North Dakota sets oil, gas production highsSubmitted by meekandmild on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 12:01
BISMARCK, N.D., Sept. 16 (UPI) --
The number of wells currently producing oil and natural gas in North Dakota reached a record high for July, the state resource officials said.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission of the Department of Mineral Resources said 9,322 wells were in production in July, an all-time high, and nearly all were targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations.
Lynn Helms, director of the NDIC, said the rig count decreased from June to July but the number of wells completed increased from 102 to 251, leading to an increase in oil production in the state.