Take a look at this well:
- 20815, 325, CLR, Lindell 3-10H, Stoneview, Bakken, 4-section spacing; Stoneview, 30 stages, 3.0 million lbs sand/ceramic; gas maxed at 945 units, t3/12; cum 110K 10/14;
It was stimulated (fracked) several months earlier, December 18, 2011.
One would assume that it would have some pretty good production in the first month following fracking; and certainly some great production the first month after testing.
But look at the production profile for this well for the first twelve months:
So, this well was fracked in December, and had no production for the next several months. Nada, zilch, zero.
Even after it was tested in March, there was almost no production; in fact, in May, two months later, there was again absolutely no production, not even one bbl.
But, I guess on June 3, 2012, or thereabouts, they opened the spigot, and lo and behold, almost 13,000 bbls of bubbling crude over the next 27 days.
By the way, this is an "old" well by Bakken standards, spud back in 2011, and yet look at the spacing: 2560-acre spacing. I've always thought 2560-acre spacing was fairly recent.