Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WPX Permits For A 9-Well Pad In Reunion Bay; The Alfred Old Dog Wells


October 11, 2014: current screenshot -

  • 26154, 1,842, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 19-18HD, t9/14; cum 112K 1/15;
  • 26153, 1,531, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 19-18HZ, t10/14; cum 60K 1/15; only 4 days in January;
  • 26152, 968, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 30-31HD, t8/14; cum 95K 1/15;
  • 26151, 1,146, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 30-31HZ, t6/14; cum 109K 1/15; only 1 day in December; 20 days in January;
  • 26149, 990, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 30-31HC, t7/14; cum 96K 1/15; only 1 day in December; only 16 days in January;
  • 26148, 556, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 30-31 HY, t6/14; cum 79K 1/15; 15 days in December; full 31 days in January, 2015;
  • 26147, 1,681, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 19-18HC, t4/14; cum 164K 1/15;
  • 26146, 1,223, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 19-18HY, 25 stages; 3.2 million lbs sand, t4/14; cum 154K 1/15;
  • 26145, conf, WPX, Alfred Old Dog 19-18HB, pt4/14; cum 162K 1/15; 31 days in December, only 17 days in January, 2015
Original Post 

Yesterday, the NDIC reported twenty-three (23) new oil and gas permits. Nine of those were permits for WPX on one pad in Reunion Bay, the Alfred Old Dog wells.

The permits are sequential, inclusive, from #26145 through #26154, with the exception of #26150 which is a non-WPX permit.

A hand-drawn diagram helps me visualize how these wells will look.  These nine wells will be sited on one pad in the northeast quadrant of the northwest quadrant of section 30-150-93 (I just noticed an error on my diagram noting the township, but I may/may not fix it). Yesterday, the sites were not noted on the NDIC GIS map server but within the last couple of hours they have been placed on the map. My hand-drawn map is pretty close to what the NDIC has. I used data from the permit information as provided by the NDIC; it looks like on the GIS map server the wells will be sited pretty much on a line; if so, my map is a bit off. More importantly, I was correlating direction of the well with their siting and their legal designation (HC, HY, HZ, for example).

I assume they will target the middle Bakken and the upper Three Forks (remember the good old days, when there was just the "Three Forks." Now it's the "upper" three Forks, and the "lower" Three Forks.

They will all be long laterals.  Five will run north, and four will run south. Each well will sited about 50 feet from its neighbor which is typical, so far, of Bakken pad drilling.

Two other wells in the same spacing unit are instructive:
  • 19603, 332, WPX, Mandaree 30-31H, t5/11; middle Bakken, cum 356K 1/15; pump, 4/12;
  • 20035, 339, WPX, Maggie Old Dog 19-19HW, upper Three Forks; t4/12; cum 318K 1/15; 22 stages; 3 million lbs; trip gas nearly 10,000 units; 5' to 20' flares; pump 4/13;
Other errors may exist; but again, this is for me to help visualize how the Bakken is being developed. If anything looks wrong, it probably is; go to the source for accuracy.

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