Monday, September 10, 2012

Baker Oil Field Update

Baker Oil Field

Baker oil field is an irregularly shaped field southwest of Williston, in McKenzie County, across from the river from Williston. The northwest sections of the field was made "famous" in 2013 timeframe with the CLR 14-well pad that was built on the north side of the river. The fourteen horizontals radiate southeast, under the river.


August 31, 2013: September, 2013, NDIC hearing dockets, case #20867:
20867, Oasis, authorize, Baker-Bakken; 15 wells on some or all 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Williams. Bakker oil field is where CLR has a 14-well pad, southwest of Williston, on the north side of the river, across the river from the water treatment plant/
November 24, 2012: from a comment sent in, November 24, 2012, to another post:
If this looks impressive you should check out the 14 permits CLR has in section 6 of the Baker Field. They are all located on EcoPads in string like fashion. In the last couple of weeks they spud Atlanta 1 thru Atlanta 4. They have 2 years to complete 14 wells on a 2560-acre spacing unit. When completed they will look like a fan spread out from the north west corner. Alternating from Bakken, Three Forks, Bakken, etc... Should be a couple of very long laterals towards the middle. Almost all laterals go under the river southwest of Williston. These wells have their own salt water disposal well. Very aggressive approach.


29334, Oasis,
29317, Oasis,
29316, Oasis,
29244, Oasis,
29243, Oasis,
29242, Oasis,
28978, Oasis,
28977, Oasis,
28976, Oasis,
28756, Oasis,
28755, Oasis,
28754, Oasis,
28744, Oasis,
28658, Oasis,
28655, Oasis,
28654, Oasis,
28653, Oasis,
28652, Oasis,
28651, Oasis,
28649, Oasis,
28648, Oasis,
28637, Oasis,
28636, Oasis,
28635, Oasis,
28634, Oasis,
28633, Oasis,
28601, Oasis,
28600, Oasis,
28599, Oasis,
28558, Oasis,
28557, Oasis,
28556, Oasis,
28555, Oasis,
28554, Oasis,
28425, Oasis,
28394, Oasis,
28342, Oasis,
28304, Oasis,
28303, Oasis,
28252, Oasis,
28195, Oasis,
28194, Oasis,
28193, Oasis,
28192, Oasis,
28191, Oasis,
28190, Oasis,

27215, Oasis,
27214, Oasis,
27213, Oasis,
25571, Oasis,
25160, CLR,
25159, CLR,
25158, CLR,
25157, CLR,
25156, CLR,

23372, CLR,
23371, CLR,
23370, CLR,
23369, CLR,
23368, CLR,
23367, CLR,
23366, CLR,
23365, CLR,
23364, CLR,
23363, CLR,
23362, CLR,
23361, CLR,
23360, CLR,
23359, CLR,
23350, CLR,
23230, Oasis,
22740, Oasis,
22739, Oasis,
22731, Slawson,
22249, Slawson,
22221, Oasis,
22220, Oasis,

22100, Oasis,
22099, Oasis,
21796, SM Energy,
21266, SM Energy,
20431, SM Energy,

Original Post

From Mike Filloon's article on September 10, 2012:
Watch Baker Field in southern Williams County. Continental has permitted a 14-well pad in section 6-153-101. Six wells are NENW and the other eight are NWNW. I am unsure how many of these wells are middle Bakken, upper Three Forks, or if this will test the second or third bench. Either way, it's an intriguing development.
More on this field later.


  1. Based on info presented by Continental at an ND
    Oil and Gas hearing, these 14 wells will develop
    a 2560 acre spacing unit covering sections 5-6,
    6-8, 153-101. Most of these acres are under the
    Missouri River bottom lands. The surface location
    for all of these 14 wells is on a "high and dry"
    site in the NW corner of section 6. A larger than
    normal rig will be required to drill the longest
    horizontal wells from this location which will
    go almost a mile south then turn and drill nearly
    two miles east. Most of the wells which will run
    under sections 5 & 6 will only require conventional horizontal drilling. When completed,
    these longer horizontal wells will certainly be an engineering achievement.
    Since this project is actually 7 wells per 1280,
    the density it not any different than many current
    wells being permitted or planned in area. I
    am assuming that about half the 14 wells will be
    Middle Bakken and half Upper Three Forks.

  2. Thank you for taking time for posting all that. It's a great help for readers. And, yes, it will be quite an engineering achievement. I hope "they" get some spectacular aerial photographs.