SHALE ENERGY: Developing the Bakken—Infill drilling potential and fracture ///

Drilling activity in the Bakken Formation of the Williston Basin has been booming in 2010, with rig counts up to about 120. Many operators have adopted strategies to drill 5,000-ft or 10,000-ft horizontal laterals on 640-acre or 1,280-acre spacing, respectively.

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