Take a look at BR's #17118 just shows the potential of the untapped barrels by refracking old wells. It has produced more bbls in 9 months since the refrack than it did in the initial 6 years of production.Now, to search the blog to see if I've talked about this well before:
- 17118, 289, BR, Remington 14-11H, Blue Buttes, t6/08; cum 211K 8/16; only 14 days in 8/16
Production after December, 2008, until June, 2014, was "pathetic." Then it was taken off-line for the entire month of July, 2014, and came back on line in September, 2014. Here is the production profile from August, 2014, to the present:
|Pool||Date||Days||BBLS Oil||Runs||BBLS Water||MCF Prod||MCF Sold||Vent/Flare|
So, what gives? What's the file report have to say?
From the most recent sundry form, recieved by the NDIC on April 24, 2014:
BR requests: to restimulate (re-frack) the lateral and increase production. The well was drilled and completed as an open hole well with a single stage completion. Precision 825 will be used to install a 4 1/2" liner and and the well restimulated (re-fracked).I assume "Precision 825" is a drilling rig.
BR does not currently use any of the following in fracking:
- fuels, diesel
- fuels, diesel, no. 2
- fuel oil no. 2
- fuel oil no. 4
If this was back-payments for production sold from the two wells, your interest may not be great enough to exceed the requirement in the paragraph aboeve (greater than $50). Oil prices in May 2007 were around $60/barrel and rose to over $140/barrel in July 2008. Unfortunately, prices dropped drastically to a low of around $20/barrel in December 2008 and this is reducing your payments significantly from what they were last year.Original drilling / geologist's summary:
- target: "Sanish" member of the Bakken formation
- 20,831 feet
- gas units in the 5-- to 1,000 unit range; 5 - 8' flare
- open-hole frack; perforated intervals, 11,193 to 20,382 feet
- 1,044,000 lbs sand
- 8,699 bbl gelled cross-linked fluid
- IP: 289
The original application said the target zone was the "Bakken," not otherwise specified.
In a long note like this, there will be factual and typographical errors. If this information is important to you go to the source.
Look at the graphic: of the nine wells, one was recently re-fracked, greatly increasing production; the other 8 are waiting to be completed. And this is just one section in the entire Bakken.
There's one more data point about this well that is of interest, but I am purposely not posting it. I am posting this teaser in case someone else points it out, and I can say that I noted it also (for bragging purposes).