Wells coming off the confidential list over the weekend, Monday:
Monday, April 28, 2014
- 23889, drl, Slawson, MacCougar 5-30-19TFH, Big Bend, no production data,
- 25591, 660, Whiting, Kostelecky 11-28PH, South Heart, t10/13; cum 31K 2/14;
- 26335, drl, MRO, Powell 31-27TH, wildcat, no production data, geology report not filed yet;
- 26572, drl, Hess, BW-Sharon-150-100-2536H-4, Timber Creek, no production data,
- 26656, DRY, Statoil, Ross-Alger 6-7 7TFH, Alger, truly a dry well; just not much there;
- 26794, drl, MRO, Rundle Trust 21-29TH, wildcat, no production data, see below
- 25986, drl, Hess, EN-Franson-154-93-2126H-5, Robinson Lake, no production data,
- 26289, 1,976, MRO, Adam Ell 44-33H, Murphy Creek, t2/14; cum 8K 2/14;
- 26690, drl, CLR, Schroeder 4-34H, Stoneview, no production data,
- 23890, drl, Slawson, MacCougar 2-30-19H, Big Bend, no production data,
- 25722, drl, Petro-Hunt, MM Wold 160-94-31A-6-7H, North Tioga, no production data,
- 26379, 765, Petro-Hunt, MM Wold 159-94-6D-13-5H, North Tioga, t2/14; cum 8K 2/14;
- 26571, drl, American Eagle, Taylor 16-1E-163-102, Colgan, producing,
- 26655, drl, Statoil, Ross-Alger 6-7 7TFH, Alger, no production data,
Additional data on one of the MRO Tyler wildcats
26794, drl, MRO, Rundle Trust 21-29TH, wildcat, no production data. From the file report --
The Rundle Trust 21-29TH lateral target zone did not have any observable oil in samples while drilling. Oil-based drilling weight was kept very heavy ...during the final trip of the initial later (11,456' MD), very thick and likely parafinated, oil-saturated mud was removed from the side of the mud motor, and was a very different consistency and smell than the drilling mud.
A sample of this was forwarded to Marathon, and has been sent for a detailed petro-physical analysis. Other indicators oi oil present in formation were rising oil to ater ratios of the drilling mud. When the sidetrack lateral started, oil to water ratios were 85/15; at the end of the side track lateral, oil to water ratios were 94/6.
Due to heavy mud properties, gas response during the Rundle Trust 21-29TH lateral was minimal, and did not appear to be better or worse in any particular place in zone. Background gas averaged 30 units, with shows peaking at 90 units. Gas was almost entirely methane, with a trace component of ethane. The max trip gas observed was 115 units. No flaring or backside pressure was observed or held while drilling.
Positive Train Control
Deadline: December 31, 2015.
It's an $8 billion to $10 billion project that requires railroad companies to upgrade and rewire the nationwide network of more than 50,000 switches and signals already in use, add a network of fiber-optic cable, cellular and satellite equipment, and create software platforms to run it all.
“It's the largest infrastructure project done by any railroad in our history other than building the railroad itself,” says Henry McCreary, a director of PTC at CSX Corp., a railroad that stretches from Richmond, VA, to Chicago to Tampa, FL.
CSX estimates it will spend $1.7 billion on an effort that includes upgrading signals and switches along 16,000 miles of track, as well as installing or upgrading software, hardware and communications equipment on 3,600 locomotives.
Altogether, 22,000 locomotives will be outfitted with new equipment, primarily cellular and satellite gear. Railroads banded together and spent $40 million buying their own wireless spectrum to transmit data among trains, signals, switches and dispatch centers. The railroads even own a company that makes some of the communications equipment needed on trains and towers alongside tracks.