North Dakota Surpasses the 1-million b/d Oil Mark in April 2014 Bakken Oil Production Forecast – NDPA Bakken Oil Production Forecast – NDPA | Click to Enlarge The  Bakken-Three Forks rig count  increased by one to 173 rigs running across our coverage area by the end of last week. The NDIC notes 189 rigs are active in North Dakota, but around 15 of those are in the process of moving in and rigging up. In recent Bakken news, the State of North Dakota has surpassed the 1-million b/d oil mark according to the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s (NDIC) Department of Mineral Resources (DMR), thanks mostly to the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formation. The preliminary data, released in the monthly  Director’s Cut  in June of 2014, revealed April oil production was 1,001,149 b/d. North Dakota is second only to Texas for oil production. Read more:  North Dakota Hits the 1-Million b/d […]