Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Random Look at CLR's Salem 1-6H

A reader asked why "Salem 1-6H is inactive."

Background first. Directly from the NDIC website:

First, CLR's Salem well:
  • 20698, 671, CLR, Salem 1-6H, t1/12; cum 66K 1/13;

NDIC File No: 20698     API No: 33-105-02184-00-00     CTB No: 120698
Well Type: OG     Well Status: IA     Status Date: 1/18/2012     Wellbore type: Horizontal
Location: NWNE 6-155-97     Footages: 225 FNL 1980 FEL     Latitude: 48.283810     Longitude: -103.203237
Current Well Name: SALEM 1-6H
Elevation(s): 2442 KB   2420 GR   2422 GL     Total Depth: 20865     Field: DOLLAR JOE
Spud Date(s):  10/22/2011
Casing String(s): 9.625" 2149'   7" 11216'  
Completion Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Perfs: 11216-20865     Comp: 1/18/2012     Status: AL     Date: 7/10/2012     Spacing: 2SEC
Cumulative Production Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Cum Oil: 66118     Cum MCF Gas: 123425     Cum Water: 45248
Production Test Data
   IP Test Date: 1/30/2012     Pool: BAKKEN     IP Oil: 671     IP MCF: 1598     IP Water: 446
Monthly Production Data
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Now,  if one then goes to the well file at the NDIC website for the CLR Salem well, the top pages are misplaced: the top pages are of an XTO well:
  • 21698, 181, XTO, Flatland 11X-2F, t10/12; Three Forks,  cum 314 bbls (no typo) 1/13;
Then, go to the scout ticket for that well:

NDIC File No: 21698     API No: 33-053-03828-00-00     CTB No: 222869
Well Type: OG     Well Status: A     Status Date: 10/17/2012     Wellbore type: Horizontal
Location: LOT4 2-153-97     Footages: 340 FNL 1030 FWL     Latitude: 48.109816     Longitude: -103.125768
Current Operator: XTO ENERGY INC.
Current Well Name: FLATLAND 11X-2F
Elevation(s): 2006 KB   1981 GR   1988 GL     Total Depth: 20314     Field: SAND CREEK
Spud Date(s):  5/21/2012
Casing String(s): 9.625" 1665'   7" 10897'  
Completion Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Perfs: 10897-20314     Comp: 10/17/2012     Status: F     Date: 10/30/2012     Spacing: 2SEC
Cumulative Production Data
   Pool: BAKKEN     Cum Oil: 314     Cum MCF Gas: 720     Cum Water: 30941
Production Test Data
   IP Test Date: 10/30/2012     Pool: BAKKEN     IP Oil: 181     IP MCF: 629     IP Water: 2371
Monthly Production Data
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

The well file for the XTO Flatland well is lacking the completion (fracking) data; those three pages are erroneously placed on top of CLR's Salem 1-6H well file.

Those are the facts.

Now, the comments.

Look at the scout tickets/spreadsheets above.

Does the CLR Salem 1-6H well look like it's inactive? It was taken off-line for a couple of months, for whatever reason, but it's producing at a nice clip, at least as of January, 2013, the most recent month for which data is available.

Then, look at the XTO Flatland well. That was a single stage frack with 600,000 lbs proppant. It has produced all of 314 bbls of oil and none in January, 2013, the most recent month for which data is available.  It's part of a 4-well pad; the other wells are also very recent, and it's possibly this Flatland well was taken off line while the others were being completed. But I don't know.

I didn't read through everything, and I am not "fully literate" when it comes to well files, but that's what I see: there is a mix-up of paperwork in the CLR Salem 1-6H well file, and with the Salem well producing 4,000 bbls of oil in 22 days in January, 2013, it's hard to believe it's inactive.

Disclaimer: I could be way wrong on my comments. The folks over at the Bakken Shale Discussion Group could probably answer the question better. I don't mind if I'm told I'm wrong, as long as I learn something along the way. 

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