Saturday, November 5, 2011

An Incredible Day in the Bakken -- Random Photo of the Lloyd Wells -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

I was asked to run an errand today, nothing to do with the oil industry, but it gave me the excuse to take the car for a drive and be reimbursed for the gasoline.  (I do not drive unless someone tasks me to drive; I will not add to my carbon footprint unnecessarily.)

I was up at 4:30 a.m., did some preliminary paperwork between 5:00 and 6:00 and was on the road by 6:05. I had to wait until 6:00 make sure Herman Oil was open to fill up with gasoline (free coffee). I learned I could have left a half-hour earlier; Herman Oil on the bypass is open at 5:30 Monday through Saturday, I think she said; later opening on Sunday.

Then south to the bull's eye of the Bakken: northeastern McKenzie County. I did not realize that the sun would not be up until about 8:00. Actually 8:44.

Wow, what a great drive. Absolutely pitch dark, but a long line of truck lights between here and Watford City, and simply the best country music on the radio.

This was the song that stuck with me throughout much of the drive:

<Not as Good As I Once Was, Toby Keith

Yup, not as good as I once was. 

It seems the truck traffic never ceases to amaze me. The intersection east of Watford City where 1608 turns north was incredibly busy.

I got up to where the Tarpon Federal well was but it was too dark to take any pictures. Actually, I took the photos of the flares, but it looks like just like a huge hot sun in the middle of the night. Not even worth posting, although ...

Coming back through Watford, on the way to Arnegard, daybreak now, one really got the feeling that this area was going to be the heart of activity next summer. I've been reading about it and posting that, but to see it firsthand, one really gets the impression, the feeling that this is going to be really huge next summer. 

This was up north of Arnegard. At daybreak a random photo of a two-well pad:  the Lloyd 34-3 2 well and the Bugs 27-22 1H well, both BEXP wells; rig on Bugs, I believe, the Lloyd well confidential ...

Off in the distance,  is:
  • 19539, 3,240, BEXP, Lloyd 34-3 1H, s10/10; t1/11; cum 94K after less than 9 months, and it was shut in / off-line for about one month during that period.

On another note: I have always tried to respond to every comment that was sent into me. But the comments have become overwhelming in number. I apologize, but I can no longer respond to every comment. I will respond to some, and others will be turned into stand-along posts, as I have done in the past, if they are particularly noteworthy. Please continue to send in comments; don't be upset if I don't answer your comment. If doesn't mean I don't like you; it's just gotten way too busy.

Another Reality Show -- North Dakota Ice Road Truckers -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Link here.
Carlson said CNN reporters did a ride-along with the department recently and other national news organizations have descended upon the town. He said producers of the Discovery Channel’s “Ice Road Truckers” reality show plan to soon come and follow Williston police officers for a new television series.
They won't have to wait long. The forecast is for a winter storm this weekend. 

Rush Peterbilt -- Dallas, TX -- Information

This came in through the comment section at a different post, but knowing a lot folks may not read the comments, it's posted again here:
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Re-posted as it was sent to me. Not a paid advertisement. No endorsement from me. Simply passing on information that might be useful to folks.

Good luck to all.