Bakken Research Consortium

The Bakken Consortium closed December 31, 2016. All Bakken research is now being managed within the MUDTOC (Mudrocks and Tight Oil Characterization) Consortium.

For Information on how to become a sponsoring member of MUDTOC, please visit the MUDTOC website or contact Dr. Steve Sonnenberg.

A research consortium to investigate:

  • Petroleum System Approach
  • Bakken & Three Forks Facies
  • Stratigraphy
  • Mineralogy
  • Source Rocks
  • Fracture Analysis and Trends
  • Petrophysics
  • Trapping Mechanisms
  • Field Studies
  • Geo models
  • Reservoir Model & RF Studies
  • 3-D Seismic

Participation includes company position on Advisory Board

Advisory Board directs research


  • Copies of all theses, reports, posters, power point presentations
  • Two meetings per year
  • Core workshops
  • Private website


  • $15,000: One Time Equity Fee (Due in first year of Membership)
  • $25,000: Annual Membership (Cash or In-Kind Data)
  • Year to Year Contract Commitment
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