Bakken Shale Formation:

The Bakken Shale Formation is a thin but widespread unit within the central and deeper portions of the Williston Basin in Montana, North Dakota and the Canadian Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Bakken formation is an oil reservoir from which oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids are all produced.

With depths ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 feet, an estimated 3.65 billion barrels of crude oil, 2 TCF of gas and 150 million barrels of natural gas liquids, the Bakken formation is thought to be one of the largest oil finds in US history outside the oil fields of Alaska. New drilling technologies have enabled producers to take advantage of this natural resource, making it one of the fastest-growing oil-producing areas in the US.

With laboratories in Billings, Montana and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Pace Rapid Response Team (PRRT) is well positioned to provide assistance to the Bakken area in the event of an environmental contaminant release or pipeline rupture. Additionally, Pace can provide the following services:

  • Water: wastewater, groundwater, surface water, frac water and drinking water
  • Solids: soil, sludges and sediments
  • Waste: hazardous, non-hazardous and industrial
  • Radiochemistry
  • Air: PM-10, VOCs PAHs and more