Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fourteen (14) New Permits

Bakken Operations

Active rigs: 185 (steady)

Fourteen (14) new permits -- on track for 2,580 permits this calendar year --
  • Operators: Petro-Hunt (5), Marathon (4), Zenergy (2), Liberty Resources, Whiting, Baytex
  • Fields: Dollar Joe (Williams), Foreman Butte (McKenzie), Glass Bluff (McKenzie), Bailey (Dunn), Eagle Nest (Dunn), Wolf Bay (Dunn), Burg (divide), Clear Creek (McKenzie)
  • Comments: Another day with neither a OXY USA permit or a Newfield permit.
Wells coming off confidential list were reported earlier; see sidebar at the right.

Producing well completed:
  • 22270, 484, WPX/Dakota-3, Fettig 6-7HC, Eagle Next, t9/12; cum ---
Fidelity canceled a permit:
  • 23458, PNC, Fidelity, Westin TTT 34-27H, Mountrail, 
A Note to the Granddaughters

Absolutely correct
“I believe the novella is the perfect form of prose fiction,” McEwan writes. “It is the beautiful daughter of a rambling, bloated ill-shaven giant (but a giant who’s a genius on his best days). And this child is the means by which many first know our greatest writers. Readers come to Thomas Mann by way of ‘Death in Venice,’ Henry James by ‘The Turn of the Screw,’ Kafka by ‘Metamorphosis,’ Joseph Conrad by ‘Heart of Darkness,’ Albert Camus by ‘L’Etranger.’ I could go on: Voltaire, Tolstoy, Joyce, Solzhenitsyn. And Orwell, Steinbeck, Pynchon. And Melville, Lawrence, Munro. The tradition is long and glorious.”
“The great novella,” McEwan observes, “is Joyce’s ‘The Dead.’” 
This is exactly how I started with the great writers: "The Turn of the Screw," "Metamorphosis," "Heart of Darkness."
Of them all, Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle" may be the most haunting. I need to re-read "The Dead."


  1. Hey Bruce,
    How's eveything? Oxy has 3or4 rigs and just move two rigs on the rig list, also more permits so are they keeping 4 rigs working on through, It seems to me I keep seeing that they are still Busy. Thanks Gene