The U.S. Bakken trumps its Canadian counterpart
Wells drilled in Saskatchewan prove less prolific than in North Dakota
Activity in the vaunted Bakken reservoir has transformed Saskatchewan from an industry afterthought to a bustling petro-province and has even made Manitoba an exploration destination. Industry forecasts predict even bigger things for the Bakken with daily production reaching one million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) by 2015 and eventually maxing out at 1.5 million boe per day. The Bakken activity has been a good news story for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. But wells drilled in these two western provinces are less prolific than in all but one county in the United States portion of the Bakken, which encompasses North Dakota and Montana.
The average one-month peak oil rate per day of non-vertical wells drilled since 2008 from selected regions in the Bakken reservoir