Thursday, March 28, 2013

Twenty-three (23) New Permits -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota; A New Operator in North Dakota

There is a lot of activity going on in the Williston Basin: rig count rising; huge number of new permits; operator transfer of wells involving six operators; nice IPs for producing wells. Huge stories everywhere.

Active rigs: 188 (very nice)

Twenty-three new permits --
  • Operators: Hess (8), XTO (4), Oasis (4), QEP (3), KOG (2), Welter Consulting, Sinclair
  • Fields: Twin Buttes (Dunn), Robinson Lake (Mountrail), Murphy Creek (Dunn), North Tobacco Garden (McKenzie), Little Knife (Dunn), Grail (McKenzie), Cottonwood (Mountrail),
  • Comments: Welter Consulting has a permit in Mountrail; this is the second permit for Welter Consulting in North Dakota; their first well #22690, Patterson 30-14, Greenbush field, 30-159-86 was dry; this second one, Estvold 33-16 (#25291) is in same general area, 33-152-89;the Greenbush field is about 30 miles northwest of Minot; there is one active well in Greenbush, a vertical Madison well that was spud in 1987, and has produced 201,402 bbls to date; producing about 300 bbls/ month now;
Wells coming off the confidential list were posted earlier; see sidebar at the right.

Producing wells completed:
  • 23135, 1,844, BR, CCU Powell 11-29MBH, Corral Creek, unitized spacing, t2/13; cum --
  • 23440, 2,030, XTO, Thompson 21-11SH, Charlson, t2/13; cum 11;
Operator transfers:
  • Thirteen wells from Petro-Hunt to G3 Operating
  • Five wells from Samson Resources to Bakken Hunter
  • Two wells from Helis Oil to QEP Energy

Rated X, Loretta Lynn

Lotta truth in this song.