May 15, 2019: production data has been updated.
September 14, 2016: production data has been updated in all entries below. Several EN-Leo wells have been added. In addition, a screenshot of what the area looks like now:
November 30, 2015: add six more EN-Freda wells:
- 32320, 583, EN-Freda-154-94-2635H-8, t9/16; cum 114K 3/19;
- 32321, 1,026, EN-Freda-154-94-2635H-9, t9/16; cum 269K 3/19;
- 32322, 1,638, EN-Freda-154-94-2635H-10, t9/16; cum 219K 3/19;
- 32323, 938, EN-Freda-154-94-2635H-11, Alkali Creek, t9/16; cum 203K 3/19;
- 32324, 1,324, EN-Freda-154-94-2635H-12, t9/16; cum 257K 3/19;
- 32325, AB/67 (no typo), EN-Freda-LW-154-94-2635H-1, t9/16; cum 5K 7/17;
September 22, 2014: a reader provided this update:
In your comments on Vern Whitten's recent photos, you noted on slide 18 of the "Bakken Sights and Progress" series, "42 tanks; 5 donkeys; one small rig; one large rig -- all on one pad."An update of the area, screenshot taken September 22, 2014:
This is the 12-well Hess pad in NWNW 26-154-94 from which Hess is drilling the EN-Freda wells and three EN-Leo wells. On May 22, 2014, you posted a "Random Look At The Freda Wells in Alkali Creek" piece; this an August 9 photo of the pad and wells you discussed.
Since your posting Hess completed the EN-Leo H-2 and H-3 wells on this pad in May:
In the photo, the five donkeys from left to right are the EN-Leo H-1, EN-Freda H-1 and H-2 wells, which all began producing the end of last year; followed by the EN-Leo H-3 and H-2 which were completed this May. Since your posting Hess has also almost finished drilling the string of EN-Freda H-3 through H-7 wells; these five well are sited north to south. I would expect this third batch of wells to be completed the next two - three months.
- 26841, 1,080, EN-Leo 154-94-2324H-2, 36 stages, 3.5 million lbs, t6/14; cum 292K 3/19;
- 26842, 1,108, EN-Leo 154-94-2324H-3, t5/14; cum 268K 3/19; off-line for much of May - July, 2016;
The large rig on the pad is the Nabors B5, which was drilling the EN-Freda H-5 well when the photo was taken August 9.
For background, re-visit an earlier post, March 18, 2014. The reader who sent me this note (the full note is at the link) noted the fast pace of drilling in the Bakken, or more correctly, the rapid increase in well density. I think that's one of the hallmarks of the Bakken, perhaps something not seen before in the oil industry, how fast things moved along, especially when one considers how "new" unconventional / tight oil drilling was when this all began. There really is a sense of urgency in the Bakken. The reader's note:
Last April Hess made plans for a 12-well pad in NWNW 26-154-94. They planned to drill three EN-Leo wells in sections 23-24 and nine EN-Freda wells in sections 26-35 from this pad. (Supporting documentation was provided.)
Hess obtained three permits and completed the 25462, EN-Leo H-1 well November 14, cum 53K 1/14; the 25463, EN-Freda H-1 well November 24, cum 78K 1/14; and the 25464, EN-Freda H-2 well December 6, cum 57K 1/14. The EN-Freda H-1 is a Three Forks well, the other two are Middle Bakken wells.
Since then Hess completed drilling the 26841, EN-Leo H-2 well from this pad, and has almost finished drilling the 26842, EN-Leo H-3. On February 12 Hess got permits to drill four more EN-Leo wells, 27671-74, from a new pad in NENE 24-154-94.So, how are the EN-Freda and EN-Leo wells coming along?
- 31718, 2,443, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-10, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 87K 3/19;
- 31717, 1,393, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-11, Alkali Creek, t6/15; cum 328K 3/19; a huge well;
- 27674, 1,393, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-4, 35 stages, 2.4 million lbs; t6/15; cum 230K 3/19;
- 27673, 1,040, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-5, t6/15; cum 171K 3/19;
- 27672, 1,176, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-6, t6/15; cum 231K 3/19;
- 27671, 1,062, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-7, t6/15; cum 197K 3/19;
- 31422, 1,894, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-8, t12/17; cum 160K 3/19;
- 31421, 2,153, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-9, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 246K 3/19;
- 25462, 1,155, EN-Leo 154-94-2324H-1, 34 stages, 2.3 million lbs sand, t11/13; cum 205K 3/19; (sited in same quadrant as the Freda wells); taken off line 5/15;
- 25463, 1,542, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-1, t12/13; cum 386K 3/19;
- 25464, 1,288, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-2, 34 stages; 2.4 million lbs, all sand; middle Bakken, background gas averaged 678 units, peaking at 1,498 (relatively low, according to the geologist writing the reort); t12/13; cum 256K 3/19;
- 26842, 1,108, EN-Leo-154-94-2324H-3, t5/14; cum 268K 3/19;
- 26841, 1,080, EN-Leo-154-94-2324H-2, t6/14; cum 292K 3/19;
- 28324, 1,414, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-3, t2/15; cum 347K 3/19;
- 28325, 1,273, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-4, t2/15; cum 232K 3/19;
- 28326, 1,587, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-5, t1/15; cum 301K 3/19;
- 28327, 1,442, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-6, t1/15; cum 230K 3/19;
- 28328, 1,368, EN-Freda 154-94-2635H-7, t1/15; cum 294K 3/19;
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Look how incredibly active this little area is. The distance between the two wells farthest apart is 0.22 miles, less than 1,200 feet. Note also the four permitted sites in the far upper left hand corner:
A Note to the Granddaughters
Sunset Blvd. and Mulholland Drive
I'm in my "Sunset Blvd." phase. I've watched it each night for the past several nights, and with the special edition DVD, all the special features. Tonight, while watching it for the fourth time, it dawned on me -- the "aha" moment. David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive" was the "modern" version or a "remake" of "Sunset Blvd."
Both movies have the same theme.
But the "aha" moment came during one of the special features when the narrator mentioned Nancy Olson playing the part of Betty.
Betty! That was the name of a very important / peculiar character in "Mulholland Drive" And that led to googling: "Is 'Mulholland Dr.' based on 'Sunset Drive'?" The very first hit: Sunset Blvd. Connection -- Lost on Mulholland Drive.
July 19, 2015: I'm watching "Mulholland Drive" again and making some free associations. Then it hit. Remember, David Lynch is known for taking a single idea and running with it. Camilla is an unusual name for a character in any movie (quick: name another movie in which "Camilla" is a lead character).
Now, pair Camilla with Diane.
The movie opens with a horrendous car crash, though of course, Camilla walks away.
"Mulholland Drive was released in 2001. Obviously the idea and writing had to occur some years earlier
Princess Di was killed in a horrendous car crash in 1997. She did not walk away but her legend certainly lives on. [In Mulholland Drive, Diane kills herself at the end of the movie.]
Most reviewers agree that one of the two women (Camilla/Diane) is very afraid of failure and sees herself in the other woman.
The number one celebrity story for the years following Di's death was the Princess Di story, including the issue of whether she was the victim of a "hit man" (who orchestrated the car crash in Paris).
A bit of trivia: quick, who played the character of Princess Di in the movie Diana, released in 2013?
Yup: Naomi Watts.
Naomi Watts played "Betty/Diane" in Mulholland Drive.