Monday, September 7, 2015

Other News -- Monday, September 7, 2015

So, who are the winners and losers when it comes to US jobs? Native-born Americans or "immigrants"?  Here's the answer.

Britain's longest-serving monarch: Queen Elizabeth II.

Juan Williams writes that #BlackLivesMatter is "playing with fire."  He's correct about that, but, wow, does he miss the point. He is simply worried that #BlackLivesMatter will ultimately lead to a lower black voter turnout and possible loss of crucial elections. That's the least of anyone's worries. It is clear that #BlackLivesMatter is now #PigsInABlanketFryThemLikeBacon. I can't think of anything much worse to really, really polarize race relations in this country. Even mainstream African-American and folks like my wife who have concerns about police brutality probably can't go along with #PigsInABlanketFryThemLikeBacon. The sad reality is that pigs in a blanket/fry them like bacon will now become something (some) kids and (some) adults will joke about whenever they see police men and women. That's a visual one can't get out of one's head. It's one thing to voice concerns about police brutality, it's quite different to talk about frying them like bacon.

$400 Million Urea Fertilizer Plant In The Works For Beulah, North Dakota -- September 7, 2015

Another huge project slated for western North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune is reporting:
DGC’s owner Basin Electric Power Cooperative is building the [$400 million] urea plant near Beulah, North Dakota, to take advantage of byproducts from the process of making natural gas from lignite coal.
The project’s been in the works for two years and with site preparation now wrapping up, trade workers are moving in, said communications manager Joan Dietz. In varying numbers, with up to 750 at peak, they’ll be on site through 2016, she said.
The article has to do with a proposed man-camp for all those workers, but the man-camp was voted down by the Beulah Planning and Zoning Board: the Beulah folks loved the concept -- the idea of a man-camp -- but NIMBY. 

Some thought it would be better to build permanent housing for those folks, despite the fact that most of them would be on site for less then 18 months, maybe less than 12 months.

My suggestion: lodge them in Bismarck -- it's just an hour away.

I'm traveling; reading stories quickly; typing posts quickly; won't have chance to correct errors right away. There will be factual and typographical errors. If this information is important to you, go to the source.

Looks Like 9/14 Bakken Wells To DUC/DRL Status; Whiting Will Report Two Huge Pronghorn Wells-- September 7, 2015

... and I don't want to get too far off the Bakken beaten path.

Note: in a long note like this, there will be typographical and factual errors. I do these quickly and don't always double-check them until I update. If this information is important to you, go to the source, either the operator or the NDIC.

Active rigs:

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Wells coming off the confidential over long holiday weekend and Tuesday:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
29597, 212, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Hughes 11-2-158-101, Little Muddy, a non-Bakken well; t6/15; cum 8K 7/15;
30174, drl, XTO, Stenehjem 31X-28G, Siverston, no production data,
30501, 1,021, Hess, LK-A Qtr Cir-147-96-1807H-9, Big Gulch, t7/15; cum 16K 7/15;
30718, SI/NC, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-8, Robinson Lake, no production data,

Monday, September 7, 2015
24244, SI/NC, Statoil, Banks State 16-21 2TFH, Banks, no production data,
30191, SI/NC, EOG, Shell 33-3125H, Parshall, no production data,
30717, SI/NC, Hess, EN-D Cvancara S-154-93-0904H-7, Robinson Lake, no production data,
30787, drl/NC, XTO, Rita 44X-34CXD, Tobacco Garden, no production data,

Sunday, September 6, 2015
26121, 2,959, Whiting, Skunk Creek 1-8-17-16H3, South Fork, t8/15; cum --
28055, 1,754, Whiting, Smith Federal 41-13PH, Park, t5/15; cum 76K 7/15;
28056, 2,282, Whiting, Smith Federal l44-12PH, Park, t4/15; cum 126K 7/15;
29367, 651, CLR, Rader 3-24H1, Avoca, t31/5; cum 38K 7/15;
30175, drl, XTO, Stenehjem 31X-28CXD, Siverston, no production data,
30502, drl/NC, Hess, LK-A Qtr Cir-147-96-1807H-8, Big Gulch, no production data,
30611, drl/NC, XTO, Odegaard State 31X-16DXA, Midway, no production data,

Saturday, September 5, 2015 
  • None, unless they were already removed from the list; we will know when the Tuesday daily activity report is released.

30501, see above, Hess, LK-A Qtr Cir-147-96-1807H-9, Big Gulch:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

28055, see above, Whiting, Smith Federal 41-13PH, Park:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

28056, see above, Whiting, Smith Federal l44-12PH, Park:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold

29367, see above, CLR, Rader 3-24H1:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold