- Note: I have a separate page for wells that might have been affected by the slump in oil prices, 2014 - 2015.
April 3, 2017: 18218, check on that well's production in a couple of months. Nearby wells were just completed (see #32460) and 2/17 production extrapolates to 7,000 bbls/month which would be a significant jump in production.
March 28, 2017: 20296, and 18843; watch for halo effect; check back in a few months;
March 28, 2017: 19516; watch for halo effect; check back in a few months;
March 28, 2017: it may be awhile, but check up on which Monroe well becomes a SWD well.
March 28, 2017: check up on the Patsy wells;
March 28, 2017: 18218; check up on production in next few months; neighboring wells recently fracked; noted that 2/17 extrapolates to 8,000 bbls/month, much more than the 2,000 to 3,000 bbls/month prior to neighboring wells being fracked.
March 28, 2017, the incredibly good Skarston wells are off-line again; no reason why. Check back monthly.
March 28, 2017: check #18786 when it comes back on-line to see if there was a bump in producitn after Smokey well running opposite direction was completed late 2016, #31050. Also, take a look at
#21442, and #21439.
March 24, 2017: #18251; this well is inactive with a waiver; it's a great well; see if it ever comes back on status.
March 21, 2017: #32801 is clearly a first bench well, but the graphics suggest a second bench. Look at the geologist's report when it finally becomes available.
March 17, 2017: XTO's #30834, only 10 stages, 2 million lbs; is there an explanation? At same lnk check all those "lousy" wells: 30834; 31596; 31609; 31597; and, 32151.
March 16, 2017: 25266, 25267, 25268 -- all off line while Rolfson N wells were being fracked; check on their status and if there is a bump, look at the graphic.
March 16, 2017: #20891 recently taken off-line.
March 4, 2017: check on halo effect on #25827. It was taken off-line when this well was fracked:
- 31508, 1,655, CLR, Akron Federal 7-27H, Banks, 4 sections, t1/17; cum --
March 4, 2017: check on halo effect on these two wells (#16730 and #17718) in the next couple of months or so. See this post.
March 1, 2017: #18414, the Helsingborg Federal wells.
March 1, 2017: were neighboring wells fracked to drive this increase in production in 12/16 - 1/17? #19548. Tracked here. And here.
February 28, 2017: EOG wanted to abandon this well due to pump failure and low commodity prices (August, 2016, sundry form) but I see it is producing, albeit not much, as of November, 2016. #16727; check over the next few months.
February 28, 2017: reader wants to know why this well -- #22389, Norgard -- might have gone off-line 12/16; check back in a few months. See comment at this post.
February 26, 2017: #16630, CLR, a Red River well; pretty good well; off-line for many months starting in 4/2016 -- check back in mid-2017 to see status of well;
February 20, 2017: check no sooner than May, 2017, to see how long the bump in production lasted for these two wells, #19301, and #19651, two Whiting Koala wells.
February 17, 2017: #17089 off-line; are they getting ready to frack neighboring well (#31847)?
February 15, 2017: CLR's Anna well pad; a reader asked about them; reader thinks he's not getting full answers from CLR; all wells are SI/NC, but sundry form suggests CLR planned to complete them 1/17, but no evidence yet that is occurring. #30157, #30156, #30155, #30154, #32969, #32968, #32967, #32966. Watch for #23279 coming off-line -- that will be hint that wells are about to be fracked. [Update, #23279 came off-line 1/17.]
February 15, 2017: #33095-33098 (inclusive, four wells); query over at Discussion Group wondering what "green circles" / DRL status meant.
February 11, 2017: Armstrong Operating has a vertical wildcat in Stark County -- will it be a Red River or a Silurian? #33340.
February 11, 2017: the Archer wells; jump in productivity; then coming off-line again; sporadic production profile. #25962, #25961, #25960, #26007, #26006, #17356, #26419 (the last one came off-line 12/16).
February 7, 2017: #18224, huge well; went off-line 11/16; 30336 (API: 33-053-06616). Probably getting ready to frack nearby. A CLR Hendrickson well.
February 4, 2017: check the Florida wells when they start reporting; #28800.
February 4, 2017: the dual laterals, the dual stacked White Butte Oil (Slawson) wells, Panzer and Meerkat wells. Probably re-check in mid-2017.
January 29, 2017: #20510, look at the production profile and the NDIC map for all the activity in this area after the well was fracked.
December 31, 2016: #32847, #33067, #32846, #32845 on a 4-well pad sitting near a great short-lateral EOG well, #17044.
December 31, 2016: #32700, #32699, #32698, and #32697 on a 4-well pad in an exciting section. Also, #31824 and #31825 on a 2-well pad in the same section.
December 18, 2016: follow-up on this well, #18705. There was a recent bump-up in production after being off-line for a few months; another well in the region might have been fracked during this period -- but if so, look how far away that new well (#30411) was.
December 15, 2016: This comment came in today. I will have to follow this story next winter, 2017 - 2018.
As per ISO Express, oil is now providing 3% New England electricity, up from near zero for the past many months.
Coal, now providing 15%, was also near zero two weeks ago.
At today's 2,000 Mwh from coal, the looming shutdown this spring of the 1,500 Mw capacity coal burner in Brayton Point could wreck havoc next winter if/when cold occurs.Came in as a comment at this post: https://themilliondollarway.blogspot.com/2016/12/us-natural-gas-stocks-december-15-2016.html.
December 12, 2016: 17870, IA/796, EOG, Fertile 7-06H, 1 section, Parshall (56,000 bbls in 104 days), t9/09; cum 277K 11/15; taken off-line 11/15; back on-line 10/16 for 2 days; minor (one bbl) spill reported while work-over rig on pad, August, 2016; remains off-line as of 2/17;
December 9, 2016: it looks like Sedalia is going to drill two laterals in each of these wells, #29854, and #29855. The first horizontal for each has been drilled and both are producing. On this date, there is a rig on #29854 and production from #29854 has ceased. That would suggest, they are drilling the second lateral on #29854. No sundry form yet, but it looks like they maybe planning to do the same thing for #29855. I follow #29854 at this post; will add #29855 when more information is available. Should check map monthly to see if rig is on the pad. I follow #29854 here. February 4, 2017 update here.
December 5, 2016: check up on Flatland Federal / Tarpon Federal wells. Were they all taken off line while #30775 was re-worked/re-fracked? Sundry form/completion form says CLR will resume fishing operations 1Q16. Was this delayed; as of 12/16, no update in the file report.
November 28, 2016: an incredibly good well abandoned by Oasis after leak; #22100, IAW/1,317, Oasis, Achilles 5301 41-12B, Baker, t2/12; cum 185K 12/14;
November 27, 2016: 17120, EOG, Austin 10-34H; t8/08; 936K 2/17; a short lateral; 24 days in 3/16; check reason for bump up in 9/16; was off-line during the summer; [update: it was taken off-line while neighboring wells were being fracked;] A graphic of this area has been completed; posted for a few minutes and then placed in draft status. Will be brought back up in a few weeks.
November 27, 2016: 18912, 442, EOG, Austin 125-30H, Parshall, t7/10; cum 121K 12/16; went off-line 4/16; back on-line 10/16; no bump in production noted as of 12/16;
November 21, 2016: post frack data when the data for the Rolfson N wells come available. The wells will be tracked here.
October 13, 2016: Whiting took all of its wells in Twin Valley off-line the entire month of August, 2016; no explanation;
October 11, 2016: bump in production after neighboring well fracked; note how little time this well was taken off-status while neighboring well was fracked; see if this well goes 1 million bbls without being put on a pump:
- 17158, Whiting, LL, Richardson Federal 11-9H, 4,148, s8/08; t10/08; F; cum 925K 2/17;
July 26, 2016: a year from now, check if this well ever gets back on-line; for now, this third bench TF well is a bust:
- 27453, IAW/54, CLR, Hartman 5-28H3, 30 stages; 2.9 million lbs, t1/15; cum 1K 1/15; abandoned after 8 months of minimal production; nothing in the file report to suggest why;
June 12, 2016; follow-up on #31466 (a Statoil well) in a few months; it is currently a DUC; but neighboring Whiting wells fracked in 2015 might have had an effect. The Whiting wells are the Chameleon wells in Banks oil field.
April 11, 2016: two Anschutz wells, now Lime Rock Resources wells, were never fracked; now Lime Rock Resources has two new locations on the same pad; it will be interesting to see if they frack these wells. As of 5/16, the two new wells were still LOC; #18644 was updated.
March 27, 2016: a reminder to check this post some day in the future; Oasis wanted to put 21 wells on a 640-acre section/drilling unit.
March 16, 2016: months from now, maybe a year or so from now, check on the Whiting Schaffer wells to see why they are sited north to south in this section. See also March 10, 2016, entry below; same thing.
****January 27, 2016: see if this well is ever fracked; if it ever does anything; note the IP (no frack data as of this date; no frack data as of December, 2016 at FracFocus)
- 29439, 2 (no typo), Murex, Sherry Ann 13-24H, Three Forks, no frac data yet, API 33-105-03762; 18 days drilling; gas shows poor to fair throughout, Temple, t9/15; cum --
December 16, 2015: check to see if the second lateral was ever drilled or if production numbers changed significantly --
- 30949, 233, Sedalia Energy, Thompson 13-31 H, Lake Darling, a horizontal Madison well, not stimulated (not fracked), a short lateral, TD of 9,207 feet, payzone: Mississippian Bluell Pay Bench 3 Target, Renville County, wellbore in target 100% of the whole length, 13 operational days, geologist report dated 6/30/15; a sundry form was received October 9, 2015, with company's intent to drill a second lateral also in the Bluell B3 payzone, t7/15; cum 24K 2/17; no change in monthly production;
October 28, 2015: follow-up on this well; note strange early production profile; look at all wells in this area in Sand Creek to see if there is operational reason for production profile, #28779.
October 15, 2015: why was this staggering natural gas well taken off-line in August, 2015? #21235. It looks like they are trying to bring this well back on-line; e-mail exchange between operator and NDIC in February, 2016. Check production 12/16, 1/17, 2/17 -- back on line for one day 11/16, but it looks like it's being plugged.
September 21, 2015: why did this on go inactive -
- 18177, AB/IA/1,844, BR, Bryce 31, Westberg field, t10/09; cum 255K 4/14. Update, October 17, 2016 sundry form -- a stuck coil tubing; cut at 9,855 feet. Low commodity prices make fishing uneconomical. Will follow yearly until commodity prices recover.
August 22, 2015: the new Rattlesnake Point wells.
July 28, 2015: went inactive in March, 2015, in March, 2015 -- application for Stripper Well Status:
- 19542, IAW/IA/30, EOG, Austin 102-05H, Parshall, Bakken, t1/11; cum 36K 5/15;
- 27885, 130, Hess, BW-R Peterson-149-99-1102H-4, 1 stage frack, 200K lbs sand, t6/15; cum 19K 2/17;
June 17, 2015: follow up on this 2013 Fed Reserve article on the Bakken.
May 7, 2015: will this well be abandoned or start up again after the price of oil recovers?
- 7614, A/AB/IA/712, Deep Creek Adventures Co, Signalness Federal 2-10, cum 280K 6/15; (Duperow) (5/15 -- I don't see the "AB" designation); vertical; Lost Bridge; back on-line as of 4/15; but then off-line as of 7/15;
April 18, 2015: will they ever get this well working?
- 22544, TA/56, Lime Rock/OXY USA, Kary 2-24-13H-144-97, no evidence this has been fracked; t2/13; cum 1K 2/15; I thought this well would be plugged, but it's back on active status; problems running the liner; wanted to re-work the well starting o/a December 19, 2013; absolutely no production since 3/14; updated 11/15 -- no production;
February 28, 2015: new operator in the Bakken? Basin Shale ND, LLC, seen in the March, 2015, dockets. (not listed in "NDIC Well Search Data Base" as of 11/15).
December 24, 2014: three huge Whiting wells (#27520, #27521, #27522). These three huge wells went off-line in August, 2016. Production updates.
December 17, 2014: I noted this well on the MRO likely-to-be-refracked wells to have been taking off-line in early January, 2014; curious when it will go back on line:
- 19375, AB/IA/308, MRO, Gertrude Tuhy 34-24H, Chimney Butte, Bakken, 14 stages; 2 million lbs; t3/11; cum 48K 10/15; last production of any note 1/14; six days of production in April, 2015; back on line as of April, 2015; full month of production May, 2015; full month, 6/15; noted in 11/15 to be inactive; noted to be AB, 12/16;
1,313825 (corrected), Gadeco, Golden 25-36H, Epping, Bakken, t6/12; cum 130K 12/16; IA as of 8/14; back on status for one month, 12/14, but then off-line all of 1/15; now listed as A, 2/15. Off-line 11/15, and then back on-line 3/16 but only 3 - 6 days each month through 6/16. Two IPs provided; not explained why; t6/12; installed new ESP after it quit working 4/16; July 18, 2016; back on status, 2/15;A API 33-105-02135; FracFocus: no report that this well has been fracked. No stimulation reports in the file. On-line only 2 days 12/16; off-line since; last checke 2/17;
November 29, 2014
- 26929, IAW/133, EOG, Wayzetta 148-0311H, Parshall, Three Forks NOS, 1920 acres; target: "E section of the Three Forks; middle Bakken with good shows and a thickness of 47 feet; background gas units were unremarkable, peaking at less than 700 units; near the end of the lateral, the wellbore brushed the lower "F" marker; 47 stages; 14.8 million lbs sand, but not much production, t6/14; was inactive 8/14 - 11/14; back on status 12/14; cum 15K 1/16; [Update: 6/15 - this well is back on "A" status after having a NGL stripper skid put in place in 12/14][Update: 11/15 -- back on IA status; 12/15 back on active status for one day; 1/16 -- off-line; IA as of 1/16; remains IA through 12/16;]
Statoil's Brown wells will be their first crack at cemented liners and increased frac stages. Will be interesting to see the difference. [ 27003, 27004, 27005, 27006, 28733, older wells: 20790, 18760. Reviewed March, 2015 (most recent data 1/15); still need time to compare; something going on -- 9/16; most of these wells with minimal production for one month -- something going on in the area?;October 25, 2014:
Regarding the following well, a sundry form received June 6, 2014, suggests OXY USA will be re-entering this well to test the Madison, as well as possibly other formations:
- 17899, TA/1,191, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Stroh 11-1H, Lot 4 1-143N-97W, Cabernet, 1,191, t9/09; cum 157K 12/12; went off-line 1/12; remains off-line as of 12/16;
- 28112, 11/IA/AB, Legacy, Legacy Berge 13-31H, North Souris, a Spearfish well, 28 stages, 246K proppant, t6/14; cum -- (search #28112 in mail for follow-up); remains IA 9/15; active as of 10/15 for 10 days; on-line a few days between 10/15 and 1/16, but no production;
- 22166, 48 (no typo), CLR/Samson Resources, Outback 25-36-162-97H, Bluffton, 23 stages, 725K lbs, July, 2012; 35 stages, 650K lbs, August 12; something doesn't make sense; t9/12; cum 25K 11/16;
- 27635, 137, Slawson, Matilda Bay 1-15H, Stockyard Creek, 8 stages; planned for 24, mechanical problems; 600,000 pounds proppant; single section spacing, fracked May 22 -23, 2014, according to FracFocus; t6/14; cum 44K 11/16; went off-line middle of July, 2014; then began producing again 10/14; production up markedly, November, 2014 through January, 2015; as of 9/16, no new frack; API 33-105-03404;
August 26, 2014: from mail received this date, wondering when Hess would be pad drilling on wells with file numbers #17141 and #16911. One well now, but no new permits in either section. I track #17141 here.
August 23, 2014, the EOG "400-series" wells. Looks like something might be happening with #29190 (noted 9/16).
Was this well fracked when it was tested? It produced 630 bbls in the first six months of production:
- 22761, 50, Lime Rock Resources/OXY USA, Crosby Creek 1-19-18H-144-98, Little Knife, t2/14; cum 999 bbls 9/15; from the well file (noted 8/14); dated 6/13, 12 stages fracked, 1.3 million lbs sand; "indications frac port failure/no ball seats"; 4 stages; 200K "oil frac" -- diagnostic test to determine liner functionality"; [Update, November 18, 2014: zero bbls in August, 2014; only 5 (no typo) bbls in 30 days in September, 2014; 0 bbls in Oct/Nov, 2014; 1 bbl in Dec, 2014; 40 bbls, one day, 6/15; essentially remains off-line, 9/15; noted to be IA 11/15; active as of 12/15 but very little production; minimal to "no" production through 12/16; noted to be back on status (A) in 2/17]
Wells that I followed and were closed after April 24, 2017, are at this page (page #4).
Wells that I followed and were closed after November 23, 2016, are at this page (page #3).
Wells that I followed and were closed after November 4, 2015, are at this page (page #2).
Wells that I followed and have now been closed as of November 4, 2015, have been moved to this page, page #1.