Monday, October 31, 2011

Eight (8) New Permits -- Two Nice Wells Reported -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Daily activity report, Halloween, 2011 --
  • Operators: BEXP (2), Hess (2), Legacy (2), OXY USA, North Plains
  • Fields: Banks, Little Knife, Truax, Beaver Lodge.
  • Comments: BEXP has permits for a 2-well pad; Hess has permits for a 2-well pad; and, Legacy has permits for two wildcats up in Bottineau County.
Nice wells reporting today (NDIC appears to have changed its language from "confidential list" to "tight hole" status):
  • 20335, 2,370, Newfield, Holm 150-99-13-24-1H, Siverston; t8/11; cum 277K 10/16;
  • 20502, TA/1,272, True Oil, Hagen 23-13H, Red Wing Creek; target Mission Canyon (Madison) at 9,500 feet; s4/29/11; t6/27/11; cum 14K 11/12. That's a  huge IP for a Madison. Production about average for a Madison.
The Hagen well is just a mile or so away from a cluster of True Oil vertical wells in their amazing Red Wing Creek field.

Other wells previously on DRL status that have now been completed:
  • 19731, 1,800, Statoil/BEXP, Irgens 27-34 1H, East Fork, Williams; t9/11; cum 170K 10/16;
  • 20639, 2,901, Statoil/BEXP, Judy 22-15 1H, East Fork, Williams; t9/11; cum 217K 10/16;
  • 20640, 2,597, Statoil/BEXP, Irgens 27-34 2H, East Fork, Williams; t9/11; cum 207K 10/16;
These three wells, if not on the same pad, very, very close, sitting in section 27-156-100 north and a bit east of Williston, near Epping/Springbrook, East Fork oil field. I was out in that area this past weekend -- it is very, very busy, to say the least.

The number of active rigs today at 201 ties the record; the number of rigs was as low as 195 a few days ago. Quite a turnaround.

MSNBC video.

MSNBC video.

201 Active Drilling Rigs -- Ties the Record -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Link here.  Dynamic link will change.

It was at 201 much of the day; but it's back to 199, now I see, 6:00 p.m. CST.