Whiting picked up another 90,174 net acres (111,966 gross) in leasehold in Montana for prospective Bakken and Three Forks activity. The Williston Basin properties were purchase from an undisclosed seller and are located in Roosevelt and Sheridan Counties in what Whiting now calls their Starbuck Prospect Area. Second to only their Lewis & Clark area, which is 225,685 net acres (340,241 gross) the Starbuck area is one of their largest prospect areas and is 100% undeveloped.
The following is a slide from Whiting’s September 2010 presentation that lists their acreage in the Bakken/Three Forks area.
The follow map is Whiting’s Bakken/Three Forks drilling permits. I have also outlined the Company’s major prospect areas to show where the areas are in relation to each other.
To get more information visit the Whiting Operator folder in the Bakken Unconventional Update in DI’s DNA.