Saturday, September 27, 2014

Random Update On A Relatively Recent Madison Well -- September 27, 2014

Almost looks like a pretty good Bakken well, but it's a Madison well:
  • 18625, 368, Whiting, BSMU 3604, Big Stick, 1 stage 15% acid stim, t8/10; cum 219K 7/14;
This is a vertical well; took 8 days to drill; no horizontal, no fracking. Spud on July 4, 2010; and ceased drilling on July 11, 2010.

There's another monster well in that same section, about 1,500 feet to the northwest:
  • 6995, 569, Whiting, Big Stick (Madison) Unit 3610, t8/79; cum 649K 7/14; 
This one took a lot longer to drill (May 31 - July 12, 1979).

But in that same section, an even bigger well:
  • 7123, 450, Whiting, Big Stick (Madison) Unit 3603, t4/80; cum 1.82 million 7/14
Spud February 23; ceased drilling March 21, 1980.

By the way, Whiting has another well in this section, on confidential:
  • 19294, conf, Whiting, BSMU 3605, a Madison well;


  1. Bruce---I think Ballard Petroleum has a new discovery in the Madison formation IP 600 barrels of oil near Glenburn in Bottineau County.A farmer told me there will be some seismic testing in the area soon by Ballard. The oil companies have not given up on the Madison formation in some areas of North Dakota. Thanks for all your information and news on the Oil boom.

    1. I assume you are talking about this one:

      27319; IP: 600; Ballard, Fines 24-19, Chatfield oil field, Madison, t6/14; cum 9K 7/14;

      Ballard had one permit in North Dakota in 2013, and two, so far, in 2014.

    2. Great observation on Craig's part, by the way. I think this may be a new oil field in the Williston Basin: