Friday, August 26, 2011

Banks Oil Field -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Production Data Until Wells Released from Confidential Status

23664, 657, CLR, Charlotte 3-22H, Banks, t11/12; cum 50K 6/13;

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
12-2012956712769
11-2012758312383


Permits


2019 (as of Jan 13, 2019)
35928, CLR
35927,
35926,
35925,
35915, CLR
35914,
35913,
35912,

2018 (the list is complete)
35775, CLR
35774,
35730, Oasis
35729,
35728,
35727,
35723, Oasis
35722,
35721,
35720,
35719,
35712, Whiting
35697, Oasis
35696,
35695,
35694,
35693,
35692,
35618, Oasis
35617,
35616,
35615,
35614,
35613,
35612,
35486, Oasis
35485,
35484,
35483,
35482,
35481,
35406, Oasis
35405,
35404,
35403,
35402,
35401,
35400,
35399,
35309, Oasis
35308,
35307,
35254, PNC, Oasis, Kellogg Federal  ...
35253,
35252,
35251,
35163, drl, CLR, Uhlman Federal ...
35162,
35161,
35160,
35159,
35158,
35120, drl, Oasis, Nordeng ...
35118, drl, Oasis, Kellogg Federal ....
35117,
35116,
35115,
35101, PNC, Oasis, Kellogg Federal ...
35100,
35099,
35098,
34857, drl, CLR, Uhlman Federal ...
34856,
34855,
34854,
34853,
34852,
34851,
34850,
34849,
34848,
34847,
34846, drl,  CLR, Patterson Federal ...
34811, conf, Oasis, Aagvik ..., producing, 
34746, SI/NC, Oasis, Nordeng ...
34745,
34737, 3,119, Whiting, Renbarger Federal 24-33-2H, Banks t1/19; cum --
34736,
34735,
34734,
34733,
34732,
34731,
34722, SI/NC, Oasis, Mildred Nelson ...
34721,
34720,
34719,
34718,
34717,
34716,
34715,
34714,
34713,
34712,
34592, conf, CLR, Pasadena, huge well;
34591,
34549, PNC, CLR, Pasadena ...
34548,
34547,
34546,
34471, 1,573, Whiting, Wold ...
34470,
34469,
34468,
34467, 1,624, Whiting, Wold 41-5-1HR, Banks, t12/18; cum 12K 11/18;


2017 (list is complete)
34269 SI/NC, Oasis, Muri 5198 11-4 14T, Banks, t--; cum 108K 11/18;
34242, conf, Oasis, Nelson 5298 42-33 7T, Banks, producing,
34241,
34240,
34239,
34238,
34237,
34226, SI/NC, Oasis, Nelson ...
34225,
34224,
34156,
34155,
34153, SI/NC, Oasis, Nelson 5298 14-26 11TX, Banks, no production data,
34093,
34092,
34091,
34090,
34089,
34088,
34040, conf, Oasis, Aagvik ... producing,
34039,
34038,
34037,
34036,
34003,
34002,
34001,
34000,
33893,
33892,
33891,
33889,
33863, 2,805, Equinor, Gunderson 15-22 5H-R, t9/18; cum 55K 12/18; constrained production;
33862,
33834,
33832,
33717,
33661,
33660,
33659,
33658,
33618,
33617,
33616,
33615,
33614, SI/NC, Equinor, Garmann 19-18F 8TFH, no production data,
33613,
33612,
33611,
33588, 378, Oasis, Muri 5298 14-28 9T, t7/18; cum 111K 12/18;
33587,
33586,
33585,
33584,
33528,
33316,
33315,
33314,
33266, 1,997, Whiting, Wold, Banks, t8/18; cum 49K 11/1/8;
33265, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33264, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33263, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33262, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33261, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33260, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33259, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33258, loc, Whiting, Wold,
33257, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33256, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33255, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33254, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33253, loc, Whiting, Wold Federal,
33252, 1,852, Whiting, Wold Federal 44-7-1TFH, Banks, t8/18; cum 69K 11/18; came off line 12/18;

2016
  • 33242, 1,129, Oasis, Muri 5198 12-4 5B, Banks, t6/18; cum 183K 11//18;
  • 33241,
  • 33240,
  • 33239,
  • 33228,
  • 33129,
  • 33128,
  • 33127,
  • 33098,
  • 33097,
  • 33096,
  • 33095,
  • 33013,
  • 32995,
  • 32994,
  • 32984,
  • 32983.
  • 32982,
  • 32965,
  • 32964,
  • 32963,
  • 32962,
  • 32961, SI/NC,  Oasis, Ceynar 5298 44-32 12T, huge production;
  • 32960, loc, Oasis,
  • 32959, loc, Oasis,
  • 32958, loc, Oasis,
  • 32947, loc, Oasis,
  • 32946, loc, Oasis,
  • 32945, loc, Oasis,
  • 32944, loc, Oasis,
  • 32943, loc, Oasis,
  • 32916, loc, Oasis,
  • 32915, loc, Oasis,
  • 32914, loc, Oasis,
  • 32913, loc, Oasis,
  • 32833, loc, Whiting,
  • 32823, loc, Whiting,
  • 32822, loc, Whiting,
  • 32801, loc, Oasis, Ceynar 5298 42-32 11T,
  • 32764, SI/NC, Whiting,
  • 32691, PNC, Statoil,
  • 32690, PNC, Statoil,
  • 32689, PNC, Statoil,
  • 32688, PNC, Statoil,
  • 32562, 1,385, Whiting, Flatland 43-9-1XH, was a DUC, now confidential; producing 11K in 10/16; API 33-053-07531; FracFocus: wells fracked 9/3-16/16 -- 14.6 gallons of water; 7.5% silica by weight; t10/16; cum 294K 12/18;
  • 32561, 2,370, Whiting, Flatland 43-9-1H, was a DUC, t10/16; cum 204K 12/18;
  • 32560, 1,385, Whiting, Flatland 43-9-2H, was a DUC, t10/16; cum 201K 12/18;
  • 32559, 1,416, Whiting, Flatland 43-9HU, Banks, t10/16; cum 200K 12/18;
  • 32555, 903, Whiting, Flatland 43-9-1HU, was a DUC, t9/17; cum 132K 12/18;
2015 (the list is complete)
  • 32415, conf, CLR, Polk Federal 4-33H1,
  • 32414, conf, CLR,
  • 32413, conf, CLR, 
  • 32412, conf, CLR,
  • 32289, conf, Equinor/Statoil,
  • 32270, conf, Equinor/Statoil,
  • 32260, conf, Equinor/Statoil,
  • 32169, conf, CLR,
  • 32168, conf, CLR,
  • 32167, conf, CLR,
  • 32166, conf, CLR,
  • 32110, loc, CLR,
  • 32109, loc, CLR,
  • 32009, PNC, Whiting,
  • 32008, PNC, Whiting,
  • 32007, PNC, Whiting,
  • 31911, 931, Equinor/Statoil, Enderud 9-4 6H, Banks, t8/18; cum 71K 11/18;
  • 31910, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, 
  • 31909, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil,
  • 31908, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil,
  • 31838, SI/NC, CLR,
  • 31797, conf, Whiting,
  • 31796, conf, Whiting,
  • 31795, conf, Whiting,
  • 31573, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31572, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31523, loc, CLR, Steele Federal
  • 31522, loc, CLR, Steele Federal
  • 31521, loc, CLR, Steele Federal
  • 31520, loc, CLR, Steele Federal
  • 31519, SI/NC, CLR, Lansing
  • 31518, SI/NC, CLR, Lansing
  • 31517, SI/NC, CLR, Lansing
  • 31516, SI/NC, CLR, Lansing
  • 31508, SI/NC, CLR, Akron Federal
  • 31507, dry, CLR, Charlotte 7-22H,
  • 31466, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Topaz
  • 31465, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Topaz
  • 31365, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Topaz
  • 31364, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31363, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Topaz
  • 31362, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31361, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Topaz
  • 31360, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31359, conf, Equinor/Statoil, Samson
  • 31150, SI/NC, Whiting, Loomer
  • 31140, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl
  • 31139, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl
  • 31116, PNC, Whiting, Chameleon State
  • 31115, PNC, Whiting, Chameleon State
  • 31114, PNC, Whiting, Chameleon State 31-16-2TFH,
  • 31113, PNC, Whiting, Chameleon State
  • 31112, SI/NC, Whiting, Chameleon State
  • 30977, loc, CLR, Uhlman Federal
  • 30976, loc, CLR, Uhlman Federal
  • 30975, loc, CLR, Pittsburgh
  • 30974, loc, CLR, Pittsburgh
  • 30966, SI/NC, CLR, Pittsburgh
  • 30965, SI/NC, CLR, Uhlman Federal
  • 30964, SI/NC, CLR, Uhlman Federal
  • 30944, SI/NC, Statoil, Richard
  • 30943, SI/NC, Statoil, Richard
  • 30942, SI/NC, Statoil, Richard
  • 30625, SI/NC, Statoil, Banks State 16-21 7H,
  • 30624, SI/NC, Statoil, Banks State 16-21 6TFH,
2014 (the list is complete)
  • 30254, SI/NC, CLR, Monroe 8-2H,
  • 30253, SI/NC, CLR, Pasadena 6-2H1,
  • 30252, SI/NC, CLR, Monroe 7-2H, 
  • 30251, SI/NC, CLR, Monroe 6-2H1,
  • 30206, 765, CLR, Boulder 3-4H1, t6/15; cum 125K 10/16;
  • 30205, 1,542, CLR, Boulder 2-4H, t6/15; cum 161K 10/16;
  • 30168, SI/NC, CLR, Syracuse 7-23H,
  • 30161, SI/NC, CLR, Chicago 5-26H,
  • 30160, SI/NC, CLR, Syracuse 6-23H1,
  • 30159, SI/NC, CLR, Chicago 6-26H1,
  • 30158, SI/NC, CLR, Syracuse 5-23H,
  • 30064, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Enderud 9-4 8TFH,
  • 30063, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Enderud 9-4 5H,
  • 30062, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Banks State 16-21 8TFH,
  • 30061, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Banks State 16-21 5H,
  • 30060, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Banks State 16-21 XE 11TFH,
  • 29798, SI/NC, CLR, Chicago 7-26H,
  • 29685, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Richard 8-5 XW 1TFH,
  • 29684, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl 17-20 XW 1TFH,
  • 29683, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Richard 8-5 7H,
  • 29682, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Richard 8-5 3TFH,
  • 29681, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Richard 8-5 8TFH,
  • 29680, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Richard 8-5 5H,
  • 29612, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl 17-20 7H,
  • 29611, SI/NC, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl 17-20 8TFH,
  • 29610, 3,651, Equinor/Statoil, Cheryl 17-20 5H, Banks, t12/16; cum 243K 12/18;
  • 28737, 1,423, CLR, Uhlman 1-7H, t1/15; cum 438K 12/18;
  • 28605, 929, CLR, Jamestown Federal 7-17H, t3/15; cum 152K 6/16;
  • 28604, 1,102, CLR, Jamestown Federal 6-17H, t1/15; cum 202K 6/16;
  • 28203, 1,040, CLR, Jamestown Federal 3-17H1, t3/15; cum 149K 6/16;
  • 28202, 1125, CLR, Jamestown Federal 2-17H, t3/15; cum 201K 6/16;
  • 27824, 3,659, Statoil, Maston 34-27 7TFH, t4/15; cum 149K 6/16;
  • 27814, 3,838, Statoil, Maston 34-27 2H, t4/15; cum 207K 6/16;
  • 27813, 3,713, Statoil, Maston 34-27 3TFH, t4/15; cum 130K 6/16;
  • 27812, 3,896, Statoil, Maston 34-27 4H, t4/14; cum 96K 10/15;
  • 27811, 2,879, Statoil, Maston 34-27 5TFH, t4/15; cum 64K 10/15;
  • 27810, 2,940, Statoil, Maston 34-27 8TFH, t4/15; cum 51K 10/15;
  • 27809, 2,232, Statoil, Maston 34-27 6H, t4/15; cum 76K 10/15;28737
  • 27551, 896, CLR, Steele Federal 4-24AH1, Banks, t5/15; cum 16K 10/15;
  • 27550, 1,239, CLR, Steele Federal 3-24Ah, Banks, t5/15; cum 40K 10/15;
  • 27549, 848, CLR, Lansing 4-25AH1, Banks, t5/15; cum 120K 10/16;
  • 27548, 997, CLR, Lansing 3025AH, Banks, t5/15; cum 62K 10/15;
  • 27421, SI/NC, CLR, Garfield 4-5H, Banks,
  • 27420, SI/NC, CLR, Garfield Federal 5-5H1, Banks,
  • 27419, SI/NC, CLR, Garfield Federal 6-5H, Banks,
  • 27418, SI/NC, CLR, Garfield Federal 7-5H1, Banks,
2013: 
  • 27343, 816, CLR, Polk Federal 3-33H1, Banks, t5/15; cum 133K 10/16;
  • 27342, 973, CLR, Polk Federal 2-33H, Banks, t51/5; cum 76K 10/15;
  • 27114, 709, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 2T2, Three Forks B2, t7/14; cum 107K 10/15;
  • 27113, 658, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 3T, t7/14; cum 123K 10/15;
  • 27112, 506, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 4T2, Banks, 13-ft target zone; gas units max at 1,254 units; methane gas (characteristic gas of second bench); drilling days, 20; 36 stages; 3.7 million lbs sand/ceramic; t7/14; cum 104K 6/16;
  • 27111, 1,071, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 5B, Banks, t7/14; cum 154K 10/15;
  • 27110, 612, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-13 6T, Banks, t7/14; cum 62K 1/15;
  • 27109, 1,668, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 7T3, Three Forks, Third Bench; Banks, 36 stages; 3.8 million lbs sand/ceramic, t7/14; cum 50K 10/16; the geology report does a great job describing the middle Bakken, the Pronghorn, the first 3 benches of the Three Forks (note, Pronghorn was above the Three Forks first three benches); background gas units were very low (147 - 249);
  • 27108, 1,469, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5298 42-31 8B, Banks, t8/14; cum 151K 10/15;
  • 26453, 989, CLR, Jamestown Federal 5-17H, t7/15; cum 70K 10/15;
  • 26452, 1,074, CLR, Jamestown Federal 4-17H1, t6/15; cum 152K 10/16;
  • 26174, 1,324, Hess, SC-5WX-152-99-0310H-1, t6/14; cum 206K 10/16;
  • 26173, 1,066, Hess, SC-4WX-153-98-3130H-3, t5/14; cum 157K 10/16;
  • 26172, 511, Hess, SC-4WX-153-98-3130H-2, t5/14; cum 80K 10/16;
  • 26171, 1,299, Hess, SC-4WX-153-98-3130H-1, t5/14; cum 183K 10/16;
  • 26158, 3,771, Statoil, Johnston 7-6 3TFH, t11/14 cum 126K 10/16;
  • 26157, 3,869, Statoil, Johnston 7-6 4H, t51/5; cum 249K 10/16;
  • 26156, 3,657, Statoil, Johnston 7-6 5TFH, t11/14; cum 137K 10/16;
  • 26155, 4,076, Statoil, Johnston 7-6 6H, t11/14; cum 200K 10/16;
  • 26129, 2,525, Oasis, Lefty 5200 14-30 3B, Camp, t4/14; cum 121K 10/15;
  • 25859, 3,802, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 6TFH, Banks, t3/16; cum 32K 6/16; only 19 days in 6/16;
  • 25858, 5,010, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 5H, Banks, t3/16; um 78K 6/16;
  • 25857, 4,545, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 4H, Banks, 41 stages, 8 million lbs, t4/16; cum 164K 10/16;
  • 25856, 3,645, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 7H, Banks, t3/16; cum 72K 10/16;
  • 25855, 3,115, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 3TFH, Banks, t4/16; cum 72K 10/16;
  • 25854, 3,098, Statoil, Skarston 1-12 2TFH, Banks, t4/16; cum 318K 11/18;
  • 25827, 970, CLR, Akron 5-34H1, Banks, t3/14; cum 173K 2/16;
  • 25826, 1,142, CLR, Akron 6-34H1, t3/14; cum 205K 10/16;
  • 25804, IA/1,837, Whiting/KOG, Koala Wold 153-97-1-5-29-1H3, Banks, t3/14; cm 115K 1/18; off line as of 1/18;
  • 25803, 1,573, Whiting/KOG, Koala Wold 153-97-1-5-8-15H3, t3/14; cum 107K 10/16;
  • 25802, 1,944, Whiting/KOG, Koala Wold 153-97-1-5-9-15H, t3/14; cum 145K 10/16;
  • 24908, 397, CLR, Charlotte 6-22H2, t7/13; cum 86K 10/16;
  • 24844, 334/IA as of 1/16, CLR, Wahpeton 7-16H3, t6/14; cum 22K 2/16;
  • 24843, 1,050, CLR, Wahpeton 6-16H, t6/14; cum 135K 10/16;
  • 24842, 411, CLR, Wahpeton 5-16H-2, t6/14; cum 46K 10/16;
  • 24840, 382, CLR, Wahpeton 4-16H1, t7/14; cum 59K 10/16;
  • 24838, AB-->TA, CLR, Wahpeton 3-16H3, problems with the well; has not yet been fracked (posted 11/14)
  • 24837, 652, CLR, Wahpeton 2-16H2, t6/14; cum 81K 10/16;
  • 24810, 550, CLR, Wahpeton 8-16H1, t6/14; cum 103K 10/16;
  • 24809, 1,786, CLR, Wahpeton 9-16H, t5/14; cum 175K 10/16;
  • 24808, AB/366, CLR, Wahpeton 10-16H2, t6/14; cum 19K 8/15;
  • 24807, 354, CLR, Wahpeton 11-16H1, t6/14; cum 75K 10/16;
  • 24806, AB/1,031, CLR, Wahpeton 12-16H3, t5/14; cum 13K 8/15;
  • 24805, 1,612, CLR, Wahpeton 12-16H, t5/14; cum 143K 10/16;
  • 24804, AB/1,031, CLR, Wahpeton 14-16H2, t5/14; cum 24K 8/15;
2012: 82 oil and gas permits; some selected ones --

A 4-well pad in section 7-152-98:
  • 23990, 3,657, Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 2TFH, Banks, t8/13; cum 179K 2/16;
  • 23991, 4,071, Statoil/BEXP, Johnston 7-6 2TFH, Banks, t8/13; cum 222K 2/16;
  • 23992, 5,417, Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 7H, Banks, t8/13; cum 271K 2/16;
  • 23993, 3,888, Statoil/BEXP, Johnston 7-6 7H, Banks, t10/13; cum 233K 2/16; still flowing as of 2/16;
Two multi-well pads in section 8-152-98:
  • 21814, PA/dry, Statoil/BEXP, Cheryl 17-20 1H, Banks,
  • 21815, 4,680, Statoil/BEXP, Richard 8-5 1H, Banks, t4/13; cum 278K 2/16;
  • 22322, 4,630, Statoil/BEXP, Cheryl 17-20 2TFH, Banks, t4/13; cum 222K 2/16;
  • 22806, 3,464, Statoil/BEXP, Cheryl 17-20 3TFH, Banks, t2/13; cum 160K 2/16; still flowing as of 2/16;
  • 22807, 3,793, Statoil/BEXP, Richard 8-5 2H, Banks, t4/13; cum 230K 2/16; still flowing as of 2/16;
  • 22808, 4,439 Statoil/BEXP, Cheryl 17-20 4H, Banks, t2/13; cum 291K 2/16; GL
Multi-wells pads in section 9-152-98:
A 5-well pad:
  • 19876, 2,879, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 1H, Banks, t10/11; cum 314K 11/18; F as of 11/18; like several wells in this area, off line as of 9/17; some production seen 9/18;
  • 20630, 3,179, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Banks State 16-21 1H, Banks, t9/11; cum 375 like several wells in this area, off line as of 9/17; some production seen 9/18; like several wells in this area, off line as of 9/17; some production seen 9/18;
  • 20631, 3,166, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 2H, Banks, t9/11; cum 305Equinor/ F as 0f 11/18; like several wells in this area, off line as of 9/17; some production seen 9/18;
  • 24243, PNC, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 3TFH, Banks,
  • 24244, 1,166, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Banks State 16-21 2TFH, Banks, t11/18; cum 4K after 3 days;
A 3-well pad:
  • 22938, 2,945, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Banks State 16-21 4TFH, Banks, s9/11/12; td reached 10/3/12 (less than a month); 1 - 3' initial flare; t5/13; cum 195K 11/18;
  • 22939, 3,042, Equonor/Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 4TFH, Banks, s7/24/12; vertical depth not reached until Sept 9/5/12; td 10/14/12; gas units "tame," and no flare; t7/13; cum 232K 11/18;GL
  • 22940, 4,295, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Banks State 16-21 3H, Banks, s8/7/12; vertical depth reached on 8/13/12; td 10/27/12; moderate gas; 2 - 5' flare, t5/13; cum 260K 11/18; like several wells in this area, off line as of 9/17; some production seen 9/18;
A 3-well pad in section 15-152-98:
  • 22839, PA, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Gunderson 15-22 5H, Banks, gas units up to 2,400; and 4 - 7' flare;
  • 22577, 3,129, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Gunderson 15-22 4TFH, Banks, gas tame, 2 - 4' flare; t4/14; cum 230K 11/18; still flowing as of 11/18; small jump in production;
  • 22578, 3,906, Equinor/Statoil, Gunderson 15-22 3H, Banks, t3/13; cum --, gas units up to 2,200; 4 - 6' flare; t3/13; cum 311K 11/18;
Last Banks permit in 2012:
  • 24414, 2,856, Statoil/BEXP, Garmann 19-18 4TFH, Banks, t2/14; cum 178K 11/18;
First Banks permit in 2012:
  • 22235, 539, CLR, Syracuse 2-23H, t6/12; cum 254K 11/18; 
2011: 31 oil and gas permits

2010: 27 oil and gas permits

2009: no permits issued for locations in Banks oil field (at least in my database)

News

November 27, 2013: Oasis reveals permits for seven wells in the Banks field which were acquired from Zenergy in a deal earlier in the year

January 18, 2013: section 16-152-99 to have 8 wells sited in it; names of wells suggest CLR will be targeting the various benches of the Three Forks; 

January 7, 2013: announced today --
  • 20714, 3,884, Statoil/BEXP, Johnston 7-6 1H, Banks, t11/12; cum 357K 11/18;
January 7, 2013: it appears that one of the first wells in Banks oil field in the current boom was in 2010.
  • 18651, 462, Oasis/Zenergy, Berquist 34-27H, Banks, t8/10; cum 377K 11/18; jump in production; see this post;
The Banks Oil Field

The Banks oil field is a large oil field for North Dakota. It is 104 sections. My hunch is that it has only recently been this big.

Back on March 25, 2010, at the NDIC hearing, Panther Energy oil company requested that the Banks field be extended by 16 1280-acre spacing units:
  • Case 12302: Panther, extending the Banks-Bakken Pool to create sixteen (16) 1280-acre units with one horizontal each [Note: Panther Energy Company, LLC, has only one permit/well in North Dakota - as of 02/14:
  • 17684, PNC, Panther Energy Company, LLC, Norman 2H-16, Banks, status date: 8/10
The Banks oil field is on the south side of the river, southeast of Williston. It is hemmed in by some great oil fields, and this field (the Banks) also looks like it is going to be a great field. The two Zenergy Berquist wells are in this field.

The field is pretty much owned by BEXP, CLR, and Zenergy. KOG also has a few wells in the Banks oil field.

To the best of my knowledge, there are no villages or towns in this field.

December 19, 2011: Statoil/BEXP just reported a great IP for a well on a 3-well pad.

Wells of Interest
Same pad: 
  • 20630, 3,179, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Banks State 16-21 1H, Banks, Bakken.  Right in the bull's eye of the Bakken, northeast McKenzie County; s5/11; t9/11; off line since 9/17 but some production10/18; still flowing as of 11/18; cum 375K 11/18; on same pad as:
  • 19876, 2,879, Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 1H, Banks, 36K in first month of production (less than 30 days of production); last of the three to report; t10/11; cum 314K 11/18; 39-stage frac; 4.1 million lbs sand frac including 2.5 million lbs ceramic; GL; off line 9/17; some production 10/18;
  • 20631, 3,166, Statoil/BEXP, Enderud 9-4 2H, Banks. [As of January 5, 2011 -- I do not see completion/frack data.]; t9/11; GL; cum 294K 2/16; -- 80K in first 4.5 months
March 6, 2012 [another 10 wells added on January 6, 2013]: In addition to those three wells on one pad, there is currently a huge amount of activity going on in the Banks oil field, with five rigs in the field itself and another four or more in the immediate area, some of them on the edge of the Banks field. The following fifteen wells (various stages of completion) are all within a couple of miles of each other. Note that even the well drilled back in 2010 is still without a pump, and despite it's low IP, has done well (#19126):
  • 23388, 3,375, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 3TFH, Banks, t6/13; cum 300K 11/18;
  • 23387, 5,287, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 4H, Banks,  t6/13; cum 273K 11/18;
  • 23386, 3,823, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 5TFH, Banks, t6/13; cum 13K in first 9 days; cum 212K 11/18;
  • 23385, 5,070, SEquinor/tatoil/BEXP, Beaux 18-19 6H, Banks, t6/13; cum 299K 11/18; 7 days to drill the lateral; I did not see completion data; 31 swell packers planned;
  • 24335, PNC, CLR, Lansing 3-25H, Banks,
  • 24334, PNC, CLR, Lansing 4-25H, Banks,
  • 24333, PNC, CLR, Steele Federal 3-24H, Banks, 
  • 24332, PNC, CLR, Steele Federal 4-24H, Banks,
  • 23051, 505, CLR, Syracuse 4-23H, Banks, t10/12; cum 301K 11/18;
  • 23050, 954, CLR, Syracuse 3-23H, Banks, t10/12; cum 302K 11/18;
  • 23049, 334,  CLR, Chicago 4-26H, Banks, 4 sections, t5/13; cum 259K 11/18;
  • 23048, 606,  CLR, Chicago 3-26H, Banks, t1/13; cum 280K 11/18;
  • 23610, 731, CLR, Akron 2-27AH, Banks, t5/13; cum 296K 11/18;
  • 23609, 360, CLR, Akron 3-27AH, Banks, t5/13; cum 200K 11/18;  
  • 23608, 1,303, CLR, Charlotte 5-22H, Banks, t6/13; cum 233K 11/18;
  • 23664, 657, CLR, Charlotte 3-22H, Banks, t11/12; cum 171K 11/18;
  • 23612, 673, CLR, Charlotte 4-22H, Banks, t7/13; cum 155K 11/18;
  • 23611, 988, CLR, Akron 4-34H, Banks, t6/13; cum 296K 11/18;
  • 22244, PNC, CLR, Wahpeton 3-21H, Banks, Bakken,
  • 22245, PNC, CLR, Wahpeton 2-21H, Banks, Bakken,
  • 21128, 692, CLR, Charlotte 2-22H, Banks, Bakken; t10/11; cum 235K 11/18;
  • 19918, 496, CLR, Charlotte 1-22H, Banks, Bakken; t6/11; cum 338K 11/18;
  • 19637, 443, CLR, Akron 1-27H, Banks, Bakken, t5/11; cum 325K 11/18;
  • 22423, PNC, CLR, Akron 2-27H, Banks, Bakken,
  • 22424, PNC, CLR, Akron 3-27H, Banks, Bakken,
  • 22235, 539, CLR, Syracuse 2-23H, Banks, Bakken, t6/12; cum 253K 11/18;
  • 22375, 814, CLR, Chicago 2-26H, Banks, Bakken, t6/12; cum 260K 11/18;
  • 19740, 646, CLR, Syracuse 1-23H, Banks, Bakken, t7/11; cum 455K 11/18;
  • 19590, 540, CLR, Chicago 1-26H, Banks, Bakken, t5/11; cum 348K 11/18;
  • 22273, 609, CLR, Steele 2-24H, Banks, Bakken, t5/12; cum 243K 11/18;
  • 22155, 553, CLR, Lansing 2-25H, Banks, Bakken, t5/12; cum 199K 11/18;
  • 19915, 743, CLR, Steele 1-24H, Banks, Bakken, t8/12; cm 368K 11/18;
  • 19126, 76, CLR, Lansing 1-25H, Banks, Bakken, t11/10; cum 385K 11/18; 30 stages; 2.8 million lbs sand and ceramics; huge jump 11/18;
Others:
  • 22729, 2,008, Equinor/Statoil, Alger State 16-21 2TFH, Banks, t3/13; cum 192K 11/18; flowing; still flowing as of 2/16;

Pileated Woodpeckers in Western North Dakota? Not a Bakken Story

The following woodpeckers are on the documentation list maintained by the  North Dakota Bird Records Committee:
  • Lewis’s Woodpecker
  • Acorn Woodpecker
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker (nesting except all the Sheyenne River)
  • American Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker
  • Pileated Woodpecker (nesting west of ND 3 except for the Turtle Mountains)
While driving around Williams County tonight looking for oil wells and development in general, I came across a small wooded area (Lutheran Bible Camp northeast of Williston, near Springbrook), and saw several woodpeckers. I did not have binoculars and I'm not a very good birder, but I am convinced they were pileated woodpeckers. They were very large and the head was shaped just like the drawings/photographs of pileated woodpeckers. They are known to next in eastern North Dakota, and my hunch is that they have moved a bit west. 

How Good Are These Bakken Wells? Look at the Berquist Twins in Banks Field -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

  • 18651, 462, Zenergy, Berquist 34-27H, Banks, Bakken; s2/10; t8/10; 137,000 bbls 7/11, F, long lateral
  • 18980, CONF, Zenergy, Berquist 33-28H, Banks, Bakken; 46,585 bbls put into the pipeline the first two months (and, of course, the well didn't produce all 30 days in June). This is going to be an incredible well.
I still think, often, of the folks, back in 2006, who said the Bakken was over-hyped. Okay.

Wow, Wow Wow -- The Eagle Ford -- This Is the Bakken All Over Again

Link here.
The exploration and drilling boom in South Texas' Eagle Ford shale play has drawn hundreds of workers to the region, crowding the existing hotels and housing beyond capacity. To meet housing needs, oil service companies that including Halliburton, Weatherford and Schlumberger invited Houston-based Remote Logistics International to set up the Three Rivers Lodge, a lodging camp for oil service workers in Three Rivers, Texas, approximately 70 miles south of San Antonio.
My home, by the way, is in San Antonio, Texas. I grew up in Williston, heart of the Bakken, and I retire in San Antonio. What are the odds?

Oil companies and state legislature need to take note of this story. Eagle Ford competing for Bakken oil workers may be the only thing that could shut down the Bakken, or at least slow it down significantly. I over hear a lot of blue collar workers talking when I visit the Bakken (where I am now, for an extended period) and it doesn't take a genius to figure out where these guys would like to spend their winters. On top of that, many of them have families in Florida, Louisiana, and Houston, and the Eagle Ford is a lot closer to those than to North Dakota.
The facility offers 192 beds and 48 rooms. The lodge is made up of trailers 28 feet wide by 60 feet long, but the kitchen and rec room are each doubled up to make one 56 foot by 60 foot trailer. There are two dedicated to the kitchen and dining room, two for the reception, rec room, movie room and business center/conference room, six for crew quarters and bathroom/shower, and one for the camp boss and medic's office. A company spokesperson said the lodge is already almost entirely booked and additional buildings will need to be ordered to keep up vacancy given the enormous demand.

While Three Rivers was built with oil service workers in mind, the occasional traveler in the area would be welcome and receive the same treatment. In fact, some rooms are being set aside to accommodate hunters for the upcoming deer season. Three Rivers Lodge also will serve as a flagship facility for Remote Logistics training, said Gibbins, with all workers hired by the company will undergo training at the lodge before heading to assignments overseas.

For Investors Only: Motley Fool Suggests Three Companies in the Bakken Could Be Buyout Candidates

EOG, CHK, and KOG -- all listed as possible buyouts according to Motley Fool.

Link here.

Eleven (11) New Permits -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Daily activity report, August 26, 2011 --

Operators: CLR (4), Whiting (2), Hess (2), Oasis, Enerplus, Petro-Hunt

Fields: Sanish, Beaver Lodge, Eagle Nest, Sauk, and two wildcats.

Hess has a 2-well pad in Beaver Lodge; CLR has an Eco-Pad in Sauk oil field.

Whiting has two wells in their cash cow, the Sanish.

Oasis has one wildcat in Williams County, and Petro-Hunt has the other, also in Williams.

One well was released from confidential list today, but no data, so waiting to be fracked.

State Department Says Keystone XL Won't Cause Environmental Problems During Construction or Operations

Update

August 31, 2011: apparently the Nebraska governor does feel the pipeline has a potential environmental impact. This pipeline will never be completed.  He's the type of person who can be both for something and against something. He should go far in politics:
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to deny a federal permit for an oil pipeline that would carry Canadian oil over an aquifer that supplies drinking and irrigation water to parts of several states.

Heineman said he does not oppose TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline project, but does not support a proposed route that crosses the Ogallala aquifer.



Original Post
Link here.
The report issued Friday is the third on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil extracted from tar sands in western Canada to refineries in Texas. The pipeline would travel through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Another link here
The US Department of State issued a final environmental impact statement of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. The finding that the project would have limited environmental impacts drew cheers from oil and gas and other business groups, and boos from environmental organizations.

DOS still needs to determine whether the proposed project—which would consist of an 861.5-mile segment from Morgan, Mont., to Steele City, Neb., and a 483.8-mile segment from Cushing, Okla., to refineries in Houston, and Port Arthur, Tex.—is in the national interest.
Well, duh.

I can't make this stuff  up.

Stop the Presses! 200 Active Drilling Rigs

Dynamic link here.

The Williston Herald has a special story on this milestone in their Sunday edition.
Williston is home to more than 350 oil industry service companies, the impacts of the state's oil industry have grown with production.

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness said the state has come a long way since 2001, when the state had approximately 15 rigs operating.
Data points:
  • Most of the 200 rigs are in four counties: Williams, McKenzie, Mountrail, and Dunn.  (Reminder: tax receipts for Williams County exceeded those of Cass County, home of Fargo, North Dakota. I assume the spread will widen in 2011; Fargo should stay about flat; Williams County should increase significantly.)
  • McKenzie County: 52 rigs
  • Williams: 44
  • Mountrail: 36
  • Dunn: 34
Flashback: Lynn Helms back on December 26, 2011:
Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said he expects 2,000 new Bakken-Three Forks wells will be drilled in 2011.

That number will more than double the new wells drilled this year and is the same as the number of all Bakken wells ever drilled.

“It’s going to be big, bigger than anything we've had yet,” said Helms.
I have a lot of respect for the job the NDIC is doing. 

HAL: First Horizontal Drilled Well in Argentina -- Not a Bakken Story

Link here.

Using technology developed in the Bakken.
Oilfield services firm Halliburton (NYSE:HAL) has completed South America’s first-ever horizontal, multistage hydraulic fracture shale gas well in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin for US independent Apache Corporation.
Drilled horizontally at a depth of more than 4,400 meters, the Neuquen Basin well targets the Molles Shale formation. Halliburton placed 10 hydraulic fracture stages in the horizontal section of the shale gas well.

The oilfield services firm has extensive experience in the unconventional shale plays in North America. Halliburton is currently positioning experienced unconventional reservoir solutions teams around the world as shale gas and unconventional resources emerge globally.





Don't Say It Can't Happen -- Pro-Business Governor Bans Hydraulic Fracking For One Year -- New Jersey

Link here.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has enacted a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, making the Garden State the first state in the US to ban hydraulic fracturing.


In June 2011, the New Jersey legislature passed a bill to permanently ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, and Thursday, Gov. Christie recommended a one-year moratorium on the completion method.

The move is largely seen as a public statement, rather than a real imposition, because no operators are interested in using hydraulic fracturing in New Jersey.
One has to almost smile out loud; when one drives through New Jersey industrial areas, there is so much worse stuff -- at least in the eye of this beholder -- than anything hydraulic fracking would do one mile underground.



US Government To Allow Wind Turbines To Kill Whooping Cranes -- Incredible

This is truly sad. I've been following the whooping crane story for years, and going down to Texas coast to see them. It's been a real success story, and we are talking about a species that is truly endangered.

Now the US government is going to allow wind turbines to kill whooping cranes legally (yes, the grammar is lousy, but you get the point).

Here's the story:
This month, Reuters reported that the Obama administration is working on a plan that will permit wind developers to kill endangered whooping cranes who fly in the path of the turbine blades.


If approved, wind developers will be permitted to 'take' an unspecified number of endangered species including the whooping crane. 'Take' under the Endangered Species Act, is defined as the injuring or killing of endangered species.
This is truly incredible.

I don't know if I have seen worse news come out of this administration with regard to hypocrisy.

Update on Scanlan 3-5H -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Update 

After posting the story regarding the Scanlan below, others pointed out other good wells.

See the Berquist wells here.

Original Post

The Scanlan 3-5H is a great well. It was tested back in September, less than a year ago and it has already produced almost 90,000 bbls of oil (this figures does not include natural gas). The NDIC data is about two months behind, so this cumulative is through June. Obviously by the end of August, "we" might have another 10,000 bbls pushing the Scanlan to 100,000 before one year is up from the test date.

18770, 819, North Plains Energy, LLC; Scanlan 3-5H, Truax oil field, Middle Bakken; s6/10; t9/10; cum 150K 10/11; 21 stages; 2.1 million lbs; producing at 3,000 bbls/month 10/12;

So, this is what this all means:
  • 18770: file number
  • 819: IP
  • North Plains Energy, LLC: current operator
  • Scanlan 3-5H: name of well
  • Truax: the oil field in North Dakota
  • Bakken Pool
  • s6/10: it was spudded 6/4/10
  • t9/10: it was tested 9/8/10
  • 87,835 totals bbls produced to date (just bbls of oil; does not include natural gas)
  • F: flowing; no pump
  • Production history:
For newbies: note the decline rate

Pool -- Month -- Days -- Bbls oil 

BAKKEN 6-2011 25 4999

 
BAKKEN 5-2011 27 6449 
BAKKEN 4-2011 21 4832
BAKKEN 3-2011 31 7215 
BAKKEN 2-2011 28 6859 
BAKKEN 1-2011 31 9474 
BAKKEN 12-2010 31 10860 
BAKKEN 11-2010 18 6319
BAKKEN 10-2010 27 11789 
BAKKEN 9-2010 23 19039

Minimal Posting Today

I will do what I can but I have a full day out and about, so I may not post much.

I have received a lot of comments and I will post them later, when I can also reply to them. I generally don't like to post a comment without replying.

One Shy of 200: Active Drilling Rigs at New Record --- 199

Dynamic link here.

See milestones and history here.

North Dakota Leads The Nation With Largest Growth of High-Income Taxpayers -- Carpe Diem

Link here.
"North Dakota takes the top spotreturns with AGI over $200,000 increased 144.53%, while all returns increased only 7.1%—a considerable difference of 137.4%. Michigan is last—returns over $200,000 increased only 17.6%, while total returns actually decreased by 0.5%, for a final difference of 18.1%."
 You need to go to the link above to see the map. 

It would have been fun to see the raw numbers; they may be there at the links if you follow them back far enough.

Enerplus 4-148N-93W -- Bakken, North Dakota, USA

I see someone visited the site looking for the IP of the "Enerplus 148-93-4" well.

There are two wells, both short laterals, on section 4, T148N-R93W:
  • 18103, 915, Enerplus, Look Out Ridge 4-31H, South Fork oil field, Bakken; s12/10;t4/11; 31,301 bbls 6/11; this well is still flowing (no pump); almost no natural gas
  • 17667, 472, Enerplus, Woman Creek 4-11H, South Fork, Bakken; s2/09;t4/09; 63K 6/11; on a pump
Spacing for both wells: 320 acres.