This article has nothing to do with the Bakken but it provides some data that helps put the Bakken in perspective.
The data points (some rounding):
- the Panuco Contract Area: four mature onshore fields operated by PEMEX
- discovered in the early 1900's
- original oil in place: 7 billion bbls
- 1,600 wells; 200 are currently producing
- total production: 1,500 bopd