Friday, January 20, 2012

Update on Stark County Permits, 2009 -- 2014 -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

Preliminary data; additional data and analysis at a later date.

2014
29705, conf, Armstrong Operating, Dickinson City1-16, wildcat,
29295, Whiting,
29301, Whiting,
29296, Whiting,
29295, Whiting,
29280, MBI,
29179, Whiting,
29152, Whiting,
29149, Whiting,
29086, Whiting,
28987, CLR,
28853, Emerald Oil,
28852, Emerald Oil,
28811, Fidelity,
28810, Fidelity,
28809, Fidelity,
28799, Whiting,
28674, Whiting,
28673, Whiting,
28669, Whiting,
28613, CLR,
28504, Emerald,
28503, Emerald,
28455, CLR,
28292, Whiting,
28291, Whiting,
28277, Emerald,
28276, Emerald,
28213, Fidelity,
27994, drl, Armstrong,
27947, conf, Whiting, Bock Federal 44-7PH, Bel, producing,
27903, conf, Emerald, Lloyd Christmas 1-4-9H, Heart River, producing,
27902, conf, Emerald, Lloyd Christmas 2-4-9H, Heart River, producing,
27638, conf, Fidelity,
27570, PNC, Fidelity,
27569, PNC, Fidelity,
27427, conf, Whiting, Pavlish 41-30PH, South Heart, producing,
27426, conf, Whiting, Pavlish 11-30PH, South Heart, producing,
27424, conf, Whiting, Talkington Federal 41-25PH, Park, producing, 
27401, Fidelity,
27400, Fidelity,
27399, loc, Fidelity,
27394, conf, Fidelity, Barnhart1 20-17H, producing,
27393, conf, Fidelity, Barnhart2 20-17H, no production data, 
27392, conf, Fidelity, Barnart3 20-17H, Heart River, producing,

Permits issued in 2013 (list is complete):
27260, conf, Whiting, Dolyniuk 11-25PH, Zenith, producing,
27259, conf, Whiting, Dolyniuk 21-25PH, Zenith, producing,
27258, conf, Whiting, Dolyniuk 41-25PH, Zenith, producing,
26590, loc, Fidelity,
26447, 383, Fidelity, Mary P 19-20H, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/14; cum 29K 8/14;
26418, 572, Fidelity, Ben 19-20H, Dutch Henry Butte, t3/14; cum 45K 8/14;
26413, conf, Whiting, Kubas 44-7PH, North Creek, producing,
26317, conf, Whiting, Ridl Federal 41-12PH, Zenith, producing,
26316, conf, Whiting, Ridl Federal 44-12PH, Zenith, producing,
26292, 1,256, Whiting, Newton 44-4PH, Bell, t4/14; cum 44K 8/14;
26291, 1,645, Whiting, Newton 41-4PH, Bell, t4/14; cum 67K 8/14;
26290, 1,615, Whiting, Newton Federal 42-2PH, Bell, t4/14; cum 50K 8/14;
26166, loc, Whiting,
26165, loc, Whiting,
26161, conf, Whiting, Kadrmas Federal 44-11PH, Zenith, producing,
26160, conf, Whiting, Kadrmas Federal 34-11PH, Zenith, producing,
26159, conf, Whiting, Kadrmas Federal 14-11PH, Zenith, producing,
25997, conf, Whiting, Froelich 41-13PH, Zenith, producing,
25996, conf, Whiting, Froelich 11-13PH, Zenith, producing,
25834, 750, Fidelity, Dacker 21-16h, Heart River, t5/14; cum 41K 8/14;
25833, 457, Fidelity, Weiler 21-16H, Heart River, t5/14; cum 34K 8/14;
25782, 150, Fidelity, Justine 25-36H, Green River, t1/14; cum 40K 8/14;
25759, 1,112, Whiting, Marsh 44-18PH, Marsh 44-18PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t10/13; cum 74K 8/14;
25758, 1,732, Whiting, Marsh 14-18PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t10/13; cum 90K 8/14;
25729, 570, Fidelity, Cindy 14-34H, t9/13; cum 60K 8/14;
25626, 1,089, CLR, Amy 2-5H1, Dutch Henry Butte, Three Forks, t1/14; cum 59K 8/14;
25591, 661, Whiting,Kostelecky 11-28PH, t10/13; cum 57K 8/14;
25590, 779, Whiting, Kostelecky 41-28PH, t10/13; cum 46K 8/14;
25589, dry, Whiting, Kostelecky 21-28PH, comp 11/13;
25471, 1,236, Whiting, Privratsky 24-22PH, Bell, t9/13; cum 57K 8/14;
25470, 1,144, Whiting, Privratsky 14-22PH, Bell, t9/13; cum 59K 8/14;
25469, 2,271, Whiting, Privratsky 41-27PH, Zenith, t3/14; cum 97K 8/14;
25468, 1,920, Whiting, Privratsky 21-27PH, Zenith, t3/14;cum 93K 8/14;
25467, 1,821, Whiting, Privratsky 11-27PH, Zenith, t3/14; cum 72K 8/14;
25454, 1,614, Whiting, Obrigewitch 11-29PH, Bell, t9/13; cum 84K 8/14;
25453, 2,027, Whiting, Obrigewitch 21-29PH, Bell, t9/13; cum 99K 8/14;
25452, 1,171, Whiting, Obrigewitch 41-29PH, Bell, t9/13; cum 84K 8/14;
25391, 1,263, Whiting, Kessel 11-26PH, Zenith, t12/13; cum 76K 8/14;
25390, 1,117, Whiting, Kessel 21-26PH, Zenith, t12/13; cum 61K 8/14;
25389, 887, Whiting, Kessel 41-26PH, Zenith, t12/13; cum 62K 8/14;
25376, 526, Fidelity, Kubas 12-1H, New Hradec, t8/13; cum 58K 8/14;
25194, loc, Fidelity,
25193, loc, Fidelity,
25130, loc, Fidelity,
25129, loc, Fidelity,
25128, loc, Fidelity,
25098, loc, Fidelity,
25097, loc, Fidelity,
25021, 518, Fidelity, Rudy 5-8H, t7/13; cum 76K 8/14;
24990, 1,117, Fidelity, Doloris 14-23H, Dickinson, t10/13; cum 58K 8/14;
24989, A, Fidelity, Allan 14-23H, Dickinson, no IP; cum 50K 8/14;
24915, loc, Fidelity,
24914, loc, Fidelity,
24872, 976, Whiting, Kadrmas Federal 14-10PH, t3/14; cum 44K 8/14;
24871, 984, Whiting, Kadrmas Federal 44-10PH, t3/14; cum 37K 8/14;
24860, 1,679, Whiting, Dietz 13-7PH, t7/13; cum 64K 8/14;
24859, 1,210, Whiting, Dietz 34-7PH, t7/13; cum 72K 8/14;
24721, 985, Whiting,Kostelecky 31-29PH, t4/13; cum 89K 8/14;

Note two things:
a) started seeing "PH" wells in 2011 (Pronghorn Sand)
b) in some fields, targeting both the TF and the Pronghorn Sand -- huge
Permits issued in 2012:   (list is complete)
  • 24663, 377, Whiting,  Zalesky 14-8PH, t12/13; cum 23K 8/14;
  • 24662, 1,010, Whiting, Zalesky 11-17PH, North Creek, t10/13; cum 31K 3/14;
  • 24661, 928, Whiting, Zalesky 21-17PH, North Creek, t10/13; cum 33K 3/14;
  • 24617, 284, Whiting, Mischel 34-8PH, t7/13; cum 17K 2/14;
  • 24575, 980, Whiting, Pavlish 31-30PH, South Heart, t5/13; cum 71K 3/14;
  • 24554, dry, Great Plains, Wolf 42-21, Lodgepole well,
  • 24496, 790, Whiting, Koppinger 31-13PH, t2/13; cum 65K 2/14;
  • 24032, 744, Fidelity, Mularchek 6-7H, t4/13; cum 81K 2/14;
  • 24031, 2,181, Whiting, Marsh 34-18PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t12/12; cum 147K 3/14;
  • 24030, 654, Fidelity, Larry 41-7H, t3/13; cum 79K 8/14;
  • 24025, PNC, Hess, RC-Lona-140-95-2932H-1,
  • 24021, 550, Whiting, Tomchuk 11-30PH, Green River, t1/13; cum 51K 3/14;
  • 23961, 1,301, Whiting, Havelka 44-17PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/13; cum 79K 3/14;
  • 23960, 1,864, Whiting, Havelka 34-17PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/13; cum 106K 3/14;
  • 23959, 1,642, Whiting, Havelka 14-17PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/13; cum 85K 3/14;
  • 23892, loc, Fidelity, Lehigh/wildcat
  • 23880, 1,122, Fidelity, Norken 17-20H, t12/13; cum 93K 8/14;
  • 23789, loc, Fidelity,
  • 23771, 193, Hess, RC-SV1HL 140-95-0706H-1, Davis, t3/13; cum 36K 2/14;
  • 23733, PNC, Fidelity,
  • 23727, 581, Fidelity, Peaceful Valley 13-24H, t3/13; cum 64K 3/14;
  • 23712, 780, Fidelity, BMP 19-20H, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/13; cum 51K 3/14;
  • 23710, 348, Whiting, Richard 31-15PH, Zenith, t2/13; cum 26K 3/14;
  • 23700, 700, Fidelity, Albert 14-23H, Dickinson, t3/13; cum 88K 2/14;
  • 23695, drl-->conf, Fidelity,
  • 23653, 745, Whiting, Marsh 14-9PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t4/13; cum 73K 3/14;
  • 23652, 932, Whiting, Wagner Farms 11-16PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t6/13; cum 60K 2/14;
  • 23641, 1,153, Whiting, Buresh 41-15PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t2/13; cum 82K 2/14;
  • 23640, 883, Whiting, Buresh 44-10PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t2/13; cum 60K 2/14;
  • 23635, 256, Whiting, Perzinski Family Trust 34-19PH, Heart River, t12/12; cum 45K 2/14;
  • 23616, 964, Fidelity, Bauer 25-36H, t12/12; cum 89K 2/14;
  • 23579, 1,897, Whiting, Havelka 14-10PH, t2/13; cum 115K 2/14;
  • 23577, 1,192, Whiting, Havelka 21-15PH, Dickinson, t2/13; cum 109K 2/14;
  • 23576, 2,061, Whiting, Havelka 11-15PH, Dickinson, t2/13; cum 90K 2/14;
  • 23510, 269, Whiting, Brueni 11-28PH, Green River, t11/12; cum 32K 2/14;
  • 23503, 204, Whiting, Brueni 11-16PH, New Hradec, t12/12; cum 37K 2/14;
  • 23468, 1,244, Whiting, Obrigewitch 11-16PH, Bell, t12/12; cum 105K 2/14;
  • 23467, 1,132, Whiting, Buckman 14-9PH, Bell, t12/12; cum 113K 2/14;
  • 23436, 597, Whiting, Marsh 41-16PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t6/13; cum 42K 2/14;
  • 23435, 1,267, Whiting, Marsh 44-9PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t2/13; cum 82K 2/14;
  • 23420, 1,861, Whiting, Frank 14-7PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 198K 2/14;
  • 23419, 1,556, Whiting, Hecker 11-18PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 174K 2/14;
  • 23396, 314, Fidelity, Schmidt 11-2H, Dutch Henry Butte, t3/13; cum 58K 2/14;
  • 23273, 426, Whiting, Froehlich 34-9PH, Bell, t9/12; cum 45K 2/14;
  • 23239, PNC, Whiting, Prairie Rose 34-11PH, Heart River,
  • 23222, 253, Fidelity, Pavel 14-23H, Zenith, t6/13; cum 36K 2/14;
  • 23214, 784, Whiting, Froehlich 21-13PH, Zenith, t2/13; cum 55K 2/14;
  • 23186, PNC, Whiting, Tomchuk 21-17PH, North Creek,
  • 23185, loc, Fidelity, Ehrmantraut 7-6H, Dickinson,
  • 23179, 754, Fidelity, Pavlish19-20H, Dutch Henry Butte, t9/12; cum 84K 2/14;
  • 23172, 812, Fidelity, Kudrna 5-8H, Heart River, t9/12; cum 130K 2/14;
  • 23171, PNC, OXY USA, Tomahawk 1-28-33H-141-93, wildcat,
  • 23032, 294, Whiting, Mann 11-18PH, North Creek, t3/13; cum 34K 2/14;
  • 23031, 178, Whiting, Kubas 14-7PH, North Creek, t4/13; cum 22K 2/14;
  • 22959, 325, Whiting, Schwartz 14-2H, Dutch Henry Butte, t8/12; cum 48K 2/14;
  • 22955, 821, Whiting, Talkington 11-30PH, Bell, t8/12; cum 92K 2/14;
  • 22954, 622, Whiting, Dietz 11-18PH, Gaylord, t7/13; cum 23K 2/14;
  • 22950, 1,494, Whiting, Solberg 14-11PH, Bell, t9/12; cum 90K 2/14;
  • 22949, 993, Whiting, Lydia 11-14PH, Bell, t9/12; cum 98K 2/14;
  • 22865, 2,312, Whiting, 3 J Trust 44-8PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 136K 2/14;
  • 22864, 1,890, Whiting, Obrigewitch 41-17PH, Bell,  t11/12; cum 140K 2/14;
  • 22825, 635, Whiting, Kubas 12-13PH, Bell, t7/12; cum 50K 2/14;
  • 22774, 1,947, Whiting, Froehlich 41-28PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 120K 2/14;
  • 22630, PNC, Chesapeake, Burwick 17-137-98 A 1H, wildcat
  • 22594, 1,303, Whiting, Solberg 44-11PH, Bell, t7/2; cum 94K 2/14;
  • 22667, IA/170, Fidelity, O Bach 29-32H, Green River, t10/12; cum 3K 2/14;
  • 22373, 2,172, Whiting, Froehlich 11-28PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 117K 2/14;
  • 22372, 1,775, Whiting, 3J Trust 24-8PH, Bell, t6/12; cum 186K 3/14;
  • 22365, dry, Chimney Hondl 21-1, Sweep Oil, wildcat,  (note lack of "H" designation)
  • 22326, 1,582, Whiting, Talkington 41-30PH, Bell, t5/12; cum 56K 9/12;
  • 22287, 1,738, Obrigewitch 41-16PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 161K 3/14;
  • 22286, 1,669, Whiting, Buckman 34-9PH, Bell, t9/12; cum122K 3/14;
  • 22285, 1,329, Whiting, Buckman 44-9PH, Bell, t9/12; cum 92K 3/14;
  • 22283, 1,493, Whiting, Cymbaluk 11-15PH, Bell, t6/12; cum 134K 3/14;
  • 22282, 898, Whiting, Tomchuk 21-30PH, Green River, t7/12; cum 64K 3/14;
  • 22250, PNC, Chesapeake, Raab 23-138-95 A 1H, wildcat,
  • 22224, 971, Fidelity, Kuntz 25-36H, Green River, t5/12; cum 46K 9/12;
  • 22223, AB, Madison/Three Forks; Chesapeake, Hutzenbiler 9-137-99 A 1H, wildcat, still in limbo 9/12;
  • 22176, 1,261, Whiting, Marsh 34-9PH, Dutch Henry Butte, t5/12; cum 55K 9/12;
Permits issued in 2011:
  • 20449, DRY, Whiting, Marsh 21-16TFH,  Dutch Henry Butte, 9/9/11: This is very, very strange; the NDIC scout ticket says this well was DRY, but GMXR reports an IP of 2,694 for this well.
  • 20694, 227, Fidelity, Parker 29-32H, Green River, t3/12; cum 7K 5/12;
  • 20695, 168, Whiting, Solberg 34-12TFH, Bell, t2/12; cum 25K 9/12;
  • 20788, 254, Whiting, Zalesky 34-8PH, North Creek, t5/12; cum 11K 9/12;
  • 20789, 987, Whiting, Kadrmas 34-10TFH, Zenith, t3/14; cum 48K 8/14;
  • 20795, 1,895, Whiting, 3 J Trust 34-8PH, Bell, t6/12; cum 176K 3/14;
  • 20796, 471, Whiting, Ridl 34-12TFH, Zenith, t1/12; cum  44K 9/12;
  • 20821, PNC, Whiting, Kessel 21-26TFH, Zenith;
  • 20828, 2,456, Whiting, Frank 34-7TFH; Bell; t1/12; cum 190K 9/12;
  • 20831, 530, Whiting, Kubas 34-7PH, North Creek, t3/12; cum 22K 9/12;
  • 20893, 2,805, Whiting, Mastel 41-18TFH, Bell,  t11/11; cum 202K 9/12; 30 stages; 2 million lbs; 
  • 20894, conf, BR, South Hart 17-1H, Zenith
  • 20911, LOC/PNC, Whiting, Kubas 41-13TFH, Bell
  • 20912, 653, Whiting, Duletski 11-16TFH, Gaylord, t5/12; cum 19K 9/12;
  • 20933, PNC, Fidelity, Gaylord
  • 20960, 476, Whiting, Kessel 41-17TFH; Gaylord; t1/12; cum 33K 9/12;
  • 21002, 384, GMXR, New Hradec, 14K; Three Forks, 15 stages, 2.8 million lbs
  • 21018, 1,517, Whiting, Obrigewitch 11-17TFH, Bell; t12/11; cum 93K 4/12
  • 21135, conf-->DRL, Chesapeake,  wildcat
  • 21139, 0, Chesapeake, Zent 30-138095 A 1H, Wildcat; Zent 30-138-95 A 1H, Wildcat, Bakken/Three Forks; t12/11; cum 1,633 bbls (no typo) 4/12;
  • 21143, 0, Chesapeake, Schoch 21-137-97 A 1H, Wildcat, t1211; cum 0 4/12;
  • 21213, 240, GMXR, Frank 31-4-1H, New Hradec; t12/11; cum 18K 9/12; 
  • 21214, conf, GMXR, Frank 31-4-2H, New Hradec
  • 21235, natural gas well, BTA, Sharon 1, Wildcat, cum gas 2.9MMCF, 4/12;
  • 21291, 782, Whiting, Froehlich 41-9TFH, Bell; t12/11; cum 65K 9/12;
  • 21347, DRY, Wesco, Gruman 41-18, Eland; this will be  Lodgepole vertical;
  • 21483, 2,503, Whiting, Marsh 21-16TFH-R; Dutch Henry Butte; another nice well; a re-entry; t11/11; cum 96K 9/12;
  • 21527, 2,600, Whiting, Buresh 34-10TFH, Dutch Henry Butte; t2/12; cum 58K 6/12; 
  • 21625, PNC, Whiting, Havelka 21-15TFH, Dickinson field, 
  • 21655, 1,123, Whiting, Solberg 34-11PH, Bell, t7/12; cum 107K 8/14;
  • 21673, AB/23, SM, Bogner 13-20H, Wildcat; t7/12; cum 2K
  • 21681, DRY, Chesapeake, Kostenko 30-138-97 A 1H, Wildcat
  • 21687, PNC, Chesapeake, Wildcat
  • 21885, PA, Chesapeake, Wilcat
  • 21892, LOC, Thunderbird Resources/GMXR, Frank 31-3-2H/New Hradec
  • 21893, LOC, Thunderbird Resources/GMXR, Frank 31-3-1H/New Hradec
  • 21895, 638, Whiting, Kubas 34-12PH, Bell; t2/12; cum 76K 3/12;
  • 21958, 1,044, Whiting, Iver & Minnie 21-14PH, Zenith, t5/12; cum 73K 8/14;
  • 21976, PNC, Chesapeake, Wildcat
  • 21984, 288, Fidelity, New Hradec, t7/12; cum 64K 8/14;
  • 21986, loc, Chesapeake, Wildcat
  • 21987, exp, Chesapeake, Wildcat, Three Forks,
  • 22002, 425, Whiting, Iver & Minnie 11-14PH; Three Forks; Zenith, t4/12; cum 52K 8/14;
  • 22004, PNC, Chesapeake, Jilek 8-137-97 A 1H, Wildcat, Bakken/Three Forks,
  • 22014, PNC, Chesapeake, Klemm 21-138-95 A 1H, Wildcat, Three Forks,
  • 22047, 254, Fidelity, New Hradec, t7/12; cum 46K 8/14;
  • 22060, 621, Whiting, Zalesky 31-18PH, North Creek; t4/12;cum 65K 8/14;
  • 22094, 608, Whiting, Lydia 41-14PH, Bell, t7/12; cum 79K 8/14;
  • 22120, A, Whiting, Duletski 41-18PH, Gaylord, no IP, cum 39K 8/14;
  • 22153, DRY, Chesapeake, Grenz 26-138-98 A 2H, Mission Canyon, Wildcat,
  • 22167, 1,545, Whiting, Frank 44-7PH, Bell, t4/12; cum 213K 8/14;
  • 22169, 795, Whiting, Solberg 14-12PH, Bell, t6/12; cum 75K 8/14;
Permits Issued in 2010
  • 18833, 1,832, Whiting, 123K, Bell, Three Forks, 28 stages, 3.2 million lbs; t9/10; cum 206K 8/14;
  • 18837, 1,780, Whiting, Kubas, 85K, Bell, Three Forks, 29 stages, 3.5 million lbs; cum 108K 9/12; t9/10; cum 139K 8/14;
  • 19258, PA, Oil for America, Lodgepole, 83 bbls (no typo), wildcat; no production since June, 2011
  • 19264, 595, Fidelity, Kostelecky 31-6H, Heart River, Three Forks/Nisku, 16 stages, 2.5 million lbs, t2/11; cum 94K 8/14;
  • 19272, dry, Oil for America, Lodgepole, wildcat
  • 19275, 193, Fidelity, wock 14-11H, Dutch Henry, Three Forks/Nisku, 16 stages, 1.7 million lbs; t5/11; cum 106K 8/14;
  • 19277, 118, Fidelity, Oukrop 34-34H, Wildcat, Three Forks/Nisku, 16 stages, 1.5 million lbs; t2/11; cum 36K 8/14;
  • 19337, 772, Whiting, Mann 21-18TFH, North Creek, Three Forks; 30 stages, 2.6 million lbs; t12/10; cum 95K 8/14;
  • 19415, PNC, Wesco, Eland, Lodgepole
  • 19444, 3,106, Whiting, Hecker 21-18TFH, Bell, Three Forks, 22 stages, 2.4 million lbs; t3/11; cum 331K 8/14;
  • 19562, 412, Whiting, Brueni 28-1H, Green River, Three Forks, 2 stages, 2.5 million lbs, t3/11; cum 100K 8/14;
  • 19585, AB; salt water disposal, Executive Drilling, Halek, Heart River, Lodgepole
  • 19601, dry, Oil for America, wildcat
  • 19623, 1,075, Whiting, Obrigewitch 21-17TFH; 138K, Bell, 7 stages, 7,000 lbs (no typo); s11/10; t4/11; cum 237K 8/14;
  • 19685, 875, Fidelity, Kostelecky 5-8H; Heart River; t5/12; cum 145K 8/14;
  • 19688, LOC, Fidelity, Zenith
  • 19698, 622, Fidelity, Kuchynski 12-1H, wildcat, t7/12; cum 87K 8/14;
  • 19705, PA/42 (no typo), Fidelity, Wanner 44-23H, wildcat; t1/12; cum 10K 7/14;
  • 19785, dry, Oil for America, Lodgepole
  • 19809, 222, Whiting, Arthroud 21-29TFH, Gaylord, Three Forks, 30 stages, 2 million lbs; t5/11; cum 35K 8/14;
  • 19810, 741, Whiting, Dietz, 25K Gaylord, Three Forks, 30 stages, 2 million lbs, t7/11; cum 72K 8/14;
  • 19816, 202, Whiting, Paluck, 13K, Gaylord, Three Forks, 30 stages, 3.4 million lbs, t4/11; cum 42K 8/14;
  • 19820, 843, Whiting, Dietz, 53K, Gaylord, Three Forks, 30 stages, 3.6 million lbs, t3/11; cum 106K 8/14;
  • 19853, EXP, Core 54, wildcat
  • 19871, LOC, Whiting, Zenith
  • 19886, A, Oil for America, West Dickinson 1, Dickinson, Lodgepole, ICO, no IP, no test date; producing infrequently; 117 bbls in August, 2014, first production since July 2012;
  • 19891, 2,087, Whiting, Cymbaluk 21-15PH, Bell; t6/12; cum 178K 8/14;
  • 19923, 865, Whiting, Richard 21-15TFH, Zenith, Three Forks, 30 stages, 2.6 million lbs; t5/11; cum 100K 8/14;
  • 19926, 161, Whiting, Roller 21-26TFH, Zenith, Three Forks, t5/11; cum 35K 8/14;
  • 19937, 404, Whiting, Paluck 21-27TFH, Zenith, Three Forks, 30 stages, 1.9 million lbs; t6/11; cum 43K 8/14;
  • 19967, 809, Whiting, Talkington 21-30TFH, Bell, Three Forks, 30 stages, 1.4 million lbs; t7/11; cum 155K 8/14;
  • 20002, 391, Whiting, Praus 21-28TFH, Heart River, Three Forks; t9/11; cum 64K 8/14;
  • 20028, 707, Whiting, Duletsky 21-16tFH, Gaylord, Three Forks; 22 stages, 2.8 million lbs; t6/11; cum 97K 8/14;
  • 20034, 524, CLR, Debrecen 1-3H, Bell, Three Forks, 30 stages, 2.9 million lbs; t7/11; cum 186K 8/14;
  • 20060, 258, Whiting, Binstock 21030TFH, Gaylord, 30 stages. 1.6 million lbs, t7/11; cum 28K 8/14;
  • 20061, dry, Oil For America, Lodgepole, wildcat
  • 20064, 1,875, Whiting, Froehlich 21-28PH, Bell, t11/12; cum 154K 8/14;
  • 20079, 2,760, Whiting, Obrigewitch 21-16TFH, Bell; a nice well; t2/12; cum 292K 8/14;
  • 20124, 802, Whiting, Brueni 21-16TFH, New Hradec, t11/11; cum 108K 8/14;
  • 20195, dry, Oil For America, Lodgepole, wildcat
Permits Issues in 2009
  • 18190, 463, Armstrong, Lodgepole, Patterson Lake; t9/09; cum 580K 8/14;
  • 18496, 474, Armstrong, Lodgepole, Patterson Lake, t3/10; cum 478K 8/14;

Harold Hamm -- CNBC -- January 20, 2012 -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Link here.

Though the byline is Bismarck, and there is no video, I think this is related to the interview that CNBC had with Harold Hamm this date at about 8:40 a.m. EST.

Some data points:

First, reality:
North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say.
"Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. "Once the oil is flowing, it has to go somewhere."
Second, cost: 
Alison Ritter, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Mineral Resources, said the state's so-called takeaway capacity is adequate, though producers and the state were counting on the on the Keystone XL to move North Dakota crude.

Shipping crude by pipeline in North Dakota adds up to $1.50 to its cost, compared to $2 or more a barrel for rail shipments, producers say.

"Oil that would have moved by the Keystone XL is now going to shift to rail transportation," Ritter said.
Third, hypocrisy: 
Wayde Schafer, a North Dakota spokesman for the Sierra Club, said Obama's decision was appropriate though oil that would have moved on the pipeline will be transported by environmentally riskier rail or trucks.
Fourth, Warren Buffett and BNSF
BNSF Railway Co. hauls about 75 percent of the oil that currently leaves North Dakota by train, ...

The railroad is a unit of billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Buffett is a longtime Obama adviser.

Harold Hamm, ... believes Buffett had no influence in Obama's decision to block the pipeline. Instead, he called it a "lucky break" for Buffett.

"Warren is smart and I like his intuition. He is a friend of mine," Hamm said. "I don't agree with his political leanings and his liberal outlook on things. But certainly he's favored by this decision — it's easy to figure that one out."
Fifth, rail and CLR
Hamm said most of his company's production already is shipped by rail. If the Keystone XL is not built, oil production will be slowed in North Dakota but the domestic oil will be more valuable without the competition from Canadian crude ...

.... And I Thought Global Warming Was Decimating Species ... Absolutely Nothing to Do With the Bakken

Updates

September 3, 2012: research reveals that biodiversity on Earth generally increases as the planet warms. Common sense.

Original Post
Link here.
Although it may seem surprising that an "extinct" animal can be found, new species are still being discovered, even among seemingly hard-to-miss animals like monkeys. Since 1990, scientists have run into 93 previously unknown species of primates, more than half from Madagascar.
Again, 93 previously unknown species of primates. Almost like finding intelligent life in DC.

If there are that many new species of primates being found, one can only imagine all the small-animal species not yet discovered. 

And not only that, Madagascar is an island, one of those geographic entities that should be disappearing with global warming. In fact, more islands than ever have been discovered since "we've learned" about anthropogenic global warming.
... no evidence of receding beaches or loss of islands worldwide as predicted with ice caps melting; in fact, a published study shows hundreds of new islands since "global warming" become mainstream -- 657 new islands, Huffington Post, hardly a Fox contributor ...

Nesheim Wells -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

This is just a random note. Regular readers know that I am truly fascinated by the Bakken. It just never seems to quit. Some folks write to tell me that the Bakken no longer interests them: it has become predictable.

Maybe.

But I enjoy looking at what folks are "googling" with regard to the Bakken and then seeing what has been posted. A recent inquiry had to do with the recently announced Nesheim well. Here are data points for four (4) Nesheim wells sited in one section in the Sanish:
  • 17253, 2,045, Whiting, Nesheim 1-24H, Sanish, s7/08; t9/08; cum 310K 11/11
  • 18136, 1,455, Whiting, Nesheim 21-24H, Sanish, s8/09/ t11/09; cum 178K 11/11
  • 19994, conf, Whiting, Eric Nesheim 21-24TFH, Sanish, s2/11;
  • 20451, 3,502, Whiting, Nesheim 11-24XH, Sanish, s4/11; t7/11; cum 98K 11/11; F
That first well has produced in excess of 300K in three years; incredible. And Bakken wells will go on producing for 39 years.

For me, a well with an IP of 3,502 is neither trivial nor predictable. Some folks continue to ask whether all these wells are resulting in decreased production with each well that is drilled. That suggests to me that folks still do not understand the nature of "tight" shale which requires fracturing.

It's Must Be Great To Have Friends In High Places -- Friday Night News -- US Drops Investigation Into Chevy Volt Fires

Updates

I followed the GM bailout quite closely and this is probably the best summary of all that transpired.

Original Post
Link here.

US government: Chevy Volt no more risk of fire than other cars.

Glad to hear that's cleared up.

Harold Hamm: The Man Who Bought North Dakota -- Bloomberg

Link here.

This is just one of many, many stories about Harold Hamm.

This is how the article begins:
Harold G. Hamm is lost. The 66-year-old founder, chairman, and chief executive of Continental Resources is steering a Chevy Tahoe past sunflower fields and grazing cows in western North Dakota. He’s found millions of barrels of oil in these low prairie hills, but on this bright fall day, he’s having trouble locating one of his own drilling rigs.

In the back seat, Hamm’s public-relations handler uses her smartphone to get their bearings. “So, we go three miles east, five north,” Hamm says in his Oklahoma drawl. “Got it.” Meandering past an idle John Deere combine and clutches of mobile homes where oil workers live, he points out wells his company has already drilled as if showing a guest around his home. He misses a turn, shrugs, stops, doubles back. “It’s a great day in North Dakota,” he says. “We’ll find it.”
Wow, I thought I was the only one who got lost. You have no idea how many times I got lost looking for a particular well.

I opined that an iPhone/iPad/Apple "app" for locating Bakken wells would be tremendous. My understanding is that such an "app" now exits.

From the article:
Hamm is the man who bought the Bakken, the shale formation that’s the biggest U.S. oil find since Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay in 1968. The Bakken stretches from central North Dakota into the northeastern corner of Montana and up into southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He leased his first acres and drilled his first wells in North Dakota nearly 20 years ago, and stayed with it when others gave up. Today, Continental, with a stock market value of $13.5 billion, vies with oil giants such as Hess for the most Bakken acres under lease (more than 900,000), the most drilling rigs (24), and the most wells (more than 350). Continental’s revenue has nearly tripled from two years ago to an expected $1.76 billion in 2011, while profits have grown sevenfold to an estimated $538 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Hamm and his family control 78 percent of the company’s shares, a stake valued at more than $10 billion.
The most intriguing part about Mr Hamm is how much he is a cheerleader for the Bakken. I think, to some extent, the Bakken is what it is because of what Mr Hamm did early on.

New Tidbit Regarding the "Well Scout Tickets" at the NDIC Site -- Basic Services -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Elsewhere, Karen has pointed out another great feature at the NDIC site. I am really impressed with a) how much Karen adds to the value of this other site; and, b) how great the NDIC website it.

With Basic Services, a paid subscription for $50/year, one can access "well files" and "well scout tickets."

The "well scout ticket data" now includes a little graphic of the spacing unit where the well is sited. "Hovering" over that "dot" where the well is, one gets a little note pointing out the number of acres in the spacing unit for that particular well. Really, really cool.

A huge "thank you" to Karen.

Ten (10) New Permits -- Two Great Oasis Wells -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Daily activity report, January 20, 2012 --

Operators: Whiting (5), OXY USA (2), Petro-Hunt, Crescent Point, CLR

Fields:  Cabernet, Murphy Creek, Clear Creek, Green River, Bell, Wildrose

OXY USA must be getting tired of those low IPs in Dimond field; both of their new permits are in good fields, Murphy Creek and the Cabernet. I am not impressed with OXY USA wells in Dimond oil field.

Crescent point has another wildcat in Williams County; it had a wildcat in Williams County (yesterday -- or at least earlier this week, forget which day)

Four of Whiting's five permits are for the Bell field which looks like a very, very good field. The fifth permit is in Green River, just a few miles northwest of Dickinson and in the same general vicinity of Bell Field (southwest Dunn County). Whiting has one good well there, a Three Forks well fractured with 22 stages and 2.5 million lbs of sand
  • 19562, 412, Whiting, Brueni 28-1H, Green River, Three Forks, s10/10; t3/11; cum 44K 11/11; 22 stages, 2.5 million lbs
Nine wells were released from confidential status; seven were fracked / completed, including:
  • 19953, 1,543, Oasis, Driesbach 5602 44-32H, Williams County
  • 20201, 913, ERF, Birdbear 6C-1H, Dunn County
  • 20202, 2,634, Oasis, Mallard 5692 21-20H, Mountrail County

China Beating the US to Brazilian Oil

Link here.
.... could turn Brazil into the world’s fourth-largest oil producer, behind Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

The country’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, expects to pump 4.9 million barrels a day from the country’s oil fields by 2020, with 40 percent of that coming from the seabed. One and a half million barrels will be bound for export markets.

The United States wants it, but China is getting it.

Less than a month after President Obama visited Brazil in March to make a pitch for oil, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was off to Beijing to sign oil contracts with two huge state-owned Chinese companies.

The deals are part of a growing oil relationship between the two countries that, thanks to a series of billion-dollar agreements, is giving China greater influence over Brazil’s oil frontier.
I was going to add some comments, but I do not want to stir the embers; the story speaks for itself ...

The Lodgepole Wells -- Staggering Numbers -- The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

I thought I had posted some of these numbers some time ago, but I was unable to find the post, so here they are  (again?): 
  • 13715, 2,707, Denbury, Knopik 1-11, Lodgepole, Eland, s11/94; t12/94; cum 1.15 mill bbls 11/11
  • 13724, 1,752, Denbury, Ridl 11-1, Lodgepole, Eland, s2/95; t3/95; cum 1.03 million bbls 11/11
  • 13745, 2,571, Denbury, Klein 1-23, Lodgepole, Eland, s1/95; t3/95; cum 4.3 million bbls 11/11
  • 13755, 2,016, Denbury, Ranchos 1, Lodgepole, Eland, s3/95; 5/95; cum 4.8 million bbls 11/11
  • 13757, 846, Armstrong, Gruman 20-1, Lodgepole, Versippi, s9/95; t10/95; cum 570K bbls 11/11
  • 13758, 243, Denbury, K. R. 1-14, Lodgepole, Eland, s7/95; t10/95; cum 2.03 million bbls 11/11
  • 13786, 1,615, Whiting, Hondl 15-1, Lodgepole, Hiline, s6/95; t7/95; cum 1.19 million bbls 11/11
  • 13794, 723, Denbury, Froehlich 1, Lodgepole, Eland, s6/95; t7/95; cum 4.7 million bbls 11/11
  • 13886, 1,214, Denbury, Roller 1-24, Lodgepole, Eland, s11/95; t 12/95; cum 2.2 mill bbls 11/11
  • 13896, 362, Whiting, RG 1-10, Lodgepole, Hiline, s11/95; t12/95; cum 306K bbls 11/11
  • 13897, 773, Denbury Onsh, Hattie 1, Lodgepole, Eland, s11/95; t12/95; cum 2.3 million bbls 11/11
  • 14209, 5,105, Denbury, Dinsdale 1-3, Lodgepole, Stadium, s12/96; t2/97; cum 3.6 mill bbls 11/11
  • 14307, 876, Denbury Onsh, HR 1-9, Lodgepole, Stadium, s1/97; t3/97; cum 1.3 mill bbls 11/11
  • 14825, 576, Whiting, Meyer 1-15, Lodgepole, Hiline, s4/98; t6/98; cum 242K bbls/ 11/11
  • 18190, 463, Armstrong, Laurine Engel 1, Lodgepole, Patterson, s8/09; 9/09; cum 278K bbls 11/11
  • 18496, 474, Armstrong, Gruman 18-3, Lodgepole, Patterson, s2/10; t3/10; cum 188K bbls 11/11
The Lodgepole reefs are hard to find, but if successful, incredible. A lot of dry wells for each one listed above.

For Newbies and Naysayers Only: How Good Is The Bakken -- The Bakken, North Dakota, USA

Link here.

Just a sampling of four wells spud early in this boom; three years of production; these wells will produce for 39 years, i.e., 36 more years:
  • The Behr 11-34H, 17092, s4/08; produced 500,725 bbls in 591 days; as of 11/11 -- 769K
  • The Austin 21-28H, 17227, s5/08,  produced 504,554 bbls in 517 days; as of 11/11 --767K
  • The Austin 18-21H, 17222,  s6/08, produced 514,353 bbls in 522 days; as of 11/11 --715K
  • The Chandler James 25-36H, 17263,  s7/08, produced 500,234 bbls in 484 days; as of 11/11 --802K; no pump
These are just the Bakken Pool wells. The Lodgepole reef wells are even better. Yup, better. 

See more monster wells here.

Updated Stark County Wells

I apologize for minimal posting this morning. I had a miserable time at my usual haunt. Someone must have been downloading huge files and disrupting/slowing the wi-fi.

I was able to update a few wells in Stark County at this posting.