Sunday, March 31, 2013

Three Biggest Energy Story Lines of 2013 -- The Motley Fool

I am not a fan of Motley Fool, but several times a week, the Fool comes through. Here is a feel-good story.

The three story lines:
  • Buffett was right on rail.
  • Bakken is still beautiful (CLR, KOG).
  • Best year ever for deepwater discoveries (COP).
I still recall the comment sent into the MDW telling me the rail story would be short-lived.

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Montana Headlines has been quiet for awhile; I hope all is well in Montana.

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Rockabilly Boogie, The Obscuritones

Remember The Guy Who Tried To Corner The Silver Market and Went Broke: He's A Billionaire Again -- Because of the Bakken

Wow, I love this stuff. I always wondered who the "Hunt" was in Petro-Hunt. I didn't think it was associated with Hunt's ketchup, but maybe....but I digress. Sorry.

Bloomberg is reporting:
William Herbert Hunt was once one of the wealthiest men on Earth. With his brother, Nelson Bunker Hunt, the billionaire bought more than 195 million ounces of silver -- 60 percent of the U.S. market -- in the 1970s. By early 1980, their stake was valued at more than $9 billion. 
The Hunts’ position imploded when silver prices plummeted 80 percent over the course of a few weeks in March 1980, culminating 33 years ago this week on what traders called Silver Thursday. The crash rattled Wall Street and sent the Texas brothers into bankruptcy.  
That was 1980; flash forward to 2012:
Hunt is once again a billionaire, this time with oil. In October, he sold 43 percent of the North Dakota petroleum assets owned by his closely held Petro-Hunt LLC for $1.45 billion to Houston-based Halcon Resources Corp. The cash and stock deal made Hunt Halcon’s largest shareholder and boosted his net worth to $4.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 
The $9,500 per acre Halcon paid for Hunt’s land is about average for recent deals in the Williston Basin, according to Eli Kantor, Senior Exploration and Production Analyst with Iberia Capital Partners LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
The Williston Basin, also known as the Bakken, is a geological formation covering North Dakota as well as parts of South Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan. The largest contiguous oilfield in the U.S., the Williston has the potential to be the largest producing field in the world over the next 30 years, according to Harold Hamm, the billionaire chairman of oil and gas producer Continental Resources Inc.
An early Bakken wildcatter, Hamm has said in company reports that the area will yield as much as 24 billion barrels of oil. He is worth $12.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg ranking. 
Go to the link for the full story. It's worth your time.

Jane Nielsen needs to read it

A Reminder

Wells coming off the confidential list this long weekend have been posted here.

Texas Railroad Commission to Remove Permitting Requirement If Operators Recycle

MyWestTexas is reporting:
The new rules, which will take effect April 15, are designed to eliminate the need for a recycling permit if operators are recycling fluids on their own leases or transferring those fluids to another operator's lease for recycling. The new rules also identify recycling permit application requirements and reflect exiting standard field conditions for recycling permits.
There has been a lot of talk about all the water that is used by the fracking shale oil industry and how it might be particularly problematic in drought-prone south Texas.

So, quick, an open book test: how much water, on a percent basis, is used by the fracking industry in the entire state of Texas? Choose from the following:
a) 20%
b) 30%
c) 40%
d) way more than 50%
The answer is at the linked site. If the link is broken, oh, well.

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I'm really blown away by this -- here we have a regulatory agency that is willing to treat these guys like adults. Everyone wants you to recycle; we should make it as simple as possible; remove the obstacles. So the first obstacle we will remove is the process of getting a permit. Hey, just "git 'er done." I'm sure if anyone screws up the recycling the state will come in and punish the bad boys, but let's not make folks get a permit for doing the right thing. I know in cities where recycling is required, folks don't have to get a permit to recycle their personal garbage.

March Is Trending To Be The Coldest Since 1996 In the US -- Planalytics

I try so hard to minimize stories on global warming, and now global cooling, but it just never quits. Here's another one. CNBC is reporting:
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring's delay.  "Right now, March is trending the coldest since 1996 in the U.S. It's also the snowiest March since 2002," said Evan Gold, senior vice president of client services at Planalytics, a company that analyzes how weather affects consumer demand. 
That's about right. Sixteen years ago the earth stopped warming; others say the 20-year "hiatus" in warming is confusing. And still other say that we have global cooling to fear more than global warming. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself, to coin a phrase, I suppose.

Update on The "Megaloads"

The Billings Gazette is reporting.

Remember all those stories about the "megaloads" and the activist environmentalists involvement in slowing down the movement? Well, the project is pretty much completed: the Kearl Lake Oil Sands project, operated by Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil, in north Alberta, is slated to go into production sometime this week.
 
I admire Imperial Oil for putting up with all the nonsense and not giving in.

At the time, it was such a big story, the story got its own "tag" at the bottom of the MDW.

A big "thank you" to Don for sending me the story. I had not checked in on the project for several months now.

The "megaload" story, by the way, was filed under Don Quixote in my non-electronic filing system. Turns out that the story was filed in the correct location; it can now be filed in the circular file.

Pipeline Spill In Arkansas

Updates

April 1, 2013: XOM update; Oil & Gas Journal is reporting:
ExxonMobil Pipeline Co.’s 20-in. OD, 848-mile Pegasus crude oil pipeline ruptured Mar. 29 near Mayflower, Ark., about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock.
The pipeline has been shut in and crews are working to contain the spill. Cleanup crews deployed 2,000 ft of boom and are using 15 vacuum trucks to clean up the oil, recovering roughly 12,000 bbl of oil and water as of Mar. 31. Crews also deployed 3,600 ft of boom near Lake Conway as a precaution, but have so far reported no oil reaching the lake.
ExxonMobil said it observed “a few thousand barrels of oil” in the Mayflower area but was staging a response for more than 10,000 bbl to be conservative. The company was investigating the spill’s cause. Reports cited the US Environmental Protection Agency estimated as much as 2,000 bbl of oil had been released.
Original Post
Reuters is reporting the spill.

Data points:
  • Pegasus pipeline; Exxon; runs from Pakota, Illinois to Nederland, Texas;
  • up to 90,000 bopd
  • carrying Canadian heavy oil
  • pipeline ruptured in the Northwood subdivision in Mayflower, Arkansas 
  • Exxon staged a response to handle up to 10,000 bbls; unknown how much has spilled
  • need to excavate the site of the rupture for more information 
  • 22 homes evacuated; Exxon has set up a claims contact point; 50 claims so far
Probably an old pipeline; perhaps a new pipeline would have prevented this. Just saying.

Top Ten Producers in North Dakota, Preliminary Data, 2012

I assume the Rocky Mountain Oil Journal has published its annual ranking of oil producers in North Dakota, but if they have, I have not seen it. I don't subscribe to the Journal, and last time I checked it was not available in the San Antonio Public Library -- but that was before the Eagle Ford boom south of the city. In the past, the RMOJ has published that data in mid-January. Here is the 2011 list, for example.

There is some good news. 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
9. Petro-Hunt, L.L.C.
10. Slawson Exploration Company, Inc.
Compared to 2011, #1 CLR has remained at the top. Whiting and Hess both moved above EOG. XTO moved into the top ten (was #11); Denbury, of course, dropped off the list, having pretty much left the state.

Overlapping 2560-Acre Spacing Units In The Bakken; ULW -- March 31, 2013

November 10, 2013: Note: the information on this page may be inaccurate; it has not been updated, and I have not read it recently to see if there are any obvious changes/errors.

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From an earlier post: how to identify "overlapping 2560-acre spacing units on the NDIC GIS map server:
Elsewhere, a reader asked this question: how can one tell where the overlapping spacing units are by using the GIS map server?

This is the best I can do. Go to the GIS map server. Zoom in so that you are looking at these fields: Twin Valley in the far northwest; Antelope in the far east/northeast; Reunion Bay in the far east/southeast; and, Elidah in the far southwest. At the legend on the right side, put a check mark in the square box opposite "2560 Acre"; a dot in the circle opposite "2560 Acre"; and, a check in the square box opposite "1280 Acre."   You will see a portion of the GIS map server with lots of teal (greenish-blue) and a bit of purple. The teal is 1280-acre spacing; the purple is 2560-acre spacing.

The spacing units are lined with a white border (generally - almost always -- along section lines). The teal and the purple spacing units are "standard" spacing units. Now, lean back in your chair a bit, and look for "**1280** and/or **2560** on the GIS map server. Those represent "overlapping spacing units. The number (either a **1280** or a **2560** is placed at the "bottom" of the overlapping spacing unit.

So as an example: in Blue Buttes, 151N-95W, just along the south section line of sections 9 and 10, you will see **2560**. That means that sections 4,3, 9, and 10, is an overlapping spacing unit.

Disregard the numbers preceded by a "c" in this discussion. Numbers with a preceding "c" means that these spacing units are still being considered by an active case (hearing docket case).   
Updates

September 25, 2014: wells sited in 2560-acre spacing units in such a way as to capture "orphaned" oil along section lines or 640- or 1280-acre spacing unit lines are often designated ULW: unit line wells.

April 1, 2013:  An excellent, excellent explanation over at The Bakken Shale Discussion Group. A must-read. There is one nuance that I had not thought of. It is true that each well has its own spacing unit defined by the permit. However, a producing well in any particular spacing unit holds that lease/that entire spacing unit by production, if that makes sense. That raises another question which is too hard to articulate and it really beyond what this blog is all about anyway, so I will defer for now, hoping that it is answered elsewhere. I have to agree with Teegue, that if each well has its own spacing unit defined by the permit, then a permit should pertain to one well and only one well, and should not be used to effectively unitize a spacing unit, again, if that makes sense. It has taken awhile, but I finally understand what Teegue has been saying on this issue all these years, and I agree with him in principle from a mineral owner's point of view. Right, wrong, or indifferent, I can also see the operator's side of the story. But Teegue is correct: it seems a decision was made on how to develop the Bakken on the fly without really understanding all the nuances. This is entirely an opinion. Don't take it for more than that. Simply an opinion. 

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A reminder: wells coming off the confidential list this long weekend will be posted here as soon as they become available, assuming I have found a wi-fi spot by then.

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I had planned on waiting to write about overlapping 2560-acre spacing unit the Bakken when I had more time, but I see a lot of folks don't understand the reason behind these units.

Much will be written about overlapping 2560-acre spacing units, but for a quick explanation:
1. Vertical wells, the vertical segments of horizontal wells, and horizontal laterals are required to be "set back" from spacing unit lines (generally section lines in the North Dakota Bakken) by about 500 feet.

2. If all wells and horizontal laterals are "set back" from spacing lines / section lines, a lot of Bakken oil is being missed, left behind, "orphaned." (More on that later. That in itself is very, very interesting; something that MDW has blogged about several times, and something few other sites talk about.)

3. The purpose of overlapping 2560-acre spacing units is to allow an operator to site a well/a horizontal lateral in such a location to access the Bakken Pool along spacing unit lines/section lines that would otherwise be missed.

4. Imagine a horizontal lateral running parallel to a section line five hundred feet away on the east side. Now imagine another horizontal lateral running parallel to that same section line five hundred feet away on the west side. One can immediately see one-thousand feet of Bakken without a horizontal lateral. An operator who is approved an overlapping 2560-acre spacing unit, can now run a horizontal lateral right down the middle of that section line. If one looks at the GIS server map at the NDIC web site, one will see why overlapping 2560-acre spacing units are needed, rather than overlapping 1280-acre spacing units.
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This is from the March NDIC dockets:
  • 19796, Hess, amend Manitou-Bakken and Big Butte-Bakken; establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 or more wells on each; Mountrail 
  • 19797, Hess, amend Truax-Bakken, establish 6 overlapping 2560-acre units; one or more wells; Willliams, McKenzie
  • 19798, Hess, amend Westberg-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 19799, Hess, amend Hawkeye-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 19800, Hess, amend Hawkeye-Bakken, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units, one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 19801, Hess, amend Blue Buttes-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 19802, Hess, amend Timber Creek-Bakken and South Tobacco Garden-Bakken to establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 19803, Hess, amend Cherry Creek-Bakken to establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; one or more wells; McKenzie
Apparently this was posted in Petroleum News Bakken, according to a contributor at another site:
Hess also submitted applications asking NDIC to establish overlapping 2,560-acre spacing units, and is seeking 16 such units in McKenzie, Mountrail and Williams counties. Hess wants to drill one or more horizontal wells between existing 1,280-acre units. The new overlapping 2,560-acre units are in the Manitou, Big Butte, Truax, Westberg, Hawkeye, Blue Buttes, Timber Creek, South Tobacco Garden and Cherry Creek-Bakken pools.
The specifics, i.e., which fields or where the overlapping 2560-acre spacing units will be, really do not matter: the bottom line is that we will be seeing overlapping 2560-acre spacing units throughout the Bakken for the purpose of capturing otherwise "orphaned" oil along spacing unit lines, generally section lines in Bakken spacing.

By the way, these overlapping 2560-acre spacing units are nothing new. They have been on the NDIC dockets since at least March, 2012, and the MDW has posted them all. Prior to overlapping 2560-acre spacing units, there were 1280-acre spacing units.

It's kind of surprising that Petroleum News thinks these are a big deal. It would be much more helpful to explain "theory" behind these overlapping units.

Astute readers will also notice something else occurring in the Bakken but I will leave that to a future post. Actually two things. One has to do with the location (the fields) where these overlapping units are; one has to do with Whiting and its Pronghorn prospect.

By the way, "overlapping 2560-acre spacing units" should not be confused with "2560-acre spacing units." Their purposes and locations are different.

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At this site (also linked above, I believe), a contributor says the overlapping 2560-acre spacing units are being sought by operators to increase the number of wells on a multi-well pad. If maximum length of horizontals remains at 10,000 feet (two sections), I don't see how overlapping 2560-acre spacing makes any difference for laydown or standup spacing units, vs 1280-acre spacing units (but I may be missing something. I need an example). I can maybe see a case where a 2x2 2560-acre spacing unit would be preferred in some cases to increase the density of wells on a single pad, but those cases seem few and far between. I can possibly see them along and under the river. But again, I may be missing something. 

Non-Bakken Energy Stories; US Fracking Killed European Solar Industry -- Bosch

Keystone XL Likely To Be Approved By State Department Later This Year

The U.S. State Department is expected to give the Keystone XL pipeline the go-ahead later this year after reviewing environmental concerns.
But 51% of voters think it is possible to build the pipeline in a way that doesn’t significantly damage the environment. That’s up from 46% measured in late January but is still down from 67% in November 2011. Twenty-four percent (24%) feel it is not possible to go ahead with the pipeline without hurting the environment, while another 24% are not sure.
Sixty percent (60%) still believe building the Keystone pipeline will be good for the U.S. economy. Just seven percent (7%) think it will be bad for the economy. Twenty percent (20%) feel it will have no impact, and 14% are undecided.  These findings have changed little from previous surveys.
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Sierra Club: President's Approval of the Keystone XL 50-50

“I think we’re going to get an answer from the State Department or the White House in October and I put its odds of being approved at 50 percent right now,” said Marx, director of the club’s Beyond Oil campaign. “It literally could go either way. I think the president understands that this issue is catching fire. If he gives the green light to this project, the climate movement is going to go ballistic.”
Don sent me the link. My initial thoughts:
1. I think this is a trial balloon. In politics they do this all the time. The Sierra Club releases this "50%" press release for several reasons. First, to see what the pushback is. If there is not a lot of pushback, it means that the rank and file have accepted that the president will approve it. It gives John Kerry and Barack Obama the political cover they need. They will be approving something even the diehards have accepted as "going to happen."  Their approval will be a non-story for the "man-on-the-street." Even the NY Times, I'm sure, is tired of this story.
Second: this energizes the rank and file of the Sierra Club members; my hunch is a lot of rank and file Sierra Club members have lost their enthusiasm for this battle. 
Third, they will see what "new" arguments will come from the rank and file. Both sides can adapt to honing new arguments. 
Fourth, this is a veiled message from the Sierra Club to the president: although the rank and file diehards and the most activist environmentalists will go ballistic, those at the top and the more reasonable environmentalists are telling the president "we can live with your  approval; after all, you have almost no choice." We can litigate it to death in Nebraska, and Texas.
2.  The quote:
"If [the president] gives the green light to [the Keystone XL], the climate movement is going to go ballistic.”
The fringe element of the climate movement is going to go ballistic, but if anyone has been following the monthly initial unemployment claims, one will see that the economy/jobs market has gone absolutely nowhere for the past four years (scroll through the linked post). Even President Obama has to have noted that. Even Mortimer Zuckerman has seen how bad things are. Regardless of the spin Bloomberg, Yahoo, and Reuters put on the numbers each month, the fact is that job growth has gone absolutely nowhere in the last four years. But it will get worse: folks are forgetting that when ObamaCare kicks in a lot of folks are going to be laid off. Sibelius knows this and the president knows this. On top of this, the sequester job loss in the federal government has not been fully felt.
3. I think the October date is interesting. I think the President realizes the 2014-mid-term elections could be a debacle. If gasoline prices are going up and he denies the Keystone XL permit, the mid-term elections are going to be horrendous for him. Remember: Bakken oil is costing the consumer $100/bbl; Canadian oil is selling for, maybe, $60/bbl. Even Jay Leno's streetwalkers can do the math. Well, maybe they can't. Making the announcement in October is long enough for the activist environmentalists to cool down by the following November (13 months away); but early enough to allow Democratic nominees in energy states to have at least some chance of winning, campaigning on the President's answer to energy: "we support all of the above."
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US Fracking Killed European Solar Industry

Bosch, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, blames the U.S. fracking boom in shale gas for hurting demand for energy-efficient green technologies, its chairman told a German newspaper. 
The Stuttgart-based company recently decided to discontinue its photovoltaic solar energy activities at the cost of roughly 3,000 jobs - due largely, but not entirely, to a glut in capacity built up in China.
"Photovoltaic is going through a unique transition. But you cannot entirely dismiss that the use of energy-efficient technologies came under pressure through fracking in the United States," Bosch Chairman Franz Fehrenbach said in the Sunday weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. 
Sounds like a lot of sour grapes to me. Perhaps Bosch should have gotten into fracking technology. It appears that the Germany solar industry was no longer viable when the tax incentives were removed. The more I read Bloomberg, the more I am (negatively) impressed with its "objective" reporting, and failure to do any really in-depth or investigative reporting.

Germany, because of the energy situation, is in deep do-do, as they say.

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It Never Quits
  
I try so hard to minimize stories on global warming, and now global cooling, but it just never quits. Here's another one. CNBC is reporting:
Abnormally cold weather curbs consumer demand for spring goods and apparel, but some companies, including drug chains and dollar stores, are benefiting from the spring's delay. 
"Right now, March is trending the coldest since 1996 in the U.S. It's also the snowiest March since 2002," said Evan Gold, senior vice president of client services at Planalytics, a company that analyzes how weather affects consumer demand.

Consumers were shopping very differently the weeks leading up to Easter this year than they were a year ago. Last year, March was the warmest on record for more than 100 years, Gold said. This year's shoppers were not after summer dresses and sunglasses. Planalytics evaluated that demand for shorts fell 12 percent in the fourth week of March versus a year ago and 9 percent for sandals. Interest in lawn and garden items fell 21 percent, delaying the most lucrative season for home improvement stores.
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Israel  / Natural Gas

Updates

September 17, 2015: natural gas fields killed Israel's solar energy industry. No matter how little CO2 Israel emitted, it would make no difference at all globally; they need to do what is prudent.

September 16, 2015: when this story was first posted, there was jubilation in the streets of Tel Aviv. Not only might Israel be energy independent, it might have tons of natural gas to sell to Egypt. Not so fast. Egypt discovered their own huge natural gas field, dashing Israel's hopes for natural gas sales to Egypt. 

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Israel to start off-shore natural gas production. Bloomberg is reporting:
The Tamar (9 trillion cubic feet) and Dalit fields could supply Israel with gas for two decades. The larger Leviathan field is estimated to hold 18 trillion cubic feet of gas ...will reach Israel’s port city of Ashdod by afternoon today ...
But that's not what caught my attention (Don sent me the link):
The three fields provide Israel with reserves more than 14 times larger than Germany’s total proven gas reserves ...
Population of Israel: 8 million
Population of Germany: 80 million

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Carpe Diem and The Texas Job Explosion

From CarpeDiem:
The Texas Workforce Commission reported yesterday that the state added an eye-popping 80,600 jobs during the month of February, at a rate of more than 4,000 new jobs every business day of the month. That’s the highest monthly employment gain for the Lone Star State back to at least 1990, and possibly the highest monthly job gain since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking such data in 1939, according to the Dallas Morning News
The 80,600 job gain in Texas last month means that more than one out of every three of the 236,000 jobs added to US payrolls in February were in Texas, even though the state represents only 8.3% of the nation’s population. 
As usual, the comments are entertaining.

There are a lot of nice golf courses in Texas. It would be nice for the president to take advantage of that.  He could announce approval of the Keystone XL while vacationing in the Lone Star State. Speaking of which, I assume we should start hearing plans for the Obama Presidential Library.  My hunch is it will be in Illinois, perhaps across the street from the Lincoln Home NHS in Springfield, Illinois. The Nobel Peace Prize.

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Is It Just Me, Or Does It Seem Folks Are Looking For Things To Worry About?
  • The Cyprus story turned into a non-story. That pretty much goes for the PIIGS also.
  • The North Korean "crisis" is hardly worthy of being called a crisis. Yes, it could be a painful first 72 hours for South Korea if North Korea unleashed, but within 24 hours North Korea would be no more -- at least not the capital and any military base.
  • Global warming: 1 degree over one century; and now there is strong evidence the earth has not warmed in 16 years, maybe 20 years, and there is evidence that the earth is now cooling.  
  • Fracking causing earthquakes.
  • Peak oil.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random Look At Case 20107 in The April Dockets

Case 20107: EOG, Clarks Creek-Bakken, 11 wells on an existing 1920-acre unit; 11 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; 22 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit; McKenzie; 44 wells total.

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Now, about that 2560-acre spacing unit -- sections 6, 7, 18, and 19 - 151-94. There are already fourteen wells in that area: some are in 2560-acre spacing already; others are still ICO.

The following wells are already in this 2560-acre spacing unit: 20886, 20887, 20888; 20890, 20891, 20892; one mile to the west, still in Clarks Creek, and ICO spacing: 22962, 22963, 20330, 20331, 20329, 20332, 20333, 20334. Based on existing surrounding spacing units, it appears these will be 2560-acre spaced wells, also.

I might have this wrong; folks who have minerals in this area would correct me if a) I was wrong; and, b) anonymous commenting was permitted. And due to time constraints and fact I don't have minerals in the area (in fact, I have no minerals anywhere), I may not pursue this to any degree.

There are 6 wells in the 2560-acre spacing unit that EOG is planning on a putting 22 wells; in other words, another 16 wells in this 2560-acre spacing unit. 

Note that these wells were on-line less than the full 31 days in January, 2013. One was on-line for only four days. All wells are flaring some gas, but all are hooked up to a natural gas line. This suggests there are takeaway constraints, and the wells are being choked back. In addition, there were weather-related production issues in January, 2013, in North Dakota. The bottom line is that these wells are capable of producing more than what we see here.
  • 20886, 317, EOG, Clarks Creek 101-1819H, t4/12; cum 290K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 26 days in January, 2013;
  • 20887, 1,455, EOG, Clarks Creek 13-1806H, t3/12; cum 229K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 21 days in January, 2013;
  • 20888, 3,415, EOG, Clarks Creek 14-1819H, t4/12; cum 224K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 19 days in January, 2013
  • 20890, 600, EOG, Clarks Creek 11-0706H, t3/12; cum 283K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 4 days in January, 2013;
  • 20891, 603, EOG, Clarks Creek 12-0719H, t8/11; cum 238K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 18 days in January, 2013;
  • 20892, 1,352, EOG, Clarks Creek 16-0706H, t3/12; cum 248K 10/15; 4-section spacing; only 18 days in January, 2013;

  • 20329, 1,203, EOG, West Clark 4-2425H, t5/13; cum 260K 10/15;
  • 20330, 142, EOG, West Clark 3-2413H, t6/13; cum 229K 10/15;
  • 20331, 1,251, EOG, West Clark 101-2425H; t4/13; cum 220K 10/15;
  • 20332, 647, EOG, West Clark 100-2413H, t9/12; cum 197K 10/15; ICO spacing (probably 2560); only 23 days in January, 2013;
  • 20333, 449, EOG, West Clark 2-2425H, t9/12; cum 206K 10/15; ICO spacing (probably 2560); only 23 days in January, 2013;
  • 20334, 1,324, EOG, West Clark 1-2413H, t10/12; cum 188K 10/15; ICO spacing (probably 2560); only 23 days in January, 2013;
  • 22962, 1,093, EOG, West Clark 5-2425H, t12/12; cum 277K 10/15; ICO spacing (probably 2560); only 23 days in January, 2013;
  • 22963, 1,908, EOG, West Clark 102-2413H, t10/12; cum 161K 10/15; ICO spacing (probably 2560); 23 days in January, 2013;

It's Worse Than I Thought -- When I Did the Calculations, I Got 42 Hours ....

The Weekly Standard is reporting:
Germany spends $110 billion to delay global warming by 37 hours.
The claim was made by Bjorn Lomborg
Lomborg campaigned against the Kyoto Protocol and other measures to cut carbon emissions in the short-term, and argued for adaptation to short-term temperature rises as they are inevitable, and for spending money on research and development for longer-term environmental solutions, and on other important world problems such as AIDS, malaria and malnutrition.
In his critique of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Lomborg stated: "Global warming is by no means our main environmental threat."
Right now, North Korea appears to be our main threat, environmental and otherwise.

China's voracious appetite for energy -- coal, nuclear -- is probably the earth's main environmental threat.

Finally, an environmentalist who gets it.

It will be a lot more cost-efficient to simply work on ways to prepare for that one degree rise in global temperature over one century. Some agricultural crops will actually do better. Some areas of the United States will actually benefit. And very few places will actually get worse. I assume there's not a lot of difference between 120 degrees and 121 degrees in the  Saharan Desert or Death Valley.

I speak from experience: I did not note much difference between forty degrees below zero and  thirty-eight degrees below zero when growing up in the Bakken. We didn't call it the Bakken then. Just to be clear on that.

Maybe that would be a great poll: if we could control global warming, would you prefer the average North Dakota winter extreme to be forty degrees below zero or thirty-nine degrees below zero? I know how I would vote.

Time For A New Poll

But first the results of the current poll.

Now that XTO Has withdrawn its ELKHORN FIELD permit request, should the whole ELKHORN FIELD be closed to new drilling?
  • Yes: 26%
  • No: 74%
Which begs the question: should I poll whether the entire Bakken should be shut down? But I digress. Maybe that poll for later.

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Anyway, here's a different kind of poll. It will help me decide whether a stand-alone post is warranted.

More and more cases appearing before the NDIC are requests for "overlapping 2560-acre spacing units."

Do folks know the purpose of "overlapping 2560-spacing units" (in most cases) in the Bakken?

NDIC Hearing Dockets, April, 2013

Disclaimer: these are for my own use. There are likely to be typographical errors and mistakes in interpretation. If something does not appear to be correct, it probably isn't; go to original source for details.

Highlights of the April cases here
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

  • 20014, Hess, proper spacing, Larson-Bakken, Burke
  • 20015, Hess, et al, proper spacing, Manning-Bakken, Dunn
  • 19805, cont'd
  • 20016, Oasis, proper spacing, Missouir ridge-Bakken, Williams
  • 20017, Oasis, proper spacing, Bonetrail-Bakken, Williams
  • 18390, cont'd
  • 19904, cont'd
  • 19905, cont'd (very interesting case)
  • 20018, Petro Harvester, setback, Burke
  • 20019, Tracker, Catwalk-Bakken, establish a 1280-acre unit; 8 wells; Williams
  • 20020, Whiting, setback, Dollar Joe-Bakken, Williams
  • 20021, Whiting, setback, Mountrail
  • 20022, SM Energy, Baker-Bakken; 9 wells on each of 2 1280-acre units; establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit for one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 20023, SM Energy, Dimmick Lake-Bakken, extend stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
  • 20024, Petro-Hunt, a very, very, very long case: Charlson, Elm Tree, Phelps Bay-Bakken and/or Keene-Bakken/Three Forks; 1) authorize up to 10 wells on a 2560-acre unit; 2) establish 2 480-acre units, 1 hz well each; 3) establish 1 overlapping 640-acre unit, 2 hz wells; 4) establish 2 overlapping 1280-acre units, 3 hz wells each; 4) (sic) establish 2 1280-acre units, 7 hz wells on each; 5) establish 3 1920-acre units, 4 wells on each; 6) establish 15 overlapping 2560-acre unit, 2 hz wells on each; 7) establish 2 3840-acre units, 2 hz wells on each;
  • 20025, Petro-Hunt, amend Clear Creek, Union Center, Camel Butte, and/or Edge-Bakken; create 7 overalapping 2560-acre units; one or more wells; McKenzie
  • 20026, Petro-Hunt, amend Tioga and/or the Battleview-Bakken, create 13 overlapping 2560-acre units, one or more wells each; Burke, Divide, Williams
  • 19408, cont'd
  • 20027, BR, amend Westberg-Bakken and Keene-Bakken/Three Forks; establish 2 overlapping 1280-acre units; 1 or more wells; McKenzie
  • 20028, Marathon, amend Reunion Bay and/or the Big Bend-Bakken pools; establish 2 overlapping 2560-acre units; one or more wells; Mountrail
  • 20029, Luff Exploration, 1) extend State Line-Red River; 2) establish a 640-acre unit; 3) authorize a reserve pit for drilling, Bowman
  • 20020, Luff Exploration, 1) extend Corey Butte-Red River; 2) establish an overlapping 960-acre unit; 3) construct a reserve pit for drilling, Bowman,
  • 20031, G3 Operating, amend Antelope-Sanish, 12 hz wells on some or all 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail;
  • 20032, G3 Operating, amend Eagle Nest-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn, McKenzie
  • 20033, G3 Operating, Four Bears-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail
  • 20034, G3 Operating, amend McGregory Buttes-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn
  • 20035, G3 Operating, amend Spotted Horn-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail
  • 19794, cont'd
  • 19603, cont'd
  • 20036, CLR, revoke an Emerald Oil permit, McKenzie
  • 19906, cont'd
  • 20037, Terra-Safe, treating plant in Divide County
  • 20038, Murex, Temple-Bakken, 8 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; Williams
  • 20039, Hess, Lone Tree Lake-Bakken, 6 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; Williams
  • 20040, Hess, Ray-Bakken, 6 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; Williams
  • 20041, Hess, Wheelock-Bakken, 6 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; Williams
  • 20042 - 20043, Hess, pooling
  • 19822, cont'd
  • 19823, cont'd
  • 19824, cont'd
  • 20044 - 20046, Oasis, pooling
  • 20047 - 20048, SM Energy, pooling
  • 20049, Petro-Hunt, Rawson-Bakken, 8 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; McKenize
  • 20050 - 20052, Petro-Hunt, pooling
  • 19873, cont'd
  • 20053 - 20055, KOG, pooling
  • 20056, Whiting, Bell-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20057, Whiting, Dickinson-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units, Stark
  • 20058, Whiting, Dutch Henry Butte-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20059, Whiting, Fryburg-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20060, Whiting, Gaylord-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Billings, Stark
  • 20061, Whiting, Green River-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20062, Whiting, New Hradec-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20063, Whiting, North Creek-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20064, Whiting, Park-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Billings
  • 20065, Whiting, South Heart-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20066, Whiting, Zenith-Bakken, 5 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Stark
  • 20067 - 20068, Whiting, pooling
  • 20069, BR, Westberg-Bakken 7 hz wells on a 1280-acre spacing unit, McKenzie
  • 20070, OXY USA, pooling
  • 20071, OXY USA, commingling
  • 20072, Marathon, amend Antelope-Sanish, 7 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units, McKenzie, Mountrail
  • 20073, Marathon, amend Four Bears-Bakken, 7 hz wells on a 1600-acre unit; McKenzie
  • 20074, Marathon, amend McGregory Buttes-Bakken, 7 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn
  • 20075, Marathon, amend Moccasin Creek-Bakken, 7 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn
  • 20076, Marathon, amend Reunion Bay-Bakken, 7 hz wells on some or all of the 1600-acre units; Dunn, McKenzie
  • 20077, Marathon, pooling
  • 19879, cont'd
  • 20078, GADECO, pooling
Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • 20079, GMXR, Bennett Creek-Bakken, proper spacing, McKenzie
  • 19320, cont'd
  • 20080, GMX, Butte-Bakken, proper spacing, McKenzie
  • 20081, GMXR, West Butte-Bakken, proper spacing, McKenzie
  • 20082, BEXP, et al, Cow Creek-Bakken, proper spacing, Williams
  • 20083, Zenergy, Dore-Bakken, proper spacing, McKenzie
  • 20084, Zenergy, Nohly Lake-Bakken, proper spacing, McKenzie
  • 20085, Zenergy, amend Eightmile-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; 16 wells the unit; McKenzie, Williams
  • 20086, CLR, Beaver Creek Bay-Bakken, proper spacing, Mercer,
  • 20087, CLR, Hanson-Bakken, proper spacing, Williams
  • 20088, CLR, amend Alkali Creek-Bakken, amend stratigraphic limits; Williams, Mountrail
  • 20089, CLR, Brooklyn-Bakken, amend, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; one hz well, Williams
  • 20090, CLR, amend White Earth-Bakken, create a 1280-acre unit; 1 hz well; Mountrail
  • 20091, CLR, amend Dollar Joe-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit; a hz well; Williams
  • 20092, CLR, amend Upland-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit, multiple hz wells; Divide
  • 20093, CLR, amend Sadler and/or Dolphin-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit; multiple wells; Divide
  • 20094, CLR, amend Elm Tree-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit; multiple wells; McKenzie, Mountrail
  • 20095, CLR, amend Big Gulch-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit; multiple hz wells; Dunn
  • 20096, CLR, mend Squaw Gap-Bakken, create a 640-acre unit; one well; McKenzie
  • 20097, CLR, amend Antelope-Sanish, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit, multiple wells; McKenzie
  • 20098, CLR, amend Sanish and/or Elm Tree-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit; multiple wells; Mountrail, McKenzie
  • 20099, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20100, CLR, Corral Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 2010, CLR, Chimney Butte-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20102, CLR, Cedar Coulee-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20103, CLR, Oakdale-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20104, CLR, Jim Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20105, CLR, Murphy Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit, Dunn;
  • 20106, EOG, Antelope-Sanish, 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; 11 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie
  • 20107, EOG, Clarks Creek-Bakken, 11 wells on an existing 1920-acre unit; 11 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; 22 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit; McKenzie; 44 wells total; the 2560-acre spacing unit -- sections 6, 7, 18, and 19 - 151-94; the following wells are already in this spacing unit: 20886, 20887, 20888; 20890, 20891, 20892; one mile to the west, still in Clarks Creek, and ICO spacing: 22962, 22963, 20330, 20331, 20329, 20332, 20333, 20334
  • 20108, Slawson, Squaw Gap-Bakken, create a 640-acre unit; 6 wells, McKenzie
  • 20109, Slawson, Big Bend-Bakken, multiople wells on each existing 640-acre unit; multiple wells on each existing 1280-acre unit; five units altogether, I believe, Mountrail
  • 20110: Slawson,  Elm Tree-Bakken, 12 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie
  • 20111: Slawson, a very, very long case -- multiple wells on 5 640-acre units; multiple wells on 12 1280-acre units; multiple wells on 2 existing 1600-acre units; and multiple wells on an existing 3200-acre unit; Van Hook-Bakken, Mountrail
  • 20112, Slawson, a very, very long case -- Four Bears, Sanish, Big Bend, and/or Van Hook-Bakken, create a 640-acre unit; create 2 960 acre units; create 16 1280-acre units; and 2 1600-acre units; for multiple wells; Mountrail
  • 20113, Slawson, such an incredibly long case, NDIC even refers one elsewhere; the synopsis to the best of my ability: Four Bears, Sanish, Big Bend, and/or Van Hook: 1) create 4 overlapping 1280-acre units for one well each; 2) create 3 1920-acre units for one well each; create 3 overlapping 2560-acre units for one well each; Mountrail
  • 20114, Emerald Oil, amend Foreman Butte and/or Boxcar Butte-Bakken, or Charbonneau Field, create 5 1280-acre units; 8 wells on each; 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie
  • 20115, Marathon, extend Moccasin Creek and/or Bailey-Bakken; create an overlapping 3840-acre unit; multiple wells; Dunn
  • 20116, XTO, amend Grinnell-Bakken, alter definition of stratigraphic limits, McKenzie, Williams
  • 20117, XTO, amend Hofflund-Bakken, alter definition of stratigraphic limits, McKenzie, Williams
  • 20118, XTO, ditto, Bear Den-Bakken, McKenzie
  • 20119, XTO, Bear Den-Bakken, 16 wells on 5 existing 1280-acre units, McKenzie
  • 20120, WPX, complete a well outside setback rules, Dunn
  • 18497, cont'd
  • 19682, cont'd
  • 19902, cont'd
  • 19999, cont'd
  • 19898, cont'd
  • 19900, cont'd
  • 19487, cont'd
  • 19488, cont'd
  • 19901, cont'd
  • 19342, cont'd
  • 19223, cont'd
  • 20121, EOG, Parshall-Bakken, 3 wells on an existing 1920-acre unit; 3 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit; and 3 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Mountrail
  • 20122, Fidelity, Zenith-Bakken, 4 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Stark
  • 20123, Fidelity, Dutch Henry Butte-Bakken, 2 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Stark
  • 20124, Fidelity, Heart River-Bakken, 2 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Stark
  • 20125 - 20127, Triangle, pooling
  • 20128, Triangle, risk penalty legalese
  • 20129, Triangle, Antelope Creek-Bakken, 8 wells on 4 existing 1280-acre units, McKenize
  • 20130 - 20151, CLR, pooling,
  • 20152, CLR, risk penalty legalese
  • 20153, CLR, risk penalty legalese
  • 20154, CLR, commingling a lot of wells;
  • 20155, CLR, commingling a lot of wells
  • 20156, Zenergy, pooling
  • 20157 - 20160, Zavanna, pooling
  • 20161 - 20165, G3 Operating, pooling
  • 20166 - 20167, GMXR, pooing
  • 20168, Corinthian, pooling
  • 20169 - 20206, Hunt, pooling
  • 20207, Emerald, Saxon-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Dunn
  • 20208, Sinclair, Lone Butte-Bakken, 4 wells on 2 existing 1280-acre units; Dunn
  • 19369, cont'd

Hearing Dockets -- April -- Interesting Cases

Complete summary here. A reader alerted me that they had been posted overnight; Friday was Good Friday; today is Saturday but someone at the NDIC was nice enough to go in and post these dockets. 

This is a very, very, very long case. There is a typographical error in the case:
20024, Petro-Hunt, a very, very, very long case: Charlson, Elm Tree, Phelps Bay-Bakken and/or Keene-Bakken/Three Forks; 1) authorize up to 10 wells on a 2560-acre unit; 2) establish 2 480-acre units, 1 hz well each; 3) establish 1 overlapping 640-acre unit, 2 hz wells; 4) establish 2 overlapping 1280-acre units, 3 hz wells each; 4) (sic) establish 2 1280-acre units, 7 hz wells on each; 5) establish 3 1920-acre units, 4 wells on each; 6) establish 15 overlapping 2560-acre unit, 2 hz wells on each; 7) establish 2 3840-acre units, 2 hz wells on each;
20025, Petro-Hunt, amend Clear Creek, Union Center, Camel Butte, and/or Edge-Bakken; create 7 overalapping 2560-acre units; one or more wells; McKenzie

20026, Petro-Hunt, amend Tioga and/or the Battleview-Bakken, create 13 overlapping 2560-acre units, one or more wells each; Burke, Divide, Williams

20031, G3 Operating, amend Antelope-Sanish, 12 hz wells on some or all 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail;

20032, G3 Operating, amend Eagle Nest-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn, McKenzie

20033, G3 Operating, Four Bears-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail

20034, G3 Operating, amend McGregory Buttes-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; Dunn

20035, G3 Operating, amend Spotted Horn-Bakken, 12 hz wells on some or all of the 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Mountrail

20085, Zenergy, amend Eightmile-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; 16 wells the unit; McKenzie, Williams

20099, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn

20100, CLR, Corral Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn

2010, CLR, Chimney Butte-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlappiong 2560-acre unit; Dunn

20102, CLR, Cedar Coulee-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn

20103, CLR, Oakdale-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn

20104, CLR, Jim Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit; Dunn

20105, CLR, Murphy Creek-Bakken, 14 wells on an existing overlapping 2560-acre unit, Dunn

20106, EOG, Antelope-Sanish, 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; 11 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie

20107, EOG, Clarks Creek-Bakken, 11 wells on an existing 1920-acre unit; 11 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; 22 wells on an exisitng 2560-acre unit; McKenzie; 44 wells total;

20108, Slawson, Squaw Gap-Bakken, create a 640-acre unit; 6 wells, McKenzie

20109, Slawson, Big Bend-Bakken, multiople wells on each existing 640-acre unit; multiple wells on each existing 1280-acre unit; five units altogether, I believe, Mountrail

20110: Slawson,  Elm Tree-Bakken, 12 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie

20111: Slawson, a very, very long case -- multiple wells on 5 640-acre units; multiple wells on 12 1280-acre units; multiple wells on 2 existing 1600-acre units; and multiple wells on an existing 3200-acre unit; Van Hook-Bakken, Mountrail

20112, Slawson, a very, very long case -- Four Bears, Sanish, Big Bend, and/or Van Hook-Bakken, create a 640-acre unit; create 2 960 acre units; create 16 1280-acre units; and 2 1600-acre units; for multiple wells;

20113, Slawson, this is such a long case, it has been separated from the others as a supplement, extended unto a third page; it doesn't appear that there are major items here, simply very lengthy descriptions where Slawson is going to put a lot of wells on overlapping units

20114, Emerald Oil, amend Foreman Butte and/or Boxcar Butte-Bakken, or Charbonneau Field, create 5 1280-acre units; 8 wells on each; 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; McKenzie

20115, Marathon, extend Moccasin Creek and/or Bailey-Bakken; create an overlapping 3840-acre unit; multiple wells; Dunn

20119, XTO, Bear Den-Bakken, 16 wells on 5 existing 1280-acre units, McKenzie

What A Great Way To Start a Saturday Morning

Anthem, by Leonard Cohen, sung by Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen

Anyone who has a version 1 iPad will understand why I placed this as a stand-alone post.

Saturday Morning Links

WSJ Links

Section D (Off Duty): a lot of interesting stories; maybe later

Section C (Review):
Biography didn't really recover from the opprobrium directed at Boswell and Froude until the mid-20th century, when a sequence of great works put it on new footing: Leon Edel on Henry James (1953-72), Richard Ellmann on James Joyce (1959), Richard Sewall on Emily Dickinson (1974) and Joseph Frank on Dostoevsky (1976-2002). Then came Richard Holmes, with his biographies of Shelley (1974) and Coleridge (1989, 1998), and Norman Sherry, with his multi-volume Graham Greene (1989- 2004), who made of the biographer a heroic figure, an intellectual daredevil assiduously tracking his subject's "footsteps"—to cite the title of Mr. Holmes's classic account of his arduous travels as a "romantic biographer."
I've read most of those; I particularly enjoy any biography by Leon Edel; my favorite of those mentioned: Norman Sherry on Graham Greene.  
One autumn day in 2004, the wildlife photographer Bryant Austin found himself floating in the South Pacific between a humpback whale and her calf. As the child brushed past him, its folds and fins filling his vision, and the mother roughly bumped him aside, he was filled with awe. 'Beautiful Whale' (Abrams, 122 pages, $50) documents Mr. Austin's attempt to create an immensely detailed print of a full-size whale, to capture in pixels the size and serenity he had witnessed in the water. Humpbacks grow as long as 60 feet and can weigh 40 tons—even that playful calf weighed nearly 5,000 pounds.
Section B (Business & Finance): Nothing

Section A:
  • Throwing Portugal under the bus.  Portugal rattles as US military pares back. Although never permanently stationed on this island, I "visited" while in the USA. I'm surprised the US has maintained military ops at this island this long. But someday some president will be relieved we still have what we have there. Look for Russia to make a deal with Portugal on using the base in the Azores if the US leaves completely.
When euro-zone countries were slashing budgets last year, U.S. President Barack Obama urged them to tackle their currency crisis by focusing more on growth. But it is Mr. Obama's own belt-tightening plan for the Pentagon that is about to put a Portuguese community in the middle of the Atlantic deeper into economic trouble.
By summer of next year, most of the 1,380 Americans living in Praia da Vitória, on an island in the Azores, will head home as part of a plan to cut U.S. expenses there by $35 million a year. Left behind will be 160 U.S. Air Force personnel, a reduced Portuguese support staff and hundreds of unemployed in a town of 22,000 that for more than six decades has helped maintain U.S. operations and homes at Lajes Field.
Word of the U.S. plans have rattled relations with Portugal, left the remote island's residents fearful over their prospects and even set off rumors that the base would be taken over by a rising global power. "We are talking about a devastating impact," said Roberto Monteiro, Praia da Vitória's mayor.
State and local governments owe $7.3 trillion in promises they've made that were never approved by taxpayers.
Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Illinois officials with making misleading statements to bond investors about the state's pension system. The agency detailed a long list of deceptive practices including failure to tell investors that the system was so underfunded that it risked bankruptcy.
Illinois taxpayers, as well as the holders of its debt, will ultimately bear the burden of the officials' misdeeds. But there is nothing unique about the Prairie State. For years, elected officials in states and municipalities across the country have been imprudently piling up obligations that are imposing serious strains on budgets, prompting higher taxes and cutbacks in services.
In January, city officials in Sacramento, California's capital, reported the results of a study they had commissioned on all the debt that the municipality had incurred. At a City Council meeting that the Sacramento Bee reported as "sobering," the city manager explained that Sacramento had racked up some $2 billion in obligations (mostly pensions and retiree health care). All this for a municipality of 477,000 residents with an annual general fund budget of just $366 million.
You can bet cities are going to find a way to shift their local government obligations onto ObamaCare.
Utilities have been in such a rush to bring new wind and solar projects online that they've been locking in long-term rates with developers that are often two to four times higher than what they pay for nonrenewables.
The Division of Ratepayer Advocates reported in 2011 that the California Public Utilities Commission has "approved nearly every renewable contract filed by the utilities, even when they rate poorly on least-cost, best-fit criteria."
Note: California residents and businesses already pay rates that are 25% to 60% higher than the national average. Excessive energy costs have helped to obliterate the state's manufacturing base. Hence, the obsession to chase green jobs.
  • And that's just a start. An incredible bit of reporting disguised as an op-ed. This is really cool. Investors could do well.
The upshot is that millions of Californians could soon experience power outages. As the state derives more of its electricity from renewables, it needs more "peak" gas-fired plants that can ramp up to meet demand when the sun isn't shining and wind isn't blowing—namely during dawn and dusk.
Otherwise, rolling blackouts could ensue.
Nobody knows exactly how much flexible power is needed to ensure a reliable electric supply. The California Independent System Operator's best guesstimate is about 3,100 megawatts by 2017—and more thereafter as more wind and solar come online.
However, energy companies don't want to build new generators or refurbish older ones unless they're guaranteed a return on their investments—especially since peak plants are about 25% more expensive to operate and build than conventional turbines. Utilities also don't want to pay for back-up power they don't know they'll need.
  • Op-ed: the liberal medicare advantage revolt. Democrats suddenly object to cuts i private insurance for seniors. I noted earlier that we will see the perfect storm in the 2014 mid-term elections. Vast majority of Congressional seats at risk are currently held by Democrats; in 2014 the voters will finally do what Ms Pelosi suggested: they will read the ObamaCare bill. They won't like what they see.
A big political story this year is likely to be Democrats turning on their White House minders as the harmful and unpopular parts of the Affordable Care Act ramp up. On the heels of the recent 79-20 Senate uprising against the 2.3% medical device tax, now comes the surge of Democrats pleading on behalf of Medicare Advantage.
Liberals have claimed for years to hate this program, but by now Advantage provides private insurance coverage to more than one of four seniors. And those seniors like it.
However, the ObamaCare true believers who run the Health and Human Services Department don't answer to voters, and they have written draft regulations that cut Medicare Advantage even more deeply than Congress mandated in the Affordable Care Act. Those cuts will bite hardest in states like Oregon (where 42% of Medicare beneficiaries use Advantage), or Florida (37%), New York (33%), California (37%) and Arizona (38%).

Week 13: March 24, 2013 -- March 30, 2013

Bakken operations
Crescent Point looking at unitizing in North Dakota; water flooding in Canadian Bakken
Baytex sets production records after selling non-core assets in the Bakken
Bakken Hunter has raised the bar on minimizing flaring 
Update on the DNR-COP deal in the Bakken
Cornerstone Natural Resources has a rig on the east/northeast edge of the Bakken
QEP's fan-shaped five-well pad configuration
Random update: Brooklyn field, CLR, 2560-acre spacing
Everything you need to know about natural gas and the Bakken
CNBC: the Bakken is the crown jewel of onshore drilling

Takeaway
Enbridge not concerned about pipeline permit denial

Economic development
Menards breaks ground on new store in Dickinson
North Dakota #1 in per capita income (excluding five northeastern states)
Ground broken on MDU/Calumet diesel refinery west of Dickinson

Red River formation
Update on operations in southwestern North Dakota

Miscellaneous
North Dakota, #1 in freedom -- Investor's Business Daily

Random Note on E-Mail

I check my gmail about every six months, if I remember.

My primary e-mail is my yahoo account, noted somewhere on this page.

If you have sent me a note to my gmail address, I apologize for not replying. It was not on purpose. As noted, I don't access my gmail account except on rare occasions. I will not reply to gmail.

Again, this is not an investment site: do not make any investment decisions based on what you read at this site, or think you read at this site.

Also, I generally do not discuss Bakken matters privately. If you write me, assume it will be posted (of course, if you tell me not to post it, I won't).  If you want credit for something you send me, let me know. I assume that photographs sent to me are okay to post (unless otherwise stated).

The reason I even checked my gmail tonight was because I noted an LA Times article that said folks were upset by the way Google was managing/changing their "compose" process. I just checked it out. Easy as pie. I am absolutely amazed by the things people complain about.

It does appear Yahoo mail is a bit easier, and certainly nicer to look at, but gmail is fine.

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A Note To The Granddaughters

I'm watching, for the umpteenth time, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man on DVD. It played in theaters several years ago. When it was first released, I told your Grammy I was going to go watch it at the local theater, and she laughed. I told her she could join me if she wished. She came with me, just to humor me, I suppose. She was blown away by how great the movie was. The music is incredible. It's easy to forget that Leonard was a poet first. 

I've worked hard at trying to understand poetry; having found Leonard Cohen, it has made it easier to understand. Poetry. My brother introduced me to Leonard. Craig used a Leonard Cohen CD to demonstrate the "awesomeness" of the Bose CD player.

I do believe is academicians and publishers were honest, Leonard Cohen would be ranked just slightly higher than Emily as a poet. But trying to knock Emily off the pedestal to be replaced by Leonard Cohen will be as likely as academicians accepting the real Shakespeare.

My carbon footprint is very small but if I have a Leonard Cohen DVD I am happy. Content. Satisfied.

My carbon footprint, when home, is less than 800 square feet. No television and no internet connection. I can sometimes access the internet from the neighbors in this apartment complex; tonight someone named Samantha has left her internet/Air Port open; thank you.

To make Algore happy, I have no car when I am home. I walk a lot. In fact, at home, in San Antonio I walk everywhere because there is no public transportation -- there is, but nothing compared to what Boston has.

As referenced, I get my internet connection where I can; it's "catch as catch can" if that's the phrase. I've gotten to know Starbucks cafes very, very well.

Back to the Leonard Cohen movie:
Nick Cave: a thousand kisses deep. One of my favorite songs.
Rufus Wainwright: Everybody knows. Incredible. His sister provides back up. 
Grammy loves Rufus.
And now, Martha Wainwright: If Grammy loves Rufus, I love Martha.
Leonard even talks "in poetry." Isn't this a great line (he says it with a slight chuckle)?
And there was a very beautiful young woman; she was a poet and she fell in love with ... with ... my friend. I would have preferred her to fall in love with me but I enjoyed hearing the story from his lips. He showed me a poem that he wrote her. I have never forgotten it. It goes, "I am a dreamer living in the past/Of silver nights that came and swiftly went/Your lovely ghost still owns the power of ...." He was not insensitive to the honor that he had received from her but I thought the poem was beautiful....
When talking about Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman says she was very nervous before she did a particular scene, but once she was in costume and makeup and took on the personality of Satine, she completely forgot she was "performing" in front of 600 cast and crew members (or whatever it was). Likewise, when one sees Martha Wainwright prepare for her Leonard Cohen song, you can see that she is transforming herself into "another entity" before she steps up to the microphone. I really believe that once she steps in front of the microphone and starts singing she is no longer Martha Wainwright, but she is the person she is singing of -- in this case being called a traitor. And when it was over, she could not get off stage fast enough.

And so it goes. It will be interesting to see if you watch this "movie" when you are as old as I am.

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Anthem, by Leonard Cohen, sung by Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen

*********************
North Korea has US officials concerned according to the LA Times.
Obama administration officials who once hoped that North Korea's young leader could prove to be a reformer are increasingly worried that he might blunder his way into a war.
Even as they publicly describe 30-year-old Kim Jong Un's recent bellicose threats as bluster, administration officials have stepped up visible demonstrations of American military power. The aim, according to current and former U.S. officials, is to highlight for the North Koreans that their Stalinist regime might not survive a war on the Korean peninsula.
A younger leader who might blunder his way into a war. Are they talking about Barack Obama or Kim Jung On? Mr Obama has zero experience in military matters of this size; folks forget that he was seen as being in over his head when he came into office, and I just don't see him as being able to respond as John Kennedy did to the Cuban missile crisis. Chuck Hagel is not Robert Kennedy, perhaps John's most trusted and knowledgeable adviser regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis.

It goes without saying -- but we will say it anyway -- the newly-confirmed SecDef Chuck Hagel inspires no confidence.

The US military will respond regardless of who the commander-in-chief / SecDef are.

North Korea has been on a war footing for decades. South Korea has been getting softer and softer. The South Korean military understands the severity, but the South Korean-on-the-street, to judge from news reports, is not mentally prepared for what North Korea could unleash overnight.

Yes, Washington has every reason to be concerned.
*******************

They say the B-2 flight near the North Korea border cost $2.1 million. That would have paid for 20 tours/month for almost one year. I look forward to the day when the White House is open to Americans again.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Tokyo Gas Buys Natural Gas Stake in Texas

Rigzone is reporting:
Quicksilver Resources, a natural gas producer is selling a 25-percent stake in its Barnett Shale oil and gas assets to TG Barnett Resources LP, a subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. for $485 million.
Quicksilver will remain as operator of the assets which are located in Texas. The company holds about 130,000 net acres within the Barnett Shale formation in the Fort Worth basin of north Texas. The assets currently produce about 275 million cubic feet per day of shale gas and natural gas liquids marketed in the United States.
The world is changing. China and Japan buying US energy assets.

COP Suspending Natural Gas Drilling in San Juan Basin -- Citing Low Prices

Rigzone is reporting:
ConocoPhillips said it is temporarily suspending new drilling in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado, citing low natural gas prices that make it uneconomical to drill new wells in the area.
"Natural gas prices have continued to be rather low," Conoco spokesman Jim Lowry said, adding that the company would be watching natural gas prices and resume drilling "as soon as it becomes economical," though he declined to set a specific target price.
COP has only three rigs in the area; employees have been told.

New Wells Reporting -- 2Q13 -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota

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Sunday, June 30, 2013
24069, 455, American Eagle, Stanley 8-1E-163-102, Colgan, t3/13; cum 102K 9/15;
24651, WI, Enduro, MRPSU 19-32, River Park, a Madison well; no data

Saturday, June 29, 2013
22805, 1,971, Statoil, Wright 4-33 2TFH, Alger, t6/13; cum 111K 9/15;
23478, DRY, CLR, Durham 3-2H, North Tobacco Garden

Friday, June 28, 2013
24180, 4,065, Statoil, East Fork 32-29 3H, t8/13; cum 254K 9/15;
24467, 1,469, MRO, Point USA 9-1H, Wolf Bay, t2/13; cum 160K 9/15;
24510, 1,597, XTO, Mendenhall 12X-18H, t5/13; cum 232K 9/15;

Thursday, June 27, 2013
20761, 2,196, Zenergy, OMLID 18-19HTF, Elidah, t4/13; cum 143K 9/15;
21496, 791, Zenergy, Hanson 33-28H, Church, t5/13; cum 110K 9/15;
24247, 2,966, BR, CCU Meriwether 14-19MBH, Corral Creek, t7/13; cum 52K 11/13;
24622, 1,448, MRO, Annie USA 11-29TFH, Reunion Bay, t2/13; cum 42K 4/13;

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
23477, 493, CLR, Durham 2-2H, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 12K 4/13;
23973, 2,995, Statoil, Rose 12-13 2TFH, Avoca, t8/13; cum 40K 11/13;

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
24103, 251, Samson Resources, Bakke 3229-4TFH, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 2K 4/13;
24481, 1,824, BR, CCU Meriwether 24-19MBH, Corral Creek, t7/13; cum 18K 11/13;
24648, 262, MRO, Lincoln USA 16-1H, McGregory Buttes, t2/13; cum 38K 4/13;
24649, 1,824, KOG, P Wood 154-98-3-27-34-14H, Truax, t6/13; cum 64K 11/13;

Monday, June 24, 2013
24102, 265, Samson Resources, Gjovig 0508-5MBH, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 2K 4/13;
24182, drl, Statoil, East Fork 32-29 4TFH, East Fork, no data,
24220, 2,078, HRC/G3 Operating, Berg Trust Federal 1-26-35H,  Pembroke, t3/13; cum 44K 4/13;

Sunday, June 23, 2013
23724, 475, CLR, Southard 1-4H, New Home, t3/13; cum 21K 4/13;
24420, 792, QEP, MHA 2-32-31H-150-90, Pembroke, t2/13; cum 34K 4/13;

Saturday, June 22, 2013
23853, 674, CLR, Hamlet 7-2H, Hamlet, t5/13; cum --
24105, 2,646, XTO, Stenberg 14-10SEH, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 15K 4/13;
24108, 432, HRC/G3 Operating, G Larsen 1-14-23H, Strandahl,
24179, 398, American Eagle, Dewitt State 3-16-163-101, Colgan, t3/13; cum 19K 4/13;
24374, 1,860, KOG, P Wood 154-98-3-27-34-14H3, Truax, t6/13; cum 57K 11/13;

Friday, June 21, 2013
24101, 316, Samson Resources, Bakke 3229-5MBH, Ambrose, t41/13; cum 6K 4/13;
24249, 441, G3 Operating, Poeckes 1-14-23H, Climax, t4/14; cum 6K 4/13;
24265, WI, Enduro Operating, MRPSU 19-24, Mouse River Park, a Madison well, no data

Thursday, June 20, 2013
18987, 223, KOG, Two Shields Butte 14-21-16-2HS, Heart Butte,
21513, 23, KOG, Smokey 3-6-7-14HS, Bully,
22983, 1,464, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 148-94-29B-32-2H, Eagle Nest,
23696, 612, Whiting, Evy June 18-19H, Wildcat, located on the Montana state line, about 10 miles south of the Missouri River; about a mile north of the Yellowstone River;
23946, 2,747, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 2H, Ragged Butte, t9/13; cum 31K 11/13;
24375, 2,085, KOG, P Wood 154-98-3-27-34-15H, Truax, t6/13; cum 57K 11/13;
24578, 565,  CLR, Barney 2-29H-2,  Brooklyn,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
21947, 161, GMX Resources, Fairfield State 21-16-1HRE, St Demetrius, Three Forks, 37 stages; 1.2 million lbs; originally Fairfield State 21-16-1H; t9/12; cum 3K 4/13; "HRE" must be "horizontal re-entry"; folks may remember that GMXR filed for bankruptcy protection, April 1, 2013;
22484, 2,.946, EOG, Hawkeye 102-2501H, Clarks Creek, t1/13; cum 103K 4/13;
22485, 1,926, EOG, Hawkeye 01-2501H, Clarks Creek, t1/13; cum 109K 4/13;
23854, 749, CLR, Hamlet 6-2H, Hamlet, t4/13; cum 1K 4/13;
24181, 3,012, Statoil, Folvag 5-8 3H, Stony Creek, t8/13; cum 69K 11/13;

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
22691, 478, SM Energy, Anderson 14-20H, Sixmile, t4/13; cum 15K 4/13;
23565, 935, Whiting, McNamara 41-26XH, Sanish, t12/12; cum 51K 4/13;
23654, 88, Hunt, Frazier 1-1-12H, Frazier, t4/13; cum 20K 4/13;
24183, 1,949, Equinor/Statoil, Folvag 5-8 4TFH, Stony Creek, t5/14; cum 138K 4/19;
24369, 1,240, Hess, EN-Weyrauch A-154-93-1720H-4, Robinson Lake, t7/13; cum 69K 11/13;
24371, 842, Hess, EN-Weyrauch A-154-93-1720H-6, Robinson Lake, t8/13; cum 55K 11/13;
24376, 915, KOG, P Wood 154-98-3-27-34-15H3M, Truax, t6/13; cum 53K 11/13;
24398, 2,909, QEP, MHA 1-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t7/13; cum 77K 11/13;
24545, 101, MRO, Huber USA 41-2H, Wolf Bay, t2/13; cum 3K 4/13;

Monday, June 17, 2013
21257, 2,078, Whiting, Cherry State 21-16H, Pleasant Hill, t12/12; cum 44K 4/13;
22723, 489, Whiting, Cherry State 21-16TFH, Pleasant Hill, t12/12; cum 11K 4/13;
23304, 1,444, WPX, Blackhawk 1-12HW, Moccasin Creek, t7/13; cum 95K 11/13;
23434, 2,044, Statoil, Roger Sorenson 8-5 5H, Alger, t5/13; cum 38K 11/13;
23909, 1,461, Emerald, Arsenal (Federal) 1-17-20H, Charbonneau, t5/13; cum 59K 11/13;
23945, 1,004, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 3TFH, Ragged Butte, t9/13; cum 13K 11/13;

Sunday, June 16, 2013
23855, 700, CLR, Hamlet 5-2H, Hamlet, 4-section spacing; t5/13; cum --
21841, 1,216, Zenergy, Knels 17-8H, Dore, t3/13; cum 21K 4/13;
22759, 594, Zavanna, Martinez 36-25 1TFH, Foreman Butte, t2/13; cum 29K 4/13;

Saturday, June 15, 2013
23743, 311, Whiting, Kuntz 34-31PH, Ukraina, t12/12; cum 11K 4/13;
23936, IA, Whiting, Faiman 32-14, Hoot Owl, Red River formation; doesn't look good
23944, 2,658, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 1H, Ragged Butte, t9/13; cum 30K 11/13;
24131, 1,536, XTO, FBIR Walterpackswolf 31X-12H, Heart Butte, t7/13; cum 48K 11/13;
24368, 1,259, Hess, EN-Weyrauch A-154-93-1720H-4, Robinson Lake, t7/13; cum 75K 11/13;
24370, 770, Hess, EN-Weyrauch A-154-93-1720H-5, Robinson Lake, t8/13; cum 55K 11/13;

Friday, June 14, 2013
22570, 418, Hunt Oil, Antelope 1-36-25H, Antelope, t7/13; cum 34K 11/13;
22576, 524, OXY USA, Federal Steffan 1-7-6H-142-96, Manning, t12/12; cum 18K 4/13;
22590, 621, OXY USA, Lamey 2-30-31H-143-96, Fayette, t11/12; cum 49K 4/13;
22826, 899, HRC/G3 Operating, Helstad 157-99-2A-11-1H, Lone Tree Lake, t3/13; cum 74K 11/13;
23080, 1,020, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-18B-2H, Charlson, t3/13; cum 21K 4/13;
23223, 1,210, HRC/G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 148-94-22A-27-2H, McGregory Buttes, t3/13; cum 87K 11/13;
23453, 1,479, WPX Energy, Dancing Bull 16-21HD, Van Hook, t4/13; cum 25K 4/13;
23916, 605, Samson Resources, Almos Farms 0112-2TFH, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 11K 4/13;
24329, DRY, Cambridge Production, Larson 1, wildcat, a Madison formation well; in section 4-152-79;
24399, 2,381, QEP, MHA 3-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t7/13; cum 76K 11/13;

Thursday, June 13, 2013
23771, 193, Hess, RC-Svihl 140-95-0706H-1 Davis Buttes, t3/13; cum 13K 4/13;
24164, 898, Enerplus, Nimbus 149-94-33D-28H, Eagle Nest, t4/13; cum 11K 4/13;
24342, 2.823, BR, Waterton 34-32MBH, Keene, Three Forks; no production data;
23616, 964, Fidelity, Bauer 25-36H, Green River, t12/12; cum 45K 4/13;

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
21320, 561, Whiting, Teddy 44-32TFH, Big Stick, Bakken, t1/13; cum 22K 4/13;
22582, 571, Newfield, Berg Federal 149-97-30-31-2H, Haystack Butte, t4/13; cum 13K 4/13;
23564, 1,386, MRO, Steve 34-31H, Big Bend, t2/13; cum 46K 4/13;
23915, 499, Samson Resources, Almos Farms 0112-1TFH, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 15K 4/13;
23943, 1,227, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 4TFH, Ragged Butte, t9/13; cum 12K 11/13;
24185, 414, Mountain Divide, Leininger 3-10-1H, Wildcat/Fortuna, far northwest corner of North Dakota; one mile south of Fortuna, ND; t3/13; cum 48K 11/13;
24193, 250, Hess, RS-Red Crown 156-91-2536H-2, Ross, t3/13; cum 16K 4/13;
24400, 2,844, QEP, MHA 2-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t7/13; cum 92K 11/13;

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
23457, 1,196, Hess, BB-Budahn A-150-95-0403H-2, Blue Buttes, t6/13; cum 110K 11/13;
24163, 759, Enerplus, Cirrus 149-94-33D-28H, Eagle Nest, t4/13/ cum 13K 4/13;

Monday, June 10, 2013
22581, 1,482, Newfield, Beg Federal 149-97-30-31-1H,  Haystack Butte,
23778, 1,211, WPX, Howling Wolf 28-33HC, Wolf Bay,
24016, 379, CLR, Colter 4-14H-4, Oliver, 4 sections, t7/13; cum 28K 11/13;
24317, 461, CLR, Dorothy Ann 1-11H, Wildrose, t3/13; cum 66K 11/13;

Sunday, June 9, 2013
23666, 2,806, BR, Kummer 21-30MBH, Blue Buttes, producing,
23800, 74 (no typo), Petro-Hunt, Moody 159-94-15A-22-1H,North Tioga, t5/13; cum 39K 11/13;
24401, 2,384, QEP, MHA 4-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t7/13; cum 76K 11/13;
24429, 1,170, MRO, Fredericks USA 43-26H, Wolf Bay, t1/13; cum 47K 11/13;

Saturday, June 8, 2013
23174, 356, KOG, Grizzly 147-103-14-22-15-4H3, Mondak, t2/13; cum 5K 4/13;
23455, 1,291, Hess, BB-Budahn-150-95-0506H-2, Blue Buttes, t6/13; cum 121K 11/13;
23957, 707, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-5, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 54K 11/13;
24119, 2,981, BR, Blegen 34-24TFH, Blue Buttes, t6/13; cum 32K 11/13;

Friday, June 7, 2013
22583, 1,010, Newfield, Berg Federal 149-97-30-31-3H, Haystack Butte, t4/13; cum 15K 4/13;
24031, 2,181, Whiting, Marsh 34-18PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t12/12; cum 65K 4/13;
24120, 2,405, BR, Blegen 34-24MBH, Blue Buttes, t6/13; cum 41K 11/13;
24437, 330, CLR, Mowinckel 1-27H, Corinth, t4/13; cum 11K 4/13;


Thursday, June 6, 2013
22643, 1,371, Oasis, Emie Federal 5792 24-9H, Cottonwood, t1/13; cum 31K 4/13;
22710, 615, Fidelity, Niemitalo 24-13H, Sanish, t1/13; cum 44K 4/13;
23119, 3,426, Statoil, Cora 20-17 5H, Poe, t5/13; cum 69K 11/13;
23343, 590, Oasis, Desmond Federal 5792 13-12H, Cottonwood, t12/12; cum 30K 4/13;
23480, 1,174, Oasis, Leanne 5201 41-24B, Camp, t1/13; cum 56K 4/13;
23497, 1,043, Oasis, Mercedes 5502 41-7T, Squires, t1/13; cum 17K 4/13;
23498, 1,058, Oasis, Marlee 5502 41-7B, Squires, t12/12; cum 31K 4/13; 
23527, 1,365, Oasis, Nguyen Federal 5693 44-27T, Alger, t12/12; cum 38K 4/13;
23528, 1,874, Oasis, Bui Federal 5693 44-27T, Alger, t12/12; cum 48K 4/13;
23530, 978, Oasis, Ginny H 5693 41-35T, Alger, t12/12; cum 34K 4/13;
23765, 615, Oasis, Nevis 6092 12-18H, Lucy, t12/12; cum 26K 4/13; 36 stages; 4.4 mill lbs sand;
23860, 3,358, Statoil, Hovde 33-4 2H, Sandrocks, t12/13; cum --
23914, 1,554, Oasis, Klevenberg 6093 11-2H, Gros Ventre, t1/13; cum 36K 4/13;
23956, 566, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-4, t6/13; cum 41K 11/13;
24330, 514, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Sylven 11-2-158N-100W, t8/13; cum 22K 11/13;

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
23410, 644, Baytex, Burton Olson 21-16-162-98H 1PB, Blooming Prairie, t12/12; cum 62K 4/13;
23467, 1,132,Whiting, Buckman 14-9PH, Bell, t12/12; cum 61K 4/13;
23468, 1,244,Whiting, Obrigewitch 11-16PH, Bell, t12/12; cum 51K 4/13;
23493, 568, CLR, Simmental Federal 4-16H, Elm Tree, 4 sections, t6/13; cum 79K 11/13;
23614, 312, CLR, Lester 1-1H, New Home, t2/13; cum 12K 4/13;
24017, dry, Armstrong Operating, Zurcher 1, wildcat, a Madison well, 34 miles NNE of Minot, ND
24252, 75, Enduro, MRPSU 19-31, Mouse River Park, a Madison well; t2/13; cum 3K 4/13;
24409, 1,339, Hess, BB-Budahn A 150-95-0403H-4, Blue Buttes, t6/13; cum 128K 11/13;

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
22719, 632, Petro-Hunt, Syverson 156-99-30A-31-1H, East Fork, t3/13; cum 35K 3/13;
23721, 2,880, BR, Inga 14-21H, Haystack Butte, t2/13; cum 27K 4/13;
23767, 1,405, XTO, Mendenhall 12X-18C, Grinnell, t5/13; cum 4K 4/13;
23881, 850, XTO, FBIR Bird 31X-19G, Heart Butte, t9/13; cum 18K 11/13;
23982, 2,652, Statoil, Samson 29-32 2TFH, Banks, t6/13; cum 41K 11/13;

Monday, June 3, 2013
22526, 1,628, Statoil, Roger Sorenson 8-5 4TFH, Alger, t5/13; cum 24K 11/13;
23494, 360, CLR, Angus Federal 5-9H, Elm Tree, 4 sections, t6/13; cum 113K 11/13;
23827, 587, American Eagle, Christianson Brothers 15-33-164-101, Colgan, t3/13; cum 22K 4/13;
23836, 2,984, BR, Waterton 11-29TFH, producing, t4/13; cum 4K 4/13;
23955, 560, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-3, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 50K 11/13;
24406, 2,076, KOG, P. Thomas 153-98-5-3-2-8H, Truax, t4/13; cum 12K 4/13;
24410, 56 (no typo), Hess, BB-Budahn A 150-95-0403H-5, Blue Buttes, t7/13; cum 15K 3/14;

Sunday, June 2, 2013
23243, 645, CLR, Addyson 3-23H, Brooklyn, 4 sections; t4/13; cum 47K 11/13;  
23496, 300, CLR, Angus Federal 4-9H, Elm Tree; 4 sections, t5/13; cum 85K 11/13;
23610, 731, CLR, Akron 2-27AH, Banks, t5/13; cum 115K 11/13;
23835, 1,967, XTO, Lundin 44X-11D, Siverston, t5/12; cum --
23839, 1,144, XTO, Leiseth 24X-22E, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 46K 11/13;
24250, WI, Enduro Operating, MRPSU 30-33, Mouse River Park, no data,
24473, 598, CLR, Angus 2-9H2, Elm Tree, t2/13; cum 54K 3/13;

Saturday, June 1, 2013
23888, 2,984, Statoil, Gyda 31-6 1H, Briar Creek, t7/13; cum 57K 11/13;
23954, 501, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-2, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 43K 11/13;
24379, 335, MRO, Charging USA 42-35H, Wolf Bay, t2/13; cum 16K 413;

Friday, May 31, 2013
No wells.

Thursday, May 30, 2013
19755, 149, Whiting, Anderson Butte Federal 11-17TFH, North Elkhorn Ranch, t1/13; cum 8K 3/13;
22086, 2,052, KOG, P. Thomas 153-98-5-3-2-1H3, Truax, t4/13; cum --
23834, 3,458, XTO, Lundin 44X-11H, Siverston, t4/13; cum --
23840, 2,079, XTO, Leiseth 24X-22F, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum --
24135, 396, Hess, LK-Little Chase Creek 147-97-2116H-2, Little Knife, t6/13; cum 34K 11/13;
24284, 203, CLR, Hawkinson 9-22H3, Oakdale, t10/13; cum 16K 11/13;
24502, 559, Petro-Hunt, State 150-104-3A-10-1H, Nelson Bridge, t2/13; cum 13K 4/13;

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
23495, 240, CLR, Simmental Federal 3-16H, Elm Tree, t6/13; cum 90K 11/13;
23608, 1,303, CLR, Charlotte 5-22H, Banks, 4 sections; t6/13; cum 76K 11/13;
23833, 2,653, XTO, Lundin 44X-11C, Siverston, t4/13; cum 103K 11/13;
23882, 1,817, XTO, FBIR Bird 31X-19H, Heart Butte, t9/13; cum 32K 11/13;
23883, 1,617, XTO, FBIR Bird 31X-19D, Heart Butte, t8/13; cum 22K 11/13;
24211, 219, SM, Jeglum 2-39HNA, Colgan, t4/13; cum 34K 11/13;
24377, 244, CLR, Barney 3-29H-3, Brooklyn, 5/13; cum 31K 11/13;

Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
22059, A, Whiting, BSMU 2304, Big Stick, a Madison well;
23146, 851, Fidelity, Miriah 19-30-29H, Sanish, t12/12; cum 50K 4/13;
23240, 419, Baytex, Marilyn Nelson 29-32-162-98H-1BP, Whiteaker, t12/12; cum 61K 11/13;
23242, 102, CLR, Addyson 2-23H, Brooklyn, t3/13; cum --
23635, 256, Whiting, Perzinski Family Trust 34-19PH, Heart River, t12/12; cum 19K 3/13;
24285, 922, CLR, Hawkinson 10-22H1, Oakdale, t10/13; cm 20K 11/13;
24405, 2,367, KOG, P. Thomas 153-98-5-3-2-1H, Truax, t4/13; cum 91K 11/13;

Monday, May 27, 2013:
23826, 540, Hess, EN-State D 154-93-2635H-5, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 55K 11/13;
24134, 653, Hess, LK-Little Chase Creek 147-97-2116H-3, Little Knife, t7/13; cum 49K 11/13;
24349, 28, Ballantyne, Brandy 10-21, Spring Coulee, no production figures,

Sunday, May 26, 2013:
23206, 1,115, Sequel, McGregor 24-16H-2128-15895-MB, McGregor, t3/13; cum 27K 3/13;
23615, 1,708, Murex, Amber Elizabeth 36-25H, Alexander, t1/13; cum 45K 4/14;
23816, 413, American Eagle, Terri Lynn 3-3N-163-101, Colgan, t3/13; cum 5K 3/13;
24212, 313, SM Energy, Jeglum 3-29HNB, Colgan, t4/13; cum 54K 11/13;
24286, 323, CLR, Hawkinson 11-22H2, Oakdale, t10/13; cum 26K 11/13;
24309, 653, MRO, Gary Bell USA 23-36H, Wolf Bay, t1/13; cum 18K 3/13;

Saturday, May 25, 2013:
23825, 1,008, Hess, EN-State D 154-93-2635H-4, Robinson Lake,
24133, 725, Hess, LK-Little Chase Creek 147-97-2116H-4, Little Knife, t7/13; cum 53K 11/13;
24289, 370, CLR, Stedman 2-24H-2, Hebron, t2/13; cum 13K 3/13;

Friday, May 24, 2013
21059, DRY, Petro-Hunt, State 150-104-3A-10-1HA, Nelson Bridge, no production data;

Thursday, May 23, 2013
20458, 555, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 152-93-17C-08-3H, t1/13; Four Bears, cum 26K 3/13;
22287, 1,738, Whiting, Obrigewitch 41-16PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 67K 3/13;
22606, 1,557, Statoil, SCHA 34-34TFH, Alger,
23205, 948, Sequel, ND State 24-16H-0916-15895-TF, McGregor, t3/34; cum 24K 3/13;
23430, 647, CLR, Missoula 4-21H, t4/13; cum --
24385, 1,818, XTO, Carter 14X-32D, Grinnell, t5/13; cum 83K 11/13;

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
20064, 1,875, Whiting, Froehlich 21-28PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 72K 3/13;
21722, 393, Hess, BW-Larson 149-100-1720H-1, Ellsworth, t5/13; cum 31K 11/13;
22373, 2,172, Whiting, Froehlich 11-28PH, Bell,  t11/12; cum 56K 3/13;
22774, 1,947, Whiting, Froehlich 41-28PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 61K 3/13; 
23110, 1,984, KOG, P Bibler 154-99-1-5-29-1H3, Epping, t5/13; cum 68K 11/13;
23111, 1,657, KOG, P Bibler 154-99-1-5-29-2H, Epping, t5/13; cum 92K 11/13;
23113, 1,896, KOG, P Bibler 154-99-1-5-8-15H, Stockyard Creek, t5/13; cum 102K 11/13;
23824, 581, Hess, EN-State D 154-93-2635H-3, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 51K 11/13;

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
22316, 938, Zenergy, Ledahl 28-33H, Rosebud, t2/13; cum 21K 3/12;
22704, 926, EOG, Wayzetta 149-1509H, Parshall, t1/13; cum 40K 3/13; 53 stages; 11 million lbs
23421, 1,011, EOG, Garden Coulee 1-1410H, Painted Woods, t12/12; cum 54K 3/13;
23429, 643, CLR, Missoula 5-21H, Camp, t3/13; cum 1K 3/13;
24044, 932, SM Energy, Didrick 4-27HA, Siverston, t5/13; cum 61K 11/13;
24104, 2,380, XTO Energy, Stenberg 14-10SWH, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 80K 11/13;
24384, 1,677, XTO Energy, CArter 14X-12H, Grinnell, t5/13; cum 90K 11/13;

Monday, May 20, 2013
22605, 2,628, Statoil, SCHA 33-34 3H, Alger, t5/13; cum 72K 11/13;
22864, 1,890, Whiting, Obrigewitch 41-17PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 69K 3/13;
22865, 2,312, Whiting, 3 J Trust 44-8PH, Bell, t11/1; cum 70K 3/13;
23112, 1,991, KOG, P Bibler 154-99-1-5-8-16H3, Stockyard Creek, t5/13; cum 67K 11/13;
23369, 370, CLR, Atlanta 4-6H, Baker, 4 sections, t3/14; cum 7K 3/14;
23823, 920, Hess, En-State D 154-93-2635H-2, Robinson Lake, t5/13; cum 79K 11/13;
24217, 733, Slawson, Mooka 3-29-20TFH, Big Bend, t6/13; cum 109K 11/13; see this post;

Sunday, May 19, 2013
24043, 605, SM Energy, Didrick 4X-27H, Siverston,  t5/13; cum 40K 11/13;
24165, 1,193, Zenergy, GNR Federea 15-22H, Trenton, t2/13; cum 24K 3/13;
24283, 504, CLR, Hawkinson 8-22H, Oakdale, t11/13; cum 33K 11/13;
24386, 64, Ballantyne Oil, Bloms 6-21, Spring Coulee; most likely a 5,000 foot (actual: 4,852) vertical Madison well with an IP in the range of 120, and a EUR of 200,000 bbls; t2/13; cum 1K 3/13;

Saturday, May 18, 2013
21723, 477, Hess, BW-Ethyl Larson 149-100-0805H-1, Ellsworth, t6/13; cum 34K 11/13;
22562, 822, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 148-94-21A-20-3H, Eagle Nest, t2/13; cum 31K 3/13;
23073, 140, Corinthian Exploration, Corinthian McCullough 5-1-1H, North Souris, a Spearfish well; t2/13; cum 6K 3/13;
23483, 1,471, WPX, Ruby 31-30HB, Antelope, t1/13; 54K 3/13;
23563, 1,398, Marathon, Don 34-31TFH, Big Bend,  t2/13; cum 31K 3/13;
24136, 2,894, BR, Lassen 41-26TFH, Blue Buttes, t3/13; cum 3K 3/13; 2 section-spacing
24147, 180, Strike Oil, Savelkoul 7-21, Wildcat, Madison well; a few miles west of Spring Coulee, and the Ballantyne Bloms well; t4/13; cum --
24218, 997, Slawson, Mooka 4-29-20H, Big Bend, t6/13; cum 312K 4/19;

Friday, May 17, 2013
No new wells came off the confidential list. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013
17602, 215, CLR, Charlie Bob Creek 1-25RH, Ranch Coulee, t12/08; a re-entry well; 3/13; cum 45K
23305, 1,480, WPX, Blackhawk 1-12HB, Moccasin Creek, t5/13; cum 335K 4/19;
23370, 597, CLR, Atlanta 3-6H, Baker; t4/13; cum 27K 11/13;
23820, 50 (no typo), Hess, HA-State 152-95-1621H-4, Hawkeye, t7/13; cum 171K 41/9;
24219, 1,327, MRO, Ahern 34-19H, Bailey, t6/13; cum 41K 11/13;
24282, 175, CLR, Hawkinson 7-22H2, Oakdale, t10/13; cum 231K 4/19;

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
20810, 669, Slawson, Mooka 2-29-20TFH, Big Bend, t6/13; cum 86K 11/13;
21453, 514, Slawson, Waterbond 2-27-34H, Van Hook, t8/13; cum 59K 11/13;
24130, 977, XTO, FBIR Walterpackswolf 31X-12GF, Heart Butte, t6/13; cum 21K 11/13;

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
20503, 560, XTO, Wood 21X-25B, Truax, t4/13; cum 272K 4/19;
22119, 1,563, WPX, Dora Smith 5-8HD, Van Hook, t2/13; cum 46K 3/13;
23775, 602, Triangle, Skedsvold Trust 151-101-32-29-3H, Ragged Butte, t3/13; cum 12K 3/13; 23821, 1,034, Hess, HA-State 152-95-1621H-3, Hawkeye, t5/13; cum 83K 11/13;
23900, 470, Mountain Divide, LLC, Wigness 5-8-1H, Fortuna, t2/13; cum 50K 11/13;
24075, 1,371, Marathon, Hansen Ranch 34-10TFH, Bailey, t4/13; cum 51K 11/13;

Monday, May 13, 2013
22091, 537, EOG, Fertile 51-0410H, Parshall, t11/12; cum 382K 4/19;
22314, 864, Zavanna, Browning 28-33 1H, Foreman Butte, t2/13; cum 27K 3/13;
22634, 204, Whiting, BSMU 3108, Big Stick, Madison, t1/13; cum 9K 3/13;
23133, 2,004, BR, CCU Prairie Rose 41-30 MBH, Corral Creek, t2/13; cum 265K 4/19;
23415, 1,202, Fidelity, Corpron 16-21-22H, Stanley, t11/12; cum 70K 3/13;
23648, 2,725, BR, Copper Draw 24-22MBH 3SH, Johnson Corner, t7/13; cum 83K 11/13;
23769, 827, Slawson, Waterbond 5-27-34TFH, Van Hook, t7/13; cum 85K 11/13;
24060, 256, CLR, Colter 3-13H-2, Bear Creek, t6/13; cum 15K 11/13;
24209, 2,854, QEP, MHA 5-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t5/13; cum 75K 11/13;

Sunday, May 12, 2013
23371, drl, CLR, Atlanta 2-6H, Baker,
23732, 1,078, Statoil, Boots 13-24 4TFH, Painted Woods, t7/13; cum 14K 11/13;
23741, 1,794, Statoil, Jerome Anderson 15-10 7TFH, Alger, t4/13; cum 154K 4/19;
23822, 697, Hess, HA-State 152-95-1621H-2, Hawkeye, t5/13; cum 79K 11/13;

Saturday, May 11, 2013
22102, 400, Petro-Hunt, Thorson 159-94-7A-18-4H, North Tioga, 5/13; cum 53K 11/13;
22664, 831, ERF, Arabian 149-93-29B-32H, Mandaree, t3/13; cum 17K 3/13;
23114, 626, Triangle, Gustafson 148-100-5-8-1H, Buffalo Wallow, t11/12; cum 36K 3/13;
23419, 1,556, Whiting, Becker 11-18PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 92K 3/13;
23420, 1,861, Whiting, Frank 14-7PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 94K 3/13;
23925, 1,624, Newfield, Staal 150-99-23-14-3H, South Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 238K 4/19;
24118, 670, True Oil, Gravos 42-13 13-14H, Red Wing Creek, t3/13; cum 8K 3/13;
24232, 1,678, XTO, Wood 21X-25AXB, Truax, t4/13; cum 231K 4/19;

Friday, May 10, 2013
21832, 795, OXY USA, Beatrice Kubischta 3-15-22H-143-96, Fayette, t11/12; cum 51K 3/13;
23731, 679, Statoil, Delorme 12-3 4TFH, Painted Woods, t7/13; cum 22K 11/13;
23768, 783, Slawson, Waterbond 7-27-34TFH, Van Hook, t7/13; cum 74K 11/13;
23777, 509, Triangle, Skesvold Trust 151-101-32-29-1H, Ragged Butte, t4/13; cum 10K 3/13;
24208, 2,573, QEP, MHA 7-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t5/13; cum 273K 4/19;

Thursday, May 9, 2013
23376, 1,722, Oasis, Amelia Federal 5201 41-11B, Camp, t12/12; cum 264K 4/19;
23377, 1,319, Oasis, Hal Federal 5201 41-11T, Camp, t11/12; cum 32K 3/13;
23452, 2,187, WPX, Dancing Bull 16-21HZ, Van Hook, t4/13; cum --
23585, 133, Oasis, Candito 6093 43-28H, Gros Ventre, t11/12; cum 18K 3/13;
23802, 1,588, MRO, Eagle USA 41-5H, McGregory Buttes, t1/13; cum 70K 3/13;
24056, 2,271, RimRock/KOG, Moccasin Creek 14-11-2-3H, Moccasin Creek,  t1/13; cum 349K 4/19;

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
22968, 2,219, BR, CCU Burner 21-26TFH, Corral Creek, t7/13; cum 267K 4/19;
23118, 1,563 Statoil, Cora 20-17 3TFH, Poe, t5/13; cum 27K 11/13;
23372, 364, CLR, Atlanta 1-6H, Baker, t4/13; cum --
23837, 2,444, BR, Waterton 11-29MBH, Keene, t4/13; cum 57K 11/13;
23924, 1,096, Newfield, Staal 150-99-23-14-10H, South Tobacco Garden, t3/13; cum --
23962, WI, Ballantyne, Kanu 2-13, Kanu,
23968, 1,348, Hess, BB-Rice 150-95-0718H-2, Blue Buttes, t3/13; cum 25K 313;
23983, 2,542, Statoil, Topaz 20-17 2TFH, Banks,

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
21951, 157, Legacy, Legacy Etal Berge 12-31H, North Souris, Spearfish; t12/12; cum 11K 3/13;
22559, 754, OXY USA, Federal Tormaschy 1-8-5H-142-96, Manning, t11/12; cum 23K 3/12;
23561, 535, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Reed 10-3-158N-100W, Winner, t6/13; cum 35K 11/13;
23730, 1,942, Statoil, Boots 13-24 3H, Painted Woods, t7/13; cum 37K 11/13;
24233, 1.948,  XTO, Wood 21X-25A, Truax, t4/12; cum --

Monday, May 6, 2013
20250, 1,944, XTO, Wayne 34-34F, West Capa, t3/13; cum 96K 11/13;
20666, 1,097, Zenergy, Snowshoe 30-31H, Glass Bluff, t4/13; cum --
23293, 3,878, BR, Mesa Verde 24-22TFH, Clear Creek, spacing, 2-section; t3/13; cum --
23542, 1,007, Enerplus, Grace 150-94-06B-07H, Spotted Horn, t2/13; cum 36K 3/13;
23701, dry, Zenergy, Flynn 34-34HTF, Harding, lost circulation in the Madison; never reached kick-off point
23706, 560, HRC/G3 Operating, Miller 1-35-26H, Climax, t2/13; cum 42K 11/13;
23971, DRY, Strike Oil, Waind 18-12, Kanu,
24057, 1,570, KOG, Moccasin Creek 14-11-2-3H3, Moccasin Creek, t2/13; cum 25K 3/13;
24207, 2,641, QEP, MHA 6-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t5/13; cum 10/13;

Sunday, May 5, 2013
23926, 3,027, Newfield, Staal 150-99-23-14-2H, South Tobacco Garden, t3/13; cum --
23969, 1,188, Hess, BB-Rice 150-95-0718H-3, Blue Buttes, t4/13; cum 15K 3/13;
23686, 484, CLR, Lindsay 1-35H, New Home, t3/13; cum 10K 3/13;

Saturday, May 4, 2013
23079, 817, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-18B-1H, Charlson, t3/13; cum 10K 3/13;
23596, 533, B3 Operating, Pasternak Federal 1-2-11H, Strandahl, t2/13; cum 36K 10/13;
23609, 360, CLR, Akron 3-27AH, Banks,4 sections, t5/13; cum 55K 20/13;
23729, 1,803, STO/BEXP, Delorme 12-1 3H, Painted Woods,

Friday, May 3, 2013
21383, 3,194, Oasis, Zaye Federal 5201 34-2H, Camp, t11/12; cum 75K 3/13;
23740, 2,311, Statoil, Jerome Anderson 15-10 6H, Alger, t4/13; cum 75K 10/13;
23809, 452, CLR, Myrhre 2-18H, Stoneview, t2/13; cum 12K 3/13;
24206, 2,342, QEP, MHA 8-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t5/13; cum 71K 11/13;

Thursday, May, 2, 2013
19863, 1,190, Emerald, Mongoose 1-8-4H, Charbonneau, (remember, Emerald used to be VOG), t6/13; cum 52K 10/13;
23131, 468, Hess, SC-Norman 154-98-3130H-5, Truax, t5/13; cum 36K 10/13;
23650, 1,536, BR, Kkummer 31-30TFH, Blue Buttes, 2-sec spacing, t3/13; cum --
23667, 1,597, BR, Kummer 21-30TFH, Blue Buttes, 2-sec spacing, t3/13; cum --

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
23130, 976, Hess, SC-Norman 154-98-3130H-4, Truax, t5/13; cum 64K 10/13;
23225, 2,169, KOG, Moccasin Creek 4-3-34-3H3, Moccasin Creek, spacing: W2; t2/13; cum 28K 3/13; Three Forks; 16 stages; 2 million lbs; all ceramics, I believe;
23649, 2,650, BR, Kummer 31-30MBH, Blue Buttes, t3/13; cum 5K 3/13;
23887, 2.064, Statoil/BEXP, Eveland 30-19 1H, Briar Creek, t7/13; cum 37K 10/13;
23977, 765, KOG, Grizzly 147-103-16-21-16-1H3, Mondak, t2/13; cum 11K 3/13;
24039, 639, SM Energy, Broderson 2X-278HB, Siverston,
24083, 1,344, MRO, Kevin Schmidt 44-32H, Murphy Creek, t5/13; cum 54K 10/13;

Tuesday, April 30, 2013:
23798, 355, CLR, Michelsen 1-34H, Frazier, t3/13; cum 2/13 --

Monday, April 29, 2013:
23222, 413, Fidelity, Pavel 14-23H, Zenith, t6/13; cum 24K 10/13;
23224, 2,473, KOG, Moccasin Creek 4-3-23-4H, Moccasin Creek, t2/13; cum 17K 2/13;
23231, 116, Baytex, Joyce 4-9-160-98H 1BP, Skabo, t12/12; cum 5K 2/13;
23479, 1,310, Fidelity, Sundts 23-14-15H, Stanley, 4-sec spacing, t10/12; cum 69K 3/13;
23639, 1,482, WPX, Patricia Kelly 2-1HB, Spotted Horn, t3/13; cum --
24040, 807, SM Energy, Broderson 2-27H, Siverston, t5/13; cum 83K 10/13;

Sunday, April 28, 2013:
20880, 814, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 148-94-36D-25-2H, McGregory Buttes, t2/13; cum 5K 2/13;
23201, 1.029, Liberty Resources, Lassey 152-103-27-34-1H, Glass Bluff, t11/12; cum 59K 2/13;

Saturday, April 27, 2013:
21921, 97, Legacy, Legacy Etal Berge 5-7H, Red Rock, Spearfish, t12/12; cum 9K 2/13;
23129, 943, Hess, SC-Norman 154-98-3130H-3, Truax, t5/13; cum 57K 10/13;
23247, 401, Whiting, BSMU 1806, Big Stick, Madison, t1/13; cum 16K 2/13;
23424, 157, OXY USA, Sivak 1-29-28H-143-98, Hungry Man Butte, t10/12; cum 6K 2/13;
23550, 965, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 152-94-14C-11-2H, Antelope, t1/13; cum 32K 2/13;
23597, 867, G3 Operating, Berg 1-30-31H, Good Luck, t2/13; cum 7K 2/13;
23794, 1,283, KOG, Smokey 3-30-18-2H3, Pembroke, t6/13; cum 31K 10/13;
24041, 676, SM Energy, Broderson 2X-27HA, Siverston, t5/13; cum 58K 10/13;

Friday, April 26, 2013
23622, 1,225, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-1H, Pershing, t7/13; cum 85K 10/13;
23828, 525, American Eagle, Muzzy 15-33S-164-101, Colgan, t3/13; cum 12K 3/13;
23856, 463, CLR, Salo 7-35H, Hamlet, t6/13; cum 34K 10/13;
23864, 50, Hunt Oil, Hawkeye 1-35-26HTF, Bluffton, t3/13; cum --

Thursday, April 25, 2013
21685, 654, OXY USA, Scott 2-7-6H-143-95, Murphy Creek, t9/12; cum 39K 2/13;
23485, 1,044, Hess, SC-Scanlan-153-98-1720H-3, Truax, t3/12; cum 8K 2/13;
23621, 674, G3 Operating, Berg 1-19-18H, Good Luck, t2/13; cum 9K 2/13;
23795, 1,829, KOG, Smokey 3-30-18-3HA, Pembroke, t6/13; cum 46K 10/13;
23931, DRY, Aeon Energy, Lillie Farms 11-10H, North Maxbass,
23974, 3,997, Statoil, Rose 12-13 7H, Avoca, t8/13; cum 46K 10/13;

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
20219, 438, EOG, Wildrose 1-06H, Hebron, t10/12; cum 26K 2/13;
22644, 1,168, Statoil, Jerome Anderson 15-10 2TFH, Alger, t4/13; cum 8K 10/13;
23438, 2,464, Statoil, M. Macklin 15-22 7H, Cow Creek, t8/13; cum 32K 10/13;
23537, 1,168, Whiting, Amber Elizabeth 9-4H, Hay Creek, t10/12; cum 27K 2/13;
23747, 1,001, CLR, Rochester 3-24H, North Tobacco Garden, t2/13; cum 1K 2/13;
23808, 634, American Eagle, Violet 3-3-1-163-101, Colgan, t2/13; cum 14K 2/13;
23857, 583, CLR, Salo 6-35H, Hamlet, t6/13; cum 39K 10/13;
23865, 173, Hunt Oil, Frazier 1-2-11H, Frazier, t3/13; cum 2K 2/13;

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
23503, 204, Whiting, Brueni 11-16PH, New Hradec, t12/12; cum 16K 2/13;
23796, 1,159, KOG, Smokey 3-30-31-15H3, Pembroke, t6/13; cum 25K 10/13;
23818, --/97, CLR, MPHU 32-10H, Medicine Pole Hills, Red River/West Red River; t1/13 and t1/13; cum 1,771 bbls and cum 1,231 bbls as of 2/13; [the file report shows an IP of 57]

Monday, April 22, 2013
22334, 2,006, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-22C-15-2H, Charlson, t12/12; cum 59K 2/13;
22840, 3,107, Statoil/BEXP, Rose 12-13-3H, Avoca, t10/13; cum 13K 10/13;
23437, 610, Statoil/BEXP, M. Macklin 15-22 2TFH, Cow Creek, t8/13; cum 4K 10/13;
23486, 834, Hess, SC-Scanlan-153-98-1720H-2, Truax, t3/13; cum 16K 2/13;
23858, 566, CRL, Salo 5-35H, Hamlet, t6/13; cum 32K 10/13;
23980, 576, Marathon, Klay Carlson 41-29TFH, Bailey, t6/13; cum 22K 10/13;

Sunday, April 21, 2013
21458, 1,597, Marathon, Tara Jo USA 23-12H, Reunion Bay, t1/13; cum 43K 2/13;
23469, 3,146, XTO, Lawlar 41-15SEH, North Tobacco Garden, t4/13; cum 91K 10/13;
23588, 489, Samson Resources, Thomte 0508-2TFH, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 50K 10/13;
23748, 360, CRL, Rochester 2-24H, North Tobacco Garden, t2/13; cum 4K 2/13;
23947, 1,472, Zenergy, GNR 10-3H, Rosebud,  t3/13; cum 1K 2/13 (five days of production)

Saturday, April 20, 2013
23202, 951, WPX, Benson 3-9HA, South Fork, t2/13; cum 2K 2/13 (3 days of production)
23232, 386, Marathon, Delbert Schettler 31-27H, Werner, t12/12; cum 5K 2/13; off-line most of this time; in third month of operation, only on-line for 8 days;
23773, 424, Hess, EN-Wander 156-94-0904H-2, Big Butte, t2/13; cum 14K 2/13;
24123, 1,368, XTO, Mariana Trust 12X-20G2, North Fork, t3/13; cum 48K 10/13;

Friday, April 19, 2013
21056, 273, CLR/Newfield, Wilson 154-100-29-32-1H, Catwalk,  t1/13; cum 20K 2/13;
23088, 283, OXY USA, Kuntz 1-23-14H-142-98, Saddle Butte, t10/12; cum 6K 2/13;
23510, 269, Whiting, Brueni 11-28PH, Green River, t11/12; cum 14K 2/13;
23543, 2,772, STO/BEXP, Albert B. 27-34 5H, Nameless, t5/13; cum 3K 10/13;
23589, 272, Samson Resources, Bakke 3229-2TFH, Ambrose, t3/13; cum 32K 10/13;
23797, 1,294, KOG, Smokey 3-30-18-3H3, Pembroke, t6/13; cum 27K 10/13;
23972, 3,249, STO/BEXP, State 36-1 4TFH, Stony Creek, t8/13; cum 34K 10/13;

Thursday, April 18, 2013
22513, 699, Hess, BL-Amelia 156-95-1415H-1, Beaver Lodge; t12/12; cum 35K 2/13;

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
22090, 1,085, G3 Operating, Fort Berthold 152-93-17C-08-4H, Four Bears, t1/13; cum 25K 2/13;
23491, 32, Surge, Scandia 2S SENE 34 03 SENW 35H, Souris, nice Spearfish, t12/12; cum 8K 2/13
23623, 1,040, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-2H, Pershing, t7/13; cum 61K 10/13;
23665, 2,525, BR, Kummer 11-30MBH, Blue Buttes, 2-section spacing; t3/13; cum--
23838, 2,334, BR, Waterton 21-29TFH, Keene, t5/13; cum 250K 4/19;

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
19927, 725, EOG, Short Prairie 8-1224H, Round Prairie, t11/12; cum 52K 2/13;
23145, 714, Fidelity, Luke 19-20-29H, Sanish, t10/12; cum 35K 2/13; 4-sec spacing;
23398, 673, Liberty Resources, Lassey 152-103-22-15-1H, Glass Bluff, t10/12; cum 62K 2/13;
23544, 1,221, Equinor/BEXP, Albert B. 27-34 4TFH, t6/14; cum 132K 41/9;
23590, 775, Samson Resources, Thomte 0508-3H, Ambrose, t3/13; cum 76K 10/13;
23677, 482, Hess, SC-Tami 157-99-0805H-1, Lone Tree Lake; t1/13; cum 28K 2/13; 
23714, 892, CLR, Memphis 2-4H, Last Chance, t2/13; cum 251K 4/19;

Monday, April 15, 2013, tax day
21547, 281, Whiting, Teddy 11-20TFH, Big Stick, preliminary results not great, 13 stages; 700,000 lbs sand; Pronghorn/Sanish; something about the geology report did not impress me. 
23117, 3,2151, Equior/BEXP, Cora 20-17 4H, Poe, t7/14; cum 204K 4/19;
23136, 162, Petro-Hunt, Blikre 158-94-13B-24-1H, East Tioga, t12/12; cum 13K 2/13;
23418, 625, Hess, EN-Hegland 155-94-0508H-3, Manitou, t2/13; cum 15K 2/13;
23591, 383, Samson Resources, Bakke 3229-3H, Ambrose, t4/13; cum 37K 10/13;

Sunday, April 14, 2013
22371, 3,668, QEP/Helis, Hazel 13-34/27H, Grail, t5/13; cum 595K 41/9; a huge well; a second frack in 2018;
22456, 247, G3 Operating/Petro-Hunt, Hoff 157-100-1A-12-1H, Dublin, t12/12; cum 30K 2/13;
23187, 364, CLR, Diana 1-12H, Stoneview, t1/13; cum 6K 2/13;

Saturday, April 13, 2013 (see below the break)
21840, 1,380, MRO, Deep Creek 21-13TFH, Lost Bridge, t2/13; cum 319K 4/19;
23091, IA/2,984, BEXP, Jarold 25-36 3TFH, Todd, t5/14; cum 214K 12/18; off line as of 12/18; still offline 4/19;
23092, IA/3,106, Equinor/BEXP, Jarold 25-36 4H, Todd, t5/14; cum 328K 12/18; off line as of 12/18; still offline 4/19;
23264, 658, Hess, GO-Seaton 156-98-0706H-2, Wheelock, t3/13; cum --
23545, 2,446, BEXP, Albert B. 27-34 3H, Nameless, t5/13; cum 40K 10/13;
23624, 1,235, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-3H, Pershing, t7/13; cum 76K 10/13;

Friday, April 12, 2013;
23417, 447, Hess, EN-Hegland 155-94-0508H-3, Manitou, t2/13; cum 17K 2/13;

Thursday, April 11, 2013
21011, 1,263, Zenergy, Owan 23-26H, Painted Woods, t2/13; cum 18K 2/13;
22177, 23, OXY USA, Split Ridge 1-2-1H-160-91, Dimond, t9/12; cum 8K 2/13;
22389, 629, Hess, BW-Norgard 149-100-1102H-1, Ellsworth, t3/13; cum 2K 2/13;
22425, 1,677, Whiting, Norgard 41-13H, Ellsworth, t10/12; cum 40K 2/13;
22438, 955, Oasis, M Lee 5793 42-11H, Sorkness, t11/12; cum 18K 2/13;
22676, 1,468, Oasis, Blanchet Federal 5693 41-28H, Alger, t11/12; cum 32K 2/13;
22751, 905, Oasis, Jenna 5604 13-1H, Bull Butte, the Kalil field, t11/12; cum 11K 2/13;
23046, 271, Oasis, Connie 6093 14-5H, Gros Ventre, t11/12; cum 12K 2/13;
23204, 698, Oasis, Aubrey 5304 41-22H, Ft Buford, t11/12; cum 18K 2/13;
23230, 2,734, Oasis, Ash Federal 5300 11-18T, Baker, t11/12; cum 44K 2/13;
23274, 792, Oasis, J Cory 5602 41-10H, Bonetrail, t11/12; cum 25K 2/13;
23392, 447 Oasis, Bull Moose 6093 13-4H, Gros Ventre, t11/12; cum 14K 2/13;
23476, 2,513, Oasis, Whitten 5393 11-3B, Sanish, t12/12; cum 51K 2/13;
23490, 38, Surge, Scandia 1S SENE 34 02 SENW 35H, Souris, Sprfsh/Mad'n, t12/12; cum 7K 2/13;
23805, 169, CLR, Lystvedt 1-9H, Upland, t3/13; cum 33K 10/13;

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
22475, 761, SM Energy, Dishon 1-30H, Ft Buford, t3/13; cum 63K 10/13;
22848, PA/2.257, Whiting/KOG, Koala 15-33-28-3H, Poe, t11/12; cum 315K 5/16; a great well but wnet PA;
23395, 1,158, XTO, FBIR Baker 34X-25E, Heart Butte, t1/13; cum 1K 2/13;
23553, 500, Hess, EN-Hanson S-156-94-3130H-6, Manitou, t3/13; cum 94K 4/19;
23558, 2,320, BEXP, Jake 2-11 2TFH, Last Chance, t7/13; cum 43K 10/13;
23625, 1,275, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-4H, Pershing, t8/13; cum 41K 10/13;
23720, 318, Samson Resources, Montclarir 0112-2TFH, Ambrose; t5/13; cum 33K 10/13;

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
22118, 1,317, WPX/Dakota-3, Dora Smith 5-8HY, Van Hook, t2/13; cum 334K 4/19;
22288, 1,466, MRO, Joanna Quale USA 21030H, Reunion Bay, t1/13; cum 38K 2/13;
22781, 508, Baytex, Marjorie 6-7-161-97H 1XP, Whiteaker, t10/12; cum 41K 2/13;
22782, 180, Baytex, Marjorie 31-30-162-97H 1PB, Whiteaker, t12/12; cum 14K 2/13;
23142, 574, Baytex, Redfield 14-23 2H, Lone Tree Lake, t10/12; cum 43K 2/13;
23294, AB/2,962, BR, Mesa Verde 34-22MBH, Clear Creek; 2-section spacing, t2/13; cum 116K 12/16; this was a good well at one time; not sure why it went to AB status;

23389, 1,630, Whiting/KOG, P Bibler 155-99-15-31-7-16H, Stockyard Creek, t1/13; cum 275K 4/19;
23719, 182, Samson Resources, Titan 3625-2TFH, Ambrose, t3/13; cum --

Monday, April 8, 2013
22561, 991, Petro-Hunt, Fort Berthold 148-94-21A-20-2H, Eagle Nest, t2/13; cum 190K 4/19;
22694, 330, Whiting, BSMU 3006, Big Stick, a Madison well; t12/12; cum 7K 2/13;
22920, 633, Hess, BW-Thelma-150-99-3031H-1, South Tobacco Garden, t2/13; cum 22K 2/13;
23134, 2,124, BR, CCU Powell 11-29TFH, Corral Creek, spacing, unitized; 
23248, 227, OXY USA, State Buffalo Bill 1-20-17H-143-94, Murphy Creek, t10/12; cum 20K 2/13;
23428, 746, CLR, Missoula 6-21H, Camp, t4/13; cum 59K 10/13;
23548, 838, XTO, Albert 24X-1E, Capa, t1/13; cum 20K 2/13;
23613, 513, CLR, Hundseid 1-8H, Upland, t12/12; cum 21K 2/13;

Sunday, April 7, 2013
23288, 2,234, Whiting, Timber Creek 21-27H, Arnegard, t10/12; cum 60K 2/13;
23557, 3,606, Equinor/BEXP, Jake 2-11 1H, t7/13; cum 248K 1/19; offline as of 1/19; still offline 4/19;
23718, 641, Samson Resources, William Bailard 0112-1TFH, Ambrose, t3/13; cum 3K 2/13;
23799, 1,132, MRO, Darrel Quale USA 14-16H, Four Bears, t12/12; cum 52K 2/13;

Saturday, April 6, 2013
21372, 742, Zavanna, Bunning 35-26 1H, Foreman Butte, t1/13; cum 220K 4/19;
23427, 256, CLR, Missoula 7-21H, Camp, t4/13; um 74K 10/13;
23552, 428, Hess, EN-Hanson S-156-94-3130H-5, Manitou,  t2/13; cum 4K 2/13;
23560, 482, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Poley 12-1-158N-101W, Little Muddy, t1/13; cum 6K 2/13;
23586, 539, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Farthing 31-30-158N-100W, Church, t5/13; cum 27K 10/13;
23717, 474, Samson Resources, Karen Bailard 3625-1TFH, Ambrose, t3/13; cum --

Friday, April 5, 2013
22997, PA, OXY USA, Thunderbird 1-15-22H-141-94, wildcat, as far south in Dunn County as you can get; about two miles south of Murphy Creek; south end of Murphy Creek with minimal activity; 15-141-94 with no activity except for this one OXY USA well; temporary abandoned while OXY decides what to do with it; Three Forks target; it looks like it was going to be a long lateral (drilled to depth, it appears) and to be fracked with 21 stages; no geologist's report at NDIC yet. This well is on the southeast fringe of the Bakken; Three Forks is more likely to be found here.
23290, 904, Hess, BB-Olson 150-95-0817H-3, Blue Buttes, t3/13; cum 6K 2/13;
23489, 26, Ballantyne Oil, LLC/Surge, Scandia C SENE 34 00 SENW 35H, Souris, Spearfish/Madison, t12/12; cum 27K 4/19;
23551, 402, Hess, EN-Hanson S-156-94-3130H-4, Manitou, t3/13; cum 29K 10/13;
23705, 856, CLR, Pocasset 1-29H, Oliver, t1/13; cum 18K 2/13;
23757, 874, SM Energy, Prochnick 15-35HSB, West Ambrose, t2/13; cum 12K 2/13;

Thursday, April 4, 2013
20804, 329, CLR, Angus 1-9H, Elm Tree, t2/13; cum 301K 4/19;
23289, 1,500, Hess, BB-Olson 150-95-0817H-2, Blue Buttes, t3/13; cum 17K 2/13;
23314, 1,224, WPX, Good Bird 36-25HA, Moccasin Creek, t5/13; cum 76K 10/13;
23385, 5,070, BEXP, Beaux 18-19 6H, Banks, t6/13; cum 38K 10/13;

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
19779, 1,353, Whiting/KOG, Koala 154-97-15-34-27-2H, Grinnell, t2/13; cum 182K 4/19;
22792, 2,926, BR, Kirkland 21-28TFH 3SH, Pershing, 4-section spacing; t1/13; cum 169K 9/15;
23153, 1,820, Whiting/KOG, Koala 154-97-15-33-28-2H, Banks, t3/13; cum 124K 9/15;
23391, 1.091, MRO, Deanna Steffan 44-22H, Murphy Creek, t12/12; cum 110K 9/15;
23447, 829, Hess, EN-Pederson 154-94-0409H-3, Alkali Creek, t12/12; cum 153K 9/15;
23756, 510, SM Energy, Prochnick 15-35HSA, West Ambrose, t3/13; cum 133K 9/15;

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
22709, 733, Liberty Resources, Gullikson 152-103-31-30-1H, Glass Bluff, t10/12; cum 168K 9/15;
22967, 2,242, BR, CCU Burner 21-26MBH, Corral Creek, t8/13; cum 176K 4/19;
23218, 725, CLR, Mildred 3-19H, Brooklyn,, 4 sections, t4/13; cum 248K 4/19;
23219, 624, CLR, Mildred 2-19H, Brooklyn, 4 sections, t4/13; cum 269K 4/19;
23755, 1,092, Petro-Hunt/SM Energy, Prochnick 16-35HS, West Ambrose, t2/13; cum 284K 4/19;

Monday, April 1, 2013
20805, 487, CLR, Angus 3-9H, Elm Tree, t2/13; cum 336K 4/19;
23722, 606, HRC/G3 Operating, Hought 2-1-12H, Strandahl,  t12/12; cum 67K 9/15;
22143, 238, CLR, Boston 1-25H, Brooklyn, t12/12; cum 272K 4/19;
22297, 207, Triangle USA, Larsen 157-101-21-16-1H, Otter; t1/13; cum 84K 9/15;
22358, 976, Oasis/Zenergy, Helling 19-18H, Pronghorn; t12/12; cum 96K 9/15;
22656, 872, Oasis/Zenergy, Knute 24-23H, Assiniboine, t1/13; cum 81K 9/15;
22890, 1,340, Whiting/KOG, Koala 154-97-15-34-27-1H3, Grinnell, t2/13; cum 96K 9/15;
23025, IA/228, Petro-Hunt, Pesek Trust 151-102-35D-26-2H, Nameless, t4/13; cum 12K 3/15
23154, 1,651, Whiting/KOG, Koala 154-97-15-33-28-2H3, Banks, t3/13; cum 78K 9/15;
23227, 732, ERF, Atlas 149-93-33C-28H, Mandaree, t2/13; cum 261K 4/19;
23287, 844, Hess, AN-Bohmbach 153-94-2734H-2, Antelope, t413; cum 163K 4/19;
23386, 3,823, Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 5TFH, Banks, t6/13; cum 216K 4/19;
23448, 792, Hess, EN-Pederson 154-94-0409H-2, Alkali Creek, t1/13; cum 198K 4/19;
23660, 2,699, XTO/Denbury, Lee 44-31NEH, Siverston, t3/13; cum 209K 9/15;
23711, 31, Citation Oil, Haram 24-21H, Haram, Madison, t12/12; cum 9K 9/15;

An explanation of the shorthand used on the MDW blogsite. As an example:
16375, 228, CLR, MPHU 43-16SH, Red River, Medicine Pole Hills, t1/07; cum 164K 1/13; 1,500 bbls/month
  • 16375: the file number/well permit number; names of wells may change; the permit numbers don't
  • 228:  the initial production (IP) number as reported by the operator; not necessarily uniform from operator to operator; not confirmed by government; other abbreviations in this location: loc: location; permit issued; well site may or may not be under construction; A: active well; IA: inactive well; PNC: permit cancelled; conf: confidential status, generally from day well is spud and for six months thereafter; drl: drilling; well is off confidential status but has not been completed, and no IP has been reported;
  • CLR: name of the operator; generally I use the company's publicly traded ticker symbol
  • MPHU 43-16SH: the legal name of the well; the name of the well can be changed
  • Red River: the formation targeted; not always provided; if not provided, generally assumed to be the Bakken pool (could be either middle Bakken formation or one of the Three Forks sub-formations)
  • Medicine Pole Hills: the specific oil field in the Williston Basin
  • t1/07: the test date for the well; the day the IP was calculated; generally close to the day the well was completed
  • cum 164K 1/13: the total amount of oil produced as of the date provided; in this example, January, 2013
  • additional information may be provided: could include the amount of proppant used in millions of pounds (sand, ceramics); the current monthly production; etc