Sunday, November 29, 2015

Southern California And Global Warming -- November 29, 2015

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a northern California town is colder than Barrow, Alaska, as deep freeze intensifies.
A record cold snap continued across Northern California on Sunday, including more below-zero temperature readings.
According to the National Weather Service, it was actually colder in Alturas, CA, the seat of Modoc County in the far northeastern corner California, than it was in Barrow, Alaska, which lies above the Arctic Circle and is the northernmost city in the United States. Alturas registered minus-3 degrees, while Barrow recorded 3 degrees above zero.
It was even colder in Alturas on Saturday -- minus-5, breaking a record set in 1931 -- and that was warmer than one spot in California, in the Lassen National Forest east of Redding, which checked in at minus-11.
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Mission Accomplished 

Tweeting now: Maricopa County, A, police fatally shoot suicidal man in Sun City, officials say - @azcentral.

Enerplus To Report Two More Monster Bakken Wells Monday -- November 29, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015
  • None.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
  • 27806, 2,059, BR, CCU Olympian 21-2MBH, Corral Creek, t10/15; cum 8K 9/15 29 days
  • 31075, SI/NC, SM Energy, Rolie 1-16HN, West Ambrose, no production data,
Saturday, November 28, 2015
  • 26988, 2,842, Enerplus, Bull 152-94-18B-19H-TF, Antelope, 41 stages, 10 million lbs, t6/15; cum 211K 9/15;
  • 26989, 2,357, Enerplus, Rattle 152-94-18B-19H, Antelope, 40 stages, 10 million lbs, t6/15; cum 179K 9/15;
  • 27807, 2,333, BR, CCU Olympian 21-2TFH, Corral Creek, 24-foot thick target, 25 - 49 feet below the base of the lower Bakken shale, in target zone 100% of the time, gas units peaked a bit above 2,000 units, t10/15; cum --
  • 30167, SI/NC, Hess, AN-Prossr-152-95-1102H-10, Antelope, no production data,
  • 30429, SI/NC, Statoil, Ruth 28-33 2TFH, East Fork, no production data,
  • 30431, SI/NC, Statoil, Ruth 28-33 3H, East Fork, no production data,
  • 31014, 702, WPX, Elk 17-20HE, Van Hook, 4 sections, t10/15; cum --
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26989, see below, Enerplus, Rattle 152-94-18B-19H, Antelope:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
10-2015253940
9-20152734376975
8-20153864765774
7-20153828663057
6-20154752874585
5-2015109825328

26988, see above, Enerplus, Bull 152-94-18B-19H-TF, Antelope:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
10-2015356820
9-20154199250122
8-20154160661754
7-20154309756943
6-20154664076813
5-2015137425498

Hold On To Your Hats -- Something Tells Me This Might Be The Best Spot In The Bakken? -- November 29, 2015

Perhaps that's a bit of hyperbole, the "best spot in the Bakken," but this is pretty incredible.

Before reading further, bring yourself up to date by looking at this original post from one year ago, October 14, 2014.

Now, we have two monster Enerplus "snake" wells that will be reported tomorrow after coming off the confidential list yesterday (Saturday). I can't wait to see the completion data:

26989, conf, Enerplus, Rattle 152-94-18B-19H, Antelope, after less than six months, 178,296 bbls:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
10-2015253940
9-20152734376975
8-20153864765774
7-20153828663057
6-20154752874585
5-2015109825328

26988, conf, Enerplus, Bull 152-94-18B-19H-TF, Antelope, after less than six months, 210,391 bbls:

DateOil RunsMCF Sold
10-2015356820
9-20154199250122
8-20154160661754
7-20154309756943
6-20154664076813
5-2015137425498

Note where the Enerplus "snake" wells are relative to this vertical, monster well drilled in the same formation back in 1958:
  • 1779, PA/301, P & P Producing, Inc., Harvey Hopkins A 3, t5/58; cum 1.123 million bbls 11/87.

Hop, Skip, And A Jump From Ireland For The Kennedy Clan To See All This Snow-- November 29, 2015

Iceagenow is reporting:
“Seventy-three patches of snow have survived on Scotland’s hills from last winter – the most for 21 years,” reports the BBC. 
These numbers come from a man who counts them, Iain Cameron.
“The reason so many patches survived is undoubtedly to do with the very cool spring, which saw frequent and heavy snow showers right through May and even into June,” says Cameron. 
Apparently Scotland didn’t get the memo that the entire globe is heating up.
And the day before, this headline:
Wisconsin snowfall buries previous record
And before that:
Scotland forecast to get two feet of snow
The Kennedy clan isn't going to be able to keep up with all this snow. By the way, is Venezuela still giving away heating oil to Massachusetts? This is interesting, from a year or so ago:
Compounding a budding emergency fuel assistance crisis in Western Massachusetts, officials with Citizens Energy, founded by former U.S. Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II, report that the foundation has not received its annual fuel installment from Citgo and the Venezuelan government.
The 35-year-old nonprofit agency, also known as Joe-4-Oil, began by providing discounted heating fuel to low-income Massachusetts residents. It expanded its reach to 26 states in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when oil prices skyrocketed. Since Katrina, Citgo has partnered with the South American government to donate a half-billion dollars in oil.
In Western Massachusetts, emergency fuel providers said Citizens Energy typically offers assistance in January when many needy households are running low on federally funded heating fuel benefits. However, Kennedy recently issued a statement in response to a reporter's request that signals potentially grim news.
My hunch the program is dying on the vine. The best I've seen is from the website, a) you need to fill out an applictiton; and, b) there's a waiting list.

I think it would have been a lot easier and more reliable just to put in those pipelines from the Marcellus and the Utica. But "Joe" is such a nice guy.