Sunday, June 2, 2013


 Density Projects

A. Johnson Wells (Oasis, Banks)

Aagvik Wells (Oasis, Banks)

Alfsvaag Wells (CLR, CMC)

Adam Good Bear Wells (WPX)

Admundson Wells (XTO, Siverston) 

Alfred Old Dog Wells (WPX)

Alpha Wells (CLR, Camp)

AN-Bohmbach Wells (Hess, Antelope-Sanish)

AN-Gudbranson Wells (Hess, Elm Tree)

AN-Dinwoodie Wells (Hess, Antelope)

Andersmadson Wells (Oasis, Camp)

Anderson Wells (CLR, Willow Creek)

Anderson Ranch Wells (BR, Camel Butte)

Andre Shepherd Wells (Oasis, Missouri Ridge) 

Angus Wells (CLR, Elm Creek)

Angus Wells (Zavanna, Stockyard Creek / Long Creek)

Anna Wells (CLR, Last Chance)

Antelope Federal / Bohmbach (CLR, Elm Tree)

Arikara Wells (WPX, Reunion Bay)

Atlanta Wells

Austin Wells (EOG, Parshall)

Bailey Wells (CLR, Pershing; see also, Wiley)

Bandit, Rebel, Snakeeyes Wells (Slawson, Big Bend/Van Hook) 

Bartleson / Burr Federal / Roggenbuck (17-well pad, Whiting, Sanish)

BB-Chapin / BB-Federal (Hess, Blue Buttes)

BB-Federal / BB-Chapin (Hess, Blue Buttes)

Beaux Wells (Statoil) 

Behr Wells (WPX, Reunion Bay)

Bel Air, Comet, and Thomte Wells (Resource Energy, Ambrose oil field)

Benson / Good Voice Pad (WPX, Squaw Creek)

Berquist Wells (Oasis, Banks Oil Field)

Bear Den Wells, EOG Wells in Spotted Owl

Berg Federal Wells (Newfield, Haystack Butte)

Big Gulch / Dakota Federal Wells (XTO, Haystack Butte)

Bird Bear Pad (WPX, Spotted Horn)

Black Federal (Kraken Operating, Oliver oil field)

Blackmedicine, Wells (XTO, Heart Butte)

Blue Ridge Wells (BR, Keene Oil Field)

Bobcat Federal Wells (XTO, Bear Creek oil field)

Bohmbach / Antelope Federal (CLR, Elm Tree) 

Bonneville / Bridger Wells (CLR, Rattlesnake Point) 

Borrud Wells (Tyrone Oil Field, north of Williston)

Brandvik Wells (CLR, Corral Creek)

Brangus Wells (CLR, Elm Tree)

Bridger / Bonneville Wells (CLR, Rattlesnake Point)

Brown Wells (Statoil, Alger field)

Budahn Wells (Hess, Blue Buttes, 150-95)

Bullberry Federal Wells (XTO, Lost Bridge)

Bullrush - Haymaker (BR, Elidah oilfield)

Bures Wells (Statoil, Alger Field)

Burlington Resources' Blue Ridge Wells (Keene field)

Burlington Resources' Bryce Wells (Westberg field)

Burr Federal / Roggenbuck / Bartleson (17-well pad, CLR, Whiting, Sanish)

"Bush" Wells (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Butterfly/Tortoise/Turtle Pads (Enerplus, Antelope-Sanish) -- incredibly good wells

Candee Wells (CLR, Chimney Butte)

Caribou Wells (WPX, Reunion Bay)

Carscallen Wells (Whiting, Truax)

Carson Peak/Morris Wells (CLR, Oakdale)

"Cat" Wells (Enerplus, Mandaree and Moccasin Creek oil fields)

CCU Dakotan Wells (BR, Corral Creek)

CCU Pullman Wells (BR, Corral Creek)

CCU Red River Wells (BR, Corral Creek)

Ceynar Wells (Oasis, various fields; mostly Banks oil field)

Chameleon Wells (Whiting, Banks)

Charlie Sorenson Wells (Statoil, Alger Field)

Charlotte Wells (CLR, Banks, important TF3 exploratory wells, trillion-bbl reservoir?)

Charlson State/USA 154-94-31 Wells (Petro-Hunt, Charlson)

Charlson USA 153-95-4 (Petro-Hunt, Charlson)

Charolais Wells (CLR, Elm Tree)

Cheryl Wells (Statoil, Banks, the Cheryl-Richard pad)

Chicago/Syracuse Wells (CLR, Banks)

Clarks Creek Wells (EOG)

"Cloudy" Wells (ERF, Eagle Nest)

Collison Wells (CLR, Avoca)

Colter Wells (CLR, Bear Creek)

Corsican Federal Wells (CLR, Sanish)

Courage, Honor, Pride, Grace Wells (Enerplus, Spotted Horn)

Crane Federal Wells (Oasis, Willow Creek)

Croff Wells (BR, Croff)

Cuskelly/Thorvald Wells (CLR, Rattlesnake Point)

Daily Wells (QEP, Blue Buttes oil field; near the Tipi V wells)

Dakota Federal / Big Gulch Wells (XTO, Haystack Butte)

Daniel Wells (CLR's wells in southeast Divide County; high-proppant volume "test")

Dodge Wells (BR, Dimmick Lake)

Dvirnak Wells (CLR, Pletan-Dvirnak pad, Jim Creek oil field)

East Nesson Wells (Hess)

Emma Owner wells (WPX, Spotted Horn)

EN-Abrahamson wells (Hess, Alger)

EN-Anderson wells (Hess, Manitou)

EN-Cvancara / EN-Fretheim wells (Hess, Robinson Lake; 18-well pad)

EN-Davenport / EN-Person (Hess, Manitou/Big Butte) 

EN-Freda / EN-Leo wells (Hess, Alkali Creek, two 5-well pads; one 6-well pad)
EN-Fretheim / EN-Cvancara wells (Hess, Robinson Lake; 18-well pad)

EN-Jeffrey wells (Hess, Alkali Creek, 18-well pad)

EN-Person / EN-Davenport (Hess, Manitou/Big Butte)

EN-Riersgard / EN-State C wells (Hess, Alger, 16-well pad)

EN-State C / EN-Riersgard wells (Hess, Alger, 16-well pad) 

EN-VP and R- Wells (Hess, Alkali Creek)

EN-Weyrauch Wells

Evenson Wells (Hess, Antelope Oil Field)

Everglades Wells (BR, Keene Oil Field)

Evitt / P Evitt Wells (Whiting, Truax)

FBIR Bird / Stephen Wells (XTO, Heart Butte)

FBIR Stephen / Bird Wells  (XTO, Heart Butte)

Flatland Wells (Whiting, Banks)

Flatland Federal Wells (Whiting, Twin Valley; huge)

Florida and Florida Federal Wells (CLR, Camp)

Foreman Wells (QEP, Spotted Horn/Blue Buttes)

Forland Wells (Oasis, Siverston)

Fort Berthold Wells (HRC, Eagle Nest)

FBIR Blackmedicine Wells (XTO, Heart Butte)

Fort Berthold Wells (HRC, Four Bears)

G. Levang Wells (QEP/Helis Grail) 

Gariety / Syverson Wells (Newfield, Siverston)

Gene / JCB Wells (Hess, Truax)

Gilfer Wells (Whiting, Epping)
Glacier Wells (BR, Clear Creek)

Good Voice / Benson Pad (WPX, Squaw Creek)

Grizzly Wells (WPX, Spotted Horn)

Gudbranson Wells (Hess, Elm Tree)

Gudmunson Wells (BR, Elidah; one CLR Gudmunson well)

HA-Grimestad Wells (Hess, Hawkeye)

Hagen Banks Wells (Oasis, Banks)

Halliday Wells (Hunt, Wolf Bay oil field)

Hammerhead Wells (BR, Sand Creek)

Hanover Federal Wells (Oasis, Willow Creek)

Hartman Wells (CLR, density 660-project, Chimney Butte, Dunn County); random update here

Hawkeye Wells (EOG, Clarks Creek, Antelope area)

Hawkinson Wells

Haymaker - Bullrush (BR, Elidah oilfield)

HBU Muller / Muller (XTO Alkali Creek oil field)

Heavy Metal (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Helena Ruth Grant Wells (WPX, Reunion Bay)

Helling Trust (Oasis, Alkali Creek)

Helsingborg Federal Wells (Newfield, Sand Creek)

Hendrickson Wells (CLR, Elm Tree)

Hereford Wells (CLR, Elm Tree)

H M Hove Wells (XTO, West Capa, Williams County)

Holstein Federal (CLR, Elm Tree)

Hunter Wells (Slawson, Big Bend)

Hunter Wells (Zavanna, Foreman Butte, far west McKenzie County)

Hysted Wells (Oasis, Camp, one well with 20 million lbs frack)

Igneous Rock Pad (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Jack/Ruth Wells (Equinor, East Fork)

JCB / Gene Wells (Hess, Truax)

Jerome Wells (BR, North Fork) 

Jersey Wells (see Linbeck wells below) -- 30 wells in Alkali oil field

Johnsrud Wells (Oasis, Siverston)

Johnston Wells (Equinor, Banks)

Jones Wells, Section 15-150-95 (QEP, Grail)

Jore Federal (White Butte, Clarks Creek)

Jorgenson Federal Wells (Newfield, Lost Bridge) 

Jorgenson Federal Wells (Oasis, Bear Den) 

Kaiser-Francis Sanish Wells, Section 4-143-92 

Kannianen Wells (Whiting, Sanish) 

Kennedy-Miles Pad (CLR, Dimmick Lake)

Kermit / Rink Wells (BR, Pershing)

Kings Canyon / Teton Wells (BR, Camel Butte oil field)

Kjorstad Wells (Oasis, Willow Creek)

Klamm Wells (XTO, Siverston)

Knoshaug Wells (Statoil, Avoca)

Koala Wells (KOG, Poe Field)

The Kraken Pads (two pads; Kraken Operating, Epping oil field)

Kukla Wells (CLR, Chimney Butte)

Lansing Wells (CLR, Banks oil field)

Lawlar Wells (multiple fields, multiple operators)

Lawlar Wells (Oasis, North Tobacco Garden, section 23-151-99)

Lawrence Wells (CLR, North Tioga)

Lawrence Bull Wells (WPX, South Fork)

LCU Jessie/Truman Wells (CLR, Long Creek, CLR's 60-well project)

LCU Truman/Jessie Wells (CLR, Long Creek, CLR's 60-well project)

Liberty LR (Long Reach) (EOG, Parshall)

Liberty LR (Long Reach) -- East Side (EOG, Parshall)

Lillibridge Wells (Abraxas, Pershing oil field)

Lillibridge Wells (BR, Blue Buttes, Johnson Corner oil fields)

Limousin Wells, CLR, Lot 3 3-152-93, Sanish oil field

Linbeck Wells (CLR, 6-153-94, Alkali Creek) -- See Jersey wells above

Link Wells (Whiting, Foreman Butte) 

Lite Wells (Oasis, Sanish)

Little Muddy wells (Nine Point Energy, Williston oil field)

Little Pete Federal Wells (XTO, Bear Creek)

"Lizard" Pad (Enerplus, Antelope oil field)

Lizzie Rae Wells (Sinclair, Lone Butte)

Long Creek Unit (LCU) (CLR, Long Creek oil field)

Loomer Wells (XTO, Newfield, Tobacco Garden)

Lost Bridge Federal Wells (Newfield, Lost Bridge)

Lovaas Wells (BR, Blue Buttes)

Lougheed Wells (Statoil, Todd)

Lucy Evans Wells (WPX, Antelope-Sanish)

Lundin Wells (XTO, Siverston)

Mack Wells (CLR, Antelope)

Makowsky Wells (CPEUSC, Ellisville)

Mandaree, Mandaree South Wells (EOG, WPX, ERF; Squaw Creek, Spotted Horn, Reunion Bay)

Mark Wells (Statoil, Williston)

Maryland Wells (CLR, Catwalk)

Mathistad Wells (BR, Croff)

Matthew Schmidt Wells (Lime Rock Resoures/OXY USA, Cabernet)

McNamara Wells (Whiting, Sanish)

Merton Wells (BR, North Fork)

Metamorphic Rock Pad (Enerplus, Moccasin Creek)

Midnight Run Wells (BR, Union Center)

Mildred Wells (CLR, Brooklyn, along with Rennerfeldt wells)

Mildred Nelson Wells (Oasis, Elidah oil field)

Miles-Kennedy Pad (CLR, Dimmick Lake) 

Mittlestadt Wells (CLR, Chimney Butte); the halo effect of fracking

Moberg Wells (Grail oil field)

Monroe Wells (CLR, Banks oil field)

Mork Trust (Whiting, Pleasant Hill oil field)

Morris/Carson Creek Wells (CLR, Oakdale)

Mountain Gap Wells (CLR, Rattlesnake Point)

Muller / HBU Muller (XTO Alkali Creek oil field)

Muri Wells (Oasis, Banks)

Nashville Wells (CLR, Catwalk)

Nelson Wells (Oasis, Banks)

Nikolai Federal Wells (Oasis, Banks)

ND Levang Wells (QEP, Grail)

ND Winter Wells (Enerplus, Mandaree oil field)

Nordeng Wells (Oasis, Elidah, Banks)

Norfolk Wells (CLR, North Tobacco Garden)

Oakdale Wells (CLR, Jim Creek, along with the Ryden wells; plans to put 24 wells in an existing 5260-acre drilling unit in this area)

Obrigewitch Wells (Whiting, Bell oil field, Stark County, southwestern North Dakota)

Omlid - Ransom Wells (CLR, Elidah oild field)

Outlaw Gap Wells (BR, Sand Creek)

Outlaw Wagon Wells (BR, Sand Creek)

Oyloe Wells (Oasis, North Tobacco Garden)

P Bibler (Whiting, Epping oil field / Stockyard Creek oil field)

P Earl Rennerfeldt Wells (Whiting, Stockyard Creek, Epping oil field)

P Evitt / Evitt Wells (Whiting, Truax)

P Levang Wells (QEP, Grail oil field)

P Lynch Wells (Whiting, Stockyard Creek / Epping oil fields)

P Pankowski Wells (Whiting, Truax oil field)

P Peterson Wells (Epping oil field)

P Thomas Wells (multiple sections, including: 33-154-98; 10-153-98; 3-153-98; and, 14-154-98)

P Vance, Vance, Vance Federal Wells (KOG, Truax oil field;  T154N R97W)

P Wood Wells (27-154-98, other sections)

Panzer Wells (White Butte/Slawson, Stacked Dual Lateral, Antelope oil field)

Pasadena Wells (CLR, Banks oil field)

Patsy Wells (Oasis, Siverston wells, sited in 17-151-98; run south to north)

Periot Wells (Whiting, Dollar Joe)

Periscope Federal Wells (Slawson, Van Hook)

Pittsburgh / Uhlman Federal Wells (CLR, Banks)

Pletan Wells (CLR, Pletan-Dvirnak pad, Jim Creek oil field)

Porcupine Federal Wells (XTO, Bear Creek oil field)

Privratsky Wells (different operators, different fields)

Pyramid Wells (Statoil, Williston city limits)

"Quilt Pad" (Enerplus, Mandaree) 

Rachel Wolf Wells (WPX, Squaw Creek)

Radermecher Wells (CLR, Camel Butte)

Raider Wells (BR, Twin Valley)

Ransom - Omlid Wells (CLR, Elidah oild field)

Rath Federal (CLR, Sanish, extended long laterals)

Ravin Wells (Abraxas, North Fork oil field)

Rebel, Bandit, Snakeeyes Wells (Slawson, Big Bend/Van Hook)

Rehak Federal Wells (CLR, Alkali Creek)

Remington Wells (BR, Blue Buttes)

Rennerfeldt Wells (CLR, Brooklyn, along with Mildred wells) 

Richard Wells (Statoil, Banks, the Cheryl-Richard pad)

Rieckhoff Wells (XTO, North Tobacco Garden oil field)

Rink Wells (XTO, Garden oil field)

Rink / Kermit Wells (BR, Pershing)

River Rat Federal Wells (Slawson, Big Bend)

Riverview Wells (EOG, Antelope oil field)

Riverview Wells (EOG, Clarks Creek oil field)

Rixey Wells (Kraken, Lone Tree Lake)

Roggenbuck / Bartleson / Burr Federal (17-well pad, Whiting, Sanish)

Rolf Wells (CLR, Brooklyn oil field)

Rolfson Wells (Oasis, Siverston; record wells)

Rolfson N Wells (Oasis, Siverston)

Rolfson S Wells (Oasis, Siverston)

Rolla Federal Unit (Whiting, Twin Valley)

Rollefstad Wells (CLR, Antelope oil field, density infill test)

Ruby / Ruby Parshall Wells (WPX, Antelope oil field)

Ruth/Jack Wells (Equinor, East Fork) 

Ryden Wells (CLR, Jim Creek, along with the Oakdale wells; plans to put 24 wells in an existing 5260-acre drilling unit in this area)

Sakakawea Federal Wells (CLR, Elm Creek)

Salers / Salers Federal Wells (CLR, Antelope, Sanish pool)

SC-5WX / SC-4WX Wells (Hess, Banks oil field)

SC-Hoving Wells (Hess, Truax)

Schaffer Wells (Oasis, Epping)

Shenandoah Wells (BR, Keene oil field)

Schettler Wells (XTO, Cedar Coulee)

Shell Wells (EOG, Parshall oil field)

Shepherd Wells (Oasis, Missouri Ridge)

Shepherd Wells (Zavanna, Stony Creek)

Simmental Wells (Zavanna, Long Creek, east of Williston)

Skaar Federal (Newfield, Sand Creek)

Skaar Federal (Whiting, Twin Valley)

Skarston Wells (Statoil, Banks)

Skunk Creek (Whiting/KOG, South Fork, Heart Butte, Mandaree)

Smokey Wells (Pembroke oil field, in sections 7, 8, 17, 18 - 149-97)

"Snake" Wells (Enerplus, Antelope)

Snakeeyes, Rebel, Bandit Wells (Slawson, Big Bend/Van Hook) 

Sorenson Wells (Petro-Hunt, Union Center, 20 miles northeast of Watford City)

Sorenson Federal Wells (Newfield, Sand Creek)

Sorkness Wells (XTO, Sorkness, Sorkness oil field)

Sovig Wells (Whiting, Arnegard)

Spratley Wells (Oasis, Alkali Creek)

State Wells (QEP, Spotted Horn)

State Weydahl Wells (CLR, Corral Creek)

Steele Federal (CLR, Banks)

Stroh Wells (Anschutz/OXY USA; Fayette oil field)

Submariner Federal Wells (Slawson, Big Bend oil field)

Syracuse/Chicago Wells (CLR, Banks) 

Syverson / Gariety Wells (Newfield, Siverston) 

"Tailor Pad" (Enerplus, Mandaree)

Tangsrud Wells (CLR, Hayland, Divide County)

Tarentaise Wells (CLR, Elm Tree)

Tarpon Federal Wells (Whiting, Twin Valley / Sand Creek)

TAT State Federal Wells (XTO, Bear Creek, 36-148-96)

TAT Wells, Section 35-149-95  (QEP, Grail)

Teton / Kings Canyon Wells (BR, Camel Butte oil field)

The Kraken Wells (Kraken Operating, Epping oil field)

Thompson Wells (Petro-Hunt, Charlson oil field)

Thorvald/Cuskelly (CLR, Rattlesnake Point)

Tipi V Wells (QEP, Spotted Horn oil field)

Tom State (XTO, Alkali Creek oil field)

Torpedo Federal Wells (Slawson, Big Bend)

Tortoise/Turtle/Butterfly Pads (Enerplus, Antelope-Sanish) -- incredibly good wells

Two Shields Butte Wells (Rimrock Oil & Gas, Heart Butte oil field)

Uhlman Federal / Pittsburgh Wells (CLR, Banks) 

Vachal Wells (CLR, Alkali Creek, 27/34-154-94)

Vachal Wells (Equinor, Alger)

Van Hise Trust Wells (Petro-Hunt, Charlson)

Van Hook Wells (EOG, Parshall oil field)

Vardon Wells (CLR, Siverston)

Veeder Wells (BR, Blue Buttes)

Wahpeton Wells (CLR, Banks oil field, early test, high-density infill wells)

Warrior Pad (Enerplus, Spotted Honor, huge wells)

Washburn Wells (BR, Charlson) 

Waterton Wells (BR, Keene)

Wayzetta Wells (EOG, Parshall Oil Field)

Werre Trust Wells (XTO, Bear Creek Field)

West Clark Wells (EOG, Clarks Creek)

Weydahl Wells (CLR, Corral Creek)

Weyrauch Wells (Hess, Robinson Lake)

Whitman Wells (CLR, Oakdale, 34-147-96)

"Wild Flower" Pad (Enerplus, Mandaree oil field)

Wiley Wells (CLR, Pershing; see also, Bailey)

Wold Wells (Whiting, Banks)

Wold Wells (Whiting, Sand Creek)

Wood Wells (for "P Wood" wells, see above) (XTO, Whiting/KOG, Truax oil field)

Yellowfin Wells (Newfield, Siverston oil field)

Young Bird Wells (WPX, Spotted Horn)

Zorro Wells (QEP, Grail oil field) 


The Skaar Federal, Tarpon Federal, and Flatland Federal wells.  There is no guarantee these postings will stay up "forever" and they certainly may not be updated.

Truax Oil Field Has Been Updated

Truax oil field has been updated.

For the recent wells, look at the huge production in the first month, and through the first six months.

Truax field is going to be one of the best fields in the Bakken. KOG pretty much owns it, it appears.

Oil Starting The Week Off Weak

From the world of tweets, futures:
The oil market is off to a weak start. At 0007 GMT, Brent is below $100, at $99.92. WTI dn 46 cts to $91.51. RBOB dn more than 1 ct, to $2.744.

Necessity Is The Mother Of "Invention" -- Small Town Of Arnegard, ND, Will Outsource Its Waste Disposal

The Bismarck Tribune is reporting:
This small city out on U.S. Highway 85, halfway between Watford City and Alexander, is about to go where no town in North Dakota has gone before.
It is set to become the first municipality in the state to send its raw sewage to a private company for treatment and disposal.
Under the agreement — tentatively approved at a special meeting Wednesday night — a company called Arnegard Holdings will build lifts and pipelines to transport the small town’s sewage wastewater to the company’s man camp a mile south of town. It will be mixed and treated with the 100-unit man camp waste and waste from other facilities.
Interesting, to say the least.  Something tells me this is a huge win-win for both parties. Good for them.

For newbies: Arnegard is a small town between two of the metropolitan centers in northern McKenzie County: Watford City and Alexander. Watford City may have the best little bank-restaurant in the United States, and Alexander may have the best Chicago hot dogs. 

Global Warming Hits Minnesota

Quick: name two states whose residents are most concerned about global warming! Or at least their legislatures.  California and Minnesota. They apparently have not gotten the memo that global warming ended 16 17 years ago.

Any evidence of the latter?

Let's see, June 2. Sort of a summer date, I suppose for most. And Fargo Forum is reporting:
It's June now, but residents in Minnesota's Northland area were waking up to sub-freezing temperatures.
A Duluth News Tribune report says the mercury dipped below 30 degrees in some areas Sunday morning. 
And so it goes. Even the Fargo Forum folks have noted it was June.

It's All About Sand -- EOG; Eagle Ford Completion Techniques Moving To The Bakken -- Filloon

Part I was published earlier:
EOG has moved this design to the Bakken. As a result, it is reporting triple digit rates of return on its new wells. EOG already has one very successful Parshall Field well. This well models in the top ten. This is more impressive given it was in a developed location and should produce 10% less than a single well. EOG is using between 1,500 and 2,400 pounds of sand per foot. This compares to just 300 pounds by current Bakken operators. It is important to note that it isn't just the initial production that is affected, but we are seeing the depletion curve flatten. This technique not only opens up more surface area of the source rock, it keeps these open. In part two, I will show how EOG is using this completion style to garner returns as good as in the Eagle Ford.
Part II, today:
In part one of this article, I compiled data on EOG's well design in the Eagle Ford. The reason was to show its outperformance with respect to the competition. I assert that EOG's results have just as much to do with well design as geology. The acreage in Gonzales County could be the best in the United States. The difference in results from one operator to the next does prove EOG is doing a better job drilling and completing. Its frac design is the most important. EOG now concentrates on stimulating the source rock close to the well bore, as opposed to long fractures. This is producing very strong IP rates while using a very tight choke. It has began using this in the Bakken with great success.
EOG's proclamation that its Bakken/Three Forks wells now have a comparable rate of return with the Eagle Ford further supports its completion technology as the reason for higher production/foot. Some say EOG has outperformed the competition for years, which would be true. 
The difference is its recent change in using more than twice the proppant. I also believe its acreage in northeast McKenzie County is better than the Parshall Field.
It helps that EOG has its own sand pits in Minnesota/Michigan/Wisconsin area. And, of course, Warren loves this just as much as EOG does.

For more on sand, click here.

Last year, thhe MDW noted that northeast McKenzie County was going to be huge. Not only could it be better/acre than the  Parshall, it will encompass a larger area.

Elsewhere an enquiring mind was asking where the sweet spots in the Bakken were. I don't think he/she was asking for a technical definition; this post should be a help: three sweet spots in the Bakken: the Parshall oil field; the Sanish oil field; and, northeast McKenzie County.

Wells Coming Off Confidential List Monday; KOG, CLR Each With A Nice Well; 9/16 Wells To DRL Status

Truax field has been updated

Monday, June 3, 2013
22526, drl, Statoil, Roger Sorenson 8-5 4TFH, Alger, no production data,
23494, drl, CLR, Angus Federal 5-9H, Elm Tree, no production data,
23827, 587, American Eagle, Christianson Brothers 15-33-164-101, Colgan, t3/13; cum 22K 4/13;
23836, 2,984, BR, Waterton 11-29TFH, producing, t4/13; cum 4K 4/13;
23955, drl, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-3, Robinson Lake, no data
24406, 2,076, KOG, P. Thomas 153-98-5-3-2-8H, Truax, t4/13; cum 12K 4/13;
24410, drl, Hess, BB-Budahn a 150-95-0403H-5, Blue Buttes, no data,

Sunday, June 2, 2013
23243, drl, CLR, Addyson 3-23H, Brooklyn, 
23496, drl, CLR, Angus Federal 4-9H, Elm Tree, no data,
23610, drl, CLR, Akron 2-27AH, Banks, no data,
23835, 1,967, XTO, Lundin 44X-11D, Siverston, t5/12; cum --
23839, A, XTO, Leiseth 24X-22E, North Tobacco Garden, no data,
24250, WI, Enduro Operating, MRPSU 30-33, Mouse River Park, no data,
24473, 598, CLR, Angus 2-9H2, Elm Tree, t2/13; cum 54K 3/13;

Saturday, June 1, 2013
23888, drl, Statoil, Gyda 31-6 1H, Briar Creek, no data,
23954, drl, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-2, Robinson Lake, no data,
24379, 335, MRO, Charging USA 42-35H, Wolf Bay, t2/13; cum 16K 413;


23827, see above, American Eagle, Christianson Brothers 15-33-164-101, Colgan,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

24406, see above, KOG, P. Thomas 153-98-5-3-2-8H, Truax,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

23243, see below, CLR, Addyson 3-23H, Brooklyn, 

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

 24473, see above, CLR, Angus 2-9H2, Elm Tree,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

 24379, see above, MRO, Charging USA 42-35H, Wolf Bay,

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

June, 2013, Dockets: Marathon's Tyler Formation Locations, Slope County


January 28, 2014: update on a Williston Exploration Tyler well in southwest North Dakota.

January 10, 2014: MRO has a rig-on-site, wildcat, northeast Slope County, about ten miles east of Amidon:
  • 26335, conf/ros, MRO, Powell 31-27TFH, wildcat, NWNE 27-135-99,
October 23, 2013: a second Tyler well permit in same section, on same pad as #26223 below.
  • 26794, conf, MRO, Rundle Trust 21-29TH, wildcat, NWNW 29-136-99,
September 26, 2013: rig on site in section 29/32-136-99 (see below)
  • 26223, ros, MRO, Rundle Trust 11-29TH, wildcat, southwest corner of state, on edge of Rocky Ridge oil field; NWNW 29-136-99
Original Post

June 26, 2013, NDIC hearing dockets.
Case No. 20428: Application of Marathon Oil Co. for an order creating four 1280-acre
drilling units consisting of sections 3 and 10; sections 27 and 34; sections 30 and 31, T135N-R99W.; and sections 29 and 32, T136N-R99W.; Slope County, ND, and allowing a horizontal well to be drilled in the Tyler Formation in each such drilling, and such other relief as is appropriate.
In T135N-R99W: three 1280-spacing units -- 3/10; 27/34; and, 30/31.

In T136N-R99W: one 1280-acre spacing unit -- 29/32.

You can see that the new MRO 1280-acre standups are really an extension of the Rocky Ridge oil field which is a Tyler field with vertical wells. [Two of the new stand-ups are outlined; the other two are just to the south, at the bottom of the image.]

Vertical wells into the Tyler are typical "hit or miss."

Many Tyler vertical wells are very, very poor wells, but some are very, very, good. In section 2-136-100, there are two solid black circles with no line(s) running through them. These two wells are still active:
  • 4971, 422, Charger Resources, LLC, Howie 11X2, Rocky Ridge, t12/71, cum 780,771 bbls 7/13; and still producing 150 bbls/month (in a good month)
  • 6015, 70, Charger Resources, LLC, Howie 2, Rocky Ridge, t3/77; cum 323,851 bbls 7/13, and still producing 250 bbls/month (in a good month)
It will be interesting to see how horizontal Tyler wells will do compared to vertical wells. 

Williston Exploration is drilling a well in this same field, at the northwest end of the field:
  • 25347, 5, Williston Exploration, Rocky Ridge-Fritz 1, a vertical well, about 8K feet deep; Heath/Tyler; t2/14; cum 300 bbls 2/14; one stimulation stage, HCL, no proppants;
That's all interesting, but if one is reading the tea leaves, this is the most interesting bit of trivia. Near this Rocky Ridge-Fritz 1 well, they are also drilling a SWD well which is also on the confidential list. The arrow in the image points to the SWD (on confidential list). It's my impression after following the Bakken boom for the past several years, they don't drill SWD wells just anywhere; this to me suggests they think they will be doing a lot of drilling in this area.

Recent ND DMR presentation, undated, but 2012 or later. [a pdf file]