Oil well drilled four miles deep in North Dakot’s Three Forks formation

Continental Resources announced this week it successfully tested the first horizontal well into what geologists call the third bench in the Three Forks.

A press release says the well in McKenzie County drilled to a depth of over 21-thousand feet. That’s over four miles. Or think of it like 70 football fields.

Continental CEO Harold Hamm said in a press release that this news “could be a real game-changer.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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