Back on January 17, 2018, this DUC (#33290) was reported as completed:
- 33290, 4,204, MRO, Lena USA 14-22H, Antelope, Sanish pool, t12/17; cum -- (#19144)
- 19144, 952, MRO, TAT USA 34-22H, Antelope, Sanish pool, API - 33-053-03182, t3/11; cum 364K 1/18;
|Pool||Date||Days||BBLS Oil||Runs||BBLS Water||MCF Prod||MCF Sold||Vent/Flare|
A production jump like that suggests that the well was re-fracked, and checking FracFocus, it turns out that yes, indeed, it was re-fracked in November, 2018.
I assume other operators are doing the same but I haven't found any consistent examples. But it seems to be a "regular occurrence" that when MRO is fracking "new" wells, MRO often re-fracks older wells in the immediate area at the same time.
But look at this. Look how little water and proppant was used to re-frack this well:
- water : 90.6% of total proppant by weight
- water: 1,759,603 gallons
- sand: 8.9% by weight
- a gallon of water weighs 8.345404 million pounds
- 1.76 million gallons of water weighs 14.7 million pounds
- 90.6% of what = 16.2 million lbs
- 16.2 million lbs total proppant (sand+water+all that other stuff)
- 8.9% of 16.2 = 1.44 million lbs of sand
- my numbers may be off a bit but 1.44 million lbs of sand is an extremely small amount of sand to be using when fracking wells in 2018.
- it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the point that is being made
- if I have this correct, this is very, very clever -- what MRO is doing; just one more interesting wrinkle in the Bakken