Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Top Stories -- 2018

Top stories of 2018, final draft.

Top stories by month, 2018.

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A Shout-Out To The New Mexico Department of Transportation

When (if?) we get home, I will send a letter to the NM DOT thanking them for keeping a particular road / pass northeast of Albuquerque open. By all rights, it should have been closed. It would have been closed in North Dakota, but bless the New Mexico highway patrol who, without snow plows, mind you, kept a ten-mile pass open. It was one of the hairiest winter roads I've taken in my life. Had it been at night, I would now be in a ditch.

But huge, huge shout-out to NM DOT and the NM highway patrol. Huge "can-do" attitude.

Several semi-trucks in the ditch. At least two cars in the ditch. White-out conditions at one point. But relatively short -- lasted about the time it would take to cross the bridge southwest of Williston. Fortunately the road was straight. LOL.

4:37 p.m. CT, January 1, 2018, somewhere in eastern New Mexico.

Happy New Year -- 2019 -- Beware Of Those Seasonal Swings -- Throws Off The Data


Link here. After many paragraphs of gloom and doom, one finally gets to this in the Reuters article at the link:
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000 for the week ended December 22, 2018, the Labor Department reported. 
Initial claims have now fallen in three of the last four weeks and are just above the 49-year low of 202,000 reached in the week ended September 15, 2018.
After several years of near-steady falls, claims trended higher between mid-September and mid-December, prompting concern the U.S. economy was losing momentum.
It remains unclear how much of that increase was related to the difficulty government statisticians have in adjusting the claims data for seasonal swings. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims increasing to 217,000 in the latest week. 
You can go to the link to see how Reuters interprets the data.

Ah, yes, "difficulty adjusting the claims data for seasonal swings." Seasonal swings. Is that something new for the government statisticians? LOL. But those same government statisticians know to the 100th-degree what the earth's global temperature will be one hundred years from now. The science is settled.

Yup, There Was Activity And The Wells Have Been Fracked -- January 1, 2019

Early last year, I noted the following: 
March 5, 2018: #18787 -- several new wells cross right over/under this old well; check this well periodically; it came off-line 12/17 which suggests activity in the area; these wells are being fracked/drilled and might affect #18787: #33482, #33483, #33484, #33485; #33472; #33471; #33470; #33469; and #33481. 
Tonight I checked on those ten (10) wells. All ten wells have been fracked and are now producing quite nicely.

When I have time, I will update the ten wells but it was neat to see that my note of March 5, 2018 -- ten months ago was right on target. Wow. And that's why I love to blog, and that's why I love to follow the Bakken.

#18787 remains off line, so we don't know if it was affected by these newer wells. It's been off line so long it's possible this well will be shut in. I don't know. I have no idea. All I can do is wait and watch.

Update Of Three Older Wells Following Frack Of Neighboring Well -- January 1, 2019

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As I've said before, this gets tedious, but it never ceases to amaze me when I see this phenomenon. 

The recently fracked well:
  • 32800, 2,615, EOG, Clarks Creek 155-0706H, Three Forks, 55 stages, 13.6 million lbs, Clarks Creek, t6/18; cum 244K 10/18;in 7/18; 89,098 + 23,321 boe = 112,419 boe in one month;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN11-201830172581733315094647474619516538
BAKKEN10-2018312751327417206708958087340394
BAKKEN9-20182836949376822409681905788171651
BAKKEN8-20183166588668473951812481711165311841
BAKKEN7-20183189098881226253513992810706932702
BAKKEN6-20182624560266536822882031

So, the question is -- how did this well affect an older, producing well. There were three older, producing, neighboring wells:
  • 20892, 1,352, EOG, Clarks Creek 16-0706H, middle Bakken, 31 stages, 3.6 million lbs, t3/12; cum 334K 11/18:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN11-201830695969765530399902872610326
BAKKEN10-201831101511011378604128840594184
BAKKEN9-2018301310713102107764172840367851
BAKKEN8-20181147394674454055634967518
BAKKEN7-20180000000
BAKKEN6-201800100000
BAKKEN5-201812686700332127511912
BAKKEN4-201830173917451352290126518
BAKKEN3-201831185218831772355733034
BAKKEN2-20182820091992855333531036
BAKKEN1-201831210721075403254298816
BAKKEN12-201731243224226263794352621
BAKKEN11-201730223922347464785451231
  • 20890, 600, EOG, Clarks Creek 11-0706H, middle Bakken, 22 stages, 4 million lbs, Clarks Creek, t3/12; cum 348K 11/18; 
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN11-20183041704179999724807177946398
BAKKEN10-20183160646033118582584625378115
BAKKEN9-20183060035977138882483723990508
BAKKEN8-2018836135620635429931
BAKKEN7-20180000000
BAKKEN6-20180040000
BAKKEN5-201883273413032862270
BAKKEN4-201826140914092102147712674
BAKKEN3-201822119212272773145712802
BAKKEN2-20182817311715822168114533
BAKKEN1-20183117521751522166614107
BAKKEN12-20173119971987618139811457
BAKKEN11-201730172517184921672142110
BAKKEN10-2017311892188610991711138775
BAKKEN9-2017301325133419361406109768

And if you have read this far, please note the formations.

Finally, the third older, neighboring, producing well:
  • 20887, 1,455, EOG, Clarks Creek 13-1806H, middle Bakken, 31 stages; 4.6 million lbs; Clarks Creek, t3/12; cum 340K 11/18
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN11-20183011868118501177224056173106136
BAKKEN10-201831127211266513299188071843182
BAKKEN9-2018301417014228179832119320451424
BAKKEN8-201818935492251549512965115711215
BAKKEN7-20180000000
BAKKEN6-201800140000
BAKKEN5-2018159669871043201219042
BAKKEN4-2018302605261326246308605216
BAKKEN3-201831271427493805693966838
BAKKEN2-201828256525489726247601310
BAKKEN1-201831287428737767172689133