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:
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 ...
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.