What is the record IP to date in the Williston Basin?
Statoil reported an IP of 5,417 on September 25, 2013: #23992, Beaux 18-19 7H, Banks oil field.
Statoil reported an IP of 5,387 on July 19, 2013: #23387, Beaux 18-19 4H, Banks oil field. This might be a new record (this is the IP for crude oil only).
The initial production of any well, self-reported by the producer, is becoming less meaningful over time. Having said that, it looks like the record IP for a Bakken well is now 5,200, a Newfield well (July, 2011): 18691, 5,200, NFX, Wisness Federal 152-96-4-2H, Westberg, Bakken.
Statoil reported on July 10, 2013: 23385, 5,070, Beaux 18-19 6H, Banks, t6/13; cum -- ; 7 days to drill the lateral; I did not see completion data; 31 swell packers planned;
Two earlier wells: a Whiting well which had an IP of 4,761 boepd: file #17612, 4,761 boepd IP, Whiting, Maki 11-27H, Mountrail County, Sanish field. This is still current as of February 20, 2010. Since then, BEXP claims to have set a record with the Sorenson 29-32 1-H, #18654, with a 24-hour flowback of 5,133 bopd. However, the NDIC reported an IP of 2,944. BEXP also reported the Jack Cvancara 19-18 #1H in the Ross project area with a 24-hour flowback of 5,035.
New record in the Bakken, November 3, 2011. The Tarpon Federal 21-4H is a Whiting Petroleum operated well and had a 24-hour initial production (IP) rate of 7,009 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), setting a new Williston Basin record for a Bakken well.
Whiting said this was a record TFS well at the time, early 2012, file #20526, Smith 34-12TFH, 2,446, 102K in first 4.5 months.
With regard to the Statoil Beaux wells, so far (September 26, 2013) on this 4-well pad:
A 4-well pad in section 7-152-98:
- 23990, 3,657, Statoil, Beaux 18-19 2TFH, Banks, t8/13; cum --
- 23991, 4,071, Statoil/BEXP, Johnston 7-6 2TFH, Banks,
- 23992, 5,417, Statoil, Beaux 18-19 7H, Banks, t8/13; cum --
- 23993, drl, Statoil/BEXP, Johnston 7-6 7H, Banks,