Sunday, November 6, 2011

Continental Resources (CLR) - Bakken Shale

November 6, 2011 - Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) recently gave an update on the Bakken Shale and Three Forks Play. Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR) is the leader in the Bakken Formation with over 900,000 acres of mineral rights leases.

The Company successfully completed the Charlotte 2-22H (91% WI) in McKenzie County, North Dakota, in October 2011, with the well producing 1,140 gross Boepd in its initial one-day test period. This is the Company's first horizontal test of a deeper bench in the Three Forks formation.

In terms of Company-operated wells, Continental completed 46 gross (24.5 net) wells in the Bakken in the third quarter. Average initial one-day test period production was 1,096 Boepd for the Company's operated wells in the third quarter. The Company currently has 45 gross operated wells in various stages of completion. Of these, 20 are scheduled to be fracture-stimulated, and 25 have been fracked and are being readied to go into production.