Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thirteen (13) New Permits, North Dakota; Devils Lake Refinery Proposal Approved; $15-Million UND Engineering College Construction To Begin -- June 17, 2015

Active rigs:

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Five (5) wells coming off the confidential list Thursday:
  • 26855, 1,655, Whiting, Finsaas 34-9-4H, Hay Creek, t1/15; cum 39K 4/15;
  • 28335, drl/NC, CLR, Salers Federal 6-27H1, Antelope, no production data,
  • 28861, drl/NC, Hess, EN-Hermanson-LE-155-93-3501H-7, Robinson Lake, no production data,
  • 29927, SI/NC, Statoil, Palson 36-1 6H, Briar Creek, no production data,
  • 30065, drl/NC, SM Energy, Bud 1-26HS, West Ambrose, no production data,
Thirteen (13) new permits:
  • Operators: Hess (10), Whiting (3)
  • Fields: Alkali Creek (Mountrail), Antelope (McKenzie), Moccasin Creek (Dunn), Sanish (Mountrail), 
  • Comments: Hess has permits for a 6-well pad in Alkali Creek;
Two (2) producing wells completed:
  • 28986, 534, CLR, Bismarck 6-9H1, Brooklyn, t6/15; cum --
  • 28985, 700, CLR, Bismarck 7-9H, Brooklyn, t6/15; cum --
CLR plugged / abandoned one producer: Traxel 1-31, in Mercer County (#17877)

Diesel Topping Refinery Proposal Approved For Devils Lake is reporting:
A development agreement has been made between the Devils Lake City Commission and Eagles Ledge Energy, clearing a path for the construction of a 20,000 barrel-per-day refinery. After approval of the agreement, City Commissioner Rick Morse said, “I think this is one of the best things that’s ever happened to this community.”
The FNS reports that city officials worked with Eagles Ledge for over six months on the details of the agreement. The new refinery, located west of the city, will create roughly 100 jobs and will generate the city an annual revenue of $1.75 million.

UND Energy Complex

The Grand Forks Herald:  construction to being July 6, 2015. Data points:
  • 30,000-square-foot building to bridge several existing UND buildings
  • will create a large energy complex on southeast side of campus
  • to help meet growing program; from 2003 to 2014, enrollment at tUND's College of Engineering and Mines has increased by 130 percent to 1,765 students 
  • fundraising goal: $15.5 million; currently has $14 million, enough to begin construction
  • Hess: $5 million donation
  • Hess donation matched by an additional $2.5 million from the North Dakota Higher Education 
  • Challenge Fund
  • Dean: Hesham El-Rewini

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