Operators are employing several tools to increase production despite budget cutbacks, including high grading acreage, high-intensity completions and leveraging lower service costs to navigate the new low oil price era. 

Deal activity flounders as Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Energen Corp., Diamondback Energy Inc., Gulfport Energy Corp. and others are said to be companies that may be targeted for deals but would command premiums, analyst says.

Field tests indicate the radioactivity level of the filter socks illegally dumped in Williston, N.D., doesn’t pose a threat to the public.

Bakken Resources

Company Net Acreage
Crescent Point Energy 1,000,000
DeeThree Exploration 200,000
ARC Resources 179,200
LGX Oil + Gas 167,838
All Top Acreage Holders
Company Net Acreage
Continental Resources 1,200,000
Whiting Petroleum 667,836
Hess 645,000
ConocoPhillips 626,000
All Top Acreage Holders