Saturday, May 18, 2019

Random Update Of A Record-Breaking EOG Well In Antelope Oil Field -- May 18, 2019

Over at "featured posts" at the sidebar at the post, I posted this one.

It's my hunch that this well still holds the record. At the linked site:
Bill Thomas, chairman and CEO of the independent oil and gas producer, explained how the company has drilled and completed the best Bakken well in the history of the play.
The well -- note this is a short lateral, which has produced 610,000 bbls of crude oil since 2015 (less than four years) and 320-acre spacing (huge deal for mom-and-pop mineral owners):
  • 30286, 1,974, EOG, Riverview 102-32H, Antelope, s3/16/15; TD 3/20/15; MD 15,564', TVD 10,523'; short lateral, 23 stages, 12.8 million lbs, 320-acre spacing, W/2 sect 29-152-94, t6/15; cum 610K 3/19;
Full production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
SANISH3-2019313836382026231456212774899
SANISH2-2019283347338334231315612034316
SANISH1-20193135953444231614439135717
SANISH12-201831371438102628145111359159
SANISH11-20183036243618256014468108472754
SANISH10-20183137583600275415855149530
SANISH9-201830370638782816158581497347
SANISH8-201831351835202812162811543157
SANISH7-2018313750374730561770716585231
SANISH6-2018303693370131961774016402467
SANISH5-2018314943495635742288421691282
SANISH4-2018305036504136092228421240189
SANISH3-2018305064507137192057219262513
SANISH2-2018284854477435302103120141103
SANISH1-2018316104615837722371022700140
SANISH12-20173163976393388629985244911309
SANISH11-20173063506303378928346229271468
SANISH10-20173166106632409129867244971299
SANISH9-20173066056601394829724235292266
SANISH8-20173171897154425431637266001248
SANISH7-20173173697404435333129271202286
SANISH6-20173075007460410234612295961343
SANISH5-20173182478246456237059320571185
SANISH4-201729767877354418350983158893
SANISH3-20173189088906502739713358888
SANISH2-2017288495844646103672032810462
SANISH1-2017311061210569545240777356621298
SANISH12-201631111111119563293901734624576
SANISH11-2016237861795252202427220841671
SANISH10-20162780438359482341155339273914
SANISH9-201630965291895461474594371055
SANISH8-20163110869108725701497874595614
SANISH7-201631117331177959675036046226317
SANISH6-2016301246312419619350799453061891
SANISH5-2016311485514878685757395461907388
SANISH4-2016301635016456696558878536891376
SANISH3-2016311990219715766970289632402229
SANISH2-2016292266922750778069119562139381
SANISH1-2016311910219750654122936168132306
SANISH12-2015272032719712753444279041153
SANISH11-2015222323424173776567426064716
SANISH10-201531392113918210746829845305826345
SANISH9-201530456344527811980814745632121521
SANISH8-201523395873959011087810211057467872
SANISH7-2015318692487533221321816810177874
SANISH6-20152236619351521145462522059880

Global Warming Update For North Dakota -- May 18, 2019

Link here.

Despite the warmists telling us this is the warmest winter on record, it's still winter in North Dakota (and many other parts of the US).

Even here in north Texas, winter seems to linger. From earlier this month ...


... and we're getting a lot of rain today and it will be raining every day next week, until Friday (here in north Texas).

Meanwhile, back in North Dakota, today:


I'm sure there were many years when I was growing up in Williston when we had snow in May, but I don't remember any.

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On Another Note -- 

Link here. Provided by a reader.


But it makes us feel good.

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The Book Page

President Trump needs to read Nathaniel Philbrick's story of George Washington from the start of the Revolutionary War through the winter at Valley Forge, winter of 1777 - 1778.

The least of George Washington's problems were the British. His biggest problems were the Continental Congress and his fellow generals. Fascinating story. George Washington was surrounded by "never-George [Washington] men" in the Continental Congress and among his own fellow generals. It's quite a story. Everyone knows the "military history" of George Washington; my hunch: few know the political story.

From Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick, c. 2016.

Random Note On Documentation (Or Lack Thereof) -- May 18, 2019

Every once in awhile I come across a well that, based on a huge jump in crude oil production and produced water, the well just had to have been re-fracked even though neither the NDIC has a sundry form documenting a re-frack nor FracFocus has any record of a re-frack.

But some of the jumps in production are so great, it's hard to suggest that a re-frack was not responsible. In addition, increased production from neighboring wells near these wells under discussion also suggest there was a neighboring frack.

Just a random comment for what it's worth.

For newbies: when I see production greater than 20,000 bbls in a month, I assume it was recently fracked or very, very near a neighboring well that was just fracked.

For jumps in production from 1,000 bbls/month to 10,000 bbls/month, it's more likely due to "parent-well-uplift" and not due to a re-frack. A re-frack should get a better well than just 10,000 bbls/month (although that does happen, again, depending on the field [location]).

Random Update Of A BR Archer Well In The Charlson Oil Field -- May 18, 2019

The well:
  • 26419, 2,904, BR, Archer 14-25TFH, 33-053-05259, 31 stages, 3.5 million lbs, Charlson, t2/14; cum 569K 3/19; the sundry/completion form says the "middle Bakken" was stimulated but everything else says this was Three Forks well. No sundry form for a re-frack and no FracFocus data suggesting s re-frack. So, no refrack? Look at the jump in production for #26419 below. Neighboring well #17356 (see this post). Earlier note back in February, 2019.
Recent production (full production at this post):
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-2019311240212624478627130269910
BAKKEN2-2019281349613215399222668225400
BAKKEN1-20192714900151874270206021044510063
BAKKEN12-2018311878118778380219123190120
BAKKEN11-2018302115421181399122822227080
BAKKEN10-2018312579625830378130081299540
BAKKEN9-2018302385523388368627707275920
BAKKEN8-201812410638539605087499154
BAKKEN7-20180000000
BAKKEN6-20180000000
BAKKEN5-20180000000
BAKKEN4-2018002450000
BAKKEN3-20181827942749414502349530
BAKKEN2-20182845634463654310330230
BAKKEN1-2018327922835562240123870
BAKKEN12-20173146454642767730572130

Week 20: May 12, 2019 -- May 18, 2019

Top international non-energy story this past week: Tiger Woods misses the cut at the PGA championship just two weeks after taking the Masters championship.

Top international energy story this past week: Mideast saber-rattling results in all-out war of .... words.

Top US non-energy stories this past week:
Top US energy story this past week:
Geoff Simon's top ND energy stories this past week:
  • Oil production rebounds from cold weather; Helms expects the industry will be back in record-setting territory for oil production very soon with road restrictions ending and more favorable weather on the way.
  • Wealthiest county in North Dakota can't find money for schools
  • Watford City awarded $10 million airport grant; grants also awards to airports at Fargo, Hillsboro;
  • Plastics plant: second attempt -- North Dakota most likely site -- spokesman
  • North Dakota drops 11 spots in US News rankings -- Fargo Forum; (it all depends on what data is being tracked). Washington State (#1); New Hampshire (#2); Minnesota (#3)
  • NOAA: previous studies over-estimated methane emissions from oil industry; from the NOAA itself; the same agency that knows the temperature of the earth one hundred years from now to the nearest tenth degree
Operations:
Pipelines:
Bakken 101:
Miscellaneous

Cleaning Out The In-Box; Nothing About The Bakken -- May 18, 2019

Mexico, its president is starting to make Occasional-Cortex look like a financial wizard, link here:
Last week, Mexico scrapped plans to tender the construction of the refinery to foreign companies, saying that it would be Pemex that will oversee the project. According to López Obrador, the foreign firms won’t be able to meet the government deadline to have the project ready by 2022 and weren’t happy with the $8-billion price tag.
“The company has secured the financial, technical, human and material resources necessary to complete the project,” Pemex said in a statement last week. According to Pemex and López Obrador, the entire project will cost S$8.3 billion and will create 100,000 jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin on June 2 this year and is expected to conclude in May 2022.
Turkey: lira tumbles after President Trump terminates pro-trade agreement with Turkey; in response to Turkey buying Putin's S-400 missile defense system 

Pakistan: this fast growing LNG market is scrambling for new supply. Link here. Apparently Pakistan officials studied economics under Occasional-Cortex. Qatar's prices: up to 14% higher than the open market.  

Winter in May in California: that's the headline in today's LA Times. Anyone not paying attention to the weather this year is not paying attention to the solar minimum (minima?). Scroll through the site to get an idea of how things are playing out. By the way, huge storm this weekend across the midsection of the United States, and then again all next week in Texas.

Solar panels: the "great majority" of solar cells being produced at Tesla's factory in Buffalo, NY, are being shipped overseas. According to Reuters,
The exporting underscores the depth of Tesla’s troubles in the U.S. solar business, which the electric car maker entered in 2016 with its controversial $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity.
The Mueller report and the five stages of grief. Apparently Mueller won't be testifying in May, probably not in June, perhaps never.