Saturday, June 22, 2019

Nice Jump In Production For A Bruin Fort Berthold Antelope-Sanish Well -- June 22, 2019

Updating wells at this post, I was curious how an older well was doing.

The well:
  • 22707, 1,959, Bruin, Fort Berthold 151-94-26B-35-3H, Antelope-Sanish, t4/14; cum 550K 4/19:
Recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
SANISH4-2019301360713273997339473280924522
SANISH3-20191223302515225855712879500
SANISH2-201928575160567715116719856388
SANISH1-2019317285714289871293710554840
SANISH12-20183181318219118851358397112912
SANISH11-20183078547497156601324066565743
SANISH10-201831691173301889715975110514387
SANISH9-2018263629275611041107876639722
SANISH8-20180000000
SANISH7-2018004270000
SANISH6-20180000000
SANISH5-20180000000
SANISH4-20180000000
SANISH3-20180000000
SANISH2-20181930213742211831982464246
SANISH1-20183157845451334880666997176

NASCAR Tonight: 9:00 P.M. Central Time -- June 22, 2019

On FS1 supposedly. We will see. Truck racing.

Sunday, 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Also FS1.

Meanwhile, women's soccer, Norway beats Australia in a stunner. First time since 2003 that the Australians won't be in the quarterfinals.

Pub With No Beer, Slim Dusty
 
And, yesterday's second round leader in the PGA tournament, leading by 5 strokes, is 6 strokes behind at the end of the third round. It was a 12-stroke swing -- the leader at the end of the third round had 7 birdies, no bogies on the back 9.

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Little Missouri River Crossing

For the archives. I forgot to post this earlier.
The Federal Highway Administration and other cooperating agencies have released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision for the Little Missouri River Crossing Project.

The EIS reviewed a number of possible alternatives for another Little Missouri Crossing between the Long X Bridge and Interstate 94. The project area is about 20 miles north of Medora and due west of Fairfield. The new bridge would connect Belle Lake Road with East River Road.

The preferred alternative would include construction of a bridge, about 600 feet long with three to five spans, resulting in one to three piers within the banks of the Little Missouri River. The final number of spans and piers would be determined during final design, based on hydraulic and geotechnical studies. The clear roadway width through the bridge would be a maximum of 36 feet. Total width of the bridge would be 38 to 40 feet depending on the traffic barriers.
Proposed alternatives, will load as a PDF to your desktop:

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North Dakota With 15,000 Job Openings -- June 22, 2019

Link here.

Is this a headline in the mainstream media?

For the first time in recorded history, there are more jobs open in the US than peple looking for them.

And, yet, there is no wage inflation.

From the linked article:
  • officially: ND with 15,000 job openings
  • unofficially: ND with 30,000 job openings
  • the number could be much higher
  • of the 15,000 open jobs in ND, healthcare accounts for 2,500 -- more than any other industry in the state
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The Hotel California

1969 in the lyrics.

The Hotel California or "TCH" for short.

Of the top 10 1970s songs ranked #1 by MOJO.

Fastest Mobile Network In America? ATT -- June 22, 2019

Link here.
AT&T is the fastest mobile network in the United States according to PCMag's latest annual mobile network comparison, which was released this morning. 
For the test, PCMag employees drove through 30 cities and 25 states across the U.S. and ran more than 60,000 mobile speed tests to determine the speediest mobile network. The tests were conducted using Samsung Galaxy S10 devices on networks from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. 
This year, AT&T edged out Verizon, the winner for the past five years, thanks to AT&T's focus on improving its LTE network in preparation for 5G technology. While all four networks improved overall on both speed and reliability compared to last year, AT&T improved a bit more than the others. 
Overall scores:
  • ATT: 97
  • Verizon: 94
  • T-Mobile: 91
  • Sprint: 82
Graphics are quite stunning at the link.

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I Was Unaware Google Even Made Tablets

Google will quit making tablets

iPad for as little as $249 on Amazon. Impossible to compete. But it is interesting: despite the increasing sizes of smart phones, it appears the Apple iPads are still in high demand. The only reason I have not upgraded to a new iPad: I can't decide what size to get. And the iPad Gen 2 seems to do everything I need it to do. It was first released in March, 2011, and still holds up well for those of us with limited needs for a tablet.

Maybe Christmas.

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Quite Staggering

Link here.

Pemex Says "No" To Deepwater -- Reuters -- June 22, 2019

Headline story but really nothing new here. 

Link here.
Petroleos Mexicanos will focus on shallow water projects and onshore plays, and avoid investing in its deepwater riches for now, as the ailing Mexican state-run oil company seeks to turn around a 14-year slide in crude production.
While the company has drilled wells and made discoveries in Mexican territorial waters in the deepwater Gulf, and has a joint venture partnership in one such project with Australia’s BHP Billiton, it has yet to produce any oil or gas there.
Pemex’s current crude production averages just under 1.7 million barrels per day (bpd), down nearly a half from peak output of about 3.4 million bpd in 2004.
Just another story in a long line of stories that deepwater is currently out-of-fashion -- too much CAPEX; too long to bring to production at a time of great uncertainty. 

A Slawson Vixen Federal Well In Van Hook Back On Line -- June 22, 2019

Previous post:
March 16, 2019: 18924, IA/1,361, Slawson, Vixen Federal 1-19-30H, Van Hook, Bakken, t2/11; cum 516K 11/18; looks like two neighboring Vixen Federal wells soon to be fracked; back on line, 4/19; 
The well:
  • 18924, 1,361, Slawson, Vixen Federal 1-19-30H, Van Hook, t2/11; cum 521K 4/19:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-20192945594434195633572148580
BAKKEN3-20191102370075059
BAKKEN2-20199602233292562196259
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-20181777470016958733585
BAKKEN10-201828100992650276842399
BAKKEN9-2018001860000
BAKKEN8-20183017891678316208417401
BAKKEN7-201831254426103532947248237
BAKKEN6-2018272318216730822111590238
BAKKEN5-201830258629194662003582992

Random Update: A Whiting Smokey Well In Pembroke Just Came Back On Line -- June 22, 2019

Previous posting:
  • January 11, 2019: #20516; recently off-line; was a good well; still off line as of 3/19; just came back on line as of 4/19; will watch for full month production; 
The well:
  • 20516, 50, Whiting, Smokey 15-22-2HS, Pembroke, t12/11; cum 356K 4/19:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-20192014851460121549044069835
BAKKEN3-20190000000
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-20180000000
BAKKEN10-20180000000
BAKKEN9-201826220923471900102239979168
BAKKEN8-2018312534265822931268380754515

Mineral Owners In MRO Wells To Receive A Nice Bump In Monthly Check -- June 22, 2019

Previous posting:
December 18, 2018: #22114, #22113; these are MRO wells; near neighboring WPX wells that have just been fracked; see this post. Still off line 3/19; just went back on line as of 4/19;
The wells:
  • 22113, 2,077, MRO, Baker USA 11-18H, 33-061-01967, Van Hook, t11/12; cum 482K 4/19; FracFocus, no recent frack:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-201921906290221203911880011330
BAKKEN3-20190000000
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-201823936119337034
BAKKEN10-20183116661181090102
BAKKEN9-20183024342278941221601903
BAKKEN8-2018312809265383026096281640
BAKKEN7-2018312930286383028552330174
BAKKEN6-2018302901285884427162132240
  • 22114, 1,712, MRO, Baker USA 11-18TFH, 33-061-01968, Van Hook, t10/12; cum 455K 4/19; FracFocus, no recent frack;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-2019284532451215595496704695
BAKKEN3-20190000000
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-201813724610540038
BAKKEN10-20181150016015
BAKKEN9-20182620282445985228702031
BAKKEN8-2018312765282897331427592041

Random Update Of Well Brought Back From The Dead -- CLR -- Monroe In Banks Oil Field -- June 22, 2019

This well was once AB:
March 13, 2018: #22891, AB, neighboring wells fracked; back in production, 3/19; see what a full month production is in 4/19; this well is back! Almost 6,000 bbls when it came back on line 4/19; see how long production stays up; this well's last production was back in early 2017 before it rose from the dead in 3/19; FracFocus: no data for re-frack;
  • 22891, 947, CLR, Monroe 1-2H, 33-053-04121; Banks, t8/12; cum 314K 4/19:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-201930562255503109839157472022
BAKKEN3-20196111288199017071393206
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20180000000

Random Update Of Parent Well Uplift, MRO, Bailey -- June 22, 2019

The well:
  • 34428, 7,993, MRO, Klaus 11-28H, runs south, API:33-025-03422, 9.3 million gallons; 89% water by mass; Bailey, t12/18; cum --; tracked here; (#23980, #17883 -- both off-line)
The two neighboring wells:
  • 17883, 402, MRO, Theresa Tuhy 14-33H, Bailey, t5/09; cum 163K 4/19, 4,134 over 12 days extrapolates to 10,335 bbls/30 days:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-20191241344176500623962081866
BAKKEN3-20190000000
BAKKEN2-2019638135148231919970
BAKKEN1-20192327132627535522141155751
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-20180000000
BAKKEN10-2018245035069555029386
BAKKEN9-20183064162012471445342
BAKKEN8-20183167366412574546850
BAKKEN7-201831660720127737353158
BAKKEN6-20183066766510675146367
  • 23980, 576, MRO, Klay Carlson 41-29TFH, Bailey, t6/13; cum 127K 10/18:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN4-20190000000
BAKKEN3-20191106404
BAKKEN2-20190000000
BAKKEN1-20191440437012334100315
BAKKEN12-20180000000
BAKKEN11-20180010000
BAKKEN10-20182474178853979157827
BAKKEN9-201830961947539102777018
BAKKEN8-2018319869275481112501364
BAKKEN7-20183110241053569113879296

Random Note On Number Of Permits, 2019

Disclaimer: the usual disclaimer applies. Typographical and factual errors are likely. If this is important for you, go to the source.

722 oil and gas permits issued by the NDIC so far this calendar year, as of June 22, 2019.

173 calendar days as of June 22, 2019.

On track for NDIC to issue 1,523 new oil and gas permits this year.

From an earlier note, number of oil and gas permits for the following years:
  • 2014: 3,012
  • 2013: 2,671
  • 2012: 2,522
  • 2011: 1,916
2015: 2,055
  • first permit: 30370
  • last permit: 32424
2016: 818
  • first permit: 32425
  • last permit: 33242
2017: 1,189
  • first permit: 33243
  • last permit: 34431
2018: 1,466
  • first permit: 34432
  • last permit: 35898
So, bottom line, ND oil and gas permits by calendar year:
  • 2019, projected --- 1,523
  • 2018: 1,466
  • 2017: 1,189
  • 2016: 818
  • 2015: 2,055
  • 2014: 3,012
  • 2013: 2,671
  • 2012: 2,522
  • 2011:1,916

Week 25: June 16, 2019 -- June 22, 2019

Top international non-energy story:
Top international energy story:
Top national non-energy story:
Top national energy story:
Top North Dakota non-energy story:

Top North Dakota energy story:

Geoff Simon's top North Dakota energy stories: pending
  • EPA replaces Obama administration's Clean Power Plan with Affordable Clean Energy plan
  • Final EIS issues for Little Missouri crossing
  • Bakken Midstream to announce first project by year end
  • ND Supreme Court to decide on natural gas royalties for the state
Operations:
Pipelines:
Bakken economy: