Saturday, September 27, 2014

Random Update Of A Whiting Re-Entry Well, Red River, Henry Oil Field -- September 27, 2014

This well was recently re-entered in the Red River:
  • 18005, 28/DRY/TA, Whiting, Jones 44-35, Wildcat, Red River and Three Forks; no "H" designation; southwest corner of state; about 16 miles NNE of Beach, ND; absolutely no activity in immediate area; Red River well is active; t8/13; cum 8K 7/14;
The scout ticket, the Three Forks was dry:

NDIC File No: 18005    
Well Type: OG     Well Status: A     Status Date: 7/15/2013     Wellbore type: Vertical
Location: SESE 35-143-105     
Footages: 690 FSL 810 FEL     Latitude: 47.155296     Longitude: -103.943133
Current Well Name: JONES 44-35
Total Depth: 12290     Field: HENRY
Spud Date(s):  7/20/2010
Casing String(s): 9.625" 2035'   5.5" 12277'  
Completion Data
   Pool: THREE FORKS     Perfs: 10354-10364     Status: DRY     Date: 6/19/2013
   Pool: RED RIVER     Perfs: 12107-12181G     Comp: 7/15/2013     Status: AL     Date: 8/20/2013     Spacing: S2
   Pool: LODGEPOLE     Perfs: 10315-10326     Status: DRY     Date: 6/19/2013
Cumulative Production Data
   Pool: RED RIVER     Cum Oil: 8281     Cum MCF Gas: 823     Cum Water: 106920
   Pool: THREE FORKS     Cum Oil: 0     Cum MCF Gas: 0     Cum Water: 0
   Pool: THREE FORKS     Cum Oil: 0     Cum MCF Gas: 0     Cum Water: 0
Production Test Data
   IP Test Date: 8/20/2013     Pool: RED RIVER     IP Oil: 28     IP MCF: 2     IP Water: 410
Monthly Production Data
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
RED RIVER7-201431739683936999037
RED RIVER6-201430756754886882022
RED RIVER5-20143177793692676806
RED RIVER4-20142140322768914402
RED RIVER3-20142969290271156002
RED RIVER2-201428946664988572016
RED RIVER1-20143093413621000178021
RED RIVER12-2013319736311022273011
RED RIVER11-20132969979090385700
RED RIVER10-201321409245587752012
RED RIVER9-201330533421100266808
RED RIVER8-2013304202301036170010
RED RIVER7-20130000000
THREE FORKS6-20130000000
THREE FORKS5-20130000000
THREE FORKS4-20130000000

Random Update On A Relatively Recent Madison Well -- September 27, 2014

Almost looks like a pretty good Bakken well, but it's a Madison well:
  • 18625, 368, Whiting, BSMU 3604, Big Stick, 1 stage 15% acid stim, t8/10; cum 219K 7/14;
This is a vertical well; took 8 days to drill; no horizontal, no fracking. Spud on July 4, 2010; and ceased drilling on July 11, 2010.

There's another monster well in that same section, about 1,500 feet to the northwest:
  • 6995, 569, Whiting, Big Stick (Madison) Unit 3610, t8/79; cum 649K 7/14; 
This one took a lot longer to drill (May 31 - July 12, 1979).

But in that same section, an even bigger well:
  • 7123, 450, Whiting, Big Stick (Madison) Unit 3603, t4/80; cum 1.82 million 7/14
Spud February 23; ceased drilling March 21, 1980.

By the way, Whiting has another well in this section, on confidential:
  • 19294, conf, Whiting, BSMU 3605, a Madison well;

CLR's Bakken Enhanced Completion Tests -- September 27, 2014

Comparing Bakken Enhanced Completions
September, 2014
Slide 41 - 44
Comparing Enhanced Completions In Williams, McKenzie, Mountrail, and Dunn Counties

Completion Method
  • large proppant method: 22 gross wells tested
  • slickwater: 16 gross wells tested
  • hybrid: 6 gross wells tested
Incremental capital:
  • large proppant volume: $0.9 million
  • slickwater: $1.3 million
  • hybrid: $1.4 million
Completed well cost:
  • large proppant volume: $8.7 million
  • slickwater: $9.1 million
  • hybrid: $9.2 million
Range of production uplift:
  • large proppant volume: 10 - 180%
  • slickwater: 0 - 100%
  • hybrid: 0 - 120%
Average 30 - 90 day uplift:
  • large proppant volume: 5 - 15%
  • slickwater: 20 -35%
  • hybrid: 45 - 60%
Capital increase:
  • 12%
  • 17%
  • 18%
Incremental  EUR boe
  • 104 K, 17%
  • 156K, 27%
  • 167K, 33%
Incremental ror (%)
  • >100%
  • >100% 
  • >100%  
Bottom line:
  • the increased capital costs are returned in the first year
  • EURs could increase by as much as 33%
  • this is across four counties, not just the sweet spot in northeast McKenzie County
In The Still Of The Night

In The Still of the Night, Fred Parris and the Satins

Lost in the 50's Tonight; In The Still of the Night, Ronnie Milsap

Random Update On Three CLR Wells Using High Proppant Volume, Increased Number of Stages; The Bonney Wells -- September 27, 2014

A reader wrote in response to CLR's recent corporate presentation:
It looks like CLR has experimented with some big frac wells about 8 miles S of the Hawkinson wells in an area with poor wells and low density drilling.
The Bonny 5-3H1 #25108 completed 5/22/14 31 Stages 6 Million #sand/ceramic produced 20,533 bbl oil to date.
Bonny 4-3H #25109 completed 5/30/14 40 Stages 7.6 Million lbs sand/ceramic 25,109 bbl to date.
Bonny 3-3H1 #25110 completed 5/28/14 40 stages 8 Million lbs sand/ceramic 23,631 bbl to date.
These wells appear to have only one month of full production with a couple of the wells flaring more gas than selling. It will be interesting to see what the August production numbers look like on these wells.
Interesting to note that just a couple miles to the SW of these wells is an early TF CLR well the Sloan 1-17H #17329 completed 1/8/09 no stages listed (open hole?) 1.2 Million lbs sand only 26,785 BBL oil to date. 
I re-posted the data below for easier access and in case I want to cut/paste/move the data elsewhere:

In Jim Creek field, 3-145-96, on a 3-well pad, all horizontals running north:
  • 25108, 946, CLR, Bonney 5-3H1, Jim Creek, Three Forks NOS, 31 stages; 6.2 million labs sand/ceramic, t6/14; cum 21K 7/14;
  • 25109, 995, CLR, Bonney 4-3H, Jim Creek, middle Bakken, 40 stages; 7.6 million lbs sand/ceramic; t6/14; cum 25K 7/14;
  • 25110,1,143, CLR, Bonney 3-3H1, Jim Creek, Three Forks NOS, 40 stages; 8.1 million lbs sand/ceramic; t6/14; cum 24K 7/14;
Other Bonney wells/permits:
  • 18795, 1,074, CLR, Bonney 2-3M, Jim Creek, middle Bakken, 24 stages; 2.2 million lbs sand/ceramic, t8/10; cum 226K 7/14;
  • 22222, PNC, CLR, Bonney 3-3H, Jim Creek,
  • 17135, 143, CLR, Bonney 34-3H, Jim Creek, an old BR well; open-hold frac?, t9/08/ cum 166K 7/14;
I noticed the same thing the reader noted in passing: on this three-well pad, two of them were Three Forks wells; I assume upper Three Forks (TF1).  For newbies: when the boom began, it was "all" middle Bakken wells; then later in the boom, one Three Forks well for every three or four middle Bakken; wells; to find a 2/3 Three Forks pad is still somewhat noteworthy.

The Sloan well (#17329), by the way: the permit simply said the objective was the "Bakken." The well is a Three Forks well.

Swimming Meet

Turn down the volume:

Mansfield, TX, September 27, 2014

Cool! Another Prognostication Validated -- September 27, 2014

Since at least May 11, 2013 (and probably much earlier, but I'm not going to spend time looking), I have been "preaching" that the US has pretty much decided to cede oil exploration in the Arctic to the "rest of the world" -- i.e., that part of the world that has legitimate interests in the Arctic.

Now Bloomberg is reporting that the Russians (Rosneft) has discovered a huge oil reservoir in the Arctic, a reservoir that may be larger than the "US part of the Gulf of Mexico":
Russia, viewed by the Obama administration as hostile to U.S. interests, has discovered what may prove to be a vast pool of oil in one of the world’s most remote places with the help of America’s largest energy company.
Russia’s state-run OAO Rosneft said a well drilled in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean with Exxon Mobil Corp. struck oil, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas.
The well found about 1 billion barrels of oil and similar geology nearby means the surrounding area may hold more than the U.S. part of the Gulf or Mexico.
“It exceeded our expectations,” Sechin said in an interview. This discovery is of “exceptional significance in showing the presence of hydrocarbons in the Arctic.”
It is very possible that the actions (or inaction) that have dominated the Obama presidency will set the US back decades in "what could have been."

It Wouldn't Be A Day Without Sunshine Without A Note On Global Warming

The NOAA is reporting that there were 1,695 low max records broken or tied from September 11, 2014, to September 20, 2014 (that's like ten days):
Wow. One record was broken by 25F!!!!
1695 Low Max Records Broken or  Tied From Sept 11 to Sept 20 according to the NOAA.
A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been. This indicates daytime cooling.
There seems to be a trend here.

By the way, the Brits always say it best. Whether you agree with the writer or not, it really is good writing. I have spent a lot of time in England, Yorkshire, and Scotland, and if anyone knows "dreary," it's the Brits. The (London) Telegraph is reporting:
Apart from the Middle East, there can have been few more depressing places to be in the world last Tuesday than the UN General Assembly in New York, where an endless queue of world leaders, including Barack Obama and David Cameron, treated an increasingly soporific audience to leaden little appeals for humanity to take urgent action to halt global warming. The purpose of this special meeting, summoned by that dim little nonentity Ban Ki-moon, was to issue a desperate last-minute call for a legally binding treaty in Paris next year, whereby they would all agree to save the planet through an 80 per cent cut in those CO2 emissions, which are inseparable from almost all the activities of modern civilisation.
For days the usual cheerleaders, such as the BBC and Channel 4 News, had been beating the drum for this “historic” and “important” gathering. Hundreds of thousands of activists from all over the world, joined by Mr Ban in a baseball cap, on Sunday brought the streets of New York to a halt.
When the great day came, The Guardian published a 43-page running blog, reporting all the speeches from the likes of some Bosnian telling us that his country has had more rain this year than in any for more than a century (did global warming really start that long ago?). The President of Kiribati said, “I’ve been talking about climate change so long I’ve lost my voice”, although he was still somehow able to explain that his tiny island nation in the middle of the Pacific is sinking beneath the waves, despite satellite studies showing that sea levels in the area have actually been falling.
As one speaker after another overran their allotted four minutes, even The Guardian could not hide the fact that no one had anything new or interesting to say. “The most powerful speech” apparently came from Leonardo DiCaprio, which recalled a claim made more than 20 years ago by that other Hollywood star, Robert Redford, when he said, on global warming, that it was “time to stop researching and to start acting”. This prompted Richard Lindzen, the physicist and climate-change sceptic, to observe wryly that it seemed “a reasonable suggestion for an actor to make.”
Much more at the link.