Sunday, March 22, 2020

"Focus On Fracking" Due Out Later This Evening -- March 22, 2020

Later this evening we should see the weekly update of "Focus on Fracking."

In anticipation, I re-read parts of last week's update, dated March 15, 2020.

I was particularly interested in two items:
  • the recent purge by Prince MBS; and, 
  • the effect of the coronavirus on the kingdom.
I had completely missed this and was curious what the status was:
The fall in oil prices follows Riyadh’s temporary suspension of the Umrah pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, and a ban on entry to the kingdom for pilgrims, to sterilize the religious sites to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
[For] Saudi’s corporate elite, the pilgrimage guarantees a steady flow of income, lucrative construction contracts and the growth of luxury hotel chains around the holy mosque. A 10-day Hajj package trip, from specially licensed agencies with close connections to the ruling family, can cost around $7,000 not including the presents that the pilgrims are expected to buy for their families.
This is a huge loss of revenue for the kingdom if the "temporary" halt becomes permanent. I'm not sure how it cannot be permanent. The kingdom could delay the pilgrimage for months, but latent virus, which surely exists, could come roaring back -- and those foreign pilgrims would return to their homes (e.g., EU, UK, and US) potentially sparking a second wave of Wuhan flu.  

Section 28-150-92 -- QEP MHA Wells

Note: in a long note like this, there will be content and typographical errors. If this is important to you, go to the source. 

Gas capture plan:
  • Disco 8-28A pad: 12 wells
  • Disco 1-28A pad: 8 wells
Northeast quarter, the QEP Energy Disco 1-28A pad:
  • 35450, PNC,
  • 35452, loc, QEP, MHA 9-29-30H-150-92, 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; middle Bakken, TD: est 25,484' MD; three-section lateral (28-29-30); Van Hook;
  • 35453, drl/ros, QEP, MHA 7-27-26H-150-92, 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; Three Forks, TD: est 21,162' MD; three-section lateral (28-29-30); Van Hook;
  • 35455, drl, QEP, MHA 7-29-30H-150-92, 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; Three Forks, TD: est 25,794' MD; three-section lateral (28-29-30); Van Hook;
  • 35454, drl, QEP, MHA 5-27-26H-150-92; 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; middle Bakken, est TD: 21,011' MD;
  • 35456, drl, QEP, MHA 5-29-30H-150-92; 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; middle Bakken, est TD: 25,918' MD;
  • 35449, drl, QEP, MHA 4-27-26H-150-92; 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; Three Forks B1, est TD: 20,446' MD;
  • 35451, drl, QEP, MHA 11-29-30H-150-92; 3200-acre unit; 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; Three Forks B1, est TD: 25,127' MD; 
Two pads of five wells each, center of the east half of the section, 8-28A wells.
Pod 1:
  • 35469, PNC,
  • 35468, loc, QEP, MHA 2-27-26H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken; 3200-acre unit; sections 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; est TD: 20,950' MD;
  • 35467, loc, QEP, MHA 8-27-26H-150-92, Van Hook; Three Forks B1, est TD:21,460' MD;
  • 35466, loc, QEP, MHA 6-27-26H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken, est TD: 21,252' MD;
  • 35465, loc, QEP, MHA 3-27-26H-150-92, Van Hook; Three Forks B1, est TD: 21,524' MD;
  • 35464, loc, QEP, MHA 1-27-26H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken, est TD: 21,650' MD;
 Pod 2:
  • 35475, PNC,
  • 35474, loc, QEP, MHA 2-29-30H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken, 3200-acre unit; sections 26/27/28/29/30-150-92; est TD: 24,774' MD;
  • 35473, loc, QEP, MHA 8-29-30H-150-92, Van Hook; Three Forks B1, est TD: 24,667' MD;
  • 35472, loc, QEP, MHA 6-29-30H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken, est TD: 25,033' MD;
  • 35471, loc, QEP, MHA 3-29-30H-150-92, Van Hook; Three Forks B1, est TD: 25,452' MD;
  • 35470, loc, QEP, MHA 1-29-30H-150-92, Van Hook; middle Bakken, est TD: 25,793' MD;

Equinor Broderson DUCs Fracked; Three Older Broderson Wells With A Very, Very Small Mini Re-Frack -- March 22, 2020

Previously reported, back on January 3, 2020:  
Fourteen producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed: all Equinor wells -- two in McKenzie County; twelve in Williams County; the daily activity reports fifteen DUCs reported, but one, #34675, was listed twice:
  • 34675, 589, Equinor, Jarold 25-36 6TFH, Todd, t9/19; cum 24K 11/19;
  • 34674, 759, Equinor, Jarold 25-36 5H, Todd, t10/19; cum 25K 11/19;
  • 33613, 1,712, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 8TFH, Banks, t8/19; cum 28K 11/19;
  • 33615, 2,397, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 7H, Banks, t8/19; cum 40K 11/19;
  • 33611, 2,547, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 5H, Banks, t8/19; cum 44K 11/19;
  • 33573, 719, Equinor, Elmer Hovland 23-14 XE, 1H, East Fork, t10/19; cum 14K 11/19;
  • 33578, 790, Equinor, Allison 23-14 XW 1TFH, East Fork, t7/19; cum 44K 11/19;
  • 33571, 753, Equinor, Allison 23-14 8TFH, East Fork, t8/19; cum 39K 11/19;
  • 33569, 1,074, Equinor, Allison 23-14 7H, East Fork, t9/19; cum 49K 11/19;
  • 33567, 916, Equinor, Allison 23-14 6TFH, East Fork, t8/19; cum 52K 11/19;
  • 33565, 1,074, Equinor, Allison 23-14 5H, East Fork, t8/19; cum 60K 11/19;
  • 33563, 756, Equinor, Allison 23-14 4TFH, East Fork, t8/19; cum 39K 11/19;
  • 33576, 1,244, Equinor, Allison 23-14 3H, East Fork, t7/19; cum 76K 11/19;
  • 23036, 455, Equinor, Allison 23-14 2TFH, East Fork, t7/19; cum 31K 11/19;
Among the DUCs note the Broderson wells.
The Equinor Broderson wells in Banks oil field:
  • 32690, PNC, Statoil, Broderson 30-31F 8TFH PNC, Banks,
  • 33613, 1,712, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 8TFH, Banks, t8/19; cum 28K 11/19; 
  • 33615, 2,397, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 7H, Banks, t8/19; cum 40K 11/19; 
  • 33617, SI/NC, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 6TFH, Banks, t--; cum 46K over four months; 
  • 32688, PNC, Statoil, Broderson 30-31F 5H PNC, Banks, 
  • 33611, 2,547, Equinor, Broderson 30-31F 5H, Banks, t8/19; cum 84K 1/20;  
  • 24372, 2,995, Equinor/Statoil, Broderson 30-31 2H, Banks, t6/14; cum 264K 1/20; off line as of 12/18; still off line 3/19; back on line 8/19, with a jump in productionfollowing a mini-re-frack;
  • 24413, 2,513, Equinor/Statoil, Broderson 30-31 4TFH,  t2/14; cum 176K 1/20; after coming back on line, a small jump in production, see below;
  • 24411, 3,380, Equinor/Statoil, Broderson 30-31 3H, t2/14; cum 250K 1/20;
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Mini Re-Fracks

When the Broderson DUCs were fracked, three older Broderson underwent small mini re-fracks. Production profile for two of the three below; the third previously posted -- see link above. For the expense of a very small re-frack Equinor got a very, very nice #24411 (below0:
  • 24413, a mini-refrack in 2019; 1.5 million lbs of 100-mesh sand, just like #24372:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-202024258724929571344216563414
BAKKEN12-201911150562800
BAKKEN11-201923359835493948995855084358
BAKKEN10-201931751276371940720440173233117
BAKKEN9-201930768075292185922199198482351
BAKKEN8-2019152511252920425745451682286
BAKKEN7-20190000000
BAKKEN6-20190000000
BAKKEN5-20190000000
BAKKEN4-20190000000
BAKKEN3-2019126201198336
BAKKEN2-20197733710336610130413060
BAKKEN1-2019315115369303
BAKKEN12-201824101610662725681561269
BAKKEN11-201830201419762213841284075
BAKKEN10-201897787976362160212139
BAKKEN9-201828118612311524465946563
BAKKEN8-201823141814372233554855480
  • 24411, a mini-refrack in 2019; 1.5 million lbs of 100-mesh sand, just like #24372:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-20203193879328248473089329957936
BAKKEN12-201920508650861730016438124124026
BAKKEN11-2019308191795236342270311502511886
BAKKEN10-20193110647107653756931914270474867
BAKKEN9-201930894087624970327117242462871
BAKKEN8-2019152870293525159728450502234
BAKKEN7-20190000000
BAKKEN6-20190000000
BAKKEN5-20190000000
BAKKEN4-20190000000
BAKKEN3-2019121010976829
BAKKEN2-2019711871146308393514102525
BAKKEN1-201932242601071458144612
BAKKEN12-201825173516551133267320562

A Re-Frack -- March 22, 2020

The well:
  • 24372, 2,995, Equinor/Statoil, Broderson 30-31 2H, Banks, t6/14; cum 264K 1/20; off line as of 12/18; still off line 3/19; back on line 8/19;
Recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-20202257235943191981904318092863
BAKKEN12-2019113648374311032298929410
BAKKEN11-20193013242127513702445680455600
BAKKEN10-20193117512171695444448440434174899
BAKKEN9-201921789476993911719020164722460
BAKKEN8-20198690658236881274121725
BAKKEN7-20190000000
BAKKEN6-20190000000
BAKKEN5-20190000000
BAKKEN4-20190000000
BAKKEN3-20190000000
BAKKEN2-201969651098153250225020
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20181542431971850
BAKKEN11-201830213218891447753674142
BAKKEN10-201830196721451227659064606
BAKKEN9-20182617821870896656264531
BAKKEN8-2018311930148812025738562755
BAKKEN7-2018311633205779440993859120
BAKKEN6-20182920261664114587441853
BAKKEN5-2018312085224079153035007172

Random Update Of Wells Coming Off Line -- March 22, 2020

XTO FBIR Blackmedicine:
  • Unless I'm missing something, these wells -- the XTO FBIR Blackmedicine wells -- look like incredibly poor wells -- except for the very first one. I noted that two of the wells have just come off line.
BR Rising Sun:
  • These are good wells in Clear Creek oil field. It appears that they are all coming off line; some have been offline for a few months now. Nothing on the map to explain why, although I might have missed something.
Slawson Jeriyote:
  • 24919, 660, Slawson, Jeriyote 7-5-32TFH, Big Bend, t7/14; cum 219K 9/19; sporadic production but seems to be a great well now, 3/19; off line as of 9/19; remains off line, 1/20;
WPX Martin Fox:
  • 23678, 1,438, WPX. Martin Fox 20-17HD, Mandaree, t2/14; cum 366K 10/19; off line 11/19; remains off line 1/20;
  • 23679, 1,249, WPX, Martin Fox 20-17HZ, Mandaree, t2/14; cum 310K 10/19; off line 10/19; remains off line 1/20;
  • 23680, 1,569, WPX, Martin Fox 20-17HC, Mandaree, t3/14; cum 377K 1/20; off line as of 11/19, but then one day of production 1/20; 
Hess GN-Dalseng:
  • 26331, 493, Hess, GN-Dalseng-158-97-1102H-1, New Home, t9/14; cum 84K 1/20; off line 1/20; 
Sinclair Porcupine:
  • 19269, 410, Sinclair, Porcupine 1-19H, middle Bakken, Little Knife;  t9/11; cum 212K 12/19; off line 1/20; 

Word For The Day -- WIth A Surprise -- March 22, 2020

This is for the granddaughters for whom I collect words I find in day-to-reading that might show up again in their reading. I have nine pages of vocabulary, playing about ten words on each page, enough for one 4 x 6 index card.

A reader sent me crwth. I have not added it to the granddaughters' list because it is unlikely to show up in their reading ... unless they are studying Welsh. Or perhaps Old English. One wonders if Shakespeare used it. I digress.

The word for the day: Maecenas.
Gaius Clinius Maecenas: friend/political advisor to Octavian / Augustus; important patron for the new generation of Augustan poets, including both Horace and Virgil; Maecenate (patronage); his name has become the eponym for ‘patron of arts”; Virgil introduced Horace to Maecenas; Maecenas has become a byword in many languages for a well-connected and wealthy patron.
At wiki
His name has become a byword in many languages for a well-connected and wealthy patron. For instance, John Dewey, in his lectures Art as Experience, said "Economic patronage by wealthy and powerful individuals has at many times played a part in the encouragement of artistic production. Probably many a savage tribe had its Maecenas."
In Poland and Western Ukraine, a lawyer would customarily be addressed with the honorific "Pan Mecenas", as lawyers were considered to be philanthropists and patrons of the arts.
In The Great Gatsby, along with Midas and J. P. Morgan, Maecenas is one of the three famous wealthy men whose secrets narrator Nick Carraway hopes to find in the books he buys for his home library.
The word "Maecenas", in the sense of cultural benefactor, was the penultimate word used in the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee, on May 28, 2009. It was spelled incorrectly.
Okay, I added "crwth" to the page nine. LOL.

Daily Note, Late Morning Edition -- March 22, 2020

Italy: There's a meme out there that one of the reasons for the high death rate in Italy has to do with an aged population. Some say it has the oldest population in the western world, maybe in the world, period, with no qualifying phrase (in the western world). The sources all use the word "Italy" -- grouping a very long, narrow, peninsula as one region. So, I will do the same but I know folks will then say that Lombardy and the surrounding area has a very aged population compared to the rest of Italy. I doubt it. But let's press on.

A reader asked about German and the Wuhan flu. My reply:
Statistics, cases, deaths, case fatality ratio:
  • US: 27,000 / 350 / 1.3%
  • South Korea: 9,000 / 100 / 1.1%
  • Germany: 23,000 / 93 / 0.4%
Germany started seeing cases about a week after Italy went ballistic with numbers.

This age difference statistic may not be holding up. Median age:
  • Italy: 45 years old -- out of control; age-wise? younger than Japan
  • Germany: 47 years old
  • Japan: 47 years old -- at the moment, seems to have things under control;
  • South Korea: 42 years old
  • United States: 38 years old
Bottom line: Italy is not as old as folks are making it out to be.

"Season flu" vs "Wuhan flu," link here:


Government policy made by the CDC. Not good.

Initial Production Data For Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- March 22, 2020

The wells fields, and early production:
  • 36969, conf, Slawson, Whirlwind 7-31TFH, Big Bend,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-202017450
  • 36933, conf, Petro Harvester Operating, WOB1 33-28 163-90 C, Woburn,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-202041535920
12-2019024
  • 36667, conf, Slawson, Hunter 9-17-8H, Big Bend,
  • 36128, conf, Lime Rock Resources, State 7-25-36H-144-97L, Cabernet,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-2020214900
12-2019233880
11-2019116790
10-201972090
  • 33433, conf, EOG, Liberty LR 42-1109H, Parshall,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-2020201576243
12-2019223477580
11-20193142211057
10-20193754321695
9-20192026425
  • 36502, conf, WPX, Skunk Creek 1-12HW, South Fork,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-202078392134
  • 35934, conf, Lime Rock Resources, Shuck 7-33-28H-144-97, Little Knife,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-2020112858674
12-201999477788
11-201971734863
10-201977805260
9-2019830
  • 36932, conf, Petro Harvester, WOB1 04-09 162-90 C, Woburn, it may be active, but no production yet;
  • 36503, conf, WPX, Skunk Creek 1-12HA, South Fork,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-202097732047
  • 35965, conf, Lime Rock Resources, Kary 7-24-13H-144-97L, Cabernet,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-2020112180
12-2019145660
11-2019171560
10-2019151100
9-201937840
  • 34600, conf, MRO, Verne USA 24-21TFH, Reunion Bay,
  • 36726, conf, WPX, Skunk Creek 1-12HQL, South Fork,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20209945596
  • 36546, conf, Whiting, Hauge 44-36HU, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201714320182
12-2019152428858
11-2019246140
10-2019243000
  • 35479, conf, Nine Point Energy, Nordtug 155-102-23-14-2H, Squires,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201669717381
12-20192446521345
11-20192452619735
10-20191697314098
  • 35478, conf, Nine Point Energy, Nordtug 155-102-23-14-3H, Squires,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201340612534
12-20192986025160
11-20192822123143
10-20192878316339
  • 35052, conf, Whiting, Lassey 21-22-2H, Glass Bluff,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201920210452
12-2019203275675
11-20191963215918
10-2019189041931
  • 34601, conf, MRO, Salveson USA 24-21H, Reunion Bay,
  • 28114, conf, Slawson, Sniper Federal 7-6-7TFH, Big Bend,  
  • 36323, conf, Whiting, Oppeboen 14-5HU, Big Bend,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201405010631
12-2019178896421
11-2019159940
10-2019129270
9-201911240
  • 34599, conf, MRO, McRoberts USA 14-21TFH, Reunion Bay,
  • 36392, conf, Whiting, Stenseth Trust 11-5HU, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201677211791
12-2019201626309
11-2019220570
10-2019178010
9-20192860
  • 36325, conf, Whiting, Stenseth Trust 11-5-2H, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201591715980
12-2019142714862
11-2019175820
10-201985270
9-20193400
  • 36308, conf, Freedom Energy Operating, LLC, Oltman's Ocelot 1-21, Wildcat,  
  • 36139, conf, Whiting, Oppeboen 12-5-4H, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20201417811417
12-2019234619269
11-2019149770
10-2019277140
9-201930490
  • 34602, conf, MRO, Gerhardt USA 14-21H, Reunion Bay,
  • 34598, conf, MRO, Hanlon USA 11-28TFH, Reunion Bay,
  • 28113, conf, Slawson, Sniper Federal 6-6-7TFH, Big Bend,  
  • 34395, conf, White Butte Oil Operations, LLC, Jore Federal 9-12TFH, Clarks Creek,
  • 35776, conf, Whiting, Anderson 34-21-2H, Glass Bluff,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-2020170081631
12-2019197116705
11-20192281311673
10-2019261042343
9-201954490
  • 35384, conf, CLR, Palmer 6-25H, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
11-20197620
9-20194450
  • 31792, conf, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-96-13A-24-7H, Keene,
  • 36449, loc, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Chase Douglas 2-32-29-159N-100W MBH, 
  • 36443, PNC, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Chase Douglas 32-29-159N-100W MBH, Blue Ridge, 
  • 35163, A, CLR, Uhlman Federal 11-7H1, Banks, t--; cum 31K 1/20;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-2020303020630126594394682945847909
BAKKEN12-2019159157612609169003
BAKKEN11-20190000000
BAKKEN10-20190000000
BAKKEN9-2019434234238535110511
  • 34848, SI/A, CLR, Pittsburgh 5-18H1, Banks, t--; cum 29K 1/20;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-2020312803927985431143840437599745
BAKKEN12-20192135413202287189018557
BAKKEN11-20190000000
BAKKEN10-20190000000
BAKKEN9-2019310010022255280528
  • 34846, 777, CLR, Patterson Federal 8-13HSL1, Banks, t11/19; cum 70K 1/20;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN1-2020312073020962241322901828895123
BAKKEN12-2019312466924959261323420333929274
BAKKEN11-20193020374200292492625542255411
BAKKEN10-20191139683564837953805262118
BAKKEN9-2019542942921964510451
  •  31793, drl, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-96-13A-24-1HS, Charlson,