- helpful for figuring out formation targets when the wells were still confidential; and,
- helpful with small-talk at cocktail parties in the Bakken.
Regardless, over time, that exercise outlived its purpose:
- I had a pretty good feeling for what formations were being targeted and by which operator; and,
- I quit going to cocktail parties in the Bakken. It appeared women were not interested in such trivia.
I follow the Austin wells here. I have not updated that site because there are just so many Austin wells and I have only so much time. The purpose of the blog is to help me understand the Bakken. I try to keep things updated but understanding the Bakken is more important than OCD updates.
By the way, understanding the Bakken requires putting the Bakken into perspective and that's why I report on ObamaCare, jobs, economy, the stock market (follow the money), politics, culture, etc).
I also track Austin wells at the "monster" well page.
- The Austin wells in Parshall oil field: mostly short laterals; after five years production, still producing 3,000 to 5,000 bbls per month; Parshall oil wells drilled in 2006 / 2007
- 17120 (same section): 2,051, EOG, Austin 10-34H, one section, open hole, 2 million lbs, t8/08; cum 875K 5/15;
- 17111 (section immediate to the west): 1,341, EOG, Austin 24-33H, one section, open hole 1.6 million lbs, t6/09; cum 779K 5/15;
- 17078 (section immediate to the east): 1,212, EOG, Austin 25-35H, one section, open hole 1.9 million lbs, t10/08; cum 408K 5/15;