Saturday, February 8, 2014

Update On The MRO Powell Well Targeting The Tyler In Southwest North Dakota; Photos From A Reader


April 27, 2014: two of the MRO Tyler wildcat wells come off confidential list on Monday, April 28, 2014; currently no production data.

February 15, 2014: a reader tells me the Rundle Trust well now has four 400-bbl oil tanks and a separator on the pad. It is my understanding then, that the Rundle Trust pad to the north, and the Powell pad to the south each have four 400-bbl oil tanks and a separator on the pad.

Original Post

A reader was kind enough to send photos of the Powell pad.

I can never thank readers enough who send updates (and especially photos) -- it really helps a lot of folks who might be interested but have no way of getting out to the sites. Note: no pumper on site yet, so mixed signals.
  • 26335, conf, MRO, Powell 31-27TFH, 27-135-99, about 6 1/2 miles south of the two MRO - Tyler - Rundle Trust wells right at the south edge of Rocky Ridge oil field in southwest North Dakota.
I track these four MRO -Tyler wells here

Note the heavy snow pack -- winter, 2014. This is not an atypical snow picture for North Dakota. "We" don't get as much snow as folks sometimes think. Certainly nothing like New England.


  1. Bruce,
    Since well began 12/25/2013 and it is a horizontal, wouldn't it make sense it could be awaiting a Frack team?

    1. Coincidentally your note arrived at almost the same time another reader sent a nice update on the MRO Tyler wells. You are exactly correct. I posted the update here: