EOG has completed the Patten 1-02H well, sec. 2, T.152, R.90, in Parshall Field as another impressive producer at 1487 bbls/day. This well is a slight southeast stepout to the other producers in the field that are off confidential status and it has produced 42k bbls in the three months up to and including May. In May, the Bartelson well produced about 11k bbls, and the Warberg well made about 10k bbls. Some of the newer wells still on confidential status are reportedly producing in excess of a steady 1k bbls day, including a Whiting O. & G. well about ten miles to the west.
The best Bakken well in the state with reportable production, the Petro-Hunt USA 2B-3-1H well in Charlson Field, made just over 24k bbls for the month of May.
In the context of significance for the state oil industry, this find at Parshall Field appears to be on the scale not seen since the Lodgepole play in the Dickinson area in the early 90s, which had the industry in the entire country abuzz with the incredible production figures and reserves of those wells. Whether the geologic conditions involved in Parshall field include or extend beyond a township or two is the million dollar question, literally. Another area with some very impressive production figures still on confidential status is in the north Oakdale area of Dunn Co. Unfortunately, many of the Bakken wells outside of a few currently proven areas in other parts of the Bakken play appear to be marginally economic at best. I'm sure a few papers will be written about the Parshall field in the coming years that should shed some light on the interesting background information regarding its discovery and development.