Sunday, July 29, 2012

OXY Reports Two Nice Wells; KOG, WLL, and Hess Also With Nice Wells -- Monday Morning Links (Starting Sunday Evening) -- Including Wells Coming Off Confidential List This Weekend/Monday

RBN Energy: Part II, pricing, NGLs, propane today


Via Carpe Diem, the latest op-ed piece from Harold Hamm, CEO of CLR.
As the oil industry completes its infrastructure design phase and enters its full development phase in 2012 and 2013, there’s good news for residents, officials and community leaders in the oil communities experiencing this remarkable growth. Soon, nearly all of the infrastructure needed to develop the Bakken will be in place, and western North Dakota is settling into a period of steady growth.

We appreciate North Dakotans’ cooperation and patience in tackling the challenge of infrastructure in the Bakken. Now that the area of the oil field is defined, the objective going forward is to optimize production and improve efficiency over the lifespan of the field, which is projected to be longer than 30 years.
There are 115 words in the quote above. The most interesting word: "longer." Last sentence. As in "longer than 30 years."

Monday's Daily Activity Report

Wells coming off confidential list over the weekend, and Monday:
  • 21646, drl, Hess, LK-State 146-98-3526H-1, Ranch Coulee, t 5/12; cum ---
  • 21811, 871, Hess, CA-E Burdick 155-95-2932H-3, Capa, t3/12; cum 38K 512;
  • 21993, 1,280, MRO, Milton Guenther 14-9H, Bailey,
  • 22024, 316, Petro-Hunt, Lee 158-94-22A-27-1H, East Tioga, t4/12; cum 11K 5/12 ;
  • 22132, DRY, BEXP, M. Ellis 4-9 1H, Williston, problems with the drilling, not the Bakken;
  • 20159, drl, BEXP, Field 18-19 2H, Todd,
  • 21318, 1,132, Fidelity, Lance 21-22-27H, Sanish, t4/12; cum 56K 5/12;
  • 21527, 2,060, Whiting, Buresh 34-10TFH, Dutch Henry Butte, t2/12; cum 51K 5/12;
  • 21813, 1,331, MRO, Garry Sampson 24-32H, Murphy Creek, t4/12; cum 28K 5/12;
  • 20349, 742, OXY USA/Anschutz, Edward Polensky 1-13-24H-142-97, Willmen, t1/12; cum 38K 5/12;
  • 22329, 747, CLR, Colfax 1X-19H, Oliver, t4/12; cum 22K 5/12; 
  • 22247, 953, Slawson, Magnum 1-36-25H, Baker, t4/12 cum 24K 5/12; 
There were six producing wells reported as completed:
  • 20563, 1,710, KOG, P Peterson 155-99-2-15-22-15H, Epping, t6/12; cum ---
  • 21009, 608, WLL, Miller 43-10TFH, Sanish, t6/12; cum ---
  • 22127, 1,824, WLL, Miller 41-10H, Sanish, t6/12; cum ---
  • 21037, 684, Hess, Gene 8-1H, Truax, t6/12; cum ---
  • 21469, 1,014, Hess, SC-Foster 153-99-2932H-1, Crazy Man Creek, t7/12; cum ---
  • 22172, 528, OXY USA, Havelka 1-19-18H-142-95,  Manning, t7/12; cum ---
There was only one permit issued today: 
  • Operator: Samson Resources
  • Field: West Ambrose (Divide)
One permit was cancelled:
  • 19425, PNC, Hess, BB-Stonewall-150-9509H-1, McKenzie

Tired of Flaring? North Dakota Selected as Practice Range for Drones in Anticipation of Civil Unrest During Election

Link here. I've not read the story. Rushed. My subject line could be in error. More later. [Or not.]
North Dakota's Air National Guard this fall will begin operating a practice range for drone aircraft, which will give pilots more practical training than they can get from simulators, the unit's commander said.

The Federal Aviation Administration has established blocks of restricted airspace for the training, located up to 10,000 feet above a spot near Camp Grafton South, between Devils Lake and Jamestown. The airspace is above about 9,300 acres of ground area.

Col. Rick Gibney, commander of the 119th Wing of the North Dakota Air National Guard, said he expects flights to begin in late September or early October.
The story lines are endless.

The background for drone practice? Department of Homeland Security will use drones for "public safety."
Surveillance drones have a new mission.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) they will be used for “public safety.” Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the DHS, told a House Committee meeting on Homeland Security that the more than 30,000 drones that will be deployed into American skies are just arbitrarily watching out for US citizens.

NDIC Website Coming Back Up


July 29, 2012, 6:10 p.m.: NDIC site is back up; some things yet not quite right, it appears, see comments. 

Original Post

I think the NDIC website is still down. I have intermittent internet access, so it could be my system, but I can get all other websites. I use a bookmark -- I assume the URL has not changed.

NBC, Michael Phelps, The Olympics, The Embargo, and All That Jazz -- Absolutely Nothing To Do With The Bakken


July 29, 2012: Reuters reporting lots of open seats at the Olympics. It's starting to look a bit like NASCAR attendance.

July 29, 2012: see first comment. Wow, did I blow it. I can tell time. I'm just dyslexic or something. Sorry. NBC has it right. I was wrong. The part about not missing television is accurate.

Original Post 
I haven't watched cable television in several weeks now and don't miss it. So I was unaware that the most anticipated Olympic event was not shown live until I saw the headline at the Drudge Report.

That is truly incredible. That would be like delaying the video of landing on the moon in 1969 until prime time. Had this been a weekday, perhaps. But even if this was the first event of the day, at 8:00 a.m. in London, it would have been early afternoon on a Saturday in the United States, a perfect time for showing a live event that everyone was anticipating.

And "they" say Steve Jobs was a control freak.