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Oil & Natural Gas Technology DOE Award No.: DE-FC26-08NT43291 Project Manager: John Terneus Final Report SUBTASK 1.2 – EVALUATION OF KEY FACTORS AFFECTING SUCCESSFUL OIL PRODUCTION IN THE BAKKEN FORMATION, NORTH DAKOTA Submitted by: James A. Sorensen, Darren D. Schmidt, Steven A. Smith, Terry P. Bailey, Blaise A.F. Mibeck, John A. Harju Energy & Environmental Research Center University of North Dakota 15 North 23rd Street, Stop 9018 Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018 Prepared for: United States Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory May 19, 2010 Office of Fossil Energy