Thursday, October 2, 2014

That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Stronger; Movie Trivia - October 2, 2014

Unemployment Rate For September

I am going to close out the poll on the sidebar at the right that asked whether the September, 2014, unemployment rate would drop below 6.0%? In less than 12 hours we will know the answer.

I will leave the poll up until after the government releases the September data, but the poll is officially closed. Will the unemployment rate drop below 6.0% for September, 2014:
  • the percent that said yes: 28%
  • the percent that said no: 72%
[Upate: the rate for September, 2014: 5.9%. Very, very nice.] 
Reading the tea leaves.

Obviously the President knows the answer. With everything going on in the world right now -- EbolaWar, ISIL, Secret Service -- the timing of an economic speech earlier today is interesting. And again, the president's schedule/calendar is worked out weeks in advance for speeches like this, so perhaps the timing of the speech is completely unrelated to world events.

But just for argument's sake, let's say the speech was timed to coincide with tomorrow's unemployment data. Even if it wasn't, the speech would have been tweaked once the president knew the September numbers.

Here is how ABC News saw the speech:
President Barack Obama acknowledged his pivotal role in the midterm political campaign Thursday, arguing that the November congressional elections are a referendum on his economic policies and blaming Republicans for blocking his efforts to boost wages and create more jobs.
In a speech at Northwestern University that marked a shift in attention from foreign entanglements to domestic concerns, Obama laid claim to an economic recovery that he said has made steady progress, yet he conceded that many families have not benefited from lower unemployment, beefed-up corporate profits and a pumped-up stock market.
Obama offered a lengthy defense of his policies, from bailing out the auto industry to his health care law, and he renewed his call for a higher minimum wage and equal pay legislation. He said that while he's not seeking election in November, "these policies are on the ballot, every single one of them."
Promoting pocketbook issues in the homestretch of the midterm election campaign, Obama fluctuated between bullish assurances that the recovery was real and recognition that joblessness and low wages still afflict millions of Americans.
I didn't hear the speech so I don't know the tenor or tone of the speech, though it seems more and more the president is simply reading his speeches, getting through them as quickly as possible. Blaming the Republicans (in the lede) is not surprising but one can argue that if the unemployment rate was below 6.0% for September, I think the speech would have been more upbeat (though President Obama has trouble being upbeat on anything it seems). Maybe it would be better to say that had the September rate dropped below 6.0% for September, President Obama might have stressed a few more ways that he "fixed" the economy. The fact that the news story leads off with "blaming the Republicans" suggests someone knows the unemployment number tomorrow will not be all that surprising or exciting. 

What Will Saudi Arabia Do?

I find "the Saudi Arabia" question the most intriguing question right now. "What will Saudi Arabia do?" Even Reuters/Rigzone is now asking the question. I plan to use that post to chronicle "what Saudi Arabia will do over the next 12 months." OPECs next meeting is in November (2014). If I remember, I will put up a poll shortly before then to see what folks think.

The best thing that might come out of this -- the Saudi Arabia question -- is how "solid" the Bakken is. Depending on what Saudi Arabia does, this could be the biggest challenge facing the Bakken. Winter is just around the corner. The new flaring rules are now going into effect. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Movie Trivia

What do the two Coen brother movies No Country For Old Men and Inside Llewyn Davis have in common?

Probably a lot of things.

But this is really cool.

In the past two weeks I think I have watched ILD a dozen times. 

On the other hand, it's been a long, long time since I've seen NCFOM.  I was eager to watch it again when it came out on Blu-Ray, but had forgotten about it until I happened to see it at Target a few days ago. For the past two nights, I have been watching the movie and the bonus features.

A supporting actress is singled out in the "Makingof NCFOM" for her excellent west Texas accident. Tommy Lee Jones is quite effusive how well the actress has the west Texas accent. The actress? Kelly MacDonald, a Scottish actress from Glasgow.

Meanwhile, the incredible supporting actress with a wonderful New York City accent was Carey Mulligan. Ms Mulligan is English.

T Bone Burnett, who produced the soundtrack for Inside Llewyn Davis, said something to the effect how "lucky" the Coen brothers are.

Once, perhaps, lucky. But not twice.

[One of the main characters in NCFOM is named Llewelyn. And although there is only one cat in ILD, the cat plays a prominent roll; in NCFOM cats seem to pop up all the time, but none have a starring or prominent role.]

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road; Up To 100 People Now On Ebola "Watch" List In Texas; October 2, 2014

Why did the chicken cross the road? It was the shortest distance to the other side.

Why build an oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington? It's the shortest distance to San Francisco.

A reader sent me the story (thank you). Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting:
Vancouver is the nearest point to the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota to load a ship bound for West Coast refineries.
For those concerned about oil train derailments and the environmental mayhem they cause, Vancouver helps mitigate the risk.
“If you start in North Dakota, (Vancouver) is the closest place you can get to load onto ocean-going vessels. The Port of Vancouver minimizes the amount of miles crude goes by land,” said Rick Weyen, vice president for logistics for Tesoro Corp. and vice president for operations for its logistics.

Oil producers are scrambling to create the infrastructure to get the Midwestern-sourced oil to refineries. The infrastructure to the East Coast, South and Gulf Coast is fairly well established, but the West Coast is underserved.
“The West Coast is kind of the missing piece,” he said.
Declining production from Alaska’s and the West Coast refineries need the Midwestern products.
Oil began moving to the coast by rail in 2013 — about 150,000 barrels a day or one percent of total demand.
Weyen said rail is the most effective way to move crude oil. Pipelines cost billions to build and generally depend on buyers willing to enter long-term agreements. No shipper is ready to commit to a 10-year contract, he said.
Politically, he said, there is no way to get a pipeline from North Dakota to the West Coast.
Weyen said Tesoro pursued the chance to develop a terminal at the Port of Vancouver USA in part because of the port’s $175 million investment in rail upgrades. The venture would handle up to four trains per day, with oil transferring to double-hulled, U.S.-flagged tankers bound for refineries in California.

It started with two on the "watch list." It quickly went to 10, where it was this morning. It's now up to 100. Will the affected Dallas public school be closed for 21 days? No way, but I bet there are discussions. And now we have a steady stream of US airmen and US soldiers going back and forth between West Africa and the US.

Something Doesn't Add Up

Everyone "knows" that the only way to become infected with Ebola is through direct contact with bodily fluids from someone ill with the disease. So, how does an NBC free-lance camera man come down with Ebola. If he denies coming in contact with any infected bodily fluid, this is more worrisome than we are being led to believe. 

For The Archives: Putin Shrugs Off Sanctions; Russian-Chinese Hegemony Strengthens -- October 2, 2014

I have a link over at the sidebar at the right: the Big Stories.

Among the Big Stories, from the very beginning, I have this one: The global power shift: Russia-China hegemony. My first entry was May 15, 2014, and it is updated periodically.

Now I see this headline at Drudge Report: "sanctions bringing 'RussiaChina' closer...."

The AP is reporting:
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday shrugged off the negative impact of Western sanctions, saying they will only encourage Russia to build closer ties with China, India and Latin America.
Speaking at an investment forum, Putin described the sanctions as "utter silliness" that hurt Western business and offered an opportunity for others to expand in the Russian market.
Putin said the sanctions, imposed by the United States, the European Union and others over Russia's role in the Ukrainian crisis, violated basic principles of the World Trade Organization and inflicted lasting damage to the global economy.
The poorer a nation, the less effect sanctions has on a nation. If the EU put sanctions on the US, we would feel it severely and quickly. Sanctions won't be felt by the man on the street in Iran; same with Russia; they've been through worse. Stalingrad.

XTO Reports A "High-IP" Well; Petro-Hunt Reports A Huge TF2 Well Today; Petro-Hunt Will Report Another Huge Well Friday -- October 2, 2014

Active rigs:

Active Rigs190186189201143

Wells coming off the confidential list today were posted earlier; see sidebar at the right.

Thirteen (13) new oil and gas permits --
  • Operators: SHD (4), XTO (4), Slawson (3), HRC (2)
  • Fields: Deep Water Creek Bay (McLean), McGregory Buttes (Dunn), Big Bend (Mountrail), Siverston (McKenzie),
  • Comments: CLR has a permit for a SWD well in Oliver (Williams)
One (1) producing wells completed:
  • 27056, 1,803, Petro-Hunt, Van Hise Trsut 153-95-28D-21-2HS, Charlson, TF2, fourth of five wells on this pad, 4 sections, t9/14; cum --
Wells coming off the confidential list Friday:
  • 24534, 1,823, Petro-Hunt, Clear Creek 152-96-34B-5H, Clear Creek, t7/14; cum 27K 7/14;
  • 25117, drl, CLR, Bjarne 3-29H, Patent Gate, no production data,
  • 25123, drl, Thunderbird Resources, Watson B N34-11-1H, Ranch Creek, no production data,
  • 27029, 539, CLR, Myrtle 5-7H, Northwest McGregor, t7/14; cum 17K 7/14;
  • 27449, 2,550, XTO, Tuckerman Federal 11X-11A, Lost Bridge, t8/14; cum 10K 7/14;
  • 27541, drl, Petro-Hunt, Anderson 152-96-23C-24-1HS, Clear Creek, no production data,
  • 27725, 198, Hunt, Alexandria 161-100-32-29H-1, Alexandria, t6/14; cum 16K 7/14;

24534, see above, Petro-Hunt, Clear Creek 152-96-34B-5H, Clear Creek:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

27029, see above, CLR, Myrtle 5-7H, Northwest McGregor:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

The Wall Street Journal

Up to 100 ... from only 2 yesterday. That's how many are now quarantined, being observed for Ebola

LA's minimum wage boost to nearly twice the federal level will be a prime test to see if it helps lift workers out of poverty ... or increases joblessness and blunts growth.

Resignation (?) of Secret Service chief presages likely shake-up. Really?

China's new hero: Russian President Vladimir Putin where he is much admired in China -- like Xi Jinping, he is seen as a strong leader who isn't afraid to confront the west. That's how his fellow Russians see Vladimir, also.

American consumers are buying new cars and trucks at the strongest pace in years... offsetting car makers' troubles elsewhere, and leading the biggest US auto maker to forecast fat profits ahead.

This will be interesting to watch: employers are facing deadlines to make changes to their employees' health insurance under ObamaCare. Was this the latest casualty: 100 jobs lost in The New York Times newsroom?

Facebook eases policy on real names -- not really; Facebook now allows drag queens to use their "go by" names. If you are a drag queen and have a "go-by" name and have a Facebook account,.....

Minnesota becomes the 22nd state in which residents pay state sales tax when buying from Amazon. Maryland, #23. South Carolina is next. North Dakota and Texas were already on the list. Sad face.

Legume used in fracking is a 4-letter word to investor, farmers. In the race to the new riches of the oil patch, one Wall Street firm and hundreds of farmers have slipped on a skinny green legume known as guar

The Los Angeles Times

You know it's a long, long police chase when a newspaper -- a newspaper -- can actually have this headline: "Suspect in police pursuit may be serial bank robber." Written and posted by the Los Angeles Times during the four-county high-speed pursuit. The stolen vehicle: a flatbed truck.

For The Archives: OXY USA Spin-Off Of California Assets Approved -- October 2, 2014

Occidental Petroleum Corporationannounced today that its Board of Directors has approved the spin-off of its California oil and gas business into an independent and separately traded company, California Resources Corporation.
The companies will be separated through the distribution of approximately 80.1 percent of the outstanding shares of California Resources to holders of Occidental common stock. Subject to the satisfaction of the conditions to the spin-off, the distribution is expected to occur on November 30, 2014. Occidental shareholders will receive 0.4 shares of California Resources common stock for every one share of Occidental common stock held at the close of business November 17, 2014, the record date for the distribution.
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Random Update Of Busy Section Of Baker Oil Field, Bakken, North Dakota

I find this absolutely incredible. Look how busy this "strip" of land is in Baker oil field (I track the Baker oil field here). This is probably a mile or so wide, three miles long: this long string of wells along the section lines, running north to south, includes 2560-acre spacing units.

North-to-south, these are the pads:

a single-well pad:
  • 23230, 2,734, Oasis, Ash Federal 5300 11-18T, t11/12; cum 141K 12/15;
a five-well pad:
  • 29334, 661, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 11-18 2T2, t9/15; cum 42K 12/15;
  • 20275, 2,924, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 11-18H, wildcat, t711; cum 204K 12/15;
  • 29244, 465, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 11-18 3T, Three Forks B1 (TF1), t8/15; cum 17K 12/15;
  • 29243, PNC -- but follow up again; I see LOC as of 3/3/15, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 11-18 4T2, Three Forks B2 (TF2),
  • 29242, 998, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 11-18, 5B, t8/15; cum 53K 12/15;
a four-well pad:
  • 28754, A, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 31-18 8T, no test date, cum 48K 12/15;
  • 28755, 1,774, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 31-18 7T2, t9/15; cum 30K 12/15;
  • 28756, 1,174, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 31-18 6B, t9/15; cum 43K 12/15;
  • 30789, 1,479, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 31-18 15T, t9/15; cum 49K 12/15; only ten days in 11/15; this well as added to the original list on 2/25/15;
a six-well pad:
  • 28651, drl-->conf, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 41-18 9T, producing as of 9/15;
  • 28652, 1,917, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 41-18 10B, t9/15; cum 81K 12/15;
  • 28653, SI/NC, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 41-18 11T2,
  • 28658, SI/NC, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 41-18 12TX, Three Forks B1, 2560-acre spacing unit; sections 17, 18, 19, and 20-153-100; t8/15; cum 30K 12/15;
  • 28654, 1,359, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 31-18 13T2X, Three Forks B2, 2560-acre spacing unit; sections 17, 18, 19, and 20-153-100; t8/15; cum 30K 12/15;
  • 28655, 1270, Oasis, Kline Federal 5300 41-18 14BX, 4 sections, t8/15; cum 61K 12/15;
a seven-well pad:
  • 28633, 1,575, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 5T, t7/15; cum 57K 12/15;
  • 28634, 1,606, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 6B, t7/15; cum 49K 12/15;
  • 28635, SI/NC, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 7T2,
  • 28636, 1,456, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 8T, t7/15; cum 47K 12/15;
  • 28648, 1,234, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 9T2, t5/15; cum 86K 12/15;
  • 28637, 1,819, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 10B, t5/15; cum 87K 12/15;
  • 28649, 2,169, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 21-19 11T, t5/15; cum 119K 12/15;
a single-well pad:
  • 20407, 1,395, Oasis, Chalmers 5300 31-19H, t12/11; cum 191K 12/15;
an eight-well pad:
  • 28342, 951, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 2TR, Three Forks B1, 1280-acre spacing, the "R" suggests revision (application had "TX"), t12/14; cum 60K 12/15;
  • 28599, 864, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 3BR, not sure what the "BR" means; t12/14; cum 133K 12/15;
  • 27215, dry, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 2T, Three Forks, first bench, nothing in well file to suggest why dry; how far it was drilled;
  • 28600, 831, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 4T2R, t1/15; cum 30K 12/15; choked way back to almost nothing;
  • 27214, dry, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 3B, middle Bakken, see #27215;
  • 28601, 328, Oasis, Chalmers Wade Federal 5301 44-24 12TXR/Chalmers 5301 44-24 3B, t1/15; cum 70K 12/15;
  • 27213, dry, Oasis, Chalmers 5301 44-24 4T2/Chalmers 5301 44-24 3B, Three Forks, second bench, see #27215;
  • 28252, dry, Oasis, Chalmers Wade Federal 5300 44-24 12TX, a water flow was encountered in the Dakota Formation; due to a previous undesirable outcome on a Gramma Federal, Oasis has decided to plug and abandon this well;
a three-well pad:
  • 28978, 874, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 21-30 13B, t5/15; cum 118K 12/15;
  • 28977, SI/NC, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 21-30 14T2,
  • 28976, 518, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 21-30 12T, t5/15; cum 95K 12/15;
a single-well pad:
  • 20197, 2,286, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 21-30H, t8/11; cum 182K 7/14;
a two-well pad:
  • 28304, dry, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 31-30 10T2, Three Forks, second bench, looks like a casing problem;
  • 28303, 451, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 31-30 11T, t5/15; cum 78K 12/15;
a four-well pad:
  • 28554, 2,329, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 31-30 2B, Baker, t5/15; cum 83K 12/15; only 3 days in 12/15;
  • 28555, SI/NC, Oasis, Clay SWD 5300 31-20 3T2/Wade Federal 5300 41-30 3T2,
  • 28394, 341, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 4T, t5/15; cum 58K 12/15;
  • 28556, SI/NC, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 5T2,
a four-well pad
  • 28425, 753, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 6B, t6/15; cum 66K 12/15;
  • 28557, 832, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 7T, t7/15; cum 40K 12/15;
  • 28558, SI/NC, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 8T2,
  • 28744, 3,109, Oasis, Wade Federal 5300 41-30 9B, 4 sections, t6/15; cum 92K 12/15;

Natural Gas "Fill" Rate -- October 2, 2014

The magic number is 100.

More is better if one is worried about preparation for the winter.

The number today: 112. At the link, scroll down to see the graph.

See "NG_Fill_Rate" at bottom of blog for past posts on this subject.

This link probably explains the most.

Pending Patents

I believe Apple has a patent pending on a little application for the new AppleWatch that would measure CO2 PPM instantaneously. And how much CO2 the runner wearing the watch is contributing to the atmosphere.

Highlights Of The October, 2014, NDIC Hearing Dockets

October 29 - 30, 2014 dockets.

I've been "doing" the NDIC dockets since at least December, 2009. This month's agenda is one of the most boring I've seen in all that time I think.

If it weren't for McKenzie County they could have moved the cases into November, 2014.

  • cases mostly affect McKenzie County
  • maybe around 50% of cases are "continued" cases (not counting pooling cases)
  • administrative headache for the operators trying to capture "orphaned" oil along section lines and spacing unit boundaries; lots of cases for a single well in an overlapping 1280- or 2560-acre spacing unit; 
  • only one flaring case, I believe
  • a few commingling cases
  • CLR has a lot of pooling cases
  • starting to see an increase in horizontal wells targeting the Madison

October, 2014, Hearing Dockets Agenda -- October 2, 2014

Link here.

This page is for my use only; readers are welcome to scroll through it but be advised there are omissions and typographical errors. See source if this is important to you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

22617, cont'd
22093, cont'd
22865, cont'd
22950, cont'd
22090, cont'd
22532, cont'd
23089, cont'd
22803, cont'd
22597, cont'd
23090, SM Energy, temporary spacing, Dorothy 3-27HST, Divide County
22954, cont'd
22972, cont'd
23091, KOG, Cow Creek-Bakken, proper spacing
23092, Oasis, Cottonwood and Enget Lake-Bakken; establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; 1+ wells on each, Mountrail
23093, Whiting, Sanish-Bakken, establish 22 overlapping 2560-pcre spacing units; 1 well in each; Mountrail, McKenzie 
23094, Hess, Larson-Bakken, proper spacing, Burke
23095, Hess, Beaver Lodge Devonian Pool, establish a 1280-acre spacing unit; 3 wells in the Red River formation; Williams
23096, BR, Westberg-Bakken, establish one overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well, McKenzie
23097, BR, Westberg, Clear Creek, and Berg-Bakken, establish one overlapping 2560-acre unit; 1+ wells; McKenzie
23098, BR, Clear Creek-Bakken, establish one 2560-acre unit 1+ wells; McKenzie
23099, BR, Clear Creek-Bakken, alter stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
23100, BR, Murphy Creek and the Fayette-Bakken, 1) establish a 1280-acre unit, 1+ wells; 2) establish 5 overlapping 2560-acre units, 1+ wells, Dunn
23101, BR, Edge-Bakken, alter the stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
23102, BR, Camel Butte-Bakken, alter stratigraphic limits, McKenzie
23103, American Eagle, Skjermo-Bakken; 1) establish two laydown 1600-acre unit, 8 wells; 2) alter the stratigraphic limits, Divide
23104, Petro Harvester, Portal-Madison, 1) establish a 780-acre spacing unit and a second spacing unit, 4 horizontal wells in each; or, 2) establish two spacing units, each 390 acres, and two additional spacing units, two horizontal wells on each of the four units; Burke
23105, Petro Harvester, Portal-Madison, allow 2 additional horizontal wells to be on an existing spacing unit; Burke
23106, Petro Harvester, Flaxton-Madison, establish a 1280-acre unit; 4 horizontal wells or alternate with similar outcome, Burke
23107, Petro Harvester, Lignite and Rennie Lake-Madison, establish a 1280-acre unit; 4 horizontal wells, or alternate with similar outcome, Burke
23108, OXY USA, Murphy Creek-Bakken, 1) 14 wells on 11 1280-acre units; 2) establish 12 overlapping 2560-acre units; 2 wells on each; Dunn
23109, OXY USA, Manning-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 2 wells, Dunn
23110, MRO, Bailey-Bakken, exception to rules for one well, Castner 34-20H, Dunn
23111, QEP, 5 horizontal wells on each overlapping unit in Zones IV and V; 5 horizontal wells one each overlapping 2560-acre unit in Zones XI and XII, McKenzie
23112, QEP, Deep Water Creek Bay-Bakken, 9 wells on an existing 1920-acre unit; establish an overlapping 1920-acre unit, 1+ wells, McLean
23113, North Plains, pooling
23114, North Plains, pooling
23115, North Plains, pooling
23116, Emerald Oil, risk penalty legalese
23117, Emerald Oil, risk penalty legalese
23118, Petro-Hunt, pooling
23119, Petro-Hunt, pooling
23120, Petro-Hunt, pooling
23121, Petro-Hunt, pooling
23122, Hess, commingling
23123, Hess, commingling
23124, Hess, commingling
23125, SM Energy, Indian Hill, Hardscrabble, and Elk-Bakken, 11 wells on four 1280-acre units; Mckenzie, Williams
23126, SM Energy, Camp and Indian Hill-Bakken, 11 wells on a 1280-acre unit; McKenzie
23127, SM Energy, Siverston-Bakken, 11 wells on each of 2 1280-acre units, McKenzie
23128, Oasis, SWD
23129, Oasis, SWD
23130, Oasis, Camp-Bakken, 16 horizontal wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
23131, Oasis, Elidah-Bakken, 18 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
23132, MRO, Reunion Bay-Bakken, 1) 8 wells on each of 2 1280-acre units; 9 hz wells on a 1280-acre unit; Mountrail
23133, BR, pooling
23134, BR, pooling
23135, BR, pooling
23136, BR, pooling
23137, BR, pooling
23138, QEP, pooling
23139, QEP, pooling
23140, QEP, pooling
22990, cont'd
23141, HRC, pooling
23142, Luff, flaring

Thursday, October 30, 2014

23143, BR, Bennett Creek-Bakken, redefine field limits, McKenzie
23144, Thunderbird Resources, Butte-Bakken, redefine field limits, McKenzie
23145, GMX Resources, West Butte-Bakken, redefine field limits, McKenzie
22998, cont'd
22837, cont'd
22646, cont'd
22639, cont'd
21997, cont'd
23000, cont'd
22640, cont'd
22641, cont'd
23146, WPX, Squaw Creek-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; 1 well, McKenzie
23147, WPX, Antelope-Sanish, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; 1 well; McKenzie
23148, WPX, Van Hook-Bakken, establihs a 1920-acre unit, 8 wells; McLean
23149, WPX, Reunion Bay-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit; 1 well, Dunn, Mountrail
23018, cont'd
23019, cont'd
23150: Newfield, Sand Creek-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit, 1 well, McKenzie
22663, cont'd
22857, cont'd
23151, Fidelity, Heart River-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well, Stark
23152, Slawson, Reunion Bay and/or Big Bend-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre units, 2 wells; establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well; and establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit, 1 well, McKenzie, Mountrail
23153, EOG, Clarks Creek-Bakken, establish two 960-acre units; multiple wells on each, McKenzie
23154, EOG, Parshall-Bakken, establish setback rules, Mountrail
23155, EOG, Parshall-Bakken, establish four overlapping 1920-acre units; establish twooverlapping 3840-acre units; multiple horizontal wells on each; Mountrail
23156, XTO, Charlson-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit; establish two overlapping 1920-acre units;  multiple wells on each; McKenzie, Williams
23157, XTO, Eightmile-Bakken, establish a 640-acre unit; 4 wells, Williams
23158, XTO, Lindahl, McGregor, and/or Tioga-Bakken; establish one overlapping 1920-acre unit; establish three overlapping 2560-acre units; 2 wells on each, Williams
23159, Statoil, Ragged Butte-Bakken, establish 5 overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each, McKenzie
23160, Statoil, Camp-Bakken, establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, 1 well, McKenzie
23161, Statoil, Poe-Bakken, establish four overlapping 2560-acre units, 1 well each, McKenzie
23162, Statoil, Patent Gate-Bakken, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each McKenzie
23163, Statoil, Alexander-Bakken, establish five overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each, McKenzie
23164, Statoil, pad rules
15279, cont'd
23165, Emerald Oil, Winter Butte, Moline, and/or Sheep Butte-Bakken, establish two 1280-acre units; 7 wells on each; McKenzie
22456, cont'd
23166, Triangle, Elk-Bakken, establish three overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each, McKenzie
23167, Hunt, Parshall-Bakken, establish an overlapping 1280-acre unit, multiple wells, Mountrail
22861, cont'd
23168, CLR, Beaver Creek Bay-Bakken, redefine field limits, Mercer County
23169, CLR, Brooklyn-Bakken, establish four overlapping 2560-acre units; 1 well each; Williams
23170, CLR, Brooklyn-Bakken, establish an overlapping 5120-acre unit; 2 wells; Williams
23171, CLR, Baukol Noonan and/or Noonan-Bakken, establish two 1920-acre units; 7 wells on each; Divide
23172, CLR, Dollar Joe-Bakken, establish two overlapping 2560-acre units, 1 well on each, Williams
22844, cont'd
22846, cont'd
22658, cont'd
22845, cont'd
22847, cont'd
22366, cont'd
21755, cont'd
22553, cont'd
22848, cont'd
22661, cont'd
23173, Missouri Basin Well Service, treating plant
23174, Flatland Resource, treating plant
22371, cont'd
20658, cont'd
23012, cont'd
23013, cont'd
23175, WPX, pooling
23176, WPX, pooling
23177, WPX, pooling
23178, WPX, pooling
23179, CLR, pooling
23180, CLR, pooling
23181, CLR, pooling
23182, CLR, pooling
23183, CLR, pooling
23184, CLR, pooling
23185, CLR, pooling
23186, CLR, pooling
23187, CLR, pooling
23188, CLR, pooling
23189, CLR, pooling
23190, CLR, pooling
23191, CLR, pooling
23192, CLR, pooling
23193, CLR, pooling
23194, CLR, pooling
23195, CLR, pooling
23196, CLR, pooling
23197, CLR, Pleasant Valley-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Williams
23198, CLR, Big Meadown-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Williams
23199, CLR, Ukraina-Bakken, 7 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit; Billings
21375, cont'd
23200, Emerald, pooling
23201, Emerald, pooling
23202, Emerald, pooling
23203, XTO, risk penalty legalese
23204, XTO, risk penalty legalese
23205, XTO, commingling
23206, XTO, Lindahl-Bakken, 10 wells on each of 2 1280-acre units; Williams
23207, XTO, Tioga-Bakken, 10 wells on an existing 920-acre unit, Williams
23208, XTO, North Fork-Bakken, 12 wells on each of 7 existing 1280-acre units, McKenzie, 72 wells; 
23209, XTO, Garden-Bakken, 12 wells on each of two existing 1280-acre units; McKenzie
23210, XTO, Blue Buttes-Bakken, 12 wells on an existing 1280-acre units, McKenzie
23211, Slawson, pooling
23212, Slawson, pooling
23213, Slawson, pooling
23214, Hunt, pooling
23215, Hunt, Parshall-Bakken, 4 wells on each of two existing 640-acre units, Mountrail
23216, Hunt, Parshall-Bakken, 7 wells on each of 2 existing 640-acre units; 6 wells on an existing 640-acre units; Mountrail
23217, Fidelity, commingling
23218, Fidelity, commingling
23219, Enerplus, Eagle Nest-Bakken, 4 wells on each of two 320-acre units; 7 wells on each of 5 1280-acre units; McKenzie, Dunn
23220,Legacy, commingling
23221, Legacy, commingling
23222, Triangle, Spring Creek-Bakken, 12 wells on an existing 1280-acre unit, McKenzie
23223, Triangle, Elk-Bakken, 12 wells on each of 6 existing units, McKenzie, 72 wells
23068, cont'd
23069, cont'd
23066, cont'd
23737, cont'd
23224, Magnum Midstream, SWD
23225, Liberty Resources, SWD
23226, Liberty Resources, SWD
23227, Liberty Resources, SWD
23228, Enduro, conversion of an older well to injection
23229, Petro-Hunt, Little Knife-Bakken, 5 wells on a 1280-acre unit, Dunn

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Active rigs:

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RBN Energy: update on the D-J.
The Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of the Niobrara shale in Northeast Colorado is one of the hottest crude plays around at the moment.
RBN expects DJ Basin crude production to nearly double from 235 Mb/d in August 2014 to 450 Mb/d by the end of 2019 – an increase of 215 Mb/d.
That growing production has sparked an infrastructure-planning spree with 4 pipeline project announcements in the last two months that could add a whopping 600 Mb/d of takeaway capacity from the DJ to Cushing by 2017. On top of that rail-loading capacity is also expanding in the DJ. Today we describe the new midstream expansion plans.
In Part 1 of this series we noted growing crude production in the Denver Julesburg (DJ) and Powder River Basin (PRB) plays in the Niobrara shale in Colorado and Wyoming - up 260 percent to 360 Mb/d since January 2012 and expected to double again by the end of 2019.
Takeaway capacity from the region is congested because local Rockies production must compete with crude streams passing through the region from western Canada and North Dakota en-route to Cushing and points south. The new 230 Mb/d capacity Tallgrass Pony Express pipeline from Guernsey, WY to Cushing OK, expected online in November 2014 (delayed by technical issues from starting in September as originally planned), should relieve pressure on capacity out of the northern Niobrara PRB play.
And the North East Colorado Lateral (NECL) to Pony Express, currently under construction and expected online in Q1 2015 will provide 90 Mb/d of new takeaway from the southern Niobrara DJ play to Cushing. Since we posted Part 1 last week, Tallgrass has announced plans to expand Pony Express, including the NECL with up to 400 Mb/d of additional capacity – 100 Mb/d in mid-2015 and the rest in 2016. Meanwhile DJ takeaway expanded this summer when the SEMGroup White Cliffs pipeline from Platteville, CO to Cushing doubled in size to 150 Mb/d. In this episode we look at plans to add as much as another 600 Mb/d of pipeline crude takeaway capacity from the DJ Niobrara play – including efforts to address the need to segregate increasing production of condensate - as well as new crude by rail loading capacity.
Double whammy for the Bakken:
  • oil solidly below $90 
  • flaring rules will cut production
Jobs report: more of the same. Analysts forecast an increase of 5,000. Actual: "apparently" the number dropped 8000 to 287,000. Previous week's number were revised up 2,000. Four-week average, 294,750.

Loopy Graphs

I don't understand the "totality" of these graphs, but I can read the y-axis. The rate of rise in ocean level over the past century is measured in millimeters. The ocean's rate of rise is measure in millimeters?