Petroleum News Bakken is looking for nominations for its new annual magazine, The Bakken Explorers, in which qualified oil companies operating in the Williston Basin will be featured. The magazine goes to press in early July; all nominations must be in by June 28.
The of oil companies nominated and approved to date are Apache Corp. (no matter what its results in Daniels County); Burlington Resources (ConocoPhillips); Continental Resources; Crescent Point Energy; Enerplus Resources; EOG Resources; Fidelity Exploration & Production (MDU); G3 Operating LLC (Halcon Resources); GMX Resources; Hess Corp.; Kodiak Oil & Gas; Marathon Oil; Newfield Exploration; Oasis Petroleum; PetroBakken Energy Ltd.; QEP Energy; Slawson Exploration; Statoil; Triangle Petroleum; Whiting Petroleum; WPX Energy; and XTO Energy (ExxonMobil).
Explorers are E&P operators working to extend the Bakken petroleum system’s recoverable oil reserves in one or more of three ways:
1. Exploring laterally by testing the fringes of the known Bakken petroleum system;
2. Exploring vertically by evaluating relatively unproduced formations or formation members in the Bakken petroleum system, such as the upper Bakken shale member and the second, third and fourth benches of the Three Forks, and;
3. Looking to increase producible reserves by developing and utilizing new technology — technology often used in combination with 1 and 2 above.
Nominations for E&P companies that qualify as explorers should be sent to Kay Cashman, publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News Bakken, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 907-522-9583. A simple explanation of why an E&P company should be included in The Bakken Explorers should be included in the email or fax.
—Petroleum News Bakken