basil_hayden wrote:I shall reiterate since you wil not respond in your own thread:
It will take 10,000 days (28 years) to withdraw a 4,000 day (11 year) supply of oil in North Dakota shale oil.
This is akin to bong scraping.
Then you scrape 10 bongs. And suddenly have 40,000 days of supply, creating a massive surplus of bong scraped oil, and the price crashes. The consumer rejoices because they don't care what their oil is made of ( CTL,GTL, synthetic tar sand crude, french fry grease or palm oil) as long as they can pump it into their diesel/gas tanks and continue on their way.
As for the drive mechanism, it is a solution gas drive reservoir of course.
"Although this reservoir differs
geologically from other shale plays, its complex shale source/reservoir system keep it
categorized as a significant shale play. One distinguishing feature of the Bakken
Shale is its drive mechanism, solution gas drive system."
Veronica's master thesis covers it pretty well.
http://mpge.ou.edu/research/documents/2 ... nzales.pdf