A huge "thank you" to a reader for alerting me to this: Continental Resources is moving one of their rigs, currently drilling in Bowman County, to South Dakota.
For newbies, South Dakota is the state just south of North Dakota. South Dakota is known for its remarkably warm winters -- my dad grew up in Newell, South Dakota, near Rapid City, south of Belfield, North Dakota, and he talks of the "South Dakota banana belt" all the time.
I assume CLR is moving the rig to South Dakota to drill and not to continue south back to the Mississippi Lime in Kansas, or the Eagle Ford, south of San Antonio.
If he does move the rig that far south, he should move the rig to the center of the Sand Hills (alternate spelling: Sandhills) in Nebraska just to scare folks. Not to drill. Just to set it up it beside the highway in the middle of the Sand Hills. Maybe roll out some 36-inch pipe along the road just for the fun of it.
The rig is Cyclone 1 drilling #22856.