Sunday, May 10, 2020

The CLR Palmer / Palmer Federal Wells -- Haystack Butte -- May 10, 2020

The CLR Palmer / Palmer Federal wells are starting to come off the confidential list this next week

The graphics:



The wells:
  • 20803, 533, CLR, Palmer 1-25H, Haystack Butte, t11/11; cum 8/19; off line 8/19; remains off line 3/20;

  • 35388, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 2-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 5K over 5 days, 3/20;
  • 35387, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 3-25H, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 12K over 10 days, 3/20;
  • 35386, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 4-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum --; 6K over 9 days;
  • 35385, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 5-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum --; 4Kover 5 days;
  • 35384, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 6-25H, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 13K over 17 days, 3/20;

  • 35622, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 13-25HSL1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum --; 15K in 3/20;
  • 35621, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 12-25HSL, Haystack Butte, t--; cum --; 30K in 3/20;
  • 35383, SI/A, CLR, Palmer Federal 11-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 32K over 26 days;
  • 35382, SI/A, CLR, Palmer Federal 10-25H, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 69K over 32 days;
  • 35381, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 9-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 21K over 24 days;
  • 35380, F/NC, CLR, Palmer 8-25H, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 39K 3/20;
  • 35379, SI/A, CLR, Palmer 7-25H1, Haystack Butte, t--; cum 15K over 15 days;

All Roads Lead To North Dakota -- Things I Would Never Know If I Did Not Blog -- May 10, 2020

Idle rambling/chatter in a reply to a reader who noted that US intelligence suggests that current Wuhan flu pandemic probably goes as far back as September/October, 2019.

"Beijing, we have a problem": Truly, truly interesting. That brings us well back to October, possibly September, 2019, when the Chinese noted they had a problem. Compared to swine flu, this coronavirus certainly has staying power, as a pandemic.

Swine flu / influenza and corona virus are in two completely different groups of RNA viruses.

I have no idea if the Baltimore classification is still used, but if so, there are seven "Baltimore classes" of virus based on their genetic constitution.

By the way, corona virus has an interesting connection to North Dakota:
Coronaviruses were first discovered in the 1930s when an acute respiratory infection of domesticated chickens was shown to be caused by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV). Arthur Schalk and M. C. Hawn described in 1931 a new respiratory infection of chickens in North Dakota.
I'm hoping that, like Sputnik and the Apollo space missions, the current pandemic encourages a lot of young Americans to "go into" biology, chemistry, medicine.


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The Apple Page


AirPods: "Growth Was Almost Like Wildfire": link here

The epiphany:
We had this incredible wireless product, the iPhone. And yet, what began to feel odd is when you saw somebody using wired headphones. Right then you thought, why would you attach the wire?
Apple recently reported its financial results for the second fiscal quarter of 2020, and Apple CEO Tim Cook proudly announced that a quarterly record for wearables had been set. In the first fiscal quarter of 2020, Cook had also announced that Apple's wearables category had set a new all-time revenue record. In addition, it was mentioned that Apple's wearables business is now the size of a Fortune 150 company.
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Pigs In Space


Sophia took this in good spirits. She knew that Corky was just goofing around and that she wouldn't really be shot out of the cannon. Btu Corky sure is a good sport.

Prince MbS Wants The SABIC Deal Re-Structured -- May 10, 2020

Tell me again that Prince MbS's plan to flood the earth with oil was well thought out. LOL.

Re-posting. This might be the biggest story of the week and it's only Sunday.
Sour grapes: Saudi Aramco is seeking to review price of SABIC deal. Wow. Are you kidding? My hunch: the fix is already in. At Reuters
Saudi Aramco is looking to restructure its deal to acquire a controlling stake in petrochemicals maker SABIC after a more than 40% drop in SABIC’s value following a slump in oil prices in coronavirus pandemic.
  • transaction priced at 123 riyals; $70 billion share of SABIC; represented 70% of SABIC;
  • today: shares trading at 70 riyals; entire SABIC now valued at less than $60 billion; Aramco's stake now worth about $40 billion
  • ouch
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The Geography Page
Subdivisions Of The Southern Appalachian Plateau

To help me understand the history of the Scotch-Irish / Ulster-Scots in America. Very, very broad-brushed; very simplistic; and probably filled with errors, but it gets me oriented to a part of the United States I don't know well.

Various links. A very generalized map at this link.

From north to south, and then east to west:
  • Allegheny
    • Allegheny Mountains (southwest PA, and eastern third of WV)
    • Allegheny Plateau (eastern half of OH; western two-thirds of WV)
  • Cumberland
    • Cumberland Mountains (southeast corner of WV; southwest border of Kentucky/Virginia)
    • Cumberland Plateau (eastern fifth of Kentucky; eastern sixth of Tennessee; into Mississippi
Latitudes:
  • Allegheny Mountains, maybe
    • from Pittsburgh, PA, to Charleston, WV; maybe 200 miles as the crow flies?
  • Cumberland Mountains, maybe
    • from Charleston, WV, to Knoxville, TN; maybe another 200 miles as the crow flies? 
Once having crossed the mountains:
  • the Allegheny Plateau, in a northeast to southwest orientation, extends from western PA and western WV to eastern half of Ohio; a very little bit of northeastern Kentucky;
  • the Cumberland Plateau, in the same northeast to southwest orientation, from a small eastern fifth of Kentucky, a small eastern sixth of Tennessee, and down into north-central Mississippi, skirting a bit of the northwestern corner of Alabama
Colonists, in this area:
  • the northern route took them into Ohio
  • the southern route took them into Tennessee
Is the east-west distance of the Allegheny in the north and the Cumberland in the south only 20 - 40 miles at most, again as the crow flies?

I have two wonderful memories of this area but at the time did not realize the significance of this incredibly beautiful area.

First trip through this area, Nashville, TN, to Westfield, NJ, early summer, 1971, mostly through the night; leaving Nashville, TN, early afternoon, and arriving Westfield, NJ, very early the next morning. The more I think about that trip, the more amazing it was.

Second trip through this area, Langley AFB, VA, to Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, summer, 2001, if I recall correctly. A most spectacular drive through the mountains of West Virginia. Based on my notes above, they would have been the Allegheny Mountains, and maybe even the northeastern tip of the Cumberland Mountains: I-64 to Charleston, and then US Highway 35 through western VW and southeastern Ohio up to Dayton, OH.

Early western settlements at this site.
The Great Shenandoah Valley linked the northern and southern portions of the area sometimes called the “Old West.” In the North, this inland region extended across Pennsylvania and New York as far as Lake Champlain. In the South, the “Fall Line” formed the separation between the Tidewater settlements and the Piedmont which sloped gradually upward towards the Appalachian Mountains. Through the Valley, the Germans and the Scots-Irish migrated in unending procession.
Southern settlers from Maryland and Virginia moved along the Potomac River north and west to Fort Cumberland and then to Pittsburgh and Ohio country. Alternately, some went through mountain passes into Kentucky and Tennessee. Still others continued south and west into Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. 
That's enough now to get me oriented and get me started.

Re-reading: The Scotch Irish: A Social History, James G. Leyburn, c. 1962.

Shenandoah, Sissel Kyrkjebø

Initial Production Data For Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- May 10, 2020

The wells:
  • 35622, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 13-25HSL1, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201498324960
  • 34729, conf, Hess, BB-Federal B-151-95-2122H-2, Blue Buttes, 
  • 35933, conf, XTO, Hovet Federal 41X-29D, Haystack Butte, 
  • 35621, conf, CLR, Palmer Fedearl 12-25HSL, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20203024754970
11-20198730
  • 34730, conf, Hess, BB-Federal B-151-95-2122H-2, Blue Buttes,  
  • 35747, conf, Zavanna, Usher 28-21 3H, Poe,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201023812386
2-20203030421159
1-2020398246546
12-20192296277
11-2019120
  • 35669, conf, Zavanna, Stranger 28-21 5TFH, Poe,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201778716524
2-20201617516084
1-20202032710789
12-2019305034214
11-201944040
  • 35385, conf, CLR, Palmer 5-25H1, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-202037228117
11-20191740
  • 35382, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 10-25H, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20204237169755
2-20202605153235
11-20195170
  • 36799, conf, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HUL, Heart Butte, 
  • 36459, conf, BR, Glacierfill IF, Clear Creek, 
  • 35746, conf, Zavanna, Usher 28-21 4TFH XW, Patent Gate,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201283918166
2-20201433228714
1-2020190121636
12-2019203162363
  • 35386, conf, CLR, Palmer 4-25H1, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-2020584414572
11-20192000
  • 36634, conf, WXP, Nighthawk 6-34HD, Heart Butte,  
  • 36578, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9E, Midway, 
  • 36131, conf, Whiting, Elma TTT Federal 43-4H, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201661813683
2-20202168316646
1-20202517020867
12-20192571110521
11-201984480
  • 35383, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 11-25H1, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20202348936556
2-2020824715832
11-20195780
  • 35381, conf, CLR, Palmer 9-25H1, Haystack Butte,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201636226421
2-202046569353
11-20192740
  • 36635, conf, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HT, Heart Butte, 
  • 36256, conf, Hess, RS-Harstad-155-91-0433H-4, Stanley,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-2020120642880
2-202011420926
1-20209553164
12-20195520110
11-20191389360
  • 36255, conf, Hess, RS-Harstad-155-91-0433H-5, Truax,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-2020113723393
2-20206801661
1-20204444898
12-2019138381790
11-201918629150
  • 35708, conf, Hess, SC-Hoving-154-98-1003H-5, Truax,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201862534831
2-20201153322452
1-20202422733121
12-20191723234031
11-20191327523248
  • 35707, conf, Hess, SC-Hoving-154-98-1003H-6, Truax,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20202432053374
2-20202762860440
1-20202897543480
12-20191765829697
11-20192015522283
  • 36579, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9A, Midway, 
  • 36577, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9C, Midway, 
  • 35879, conf, Zavanna Usher 28-20 5HXW,  Patent Gate,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
3-20201673118166
2-2020273349
1-20201920
12-2019373544415
11-20195110
  • 33807, conf, BR, CCU Gopher 6-2-15MBH, Corral Creek,
  • 36637, drl, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HY, Heart Butte, 
  • 36575, drl, XTO, Tong 34X-9D,  Midway, 
  • 33808, drl, BR, CCU Gopher 5-2-15TFH, Corral Creek,

Notes From All Over, Early Morning Edition -- Biggest International Story Of The Week? Already? And It's Only Sunday? -- Sunday, Mother's Day, May 10, 2020

Sour grapes: Saudi Aramco is seeking to review price of SABIC deal. Wow. Are you kidding? My hunch: the fix is already in. At Reuters
Saudi Aramco is looking to restructure its deal to acquire a controlling stake in petrochemicals maker SABIC after a more than 40% drop in SABIC’s value following a slump in oil prices in coronavirus pandemic.
  • transaction priced at 123 riyals; $70 billion share of SABIC; represented 70% of SABIC;
  • today: shares trading at 70 riyals; entire SABIC now valued at less than $60 billion; Aramco's stake now worth about $40 billion
  • ouch
Iraq unsettled: nominee for finance minister derailed; interim named. 

Negative rates: Swiss National Bank forced to lower overnight lending rate to minus 0.75%; analysts say the negative interest was necessary to avert major damage to Switzerland; the SNB was also stepping up foreign currency purchases to dampen the rise of the franc; comment: Saudi princes flocking to Switzerland?
Restrictions on public life imposed by the Swiss government to try to curb the spread of COVID-19 were limiting Swiss economic activity to 70-80% of normal levels at an economic cost of 11-17 billion francs per month.
Asked by Tribune de Geneve if Swiss rates could go even more negative, he said: “We still have room to manoeuvre if necessary, but today we are focusing on interventions on the foreign exchange market to limit the pressure on the franc.”
He said the SNB had no plans at this stage to increase its gold holdings of 1,040 tonnes. 
Subways, trains, buses: empty around the world; not sure if riders will return -- Washington Post;

Minnesota, coronavirus update: 25 of the 26 new deaths occurred among residents of long-term care facilities; LTC facility deaths, at 434, account for more than 81% of all corona-virus-associated deaths. Of the 26 new decedents: ten were in their 90s, nine in their 80s, five in their 70s, and two in their 60s. The median age of all decedents remains at 83 years of age. Worthington pork processing plant:
  • 2700 employees; all have been tested
  • 1200 tested positive
  • 90% were asymptomatic;
  • 12 were hospitalized;
  • no deaths;  
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Waffles On The Patio 
Mother's Day

Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- May 10, 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020: 55 for the month; 105 for the quarter, 332 for the year:
35622, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 13-25HSL1
34729, conf, Hess, BB-Federal B-151-95-2122H-2,

Sunday, May 17, 2020: 53 for the month; 103 for the quarter, 330 for the year:
35933, conf, XTO, Hovet Federal 41X-29D,
35621, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 12-25HSL, 
34730, conf, Hess, BB-Federal B-151-95-2122H-2, 

Saturday, May 16, 2020: 50 for the month; 100 for the quarter, 327 for the year:
35747, conf, Zavanna, Usher 28-21 3H, 
35669, conf, Zavanna, Stranger 28-21 5TFH

Friday, May 15, 2020: 48 for the month; 98 for the quarter, 325 for the year:
35385, conf, CLR, Palmer 5-25H1
35382, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 10-25H, 

Thursday, May 14, 2020: 46 for the month; 96 for the quarter, 323 for the year:
36799, conf, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HUL, 
36459, conf, BR, Glacierfill IF,
35746, conf, Zavanna, Usher 28-21 4TFH XW, 
35386, conf, CLR, Palmer 4-25H1

Wednesday, May 13, 2020: 42 for the month; 92 for the quarter, 319 for the year:
36634, conf, WXP, Nighthawk 6-34HD, 
36578, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9E, 
36131, conf, Whiting, Elma TTT Federal 43-4H, 
35383, conf, CLR, Palmer Federal 11-25H1
35381, conf, CLR, Palmer 9-25H1,

Tuesday, May 12, 2020: 37 for the month; 87 for the quarter, 314 for the year:
36635, conf, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HT, 
36256, conf, Hess, RS-Harstad-155-91-0433H-4, 
36255, conf, Hess, RS-Harstad-155-91-0433H-5, 
35708, conf, Hess, SC-Hoving-154-98-1003H-5, 
35707, conf, Hess, SC-Hoving-154-98-1003H-6,

Monday, May 11, 2020: 32 for the month; 82 for the quarter, 309 for the year:
36579, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9A,
36577, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9C,
35879, conf, Zavanna Usher 28-20 5HXW, 
33807, conf, BR, CCU Gopher 6-2-15MBH, 

Sunday, May 10, 2020: 28 for the month; 78 for the quarter, 305 for the year:
None.

Saturday, May 9, 2020: 28 for the month; 78 for the quarter, 305 for the year:
36637, conf, WPX, Nighthawk 6-34HY,
36575, conf, XTO, Tong 34X-9D, 
33808, conf, BR, CCU Gopher 5-2-15TFH

Week 19: May 3, 2020 -- May 9, 2020

Top story of the week:
Top energy story of the week:

Favorite video:

Best news all week:
  • Tesla looks to move out of California; HQ to TX; manufacturing to NV?
Biggest non-story of the entire week:
  • Obama involved in Flynn case from the beginning?
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 ND stories (does not include stories posted elsewhere on this page): pending
  • Mercer County places moratorium on wind farms
  • State submits amicus brief i support of DAPL pipeline
  • State estimated 6,800 wells have been shut in
  • "Project Tundra" CO2 capture plans moving ahead
  • Hess sees no production shut-ins on hedges, storage capacity
  • staggering 450,000-bbl drop in ND's daily oil production as 6,800 wells idled
  • Nearly $3 million in CARES Act funding headed for Minot International Airport
  • Camping in ND parks will re-open May 8, with restrictions  (think NYC, think Tokyo, and then think about density of camping in ND -- am I missing something?
Operations:
Advantaged oil:
Fracking:
Natural gas:

Bakken economy:

Commentary: