Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Random Update On Whiting Program Northwest Of Belfield -- May 30, 2017

This was done quickly. There are likely to be errors, typographical and factual. I will come back to this later and correct errors if anyone spots errors or if other corrections need to be made. In addition, if anyone has additional information on this area, I'm sure there will be readers that will be interested. I have no mineral rights and have no specific interest in this area more than any other area in the Bakken.

Whiting has proposed three new pads in this area northwest of Belfield:


In addition, I will update the various wells that are already producing. "Open circles" on the NDIC map indicate that at this point permits have been let, but the wells are not yet on confidential list nor has any drilling begun.

From a Whiting presentation (I should have included a marker on Belfield; Belfield is located just below the "date box" in the screenshot below; about 4 miles SSE of Smith 34-12TFH):



NDIC map screenshot today:


The nearest rig in the area is to the east, in Bell oil field, and according to NDIC, it is "undetermined" where this rig will go next.

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The Wells In The Graphic Above
Note: see first comment below -- #32288 (Smith Federal 34-12-2PH, SESE 12-140-100) is being drilled (June 7, 2017) that was not added to the GIS map in section 12. Just like 41-15PHU and 44-10PHU are not on the map, but will be drilled. I wonder how that happens? How some are left off the map? And as I had hoped, they went from Bell to Park. Also, I hope someday they do refrack, would be interesting to see what happens.

24159, 1,195, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 14-10PH, Park, t2/15; cum 111K 3/17; typical decline rate;
24158, 954, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 11-15PH, Park, t2/15; cum 106K 3/17; typical decline rate;
24157, 1,179, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 21-15PH, Park, t2/15; cum 113K 3/17; typical decline rate;

24160, 863, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 34-10PH, Park, t7/13; cum 74K 3/17; not a particularly good well; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;
24161, 716, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 41-15PH, Park, t7/13; cum 74K 3/17; not a particularly good well; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;
24162, 1,327, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 44-10PH, Park, t7/13; cum 75K 3/17; not a particularly good well; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;

24821, 1,236, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 14-11PH, Park, t7/14; cum 100K 3/17; a "so-so well'; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;
24541, 1,113, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 24-14 Cl PH, Park, t7/14; cum 97K 3/17; a "so-so well'; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;
24542, 1,176, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 11-14PH, Park, t7/14; cum 96K 3/17; a "so-so well'; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;
20404, 1,606, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 21-14TFH, Park, t10/11;  cum 100K 3/17; will be interesting what neighboring fracks do; if re-fracked;

20131, 1,343, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 34-11TFH, Park, t10/11; cum 157K 3/17; typical decline rate
24830, 2,542, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 44-11PH, Park, t7/14; cum 216K 3/17; typical decline rate; but expect a better well than this;

32300, loc, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 44-11PHU, Park,
32301, loc, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 44-14PHU, Park,

27691, 2,683, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 34-11TFH, Park, t11/14; cum 275K 3/17; a nice well; typical decline rate; 
27692, 2,873, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 14-12H, Park, t11/14; cum 325K 3/17; a nice well; typical decline rate; 
20504, 2,696, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 21-13TFH, Park, t12/11; cum 264K 3/17; a nice well; typical decline rate; 

31779, loc, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 21-13-2PH, Park,
31780, loc, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 31-13PH, Park,
31781, loc, Whiting, Pronghorn Federal 24-12PH, Park,


20526, 2.446, Whiting, Smith 34-12TFH, Park, t9/11; cum 353K 3/17; a nice well; typical decline rate; 

5 comments:

  1. Hello sir! #32288 is being drilled that was not added to the GIS map in section 12. Just like 41-15PHU and 44-10PHU are not on the map, but will be drilled. I wonder how that happens? How some are left off the map? And as I had hoped, they went from Bell to Park. Also, I hope someday they do refrack, would be interesting to see what happens.

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    1. Thank you. I think there may be some problems with the map in general. The horizontals are skewed off to the right a bit from where the vertical holes are placed. Among other things, it makes it difficult to tell which horizontal goes with which vertical hole.

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    2. This is very interesting. When I do a "well search" then the wells show up on the map, including the drilling rig on #32288.

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  2. I agree, the map seems to have had problems for some time now. I did the well search and then the wells show up as you stated. Also, thanks for the separate post you made on refrack!

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  3. Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, I thought it best to provide some ideas on how to "track" or "discover" wells that have been re-fracked.

    Yesterday, and I just checked again, it appears the horizontals now line up correctly with the location of the surface locations of the wells.

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