Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Top IPs In The Bakken -- Hart Energy -- June 18, 2019

Behind a pay wall, but one can see this much, the top 12 IP wells in the Bakken as recorded by Hart Energy, in boepd:
  • 7,088, Whiting, Tarpon-Federal 21-4H, McKenzie, Nov, 2011;
  • 7,013, BR, Llano 34-34H, McKenzie, June, 2012;
  • 6,766, BR, Brazos 24-34H, McKenzie, June, 2012;
  • 5,330, BEXP, Sorenson 2-H, Mountrail, March, 2011;
  • 5,238, Oasis, Casey 13-30B, McKenzie, July, 2012; 
  • 5,200, Newfield, Wisness-Federal 152-96-4-2H, McKenzie; July, 2011; 
  • 5,133, BEXP, Sorenson 29-32, Mountrail, March...
Not nearly as current (or as accurate) as the list at the blog.

There are so many ways to rank IPs:
  • one-hour flow rate with spigot wide open at time of test and then extrapolate to 24 hours (this was common early on in the Bakken, but I don't think it's often used any more)
  • peak 24-hour flow rate at time of test after the frack/completion
  • first full month/peak month (one-month) production -- calendar month (some first "full months" not full months / first full peak month is not a full 30 or 31 days)
  • first full three months (throw out the early "outlier" months)
  • first full six months (throw out the early "outlier" months)
  • boepd (oil, NG [gas], NGL [liquids]) -- common obfuscation in corporate presentations
  • bopd (oil only)
I prefer the 24-hour, one-month, and three-month production numbers.

On top of this, we haven't even begun following re-fracked IPs.

Parts One and Two

This is an incredibly long video for such.

Part 1 was THE hit but part 2 was important. It tells me that Harry Chapin was never able to move on.

Taxi and sequel, Harry Chapin

Long Island.

In 1972, he released his debut album, Heads & Tales.
The album was an international success, selling over 1 million units. Its success was due to the top 25 Billboard Hot 100 hit single, "Taxi".
The song also became a top 5 hit in Canada.
The success of the song in America is credited to American radio personality Jim Connors, who helped promote the song on the radio despite its length, and helped it to stay on the charts for 16 weeks.
It became the number one requested song for 10 weeks in a row. The song was performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, which received so many calls that Chapin returned the next night. It was the first time in the show's history that a performer had been called back the next night.
It was also one of the first performances on The Midnight Special, with John Denver hosting.
In my journal those years, I mentioned these songs:
  • The Doors: Riders on the Storm
  • Bill Withers: Ain’t No Sunshine (released September, 1971)
  • Barry Manilow: Mandy (1971)
  • Ringo Starr: It Don’t Come Easy (April, 1971)
  • Bee Gees: How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? (1971)
  • Karen Carpenter: Rainy Days & Mondays Always Get Me Down
  • Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds: Don’t Pull Your Love
  • Donna Fargo’s Happiest Girl in the Whole USA
  • Maggie May, Rod Stewart, #1 October, 1971
  • Vicki Lawrence records The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia, Nov 72Number one hit for Vicki Lawrence
  • Steely Dan’s Do It Again, released in 1972
  • Elton John: Crocodile Rock, Nov 1972


  1. Loved Harry and his music. "Cats in the Cradle" still one of my favorites.
    And dont forget the Eagles broke out in'72 with "Take it Easy', 'Peaceful Easy Feeling', Desperado and Taquila Sunrise.
    Great era of music

    1. Yes, it was a great era of music. "Cats in the Cradle" is a very, very "tough" song for me to listen to -- it is way to accurate/painful for many, many fathers and sons.