: by Stephan H. Nordeng and Julie A. LeFever, 2009. Available in paper format ($15.00 ) or CD ($5.00).
Correlation Cross Section – Three Forks Formation:   LeFever, Julie A. and Nordeng, Stephan H., 2008, Available in paper format for ($15.00) or CD ($5.00). 
Isopach of the Three Forks Formation:   LeFever, Julie A., 2008.  Available in paper format ($10.00) and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open.
Rock-Eval Data of the Bakken Formation:   LeFever, Julie A., 2008, 6 map series.   Available in paper format ($10.00) per map and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open. Additional sheet 1 Additional sheet 2 Additional sheet 3 Additional sheet 4 Additional sheet 5 Additional sheet 6
GI-62
The Bakken Revisited 2008 Bakken Core Workshop:  LeFever, Julie A. and Nordeng, Stephan H., 2008.  Available on CD ($15.00).
GI-61
Time-Temperature Index of the Bakken Formation in North Dakota:   Nordeng, Stephan H., 2008.  Available in paper format ($10.00) and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open.
GI-59
Structural Contour and Isopach Maps of the Bakken Formation in North Dakota:  by LeFever, Julie A., 2008, 5 map series.   Available in paper format ($10.00) per map and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5
GI-49 Exploration Bakken Formation 2007 RMS AAPGEvolution of Oil Production in the Bakken Formation (Power Point 4 Meg) (PDF 1.8 Meg).
GI-45
Bakken Middle Member lithofacies 3:LeFever, Julie A., 2007, 6 maps in series.    Available in paper map format ($10.00) per map and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open. sheet 1 sheet 2 sheet 3 sheet 4 sheet 5 sheet 6
GI-19
RMS PTTC Workshop ( 56_Meg_PPT)
GI-18
Horizontal Drilling Potential of the Middle Member Bakken.ppt (6_Meg_PPT)
GI-17
Bakken Handout (166_Meg_PDF)
GI-16
The Bakken Play - Technical Problems & Possible Solutions (PPT 60 Meg) (GI-16 PDF 4 Meg)
GI-15
Regina Bakken Talk Power Point (PPT 29 Meg)
GI-14
Williston Basin Correlation Cross-Section - Bakken Formation (PDF 10 Meg)
GI-8
North Dakota Middle Bakken Horizontal Play (PDF 9 Meg)
GI-4
Bakken Middle Member A Core Workshop CD (Zip File 370 Meg) Right click and save to your machine. CD can be purchased for $5.00.
GI-2
Log-to-Core Cross-Section, Middle Member Bakken Formation, North Dakota (PDF Poster 19.4 Meg)
Montana – North Dakota? Middle Member Bakken Play (PowerPoint 4.2 Meg) (PDF 3.3 Meg)
Diagenesis and Fracture Development in the Bakken Formation, Williston Basin (PDF 1.8Meg)
Dysfunctionalism in the Williston Basin: the Bakken/mid-Madison Petroleum System (PDF 19.4 Meg )
Bakken TOCS (PDF 52 Meg)
Petroleum Potential of the Middle Member, Bakken, Williston Basin (PDF 14.02 Meg )

Other Evolving Oil Plays

GI-48 Stratigraphic cross-section of Ratcliffe Interval through the Foreman Butte Field using neutron-density logs with the distribution of moveable hydrocarbons and water saturation:   Nordeng, Stephan, H., 2007.  Available in CD format ($5.00).
GI-41 Stratigraphic and Structural Framework of Recent Ratcliffe (Mississippian, Charles Fm) Production in Western North Dakota: Nordeng, Stephan H., 2007.   Available in paper map format ($10.00) and on CD for ($5.00 for a 300 dots per inch pdf or $25.00 for both pdf and shape files), shape files require GIS software to open.
GI-21 Evaluation of Oil Reservoir Characteristics To Assess North Dakota Carbon Dioxide Miscible Flooding Potential.
GI-20 The Upper Birdbear (Nisku) of Western North Dakota:
Another Emerging Williston Basin Horizontal Play By Tom Sperr (Bill Barrett Corporation) and Randolph B. Burke (North Dakota Geological Survey)
(presented at AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Jackson, WY, on September 25, 2005) (20 Meg File downland to open).
GI-7 Mississippian-Ratcliff-and-Mission-Canyon
GI-6 BirdBear