Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP) revised the production rates on the Bakken Shale Sorenson 29-32 #1H well located in Mountrail County, North Dakota.
When Brigham Exploration Company originally announced the completion of the Sorenson 29-32 #1H well on April 1, 2010; the well had an early 24-hour peak flow back rate of 3,511 barrels oil equivalent (BOE) per day. This production consisted of 2,944 barrels of oil per day and 3.40 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.
After removing the frac plugs on the Sorenson 29-32 #1H well, it produced at an early 24-hour peak flow back rate of 5,133 BOE per day, consisting of 4,335 barrels of oil per day and 4.79 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.
The production rate on the Sorenson 29-32 #1H well apparently sets a record for any Bakken Shale well.
The previous production record was held by the Maki 11-27H drilled by Whiting Petroleum (WLL) in October 2009, which produced 4,761 BOE per day. Another high initial production well drilled by Whiting Petroleum was the Richardson Federal 11-9H, which produced 4,570 BOE per day.