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NEW USGS Releases Updated Bakken and New Three Forks Oil and Gas Assessment (04/30/2013)
NOTE: The Information below is superseded by the April 2013 published materials on the Bakken and Three Forks Assessment (see link above).
DOI Press Release: USGS is updating the Bakken Formation Oil Assessment in North Dakota, Montana
DOI Press Release (05/19/2011)
Previous USGS Press Release: 3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Technically Recoverable Oil Assessed in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken Formation—25 Times More Than 1995 Estimate
USGS Press Release (4/10/08)
Fact Sheet 2008–3021
FAQs about the Bakken Formation.
Assessment GIS Data
Open-File Report 2008–1353 (Posters)
PDF version (3MB)
USGS Podcast (Episode 38): 3 to 4.3 Billion Barrels of Oil in North Dakota and Montana
Download Directly | See Podcast Transcript and Details
Project Website: National Oil and Gas Assessment
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