Saturday, November 14, 2020

Kraken Permits -- For Calendar Year 2020 -- As Of Mid-November 2020 -- November 14, 2020

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

A reader noted that Kraken had no active rigs in North Dakota.

I replied with this bit of good news. Kraken has a number of new permits in 2020.

January 14, 2020

37340

L

Kraken

Littlefoot LW 25-36 2TFH

MNT 

Sanish

January 14, 2020

37341

L

Kraken

Bigfoot LS 23-22 2TFH

MNT 

Sanish

January 14, 2020

37342

L

Kraken

Littlefoot LW 25-36 1H

MNT 

Sanish

January 14, 2020

37343

L

Kraken

Bigfoot LS 23-22 8H

MNT 

Sanish

January 14, 2020

37344

L

Kraken

Bigfoot 23-11 6TFH

MNT 

Sanish

January 14, 2020

37345

L

Kraken

Bigfoot 23-11 5H

MNT 

Sanish

February 5, 2020

37360

L

Kraken

Wallace 7-6 5H

WMS

Oliver

February 5, 2020

37361

L

Kraken

Wallace 7-6 4H

WMS

Oliver

February 5, 2020

37362

L

Kraken

Wallace 7-6 3H

WMS

Oliver

February 5, 2020

37363

L

Kraken

Wallace 7-6 1H

WMS

Oliver

February 26, 2020

37414

L

Kraken

Redfield Central 24-13 2H

WMS

Lone Tree Lake

February 28, 2020

37443

L

Kraken

Redfield Central LW 24-13 1H

WMS

Lone Tree Lake

March 12, 2020

37441

L

Kraken

Cass 9-4 5H

WMS

Oliver

March 12, 2020

37442

L

Kraken

Cass 9-4 4H

WMS

Oliver

March 12, 2020

37443

L

Kraken

Cass LW 9-4 1H

WMS

Oliver

March 12, 2020

37444

L

Kraken

King 8-5 4H

WMS

Oliver

March 12, 2020

37445

L

Kraken

King 8-5 3H

WMS

Oliver

May 13, 2020

37572

L

Kraken

Raymond 21-16 2H

WMS

Oliver

May 13, 2020

37573

L

Kraken

Raymond LW 21-16 1H

WMS

Oliver

May 13, 2020

37574

L

Kraken

Fairbanks 20-17 6H

WMS

Oliver

August 26, 2020

37807

L

Kraken 

Raymond 16-21 3H 

WMS

Oliver

August 26, 2020

37808

L

Kraken 

Raymond 16-21 4H

WMS

Oliver

August 26, 2020

37809

L

Kraken 

Raymond LE 16-21 1H

WMS

Oliver

August 26, 2020

37810

L

Kraken 

Washburne 15-22 7H

WMS

Oliver

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The Literature Page 

Noam Chomsky.

From Steven Pinker's 1994, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language. This has always been one of my top-shelf books but now that I am experiencing first grade all over again with Sophia and coincidentally and simultaneously learning Spanish with her, the book becomes interesting again.

"Noah Chomsky is currently among the ten most-cited writers in all of the humanities (beating out Hegel and Cicero and trailing only Marx, Lenin, Shakespeare, the Bible, Aristotle, Plato, and Freud) and the only living member of the top ten." -- page 23.

If one were to give full credit where credit is/was due, there were no less than four or five writers for "the Bible."

It's, of course, disconcerting and concerning that Marx and Lenin are in the top ten list. 

Note who is not on the list: Homer. Oh. My. Goodness. And then that reminds me of James Joyce. 

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The Movie Page

I happened to catch a godawful film, Berserk, last night on TCM. For reasons unexplained I watched this movie to its end. The star of the movie was Joan Crawford -- yes, that Joan Crawford -- and it was her penultimate film. 

What caught my eye was a very obvious Pepsi-Cola product placement: a teenage girl at the circus drinking Pepsi out of a can. It was so obvious it could not be missed. After the end of the movie, the presenter, or host, Ben Mankiewicz explained that Joan Crawford's fourth and last husband, Alfred Steele, had been the CEO of Pepsi-Cola until his death. 

From wiki:

He graduated from Northwestern University in 1923, where he played football, and became an ad executive. He first worked for The Coca-Cola Company, as vice president of marketing. 
He became the CEO of the Pepsi-Cola Company in 1949. Under his management, sales tripled between 1955 and 1957. He reduced the sugar content of Pepsi products and introduced them to developing countries. He worked for Pepsi until his death from a heart attack in April 1959. 
He was the fourth and last husband of actress Joan Crawford (married May 10, 1955, in Las Vegas). 
Herbert L. Barnet, Steele's handpicked successor as chairman and CEO, appointed her to the Board of Directors. 
In Joan Crawford's later career, product placement for Pepsi can be seen in several films, including Strait-Jacket (1964) and Berserk! (1967). 
Crawford would remain on the Board of Directors of the Pepsi-Cola Company until her forced retirement in 1973. The two had their ashes interred in a crypt together upon Crawford's death in 1977. They are interred in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York. 
His crypt marker incorrectly lists his middle initial as "M" for no explained reason.

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College Football

With most college football games of any note canceled (or postponed) today because of Chinese flu, we are pretty much forced to watch a 1-4 team (Baylor) play a 2-5 team (Texas Tech). Wow, it's going to be a long, long winter.

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Out And About

I've never seen Target so busy ... at least not since last Christmas. Wow, it was busy. On the way home, I stopped by our local Lego mini-figures and bricks store and bought a great winter-scene set. The set is not yet retired but on-line it is sold out.

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A Musical Interlude

Tennessee Flat Top Box, Rosanne Cash

The Enerplus Pads

I'm sure I've missed a bunch, but this is a good start.
 

Bird Pad (Enerplus, Heart Butte): Robin, Finch

Bush Wells (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Butterfly/Tortoise/Turtle Pads (Enerplus, Antelope-Sanish) -- incredibly good wells

Cactus Pad (Enerplus, Heart Butte) 

Cat Wells (Enerplus, Mandaree and Moccasin Creek oil fields)

"Cloudy" Wells (ERF, Eagle Nest)

Courage, Honor, Pride, Grace Wells (Enerplus, Spotted Horn)

Daffy Duck Pad (Enerplus, McGregory oil field)

Fox Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree oil field)

Game Fish Pad (Enerplus, Squaw Creek)

Geo Features (Enerplus, Antelope)

Greek Gods (Enerplus, Mandaree) 

Hearty Breakfast (Enerplus, Antelope)

Heavy Metal Pad #l (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Heavy Metal Pad #2 (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Igneous Rock Pad (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Lizard Pad (Enerplus, Antelope oil field)

Metamorphic Rock Pad (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

National Parks Pad (Enerplus, Eagle Nest)

Owl Pad (Enerplus, McGregory Buttes/Moccasin Creek)

Patriot Pad (Enerplus, Spotted Horn)

Pepper Pad (Enerplus, McGregory Buttes)

Pitcher's Pad/Tennis Pad (Enerplus, Heart Butte, Dunn County) -- I'll get back to this one later, see first comment.

Precipitation Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Quilt Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Snake Pad (Enerplus, Antelope)

Storm Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree)

String Instrument Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree oil field)  

Tailor Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Warrior Pad (Enerplus, Spotted Honor, huge wells)

Wild Flower Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree oil field)

Wild Kingdom Pad (Enerplus, multiple adjoining fields)

Tortoise/Turtle/Butterfly Pads (Enerplus, Antelope-Sanish) -- incredibly good wells

Closer Look At Another Great Hess Well -- Still On Confidential List -- November 14, 2020

The well:

  • 36381, conf, Hess, EN-Enger-156-94-1423H-5, API: 33-061-04470, Big Butte, first month, 42K bbls; recent production:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
9-20201100
8-20201672714947
7-20204212311059

FracFocus: fracked 5/14/20 - 5/23/20; 7.9 million gallons of water; typical Hess frack in the Bakken; 86.3% water by mass;

This well is not in a particularly active area in the Bakken. There are seven locations on this pad:

  • one producing (#36382)
  • four confidential;
  • two permits (LOC) only;
  • Active well:
    • 36382, drl/A, Hess, EN-Person-LE-156-94-1102H-1, Big Butte, t--; cum 84K 9/20;
      PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
      BAKKEN9-2020302332823255726032078309061172
      BAKKEN8-20203119252192621217225216166328584
      BAKKEN7-20202836816367984533802282162158607
      BAKKEN6-202023414240235681291338953

Nearest wells in that area:

  • 20669, IA/601, Hess, EN-Person-156-94-1102H-2, Big Butte, t1/12; cum 205K 4/20; remains off line 9/20;
  • 24713, IA/637, Hess, EN-Hein S 156-94-1201H-5, Big Butte, t7/13; cum 158K 4/20; F; remains off line 9/20; note: this well is still said to be flowing without a pump, completed back in 2013;

Why I Love To Blog -- Reason #4658 -- November 14, 2020

Late  yesterday I posted a note about which I had second doubts, whether I should post it. Against my better judgment, I left it up overnight. I'm glad I did.

The post in question, link here, was about investing in 2021. I thought I might be a bit inappropriately exuberant.

But then this, overnight, over at Twitter, this graphic:

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The Lego Page

Just released and already out of stock. 

Link here

Week 46: November 8, 2020 -- November 14, 2020

Top story of the week:

Most under-reported energy story last week:

International non-energy story of the week:

International energy story of the week:

National non-energy story of the week:

National energy story of the week:

North Dakota non-energy story of the week:

  • Overnight, ND governor imposes strict Chinese flu restrictions: masks, restaurants/bars early closing;
  • Williston Mayor Howard Klug issues mask order;

North Dakota energy story of the week:

Geoff Simon's top North Dakota energy stories:

  • New runway at Williston International Airport complete: link here;
    • 4,500-foot crosswind landing strip; will allow smaller aircraft to land into the wind
    • makes for safer landing operations
  • Fort Berthold oil at risk under Biden;
  • Future of DAPL uncertain under Biden;
  • Xcel Energy files rate increase to recoup $1 billion wind investment
  • Plans to spend Legacy Fund money
  • Heidi Heitkamp a candidate for a cabinet post under Biden
  • Environmentalists want Americans to live like Third World: with intermittent electricity;

Operators:

Operations:

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