Bakken Production Optimization Program

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  • 'Machine learning (ML) and big data analytics (BDA) (which are considered components of “artificial intelligence”) can provide valuable insights into production activities and support Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP) partners’ ability to increase production efficiency in North Dakota. Th...'

  • 'This progress report presents an overview of Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP) activities from September 1 through December 31, 2021. Webinars entitled “Investigation of Bakken 3-mile Laterals” and “Completion Design Evolution for Saltwater Disposal Injection Wells in the Bakken Play” we...'

  • Well Completion Optimization

    Premium Date Published: 1/26/2022

    'The completion optimization analysis focused on four areas of the Bakken petroleum system (BPS) that were identified by a geologic cluster analysis tool developed under BPOP (Bakken Production Optimization Program), which subdivided the BPS wells into groups using measurements of geologic and geoche...'

  • 'Disposal of produced water is a critical component of unconventional oil development. The significant increase in Bakken production over the past decade in concert with the expansion of saltwater disposal wells geographically place new demands on the storage reservoir. Development has spurred invest...'

  • Liberty Resources East Nesson Pilot EOR Project Update

    Premium Date Published: 11/23/2021

    'This webinar focused on the Liberty Resources East Nesson Pilot Test that is being implemented via a single huff ‘n’ puff well in a 2560-acre spacing unit at the East Tioga Field in Mountrail County, North Dakota. The goals of the pilot are to demonstrate 1) the economic viability of enhanced oil re...'

  • 3-Mile Laterals: Are We Ready to Go the Extra Mile?

    Premium Date Published: 11/16/2021

    'This webinar provided a summary of recent development plans by operators in noncore areas of the Bakken who are proposing 3-mile horizontal wells. Anticipated increases in development costs are expected to be offset by increased production, resulting in improved financial performance. This webinar i...'

  • 'This progress report presents an overview of Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP) activities from July 1 through September 30, 2021. Well economics were studied to identify opportunities to improve financial performance of Bakken wells. Cases are compared using a break-even cost metric. Thr...'

  • 'The work presented in this Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP) report is a continuation of previous efforts led by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) data analytics research team. The goals of the work are to 1) refine and improve upon previous well completion optimization c...'

  • Bakken Geological Cluster Analysis Tool

    Premium Date Published: 10/1/2021

    'This dashboard provides an interactive tool to divide the Bakken petroleum system into several groups based on geological and geochemical, formation fluid chemistry, and oil and gas property variables selected by the user at the bottom of the page. The importance of the selected variables in definin...'

  • 'This webinar presentation provides a summary of findings and conclusions derived from several ongoing Bakken enhanced oil recovery (EOR) studies conducted through the EERC-managed Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP). A survey of the nine known Bakken petroleum system EOR injection tests a...'

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