Marathon has been flying under the radar somewhat lately either through choice or by neglect. However, they have a undeniably huge presence in this play, and their efforts shouldn't go unnoticed, plus it was good to see a true "major" come back to ND.
What I find interesting is their best drilling time of 21 days, which is about how long it took companies to drill a vertical well to 10K ft. in that area not too many years ago. No doubt their use of the new H&P flex rigs is contributing to that feat.
Also interesting is their projection of peak production of 20K bbls/day in 2012, which is about three times their projected daily production rate for this year. That may difficult to acheive though because at some point the new wells are merely making up for the older declining wells, and it gets pretty tough to post such gains, unless of course you are drilling a lot more wells per month then you had in the past.