The Director of the Department of Mineral Resources, Lynn Helms, thinks oil production will be 1.6 million bopd by 2017. That is from an article a month ago in the Dickinson Press, Helms: State’s daily oil production will double by ’17. That is a forecast four years out.
Newer preliminary production in August ’13 was 911K bopd. That is more current info than was available during the interview. So 1.6M bopd would be just over 75% increase from the August amount.