Thursday, June 29, 2017

Huge Newfield Three Forks Well Shut-In? June 29, 2017

If the "cum oil" of 24,859 is not a typo, this is a huge Three Forks well. That 25,000 bbls was apparently produced over only ten days, which of course extrapolates out to as much as 75,000 bbls over a full 30-day month. I've seen errors in IPs and I have seen one example of an error in a monthly production figure, so this is possible.

See first comment and reply: note the amount of natural gas vented/flared.

I did not see frack data at the NDIC site, but FracFocus shows this well was fracked with a relatively "average" frack with 5 million gallons of water and 16% proppant by mass.

NDIC File No: 31635     API No: 33-025-02973-00-00
Well Type: OG     Well Status: NC     Status Date: 2/23/2017     Wellbore type: Horizontal
Location: SWSW 3-148-96     Footages: 167 FSL 908 FWL     Latitude: 47.661543     Longitude: -102.904111
Current Operator: NEWFIELD PRODUCTION COMPANY
Current Well Name: JORGENSON FEDERAL 148-96-10-15-10H
Elevation(s): 2005 GL     Total Depth:       Field: LOST BRIDGE
Spud Date(s):  12/29/2016
Completion Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Status: SI     Date: 2/23/2017
Cumulative Production Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Cum Oil: 24859     Cum MCF Gas: 35840     Cum Water: 9574
Monthly Production Data
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN5-201710248592452095743584022035530

2 comments:

  1. Flaring off almost 4 million cubic feet per day of gas is an enormous misuse of resource.
    Gas capture may be playing a role here.

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    1. Again, a great observation. By the way, that suggests this is not a typographical error on the part of the NDIC. It would be unlikely they would have typographical error in both "cum oil" and "vent/flare." Agree with you regarding misuse of resources now that I better understand the economics of the Bakken, and where the Bakken is now (with regard to infrastructure). I know nothing about drilling per se, but I would assume the roughnecks have to be given a lot of credit for preventing what seems to be a very, very high pressure well from becoming a blow-out. Maybe I'm showing my ignorance here.

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