November 5, 2018: production update here with jump in production.
September 8, 2013: this well is now approaching one million bbls produced. As of July, 2013, this well has produced 806,223 bbls; it is still flowing without a pump. It produced 23,530 bbls in July, 2013. It produced 24MMCF in July, sold 24MMCF in July, and, yes, it even flared a little, 118MCF. It was a 24-stage frack; 2.4 millions lbs sand and ceramic.
November 1, 2012: So, how is this well doing -- it is now up to 532,874 bbls produced through September, 2012. It produced 36,000 bbls in September (a short month -- only 30 days); in July, a long month (31 days), it produced 36,883 bbls. Decline rate? What decline rate? The spacing is four sections. The NDIC shows this is still flowing without a pump, but often a pump is put on a well, and the NDIC is not informed of that until months later. Remember: this well was completed September, 2011; one year later, 532,874 bbls.
Just a random note on an interesting CLR Eco-Pad well in Oakdale oil field.
I assume those who have followed the Bakken closely are aware of this well, but for newbies and for others, I thought an update would be interesting.
This is the best of the four wells on this Eco-Pad; the other three are nice, but this one is incredible.
Note that the well was completed/tested back in September, 2011. In the first full month of production it produced almost 42,000 bbls of oil. By the end of April, 2012, the well had produced almost 344,000 bbls of oil. Also, for everyone, note this: no typical Bakken decline "yet." It produced 45,000 bbls in the most recent month reported.
Note, that by the first full month of production, the well was on a natural gas pipeline; natural gas being sold, none flared (after the first month).
So, 40 stages and 4 million pounds of ceramics? Nope. A modest 24 stages and 2.4 million pounds of sand and ceramics.
Check out other great wells at "Monster Wells."
NDIC File No: 20210 API No: 33-025-01259-00-00 CTB No: 120210
Well Type: OG Well Status: A Status Date: 9/6/2011 Wellbore type: Horizontal
Location: NWNE 34-147-96 Footages: 230 FNL 1874 FEL Latitude: 47.516035 Longitude: -102.893285
Current Operator: CONTINENTAL RESOURCES, INC.
Current Well Name: WHITMAN 2-34H
Elevation(s): 2791 KB 2765 GR 2271 GL Total Depth: 21230 Field: OAKDALE
Spud Date(s): 1/23/2011
Casing String(s): 9.625" 2714' 7" 11622'
Pool: BAKKEN Perfs: 11622-21230 Comp: 9/6/2011 Status: F Date: 9/9/2011 Spacing: 4SEC
Cumulative Production Data
Pool: BAKKEN Cum Oil: 343733 Cum MCF Gas: 313938 Cum Water: 7380
Production Test Data
IP Test Date: 9/9/2011 Pool: BAKKEN IP Oil: 803 IP MCF: 40 IP Water: 70
Columns below: pool, month, days of production, bbls of oil produced, runs (in bbls), water, gas produced, gas sold, gas flared. Also note that the natural gas was in the pipeline and being sold the very first full month.