Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Congratulations To All The Oil Workers and Oil Industry Supporters in North Dakota -- 500,000+ Bbls Per Day


Jamestown Sun's perspective on the 500,000 bopd milestone.

Original Post
CRC wrote:
Congratulations North Dakota oil industry for going over the half a million barrels a day in production. A big shout out to the rig workers and all who support them, the people working on increasing the takeaway capacity and the independent oil companies that believed in North Dakota's potential and made it happen. May your success continue because our country certainly needs and benefits from what you are doing.
And I concur.

Congratulations to all who are working day in/day out to make this happen (and a special thank you to the folks who are working the night shifts in sub-zero North Dakota weather tonight).

A big thank you to the truck drivers and the rough necks. A big thank you to the motel/hotel managers who have gone out of their way to find housing for those in desperate situations -- and you know who you are. (For those who are not aware, when all rooms are filled, and someone desperately needs a place to stay, the night managers get on the phone and start calling around, looking for anything. And in some cases, some night managers will get out a roll-away bed and set it up somewhere in the lobby or one of the halls for folks to have a place to stay. In addition, there are any number of pastors/priests that have found housing -- sometimes just the church basement -- to get someone through the night.)

I don't know what Wal-Mart's policy is, but I know a lot of RVs continue to find a spot to stay in their huge parking lot. Sam Walton would be smiling.

A huge thank you to the city and county commissioners; I don't always agree with them, but I wouldn't want to be in their shoes.

I can't single out everyone, but suffice it to say, I have a lot of respect for all the folks who are making this happen. Thank you.

Link to Carpe Diem on this milestone.

Eight (8) New Permits -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Daily activity report, January 10, 2012:

Operators: Oasis (3), Petro-Hunt, Ballantyne, CLR, Fidelity, Chesapeake

Fields: Elk, Southwest Landa, Baker, Jim Creek, Green River, and Crazy Man Creek

Chesapeake has a wildcat in Stark County, Huzenbiler 9-137-99 A 1H, 9-137-99

Only one well released from "tight hole" status, and that Petro-Hunt well was unremarkable.

Three wells on DRL status reported IPs, including this one:
  • 20756, 740, Samson Resources, Stork 20-17-163-96H, Divide County (north of Williston)

November Production: 509,000 BOPD -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

A big thank you to Greg for noticing the new posting.

It appears the November production for North Dakota was 509,000 bopd, a four (4) percent increase over October.

Even Faux-Environmentalists Express Incredulity With The EPA and Biofuels -- Not Even "The Times" Can Make This Stuff Up

Oil companies have been fined for not adding cellulosic biofuel to their refined gasoline and diesel products.

It should be noted that cellulosic biofuel does not exist.

Even the New Yorks Times has trouble squaring the rationale.
When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.

But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.

In 2012, the oil companies expect to pay even higher penalties for failing to blend in the fuel, which is made from wood chips or the inedible parts of plants like corncobs. Refiners were required to blend 6.6 million gallons into gasoline and diesel in 2011 and face a quota of 8.65 million gallons this year. 
Penalizing the fuel suppliers demonstrates what happens when the federal government really, really wants something that technology is not ready to provide. In fact, while it may seem harsh that the Environmental Protection Agency is penalizing them for failing to do the impossible, the agency is being lenient by the standards of the law, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. 
I didn't say that; the NY Times said that.

The EPA has lost all its marbles and Americans will lose even more if the current administration is in a position to strengthen the EPA next year.

I can't make this stuff up. Fined for not adding a substance that does not exist. But yet, the EPA spokesman can rationalize it. 

The Stroh Wells -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

The Stroh wells in the Cabernet/Fayette fields were a catalyst in getting this blog going. Update:
  • 9488, Dry, Stroh Amoco Unit A 1, Duperow, Jim Creek, s5/82 
  • 9505, Dry, Gulf Oil, Stroh 1-13-1A, a Madison well
  • 14691, 152, PA, Armstrong Operating, Stroh 6-1, Madison, Cabernet, s9/97; cum 5K
  • 15019, PNC, Westport, Stroh 2-13H, Madison, Wildcat
  • 15115, PA/162, Denbury Onshore, Stroh 2-36H, Madison, Manning, s4/01; cum 44K 8/15;
  • 17454, 676, MRO, Stroh 14-11H, Bakken, Killdeer, s9/08; t12/08; re-fracked 3/14; AL; cum 432K 7/19;
  • 17556, 553, MRO, Debb Stroh 44-11H, Bakken, Killdeer, s9/08; t12/08, re-fracked 7/15; AL; cum 412K 7/19;
  • 17899, PA/1,191/AB, OXY USA/Anschutz, Stroh 11-1H, Bakken, Cabernet, s7/09; t9/09; AL; cum 157K 1/12; cum 157K 8/13;
  • 18395, 2,207, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA/Anschutz, Kathleen Stroh 1-20-17H-143-95, Bakken, Murphy Creek, s2/10; AL; cum 345K 7/19;
  • 18423, 2,405, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA/Anschutz, Raphael Stroh 1-13-24H-143-97, Bakken, Fayette, s3/10; cum 486K 7/19;
  • 18424, 2,409, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA/Anschutz, Kenneth Stroh 1-12-1H-143-97, Bakken, Cabernet, s3/10; cum 652K 7/19;
  • 18463, PNC, BR/Anschutz, Elizabeth Stroh 1-7-6H-143-96
  • 18503, PNC, BR/Anschutz, Cecilia Stroh 1-18-19H-143-96
  • 18610, 877, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Harry Stroh 1-8-5H-143-96, Fayette, Bakken; production of 33,000 bbls in 14 days in October, 2011; then down to 31,000 bbls in 30 days in November, 2011; 22,000 bbls in 30 days, January, 2012; middle Bakken target; 5 stimulation stages; 393,000 lbs of proppant; s1/11; t10/11;  cum 568K 7/19;
  • 18611, 584, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA/Anschutz, Evelyn Stroh 1-17-20H-143-96, Bakken, Fayette, 21 stages; 1.3 million lbs sand, s4/11; cum 440K 7/19;
  • 21298, 1,803, BR, Elizabeth Stroh 34-7MBH, Cabernet, 20 stages; 2.3 million lbs sand/ceramic; t3/12; cum 386K 7/19;
  • 21299, 1,242, BR, Cecilia Stroh 34-7MBH, 30 stages; 3.3 million lbs sand/ceramic, t3/13; cum 262K 7/19;
  • 21333, 108, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Raphael Stroh 2-13-24H-143-97, Bakken, Fayette; 24K in February, 2012; t2/12; cum 289K 7/19;
  • 21334, 755, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Kenneth Stroh 2-12-1H-143-97, Cabernet, t5/12; cum 340K 7/19;
  • 26076, 688, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Harry Stroh 3-8-5H-143-96, Fayette, t5/14; cum 259K 7/19;
  • 26077, 940, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Evelyn Stroh, 3-17-20H-143-96, Fayette, 30 stages, 900,000 lbs sand, t5/14; cum 335K 7/19;
  • 26078, 842, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Evelyn Stroh 2-8-5H-143-96, Fayette, 30 stages; 900,000 lbs sand, t5/14; cum 260K 4/17; off-line 4/17;
  • 26079, 1,336, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Harry Stroh 2-8-5H-143-96, Fayette, 30 stages; 900K lbs sand; t5/14; cum 374K 7/19;
  • 26642, PNC, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Raphael Stroh 3-24-13H-143-97,
  • 26643, PNC, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Raphael Stroh 4-24-13H-143-97,
  • 28162, dry, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Evelyn Stroh 4-20-17H-143-96, Fayette,
  • 28757, 633, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Kenneth Stroh 4-12-1H-143-97, Cabernet, 40 stages, 3.5 million lbs, t2/15; cum 324K 7/19; 
  • 29600, 299, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Kenneth Stroh 3-12-1H-143-97, Cabernet, producing as of 11/16; t11/16; cum 109K 7/19;
  • 29601, 250, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Kenneth Stroh 5-1H-143-97, Cabernet, t9/16; cum 118K 7/19;
  • 32047, PNC, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Raphael Stroh 7-13-24H-143-97L, Crooked Creek, Dunn,
  • 32048, PNC, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Kenneth Stroh 8-12-1H-143-97L, Cabernet, Dunn,

Top Story of the Day? -- Absolutely Nothing To Do With The Bakken

I don't follow this industry at all, but still I consider myself well-read in most areas -- but I completely missed this. I never saw this coming: the rise of Coors.  Wasn't it just a few years ago that Coors was considered a regional beverage, certainly not a national brand? In fact, there were many stories about how it was hard to find Coors east of the Mississippi River.

Today, it is being reported that Coors Light vaulted past the King of Beers, Budweiser, to become the #2 beer in the US.

Bud Lite remains in the number one position by a large margin.

It has been 20 years since Anheuser-Busch did not hold both the #1 and the #2 spot.