Bakken Oil Field Map

The Bakken Oil Field is receiving national attention as it has become one of the most prolific oil fields in the country thanks to advances in horizontal drilling and fracking technology.

As you can see from the map below the Bakken is spread across Western North Dakota, Eastern Montana and Southern Saskatchewan in Canada.

Map of the Bakken Oil Field

The Bakken Oil Field is part of the larger Williston Basin which is an intracratonic sedimentary basin that runs from South Dakota, up into western North Dakota, eastern Montana and southern Saskatchewan. This entire structure is known for its rich deposits of petroleum as well as potash.