Tuesday, February 11, 2020

North Dakota Active Rigs Back Up To 56; Three New Permits, Including A New Bakken Operator -- February 11, 2020

Updates

Later, 4:04 p.m. CT: from a reader, see comments --
The Minnkota Power Coop permit is a geologic test well for the Project Tundra Carbon capture project that is progressing. Its part of the front end engineering design portion of the project that is currently under way in order to decide whether or not the project is ultimately built or not.
The tag: "ProjectTundra."

Original Post
The Daily Activity Report
Active rigs:

$50.082/11/202002/11/201902/11/201802/11/201702/11/2016
Active Rigs5663583641


Note: the February 11, 2020, daily activity report is being reported as the "February 22, 2020" report, which falls on a Saturday a couple of weeks from now. Obviously this will be corrected. The report also shows three corrections regarding earlier daily activity reports.

Three new permits, #37379 - #37381, inclusive (from earlier report, apparently):
  • Operators: CLR, Minnkota Power Coop, Oasis
  • Fields: Cedar Coulee (Dunn County); Wildcat; Sand Creek
  • Comments: 
    • CLR has another Rodney permit in Cedar Coulee, NENW section 32-147-96;
    • Minnkota Power Coop has a permit for a wildcat well in SWNE section 27-142-84; Oliver County, far to the east of the Bakken; this is Minnkota's first permitin North Dakota;
    • Oasis has another Wold permit in SWSE section 34-153-97, Sand Creek oil field
From today's report, apparently, three permits, #37381 - #37384, inclusive --
  • Operators: Petro-Hunt (2); Oasis
  • Fields: East Tioga (Mountrail); Sand Creek (McKenzie)
  • Comments:
    • Petro-Hunt has permits for two Jorgenson wells, East Tioga oil field, NWNW section 13-158-94;
    • Oasis has a permit for a Wold well in SWSE sectio 34-153-97, Sand Creek
Six permits renewed:
  • Hess: six SC-JW Hamilton permits in Williams County;
One permit canceled:
  • EOG: a Wayzetta permit in Mountrail County
No producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed.

6 comments:

  1. The Minnkota Power Coop permit is a geologic test well for the Project Tundra Carbon capture project that is progressing. Its part of the front end engineering design portion of the project that is currently under way in order to decide whether or not the project is ultimately built or not.

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    1. Thank you. I thought it was something along that line, but certainly did not know the details. Interesting, very interesting. Thank you for taking time to write.

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  2. You're welcome...I work for Minnkota and operate the generating unit that the proposed carbon capture project may be added to. Im a long time daily reader of your blog and grew up in Watford City, I appreciate the information you post on the Bakken and everything else as well!

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    1. Thank you very, very much for your kind remarks and taking the time to write. The readers really appreciate folks taking the time to fill in the gaps I'm missing (or to correct my mistakes -- and I've made some doozies - as they say).

      Watford City: one more month or so, and the weather should start to moderate; I hope you folks have a nice spring.

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  3. We have actually had a pretty decent winter so far...its been much better than the previous 3 winters. My family moved to Watford in 1980 during the oil boom and my father has worked for various oil companies over the years, he continues to work even at 72 years old, for Bruin E&P, he just loves the oil patch too much to retire...lol Its interesting to listen to him talk of the monster wells they are drilling and the logistical nightmare of removing all of the fluids (water, oil) and gas from these big well pads...especially during the winter months

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    1. 1. You know, your dad will feel young/stay young by continuing to work. I'm impressed, and happy for him. My dad had a much more comfortable in-door job in Williston, but he, too, never wanted to quit working.

      2. I bet it's a logistical nightmare to move all that water and oil. Can you imagine, twelve wells on a single pad? Lots of water, oil.

      3. And yes, I bet "they" still get excited to when a well comes in. Sort of like fishing: you never know what you are going to get.

      4. And, by the way, I'm impressed with Bruin.

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