Pronghorn shows promise
Whiting Petroleum, which has nearly 1 million lease acres in the oil patch, has recently found luck with a thin geologic interval between the Bakken and Three Forks Formations. The seam, about 20 feet thick, is too unstable to be bored, but Whiting is fracking into it to capture its oil reserves. Referred to as “the silt” by Whiting and “Pronghorn” by the N.D. Department of Mineral Resources, the area is roughly 50,000 acres in McKenzie County. See the article in the Bismarck Tribune.