The Bakken is a formation of shale source rock covering about 200,000 square miles of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan. It is currently the largest known reserve of light sweet crude in North America.
Oil was first discovered here in 1951, but due to technical limitations, it has only been until fairly recently that any significant amount of oil has been recovered.
Although the total amount of oil contained in the Bakken shale could be several hundred billion barrels, the oil is trapped within the shale itself, and is consequently hard to extract.
The new Hydraulic fracturing techniques it makes it much easier to get and a vast majority of the Bakken wells are successful producing wells using this technique.
There are currently over 200 active rigs in North Dakota.
With this huge oil boom brings hundreds if not thousands of Bakken oil jobs.
People are flocking from all over the country and even from Canada to take advantage of the boom.
Bakken oil jobs are available for people of all skill and education levels. From entry level positions paying anywhere from $22-$28 per hour to higher level 6 figure skilled positions.
The opportunities for Bakken oil jobs is endless. One position gets filled and 2 more open up.
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