Oil production in North Dakota starts to recover from winter slump – 951,350 bopd average in February ‘14
Here is an updated graph of monthly production in the state, for the Bakken fields and whole state.
Can you pick out the winter months just by looking at the graph?
There were 18 days in February with temps 5 degrees lower than the usual frigid, 4 days with high wind that stopped completions, and production stopped on over a hundred wells because a gas processing plant was off-line for upgrades. With all that, production grew 16,224 bopd to 951,350 bopd.
That is off the high of 973,280 in November.
For more info, check out Amy Dalrymple’s report: Helms says curtailing oil production necessary to reduce flaring. Additional news there is planned rules for the state will place a limit on flaring, which will slightly hold back production.