Friday, January 26, 2018

Reader Has Question About Shut-In Well Near Location Of New Williston Airport -- Janaury 26, 2018

A reader asked if I or readers might have any insight as to why this well is shut in:
  • 19617, IA/230, Nine Point Energy/QEP, Trinity 1-14-23H-155-102, Squires, t10/11; cum 168K 11/17;
Recent production profile:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

I referred the reader to this post.

There is nothing on the NDIC map to suggest any other drilling activity that might affect this well.

There are no forms in the NDIC file report to suggest why this well is shut in.

This was my reply to the reader:
This well has never been a particularly great well. 

Through 2016 and 2017, mostly around 1,200 bbls/month.

Then it was taken off-line as of 9/17 and has been off-line since then and is now listed as "INACTIVE" (IA).

There is an interesting letter in the file dated June 12, 2017, from the NDIC that relates to the new airport northwest of Williston and new/existing wells.

An e-mail from the operator says this well is outside the airport restrictions -- greater than 10,000 feet from the end of the airport runway.

It's possible there is still ongoing discussion between NDIC / airport location / and this well but I have nothing on which to base that opinion.

Looking at the NDIC map I see no other activity in the area that might impact this well, nor are there any sundry forms suggesting why this well is shut in.
Maybe readers might have some insight.

If all else fails, the NDIC is usually pretty good about answering inquiries, based on what I have heard from readers.

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