Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bakken Shale: Three Forks - Sanish should be tested

Senator Byron Dorgan wants the Sanish/Three Forks Oil region to be tested to find out how much Oil is really there. The Three Forks rests below the Bakken Shale.

Government scientists should try to find out how much crude can be recovered from a promising reservoir beneath North Dakota’s already prolific oil patch, Sen. Byron Dorgan says. The U.S. Geological Survey says a study now would be premature.
The Three Forks-Sanish formation is made up of sand and porous rock directly below the rich Bakken shale in western North Dakota.
“The question is: What’s there and what’s recoverable using today’s technology?” said Dorgan, D-N.D., who said he will make a formal study request to the USGS next week.

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