Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (KOG) - Bakken Shale

By Tim -

November 9, 2011 - Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) recently announced an update on the Bakken Shale. Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) drilling for oil in McKenzie County, ND & Dunn County North Dakota. I have a 2012 price target on KOG stock located at $9-$11 per share.

Kodiak Oil & Gas (KOG) took delivery of its fifth operated rig in early October. Kodiak's five operated drilling rigs are presently drilling ahead on multi-well drilling pads, with three rigs in McKenzie County, N.D. and two in Dunn County, N.D.

During September and continuing into early October, Kodiak completed five gross (four net) operated wells, bringing total third quarter completions on operated wells to seven gross (five net) wells. Initial production results from the wells completed in September and October are included in the table below. The results from wells completed earlier in the third quarter have previously been released.

For the remainder of the fourth quarter 2011, Kodiak expects to complete or commence completion operations on an additional seven gross (six net) operated wells in the Williston Basin. These operated wells are located on three drilling pads consisting of two, two-well pads and one, three-well pad. Drilling has been completed and operations are underway to construct surface equipment, with completion operations scheduled within the next thirty days.

In addition to its operated wells, the Company has participated in completion of five gross (2.5 net) non-operated wells under its area of mutual interest (AMI) with its partner in Dunn County, N.D. Initial production results from the completed wells are included below. Drilling activity continues with three gross (1.5 net) wells drilled and waiting on completion and two gross (1.0 net) wells drilling. Non-operated drilling and completion activities within the AMI are expected to continue throughout the fourth quarter and into 2012.