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FNS Photo by Chris Flynn From left, Tommy Nusz of Oasis, Harold Hamm of Continental Resources and Jim Volker of Whiting, CEOs of three top Bakken companies, closed out the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Thursday in Bismarck.

Hamm see 2 million barrels per day potential


BISMARCK — As North Dakota oil production approaches the milestone of producing 1 million barrels a day, CEOs of three top Bakken companies said Thursday that’s only the beginning.

Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm said he projects that technology advancements will push the state’s production to 2 million barrels per day.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.