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Published May 29, 2012, 06:59 PM

ND: Bakken Wells Will Pump for Nearly 3 Decades

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A typical well drilled in North Dakota's rich Bakken and Three Forks formations will produce about 540,000 barrels of oil during its 29-year lifespan and will generate more than $20 million in net profit, according to state Department of Mineral Resources data.

By: James MacPherson, Associated Press

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