Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Whiting With Two More Bakken Permits -- February 28, 2017

Active rigs:

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Two new permits:
  • Operator: Whiting
  • Field: East Fork (Williams)
  • Comments: the last consecutive sixteen permits have all been Whiting permits; all permits from February 21st through today have been Whiting permits; of the 125 permits issued by NDIC to date, this calendar year, fifty (50) have been Whiting permits
Three producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed:
  • 28991, 2,120, CLR, Radermecher 2-22H1, Camel Butte, t2/17; cum --
  • 28998, 1,880, CLR, Radermecher 4-22H2, Camel Butte, t2/17; cum --
  • 31639, 2,640, BR, Old Hickory 43-32 MBH-R, Sand Creek, 4 sections, t2/17; cum -- 
All Of The Above

Meanwhile, Stark County has approved a very, very contentious wind farm. Bismarck Tribune:
  • Brady Wind Energy Center I
  • northern Stark County near Dickinson
  • $250 million project; 150 MW ($1.7 million / MW; I don't know if that includes the transmission line)
  • NextEra Energy Resources
  • PSC voted unanimously to approve it
  • includes a 19-mile transmission line
  • longest wind farm hearing in state history; 15 hours of testimony, March 31, 2016
  • sounds like most area residents were against it except for the landowners that gain financially; I could be wrong; that was my impression