Will a Recent Proposal Slow Oil Production in the Bakken?
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is mulling a proposal to slow the state's oil production in the Bakken to control natural gas burn-off at well sites. But oil companies want to fix the situation themselves, possibly by installing natural-gas-gathering pipes before well permits are issued and possibly adding fueling stations at the well sites.
In this video, Fool contributor Tyler Crowe and energy analyst Joel South discuss whether the commission's plan has any chance of being imposed and whether pure plays such as Kodiak Oil and Gas (NYSE: KOG ) or Triangle Petroleum (NYSEMKT: TPLM ) would be hurt by it.
Easiest way to fix it is to change the held by production laws. By making companies drill 1-off wells all over the state, just to hold the land, they are creating this situation. If a company was allowed to develop their land using a reasonable land, they are able to put in gathering lines prior to wells coming online, just KOG did for the Polar / Kuala acreage. But they would never put in a whole system for 1 wildrose well.
Major problem is still with the downstream gas processing plants which can't handle all the production. You'll see that even in KOG's production areas that are tied into gather systems, they still only sell about 60%-70% of the gas produced.
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