Thursday, June 15, 2017

Zavanna Has Two New Permits; Triangle USA Coming Out Of Bankruptcy Rebrands As Nine Point Energy -- June 15, 2017

Active rigs: this was posted March 20, 2017 -- this is a pretty big deal.
Some time ago I asked folks if they thought when/if we would ever see 50 active rigs in North Dakota again. The best answer was a reader with some close-hold information suggesting that we would see 50 active rigs by June. I was skeptical; I did not think we would see 50 active rigs in North Dakota in 2017, but here it is, on the first day of spring, 2017, and we have 50 active rigs. Compare to 32 one year ago, and 107 two years. Fifty rigs now easily beats 107 rigs two years ago.
Today, active rigs:

Active Rigs562777187185

Note: 56 rigs is more than twice the number we had one year ago. For newbies: the numbers of active rigs in the Bakken has little correlation with production of crude oil; the number of rigs correlates with the amount of "activity" in the basin. 

Two new permits:
  • Operator: Zavanna
  • Field: Stockyard Creek (Williams)
  • Comments: wow, it's been a long time since I've seen a Zavanna permit!
Permitted for recompletion:
  • 22076, Cornerstone, Ingerson 7-13-24H, Burke County
Operator Transfer: from C12 Energy North Dakota LLC to Scout Energy Management LLC
  • 28 oil and gas wells; one SWD well
  • all in the Dickinson-Heath-Sand Unit
  • oldest permit: 03700
  • most recent permit: 13622
Operator Transfer: from Triangle USA Petroleum Corp to Nine Point Energy, LLC. After coming out of bankruptcy, Triangle USA rebrands as Nine Point Energy (see first comment):
  • 170 wells (more or less)
  • throughout Williams and McKenzie counties
  • oldest permit: 08706
  • most recent permit: 33518
I track Bakken operators here


  1. After going thru bankruptcy, Triangle has just "rebranded". Instead of a triangle with three points, we apparently have three triangles with NinePoints.

    1. You are absolutely correct; I didn't have time to google Nine Point Energy ... my bad. Much appreciated that you would take time to let us know ... much appreciated.

    2. Bruce - with your interest in frack sizes you might look at Zavanna's Shepherd wells (4 of them) fracked last Nov/Dec, Drilled in 2015. Interesting results from 4 different size fracks.

    3. Bruce - did you catch Zavanna's frack of the Shepherd wells in Stony Creek in Nov/Dec of 2016? Interesting to see there frack choices and results.

    4. I will check those later; I'm exhausted from family commitments today, hot weather, and too much blogging. I will get to these later this evening -- but wow, I sure appreciate you alerting me to them.

    5. The Zavanna Shepherd wells have been posted: