Sunday, November 20, 2011

EnerMAX Answered a Query -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

This came in as a comment, but knowing not everyone reads comments, I also placed it here.
EnerMAX has vacs that haul freshwater to drilling rigs and fracs. 701-774-3655 Convenient this post is under this topic as EnerMAX also sells, transloads, and trucks frac sand and ceramic in ND! Give us a call. Sorry about the advertising but Char2811 asked so I answered.
I appreciate the opportunity to help folks connect in the Bakken.

The original post and comment were at this post.

Good luck to all.

Oh, and by the way, I love to see those "701" area codes, although I think the Bakken needs it's own area code -- "225" is already taken -- "CAJ" for Cajun and southern Louisiana. "926" is still available.

Health Insurance Premiums -- Absolutely Nothing To Do With The Bakken

This is the story:
U.S. workers’ health insurance premiums rose 63 percent from 2003 to 2010 as employers shifted more of the burden of rising medical costs to individuals and families, a study showed.

The total cost of insuring a family through employer- sponsored health plans rose 50 percent over the same period, reaching an average of $13,871 a year by 2010.
Then this: 
Employers and workers split the cost of health insurance premiums. Workers paid the lowest share in Michigan, Montana, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, the study showed. Employees in Delaware, Maine, Virginia, Texas and Florida made the highest premium contributions. 
I can't speak for Delaware, Maine, or Virginia, but I have my hunch why they are among the top five.

Texas and Florida are at the top of the list for malpractice awards. This is not rocket science.

Some years ago, the obstetricians threatened to leave the state of Florida due to malpractice lawsuits, but I believe they worked something out. The physicians now self-insure.

Texas is mecca for malpractice lawyers.

I am glad I no longer have a dog in that fight.

Idle Surfing Tonight -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

I have updated several old posts regarding Westberg oil field and Sand Creek oil field. This is the area that KOG just acquired 30,000 contiguous net acres. The record-holding Tarpon Federal is in this area, and there are several other great wells. Great omen for KOG.

When you get to those links, you may want to explore the sites linked at those posts.

Activity Picks Up In Westberg Oil Field -- Just East of Record-Setting Tarpon -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA


June 28, 2012: production and new permits have been updated; note the last line in the original post -- And for investors: this is exactly the area where KOG picked up 30,000 contiguous net acres, as of January, 2012. 

Permits Added In This Area Since Original Post

22914, conf, BR, Sun Notch 44-32TFH, Sand Creek,
22912, conf, BR, Old Hickory 14-33TFH, Sand Creek,
22388, loc, Whiting, Skaar Federal 41-3-3H, Westberg,

22387, loc, Whiting, Skaar Federal 41-3-2H, Westberg,
22361, 4,971, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 21-4-3H, Twin Valley, 
22360, 1,394, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 21-4-1H, Twin Valley, 
20710, 606, CLR, Barkley 1-5H, Twin Valley, t10/11; F;  cum 70K 4/12
20397, 1,001, Zenergy, Wold 34-27H, Sand Creek, t10/11; cum 46K 4/12;
20336, 1,162, BR, Sun Notch 44-32H, Sand Creek, t9/11; F; cum 8K 4/12; (no typo); sporadic;
20266, drl, SM Energy, Wold 15-33H, Banks, s12/11; cum 22K 4/12; no IP yet;
19280, 1,454, XTO, Rolfsrud State 14X-36, Sand Creek, t1/12; cum 63K 4/12

Original Post
There has been increased activity in Westberg field lately; this field is immediately east of Twin Valley, where the Tarpon Federal is sited, the well that currently holds the record IP. Here are some wells in the immediate area of the Tarpon; these neighboring wells are in Westberg oil field and Sand Creek:
  • 20589, 4,815, Whiting, Tarpon Federal 21-4H, Twin Valley, t10/11; cum 194K 4/12
  • 19750, long lateral, three (3) miles southeast of Tarpon, 2,338, BR, Devils Backbone 21-14H, Westberg, Bakken, Flowing; t4/11; cum 74K 4/12;
  • 17925, short lateral, three (3) east southeast of Tarpon, 1,676, Newfield, Wahus 1-12H, Westberg, Bakken, t7/10; cum 77K 4/12;
  • 18662, long lateral, runs east-west, 4.5 miles directly east of Tarpon, 2,145, BR, Old Hickory 43-34H, Sand Creek, Bakken,  t5/10; cum 158K 4/12;
  • 18414, long lateral, 4.75 miles east-northeast of Tarpon; Sand Creek; t11/10; cum 116K 4/12;
  • 17758, short lateral, 3.3 miles northeast of Tarpon, 617, Newfield, Alice Federal 1-28H, Sand Creek, Bakken, t8/09; cum 60K 4/12;
  • 17811, short lateral, 2.3 miles northeast of Tarpon, 2,825, Newfield, Garvey Federal 1-29H, Sand Creek, Bakken, s12/09; t5/10; cum 124K 4/12;-- note this is a short lateral
  • 13022, short lateral, runs east-west, 2.7 miles north of Tarpon, DRY, American Hunter, Ahel Et Al West Nesson 42-23, horizontal, but probably not fracked
  • 19312, long lateral, 4.6 miles southeast of Tarpon, 849, Hess, HA-Sanford-152-96-1819H-1, Westberg, Bakken, t5/11; cum 110K 4/12; -- this well was completed about four months ago and has already produced 72,000 bbls
What amazes me is how little press this record-setting well, the Tarpon, got in the regular press in North Dakota. Just another example that folks are taking these stories in stride.

By the way, this is exactly where the activity in the Bakken is headed for the summer of 2012: McKenzie County, and perhaps, more specifically, north and northeast of Watford City.

Oh, one more thing. The Wisness Federal is six miles east southeast of the Tarpon:
  • 18691, 3,731, Newfield, Wisness Federal 152-96-4-2H  --- 35,849 bbls in first 25 days. Okay. Westberg field, Bakken. One section spacing. Middle Bakken at 10,573 feet.  26 stages. 2.2 million pounds of proppant; no acid. S4/11; T7/11; 61,336 bbls in 53 days (less than 2 months); total depth 16,012 feet; fracked "on time." Sand only. I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E.; F; cum 162K 4/12;
And for investors: this is exactly the area where KOG picked up 30,000 contiguous net acres, as of January, 2012. 

    For Those Who See the World as A Glass Half Full -- And In This Case, Full ...

    Link here.


    Another fine (and highly unexpected) North Dakota product.

    Link sent as part of a comment to an earlier post, but too good to leave stranded as a simple comment.

    And maybe someday from Budweiser, a Bakken Lite. Smile.

    Flashback: 1970 -- Earth Day -- 40+ Years Ago --

    From I Hate The Media! If We Didn't Laugh, We'd Cry, the following is from 1970, 40+ years ago:
    "We have about five more years at the outside to do something." -- Ecologist

    "Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind."  -- Harvard biologist

    "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation."  (Love that grammar.) -- Washington University biologist

    "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation." -- Chief organizer for Earth Day

    "Demographers agree almost unanimously .... by 1975 widespread famine will begin in India ... these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China, and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions ... by the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine." Professor, North Texas State University.

    "In 25 years (1995), somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all species of living animals will be extinct." Senator Gaylord Nelson. I believe Gaylord is extinct. Gaylord was the principal founder of Earth Day, and the modern hair transplant industry.

    "By the year 2000...we will be using up crude oil at such a rate ... that there won't be any more crude oil."
    Three letters: LOL.
    Do You Know Where You Are Going To? Diana Ross

    And despite all the actions taken, the temperature rose a half degree or so, but dire predictions above did not occur.

    Wind -- The Dutch Have Lost Their Love Affair With the Wind -- Fewer Believe in Grimm's Fairy Tales

    Link here.

    A recurring theme on this blog with regard to wind is this: the math/science doesn't work. With that as a fact, it would only be a matter of time before folks would become disillusioned. I did not think it would happen this fast, less than a decade.

    But here is yet another country whose love affair with wind is ending. But they won't give up. From Reuters:
    But five years later the green future looks a long way off. Faced with the need to cut its budget deficit, the Dutch government says offshore wind power is too expensive and that it cannot afford to subsidize the entire cost of 18 cents per kilowatt hour -- some 4.5 billion euros last year.

    The government now plans to transfer the financial burden to households and industrial consumers in order to secure the funds for wind power and try to attract private sector investment.
    Good luck.

    We Remain Steady At 204 Active Drilling Rigs -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

    Dynamic link here.

    Meanwhile Dickinson't folks upset with state's plan to fight the EPA.

    For some the cup is never half full, and that statement implying that folks are being killed and injured daily between Williston and Watford City seems to be a bit of a stretch. Unless there's a story in today's Herald, which I haven't gotten yet, I haven't seen a death on Super 2 reported in quite some time. I know there were deaths reported before Super 2. If it's that bad, put a few Highway Patrol out there and slow things down. Put me in the category of "getting tired of whiners." I've seen Detroit, Kurdistan, Iraq, London's east end, Sidi Slimane, Washington (DC), San Francisco seedy side, just to name a few alternate choices, and North Dakota's oil patch beats them all. Life is a journey. Enjoy breakfast at all the new eateries in the oil patch. Wave to every truck driver who is feeding his/her family, many of the families left behind in Idaho, Wisconsin, Texas, and Louisiana.

    I, for one, have nothing but praise for the governor approving the two-year project for Super2, and for the guys and gals who got the contract, to complete it in less than a year. Any contractor who can keep traffic moving at 55 mph in both directions on a two-lane road while laying asphalt with heavy equipment down the center, and on either side simultaneously with traffic is alright in my book. 

    More later. Need to experience the Bakken to put me back in a good mood.

    Highway Patrol, Junior Brown with rhythm guitarist, Tanya Rae

    By the way, if I'm killed in a traffic accident on Super 2, don't weep for me; I'll have died in a place I love, doing what I loved most, and having lived a very, very wonderful life.  And my wife will collect on a very, very nice insurance policy.

    ATT The Best -- Absolutely Nothing To Do With The Bakken

    Apple has always been my favorite company.

    ATT has always been my second favorite carrier. Sprint had been number one for me, but this pretty much ends all argument over fastest carrier for the moment:

    ATT fastest; Sprint with most dropped calls.