Sunday, May 12, 2019

QEP Re-Fracking Wells In The Helis Grail -- May 12, 2019

The well:
  • 25304, 2,257, QEP, Paul 2-26035TH, the Helis Grail, t12/13; cum 351K 3/19;
FracFocus says this well was re-fracked 2/12/2018 - 2/26/2018; a relatively moderate re-frack with 6.6 million gallons of water; a neighboring middle Bakken well (#25861) might have shown a very short-lived jump in production;

For newbies: operators are now going back and re-fracking older Bakken wells using relatively moderate amounts of water/proppant. This well was only five years old. Lots and lots of work left to do in the Bakken.

See QEP_Helis_Re-Fracking tag.

Two MRO Tuhy Wells Have Just Come Off Line -- May 12, 2019

These two wells have come off line recently; no other information:
  • 25329, 2,275, MRO, LBM Tuhy USA 41-4H, Murphy Creek, t9/13; cum 185K 1/19; off line as of 1/19;
  • 25328, 2,034, MRO, Judy Tuhy USA 31-4H, Murphy Creek, t9/13; cum 169K 1/19; off line as of 2/19;

Another MRO Re-Fracking In Bailey Oil Field -- May 12, 2019

The well:
  • 16736, 377, MRO, Bill Connolly 21-25H, Bailey, t1/08; cum 233K 3/19; re-fracked early, 2019; small re-frack;
Recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-20195450237552027831545572030
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-201812344031969
BAKKEN10-201831844680243786420128
BAKKEN9-20183081791014376647858

Note: 4,502 bbls over 5 days extrapolates to 27,000 bbls over a 30-day period.

This well: Stripper well status application, letter dated December 11, 2018.

File report: last item, the stripped well application; no other relevant data since 2007.

FracFocus: re-fracked 2/22/2019 - 3/9/2019; a very small frack: 6 million gallons of water.

Neighboring wells:
  • 25484, 2,071, MRO, Bluegrass 21-25TFH, Bailey, t10/13; cum 115K 1/19; off line as of 1/19;
  • 25482, 2,154, MRO, Webber 21-25H, Bailey, t10/13; cum 256K 1/19; off line as of 2/19;

  • 34050, SI/NC, MRO, State Oster 14-36TFH, Bailey, no production data,
  • 34049, SI/NC, MRO, State Kreiger 14-36H, Bailey, no production data,
  • 34048, SI/NC, MRO, State Kelling 14-36TFH, Bailey, no production data, 
As an aside:
  • CLR has its Brooklyn field; MRO has its Bailey field.

Random Update Of A Monster Well: Petro-Hunt's USA Well -- #20342 -- May 12, 2019

Monster wells are tracked here.

Previously posted (production data updated; otherwise as previously posted):
  • October 12, 2014: 20342, 1,430, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-4B-9-1H, t11/11; cum 959K 3/19; went IA 1/14; still inactive as of 6/14; back on line and tracked here
So, let's look where this well stands.

As noted above, this spectacular well went "inactive" in January, 2014, without explanation. As of June, 2016, it was still inactive. It went back into production in September, 2014. So it was inactive for about nine months.

Recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-2019311548715662574223353194283709
BAKKEN2-2019281513215103429721178174533530
BAKKEN1-2019311866018742503324830176766939
BAKKEN12-2018159183833030481068490861496
BAKKEN11-20180000000
BAKKEN10-20181232613644743708758111197
BAKKEN9-20183092779448198516977142652503
BAKKEN8-2018319216904021161796017618126
BAKKEN7-201831972498732209178901759579
BAKKEN6-201830106501110228551646116076176
BAKKEN5-20183111129105732472170021670482
BAKKEN4-201830111911139025491651415353952
BAKKEN3-2018311171011530243316543163270
BAKKEN2-201828111341123024701623115528508

I'm sure there's a reason for the increase in production but I do not know the reason. I doubt the mom-and-pop mineral owners really care all that much. They just love the bigger monthly royalty check.

Hubbert's "peak oil" theory certainly does not hold up in the Bakken.

This well could go over one million bbls cumulative before the end of the year.

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WSJ Review: May 11-12, 2019

Nonsense and a waste of space/ink:
  • lead story: "Feeding a family isn't a job for mothers alone; in an era of processed foods, wholesome home cooking is more important than ever -- and men to share that burden" -- Bee Wilson
  • a modest proposal: offer Trump a crown and a throne, Gerard Baker, editor-at-large; another elite who doesn't understand Trump
  • let's farm chestnuts again; the American chestnut tree almost disappeared during the 20th century. Bringing it back could provide a new staple crop -- and help the planet. LOL. Charles C. Mann
  • the social secret that humans share with ants. LOL. Mark W. Moffett
  • John Paul Stevens: a former justice worries about the court. I'm not worried; I'm sad; the US Supreme Court seems timid
Book reviews:
  • books about the building of the transcontinental railroad -- excellent, but obviously a nod to the "southern surge"
  • the earth and us: geology and evolution; excellent
  • dinosaurs: excellent
  • who killed Dick and Jane? Dr Seuss -- excellent
A reason to visit southern California:
  • a Manet retrospective
  • Chicago's Art Institute, May 26 to Sept 8
  • will settle at the Getty Museum, west Los Angeles, October 8, 2019, to January 12, 2020

Random Look At The "Parent-Well-Uplift" Phenomenon -- May 12, 2019

209 million views.

Video Games,Lana Del Rey

Everything I do, I do for you.

LOL.

What a great lead in.

The well:
Let's look at recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-20192513063130379185418621926222555
BAKKEN2-2019289616353471460668766
BAKKEN1-201991601031362622480
BAKKEN12-20182929262926391863385780
BAKKEN11-20183030863133375901570161939
BAKKEN10-2018313189314630894598486911

It took me a few minutes to figure this one out.

This well was not re-fracked.

The file report was not helpful.  A mini-unreported-re-frack? A work-over, which is not reported?

At first I couldn't find a neighboring  well recently fracked and then, of all things, ad, then expanding the search, finding a BR well -- farther to the west explains it.

The BR well to the west:
  • 34253, 207, BR, Raider 4A MBH, 37 stages; 8.7 million lbs; Twin Valley, t2/19; cum 29K 31 days;
Initial production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-201930277882781116006667485557810580
BAKKEN2-2019197495155267216840
BAKKEN1-20191000000

Look at all the story lines:
  • the neighboring well is 0.14 miles away; 739 feet away; generally, one thinks that 500 feet is the minimum distance required for the "halo" effect
  • the parent well was a CLR well; the daughter well was a BR well; in other words, CLR got a brand new well and it was due to a BR frack; what could be better?
  • look at the BR IP: 207; that's typical of a BR well; 
  • look at BR's completion strategy: not a particularly large amount of sand (8.7 million lbs) but only 37 stages; these guys are getting good; a huge shoutout to Halliburton or whoever did the frack; good for them; memo to self: note to Nick Cunningham
The Bakken never fails to surprise; never fails to excite. So what if the jump in production is short-lived; a lot of mom-and-pop mineral owners are going to see an unexpected jump in their royalty check this month.

Since the parent well was a CLR well, and the daughter well was a BR well, could this be an example of "Step-Parent-Well-Uplift"?

Every well has a story. This one has many. Be sure to click on the link above (all's well that ends well).

Watch These Two WPX Wells -- May 12, 2019

A padful of wells about a mile to the east appear ready to be fracked.

These wells about a mile to the west have been off line for one to two months, and are still off line:
  • 18948, runs south, 1,912, WPX, Kyw 27-34H, Spotted Horn, t10/10; cum 335K 1/19;
  • 22629, runs north, 180, WPX, Sweet Grass Woman 22-15HB, Spotted Horn, t7/12; cum 395K 2/19;
One pad to the east (the northern pad):
  • 34789, (ros), WPX, Sweet Grass Woman 22-15HD,
  • 34790, conf,
  • 34791, conf,
  • 34792, conf,
The other pad about a mile to the south:
  • 35653, conf, WPX, Bird Bear 35-26HW,
  • 35652, conf,
  • 35651, conf,
  • 35650, conf,
  • 35449, conf,
  • 35648, conf,

IRAs, Apples, And EVs -- May 12, 2019

IRAs: contribution maximum increased by $500. First increase since 2013.
 
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GM Cuts Price Of Chevy Bolt

I was curious to read more about the Chevy Bolt price cut. The first google search led me to this -- note the date of the articles -- early March, 2019. GM says, "... read our lips; no price cut."


But I knew I had seen a price cut for the Chevy Bolt posted earlier. Another search. Two months later, GM says, "Never mind."


The discount:
Chevrolet Bolt EV sales decreased 1.35 percent to 4,316 units in the first quarter of 2019 as the auto industry had its worst-performing first quarter since Q1 2014. So, as complete federal electric vehicle tax credits ran out on April 1st, a new Chevrolet discount reduces the price of select Bolt EV models by 15 percent in April 2019, which can total over $6,500 in some cases.
Yup, it's all about the Federal and state incentives. Same with solar and wind energy.

Sales for 1Q19 may have decreased 1.35% but month-over-month is was incredibly worse.

If Tesla is price-competitive it will destroy the competition (as we are seeing). Tesla accounts for almost 80% of new EV sales. 

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The Apple Page

This is so cool. I'm sitting poolside at our daughter's house in north Texas -- the setting rivals any I experienced in southern California -- just saying -- listening to YouTube through my daughter's wireless over-the-ears Beats headphones, and while reading The Wall Street Journal, come across this article:
The best truly wireless headphones—besides AirPods. Apple AirPods started the revolution in totally wireless, internet-accessible headphones—but they are no longer your only option.
Unfortunately the article is only about ear buds, nothing about over-the-ear headphones.

Having said that, from the article:
You shouldn’t have to spend an hour getting your music going. This is where Apple really shines. Both the AirPods and the Powerbeats Pro are remarkably easy to pair to any other Apple device—and when you’ve connected your headphones the first time, they’re automatically paired to your other Apple devices. Even on Android phones, they seem to connect more seamlessly than most, and the feature that pauses your music whenever you take your headphones out works great on any phone. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds are the closest Android analog, but nobody matches Apple here. [That was the experience I had with my daughter's Beats -- my computer and the headphones paired immediately, no fuss, no muss.]

Overall, the Powerbeats Pro is my favorite pair of the bunch; they sound good and connect easily, and the Hanger style keeps the buds securely on my ears. They’re one of the more expensive options, though. Plus, the case is so stupidly large it’s like carrying a hockey puck in my pocket. Which I don’t ordinarily do.
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5G

Update at The Wall Street Journal

Battery Storage: For One Day's Worth Of Storage -- Minnesota -- May 11, 2019

Battery: the data is in -- the cost for one day's worth of battery storage in Minnesota. Very, very affordable if one only needs one day of storage. A month of storage? Not going to happen. A month of battery story would cost each Minnesotan $25,000 per year for 20 years and that cost does not include a number of critical "infrastructure" items ... like transmission.

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The Book Page

Lone Star (Texas) Dinosaurs, Louis Jacobs, original artwork by Karen Carr, c. 1995.

I'm going to have to go back and re-look at The Mistaken Extinction but I believe the light bulb went on back in 1995 when it dawned on paleontologists that dinosaurs never went extinct; they live on as sparrows.

It will be interesting to read Louis Jacobs' thoughts at this time about birds and dinosaurs. He would have been writing just about that time (1995).

Note: everything below was "true" in 1995 and before. 

Chapter 2: The Original Homestead: Texas

Three major locations for Texas dinosaur hunters:
  • oldest dinosaurs: the panhandle
  • the most recent dinosaurs: Big Bend
  • in-between: central Texas, i.e., Fort Worth, and more specifically, 60 miles southwest of Ft Worth
The eras:
  • Paleozoic Era: era of fishes
  • Mesozoic Era: era of reptiles
  • Cenozoic Era: age of mammals
Mesozoic Era:
  • Triassic: earliest dinosaurs
  • Jurassic: the entire zoo
  • Cretaceous: doomsday for the dinosaurs; but what a great time to have been alive -- until ...
Pangea: the entire land mass on earth was reachable by railroad -- from the late Paleozoic to the early Mesozoic (Triassic).
Gondwana was the largest piece of Pangea. In the Carboniferous period of the Paleozoic, Gondwana, the larger piece, joined with Laurussia to form Pangea. 
Gondwana make up about two thirds of today's continental area, including South America, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and the Indian Subcontinent.
The rest, I suppose, became North America, the Arctic, and Brooklyn.
Dinosaurs could walk everywhere; the rest of us could have taken bullet trains.

Argentina: where the most-precisely dated early dinosaurs are found -- 230 million years ago
Texas: dinosaurs didn't show up until 10 million years later; 220 million years ago; it must have been a long, slow slog from Argentina to Texas

Some names, from Argentina:
  • oldest well-dated: Eorapator lunensis and Herrerasaurus ishigualastensis; contemporaries; both are carnivorous theropod saurischians.
  • same location; earliest known ornithischian: Pisanosaurus mertii
From this park in Argentina, we know that the major dinosaur division (ornith- vs saur-) occurred very, very early in dinosaur evolution. Some fossils may have been dinosaurs before the division but too early to tell exactly what they were.

The Argentina dinosaurs are very, very early, but not known for sure where the "cradle" of dinosaurs exist. See New Scientist, 2017
Because both new branches include carnivores and herbivores, Baron’s team concludes that the common ancestor of all dinosaurs may have been omnivorous. The results also suggest that the cradle of dinosaur evolution may not have been South America, as has long been accepted. It could instead have been in the northern hemisphere since fossils of the oldest members of the new branches are found there. 
The article doesn't say more; perhaps the video did but I did not watch the video. But if the earliest were in northern hemisphere are we talking Texas or North Dakota?
The Nature article in 2017 has more information but again fails to mention more specifically than "North America." By 2017, paleontologists had stretched the earliest dinosaurs back to 247 million years ago.
Theropods: among dinosaurs, only theropods were carnivorous; all other dinosaurs were harmless, friendly, bovine-like herbivores (unless of course you were stepped on by one or swatted with their mace-wielding tails).

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Class vs Clade

This explains why this article did not include birds as one of the five classes of chordates.

From wiki:
The first classification of birds was developed by Francis Willughby and John Ray in their 1676 volume Ornithologiae.
Carl Linnaeus modified that work in 1758 to devise the taxonomic classification system currently in use.
Birds are categorised as the biological class Aves in Linnaean taxonomy. Phylogenetic taxonomy places Aves in the dinosaur clade Theropoda.
In A Moment Of Madness, Katie Melua

Initial Production Data For Selected Wells Coming Off Confidential List This Next Week -- May 12, 2019

There are going to be a lot of DUCs reported this week, based on the few wells that have production data as of today. 

34753, conf, Lime Rock Resources, Williams Sadowsky 9-4-9H-142-96, Manning,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-201999131819
2-2019106243796
1-201955482621
12-201855412558
11-201837430

34872, conf, Oasis, Dixon 5602 42-34 4B, Bonetrail,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-2019149129563
2-2019143938215
1-2019142529147
12-2018163076795
11-201872730

34239, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 9B, Banks,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20192397771812
2-20192837587805
1-20193071474704
12-2018272970
11-201887560

34870, conf, Oasis, Dixon 5602 42-34 2B,  Bonetrail,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-2019125178935
2-2019136058448
1-20191857412409
12-20181571810551
11-2018106180

34238, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 8T,  Banks,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20191814160600
2-20191637455831
1-20191634841971
12-2018202010
11-201889400

34237, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 7B, Banks,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20192610084405
2-20192565584788
1-20192773168257
12-2018225670
11-201891350

34550, conf, EOG, Austin 411-2919H,  Parshall:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-201972442005
2-201965555512
1-201974559642
12-201881546830
11-201852611094

Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- May 12, 2019

Six months ago it was the week before Thanksgiving, or thereabouts.

The Oasis Aagvik wells are tracked here

Monday, May 20, 2019:
35583, conf, XTO, Halverson 13X-33CXD,
34753, conf, Lime Rock Resources, Williams Sadowsky 9-4-9H-142-96;

Sunday, May 19, 2019:
35584, conf, XTO, Halverson 13X-33BXC, 
35151, conf, XTO, Bullberry Federal 24X-2D, 
34903, conf, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-1, 
34872, conf, Oasis, Dixon 5602 42-34 4B,
31561, conf, Slawson, Submariner Federal 6-23-20TFH

Saturday, May18, 2019:
35585, conf, XTO, Halverson 13X-33EXF, 
35154, conf, XTO, Bullberry Federal 24X-2G, 
34902, conf, Hess, SC-Gener-154-98-0805H-9,

Friday, May 17, 2019:
34901, conf, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-8, 
34860, conf, MRO, Bruhn USA 21-17H, 
35586, conf, XTO, Halverson 13X-33A, 

Thursday, May 16, 2019:
35155, conf, XTO, Bullberry Federal 24X-2C, 
34859, conf, MRO, Rochelle USA 21-17TFH
34239, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 9B, 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019:
35789, conf, XTO, Bullberry Federal 24X-2DR, 
34900, conf, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-7, 
34870, conf, Oasis, Dixon 5602 42-34 2B, 
34858, conf, MRO, Miriam USA 11-17H,
29800, conf, Zavanna, George 19-30-3TFHXW

Tuesday, May 14,  2019:
34634, conf, Slawson, Wolverine Federal 13-31-30TF2H
34238, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 8T
34237, conf, Oasis, Aagvik 5298 42-23 7B, 

Monday, May 13, 2019: 38 wells for the month; 132 wells for the quarter
35302, conf, Hess, BL-Domy-156-95-2932H-6, 

Sunday, May 12, 2019: 37 wells for the month; 131 wells for the quarter
34550, conf, EOG, Austin 411-2919H, 

Saturday, May 11, 2019: 36 wells for the month; 131 wells for the quarter
35303, conf, Hess, BL-Domy-156-95-2932H-7, 

Random, Random, Random Note -- May 12, 2019

I've been posting a lot of Katie Melua.

Flashing across my mind moments ago: Jessie Veeder. over at Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch ...

#1 Reason Why I Love To Blog -- Feedback From Readers -- May 12, 2019

Before I get started, I am only beginning to understand the geography of New England, northeast of New York City, along the Connecticut coast, and up to Rhode Island, and across the sound to the island of Long. Connecticut, Yale, F. Scott Fitzgerald, is starting to make sense to me. Distances for me are hard to visualize without some reference point. For me this puts the Long Island Sound in perspective. The widest part of the sound is 21 miles (if I recall coreectly); the widest part of Flathead Lake is 15 miles. I have probably traveled it once or twice, but I don't recall, but I imagine the road along the coast from NYC to New Haven is beautiful. I would have taken a bus from Boston to New Jersey somewhere through this area back in the early 70's.

By the way, rambling again, when you read the note below and see the phrase "war room," for those (like me) who make fun of Occasional-Cortex, it doesn't take much to start a revolution.

Now, back to the original note. Sorry for the interruption / digression.

I happened to mention Connecticut yesterday in one of my posts (scroll down to "The Book Page").

Some years ago a reader was so interested in what he read about the Bakken he took a road trip out to the Dakotas. Since then he has corresponded irregularly.

In the note below:
  • some great history
  • some new words, and some words I seldom see (e.g., sachem)
  • I agree completely with the reader's thoughts on Brexit (the Brits love bureaucracies and the "best" bureaucracy in the world is in Brussels)
From Connecticut, he wrote:



Hello,

When you’ve gotten ‘round to the Trumbulls of Lebanon, CT (my hometown), you really have traveled everywhere, whether in real life or by book!  Lebanon was founded in 1700, I’ve only been here since 1990 but the house next door is from 1703, been moved three times.

Above is a shot of my son in the War Office about 6 years ago, which is Trumbull’s general store, where war planning regularly took place due to it’s location between all those important places you mentioned in TMDW (Boston, Hartford, Providence, NYC, etc). 

Take a peek on Google for the Green and War Office at 06249, and its relationship to Boston and New York.  Also, elevation-wise, we’re off the beaten paths taken by toll roads in the valleys along the big rivers, good place to meet in secret back then, I guess.  
Historical Society has probably erected a half dozen buildings (museums, recreations, etc.) around the green in my last 30 years here and does archeological digs, summer revolutionary war encampments on the Green.  Lots of history.
Yes, the location is near midpoints from all these important places, but the real strength is that it’s in the middle of nowhere, except farmers, still.  That’s the other part of the War Office - provisioning of Washington’s Army (nutmeg state and all that).

Hope the hell that musket took out a redcoat; yeah we’re still a tad tender about such things out here in the woods.  Them dumb bastards will never brexit.

The War Office site on the Lebanon Green, one of the largest town greens anywhere (1.5 miles long, half mile wide of hayed grass), held the French Rochambeau and LaFayette encampments during the Revolution.  Kosciousko (sp?) was like also here, too.  Probably where all the “George Washington Slept Here” signs on US Route 6 come from, but I digress.

Back then, I’m told, in the early 1700s (pre-Revolution), the population of Lebanon rivaled that of Hartford, the current capitol, around 10-12,000; by 1750 that trend reversed greatly as Hartford and New Haven grew.  
When I moved here 30 years ago it was probably more like 6,000 and back up to 8,000 now.  Lot’s of surgers, all friendly, keep to themselves.

I went through the grantor/grantee records in town awhile back and have found myself to be the fifth owner of this land I call home since the Indian grants by the sachem Uncas.

And Benedict’s Arnold’s place is right down the road in Norwich, CT 06360!

Take care and thanks for a chance to represent Lebanon and provide your reading with some depth as you do for me for the Bakken; feel free to borrow anything here you feel is relevant (e.g. no problem with a picture post if you see fit!).

Random Update On The Montney -- May 12, 2019

May 12, 2019: recent headlines from  naturalgasintelligence - Montney:
  • Encana's well costs have dropped $1 million/well after merger with Newfield Exploration in February, 2019
  • Montney's unconventional potential of almost 2,000 trillion cubic feet (333 billion boe?) said to be barely tapped
  • Duvernay, Montney growth requires natural gas pipeline expansion
  • links between fracking, earthquakes remain elusive, Canadian report
  • Encana adds Anadarko Basin to "core three" with Montney, Permian
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Wow, I haven't heard anyone do this cover (but then I've never looked), until now.

In My Secret Life, Katie Melua

Speaks volumes about Katie Melua. Wow. 

Thank goodness for YouTube, not just for the music but the back-stories, the comments.

Things Take Time -- Reason #5 Why I Love To Blog --

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, "the Bakken is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna find."

TTT, Things Take Time.

Triple T, Inc., oil and gas wells in North Dakota: DrillingEdge
  • production dates on file: July, 2006, to August, 2015
  • total wells: 1
  • Mapquest location
  • linked in: Fred Evans, president; 
  • ah, paydirt, LOL: "Roses and Money: Beneficiaries of the Boom," NevadaArt -- August, 2012
Wow, I love to blog.

Enjoy.

The House, Katie Melua

North Dakota Lease Sales, May, 2019

Observations:
  • this was a most active auction in terms of number of tracts, and counties involved
  • look at Ward County, 91 tracts: years ago I was told by a "hotshot" driver that there was a river of oil all the way to Minot; I remember that quote well, and exactly when/where I heard it
  • 41 tracts in Billings County
  • I assume Triple T has been around before but Triple T was really, really active this auction
  • I don't know for whom Triple T is buying but I have my "suspicions" 
  • it's hard to believe that after all these years, the state of North Dakota still has acreage to sell/lease
Link here. May, 2019 -- online.

Billings
  • 41 tracts (this is the most I have seen in a long, long time in Billings; maybe the most ever
  • mostly Northern Energy Corporation
  • others: James Nelson; Interwest Petroleum; 
  • a lot of larger-size tracts: 80- to 160-acre tracts
  • bonuses generally low at $1 - $8/acre
  • Northern Energy paid $223/acre, for 20-acre tract; 26-143-26; SW4NW4
Burke
  • 14 tracts
  • mostly Rockall Energy
  • others: Lynx Oil, Northern Energy
  • mostly larger tracts: 80- 160-acre tracts
  • bonuses in the $100/acre range
  • Northern Energy paid $203/acre, for 80-acre tract; 24-162-93, SE4
Divide
  • 4 tracts
  • two 80-acre tracts; one 8-acre tract; one 20-acre tract
  • Northern Energy; Norra Resources; Aurora Energy
  • typical: $70/acree
  • Norra Resources paid $157/acre, 8-acre tract; 35-101-162, NW4
Dunn
  • 2 tracts
  • two 80-acre tracts
  • Beta Land Services; BIP Energy
  • $300/acre for one 80-acre tract; $291/acre for the other
Golden Valley
  • 8 tracts
  • every tract went for $1/acre bonus (minimum bid)
  • every tract: 160 acres
  • every tract bought by Northern Energy Corp
  • that was easy
McKenzie
  • 10 tracts
  • smaller tracts as well as five 160-acre tracts
  • $21/acre to $231/acre; mostly around $100/acre
  • mostly Northern Energy Corp
  • also Aurora Energy; Solocorp; Petro-Hunt; Lynx
  • Northern Energy paid $231/acre for a 20-acre tract; 30-148-100, NE4NE4
McLean
  • 3 tracts
  • Northern Energy (2); and Dasinger, Kaleb (1)
  • 80-acre tracts (2) and one 160-acre tract
  • Dasinger, Kaleb paid a whopping $12/acre for 80-acre; 16-149-89, SW4
  • Mountrail 
  • 82 tracts
  • mostly The Triple T, Inc; scrolling down the list, it's "all" The Triple T;
  • Woodstone Resources: 10 tracts
  • Northern Energy: 1 tract
  • Advanta Resources: 2 tracts
  • mostly 80-acre tracts
  • most $60 - $100/acre
  • no tract went for more than $121/acre
Slope
  • 4 tracts
  • all Interwest Petroleum
  • $2/acre for all tracts
  • all tracts were 160 acres
  • that was easy
Stark
  • 2 tracts
  • both 80-acre tracs
  • $26- and $31/acre
  • both were Interwest Petroleum
Ward (Minot)
  • 91 tracts
  • again, like Mountrail, this was mostly The Triple T, Inc
  • Woodstone Resources: 1 tract
  • 40-acre to 160-acre tracts
  • very, very low bids; mostly $2/acre
  • however, this one of interest: The Triple T paid $221/acre for 1.93 acre-tract, 19-155-87, Riparian interest attributable to section 18, lot 7
  • and, also two similar descriptions, for a 39.51-acre tract; and, a 10.26-acre tract; $81/acre
Williams
  • 4 tracts
  • The Triple T, Inc: 2 tracts
  • Northern Energy Corporation: 2 tracts
  • $53/acre to $221/acre
  • all were 160-acre tracts
  • The Triple T paid $221/acre for 160-acre tract, 16-1030157; NE4
Wow, the beat ...

Moonshine, Katie Melua