Saturday, March 17, 2018

151-94-14, Reunion Bay, MRO, Jones/Lun/Others

Start with this Three Forks second bench well -- it is a huge well but for some reason it went inactive 1/18:
  • 29209, IA/2,776, MRO, Ernestine USA 11-14TFH-2B,  Reunion Bay, "the third of many wells to be drilled on this pad by H&P #259; the very first 2nd Bench"; Three Forks Second Bench, a huge well, 32K in first month, background gases relatively low (300 - 10,000; 20' flare common and intermittent; a 10' target; ; t6/15; cum 335K 1/18; went inactive 1/18; 

The graphic:


The wells:
  • 29208, off-line as of 1/18;
  • 29209, off-line as of 1/18;
  • 29210, on-line, nice production;
  • 29211, see production jump below; API 33-053-06220; FracFocus no evidence of any re-frack

  • 34100, conf,
  • 34101, conf,
  • 34102, conf,
  • 34103, conf,
  • 34104, conf,

  • 19514, production steady; no jump in production

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Production Notes

29201: a nice well; off-line as of 1/18, though still producing nicely

29211: recent production data --
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-201831110401098429651954816745380
BAKKEN12-201718679467511598109488953496
BAKKEN11-201730667165102161105798388438
BAKKEN10-2017173388350555967915620232
BAKKEN9-201730680168659581425911503853
BAKKEN8-2017317229724312031450411959334
BAKKEN7-2017317595745713551505113078108
BAKKEN6-20173075177488128215066121861187
BAKKEN5-2017317814775713311323911270259
BAKKEN4-2017305941596394696657856343

Existing Frack Sand Transloading Terminal In Van Hook Changing Hands -- March 17, 2018

It was a bit difficult sorting out this press release. I don't think it's a new terminal, but simply one that is changing hands.

Link here.  From a press release --
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 16, 2018 -- Smart Sand, Inc. announced  that it acquired the rights to operate a unit train capable transloading terminal in Van Hook, North Dakota to service the Bakken Formation.
The Company paid consideration of approximately $15.5 million to acquire certain assets at the Van Hook terminal, and has entered into a long-term lease agreement in connection with the transaction. As part of this transaction, Smart Sand and Canadian Pacific have entered into a long-term agreement to service Van Hook directly along with the other key oil and gas exploration and production basins of North America.  The Company expects to have the Van Hook facility operational in April 2018.

Week 11: March 11, 2018 -- March 17, 2018

For an "incredibly" quiet week, there were certainly some huge stories, not least of which was the huge upset in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Friday night. In the first round #16 (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) defeated -- and soundly defeated -- the #1 seed in that bracket, Virginia. Not only #1 in their bracket, but Virginia was the #1 seed overall.  "Everybody" thought the tournament would end with Villanova and Virginia in the finals. In fact, Virginia's tournament ended last night.

For me, the biggest story of the week, and possibly the year: ExxonMobil is betting big on light, sweet oil.

Where small town America is thriving: Another big story, closer to home, of course, was the article in Forbes magazine ranking small towns in America based on their economies, or something to that effect. Williston ranked #1. Williston, Dickinson, and Minot were all in the top six. Two cities in west Texas, including Midland, also made the top five or six. There are a number of story lines there but I simply don't have time.

Other big stories:
There were a number of Bakken stories I missed; someone sent me a  link of some of those stories; I will post it later.

Operations
An old Slawson Pike Federal well shows jump in production; this is not something one sees in conventional fields
CLR puts a well that has been completed/reported back on the confidential list; again, something we don't see in conventional plays
North Dakota still producing more than one million bopd
Another huge re-fracked MRO well
Huge jump in production in an old WPX well 

Bakken economy
Williston's fire safety rating: jumps to top 2% of the nation 
Boomtown is back -- Bloomberg

Miscellaneous
A look back at Bakken projections, from 2013, Mike Fitzsimmons