2015 Bakken Niobrara Playbook
The Bakken and Niobrara Shales Playbook is the 23rd in Hart Energy's exclusive series of comprehensive reports delving into North America's most compelling unconventional resource plays. Our lineup of topics addresses the plays everyone is talking about and delivers answers to essential questions on reservoirs, active operators, economics, key technologies and infrastructure issues.
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Table of Contents
BAKKEN OVERVIEW Sweet-spotting Critical in the Bakken
The U.S. Williston Basin accounted for about 25% of the domestic oil production at year-end 2014.
NIOBRARA OVERVIEW Reservoir, Source Rocks Make Niobrara Enticing
Widespread source and reservoir rocks make the Niobrara Formation an attractive target for exploration across the Rocky Mountain region.
KEY PLAYERS Operators Clamor for Rockies Oil
The Rocky Mountain region boasts two of the hottest horizontal drilling oil plays in the nation.
TECHNOLOGY Making the Bakken and Niobrara Economic
Operators turn to technology to cut costs, improve efficiencies and increase production.
MIDSTREAMMidstream Developmen Continues Apace in the Bakken and Niobrara
One big processing plant is due in the DJ Basin, and private equity remains interested.
PRODUCTION FORECAST Near-term
Slowdown Forecast for Bakken, Niobrara
Core areas of the two plays are set to attract the majority of drilling interest due to lower breakeven prices.
REFERENCES Additional Information on the Bakken and Niobrara Shales
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