Sunday, March 25, 2012

Random Update on Slawson Permits -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

Slawson has always been one operator that has intrigued me. They always seem to get good wells, but it seemed I had not heard much from Slawson lately. Below is the information from my database. I'm sure there are some errors, but it's probably pretty close.

Lots of interesting data points from the wells/permits below.

Permit number, oil field, formation/pool, cumulative as of 1/12; other notes self-explanatory.

The first data point that jumps out at me: this is still just the beginning of the Bakken boom. One can't really get much information from permits issued in 2011. The real data begins for the permits issued in 2010, and those are barely two years old; the latest ones in 2010 would now be barely 15 months old. I consider a well is well on its way to being paid for when it crosses the 100,000 bbl cumulative milestone. Look at all the wells whose permits were issued in 2010 which have now reached 100,000 bbls cumulative, and to think that Bakken wells will continue to produce for 30 years (albeit at declining rates). The legacy formations (Madison, Red River, Duperow) often took 20 years to reach 100,000 bbls.

The second data point: look at all the wells still not on a pump (F).

2012 (on track for 48 permits for 2012)
  • 22228, conf, Van Hook
  • 22229, conf, Van Hook,
  • 22246, conf, Cabernet, s1/12
  • 22247, conf, Baker
  • 22249, conf, Baker
  • 22331, conf, Ellsworth
  • 22340, conf, Van Hook, s3/12
  • 22353, conf, Boxcar Butte, s2/12
  • 22409, conf, Ross, s3/12
  • 22410, conf, Ross
  • 22437, conf, Saxon
2011 (46 permits)
  • 20267, Van Hook, 66K, Bakken, F; (t9/11)
  • 20346, Van Hook, 82K, Bakken; F; (t6/11)
  • 20403, Big Bend, 92K, Bakken; F; (t7/11)
  • 20422, Big Bend, 51K, Bakken; F; (t10/11)
  • 20423, loc, Big Bend
  • 20509, conf, wildcat in McKenzie, s9/11
  • 20551, Van Hook, 104K, Bakken; F (t6/110
  • 20721, Van Hook, 16K, Bakken; F (t12/11)
  • 20810, conf, Big Bend
  • 20854, conf, Van Hook
  • 20855, conf, Van Hook
  • 20896, Kittleson Slough, 3K, Bakken F (t1/12)
  • 20897, conf, Kittleson Slough, s10/11
  • 20922, conf, Kittleson Slough, s10/11
  • 21025, Trailside, 14K, Bakken; F (t12/11)
  • 21038, Van Hook, 21K, Bakken, F (t12/11)
  • 21039, Van Hook, 13K, Bakken, F (t11/11)
  • 21067, Painted Woods, 10K, Bakken; F (t12/10)
  • 21121, Big Bend, 14K, Bakken; F (t12/11)
  • 21205, PNC, Big Bend, Bakken
  • 21206, PNC, Big Bend, Bakken
  • 21234, conf, Bully
  • 21250, North Tobacco Garden, 18K, Bakken; F; (t11/11)
  • 21385, conf, Antelop
  • 21386, conf, Antelope
  • 21387, conf, Antelope
  • 21398, conf, Elm Tree
  • 21408, conf, Alger
  • 21426, conf, Big Bend
  • 21427, conf, Big Bend
  • 21434, conf, Big Bend,
  • 21435, Big Bend, 14K, Bakken; F (t12/11)
  • 21453, conf, Van Hook,
  • 21463, conf, Murphy Creek, s10/11
  • 21497, conf, Dollar Joe, s10/11
  • 21570, conf, Van Hook, s1/12
  • 21595, conf, Big Bend
  • 21596, conf, Big Bend
  • 21676, conf, Ross
  • 21909, conf, Tobacco Garden
  • 22040, conf, Kittleson Slough
  • 22089, PNC, Boxcar Butte, Bakken
  • 22164, conf, Alger
  • 22165, conf, Alger
  • 22168, conf, Alger
  • 22170, conf, Alger
2010 (55 permits)
  • 18574, Big Bend, 97K, Bakken, F (t12/10)
  • 18575, Big Bend, 141K, Bakken, F (t6/11)
  • 18589, Big Bend, 249K, Bakken, F (t5/10)
  • 18590, Big Bend, 72K, Bakken, pump (t8/10)
  • 18595, Van Hook, 211K, Bakken, pump (t7/10)
  • 18617, Van Hook, 123K, Bakken, pump (t7/10)
  • 18619, Van Hook, 55K, Bakken, F (t9/10)
  • 18621, Van Hook, 95K, Bakken, pump (t8/10)
  • 18712, Alger, 64K, Bakken, F (t8/11)
  • 18717, Van Hook, 231K, Bakken, pump (t4/10)
  • 18749, Van Hook, 132K, Bakken, pump (t9/10)
  • 18759, Big Bend, 95K, Bakken, pump (t11/10)
  • 18792, Big Bend, 47K, Bakken, pump (t6/10)
  • 18865, Big Bend, 124K, Bakken, pump (t12/10)
  • 18870, Van Hook, 146K, Bakken, pump (t9/10)
  • 18871, Van Hook, 130K, Bakken, pump (t9/10)
  • 18872, Van Hook, 76K, Bakken, F (t5/11)
  • 18924, Van Hook, 166K, Bakken, F (t2/11)
  • 18925, Van Hook, 141K, Bakken, F (t12/10)
  • 18954, Van Hook, 109K, Bakken, F (t6/11)
  • 18970, Van Hook, 189K Bakken, pump (t9/10)
  • 18992, Painted Woods, 58K, Bakken, F (t11/10)
  • 19000, Van Hook, 104K, Bakken, F (t11/10)
  • 19010, Van Hook, 158K, Bakken, F (t10/10)
  • 19047, Van Hook, 127K, Bakken, pump (t11/10)
  • 19155, conf, Van Hook,
  • 19207, Van Hook, 67K, Bakken, pump (t4/11)
  • 19208, Van Hook, 53K, Bakken, F (t4/11)
  • 19241, Big Bend, 86K, Bakken, pump (t12/10)
  • 19255, Van Hook, 179K, Bakken, F (t1/11)
  • 19368, Van Hook, 54K, Bakken, F (t8/11)
  • 19483, Arnegard, 60K, Bakken, F (t8/11)
  • 19485, Van Hook, 210K, Bakken, F (t5/11)
  • 19486, Van Hook, 103K, Bakken; F (t5/11)
  • 19563, PNC, Ross, Bakken
  • 19572, Elk, 47K, Bakken, pump, (t5/11)
  • 19664, Van Hook, 117K, Bakken, pump (t2/11)
  • 19665, Van Hook, 110K, Bakken, pump (t2/11)
  • 19707, DRL, wildcat in Williams (s1/11)
  • 19742, wildcat in McKenzie County, 1K, Bakken, F (t1/12)
  • 19812, Murphy Creek, 45K, Bakken, F;
  • 19863, conf, McKenzie County
  • 19869, wildcat in McKenzie County, 10K, Bakken, F (t12/11)
  • 19916, Van Hook, 63K, Bakken, F (t7/11)
  • 19993, Big Bend, 62K, Bakken, F (t11/11)
  • 19996, Big Bend, 155K, Bakken, F (t6/11)
  • 20099, Van Hook 50K, Bakken, F (t11/11)19916
  • 20107, Van Hook, 43K, Bakken, F (t11/11)
  • 20147, Cabernet, 4K, Bakken, F (t10/11)
  • 20151, Saxon, 26K, Bakken, F
  • 20154, Van Hook, 50K, Bakken, F
  • 20203, Big Bend, 20K, Bakken, F
  • 20204, conf, Big Bend,
  • 20228, Big Bend, 80K, Bakken, F
  • 20229, Big Bend, 95K, Bakken, F
2009 (28 permits)
  • 18068, Kittleson Slough, 44K, Bakken, F
  • 18119, Van Hook, 155K, Bakken, F
  • 18123, Sanish, 158K, Bakken, F
  • 18124, Sanish, 109K, Bakken, F
  • 18161, PNC, Reunion Bay Bakken
  • 18170, Van Hook, 90K, Bakken, F
  • 18180, Big Bend, 227K, Bakken, pump
  • 18188, Van Hook, 173K, Bakken, F
  • 18195, Big Bend, 172K, Bakken, pump
  • 18199, Van Hook, 53K, Bakken, pump
  • 18207, Big Bend, 158K, Bakken, pump
  • 18211, Big Bend, 145K, Bakken, pump
  • 18220, Big Bend, 135K, Bakken, F
  • 18239, Big Bend, 147K, Bakken, pump
  • 18252, Sanish, 301K, Bakken, pump
  • 18287, Big Bend, 136K, Bakken, pump
  • 18309, Sanish, 329K, Bakken, pump
  • 18312, Big Bend, 158K, Bakken, pump
  • 18327, Van Hook, 119K, Bakken, F
  • 18331, Van Hook, 149K, Bakken, pump
  • 18363, Big Bend, 156K, Bakken, pump
  • 18364, Big Bend, 180K, Bakken, F
  • 18368, Van Hook, 114K, Bakken, pump
  • 18407, Van Hook, 147K, Bakken, pump
  • 18416, Big Bend, 112K, Bakken, pump
  • 18428, Van Hook, 117K, Bakken, pump
  • 18495, Van Hook, 165K, Bakken, F
  • 18499, Van Hook, 227K, Bakken, F
2008 (27 permits)
  • 17076, Ross, 196K, Bakken, F
  • 17163, Parshall, 43K, Bakken, F (test 7/08)
  • 17175, Sanish, 333K, Bakken, F
  • 17303, Parshall, 377K, Bakken, F
  • 17336, Van Hook, 128K, Bakken, F
  • 17354, Parshall, 472K, Bakken, F
  • 17385, Kittleson Slough, 65K, Bakken, F
    17459, Van Hook, 74K, Bakken, F;
  • 17474, PNC, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17479, conf, Raven 1-13H, Kittleson Slough,
  • 17504, Van Hook, 126K, Bakken, F
  • 17505, Van Hook, 109K, Bakken, F
  • 17535, PNC, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17538, DRY, Madison, Square Butte,
  • 17546, PNC, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17548, PNC, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17549, PNC, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17567, Van Hook, 147K, F
  • 17579, Sanish, 214K; F
  • 17588, PNC, Bakken, wildcat in Mountrail
  • 17595, Parshall, Bakken, 86K, pump
  • 17597, DRY, Kittleson Slough, Bakken
  • 17748, Van Hook, 175K, pump
  • 17801, Big Bend, 90K, pump
  • 17820, Sanish, 299K, pump
  • 17864, Big Bend, 158K, pump
  • 17866, DRY, Madison, wildcat in Billings County
2007 (7 permits)
  • 16845, Sanish, Bakken, 415K, pump
  • 16848, Mondak, Bakken, 226K, pump
  • 16851, Wildcat, Bakken, PNC
  • 16855, Van Hook, Bakken, 195K, SI
  • 16872, Van Hook, Bakken, 156K, F
  • 16878, Parshall, Bakken, PNC
  • 16920, Squaw Gap, Bakken, 78K;
2006
  • 16354, Trenton, PNC, Duperow
  • 16363, Trenton, DRY, Red River
  • 16401, Squaw Gap, DRY, Red River; Bakken, 153K, pump
  • 16436, Square Butte, DRY, Madison
  • 16445, Square Butte, PNC, Madison
  • 16488, Mondak, Bakken, 68K, F;
  • 16493, Square Butte, PNC, Madison

Chesapeake: Fracking Its First Horizontal Wildcat in Golden Valley County

RMOJ: March 9, 2012

Olson 12-139-104 A 1H: as of March 9, 2012, CHK was waiting for a frack crew to begin work on this Three Forks well. Four (4)-400 bbl oil tanks and two (2)-400 bbl water tanks on the pad. A pump jack was also on the pad.

Look at these depths:
  • False Bakken: 10,037
  • Upper Bakken: 10,350
  • Three Forks: 10, 352
  • Nisku: 10,422
1,280-acre spacing
EUR: 400,000 (5.8% of OIP)
OIP: 6,827,040 bbls of oil

Whiting Spuds Its Second Horizontal Lodgepole Wildcat

Updates

May 14, 2012: apparently not the Lodgepole, but the Red River. See this post


March 26, 2012: elsewhere they are looking for information on the Quale; blogs are not allowed to be mentioned at that site

Original Post

From RMOJ, March 16, 2012:
  • Quale 21-30
  • Six miles northeast of Beach, ND (far southwest corner of North Dakota); 6 miles east of Montana stateline
  • Well spacing: 1,280 acre
  • EUR: 330,000 bbls
  • Investment: $7 million
  • Payout, years: 3.3
First Whiting horizontal Lodgepole
  • Nistler 21-25H -- no commercial hydrocarbons in the Lodgepole; shut-in after drilling a horizontal leg in the Scallion member of the Lodgepole; no hydrocarbons from this zone even after fracture.

New Vertical Lodgepole Being Drilled -- South of Dickinson

Chimney Sweep, Hondl 21-1, 160-acre spacing, $2 million budget;  EUR: 1.2 million
Unusual for a Lodgepole well: direction drilling because the mound is below the city of Dickinson
Located about a half-mile of a DRY Armstrong well drilled in 1996 (Dvoark 16-1)
Nearest established Lodgepole: Hondl 21-1; 1.5 miles to the southwest; Armstrong's Gruman 20-1; 1995; cum 578,000 bbls.

RMOJ: March 23, 2012

Bakken Operators by Production

Updates

March 31, 2013:  From the North Dakota Petroleum Council, here are the top 10 producers in North Dakota for 2012:

  1. Continental Resources, Inc.
  2. Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation
  3. Hess Corporation
  4. EOG Resources, Inc.
  5. Brigham Oil & Gas, L.P.
  6. XTO Energy Inc.
  7. Marathon Oil Company
  8. Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP
  9. Petro-Hunt, L.L.C.
  10. Slawson Exploration Company, Inc.

Original Post

Total production in North Dakota: Operator, bbls, # of wells drilled See RMOJ, February 17, 2012

1. CLR: 19.034 million, 543
2. EOG: 16.071 million, 341
3. WLL: 14.701 million, 422
4. HES: 14.145 million, 635
5. BR: 8.715 million, 266
6. MRO: 6.987 million, 228
7. BEXP: 6.598, 114
8. Slawson: 6.255, 124
9. Denbury Onshore: 4.619, 322
10. Petro-Hunt, 4.612, 207
11. XTO; 4.312, 192
12. Oasis: 3.400, 101
13. OXY USA: 3.002, 85
14. SM Energy: 2.946, 188
15. Murex: 2.890, 155
16. Dakota-3 (WPX): 2.746, 38
17. Hunt: 2.731, 58
18. Newfield: 2,700, 77
19. KOG: 2.540, 48
20. Fidelity: 1.880, 109
21. Enerplus: 1.803, 41
22. Zenergy: 1.631, 91
23. QEP: 1.318, 26
24. Helis: 1.263, 22
25. Zavanna: 1.063, 22
26. Samson Resources: .818, 55

48: ConocoPhillips: 0.166, 5

Bakken/Three Forks Production: Operators: Bbls # of wells

1. EOG: 16.071, 341
2. CLR: 13.534, 342
3. WLL: 13.379, 254
4. HES: 12.204, 355
5. MRO: 6.979, 227
6. BEXP: 6.598, 114
7. Slawson: 6.183, 110
8. BR: 4.371, 137
9. XTO: 4.234, 162
10. Petro-Hunt: 3.925, 78
11. Oasis: 3.310, 81
12. OXY USA: 2.933, 80
13. Denbury Onshore: 2.900, 84
14. Dakota-3 (WPX): 2.746, 38
15. Hunt, 2.731, 58
16. Newfield: 2.659, 62
17. Murex: 2.633, 56
18: KOG: 2.540, 48
19: SM Energy: 2.201, 73
20. Fidelity: 1.880, 46
21: Enerplus: 1.803, 41
22: Zenergy: 1.337, 27
23: QEP: 1.318, 26
24. Helis, 1.264, 22
25. Zavanna: 0.837, 21

Production by formation:
Bakken: 126.078 million bbls, 3,344
Madison: 8.332, 2,052
Bakken/Three Forks: 0.594, 10
total number of producing wells in North Dakota in 2011: 6,664

This page is linked at "Data Links."

Bismarck Tribune's Annual Bakken Breakout Issue

Link here.

88 pages of articles, job opportunities, investment opportunities. 

Eagle Nest Oil Field

Eagle Nest oil field, Dunn County, 
Fort Berthold Reservation, southwest corner of of the reservation

Forty-four sections as of March, 2012. A very active field with four rigs on site as of March, 2012. The field is noted for its multi-well pads. Major operator is Petro-Hunt. One of the most scenic highways in North Dakota, state highway 22, pretty much splits the field in half, east half from west half.  This is going to be a great field.

Permits

2016
33169, conf, ERF,
33168, conf, ERF,
32751, conf, ERF,
32750, conf, ERF,

2015 (list is complete)
32411, loc, HRC,
32410, loc, HRC,
32409, loc, HRC,
32341, 998, ERF, Quillfish 149-95-36C-25H-TF-LLW, t10/16; cum 21K 10/16;
31189, conf, WPX,
31188, 3,752, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-8H, t4/16; cum 64K 10/16;
31156, loc, HRC,
31155, loc, HRC,
31154, loc, HRC,
31072, 1,582, ERF, Tackle 149-95-36C-25H-TF, t10/16; cum 19K 10/16;
31071, 2,200, ERF, Baith 149-95-36C-25H, t10/16; cum 22K 10/16;
30564, 2,695, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-10H, t5/16; cum 39K 10/16;
30559, loc, HRC,
30558, loc, HRC,
30557, loc, HRC,
30556, loc, HRC,
30555, loc, HRC,

2014 (list is complete
30269, 1,716, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-17D-36-8-13H, t7/15; cum 200K 10/16;
30268, 954, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-17D-8-12H, t7/15; cum 139K 10/16;
30267, PNC, HRC,
29882, conf, WPX,
29881, conf, WPX,
29880, conf, WPX,
29879, conf, WPX,
29878, conf, WPX,
28460, 2,032, QEP, TAT 4-35-26TH, t6/15; cum 108K 10/16 -- on 13 days in Sept/Oct 2016;
28281, 2,606, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-17C-8-7H, t6/15; cum 176K 10/16;
28280, 2,616, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-17C-8-6H, t6/15; cum 169K 10/16;
27646, 2,511, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26A-35-14H, t2/15; cum 198K 10/16;
27460, 2,056, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26B-35-5H, t12/14; cum 193K 10/16;
27459, 1,789, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26B-35-8H, t1/15; cum 179K 10/16;
27458, 1,879, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26B-35-4H, t2/15; cum 164K 10/16;
27457, 1,870, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26B-35-9H, t1/15; cum 218K 10/16;
27456, 3,190, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26B-35-3H, t11/14; cum 234K 10/16;
27435, 3,397, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-5H, t6/16; cum 19K 10/16;
27434, 2,738, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-9H, t5/16; cum 31K 10/16;
27433, 3,039, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-4H, t6/16; cum 22K 10/16;
27432, 3,416, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-8H, t5/16; cum 43K 10/16;
27431, 3,163, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23C-14-3H, t6/16; cum 34K 10/16;
27417, 2,558, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-3H, t5/16; cum 38K 10/16;
27416, 1,672, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-4H, t4/16; cum 27K 10/16;
27415, 3,158, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-5H, t4/16; cum 60K 10/16;
27414, 2,712, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-6H, t4/16; cum 55K 10/16;
27412, 3,745, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-7H, t4/16; cum 72K 10/16;

2013 (list complete)
27280, 2,433, HRC, Fort Berthold 14894-30B-31-5H, t8/14; cum348K 10/16;
27279, 2,946, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-19C-18-5H, t8/14; cum 249K 10/16;
27278, 3,715, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-30B-31-4H, t8/14; cum 371K 10/16;
27277, 2,128, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-19C-18-4H, t8/14; cum 216K 10/16;
27127, 2,743, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-23D-14-7H, t2/15; cum 216K 10/16;
27126, 2,894, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-26A-35-10H, t2/15;cum 240K 10/16;
27125, 1,926, HRC, Fort Berthold 184-95-23D-14-6H, t2/15; cum 219K 10/16;
27045, 2,135, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-20C-21-6H, t5/14; cum 208K 10/16;
26323, 3,138, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-22C-15-9H, Eagle Nest, Three Forks first B1 but might have been a middle Bakken; geo report pending, 33 stages; 4.9 million lbs "other"; propsed TVD, 10,747; TD, 20,853; 1280-acre spacing; t4/14; cum 294K 10/16;
26322, 3,317, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-27B-34-8H, Eagle Nest, Three Forks but might have been a middle Bakken; geo report pending, 32 stages; 4.8 million lbs "other"; proposed TVD, 10,747; TD, 20,393; 1280-acre spacing; t4/14; cum 269K 10/16;
25989, 2,338, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-20C-21-4H, t6/14; cum 183K 10/16;
25988, 2,045, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-20C-21-5H, t6/14; cum 186K 10/16;
25557, conf, HRC/G3,
25556, conf, HRC/G3,
25506, PNC, HRC/G3,
25505, PNC, HRC/G3,
25504, PNC, HRC/G3,
25502, 3,161, HRC/G3, Fort Berthodl148-94-17C-8-5H, t6/15; cum 171K 10/16;
25210, 2,789, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-22C-15-5H, Eagle Nest, middle Bakken; geo report pending, 32 stages; 4.7 million lbs "other"; propsed TVD, 10,691; TD, 21,115; 1280-acre spacing; t4/14; cum 285K 10/16;
25209, 3,719, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-27B-34-5H, Eagle Nest, middle Bakken, 32 stages; 4.8 million lbs "other"; propsed TVD, 10,671; TD, 20,808; 1240-acre spacing; t4/14; cum 273K 10/16;
25208, 2,149, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-22C-15-4H, Eagle Nest, Three Forks, 31 stages, 4.6 million lbs "other"; proposed TVD, 10,553 feet; TD, 20,795 feet; 1280-acre spacing unit; t4/14; cum 221K 10/16;
25207, 2,291, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-27B-34-4H, Eagle Nest, Three Forks, 30 stages; 4.5 million lbs "other," proposed TVD, 10,737 feet; TD, 20,441 feet; 1240-acre spacing unit; t5/14; cum 168K 10/16;

2012
24418, 2,054, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-17C-08-3H, t6/15; cum 137K 10/16; off line much of Aug and October, 2016;
24417, 2,174, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-17C-08-4H, t6/15; cum 180K 10/16;
24310, 2,132, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-29A-32-5H, t10/13; cum 114K 6/14;
24307, 896, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-29A-32-4H, t10/13; cum 53K 6/14;
24306, 1,727, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-29A-32-3H, t10/13; cum 90K 6/14;
24299, 1,687, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-3H, t9/13; cum 93K 6/14;
24298, 1,615, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-4H, t10/13; cum 57K 6/14;
24297, 1,967, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-5H, t10/13; cum 104K 6/14;
24205, PNC,
24204, PNC,
24203, PNC,
24164, 898, ERF, Nimbus 149-94-33D-28H, t4/13; cum 127K 6/14;
24163, 759, ERF, Cirrus149-94-33D-28H, t4/13; cum 120K 6/14;
24154, PNC, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-8B-17-3H;
24153, PNC, HRC/G3,
24152, PNC, HRC/G3,
24113, conf, ERF, Zion
24112, conf, ERF, Brugh Bear
24111, conf, ERF, Beaver Creek
24068, PNC, HRC/G3,
24067, PNC, HRC/G3,
24066, PNC, HRC/G3,
24065, PNC, HRC/G3,
24064, PNC, HRC/G3,
24063, PNC, HRC/G3,
23987, PNC, HRC/G3,
23986, PNC, HRC/G3,
23985, PNC, HRC/G3,
23984, PNC, HRC/G3,
23903, PNC, HRC/G3,
23902, PNC, HRC/G3,
23124, 2,265, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-94-30A-31-3H, t6/13; cum 138K 6/14;
23123, 2,075, HRC/G3, Fort Berthold 148-4-19D-18-3H, t6/13; cum 131K 6/14;
22983, 1,464, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-29B-3202H; t7/13; cum 147K 6/14;
22981, 2,396, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-9C-04-3H, t7/13; cum 135
K 6/14;
22980, 3,077, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-9C-04-4H, t7/13;cum 130
K 6/14;
22979, 1,583, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-9C-04-5H, t7/13; cum 74K 6/14;
22575*, conf, Enerplus, Acadia 148-95-02A-11H TF,
22574*, conf, Enerplus, Glacier 148-95-02A-11H TF,
22562, 822, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-21A-20-3H, t2/13; cum 118K 6/14;
22561, 991, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-21A-20-2H, t2/13; cum 99K 6/14;
22560, 846, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-21A-20-1H, t2/13; cum 112K 6/14;
22531, 754, Enerplus, Emerald 148-95-03A-10H, t10/12; cum 149K 6/14;
22530, 712, Enerplus, Bradfield 31-14H, t10/12; cum 112K 6/14;
22504, conf, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-05-24C-13-2H,
22503, conf, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-2H,
22301*, conf, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-22D-15-3H,
22300*, conf, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-22D-15-2H,
22299*, 615, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-27A-34-3H, t10/12; cum 104K 6/14;
22298, 1,095, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-27A-34-2H, t10/12; cum 105K 6/14;
22270, 484, WPX, Fettig 7-6HC, t9/12; cum 108K 6/14;
22269, drl, WPX, Fettig 607HB,
22268, PNC, WPX, Fettig 6-7HA,
21963*, conf, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-26A-35-2H, 
21415, 207, Enerplus, Gray Wolf 148-94-05CH TF, t4/12; cum 44K 6/14;
21080*, 958, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-30A-31-2H, t6/12; cum 203K 6/14;
21079, 1,218, 4-well pad (21080, 20252, 20253), Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-19D-18-2H, t6/12; cum 150K 6/14;
21066, 1,347, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-17D-08-2H, t1/12; cum 183K 6/14;
20919, 1,547, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148095-25B-36-1H, t6/12; cum 174K 6/14;
20918, 607, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-24C-13-1H, t10/12; cum 97K 6/14;
20917*, 490, 3-well pad (22574, 22575), ERF, Likes Eagle 2-31H, t4/12; cum 123K 6/14;
20871, 239, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-9D-04-2H, t7/12; cum 162K 6/14;
20866*, drl, HR/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-23D-14-2H,
20253, 1,280, HRC/Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-30A-31-1H, t6/12; cum 248K 6/14;
20252, 1,078, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-19D-18-1H, t6/12; cum 82K 6/14;
20173, 836, 4-well pad (20172, 21963, 20866), Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-26A-35-1H, t6/12; cum 127K 6/14;
20172*, 1,260, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-23D-14-1H, t6/12; cum 133K 6/14;
19976, 1,047, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-29B-32-1H, Eagle Nest/wildcat; t9/13; 127K 6/14;
19476, 480, Enerplus/Peak, Buffalo Run 5-24H, Eagle Nest, Dunn, t4/12; cum 61K 6/14;
18969*, 802, Fort Berthold 148-95-27A-34-1H, Eagle Nest/wildcat, t9/12/ cum 140K 6/14;
18968*, 875, 6-well pad (18969, 22298, 22300, 22301, 22299); Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-95-22D -15-1H, t9/12; cum 153K 6/14;
18419, 510, WPX, Bearstail 32-29H, 24 stage frack; 3 mill lbs sand;t2/12; cum 195K 6/14;
18367, 933, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-9D-04-1H, s4/10; t7/10; cum 174K 6/14;
18094, 1,323, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-17D-08-1H, s9/09; t2/10; cum 223K 6/14;  Bakken formation fracked, but Three Forks tested, 27 stages; 1.4 million lbs sand;
17975, 432, WPX, TAT [714A] 2-1H, s4/09; t7/09; cum 78K 6/14;
17304, 960, Enerplus, Burr 16-44H, s11/08; t2/09; cum 124K 1/16; 10 stages planned; actual: open hole, about a million lbs sand/ceramic?

9710, vertical, 81/PA, Slawson, BIA Hale 1-7, s8/82; t3/83; F; cum 51K 1/12; Red River;

***************************


*on a pad with multiple wells

******************************

42-section oil field, rectangular, 7 x 6; 6 x 6 entirely within the reservation; the six sections on the far west are just outside the reservation. Squaw Creek to the north; Mandaree to the northeast, McGregory Buttes to the east, and Corral Creek (outside the reservation) to the south.


Week 12: March 18, 2012 -- March 24, 2012

Obama backs Keystone -- as long at there's a 1,179-mile gap

$100 million, 12-well Hess pad? Filloon mentions it

Liberty LR 18-14H, EOG, 85,000 bbls; still on DRL status

2,560-acre spacing in the Bakken

Williston area update: new rec center ($70 million); new ONEOK pipelines; truck reliever route ($10 million)

Williston area update: new retail center set to break ground; new dollar store opens in Williston; new Greek restaurant; new steak and seafood restaurant (the old Elks building), Stevensville Stagecoach to Monana; Watford City with new housing development, apartment complex, new truck stop

Arsenal Energy and Fidelity report nice wells

Update on Oasis; Clark well, Tyrone field north of Williston, Lodgepole formation

Chesapeake issued new permit

Connecting the dots: Liberty Resources, Riverstone Holdings, Carlyle Group

Filloon: spacing, EURs, the Bakken and the Eagle Ford

Williston unemployment hits "impossible" low

$26 million proppant distribution facility to Stark County?

EPA: tests on first water wells in Pennsylvania reveal no fracking impact

Nice article on fracking

Natural gas frack crews heading to Williston Basin to frack oil wells

440,000 birds killed annually by wind turbines; 90 environmental groups fed up with the madness; seven ducks killed by oil and gas industry in the Bakken in 2011 spring flood

It Now Makes Sense -- Brazil-Chevron -- Solyndra-Chinese Tariffs -- Absolutely Nothing To Do With the Bakken

Updates

March 28, 2012: now Brazilian unions have civil suit against Chevron, Transocean. My hunch is that this is the beginning of the end of the love affair with Brazilian off-shore oil. If nothing else, this certainly slows things down considering the glut of oil in the western hemisphere. 
The union representing oil workers in Brazil has filed a civil lawsuit against U.S. oil major Chevron Corp. and rig operator Transocean Ltd. for the companies' roles in a November oil spill, asking the government to revoke Chevron's offshore concession contract.

"[Chevron] has demonstrated that it is not technically prepared to produce oil in deep waters, especially in an environmentally sensitive area," Joao Antonio de Moraes, coordinator of the Federacao Unica dos Petroleiros union, told Dow Jones Newswires in a telephone interview Wednesday. FUP is an umbrella union comprised of 13 separate oil-industry unions across Brazil.
Original Post

This is a rambling note about Brazil; nothing to do with the Bakken.  The Brazil-Chevron story had me puzzled, but now it starts to make sense.  From latest hard-copy issue of BloombergBusinessweek:
Two numbers sent a jolt through the government of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in March. The first was the GDP figure for 2011: 2.7 percent last year vs 7.5 percent in 2010.

That sorry statistic made Brazil the laggard among BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa).

The second number hurt, too: January industrial output contracted 3.4 percent from a year earlier.

Rousseff's strategy -- to leverage Brazil's strength to build up a world-class manufacturing power -- is threatened.

Rousseff's impulse is to protect Brazilian industry. In that respect she hasn't strayed far from her days as a graduate student studying developmental economics with some of Brazil's most left-wing professors. Many of Brazil's companies from the textiles, shoe, electronics, and other industries are urging her on, as she's imposed tariffs on shoes, chemicals, texticles, and even Barbie dolls.

Under pressure form automakers, which saw imports jump 30 percent last year, the government renegotiated a trade deal in March that cps car imports from Mexico for three years.
The article is accompanied by a photo of a "railway under construction." Interestingly enough, during an Air Force visit to Brazil 20+ years ago, we learned why railroads are not a good fit for Brazil. The article does not mention the railroad story, but it's obviously a government jobs scheme. It will make no economic sense.  There may be a niche for rail in Brazil, and it might be needed to support manufacturing in some areas of the country, but something tells me it will be Brazil's Solyndra.

So, with budget problems and a leftist as president, the Brazil-Chevron dots have been connected. 

Earlier this week, I also posted a story suggesting that development of Brazil's off-shore oil industry is going to be more difficult than anticipated, which I suggested was good news for the Bakken. My hunch is that Brazil runs the risk of retracing the Mexican model.

*****************

Speaking of Solyndra, which the President once called the wave of the future, and now says it was not his program at all, but the fault of Congress, here's an update. The president said he would impose tariffs on Chinese solar panels shipped to the states. He did. Again, purely symbolic. The tariffs are a whopping 4.73 percent. No typo. Decimal point in the right spot. Less than 5 percent tariff. Talk-on-the-street is that Chinese solar panels are at least 10% cheaper than those made elsewhere. -- BloombergBusinessweek, April 1, 2012, page 26.