Friday, May 9, 2014

Number Of Active Rigs In North Dakota Continues To "Inch" Higher; Late Evening And Daily Activity Report Not Posted -- Someone At NDIC Forgot To Post It? Eleven (11) New Permits In The Williston Basin; Amateur Video Of New Subdivision Northwest Of Williston

Active rigs:

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Eleven (11) new permits --
  • Operators: CLR (5), Oasis (2), BR (2), American Eagle (2),
  • Fields: Antelope (McKenzie), Alkali Creek (Montrail), Elidah (Williams), Willow Creek (Williams)
  • Comments: American Eagle has permits for two (2) wells in Divide County
Wells coming off the confidential list were posted earlier; see sidebar at the right.


This video was taken on/about May 1, 2014. It will be meaningful only to those who lived most of their lives in Williston. Turn the sound off before viewing the video. For music, play "Private Idaho" in the video below the Williston video. None of what you see in the Williston video was there before 2011; most of it was not there in 2012, and even as recently as 2013, much of this is new. This is northwest Williston.

Northwest Williston, North Dakota, May, 2014

This is northwest Williston, all new since 2012, much of it new since 2013.
  • at 14 seconds: first of two "round-abouts" on this road; note the new gas station/convenience store
  • at 43 seconds: coming up on a very small apartment complex; one of scores that have gone up in the last year or so
  • 1:18: note the lack of street striping/markings/center lines, or minimal striping
  • 1:23: another apartment complex; several buildings in the background; all identical
  • 1:32: coming up on the huge 4-well BEXP pad northwest of Williston; will be hidden behind green mesh fencing and evergreen trees; if you look closely you will see the four pumpers
  • 1:48: the second of two "round-abouts' -- taking you out to a huge development that was just beginning to move dirt in the autumn of 2011
  • 2:06: we are traveling north; again, all of this to the left (east) is brand new; to the right is a new development just going in
  • 2:27: look at all the duplexes; these homes overlook the valley in which Williston sits, to the east; it's actually quite a nice view
  • 3:04: all houses (for the most part) were built in Denver or elsewhere, transported up here by truck and "attached" to garages, the only part of the building that was built locally; 
  • 3:10: I could be wrong, but the three structures under wraps are probably modular units brought up from Denver (elsewhere) to be "built" into homes in this subdivision; it takes minimal manpower locally to put this all together
  • 3:16: more apartments in the distance
Remember, this is just one of many subdivisions going up in Williston to support the Bakken boom.

(Living In Your Own) Private Idaho, B-52s

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