Saturday, June 1, 2013

Random Update On Another Nice EOG Well In Parshall Oil Field: Fertile 53-3024H

I stumbled across this well file looking for something else; looks like another nice EOG well in the Parshall oil field: 
  • 20633, conf (August 1, 2013), EOG, Fertile 53-3024H, Parshall oil field; 
1920-acre spacing; section 24-151-91 and sections 19/30-151-90.

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
4-20133187815232
3-20133064513567
2-201341860

Another CLR 14-Well Section: The CLR Mack Wells In Antelope-Sanish

Permits

See below: original case -- 17 wells on 640-acre spacing unit.

These are the new permits since the original post. At some point, I may consolidate all the Mack wells to make them easier to track (again, IPs, production, are updated).
  • 26627, 283, CLR, Mack 13-2H3, Antelope, t10/14; cum 20K 3/15;
  • 26629, 516, CLR, Mack 12-2H2, Antelope, t9/14; cum 35K 3/15;
  • 26630, 630, CLR, Mack 11-2H1, Antelope, t8/14; cum 34K 3/15;
  • 26631, 289, CLR, Mack 10-2H3, Antelope, t8/14; cum 11K 3/15;
  • 26632, 202, CLR, Mack 9-2H2, Antelope,  t8/14; cum 26K 3/15;
  • 26633, 481, CLR, Mack 8-2H, Antelope, t8/14; cum 45K 3/15;
Updates

June 20, 2015: Mack wells updated here

March 3, 2015: look at the same section today, compared to that taken for the original post:

Original Post
 
Antelope oil field.

This is section 2-152-94, as of June 1, 2013:


It should be noted that under the "24499/25524" there are three wells on confidential status. These were originally three Petro-Hunt permits but they were all canceled. Now, identical siting, but different permits, and a different operator: G3 Operating.

In addition, under the rig and #24359, there are two wells.

Interestingly enough, that one 640-acre spaced unit is the only single-section-space unit in the immediate area; it is surrounded by 1280-acre spaced units.

So, I count 10 wells sited in that section. The three G3 Operating wells will run south into sections 11/14.

So I count 7 short lateral wells in that section (2-152-94).

Big deal, huh?

In the June 26 - 27, 2013, NDIC hearing dockets, CLR's request for 17 wells in this 640-acre spaced wells to this section. There is some confusion: they call this the Sanish pool but in fact wells are targeting both the middle Bakken and the Three Forks.
  • 20464, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, 17 wells on a 640-acre unit
And that gives us the 24-well section CLR has been talking about.
  • 17640, 380, CLR, Mack 1-2H, Antelope, a Three Forks well, t3/09; cum 176K 3/15; CS 11,183; TD 15,544; 157,920 lbs sand;
  • 19115, 609, CLR, Mack 2-2H, Antelope, a middle Bakken well, t10/10; cum 158K 3/15; CS 10,915, TD 15,767; 15 stages; 1.26 million lbs sand and ceramic;
  • 20623, 571, CLR, Mack 3-2H, Antelope, a middle Bakken well, t10/11; cum 129K 3/15; CS 10,912; TD 15,955; 15 stages; 1.42 million lbs;
  • 21151, 446, CLR, Mack 5-2, Antelope, a middle Bakken well, t11/12; cum 111K 3/15; CS 10,704; TD 15,650; 15 stages; 1.26 million lbs sand and ceramic;
  • 21152, 901, CLR, Mack 4-2H, Antelope, a Three Forks well, t11/12; cum 165K 3/15; CS 11,015; TD 16,192; 15 stages; 1.26 million lbs sand and ceramic;
  • 24358, 206, CLR, Mack 6-2H, Antelope, t813; cum 57K 3/15;
  • 24359, 842, CLR, Mack 7-2H, Antelope, t8/13; cum 74K 3/14;
Disclaimer: I am assuming 17 "additional" wells in this section; it's possible that CLR is only asking for 7 more wells to be sited in the section, which would result in a 14-well array. 

Click here for a graphic of a 14-well array on 1280-acre spacing; the above is on a 640-acre spacing unit.
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[Note: EOG's Fertile 53-3024H, Section 30-151-90 accidentally filed with #20623.]

From The June, 2013, Hearing Dockets; Highlights: CLR Considering 17 Wells On A 640-Acre Spacing Unit

In the better Bakken, we are starting to see well densities from the norm of 8 wells per 1280-acre spacing unit to 10 wells.

Notice the increased density on some 640-acre spacing units.

Interesting, to say the least:
  • 20464, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, 17 wells on a 640-acre unit; 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie [previous wells in this section targeted both the Three Forks and the middle Bakken, though the wells were all permitted to target the "Sanish" pool; Section 2-152-94] [See update here.]
And,
  • 20507, Samson Resources, extend West Ambrose and/or Ambrose-Bakken, establish 6 overlapping 4160-acre units; three overlapping 5120-acre units; and, an overlapping 2560-acre unit; one well on each, Divide;
  • 20513, Emerald, amend Moline-Bakken, establish 4 1280-acre unit, 8 wells each McKenzie 
  • 20516, XTO, Charlson-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 640-acre unit, McKenzie
  • 20538, Liberty Resources, East Fork-Bakken, 9 wells on each existing 1280-acre units; Williams  
Other highlights: 
  • 20440, Hess, Truax-Bakken, 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Williams
  • 20449, Whiting, Sanish-Bakken, i) 6 wells on 2 existing 640-acre units; ii) 11 wells on each 1280-acre units in zones XII and XIII; iii) 3 wells on each 1280-acre unit in zone VII; iv) 5 wells in zone IX; f) 5 wells in each 2560-acre unit in zone XV, Mountrail, McKenzie
    20450, KOG, Mandaree-Bakken, 10 wells on 2 1280-acre units; Dunn;
    20463, CLR, Elm Tree-Bakken, Phelps Bay-Bakken, and/or Antelope-Sanish, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit; 10 wells; McKenzie
The summary of the June NDIC hearing dockets have been transcribed

NDIC Hearing Dockets -- June, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20410, WISCO, treatment plants throughout the state
20411, WISCO, treatment plant in Williams County
20412, Earthworks, treatment plant in Williams County
20413, Newalta, treatment plan
20414, American Eagle, establish an 800-acre standup, six units; one well each; Divide County
20215, cont'd
14935, cont'd
20415, Whiting, Ray and Dollar Joe-Bakken; i) 8 wells on 12 existing 1280-acre units; ii) establish 7 overlapping 2560-acre units, one well each; Williams County
20416, Whiting, Harding, hay Creek, Nelson Bridge, Cartwright, and Estes-Bakken; establish 6 overlapping spacing units; one well each; McKenzie
20417, KOG, Epping-Bakken, establish a 2560-spacing unit; 4 wells, Williams
20418, KOG, Sand Creek-Bakken, establish 3 1280-acre units; 8 wells on each; McKenzie
20419, Hess, Alkali Creek-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1+ wells; Mtrl, McK
20420, BR, Sand Creek-Bakken, dissolve a 2560-acre spacing unit; 7 wells on two 1280-acre units;
20421, BR, Bailey-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Dunn
20422, BR, Blue Buttes-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
20423, BR, Dimmick Lake-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
20424, BR, Fancy Buttes-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
20425, BR, Johnson Corner-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
20426, BR, Twin Valley-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
20027, cont'd
20427, OXY USA, Vanville-Bakken, flaring, Burke
20428, MRO, create 4 1280-acre units; 1 well into Tyler formation; Slope
20429, G3 Operating, exception to rules for one well, Antelope-Sanish, McKenzie
20430, G3 Operating, Eagle Nest-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Dunn, McKenzie
20431, G3 Operating, Four Bears-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Mountrail, McKenzie
20432, Williston Exploration, SWD
20433, North Plains, SWD
20324, cont'd
20434, Secure Energy Services, SWD
20435, Secure Energy Services, SWD
20436, Bakken Hunter, pooling
24037, Murex, Midway-Bakken, 8 wells on 4 1280-acre units, Williams
20438, Murex, West Capa-Bakken, 8 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Williams 
24039, Hess, Cottonwood-Bakken, 6 wells on 1280-acre unit; Mountrail
20440, Hess, Truax-Bakken, 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Williams
20441, Hess, flaring
20442, Hess, flaring
20443, Hess, flaring
20444, Hess, commingling
20445, Hess, commingling
20446, Hess, commingling
20447, Hess, commingling
20448, BR, Blue Buttes-Bakken, 7 wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
20449, Whiting, Sanish-Bakken, i) 6 wells on 2 existing 640-acre units; ii) 11 wells on each 1280-acre units in zones XII and XIII; iii) 3 wells on each 1280-acre unit in zone VII; iv) 5 wells in zone IX; f) 5 wells in each 2560-acre unit in zone XV, Mountrail, McKenzie
20450, KOG, Mandaree-Bakken, 10 wells on 2 1280-acre units; Dunn;
20451, OXY USA, Cabernet-Bakken, 7 wells on 7 1280-acre units; Dunn
20452, Oasis, Alger-Bakken, 12 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Mountrail
20453, Oasis, Alkali Creek-Bakken, 12 wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie, Mountrail, Wms
20454, Oasis, Robinson Lake-Bakken, 12 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Mountrail
20455, Oasis, Sanish-Bakken, 12 wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie, Mountrail

Thursday, June 27, 2013

20456, Strike Oil, temporary spacing, Renville
20457, CLR, Brooklyn-Bakken, redefine field limits, Williams
20458, CLR, et al, Ellisville-Bakken, redefine field limits, Williams
20459, Baytex, et al, Lone Tree Lake-Bakken, redefine field limits, Williams
15224, cont'd
20315, cont'd
20460, CLR, Corral Creek-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Dunn
20461, CLR, Oliver-Bakken, create an overlapping 2560-acre unit, multiple wells, Wms
20462, CLR, Oliver-Bakken, flaring
20463, CLR, Elm Tree-Bakken, Phelps Bay-Bakken, and/or Antelope-Sanish, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit; 10 wells; McKenzie
20464, CLR, Antelope-Sanish, 17 wells on a 640-acre unit; 10 wells on a 1280-acre unit, McK
20465, CLR, Blacktail, Little Knife, and/or St Demetrius-Bakken, establish 5 1280-acre units; 4 wells on each; Billings
20466, CLR, Temple-Bakken, establish a 1280-acre unit; one well, Williams
20467, CLR, Alkali Creek-Bakken, flaring
20468, CLR, flaring
20469, CLR, flaring
20470, CLR, flaring
20471, CLR, flaring
20472, Bayten, et al, flaring
20473, CLR, et al, flaring
20474, Statoil, Williston-Bakken, flaring
20475, Crescent Point, et al, Dublin-Bakken, redefine field limits, Williams
20325, cont'd
20307, cont'd
20476, G3 Operating, Dublin-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
20477, G3 Operating, Ellisville-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
20478, G3 Operating, Lone Tree Lake-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
 20479, G3 Operating, Marmon-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
20480, G3 Operating, Otter-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
20481, G3 Operating, Tyrone-Bakken, define stratigraphic limits, Williams
20482, G3 Operating, flaring
20483, G3 Operating, flaring
20484, G3 Operating, flaring
20485, G3 Operating, flaring
20486, Triangle, Pronghorn-Bakken, flaring
20487, Triangle, flaring
20488, G3 Operating, flaring
20489, Statoil, et al, flaring
20490, EOG, et al, flaring
20491, Statoil, flaring
20492, EOG, relief from rules
20493, EOG, Clear Water-Bakken, flaring
20494, EOG, flaring
20495, EOG, et al, flaring
20496, G3 Operating, flaring
20497, Hunt, eliminate the 1220' setback rule on a 1280-acre unit, Bear Butte-Bakken, McK
20498, WPX, flaring
20499, WPX, flaring
20500, Enerplus, et al, flaring
20501, Enerplus, flaring
20502, Enerplus, flaring
20503, Baytex, flaring
20504, Baytex, flaring
20505, Baytex, flaring
20506, Baytex, et al, flaring
20507, Samson Resources, extend West Ambrose and/or Ambrose-Bakken, establish 6 overlapping 4160-acre units; three overlapping 5120-acre units; and, an overlapping 2560-acre unit; one well on each, Divide;
20508, Fidelity, flaring
20509, Fidelity, flaring,
20510, Fidelity, flaring
20511, Fidelity, flaring
20512, Abraxas, extend Siverston, Pershing, and/or North Fork-Bakken; establish 6 overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each, McKenzie
20513, Emerald, amend Moline-Bakken, establish 4 1280-acre unit, 8 wells each McKenzie
20207, cont'd
20514, Peregrine Petroleum Partners, amend Flat Top Butte-Bakken, establish a 1280-acre unit, 2 wells, McKenzie
19901, cont'd
20515, XTO, amend Charlson-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit; 7 wells, McKenzie
20516, XTO, Charlson-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 640-acre unit, McKenzie
20517, XTO, amend Murphy Creek-Bakken, establish 5 overlapping 1280-acre units; multiple wells, Dunn
20518, Ballantyne Oil, Spring Coulee-Madison, 2 wells on an existing 80-acre unit; Bottineau
20314, cont'd
20519, Baytex, pooling
20520, Baytex, pooling
20521, Baytex, pooling
20522, Baytex, pooling
20523, Baytex, pooling
20524, Baytex, pooling
20525, Baytex, pooling
20526, Baytex, risk penalty legalese
20527, Hunt, pooling
20528, Hunt, pooling
20529, Hunt, pooling
20530, Hunt, pooling
20531, Hunt, pooling
20532, Hunt, pooling
20533, Hunt, pooling
20534, Hunt, pooling
20535, Hunt, pooling
20536, Hunt, pooling
20537, Liberty Resources, risk penalty legalese
20538, Liberty Resources, East Fork-Bakken, 9 wells on each existing 1280-acre units; Williams
20539, Newfield, pooling
20540, Newfield, pooling
20541, Newfield, pooling
20542, Newfield, pooling
20543, Newfield, pooling
20544, Newfield, pooling
20545, Newfield, pooling
20546, Newfield, pooling
20547, Newfield, pooling
20548, Newfield, pooling
20549, Newfield, pooling
20550, Newfield, risk penalty legalese
20551, Samson Resources, pooling
20552, Samson Resources, pooling
20553, Samson Resources, pooling
20554, Samson Resources, pooling
20555, Samson Resources, pooling
20556, Samson Resources, pooling
20557, Samson Resources, pooling
20558, Samson Resources, pooling
20559, Samson Resources, pooling
20560, Samson Resources, pooling
20562, CLR, pooling
20563, CRL, Willow Creek-Bakken, 7 wells on a existing 1280-acre unit, Williams, McK
20564, CLR, Charlie Bob-Bakken, 4 wells on each 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
20565, CLR, SWD
20566, Sinclair, pooling
20567, Sinclair, pooling
20568, Sinclair, pooling
20569, Sinclair, Lone Butte-Bakken, 4 wells each existing 1280-acre unit, Dunn
20570, Emerald, Boxcar Butte-Bakken, 8 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
20571, G3 Operating, Tyrone-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20572, G3 Operating, Otter Bakken, 7 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20573, G3 Operating, Marmon-Bakken, 7 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20574, G3 Operating, Lone Tree Lake-Bakken, 7 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20575, G3 Operating, Dublin-Bakken, 7 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20576, G3 Operating, Ellisville-Bakken, 7 wells on each existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20577, WPX, flaring
20578, WPX, flaring
20579, WPX, flaring
20580, Zavanna, East Fork-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit, Williams
20581, Zavanna, Briar Creek-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit, Wms, McK
20582, Legacy, pooling
20583, XTO, Bear Creek-Bakken, 8 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit, Dunn
20584, Dnebury, SWD
20355, cont'd
20356, cont'd

ND Road Construction Program Largest In State's History: Nearly $1 Billion

The Dickinson Press is reporting:
The oil boom has prompted a 22 percent increase in statewide traffic since 2010, with 53 percent of that increase in western North Dakota, according to the Transportation Department. The increase has put a strain on North Dakota roadways, creating the need for the department’s 2013 construction program, which will be the largest in state history with 327 projects worth about $878 million
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A Note To The Granddaughters
 
I continue to read Louisa Gilder's Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn. As mentioned before, it is a very challenging book to read. But some sections are incredibly good. Having just completed several books on the development of the computer and the development of the atomic bomb, and the building of Los Alamos, it is extremely interesting to read Gilder's description of Oppenheimer. Of all the personalities in the development of quantum mechanics, Oppenheimer was clearly the most interesting, even surpassing that of Einstein.

No matter how much one reads, it seems one can always find a bit more trivia. I had not heard of "Oppie and his nim-nim-nim boys."

He was brought to Berkeley at age 25 to run the physics department, one month before the stock market crash of 1929. He was loved by his students. "In addition to a superb literary style, he brought to his lectures a degree of sophistication in physics previously unknown in the United States."

"Oppenheimer's students watched and learned and tried to walk and talk as much like him as possible, even down to the sound he made when thinking: nim-nim-nim. He took them to restaurants, concerts, read them Plato in Greek; he taught them to eat his incendiary chili, drink his fine wine, and light other people's cigarettes. Rabi claimed he could recognize an Oppenheimer student across a crowded room.

In January, 1970, in my freshman year at college, I went out to University of California Santa Cruz to study molecular biology under a UC professor and one of my own college professors who was on sabbatical to UCSC for the year. It was an incredible month. Like Oppenheimer, Professor Roy Kintner took us out to eat at the finest Chinese restaurants, a new taste experience for me. My Chinese friend, a best friend at the time, Warren Tsui, taught me how to use chop sticks, which I still prefer to forks. I was fortunate to be able to attend a very good liberal arts school, so along with my majors in biology and chemistry, I was able to take courses in literature, which I did not appreciate then as much as I appreciate now. 

Week 22: May 26, 2013 - June 1, 2013

Bakken operations
Huge Statoil IPs; imagine what the company could do with a sense of urgency
Surge cancels permits in northwest North Dakota
Statoil's Pyramid wells northwest of Williston released from confidential status
Relative over-supply of Bakken oil leads to widest WTI/Bakken spread this year
Two new oil fields in the Williston Basin? The Alexandria and the Sioux Trail
Magellan eyes EOR project west of Williston
Filloon updates the lower benches of the Three Forks

Other formations
More drilling in Bowman County forecast

CBR
Rail is here to stay; "the track is back"; Kinder Morgan cancels $2 billion Permian-to-California pipeine

Pipelines
MDU subsidiary to invest $700 million in natural gas pipeline
Bakken operators are switching back to pipeline

Bragging rights
Texas is #1 in production; North Dakota is #1 in year-over-year production increase; everything in life is relative
North Dakota recognized for permanent economic growth, a first for the state

Economic development
Buffalo Wings opens in Williston
North Dakota's taxable sales and purchases sets record; Williston again surpasses Fargo
A tipping point for the transformation of North Dakota's economy?
Minot's motel/hotel occupancy rate down to 57%
How much is a 26-car parking lot in Williston worth? Way more than $16 million
Hyatt House Minot opens -- a first for North Dakota
Random update of the labor force statistics for North Dakota
US Environmental Services sets up shop in Dickinson
Airline boardings hit a new record in the Bakken oil patch
Housing market is changing in the Bakken; from temporary to permanent

Miscellaneous
Comparison of wind farms construction costs: $3 million/MW in North Dakota; $6 million/MW offshore; by the way, if those figures are accurate, that's no bargain in North Dakota either; wind/solar projects should be $1 to $1.5 milllion/MW

Saturday Morning News And Links

Active rigs: 187 (steady)

WSJ Links

Section D (Off Duty):

Section C (Review):

Section B (Business & Finance):
Section A:
The euro-zone economy showed further signs of deterioration as unemployment hit a fresh record and retail spending fell in the bloc's largest economies, offering little hope the region's longest postwar recession will end soon.
The unemployment rate across the euro zone rose to 12.2% in April, the highest rate since records began in 1995, in line with market expectations and up from 12.1% in March, European statistical agency Eurostat said Friday.
The number of unemployed rose 95,000 to 19.4 million, Eurostat said. Analysts expect that figure to top 20 million later this year.