Thursday, June 30, 2016

Random Look At A Non-Descript Well With Huge Jump In Production Before Settling Down -- June 30, 2016

I have to run; I will finish this post later. But check out the production jump on this well back in the summer/autumn of 2013. This was a previously fracked well. The jump in production was not due to any work on this well as far as I am aware. So, what happened?

The last sundry form submitted for this well was back in 2012.
Regular readers have probably already guessed the answer. 

BAKKEN4-20141918361079760147014700
BAKKEN3-20143024332662617351835180
BAKKEN2-201428519255651002501750170
BAKKEN1-201431599258231523525352530
BAKKEN12-201331490446151465441231871225
BAKKEN11-201330911892262140802762071820
BAKKEN10-20133167736764303360025692310
BAKKEN9-2013301770817902212816480164800
BAKKEN8-2013261800717547339214073123731700
BAKKEN7-2013101860000
BAKKEN6-2013276586001742537847
BAKKEN5-20133199011663068365330
BAKKEN4-201330970775225985980
BAKKEN3-20133110441080135655650
BAKKEN2-2013289271046203663660


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The screenshot:



The well that had that incredible jump in production (spreadsheet above) was:
  • 16510, 1,082, CLR, State Weydahl 44-36H, Corral Creek, open hole frack, 1 million lbs, t4/07; cum 316K 5/16; 
These two wells were fracked at the time the well above had that jump in production:
  • 23785, 400, CLR, State Weydahl 3-36H1, Corral Creek, a Three Forks well, 30 stages, 2.9 million lbs, t8/13; cum 233K 5/16;
  • 23786, 691, CLR, State Weydahl 2-36H, Corral Creek, 30 stages, 3.7 million lbs, t8/13; cum 241K 5/16; (by the way, Smokey 13-7-19-14H, #24786 incorrectly scanned in with this file)

Deaths In US Due To Tesla Self-Driving Technology Now Exceed Number Of US Deaths Due To Bakken Crude Oil CBR -- June 30, 2016; Tesla Fatality Occurs In Williston

The fatality occurred in Williston, FLORIDA, not North Dakota.

To the best of my knowledge, there have been no deaths in the US due to a Bakken crude oil CBR unit train derailing and exploding.

From SF Gate:
The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle's "Autopilot" automated driving system died after a collision with a truck in Florida.
The government is investigating the design and performance of Tesla's system.
Preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer rig made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection of a divided highway where there was no traffic light. The Tesla driver died due to injuries sustained in the crash, which took place May 7 in Williston, Florida, the agency said. The city is southwest of Gainesville.

NP Resources On The July, 2016, NDIC Dockets -- June 30, 2016

I believe this is the first mention of NP Resources on the blog; I don't know if there have been additional postings on NP Resources, until today. At that post:
NOTE: Whiting transferred about 63 wells to NP Resources; reported on today's daily activity report. The most recent was #30807; the oldest was #08874. All were in southwest North Dakota; in Golden Valley County and Billings County, with about four exceptions (McKenzie County). Full list is here
For the July, 2016, NDIC dockets:
25126, NP Resources, Elkhorn Ranch-Bakken, establish 13 1280-acre units, 4 wells on each; create two stand-up 640-acre units, 2 wells each; Billings County
Note: that's the case number on the dockets, not a permit number.
  
I track various oil fields in North Dakota through this post, but to date I have not had a stand-alone post on Elkhorn Ranch-Bakken.

I will post a screenshot of the Elkhorn Ranch-Bakken for the archives, so we can see the "before" and "after."

Today:


I did not take a screen shot of the spacing in this oilfield, but it appears about 1/4 of the field is spaced at 640-acre units; 1/2 are 1280-acre units; and 1/4 are "other."

Eleven (11) New Permits; Ten (10) Permits In The Bakken Renewed -- June 30, 2016

Eleven (11) new permits:
  • Operators: EOG (8), BR (2), Oasis
  • Fields: Clarks Creek (McKenzie), Bailey (Dunn), Banks (McKenzie)
  • Comments: it appears the EOG permits are for 8 wells on the same pad in Clarks Creek, SWSE 7-151-94;
Ten (10) permits renewed:
Emerald (7), seven Maverick permits in McKenzie County
MRO (3), a Ross (Dunn County); and, a Moline, and a Lacey USA permit, both in Mountrail County

Active rigs:


6/30/201606/30/201506/30/201406/30/201306/30/2012
Active Rigs3076191189215

Wells coming off confidential list Friday:
  • 30280, SI/NC, BR, Merton 21-15TFH, North Fork, no production data,
  • 30833, SI/NC, XTO, TAT State Federal 14X-36G, Bear Creek, no production data,
  • 30834, SI/NC, XTO, TAT State Federal 14X-36D,  Bear Creek, no production data,
  • 31925, 1,332, Liberty Resources, Haustveit 155-95-12-13-2MBH, Capa, t1/16; cum 82K 5/16;
  • 32004, SI/NC, BR, CCU Zephyr 44-34 MBH, Corral Creek, no production data,
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31925, see above, Liberty Resources, Haustveit 155-95-12-13-2MBH, Capa:


DateOil RunsMCF Sold
4-201694410
3-2016184320
2-2016191500
1-2016265150

India: Potential WIth Regard To Natural Gas -- June 30, 2016

The first thing that jumped out at me when I saw this pie graph: all the potential for natural gas.



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Starbucks Employees Complain Of Hard Working Conditions

When I read this story two things jumped out at me. The writer mentioned neither a) ObamaCare; nor, b) the $15 minimum wage.

Fortunately those making comments mentioned both. 

CLR To Apply For 28 Wells On An Existing 2560-Acre Drilling Unit, Jim Creek Oil Field -- June 30, 2016

Updates

December 25, 2016: random update of the 9-well Pletan-Dvirnak pad in this 2560-acre spacing unit.  There are nine wells on this pad: three Pletan wells run south; six Dvirnak wells run north:


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The Pletan-Dvirnak pad:
  • 30136, 1,008,,CLR, Pletan 5-18H2, t11/18; cum 72K 1/19;
  • 30137, 1,232, CLR, Pletan 6-18H1, t11/18; cum 94K 1/19;
  • 30138, 2,574, CLR, Pletan 7-18H, t10/18; cum 134K 1/19;
  • 32748, 2,728, CLR, Dvirnak 7-7H1, Jim Creek, t10/18; cum 131K 1/19;
  • 32749, 2,358, CLR, Dvirnak 8-7H, Jim Creek, t10/18; cum 171K 1/19;
    PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
    BAKKEN10-20183162410622447163078652715277125
    BAKKEN9-20184775176377373826558932372
    BAKKEN8-20180000000
    BAKKEN7-20180000000
    BAKKEN6-20185134013409870179901799
    BAKKEN5-20181001468000
  • 30139, 2,034, CLR, Dvirnak 4-7H2, t10/18; cum 122K 1/19;
  • 30140, 2,962, CLR, Dvirnak 5-7H, Jim Creek, t10/18; cum 185K 1/19;
    PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
    BAKKEN10-20183154376543904630464676588175859
    BAKKEN9-2018717544172861514418708133385370
    BAKKEN8-20180000000
    BAKKEN7-20180000000
    BAKKEN6-201871577157712800142701427
  • 30141, 2,076, CLR, Dvirnak 6-7H1, t10/18; cum 100K 1/19;
  • 32899, 2,186, CLR, Dvirnak 9-7H, t10/18; cum 134K 1/19;
Original Post

From the NDIC hearing dockets, Thursday, July 28, 2016:
  • 25171, CLR, Jim Creek-Bakken, 28 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit, sections 6/7/18/19-146-95, Dunn
That is the "case number," not a permit number.

Although it has not been updated in awhile, this is where I track the Jim Creek oil field

For newbies: the current wells in this area are sited on 1280-acre units, so the 28 wells on the 2560-acre unit would be in addition to the wells already in these sections. 

A screenshot of the 2560-acre unit:


This is what the current area looks like where the wells might be situated:



Wells/locations in the above screen shot (see production data):
  • 30136, see above, CLR, Pletan 5-18H2, Jim Creek,
  • 30137, see above, CLR, Pletan 6-18H1, Jim Creek,
  • 30138, see above, CLR, Pletan 7-18H, Jim Creek,
  • 32748, see above, CLR, Dvirnak 7-7H1, Jim Creek,
  • 32749, see above, CLR, Dvirnak 8-7H, Jim Creek,
  • 30139, see above, CLR, Dvirnak 4-7H2, Jim Creek,
  • 30140, see above, CLR, Dvirnak 6-7H, Jim Creek,
  • 30141, see bove, CLR, Dvirnak 6-7H1, Jim Creek, 
A four-well pad in the area:
  • 20806, 744, CLR, Dvirnak 2-7H, Jim Creek, t12/11; cum 318K 1/19;
  • 20808, 1,106, CLR, Pletan 3-18H, Jim Creek, t12/11; cum329K 1/19;
  • 20807, 831, CLR, Dvirnak 3-7H, Jim Creek, t12/11; cum 392K 1/19;
  • 20809, 1,294, CLR, Pletan 4-18H, Jim Creek, t12/11; cum 222K 1/19;

Dockets Posted For July, 2016

Dockets posted for July, 2016.

Highlights

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
25114, BR, Dimmick Lake and Elidah-Bakken, a stand-up unit, 13 wells, McKenzie County
25119, True Oil, Red Wing Creek-Madison, a 640-acre unit, or a 960-acre unit, or an 800-acre unit, 1 horizontal well, McKenzie County
25125, Hess, Alkali Creek-Bakken, an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 11 wells, Mountrail
25126, NP Resources, Elkhorn Ranch-Bakken, establish 13 1280-acre units, 4 wells on each; create two stand-up 640-acre units, 2 wells each; Billings
25135, BR, Elidah-Bakken, 7 wells on a 1280-acre unit; 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit; 2 wells on an overlapping 2560-acre unit; McKenzie

Thursday, July 28, 2016
25153, WPX, Reunion Bay-Bakken, 8 wells on a 1280-acre unit; 8 wells on each of two 1280-acre units; Mountrail, Dunn
25160, Crescent Point Energy, Little Muddy-Bakken, 6 wells on a 1200-acre unit; Williams County
25165, XTO, Lost Bridge-Bakken, 8 wells on a 1920-acre unit; Dunn County
25171, CLR, Jim Creek-Bakken, 28 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit, sections 6/7/18/19-146-95, Dunn
25184, Liberty Resources, McGregor-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 640-acre unit, section 20-158-95; Williams County

The Agenda

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
8 pages

25113, Cornerstone Natural Resources, Woburn-Bakken, proper spacing, Burke County
25114, BR, Dimmick Lake and Elidah-Bakken; establish three overlapping 2560-acre unit; 1 well each, McKenzie
25115, Lime Rock Resources, Russian Creek-Madison and Russian Creek-Bakken, i) to all the Heiser Trust 11-3H (#16395) to be completed in the Madison Pool as an exception to the rule; ii) allow commingling of hydrocarbons from the Madison and the Bakken wells; Dunn County
25116, Lime Rock Resources, Hungry Man Butte-Madison and Hungry Man Butte-Bakken, i) designate a 160-acre unit in Zone 1 of the Hungry Man Butte-Madison pool; ii) allow completion of State Gresz (#29398) to be completed as a an exception to rule; iii) allow commingling of hydrocarbons from Madison and Bakken wells; Billings County
25117, Lime Rock Resources, Little Knife-Madison and Little Knife-Bakken; similar to case #25116, Dunn County
25118, Lime Rock Resources, Cabernet-Madison and Cabernet-Bakken; similar to case #25116, Dunn County
25119, True Oil, LLC, Red Wing Creek-Madison; establish a 640-acre unit and either a 960-acre unir or an 800-acre spacing unit, 1 well; McKenzie
25120, Legacy Reserves Operating, Beaver Creek-Red River, to allow a second well, Golden Valley County
25121, Hess, Blue Buttes-Madison, NDIC commission to review the TA status of a specific well, McKenzie
25122, Hess, Blue Buttes-Madison, NDIC commission to review the TA status of a specific well, McKenzie
25123, Hess, Blue Buttes-Madison, NDIC commission to review the TA status of a specific well, McKenzie
25124, Hess, Beaver Lodge and Capa-Bakken, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units, 1 wells on each unit, and 6 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Williams County
25125, Hess, Alkali Creek-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well; and 11 wells to be drilled on a 1280-acre unit, Mountrail
25126, NP Resources, Elkhorn Ranch-Bakken, establish 13 1280-acre units, 4 wells on each; create two stand-up 640-acre units, 2 wells each; Billings
25127, SM Energy, Whiteaker-Bakken, pooling, Divide
25128, SM Energy, Moraine-Bakken, pooling, Divide
25129, SM Energy, Skabo-Bakken, pooling, Divide
25130, SM Energy, Skabo-Bakken, pooling, Divide
25131, Hess, Beaver Lodge-Bakken, pooling, Williams
25132, Hess, Beaver Lodge-Bakken, pooling, Williams
25133, Hess, Capa-Bakken, pooling, Williams
25134, Hess, Alkali Creek-Bakken, Mountrail
25135, BR, Elidah-Bakken, authorize 7 wells on a 1280-acre unit; 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit; and 2 wells on an overlapping 2560-acre unit, McKenzie
25136, BR, Westberg-Bakken, pooling, McKenize
25137, BR, Westberg-Bakken and/or Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25138, BR, Westberg-Bakken and/or Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25139, BR, Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25140, BR, Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25141, BR, Dimmick Lake-Bakken and/or Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25142, BR, Elidah-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie
25143, HRC, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25144, HRC, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25145, HRC, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25146, HRC, McGregory Buttes-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25147, HRC, McGregory Buttes-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25148, HRC, McGregory Buttes-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25149, MRO, commingling
25150, MRO, commingling
25151, MRO, commingling
25152, Petro Harvester Operating Co, SWD

Thursday, July 28, 2017
8 pages 

25153, WPX, Reunion Bay-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit, 8 wells; establish two 1280-acre units, 8 wells on each; Mountrail, Dunn counties
25154, risk penalty legalese involving CLR and Vintage Oil
25155, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well, McKenzie
25156, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken, several wells with exceptions to siting rules, Dunn
25157, CLR, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken and/or Jim Creek-Bakken, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each; estabish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, two wells; Dunn
25158, CLR, Oakdale and/or Corral Creek-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 2 wells; Dunn
25159, Lehigh-Bakken, proper spacing, Stark County
25160, Crescent Point Energy, Little Muddy-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1200-acreunit; 6 wells; amend the number of wells on an existing 1280-acre unit from seven wells to one well, Williams County
25161, EOG, Parshall-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1920-acre unit, multiple wells, Mountrail
25162, Newfield, Westberg-Bakken and/or Keene-Bakken/Three Forks, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well; McKenzie
25163, Newfield, Lost Bridge-Bakken establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well, Dunn County
25164, XTO, Siverston and/or North Fork-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1920-acre unit, 3 wells; establish an overlapping 3840-acre unit, 1 well, McKenzie
25165, XTO, Lost Bridge-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1920-acre unit, 8 wells; establish an overlapping 3840-acre unit, 1 well, Dunn
25166, Liberty Resources, McGregor-Bakken, reasonable costs and expenses from Vitesse Energy, Williams
25167, Newfield, Lost Bridge-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25168, Crescent Point Energy, Little Muddy-Bakken, pooling, Williams
25169, Sinclair, risk penalty legalese
25170, Sinclair, risk penalty legalese
25171, CLR, Jim Creek-Bakken, 28 wells on an existing 2560-acre unit, Dunn
25172, CLR, Elm Tree-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie, Mountrail
25173, CLR, Elm Tree-Bakken, pooling, McKenize
25174, CLR, Elm Tree-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie, Mountrail
25175, CLR, Sanish-Bakken, pooling, McKenzie, Mountrail
25176, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25177, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25178, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, pooling, McKenzie
25179, CLR, Oakdale and/or Corral Creek Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25180, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25181, CLR, Rattlesnake Point-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25182, CLR, Rattlesnake Point and/or Jim Creek-Bakken, pooling, Dunn
25183, XTO, flaring
25184, Liberty Resources, McGregor-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 640-acre unit; Williams;
25185, Statoil, commingling
25186, EOG, commingling
25187, SWD

A Random Update Of Corral Creek Oil Field -- June 30, 2016

Two BR wells come off the confidential list today. One of them is a Zephyr well in the unitized Corral Creek oil field.

I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the Corral Creek oil field.

Two screenshots. The first shows most of the Corral Creek oil field. Note that there are no active rigs in the field:



The second screen shot provides a better view of the extended reach horizontal wells. Note the relationship of a series of wells to State Highway 22. Once the wells were completed, the land was reclaimed between the highway and the pads to provide greater separation (250 feet) than required (200 feet):



I picked out #28352 at random from the GIS map server. This BR-CCU well was drilled back in 2015. The file report for this well contains some nice information for those interested in the Corral Creek oil field:
  • 28352, 2,445, BR, CCU Pullman 1-8-7TFH, Corral Creek, t2/15; cum 120K 5/16, the file report contains BR's 2014 plan for developing the Corral Creek;
The file report provides some interesting reading.

In addition, note the variability of production from this well. Look at the amount of production over 13 days in December, 2015, for example:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN5-20161947954727333345174290172
BAKKEN4-2016243585382024573530341351
BAKKEN3-201624116571140073081073410398267
BAKKEN2-20165107910541037157315590
BAKKEN1-2016003610000
BAKKEN12-20151310997107862270344834100
BAKKEN11-201530925692395558969095985
BAKKEN10-201531108521072477201106910411571
BAKKEN9-201512973364646005970
BAKKEN8-20152210159102266857952673272137
BAKKEN7-20153116908169671204715386123852914
BAKKEN6-2015301737917513113291673416273379
BAKKEN5-20153118764184731423918681137334859
BAKKEN4-201511206617017
BAKKEN3-20150000000
BAKKEN2-20153430443044420596605958

We Start The Day With 30 Active Rigs; RBN Energy Has A Nice Update On LNG Liquifaction Capacity -- June 30, 2016

Active rigs:


6/30/201606/30/201506/30/201406/30/201306/30/2012
Active Rigs3076191189215

RBN Energy: competition, low prices unsettling the LNG market. Great update.
Only eight years ago U.S. natural gas prices were spiking, domestic gas production was declining, and much of the market was anticipating a boom in LNG imports to the U.S. from Qatar and other major suppliers.
Now, pipelines are being reversed to bring gas from the Marcellus and Utica basins to Gulf Coast to be super-cooled into LNG, and LNG from the first liquefaction/LNG export facility in the Lower 48 (Train 1 at Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass in southwestern Louisiana) is being shipped to overseas buyers. (Train 2 at Sabine Pass is in the process of being started up.) But the market expectations on which the development of new liquefaction capacity at Sabine Pass, Cameron LNG, Corpus Christi LNG (another Cheniere project), Freeport LNG, and Dominion’s Cove Point were founded have been shaken to their core.
Recent spot prices for LNG (around $5/MMBtu—75% lower than where prices stood two and a half years ago) suggest that the world is awash in LNG. Worse yet, it is possible (but by no means certain) that during the 2016-20 period worldwide liquefaction capacity (for super-cooling/condensing natural gas into very transportable LNG) will rise to 448 million tons per annum (MTPA) from the 308 MTPA online at year-end 2015, a 45% increase in less than five years.
EOG in the Permian. SeekingAlpha. Nice update.

XOM, Guyana. An "elephant find"? ExxonMobil says the company plans to release the results of the Liza-2 well "by mid-year." According to an analyst, if the headlines prove accurate, Liza-1 and Liza-2 could confirm meaning reserves and production uplift for ExxonMobil and its partners well above the initial industry reserve estimates of 700 million bbls of oil.  Data points:
  • Liza-1, Stabroek Block, 120 miles offshore Guyana
  • the seam is 295 feet thick
  • oil-bearing sandstone
  • 17,825 feet in almost 6,000 feet of water
  • spud March 5, 2015
  • Esso and Production Guyana (45%); Hess Guyana (30%), CNOOC Nexen Guyana (25%)
Wind farm, Norway, Google. Data points:
  • yet to be built; on-line by late 2017
  • 160-MW capacity; will be largest wind farm in Norway
  • to provide power for Google's data centers
  • on-shore Tellenes wind power farm south of Stavanger 
The Market. Late in the day, 307 new 52-week highs; 16 new 52-week lows. New highs include:
ATT (a big whoop); Chevron, Duke Energy, Hershey, JNJ, Kellogg, Murphy USA, SRE (another huge whoop).

Note: this is not an investment site. Do not make any investment, financial, travel, relationship, or job decisions based on what you read or think you may have read at this site. It just helps me put things into perspective.