Friday, March 24, 2017

Minor Bakken Notes -- March 24, 2017

Whiting's Skaar Federal wells have been added to the "Monster Well" list.

Four EOG Wells Have Recently Been Fracked

These four EOG wells have been fracked (a fifth in the group was PNC'd); they were DUCs, now back on confidential list:
  • 27390, SI/NC --> conf, EOG, Parshall 69-1820H, Parshall; producing as of 1/17; FracFocus, API 33-061-02914: job start date, 10/29/2014; job end date, 12/18/2016; 9.338 million gallons of water; 79% water by mass; 21% sand by mass;
  • 27391, SI/NC --> conf, EOG, Parshall 68-1820H, Parshall; producing as of 1/17; FracFocus, API 33-061-02915: job start date, 10/28/2014; job end date, 12/19/2016; 7.371 million gallons of water; 81% water by mass; 19% sand by mass; 
  • 28402, SI/NC --> conf, EOG, Parshall 30-1820H, Parshall; API - 33-061-03110; producing as of 1/17;
  • 28404, SI/NC --> conf, EOG, Parshall 631-1820H, Parshall; API - 33-061-03112; producing as of 1/17;
  • 28402, PNC, API - 33-061-03111 
I am tracking #16971 at this site
Location of these wells:

Not news; for the archives. Trump administration approves federal application for Keystone XL pipeline. It's hard to believe but I had 49 episodes of "As The World Turns" following the Keystone XL story. The 49th episode is at this link.

A Note to the Granddaughters

Wow, talk about trivia. While reading Carthage Must Be Destroyed: The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization, Richard Miles, c. 2010, I came across an interesting section on Gades (modern Cadiz). Many decades ago, while in the USAF, I spent some time at the naval station at Rota, Spain, across the bay from Cadiz. Very, very good memories. The US Navy treated us incredibly well. In fact, in all my years in the military, it was always the US Navy that treated me the best whenever I visited, even when I was a very, very junior officer.

But I digress.

From the book:
In the late eighth century BC the Tyrians (Phoenicians) set up a colony at Gades (modern Cadiz) ... Gades was not just a one-industry (metallurgy) town: it would also become famous for its garum, a strong-tasting sauce made out of decomposing mackerel mixed with vinegar, considered to be a great delicacy in the ancient world.
Then later in the book, in a section about Kerkouane, Kerkouanew as another ancient city located near Carthage, but it was destroyed and buried a long, long time ago. The author again brings up garum: the main industries of this settlement (Kerkouane) seem to have been salt-making, the manufacture of purple dye (many murex shells have been found on the site), and the production of garum.

And then again, in a discussion about western Morocco: an area particularly abundant in sea life and therefore a good place for the establishment of factories producing purple dye, salted fish and garum.

I knew I had recently seen "garum" before but I wracked my brain, trying to think where that was. Then when discussing this with Arianna last night, I remembered. I first heard of garum a few weeks ago while reading about the history of salt (notes at this post). Notes from chapter 4 of that book on the history of salt:
  • Chapter Four: Salt's Salad Days 
    • Romans 
    • most Italian cities were founded proximate to saltworks 
    • the Phoenicians (again); Sicilians; olives, tuna purple dye 
    • garum: possibly a generic term for fermented fish sauce; Romans used it much like Chinese used soy sauce after the fall of Rome, 
    • garum vanished from the Mediterranean 
So, garum comes from decomposing mackerel and was considered a delicacy in the ancient world.

And folks make jokes about lutefisk! LOL.

And for more trivia on murex/purple dye, see this post

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