Thursday, June 21, 2012

Seven (7) New Permits -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

Daily activity report, June 22, 2012 --
  • Operators: Sequel Energy (2), Oasis (2), WPX, Liberty Resources, Newfield
  • Fields: Glass Bluff (McKenzie), South Fork (Dunn), Alger (Mountrail), Ft Buford (Williams), McGregor (Williams), South Tobacco Garden (McKenzie)

These wells came off the confidential list Friday, June 22, 2012.
  • 20172, drl, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-23D-14-1H, Eagle Nest,
  • 21445, 519, WPX Energy, Benson 16-3H, Squaw Creek, t3/12 cum 23K;
  • 21888, drl, SM Energy, Tomlinson 3-1HS, wildcat, Divide County, north of Williston; t12/11, cum 13K

Benson 16-3H:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
Tomlinson 3-1HS:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

In addition, four producing wells were completed, including a nice one in Divide County:
  • 21179, 664, CLR, Landblom 2-35H, Divide County
Of five wells reported as plugged or producing, four of them were Continental Resources wells.

Two wells were temporarily abandoned:
19894, TA, Helis, Gabbert 4-2/11H, McKenize
20968, TA, Oasis, Schmidt 5602 42-10H, Williams, 


  1. Hey Bruce its nice to be able to come to you for information. if they don't frac a well and put a pump on it with out fracking it, How long does it take to put a pump on a well? an also does that mean they figure the pump will give more Barrels? Thank You for your Great Knolwedge! Bruce's Grandaughters It's a Fact! Gene

  2. I'm not sure what you mean by "if they don't frack a well." With very few exceptions, all horizontal Bakken wells are fracked.

    "How long does it take to put a pump on a well?" It seems wells are taken off-line for about 5 to 10 days to place a pump on a well. If problems occur in the process, it can take much longer. That's just a guess; I haven't seen anyone write about it, and I don't have experience in the oil patch. It's just based on data provided at the NDIC website.

    Whether or not a pump is placed, the amount of oil at the bottom of the hole remains the same. The problem is that if there is no natural pressure to force the oil out of the ground, a pump is needed.

  3. Ok Thank You sorry I goofed It was fracked and they are putting the pump on now. Thank You Bruce Pat

    1. Thank you for the feedback. I am always curious regarding a) the end of the story; and, b) if my answer hit the mark.