Continental Resources says test finds more Bakken Shale oil
BY ADAM WILMOTH NewsOK.com
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
12/04/12 at 6:54 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - One of the fastest-growing oil fields in the world might be hiding far more oil than previously thought, Continental Resources Inc. said Monday.
The Oklahoma City-based oil company said it successfully completed the first test well into a rock layer below the already booming Bakken Shale field in North Dakota and Montana.
"You're looking at another significant step in the development of this world-class oil field," said Jack Stark, Continental's senior vice president of exploration. "We will be doing additional tests, but this is very encouraging."
The Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana contains up to five rock layers that Continental executives believe are producible.
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Original Print Headline: Continental finds more oil under Bakken Shale