Whiting Petroleum (WLL) issued an operational update on its activity in the Bakken area in North Dakota, where the company is active in the Sanish and Parshall fields.
Whiting Petroleum said that production during March 2010 averaged 23,365 barrels oil equivalent (BOE) per day. This was up from 18,990 BOE per day in December 2009, and 14,930 BOE per day in March 2009.
Whiting Petroleum said that year to date through 4/20/10 the company completed 19 wells in the Sanish Field. One of these wells, the Anderson 11-7TFH was completed and produced at an initial production rate of 1,262 BOE per day from the Three Forks formation. The 18 other wells produced at an average initial production rate of 2,673 BOE per day from the Middle Bakken.
The Rohde 43-1H well produced at an initial production rate of 2,946 BOE, consisting of 2,685 barrels of oil and 1.6 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. The Holmberg 44-24H well produced at an initial production rate of 2,198 BOE, consisting of 2,558 barrels of oil and 2.2 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.