Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ten (10) New Permits -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

An unusual daily activity report, today, May 29, 2012 --

Major typographical on the daily activity report. Incorrectly stated that 16 wells sought/approved confidential status, when in fact the 16 wells reported, had just come off the confidential list. It is also interesting to note that just after the most recent Director's Cut suggested "they" were catching up with fracking/completing wells, 8 of the 16 wells (50 percent), were not completed:
  • 19509, 625, KOG, East Grizzly Federal 3-25-36-15H,
  • 20363, 668, CLR, Edward 1-23H
  • 20714, DRL, BEXP, Johnston 7-6 1H,
  • 20180, DRL, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-04-30A-31-2H,
  • 21304, DRL, Samson Resources, Stanley 28-21-156-91H,
  • 21397, DRL, Slawson, Wolverine Federal 1-31-30H,
  • 21438, 370, Whiting, Lahti 14-22TFH,
  • 21546, 537, Whiting, Lahti 12-22TFH,
  • 21598, 1,570, Denbury, Johnson 24-31NEH,
  • 21634, 108, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Austin 17-20-158N-99W,
  • 21641, 682, CLR, Rixey 1-28H,
  • 21681, DRL, Chesapeake, Kostenko 30-138-97 A 1H,
  • 21783, DRL, ERF, Rhino 148-04-03A-10-3H,
  • 21824, 814, QEP, MHA 5-05-06H-149-90,
  • 21845, DRL, CLR/Newfield, Bratlien 154-100-33-28-1H: Newfield was the original operator; CLR is now the operator. File report: gas measured up to 4,000 units; no frac data yet;
  • 21932, DRL, Hess, GO-Biwer-157-98-2635H-1,
Ten (10) new permits:
  • Operators: CLR (5), BEXP (3), OXY USA, MRO
  • Fields: Ranch Creek (McKenzie), Alger (Mountrail), Werner (Dunn), Cedar Coulee (Dunn), Banks (McKenzie)
OXY USA has a permit for a wildcat in Dunn County.

Continental Resources has a permits in Ranch Creek, a field of which I am not familiar.
BEXP has permits for a two-well pad in Banks oil field, the heart of the Bakken.
CLR has permits for an Eco-Pad in Cedar Coulee in southwest McKenzie County, a small field with a small amount of activity. There is currently a 2-horizontal lateral-well in this section:
  • 16605, 418, CRL/BR, Dennis 44-8H, Cedar Coulee, t7/07; cum 58K 3/12;


  1. OXY wildcat i find interesting. I just skimmed their Investors Presentation from UBS Oil and Gas Conf. 5/23/12 Not a single mention of the Bakken. But does show it plans to eliminate 7 rigs from "Mid continent" most if not all from the bakken. i count 3 rigs realease by OXY in dunn county in the last two weeks along, and know of plans of two more from that area as well.

    1. Yes, what can I say? I have not been impressed with OXY but maybe I'm missing something.