June 4, 2018: a reader opines -- "I would THINK several things. If it is a newly drilled well, then it is being set up for the natural gas removal, maybe it has maintenance work that the drillers need to do where they may have to repeat said maintenance being preformed because the first time did not work out right...These are just a few things, and I am sure there are others."
My hunch: this is an old well; the operator is simply "managing" the company's assets.
A reader over at the discussion group would like thoughts from someone why this well seems to be struggling. It has produced oil for only half the days in each of the last three months:
- 23641, 1,153, Whiting, Buresh 41-15PH, Dickinson, t2/13; cum 162K 3/18;
|Pool||Date||Days||BBLS Oil||Runs||BBLS Water||MCF Prod||MCF Sold||Vent/Flare|
- looking at the NDIC map, there is nothing going on in the area, unless wells are being re-worked or re-fracked (very, very unlikely due to nature of days on / days off)
- operators manage their assets: Whiting may simply be "managing" production -- just enough production to keep the well flowing but not maximizing production, for overall operational reasons
- there may be local issues for Whiting to throttle back production