The growth in U.S. crude oil production over the past several years has come largely from onshore basins in which exploration and production (E&P) companies are most active Currently, the most important basins for production growth are......
* The Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, which includes the Bakken Formation
* The Western Gulf Basin in south Texas, which includes the Eagle Ford Formation
* The Permian Basin in West Texas and southeast New Mexico, which includes the Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations
Notice that the counties with at least one producing well from 2008 to present are shaded. Basins are represented with dashed outlines. The seven model regions are indentified with leading numbers in legend.
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