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Bakken shale growth spurt revealed in new federal animated map

By Jim Mackinnon Published: January 11, 2012


The U.S. Energy Information Agency has created an animation map showing how the Bakken shale field has developed over the years, through 2010.

EIA reports: "... the Bakken drilling and production animation above shows that drilling activity built up gradually and eventually led to rapid growth, particularly from 2006 to 2010. Production grew because of increased use of horizontal drilling and the addition of hydraulic fracturing, coupled with elevated prices for crude oil and other natural gas liquids.

"North Dakota is now the nation's fourth largest oil-producing State—trailing only Texas, Alaska, and California—due mainly to Bakken production gains. According to the State's Department of Mineral Resources, total North Dakota oil production averaged 445 thousand barrels per day (bbl/d) in August 2011, up from an average of 344 thousand bbl/d at the end of 2010."

Here is the link to the animation: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=3750

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