Here are some more photos to show how dense the well sites are in the Bakken.
Following photos by James Ulvog taken from air in October 2014 when landing from the east into Williston.
Check out the number of pads in that short section of road. Probably less than one mile:
Another batch of pads:
A lot of truck traffic went from that main road to the side road. Not sure how many pads are there, likely about 4 with space for more that look to be in development.
Close-up view of a pad with four wells I can see, one of which just pumped out a burst of gas:
Close-up of a five well pad. Figure somewhere between 2.5 and 5 million barrels of oil will come out of that one site.
My best close-up of a multi-pad site: