Oil production in North Dakota up 5% in February 2017

Illustration why Bakken and Eagle Ford are a strategic threat to OPEC. Photo by James Ulvog.

Oil production in North Dakota increased 5.38% in February to 1,034,168 bopd (preliminary). This follows a 4.14% increase in January. Two large changes in earlier months were an 8.91% drop in December 2016 and a 7.31% increase in October 2016.

I’ve not posted my usual graphs for a few months. Will get caught up in the next few days.

Here is a graph of average daily production, both state-wide and Bakken-only:


Here is a longer term view, with average daily production since 2004:

For a view of the changing level of activity, take a look at the average number of producing wells. For your consideration, look at the annual change in producing wells. The green line shows the huge increase in 2011 through 2015, with the following dramatic slowdown in new wells.


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