North Dakota Oil Output at Record High


Crude oil output in North Dakota reached record levels in February as a mild winter boosted drilling activity in the Bakken Shale play. The play consists of the Three Forks formation and the Bakken formation. These production numbers are slowly creeping up to Alaska's 612,000 bpd (barrels per day), making North Dakota the third largest oil producer in the United States behind Alaska and Texas.

Here are the actual output numbers:

  • Total Output for North Dakota = 558,000 bpd

  • Bakken Formation = 494,000 bpd

The boom in North Dakota has unleashed furious activity in the horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies. Cordax has just opened up a brand new base in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Cordax's Logging While Tripping (LWT) is a patented formation evaluation technique in which quality open hole logs are acquired in a method that is more cost effective, uses less rig time, and has fewer inherent risks than wireline, drill pipe conveyed, shuttle, or logging-while-drilling methods.