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Published December 22, 2012, 04:41 PM

An oil well that could be a game-changer for North Dakota

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- An oil well is being called a game-changer for North Dakota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

North Dakota (WDAY TV) -- An oil well is being called a game-changer for North Dakota.

It's the first well to produce oil deeper into the Bakken Oil system. That could mean there's more oil in the state than originally estimated.

The group Continental Resources pioneers this project, digging deeper underground to what's called the Three Forks formation. It estimates the total amount of oil in the state could increase 57 percent, from 577 billion barrels of oil to 903 billion barrels.

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