- 21488, 1,357, CLR, Antelope 3-23H, Elm Tree, Three Forks, 29 stages, 2.8 million lbs, t8/12; cum 532K 2/17;
Now, just a few years later, some operators won't drill a Bakken well if the likely EUR is not at least 750,000 bbls of crude oil.
Some (probably most) readers will feel that many of the wells on the "monster well" page (linked above) are not really "monster wells." That's fine. I follow them there for other reasons also.
Maybe some day I will add a page for super-monster wells -- wells that go over 1 million bbls, and then the super-duper monster wells, those that go over 2 million bbls.
It is my expectation that any given Bakken well is likely to be producing for 30 years. During that time, primary production from any given Bakken well will be affected by re-working the well; re-fracking the well; re-entering the well for additional side-tracks; activity from neighboring wells; as well as other factors. The general consensus is that 50 - 70% of a Bakken well's EUR will be produced in the first couple of years after being completed. I'm not convinced. I think the Bakken still has many surprises.