Monday, September 23, 2013

Halcon's Tweaks Completion Parameters

I can't remember if I posted this earlier. Regardless, it's worth posting again.

Thank you to a reader for sending me the link.

TheBakkenMagazine is reporting:
Halcon Resources Corp. has modified the drilling and completion strategies it’s deployed in the Williston Basin and the results are impressive. Through its recent operational update, the Houston-based energy firm outlined its latest success in the Fort Berthold area. The company has transitioned to batch pad drilling and changed its completion methodology to plug and perf methods along with the use of ceramic proppants. Halcon has also increased the proppant volume per lateral foot, increased fracture stage density and started simultaneously fracking wells.
In the company’s three most recent wells, the new completion methods have created a 38 percent improvement. And, the most recent well drilled and completed by the company recorded an initial production rate of 3,060 barrels of oil per day, the highest initial production rate of any company-owned well in the Bakken formation. The record well was the first drilled on a two-well pad. The second well on the pad is currently flowing back while the frack plugs are being drilled out. The well is producing 2,732 bopd, according to the company.
By the end of 2013, the company believes well costs will decrease by 10 percent, reaching $9 million, all based on pad drilling, centralized production facilities and the continued use of the new completion techniques recently deployed.

Wells Coming Off Confidential List Tuesday Morning

  • 23094, drl, QEP, MHA 2-06-05H-149-92, Heart Butte, no production data,
  • 23317, drl, WPX, Adam Good Bear 15-22HW,  Van Hook, no production data,
  • 24280, 243, Pulvermacher 33-28-162-99H 1PB, Ambrose, t5/13; cum 14K 7/13;
  • 24484, 2,932, BR, CCU Prairie Rose 31-30TFH, Corral Creek, t8/13; cum --
  • 24640, drl, Hess, HA-Nelson 152-95-3328H-4, Hawkeye, no production data,
  • 24788, drl, KOG, Smokey 13-7-19-13H, Pembroke, no production data,
  • 24810, drl, CLR, Wahpeton 8-16H1, Banks, no production data, 
As noted in previous posts, most (if not all) wells going to "DRL" status are going to DLR status for operational reasons. These wells are on multi-well pads and generally the operator will drill all wells total depth before fracking/completing them all. 

Humor For The Day ...

... the comments at this article in which Wisconsin will be moving almost 100,000 state healthcare beneficiaries to ObamaCare.

GreenBayPressGazette is reporting:
BadgerCare recipients who make too much money to remain in the program next year will receive letters this week from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s administration letting them know that their coverage is about to end and that they can shop for insurance through the new online exchange.
The letters are being sent to more than 56,000 households where one or more person is expected to lose their coverage at the end of the year, although those who are getting kicked off won’t get the final notice until December.

Ultimately, about 92,000 people are expected to lose Medicaid coverage and instead have to shop for federally subsidized private insurance through the exchange, or marketplace. The enrollment period for that begins on Oct. 1, with coverage starting in January.
Walker proposed, and the Republican Legislature earlier this year approved, new income limits that restrict BadgerCare coverage to adults earning less than 100 percent of poverty. That is $11,500 for an individual or $23,550 for a family of four. Until the change, adults earning up to 200 percent of poverty were eligible.
This will allow the poorest better state health care. It will support President O'Bama's wishes to move people over to the exchanges. 

Daily Activity Report: Six (6) Pages; Twenty-Eight (28) New Permits - The Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA; CLR With Permits For Another 14-Well Pad

Active rigs: 187

Twenty-eight (28) new permits --
  • Operators: CLR (14), KOG (8), Newfield (3), American Eagle (2), Whiting
  • Fields: Ranch Creek (McKenzie), South Tobacco Garden (McKenzie), Alkali Creek (Mountrail),  Colgan (Divide), Epping (Williams), Pleasant Hill (McKenzie)
  • Comments: All 14 CLR permits are in Alkali Creek, SENE 6-153-93 (it looks like this is a 14-well pad like their Atlanta pad southwest of Williston; half this section is under water; the Atlanta pad is also next to the Missouri River; the nearest well to this new pad is Whiting's Bartelson 44-13H (20058), Sanish oil field, t5/13; cum 87K 7/13;
Wells coming off the confidential list were posted earlier; see sidebar at the right.

Three producing wells completed:
  • 23663, 207, CLR, Zimmerman 2-13H, Stoneview, t8/13; cum --
  • 23077, 455, CLR, Oscar 2-24H, Stoneview, t8/13; cum --
  • 23078, 259, CLR, Oscar 3-24H, Stoneview, t8/13; cum --
Five well name changes: two substantive changes, changing target formation

Twenty confidential wells plugged or producing (in the Bakken, one can assume "all" will be producing)

It's Easy To Confuse North Dakota With New Mexico Geographically: They Are Both Huge States (But That's About Where The Similarity Ends)

It will be interesting to see if they correct this bit of lunacy before the day is over. I captured a screenshot of it just in case it is corrected.

Here's the screen shot:

The story was reported here: the ten most threatened state pensions. [Note: the first paragraph in that screen shot was also misplaced. That paragraph belongs in the body of the story before the list begins. This whole story was a "cut-and-paste" debacle.]

The population of North Dakota is about 630,000 folks, most of whom do not live in Williston.

The population of New Mexico is 1.8 million.

If one cross-checks the above story with "official" government data, it appears that the story above (#10 - North Dakota) should have been #10: New Mexico.

It's easy to confuse North Dakota with New Mexico when you are writing from a cubicle in New York City. LOL. [See first comment: the writer may have confused "Nebraska" with "North Dakota." That may be but the "official" government data suggests New Mexico is in much worse trouble than Nebraska. Also, it's been my impression that Nebraska is much more financially responsible than New Mexico.]

But here are some hints:

North Dakota borders Canada.

New Mexico borders Mexico.

Canada is north of the United States.

Mexico is south of the United States.

By the way, North Dakota has $1.3 billion in its Legacy Fund alone.

By the way, the article was so incredulous, I looked up the background of the individual who wrote the article.  Before moving into journalism and working for Yahoo!Finance/MarketWatch, he was an ICBM missile launch officer for the USAF. His career was no doubt undistinguished. Thank goodness.  By the way, this guy also tabulates the weekly initial unemployment claims data.

I'm Going Slightly Mad, Queen

High Initial Production Numbers -- Page 3

23672, 2,642, KOG, Koala 2-2-11-15H, Poe, t11/13; cum 185K 3/15;
25581, 2,667, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-15-12-19-16H, Truax, 4 secs, t11/13; cum 159K 3/15;
23993, 3,888, Statoil, Johnson 7-6 7H, Banks, t10/13; cum 183K 3/15;

25400, 2,443, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-13A-24-3H, Antelope, Sanish, t11/13; cum 161K 3/15;

25399, 2,271, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-13A-24-4H, Antelope, Sanish, t11/13; cum 200K 3/15;

25287, 2,109, KOG, Charging Eagle 1-14-11-2H, Twin Buttes, t12/13; cum 139K 3/15;

23278, 2,143, QEP, Paul 1-26/35H, Grail, t1/14; cum 91K 3/15;

25288, 2,018, KOG, Charging Eagle 14-14-10-2H, Twin Buttes, 4 sections, t12/13; cum 146K 3/15;  

25066, 2,356, XTO, Loomer 21X-4E, Tobacco Garden, t10/13; cum 57K 3/15;
25302, 2,592, XTO, Louise 31X-9D, North Tobacco Garden, t9/13; cum 212K 3/15;
23693, 2,249, XTO, FBIR Huntsmedicine 24X-8E, Heart Butte, t12/13; cum 119K 3/15;
25481, 2,404, MRO, Hubbel 24-24H, Bailey, t10/13; cum 162K 3/15;

25894, 1,999, Newfield, Norby State 152-96-16-2H, Westberg, t9/13; cum 72K 8/14;
25339, 3,170, Oasis, Gene Zumhof 5300 11-23T, Willow Creek, t8/13; cum 78K 8/14;

25681, 2,926, BR, Sunline 31-1TFH-SH, Clear Creek, 4 secs, t12/13; cum 45K 8/14;

23694, 1,816, XTO, FBIR Beaks 24X-8A, Heart Butte, 2 sec; t12/13; cum 62K 8/14; 
23933, 1,676, XTO, FBIR Beaks 24X-8E, Heart Butte, 2 sec; t1/14; cum 57K 8/14;
24143, 2,554, Statoil, Raymond 17-20 6H, Ragged Butte, 2 sec; t1/14; cum 45K 8/14;
24258, 2,966, BR, Glacier 14-9TFH, Clear Creek, 2 sec; t12/13; cum 69K 8/14; 
24548, 2,126, Statoil, Greenstein 30-31 3TFH, 2 sec; t1/14; cum 35K 8/14; 
25227, 1,963, XTO, Koeser 41X-15C, Siverston, t10/13; cum 88K 8/14;
25228, 2,371, XTO, Koeser 41X-15G, Siverston, t10/13; cum 85K 8/14;
25229, 2,302, XTO, Koeser 41X-15H, Siverston, t10/13; cum 104K 8/14;
25301, 2,080, XTO, Louise 31X-9C, North Tobacco Garden, t9/13; cum 145K 8/14;
25684, 2,966, BR, Sunline 31-1TFH-6SH, Clear Creek, 4 sec, t1/14; cum 48K 8/14;

25304, 2,257, QEP, Paul 2-26035TH, the Helis Grail, t12/13; cum 97K 8/14;

23860, 3,358, Statoil, Hovde 33-4 2H, Sandrocks, t12/13; cum 90K 8/14; 
24361, 3,099, Statoil, Knight 35-26 3TFH, Banks, t12/13; cum 41K 8/14;
24312, 2,120, Petro-Hunt, Brenna 152-96-14A-23-7H, Clear Creek, t10/13; cum 147K 8/14;
25466, 2,374, Whiting, Williams 24-25, Wildcat, Deadwood pool, southwest corner of the state, Red River wells in this area; t11/13; cum 20K 8/14;

25609, 1,018, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-8H, Pershing, t12/13; cum 112K 8/14;
25608, 1,048, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-7H, Pershing, t11/13; cum 123K 8/14;
25607, 1,086, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-6H, Pershing, t11/13; cum 106K 8/14;
25606, 1,298, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-5H,Pershing, t11/13; cum 133K 8/14;
25306, 2,460, QEP, Paul 1-26-35BH, the Helis Grail, t12/13; cum 114K 8/14;
25305, 2,243, QEP, Paul 2-26-35BH, the Helis Grail, t12/13; cum 103K 8/14;
25655, 2,856, BR, Washburn 43-36TFH, Charlson, t12/13; cum 122K 8/14; 
24360, 4,884, Statoil, Knight 35-26 2H, Banks, t12/13; cum 42K 8/14;

25149, 2,526, XTO, Wallace 21X-2F, West Capa, t12/13; cum 41K 8/14;
24259, 2,966, BR, Glacier 14-9MBH, Clear Creek, t12/13; cum 86K 8/14;
24362, 3,509, Statoil, Knight 35-26 4H, Banks, t12/13; cum 35K 8/14;

24206, 2,342, QEP, MHA 8-04-33H-150-92, Heart Butte, t5/13; cum 113K 8/14;

25494, 2,265, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-15B-22-4H, Antelope, Sanish pool, t10/13; cum 120K 8/14;
25952, 2,712, BR, Capitol 44-7TFH, Westberg, 2 sections, t2/13; cum 88K 8/14;

25398, 2.143, Oasis, Sylvia 5493 44-23T, Robinson Lake, t11/13; cum 61K 8/14;

25329, 2,275, MRO, LBM Tuhy USA 41-4H, Murphy Creek, t9/13; cum 84K 8/14;

25569, 2,642, QEP, Dodge 2-6-7TH, Grail, t11/13; cum 125K 8/14;
25573, 2,612, Statoil, Alger State 16-21 7H, Alger, t10/13; cum 71K 8/14;
25774, 2,923, BR, Aiden 31-13MBH, Haystack Butte, t9/13; cum 84K 8/14;
25812, 2,923, Slawson, Jugard (Federal) 6-26-35TFH, Big Bend, t9/13; cum 85K 8/14;
24532, 2,838, Petro-Hunt, Clear Creek 152-96-34A-3H, Clear Creek, t9/13;cum 103K 8/14;
25482, 2,154, MRO, Webber 21-25H, Bailey, t10/13; cum 96K 8/14; 
24215, 2,448, Oasis, Wolf 9-4H, Foreman Butte, t10/13; cum 80K 8/14;
23339, 2,217, QEP, MHA 2-03-02H-149-92, Heart Butte, 4 sections, t12/13; cum 70K 8/14;
23340, 2,306, QEP, MHA 4-03-02H-149-92, Heart Butte, 4 sections, t12/13; cum 115K 8/14;

25567, 2,307, QEP, Dodge 4-6-7BH, Grail, t11/13; cum 117K 8/14; 
25572, 2,350, Statoil, Holm 9-4 6H, Alger, t11/13; cum 68K 8/14;
25659, 2,191, QEP, Ernie 3-2-11BH, Grail, t10/13; cum 128K 8/14;
26465, 2,107, Whiting, S-Bar 13-2H, Sanish, t11/13;cum 94K 8/14;
24933, 1,908, XTO, Lundin 41X-14C, Siverston, t9/13;cum 105K 8/14;
25111, 2,869, XTO, Lundin 41X-14D, Siverston, t10/13; cum 122K 8/14;
24932, 1,956, XTO, Lundin 41X-14G, Siverston, t9/13; cum 73K 8/14;
25842, 2,585, MRO, Jodi Aubol 41-14H,  Reunion Bay, 4 sections; t1/13; cum 158K 8/14;
25657, 2,289, QEP, Ernie 3-10-2-11LL,  Grail, t10/13; cum 90K 8/14;
24512, 1,982, Whiting, Taylor 14-7-2H, Sioux, t7/13; cum 90K 8/14;
24513, 1,657, Whiting, Taylor 14-7H, Sioux, t7/13; cum 90K 8/14;
24646, 3,284, Oasis, Pikes 5200 41-20B, Camp, t8/13; cum 129K 8/14;

24613, 2,136, Oasis, Toby 5200 43-20T, Camp, t8/13; cum 31K 10/13;
24632, 1,880, Oasis, Oreo Federal 5300 24-25T, Willow Creek, t10/13; cum 11K 10/13;
25136, 1,180, Oasis, Beth 5792 13-3B, Cottonwood, t9/13; cum 13K 10/13;
25319, 1,969, Oasis, Christa 5393 12-9B, Sanish, t7/13; cum 34K 10/13;
25320, 2,009, Oasis, Kray 5393 12-9T, Sanish, t7/13; cum 40K 10/13;
25438, 2,972, BR, CCU Bison Point 44-34MBH, Corral Creek, unitized, t91/3; cum 14K 10/13;
23308, 2,005, WPX, Blackhawk 1-12HD, Moccasin Creek, t8/13; cum 70K 10/13;
25439, 2,083, BR, CCU Bison Point 44-34TFH, Corral Creek, t11/13; cum --
25563, 2,140, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-13-12-24-14H3M, Truax, t11/13; cum --
25582, 2,249, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-15-12-24-15H3, Truax, t11/13; cum --
25511, 1,826, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-13-12-1-3H3, Truax t11/13; cum --
25487, 2,148, MRO, Marland 41-14TFH, Reunion Bay, t12/13; cum -- 
25388, 2,832, BR, Cleo 21-1MBH, Croff, 2 sections, t9/13; cum 15K 10/13;

25275, 2,328, MRO, Betty Fettig 21-27H, Killdeer, t11/13; cum --
24261, 2,837, BR, Glacier 24-9MBH, Clear Creek, 2 sections, t11/13; cum --
24260, 2,766, BR, Glacier 24-9TFH, Clear Creek, 2 sections, t12/13; cum --
23738, 2,899, BR, Bryce 24-8MBH, Westberg, 2 sections, t11/13; cum --
23737, 2,712, BR, Bryce 24-8TFH, Westberg, 2 sections, t12/13; cum --

22440, 1,113, Petro-Hunt, Wisness 152-96-28A-33-3H, Clear Creek, t8/13; cum 49K 10/13;
25359, 2,063, XTO, Lundeen 31X-9D,  Garden, t10/13; cum 7K 10/13;
25387, 2,664, BR, Cleo 21-1TFH, Croff, t9/13; cum 14K 10/13; 

23547, 2,541, Statoil, Jake 2-11 4H, Last Chance, t11/13; cum --
23546, 2,338, Statoil, Jake 2-11 3TFH, Last Chance, t11/13; cum --
25514, 2,011, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-15-12-2-2H, Truax, t11/13; cum --
25512, 2,154, KOG, P Evitt 154-98-1-12-2-4H, Truax, t11/13; cum --
24197, 2,308, KOG, P Evans 154-99-2-4-28-1H, Epping, t11/13; cum --
23735, 2,974, BR, Bryce 11-5MBH,Westberg, t11/13; cum --
23739, 2,895, BR, Bryce 34-8TFH, Westberg, t11/13; cum --
24007, 3,315, Statoil, Jake 2-11 6H, Last Chance, t11/13; cum --
24008, 2,420, Statoil, Jake 2-11 5TFH, Last Chance, t11/13; cum --
24899, 2,067, KOG, Smokey 2-17-5-2H3,  Pembroke, t10/13; cum 24K 10/13;

24900, 2,328, KOG, Smokey 2-17-5-2H,  Pembroke, t9/13; cum 25K 10/13;

24741, 3,192, Zenergy, State Wolf 16-21H, Foreman Butte, t10/13; cum 16K 10/13;

24612, 2,356, Oasis, Leo 5200 43-20B, Camp, t8/13; cum 55K 10/13;
24631, 2,514, Oasis, Cookie Federal 5300 24-25B, Willow Creek, t10/13; cum 30K 10/13;

24262, 2,984, BR, Glacier 41-4TFH, Clear Creek, t11/13; cum --

25484, 2,071, MRO, Bluegrass 21-25TFH, Bailey, t10/13; cum 15K 10/13;

25286, 2,809, BR, Everhorse 41-3MBH, Keene, t8/13; cum 52K 9/13; 

24854, 2,101, Statoil, Arvid Anderson 14-11 6H, Alger, t11/13; cum 11 --

24853, 2,279, Statoil, Arvid Anderson 14-11 5H, Alger, t5/13; cum 31K 9/13;
24981, 2,559, BR, CCU Four Aces 44-21TFH, Corral Creek, t11/13 cum --
23734, 2,485, BR, Bryce 11-5TFH, Westberg, t11/13; cum --
24982, 2,992, BR, CCU Four Aces 44-21MBH, Corral Creek, t11/13; cum --
20900, 2,243, Statoil, Herman Johnson 32-5 1H, Briar Creek, t11/13; cum --
23779, 2,078, Whiting, Rud 11-4H, Pleasant Hill, t5/13; cum 41K 9/13;
24460, 2,030, Whiting, Rud 11-4-2H,  Pleasant Hill, t5/13; cum 45K 9/13;
24630, 2,737, Oasis,  Ordean Federal 5300 24-25T, Willow Creek, t10/13; cum --
24226, 3,049, Oasis,  Neva Federal 5300 14-25T, Willow Creek, t10/13; cum --

24738, 2,171, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-15B-22-6H, a Sanish well, Antelope, t10/13; cum --
25441, 2,988, QEP, Kummer 1-6-7BH, Grail, t11/13; cum --
25440, 2,661, QEP, Kummer 6-7-5-8LL, Grail, t11/13; --

25488, 2,563, Statoil, Stubbs 28-21 1H, Briar Creek, t8/13; cum 33K 9/13; 

24198, 2,282, KOG, P Evans 154-99-2-4-9-16H, Stockyard Creek, t8/13; cum 30K 9/13;

24582, 2,119, EOG, Parshall 22-3032H, Parshall, t6/13; cum 138K 9/13;

24737, 2,224, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-15A-22-7H,
24731, 2,171, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-95-15B-22-3H, 

24627, 2,982, BR, Badlands 21-15TFH, Hawkeye, 2 sections; t9/13; cum 4K 9/13;

23951, 2,246, KOG, Charging Eagle 16-21-16-1H, Twin Buttes, t91/13; cum 24K 9/13;
23908, 2,103, Newfield, Johnsrud 150-98-6-7-3H, Siverston, t7/13; cum 45K 9/13;

24979, 2,982, BR, CCU Corral Creek 41-28TFH, Corral Creek, spacing: unitized; t10/13; cum --
23195, 2,232, Statoil, Hospital 31-36 3H, Alger, t10/13; cum --
23196, 1,478, Statoil, Hospital 31-36-6TFH, Alger, t10/13; cum --
23193, 3,171, Statoil, Hospital 31-35 5H, Alger, t10/13; cum -- 
23979, 2,852, Statoil, Rose 12-13 5TFH, Avoca, t10/13; cum --
23978, 3,810, Statoil, Rose 12-13 6H, Avoca, t10/13; cum --
22841, 2,627, Statoil, Rose 12-13 4TFH, Avoca, t10/13; cum 93K 9/15;
22840, 3,107, Statoil, Rose 12-13-3, Avoca, t10/13; cum -- 
23997, 3,511, Statoil,Margaret 5-8 6H, Spring Creek, t10/13; cum --
23995, 3,462, Statoil, Margaret 5-8 4H, Spring Creek, t10/13; cum --
24455, 2,323, CLR, Hawkinson 13-22H, Oakdale, t10/13; cum --
24470, 3,552, Statoil, Viking 16-15 3H, Poe, t9/13; cum --
24297, 1,967, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-5H, Eagle Nest, t9/13; cum --
24298, 1,615, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-4H, Eagle Nest, t9/13; cum --
24306, 1,727, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-29A-32-3H, Eagle Next, t10/13; cum --
24227, 3,318, Oasis, Nellie John Federal 5300 14-25B, Willow Creek, t10/13; cum --
24310, 2,132, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-29A-32-5H, Eagle Nest, t10/13; cum --
23952, 2,010, KOG, Charging Eagle 16-21-16-1H3, Twin Buttes, t8/13; cum 20K 9/13;

25732, 3,046, Whiting, Eide 41-13-2H, Timber Creek, t10/13; cum -- 

23953, 2,022, KOG, Charging Eagle 16-21-16-1HA, Twin Buttes, t8/13; cum 27K 9/13;
25187, 2,175, QEP, Bert 2-2-11BH, Grail, t10/13; cum -- 
25101, 2,566, MRO, Martin 31-14H, Reunion Bay, t8/13; cum 36K 9/13; file report not available yet;
25114, 2,417, MRO, Patrick 34-32H, Bailey, t8/13; cum 26K 9/13;
20915, 3,363, HRC, Fort Berthold 150-94-3B-10-2H, Spotted Horn, t8/13; cum -- 
25188, 2,132, QEP, Bert 2-2-11TH, Grail, t10/13; cum 9/13;

24570, 1,649, Oasis, Shields 5200 43-20T, Camp, t7/13; cum 27K 9/13;
24644, 1,773, Oasis, Newberry 5200 41-20T, Camp, t9/13; cum --
24905, 2,846, BR, CCU Prairie Rose 31-30MBH, Corral Creek, t8/13; cum 9/13;
24952, 2,765, Oasis, Leni 5693 42-11B, Alger, t7/13; cum 24K 9/13;
25278, 2,605, BR, CCU William 24-20TFH, Corral Creek, TD = 22,550 feet;  t10/13; cum --;

25186, 2,170, QEP, Bert 1-2-11BH, Grail, t10/13; cum --
24299, 1,687, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-13A-24-3H, Eagle Nest, t9/13; cum --
23505, 2,147, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-93-17D-08-7H, Four Bears, t9/13; cum --
23554, 2,909, HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-14D-11-4H, Antelope, t8/13; cum 40K 8/13;
25235, 2,285, BR, Everglades 21-3TFH, t8/13; cum --
25279, 2,966, BR, CCU Williams 24-20MBH, t10/13; cum --

24469, 2,521, Statoil, Viking 16-15 2TFH, Poe, t9/13; cum --
23094, 2,512, QEP, MHA 2-06-05H-149-92, Heart Butte, t9/13; cum --
24145, 2,447, XTO, Ester Federal 34X-28C, Lost Bridge, no production data, 

24012, 2,159, MRO, Cummings USA 41-6H, Van Hook, t8/13; cum 18K 8/13 (20 days)
21253, 2,616, XTO, Esther Federal 34X-28G, Lost Bridge, t9/13; cum --
25280, 1,964, BR, CCU William 34-20TFH, Corral Creek, t10/13; cum --

24468, 3,863, Statoil, Viking 16-15 1H, Poe, t9/13;cum 156K 10/16;
24088, 2,762, Statoil, Sax 25-36 6TFH, Banks, t9/13; cum --
24947, 2,586, QEP, Lawlar 2-5-8BH, Grail, t9/13; cum --
24946, 1,823, QEP, Lawlar 1-5-8BH, Grail, t9/13; cum --
24948, 2,638, QEP, Lawlar 1-29-32BH, Grail, t9/13; cum 267K 10/16;
24949, 2,274, QEP, Patsy 2-29-32BH, Grail, t9/13; cum 375K 7/17;

25237, 2,966, BR, Everglades 31-3TFH, Keene, t9/13; cum 76K 10/16;

23286, 2,316, Statoil, Bures 20-29 4TFH, t9/13; cum 172K 10/16;

24628, 2,971, BR, Badlands 21-15MBH, Hawkeye, t8/13; cum 13K 8/13; 
25234, 2,879, BR, Everglades 41-3TFH, Keene, t8/13; cum --
25236, 2,594,  BR, Everglades 21-3MBH, Keene, t9/13; cum --  
24942, 2,035, XTO, SAX 41X-26H, Siverston, t8/13; cum 18K 8/13;
24748, 2,095, Newfield, Anderson Federal l152-96-9-4-3H, Westberg, t8/13; cum 14K 8/13

24087, 4,059, Statoil, Sax 25-36 5H, Banks, t9/13; cum 172K 10/16;

24993, 2,952, BR, Cleo 41-1TFH, Croff, t9/13; cum --
24991, 2,834, BR, Cleo 31-1TFH, Croff, t9/13; cum --
24166, 3,188, Oasis, Travel 5393 14-12T, Sanish, t5/13; cum 62K 8/13;
24194, 3,518, Oasis, Lite 5393 11-11B, Sanish, t6/13; cum 53K 8/13;
24569, 3,142, Oasis, Inigo 5200 43-20B, Camp, t8/13; cum 29K 8/13;
24643, 2,920, Oasis, Sherman 5200 41-20T, Camp, t8/13; cum 21K 8/13;
24287, 3,247, Oasis, Morrison 5200 11-30T, Camp, t4/13; cum 47K 8/13;

25112, 2,400, Zenergy, Link 15-22H, Foreman Butte, t7/13; cum 24K 8/13;
25115, 2,090, MRO, Evelyn 34-32TFH, Bailey, t8/13; cum 16K 8/13;

25192, 3,075, QEP, Poncho 4-3-10BH, Grail, t7/13; cum 34K 8/13;
23944, 2,658, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 1H, Ragged Butte, no production data;

24288, 4,489, Oasis, Sully 5200 11-30B, middle Bakken, Camp, t4/13; cum 52K 8/13

24086, 2,285, Statoil, Sax 25-36 4TFH, Banks, t9/13; cum 123K 10/16;

24992, 2,736, BR, Cleo 41-1MBH, Cross, t9/13; cum 293K 10/16;

24337, 2,519, EOG, Hawkeye 3-2413H, Antelope, 133K in less than four months; t5/13; cum 88K 8/13;
24702, 3,000, Zenergy, Slagle 12-1HST, Camp, t7/13; cum 164K 4/15;

23946, 2,747, Statoil, Sanders 34-27 2H, Ragged Butte, t9/13; cum 95K 4/15; choked back in early 2015;
24085, 3,243, Statoil, Sax 25-36 3H, Banks, t9/13; cum 125K 4/15;

22967, 2,242, BR, CCU Burner 21-26MBH, Corral Creek, t8/13; ccum 51K 4/15;
23655, 2,021, XTO, Hegg 11-29SWH, Siverton, t8/13; cum 156K 4/15;
25005, 2,913, BR, Bullrush 44-10TFH, Elidah, t6/13; cum 135K 4/15; choked back in early 2015;
25555, 3,079, Whiting, Nesheim 41-24, Sanish, t8/13; cum 239K 4/15;

24906, 2,971, BR, CCU Meriwether 34-19TFH, Corral Creek, t7/13; cum 65K 4/15; choked back in early 2015;
25147, 2,256, BR, Gudmunson 11-26TFH, Elidah, t6/13; cum 130K 4/15;
24339, 2,302, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-33D-28-5H, McGregory Buttes, t8/13; cum 282K 4/15; choked back in early 2015;
24629, 2,949, BR, Badlands 31-15TFH, Hawkeye, t8/13; cum 86K 4/15; choked back in early 2015; 

24338, 2,576, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-33D28-4H, McGregory Buttes, t8/13; cum 280K 41/5; choking back in early 2015

23645, 2,926, BR, Lillibridge 24-22MBH 2NH, Johnson Corner, 4 sections; t7/13; cum 177K 4/15; choking back in early 2015

23992, 5,417, Statoil, Beaux 18-19 7H, Banks, t8/13; cum 279K 10/16; (This IP is a record.)
23438, 2,464, Statoil, M. Macklin 15-22 7H, Cow Creek, t8/13; cum 139K 41/5; choked back starting in 41/5;

24416, 2,855, Oasis, Garraffa 5693 41-11B, Alger, t7/13; cum 136K 4/15;

24484, 2,932, BR, CCU Prairie Rose 31-30TFH, Corral Creek, t8/13; cum 128K 4/15; choked back starting in 4/15;

Just A Reminder: High IP Wells Tracked At Sidebar

Link here.

BR's Glacier Wells


February 27, 2018: all wells are back on line; at least one showed significant jump, albeit for only a short period, in production, #24258.

April 26, 2017: several of the Glacier wells were taken off-line in early 2017.

The Wells 
These are in the northeast corner of McKenzie County. 
  • 17633, 611, BR, Glacier 31-4H, Clear Creek, t1/09; cum 254K 11/19; needs to be re-fracked; went off line as of 5/19; back on line 7/19;
  • 19753, 1,300, BR, Glacier 31-4TFH, Clear Creek, t3/11; cum 214K 9/19; intermittent production since 6/19;
  • 24258, 2,966, BR, Glacier 14-9TFH, Clear Creek, t12/13; cum 309K 11/19; FracFocus shows no re-frack; the last sundry form showing a frac was bac, in 2013; see recent production data below;
  • 24259, 2,966, BR, Glacier 14-9MBH, Clear Creek, t12/13; cum 362K 11/19;
  • 24260, 2,766, BR, Glacier 24-9TFH, Clear Creek, t12/13; cum 185K 11/19; was off line 9/19; back on line 11/19;
  • 24261, 2,837, BR, Glacier 24-9MBH, Clear Creek, t11/13; cum 303K 11/19;
  • 24262, 2,984, BR, Glacier 41-4TFH, Clear Creek, t11/13; cum 223K 11/19;
#24258, selected production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Apple Sets Record; Apple 5S/5C Sales Far Outpace Figures From Last September When Apple Unveiled iPhone 5; 5S Initial Sales Almost Doubled Over Those Of The Original 5; We'll Be Seeing Stories All Week -- Mostly, Again, How The Pundits Got It Wrong

Apple sets record. CNBC is reporting:
Apple announced on Monday that sales for its new iPhone had set a record, with consumers snapping up nine million smartphones within the first few days of its launch, allowing the company to hike its revenue guidance.
The tech giant said in a statement that the iPhone 5s and 5c gangbuster sales were accompanied by more than 200 million downloads of the iOS 7 platform, Apple's new iteration of its operating software.
As a result, Apple said company revenue for the fourth fiscal quarter would be "near the high end" of its previous guidance of $34-$37 billion. Gross margins would also check in near the top of its prior guidance of 36-37 percent.
Unlike Windows operating systems upgrades which some consider very expensive, Apple generally provides their upgrades for free:
Please note, iOS 7 is available as a free upgrade for the following iOS devices:
  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5G
Reuters is reporting:
Apple said it sold 9 million iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models in the first three days after their launch on Friday.
Shares of Apple rose 3.6 percent in premarket trade on Monday following the news.
Demand for the iPhone 5s has exceeded initial supplies, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement.
The sales far outpaced the figures from last September, when Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, selling more than 5 million in the first three days after its launch.
On Friday, long lines formed outside stores in Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and other cities for Apple's new top-of-the-line 5s and the less-expensive 5c. It was the first time Apple had launched two iPhone models simultaneously.
While sitting here in Starbucks this morning, the iPhone 5S was the main topic of conversation (I did not join in the conversation). One woman showed her new iPhone 5S -- I didn't see the color; it didn't look like the "gold" edition. There were many, many comments on how much better the camera was.

My biggest concern for the day: claims that TouchID has been hacked --  
A group of German hackers claimed to have cracked the iPhone fingerprint scanner on Sunday, just two days after Apple Inc launched the technology that it promises will better protect devices from criminals and snoopers seeking access.

If the claim is verified, it will be embarrassing for Apple which is betting on the scanner to set its smartphone apart from new models of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and others running the Android operating system of Google Inc.
So, let me see if I understand this correctly. Some German is going to start following me around to get my index fingerprint, and then is going to steal my smart phone just so he/she can view photos of my granddaughters, and listen to messages from my wife to remind me to pick up bread on the way home from work. LOL. 

By the way, this is not even hacking. All they are doing is "lifting" a fingerprint off a glass with Scotch tape, photocopying it, and laying it on the iPhone TouchID. I can't make this stuff up. Actually, all they have to do is steal my smart phone -- my index fingerprint will be all over it. The good news: folks can still use numeric keypad to lock it. Mountains and molehills.

Wells Coming Off Confidential List Over The Weekend, Today, Have Been Posted

Link here.

MRO and Oasis with high IPs.

Most, if not all, wells on DRL status are on DRL status for operational reasons (pad drilling).

Earth's Temperature Has Failed To Rise Despite SOARING Levels Of CO2 -- Los Angeles Times


October 3, 2013: junk science. CBS News says earth's warming could result in surface temperatures of 212 degrees F (boiling). In fact, we're talking 1 - 2 degrees. At most. 

Original Post

Mainstream media finally gets is and reports it.

Front page story in today's in Los Angeles Times:
It's a climate puzzle that has vexed scientists for more than a decade and added fuel to the arguments of those who insist man-made global warming is a myth.
Since just before the start of the 21st century, the Earth's average global surface temperature has failed to rise despite soaring levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases and years of dire warnings from environmental advocates.
Now, as scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change gather in Sweden this week to approve portions of the IPCC's fifth assessment report, they are finding themselves pressured to explain this glaring discrepancy.
The panel, a United Nations creation that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, hopes to brief world leaders on the current state of climate science in a clear, unified voice. However, experts inside and outside the process say members probably will engage in heated debate over the causes and significance of the so-called global warming hiatus.
"It's contentious," said IPCC panelist Shang-Ping Xie, a professor of climate science at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. "The stakes have been raised by various people, especially the skeptics."
The Skeptics?

The "global warmers" are the "new flat earth society."

I'm glad they are calling the hiatus a "so-called" hiatus. LOL.

Apple iPhone 5S Sold Out; 5C Still Available

MacRumors is reporting:
Apple retail stores have now begun offering a Personal Pickup option for the iPhone 5s through its online purchase page, allowing customers to see store availability for each model and place orders for in-store pickup.

The move comes after Apple quickly sold out of its initial iPhone 5s online order stock following its launch on Friday, with shipping estimates in the United States falling to October.

In-store pickup is also available for the iPhone 5c, although that device has seen much better availability than the iPhone 5s.
Several important story lines in that short blurb. 

Whiting To Raise Another $400 Million

Press release here:
Whiting announced today that it intends to sell $400 million aggregate principal amount of 5.750% senior notes due 2021 in a private placement to eligible purchasers. The notes will be unsecured and unconditionally guaranteed by Whiting’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation.

Whiting expects to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes for general corporate purposes including capital expenditures.

Update On California's Monterey Shale

I track the Monterey Shale here.

I wrote this just two days ago:
In addition, it looks increasingly obvious to the casual observer that California shale will not be an easy nut to crack. Predictability of the shale seams are incredibly important in horizontal drilling; all the tectonic shifting have disrupted that linearity, and it will create havoc for drillers. There' s a reason it is called horizontal drilling: the drill bit goes horizontal. In the Monterey Shale, the drill bit is going to be all over the subsurface landscape trying to find the seam.
Compare that with today's article in The Wall Street Journal:
California's Monterey Shale formation is estimated to hold as much as two-thirds of the recoverable onshore shale-oil reserves in the U.S.'s lower 48 states, but there's a catch: It is proving very hard to get.
Formed by upheaval of the earth, the Monterey holds an estimated 15.4 billion barrels of recoverable shale oil, or as much as five times the amount in North Dakota's booming Bakken Field, according to 2011 estimates by the Department of Energy. The problem is, the same forces that helped stockpile the oil have tucked it into layers of rock seemingly as impenetrable as another limiting factor: California's famously rigid regulatory climate.
California has become one of the U.S.'s top oil-producing states over the past century, largely by tapping into the easier-to-get oil that has seeped out of the Monterey beneath places like Bakersfield and Los Angeles County. But with production in general decline since the 1980s, producers are trying a smorgasbord of techniques—called enhanced oil recovery in industry parlance—in an effort to tap into the mother lode.
So far, there have been no production breakthroughs.
Few techniques have garnered more scrutiny in California than hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which entails injecting water, often mixed with chemicals, into a well to fracture rock formations and unlock trapped oil and natural gas. Widely used in North Dakota and other big fields, fracking is less common in California, where only 560 of 50,000 producing wells were fracked in 2012, according to the Western States Petroleum Association.
Fracking is more difficult to do in the Monterey because the formation is so jumbled, says Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis. That makes it hard to find large amounts of shale to frack, industry officials say.
But it gets even better. I wrote this at the same link:
So, politically and geologically, the oil companies will find California an increasingly challenging environment. Regular readers saw that coming two or three years ago with random posts of oil activity in California. The proof in the pudding was the first article about Chevron moving its northern California employees to Houston, and then the more recent article (this week), Conoco, I believe, moving a significant number of employees also to Houston. 

Pundits Were Wrong Again -- News, Views, Links For Monday

WSJ Links

German's chancellor wins by a huge margin, confounding pundits -- again.

Six myths about green energy.
  • renewables are an insignificant source of power.  (don't forget Hoover Dam, nuclear)
  • renewables can replace all fossil fuels
  • renewables are too expensive.  (coal, 3 cents; new gas plants, 6 cents; wind 8 cents; solar, 13 cents; and renewable costs are falling fast)
  • variability dooms renewable energy
  • cheap natural gas is the enemy of renewable energy
  • renewable energy means millions of green jobs
Great article on how utilities are using data from "smart meters."

Why solar customers' electric bills may rise. I don't think the utilities are going to win this one in California.

Update on Monterey Shale -- if I remember, I will do a stand-alone post on this one.
Few techniques have garnered more scrutiny in California than hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which entails injecting water, often mixed with chemicals, into a well to fracture rock formations and unlock trapped oil and natural gas. Widely used in North Dakota and other big fields, fracking is less common in California, where only 560 of 50,000 producing wells were fracked in 2012, according to the Western States Petroleum Association.
Fracking is more difficult to do in the Monterey because the formation is so jumbled, says Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at the University of California, Davis. That makes it hard to find large amounts of shale to frack, industry officials say.
Exactly what I've been saying; I think I just said that -- again -- sometime in the past three days. 


Owners of electric cars drive less, possibly because they are using electric vehicles primarily for short trips, to work or the grocery. Or it may be that they fear running out of juice. A separate survey found that limited range caused many EV owners to avoid longer or discretionary trips—to the movie theater or to visit friends, for instance.
The EV Project's data also shows that buyers of plug-in vehicles are relatively more affluent than the average motorist. That reflects the cost of the vehicles: General Motors Co.'s gas-and-electric Chevrolet Volt costs around $40,000, while the all-electric Nissan Leaf sells for about $30,000. Owners are also more likely to be "greener"—a large portion of electric-car buyers report having solar panels. 

Heard on the Street:  US coal vs the world

Received wisdom says Chinese coal demand is insatiable. The International Energy Agency doesn't see it peaking until sometime in the 2020s.
But it could happen sooner. Beijing has recognized that a growth model skewed towards heavy investment is unbalancing the economy and poisoning the environment. As China seeks to boost consumption and services, the electricity required to generate each incremental yuan of gross domestic product should decline. Furthermore, a slower pace of infrastructure investment should curb growth in Chinese steel demand. Meanwhile, ferocious smog in Beijing and elsewhere has sparked protests, prompting a government pledge this month to cut coal use in eastern parts of the country. Carbon isn't the burning issue here, but the effect could be much the same as the EPA's moves in the U.S., with coal losing market share to gas and renewable power.
Compounding the issue for U.S. miners is that China's own coal industry is improving. Sanford C. Bernstein points out that the country's top 55 miners account for more and more of China's coal production, suggesting smaller, less efficient operators are being acquired or squeezed out.And consolidation, as well as China's growing rail network, should ultimately reduce the cost of domestic coal, limiting the need for imports further. Bernstein sees Chinese coal imports peaking in 2015. U.S. coal miners can hardly expect the likes of India and Europe to pick up all the slack.

Netflix makes history with showing at Emmys. Regular readers know my interest in Netflix.
The streaming video service scored a win at the TV industry's Emmy Awards on Sunday night as David Fincher took the best director prize for political drama "House of Cards." It marked the first victory in a major category for an online video distributor.
The Emmy win could boost Netflix's prestige in Hollywood as an outlet for high-quality original series and further encourage writers, producers and actors to consider Netflix projects at a time when competition for talent among TV networks is as fierce as ever.

But despite the milestone for Netflix, high-profile cable channels racked up victories, too, showing their continued strength in the face of new competition.

No articles on Syria -- at least as far I could see. A word search for "Syria" revealed not one hit in the entire first section of headlines in today's on-line edition of The WSJ. 

Monday Morning News, Views, And Links

Two great links on "global warming" at the bottom of the post. Even more exciting than the Bakken news at the moment. 

Active rigs: 186

RBN Energy: excellent, excellent update on Canadian plans to ship crude oil by rail --
The saga of Western Canadian producers struggling to get increasing volumes of heavy crude to market in the US has not been pretty. In 2010 the rude interruption of surging Bakken crude output competing for space on pipelines built for Canadian crude contributed to a logjam in the Midwest. Now that logjam is finally unwinding and pipeline capacity to the Gulf Coast is opening up. And Canadian producers suddenly have the option to ship bitumen crude to market competitively by rail. Today we investigate why they may be hesitating to jump on board that train.
I haven't done this in a long time. Time to view it again:

Monday, Monday, The Mamas and The Papas

Global Warming

IceAgeNow is reporting that support for CO2 madness wanes
On Friday, the Czech Republic denounced subsidies for clean but costly renewable energy and pledged to double down on its use of fossil fuels, writes Sean Carney in the Wall Street Journal.
“It followed Poland’s declaration that it would use its abundant domestic coal supplies for power generation rather than invest in costly renewable energy facilities.”
IceAgeNow is also reporting that winter came three weeks earlier than last year to summer resort, Lake Tahoe.
“Beats last year by 3 weeks !” says reader Kenneth Lund. 
First snow of the season at Heavenly ski resort at Lake Tahoe, California !!!!
The Europeans are switching to coal. Germany will go broke if they stick with their aggressive renewables program. My hunch: Germany will silently dial back on the program.