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July Was Record Setting Month In The Bakken

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July was a record setting month in the Bakken.

Although the number of rigs drilling decreased slightly from June to July the number of well completions more than doubled from 102 to 251 wells.

Daily production also increased from almost 822,000 barrels of oil being produced per day in June to just under 875,000 barrels a day in July.

"That is over a 6 percent production increase and just want to remind you that we have been talking about a summer surge and it is absolutely here," Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms said.

Helms says that summer surge took a while to get here after a very wet and cool start to the summer.

"We had quite a few frac crews that sat idle in May and June because of the wet weather and the load restrictions, it just wasn't possible to move frac sand and frac water but with the warmer and dryer weather that came the end of June, early July those frac crews got mobilized," Lynn Helms said.

Helms expects August will be another big month for the Bakken.

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