Sunday, March 27, 2016

Israeli Supreme Court Keystones Opportunity For That Country To Become Energy Independent --- March 27, 2016


March 29, 2016: in the original post I opined that this entire "story" is simply "political theater." Today, Rigzone is reporting that the Israeli energy minister thinks this "spat," as he calls it, will be over in a matter of months.
Original Post
It looks like the decision will be short-lived:
Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday overturned the government's landmark deal to begin pumping natural gas, handing a painful blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a consortium of energy companies.
The decision gave parliament a year to amend the plan or the framework will be canceled. It cited a clause in the deal that would prevent Israel from making significant regulatory changes for the next 10 years as reason for scuttling it. It argued the clause restricted parliament's powers.
Netanyahu has made the energy deal a centerpiece of his agenda, saying the gas sales from Israel's large reserves would bring energy self-sufficiency and billions of dollars in tax revenues. Critics have said the deal gave excessively favorable terms to the government's corporate partners.
Political theater.

The decision was predicted back in December, 2014.

This tells me Israel is in better shape -- energy-wise -- than "they" would have us believe.

Political theater.

Could The Oil Price Shock Come Sooner Than Later? USA Today Opines -- March 27, 2016

From USA Today:
The depletion of old oil wells is expected to surpass new sources of supply in 2016, as the ongoing oil price slump puts a long list of oil projects on the shelf.
Bloomberg flagged new data from the Norwegian consultancy firm Rystad Energy, which predicts that legacy production will tip the supply balance into the negative in 2016 for the first time in years.
The production from an average conventional oil field typically ramps up in the early years, plateaus and then enters a period of decline. Depletion rates vary wildly from field to field, but a rule of thumb for conventional oil fields – which make up the bulk of total global supply – is that they decline something like 6 percent per year on average.
Again, those depletion rates can differ depending on location, levels of investment, etc., but one thing that is clear is that the oil industry needs to bring new oil fields online every year in order to merely keep production flat.
I wonder if they were referencing the Rystad note I posted earlier

Remember these data points:
  • for years, Saudi Arabia set their budget based on $100 oil
  • word on the street is that Saudi Arabia never expected oil to drop below $60
  • Saudi Arabia set their 2016 budget based on an average of $60 oil for 2016
  • one must assume they generally establish their budget three to six months prior to the budget year
  • I doubt Saudi oil has averaged greater than $40 the first three months of 2016
To get to an average of $60 oil for the entire 2016 year, I've already done the math.

I still don't see how we get there ($60 oil average for the entire 2016 calendar year) from here.

Nine (9) Wells Reporting Monday; Most Likely 8 More DUCs -- March 27, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016
  • 30719, SI/NC, XTO, Tobacco Garden 24X-32A, Tobacco Garden, no production data,
  • 31118, 32, Ballard, Fines 23-19, Chatfield, a Madison well, t12/15; cum 1,504 bbls after 2 months;
  • 31588, SI/NC, Statoil, Jack 21-16 6H, East Fork, no production data,  
Sunday, March 27, 2016
  • 31355, SI/NC, Hess, BL-Davidson-155-96-0211H-5, Beaver Lodge, no production data,  
  • 31512, SI/NC, CLR, Dolezal 6-5H1, Chimney Butte, no production data, 
  • 31589, SI/NC, Statoil, Ruth 28-33 6TFH, East Fork, no production data, 
Saturday, March 26, 2016
  • 31354, SI/NC, Hess, BL-Davidson-155-96-0211H-6, no production data, 
Friday, March 25, 2016
  • 31367, SI/NC, SM Energy Owl 1-28HS, Ambrose, no production data,
  • 31511, SI/NC, CLR, Dolezal 5-5H, Chimney Butte, no production data,

The Bakken Economy Continues To Percolate Along; Enterprise Car Rental Opens In Dickinson; Steffes Expands Bakken Services; Weekend Reading -- March 27, 2016

The Bakken economy continues to percolate.

From The Dickinson Press: Enterprise-Rent-A-Car opens in Dickinson:
Dickinson just got a little friendlier to those who find themselves on the go. Enterprise Rent-A-Car opened its first Dickinson location at 531 W. Villard Street on Wednesday.
According to a release, the office is the only Enterprise-branded rental car option within a nearly 100-mile radius. I believe Enterprise is still in Williston. Enterprise is my go-to car rental company. It is the only car rental company with whom I have "loyalty points" or whatever they call it these days. I haven't rented a car in a long time. 
Also from The Dickinson Press:
A manufacturer of oil field products is comfortable with its investment in a second Grand Forks facility despite a slowdown in the industry brought on by low energy prices.
Dickinson-based Steffes Corp. announced in June 2014 that it had purchased the American Defense Industries building on U.S. Highway 2. That came two years after it had first added a Grand Forks plant during the Bakken oil boom.
But since then, oil prices have tumbled, and manufacturers have felt the pinch. A Texas-based oil field manufacturer with operations in Grafton, ND, filed for bankruptcy in 2015 before being purchased by another company this year.
But Joe Rothschiller, Steffes president and chief operating officer, said Friday they have launched a paint and sandblasting booth in their newest Grand Forks building within the past month and had it approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in December.
He acknowledged, however, that operations will start out slower than originally planned.
This is one of the advantages of being a private company: not having to be worried about quarterly reports and analysts. All they have to do is live within their means, and survive until things turn around.   
A Note to the Granddaughters
Weekend Reading

Generally I don't care for weekends. I'm a newsaholic, and unless there's really bad weather to report, there's generally not a lot of news over the weekends.

But the weekends do give me a chance to catch up on my reading.

I was thrilled to have completed Doctor Zhivago this past week. I will put it aside for a few days (or weeks) and then go back to it, completing the timeline of the novel against the biographical timeline of the author.

So my copy of Doctor Zhivago comes out of the backpack and is replaced by the 2014 edition of the Beowulf translation by J.R.R. Tolkien. I've started this book more than once, and if the bookmark is any indication, I did not get more than halfway through the last time I started it. We'll see if I get any farther along this time. Probably not.

I've also pulled down, for the umpteenth time, the autobiography of Stephen Spender. At least one reviewer has said this is the best autobiography in English written in the 20th century. The review, John Bayley, was biased; he also wrote the introduction, but for whatever reason, the Spender story continues to captivate me. I've read this autobiography once in its entirety and have read bits and pieces more than several times, but I still don't have a "feel" for Spender. Maybe I never will.

I became interested in looking at the Spender autobiography again after I read a fairly long review in the most recent issue of The New York Review of Books, "The Talented, Trapped Spenders," by Colm Tóibín, an Irish writer, poet, and critic. Along with the English and Scotch, the Irish are among the best writers. I am never disappointed.

Speaking of never being disappointed, The New York Review of Books seldom disappoints me. This week was particularly good:
  • the review of two books on Stephen Spender, including one written by his son Matthew who absolutely adored his father
  • "Hillary and Women," which I probably won't read, but one never knows
  • "A Different 'Darkness at Noon" -- I have no idea what it's about but the lede is intriguing
  • "'China's Worst Policy Mistake'?" -- the one-child policy; it turns out that the entire subject is much different than I had imagined
  • "Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker" -- saving this for last; one of my favorite subjects
  • "In the Capital of Europe," Brussels; ill-timed?
  • "Thomas Hardy: The Romantic Episode" -- saving this for just before reading Dorothy Parker
  • "Mysterious, Brilliant Frederick Douglas," -- the nineteenth century's most photographed American
  • "The Amazing Career of a Pioneer Capitalist"
  • "The Victory of Ukraine" -- generally would not be interested but after reading Doctor Zhivago, my interests have broadened a bit
  • "Inside Obedient Islamic Minds" -- I'm really not interested except it's written by another Irish writer:
Malise Ruthven (born 14 May 1942) is an Anglo-Irish academic and writer. Born in Dublin in 1942, he earned an MA in English Literature at Cambridge University, before working as a scriptwriter with the BBC Arabic and World Service, and a consultant on Middle Eastern affairs.
He earned his PhD in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. Having pursued a career as a writer, journalist and teacher, he focuses his work on religion, fundamentalism, and especially Islamic affairs.
I may not blog much this weekend.

Happy Easter!

From my daughter's iPhone. Lighting on computer has to be turned way up to see this video -- which is a bit dark.

Simple Housekeeping -- Reposting Previously Posted Material -- March 27, 2016

This is simply some housekeeping. Nothing new here. This has all been posted before. The page where this came from was getting too long. These are wells that I was watching for some reason or other; once I saw what I wanted to see, I "closed" them out.

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I no longer follow these wells.

July 2, 2016: this well (#16656, Hazel 44X-22) has had some jumps in production, especially a 4-fold jump in 8/12 without explanation. There are wells in the area on SI/NC list but the timing doesn't seem right. Check #16656 in a few months; t10/07; cum 339K 3/19; offline in early 2019; something going on? Back on line 4/10; off line 5/10; returns to production, 8/20;

August 3, 2016: just noted this well went off-line 5/16:
  • 16991, 1,383, EOG, Wayzetta 9-03H, Parshall field; short lateral, s4/08; producing 5,000 bbls 1/13; inactive since 5/13; back on status 7/13; no production since 11/13; back on status as of 6/14; t7/08; cum 813K 5/16; only 4 days in 5/16; 0 days in 6/16; back on status as of 7/16 and producing about 900 bbls/month; cum 833K 10/20; down to only 300 bbls/month, 3/19;
September 22, 2016: watch for halo effect on #16473; check to see why #24229 and #24230 were off-line so much in 4/16 through 7/16;  #24229 with huge halo effect; see this post;

July 13, 2016: see if they post the frack data for the re-frack on well #20336. Fracked in May, 2016; data now available; a nice well. 

July 13, 2016: post the frack data on these three MRO wells when they become available:
  • 31057, 3,490, MRO, Chamaine USA 14-35TFH, Antelope, Sanish, 45 stages, 12 million lbs, t6/16; cum 408K 10/18; cum 511K 10/20;
  • 31058, 3,661, MRO, Clarks Creek USA 14-35H, Antelope, Sanish, 45 stages, 18 million lbs, t5/16; cum 353K 10/18; cum 418K 10/20;
  • 31061, 2,942, MRO, Juanita USA 13-35H, Antelope, Sanish, 40 stages, 12 million lbs, t7/16; cum 398K 10/18; cum 469K 10/20;
June 16, 2016: four wells on the Enerplus "owl" pad were completed in 5/16; two earlier Enerplus "owl" wells were taken off line while these wells were fracked. Check in a few months to see what the production data looks like for #25142 and #25143. Checked 8/16: back on-line: no evidence of halo effect. 

March 1, 2016: shown as "A" this was was "PNA" the same day it was tested (IP). Check in a few months to see if PNC; interim update:
  • 31044, 797, XTO, Homer 14X-32AXD, Grinnell, 4 sections, stimulated 12/19/15; 40 stages, 7 million lbs, t1/16; cum 299K 10/20; a nice well; still producing 3,000 bbls/month, 3/19;
February 19, 2016:
  • 30637, 96 (no typo), WPX, Juniper 15-22HE, Van Hook, 4 sections, 40 stages, 7.75 million lbs, t11/15; cum 351K 10/20; wow, talk about a nice "steady Eddy"; still producing 5,000 bbls/month, 3/19;
January 5, 2016: this well has been off-line for quite some time; now back on-line; why?
  • 18630, 358, WPX/ Zenergy, Brunsell 16-9H, Van Hook, t6/10; cum 198K 10/20; very sporadic production; off-line almost all of 2015; ten days in 11/15; back on-line full-time as of 2/16; struggling, 3/19; 
January 5, 2016: it looks like this big well is coming off-line, 11/15:
  • 18628, 4,357, Equinor/Statoil/BEXP, Jack Cvancara 19-19 1H, Alger, t5/10; cum 480K 3/19; only 7 days in 11/15; back on-line as of 12/15; cum 510K 10/20;
November 5, 2015: what's up with this well? It was drilled in 1985 to the Red River formation; then put back on confidential status when it was transferred to Denbury Onshore this date (Daily Activity Report).
  • 11409, dry, DNR, Cedar Hills 21-22, Cedar Hills, Bowman County, wildcat, the file report shows that is it on confidential status but prior to being placed on conf, the file report showed that it had been drilled to the Red River formation in 1985;
September 28, 2015: from a reader - FYI, In the next few days when August production numbers are available on NDIC, check out the decline curve on either well #19011 or #19013. Halo effect? These wells have been updated, and are now tracked here

November 4, 2015: check on this well to see production profile; used a huge amount of frack fluid; check frack data to see how much proppant was used; #29443:
  • 29443, 1,442, WPX, Olive Mae 7-8-9HW, t10/15; cum 307K 3/19; said to be on Active Status but has reported no production; application for Three Forks B1, but changed to middle Bakken according to a sundry form received February 26, 2016; but stimulation sundry form says Three Forks; 1920-acre spacing; API: 33-061-03307-00-00. FracFocus says this well was fracked 9/13 - 28/15, but there has been zero bbls of production; it was on line for two days back in February, 2015; looks like maybe as much as 14 million lbs of sand (no ceramic); huge, huge amount of fluid: 13,445,058 gallons of water (320,000 bbls @ 42 gal/bbl); almost 12% of total HF was sand. (Disclaimer: I often make simple arithmetic errors. If this information is important to you, go to the source.) Frack report: stimulated 9/13/15; Three Forks, 68 stages, 15 million lbs. This well has been updated as of March 26, 2016; it can be followed here. Nice well; still producing over 5,000 bbls/month, 3/19; cum 386K 10/20;
October 28, 2015: follow-up on why this well was re-entered; permit this date for re-entry; #20336.

September 26, 2015: why was this well off-line so many months, recently?
  • 19981, 1,003, Zavanna, Gust 2-11 1H, Long Creek/Wildcat, Bakken; not sure why this was a wildcat; in Long Creek, east of Williston, t3/12; cum 497K 3/19; still having problems, 8/15; updates here; back on status as of 5/16; doing well but it would be nice to see better production; a really nice well; now back up to 2,500 bbls/month, 3/19; update here, one Gust well goes over 500K bbls cumulative;

July 26, 2015: this well taken off line 5/15; not sure why?
  • 25462, 1,155, EN-Leo 154-94-2324H-1, 34 stages, 2.3 million lbs sand, t11/13; cum 205K 3/19; (sited in same quadrant as the Freda wells); taken off line 5/15; back on-line 7/15
July 23, 2015: was the Raphael Stroh well re-worked or re-fracked? Neighboring fracking; halo effect. 

December 15, 2015: did the Three Forks ever get any better on the Kennedy-Miles pad? Yes, as of 10/15; the production from these four wells surged. But then all four wells taken off-line for the entire month of January, 2016. Perhaps a pump being put on. Still off-line as of 3/16; all back on line as of 5/16 with some incredible production numbers. 

October 22, 2015: follow-up on why this well went inactive, July, 2015: #21733. This well is now (6/16) back on status; need to update it; does show bump in production. Updated September 11, 2016. Turned out to be a good well; CLR's Polk 1-33H, t3/14; cum 300K 9/19;

August 28, 2015: 20541, TA/IAW/IA/60 (no typo), EOG, Wayzetta 114-0311H, Parshall, Three Forks, 1920 acres, 51 stages; 16 million lbs, t6/14; cum 7K 11/14; choked way back; went inactive 4/15; back on-line for one day in August, 2015; this well was shut in due to ESP failure; EOG asks permission to plug and reclaim, saying that low commodity prices make it uneconomical to go back and "fix" it. 

April 4, 2015: note the pool notation for February, 2015.  26335, PA/18, MRO, Powell 31-27TH, Wildcat, no production data, the second Tyler well "everyone" is waiting for; t8/14; cum 502 bbls 2/15; cum 613 bbls 3/15; as of 6/15 it is PNA -- that's it. Closing this one out. 

July 9, 2015:
  • 29859, 15, Slawson, Howitzer Federal 5 SLTFH, Big Bend, 4 sections, 9 stages, 300K, t3/15; cum 176K 9/19; finally starting producing up to expected in 5/16;
December 10, 2014: problem with a Whiting well? See this post. Update, July 31, 2016: everything seems to be back on track; all wells completed and reported; 

January 6, 2016: Taken off-line 11/15 --
  • 19296, 2,388, SHD, Golden 22-31H, Deep Water Creek Bay, TF Bench 1, 62 stages, 15 million lbs, t3/15; cum 329K 3/16; off-line all of 12/15 (incorrect -- never off-line); t3/15; cum 750K 9/19;
March 8, 2016: these three Zavana Gust wells in Long Creek east of Williston are going to be huge; they were taken off-line or placed on the SI/NC list during the Saudi Surge / Slump: #19981, #28885, and #28886. Update, #28886: PNC. #28885 went back on-line in 3/16 for 12 days; small amount of production in those 12 days; Update, July 13, 2016: the wells have been fracked, including #28885 and all three are on-line.

March 29, 2016: check on possible halo effect on #16804, but one will have to wait until the BL-Davidson wells are fracked; it could be up to two years from now. Update, July 13, 2016: the wells have been fracked; not much halo effect; see this post.

February 14, 2015: halo effect of fracking; frack data updated for #28407 at this site; then look at production profile of #19857 at the same post. Look at huge jump in production (#19857) November, 2014. This area was updated April 10, 2016 (at the link) when it was noted several Three Forks were drilled in this area.

August 19, 2014, waiting for frack data to see where this horizontal ended up:
  • 27209, dry, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-4B-9-2HR, Charlson, Three Forks B2, sections 4, 5, 8, 9 - 153-95; TVD, 9,978; TD, 19,839; 2560-acre spacing; azimuth 214 degrees; orig app permit name: USA 153-95-4B-9-1HS, February 14, 2014: request rec'd to change well to be under spacing order #22895, 1280-acre spacing; so I believe the "R" is a revised request/permit to change from 2560-acre spacing to 1280-acre spacing; same date, request rec'd to change name to "2HR" -- same target; it looks like TD was reached at a measured depth (MD) of 8,767 feet on March 18, 2014; in limestone; depths, prognosis: Lodgepole - 9,061; Bakken Shale - 9,767; Middle Bakken - 9,791; Target Horizon - 9,814; geology report said this was a Middle Bakken well; frack data not yet posted; [Updates: 7/15 -- still on DRL status;] API 33-053-05540.
  • This is a complicated well; from the geologic summary: the initial phase of this well was to be an intersection well intended to intersect the USA 153-95-4B-9-2H (#26446 -- DRY, cease drilling, February 14, 2014; circulation was lost at 8,540 feet an the well was abandoned) vertical in order to cement and plug the well beneath the surface where it packed off. Then a sidetrack out of the cement to drill a vertical and curve, landing thirty feet into the middle Bakken formation. This well spudded February 19, 2014, and reached a TD of 8,768 feet MD on March 18, 2014. 
  • The well was abandoned and plans are to skid the rig and intersect the wellbore and pug it shut, then sidetrack and re-drill the well. 
  • it's possible, #27918 was the replacement: t12/14; cum 448K 9/19; huge well; this well is on track to hit 500,000 bbls by early 2021;
June 16, 2016: the post at this linked site still has four wells on confidential status, but this is closed out because the wells in question have been completed and are producing:
Well file #17077; when will they start drilling more wells in this section? October 24, 2013; it's too bad this discussion group was shut down; they are doing a lot of drilling in Alkali Creek, but no other drilling in this section where 17077 is sited -- May 10, 2014. [A great example of why it was too bad that Teegue took his site down; lots of good historical information.] Still no new drilling in this section -- 5/8-154-94 -- as of October 24, 2014. [Update, January 16, 2016: I noted that there are four wells in this area -- these are 4-section spacing -- section 4/5/8/9 - 154-94:
  • 27680, 1,110, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-1, Alkali Creek, t12/14; cum 217K 9/19;
  • 27681, 892, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-2, Alkali Creek, t1/15; cum 163K 9/19;
  • 27682, 1,183, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-3, Alkali Creek, t1/15; cum 198K 9/19;
  • 27683, 762, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-4, Alkali Creek, t1/15; cum 159K 9/19;
In addition there are four more wells on/near the same pad, all still confidential:
  • 32029, 1,258, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-5, Alkali Creek, 4-section spacing; sections 4,5,8, and 9; t1/16; Three Forks, 50 stages, 3.5 million lbs; cum 246K 9/19; API: 33-061-03842;
  • 32030, 917, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-6, Alkali Creek, 4-section spacing; sections 4,5,8, and 9, a middle Bakken well; 35 stages, 2.5 million lbs; t2/16; cum 138K 9/19;
  • 32031, 1,275, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-7, Alkali Creek, 4-section spacing; sections 4,5,8, and 9, Three Forks, 50 stages, 3.5 million lbs; t2/16; cum 269K 9/19; still producing nicely, 3,000 bbls/month, 9/19;
  • 32032, 486, Hess, EN-Pederson-LW-154-94-0408H-8, Alkali Creek, 4-section spacing; sections 4,5,8, and 9; t11/16; cum 93K 9/19;
I will track these wells here.
May 22, 2016:
  •  26647, 636, EOG, Burke 45-3130H, Stanley, Bakken NOS, 2 sections; 32 stages; 9.8 million lbs; t4/14; cum 201K 9/19;
This well has an interesting scout ticket. This is a short lateral; the horizontal was 6,450 feet of which 6,450 feet was drilled in the middle Bakken (100%). Note: the spacing was 1280-acres (two sections) but the horizontal was a short lateral. The file report did not shed light on why there are two "lines" for production for the Bakken. The production profile shows two lines of "Bakken" production for April and May 2014, but then after that, just one line of "Bakken" production for each month. There was only one lateral. [Review of the production profile, I don't see two lines of "Bakken" any more -- may have been an error which is now corrected. -- September 19, 2015.]

May 22, 2016: three Newfield wells taken off line; good wells; see update here, May 22, 2016;

May 22, 2016: noted this great EOG well went inactive in late 2014; back on status 12/14; it turned out to be a small "stuffing box leak"; repaired and back on line.
  • 16532, TA/1,285, EOG, N&D 1-05H, Parshall, open hole/perforated frack with 2 million lbs sand, t7/07; cum 472K 9/17;

December 4, 2014: noted that this great well has been inactive since 2/14 without any explanation; nothing going on in this section:
  • 18251, PA/1,389, EOG, Van Hook 100-15H, 20K in first two months, TFS; open hole frack with 2.6 million lbs;  t11/09; cum 403K 4/14; remains IA 4/15; now AB, 9/15;
December 24, 2015: this huge well was taken off-line for most of August - October, 2015; follow up monthly until we see how this plays out:
  • 17287, 1,137, EOG, Austin 22-31H, Parshall, single section, t10/08; cum 911K 9/19; is this another Amber Renee -- taking a great well off-line for no apparent reason? On-line for only 3 days in 11/15; 2 days in 10/15; 1 day in 9/15; etc. Good news: a full 30 days in December, 2015; and a full 31 days in January, 2016; and, a full 29 days in February, 2016, though monthly production is falling fast. Followed as a monster well.
 February 10, 2015: 19283
  • February 10, 2015: a big well; inactive as of June, 2014; no nearby wells being completed; 
    19283, IA/1,524, BR, Sunline 11-1MB-3SH, Clear Creek, t5/11; cum 226K 6/19; back on status as of January, 2015; comes back at a modest 5K/month; [September 19, 2015 -- looking at NG flared, it's very possible these wells are being choked back because of flaring penalties.] Flaring is now way down. Flaring at "0" 10/15; small amount of flaring, 11/15; no flaring in 12/15 or 1/16; off line 6/19; remains off line 9/19;
September 27, 2015:  24667
  • this well should be back on-line; #24667; check new production data when available, probably 9/15. Later: yes this well is back on line, but production was pretty lousy first month back, 8/15: turned out to be a great well, 3/19;
  • 24667, 1,173, EOG, Van Hook 19-2523H, Parshall, t7/13, cum 574K 10/18; only one day production in July, 2015; since then, full up; 50 stages, 10 million lbs; another great well, 3/19;
November 3, 2015: certainly this well has been fracked, #30398. Update, 41 stages, 3.4 million lbs, stimulated 6/15; since 8/18, has only been producing seven or fewer days days each month, 9/19; IA, 9/19;

Update On An WPX Well Fracked With 68 Stages, 15 Million Pounds Proppant -- March 27, 2016

This well was on my list of wells that needed to be followed up on:
November 4, 2015: check on this well to see production profile; used a huge amount of frack fluid; check frack data to see how much proppant was used; #29443:
    • 29443, 1,442, WPX, Olive Mae 7-8-9HW, Van Hook, t10/15; cum 81K 1/16; said to be on Active Status but has reported no production; application for Three Forks B1, but changed to middle Bakken according to a sundry form received February 26, 2016; but stimulation sundry form says Three Forks; 1920-acre spacing; API: 33-061-03307-00-00. FracFocus says this well was fracked 9/13 - 28/15, but there has been zero bbls of production; it was on line for two days back in February, 2015; looks like maybe as much as 14 million lbs of sand (no ceramic); huge, huge amount of fluid: 13,445,058 gallons of water (320,000 bbls @ 42 gal/bbl); almost 12% of total HF was sand. (Disclaimer: I often make simple arithmetic errors. If this information is important to you, go to the source.)  
The frack report has now been posted: stimulated 9/13/15; Three Forks, 68 stages, 15 million lbs

Production profile:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

The other wells on this three-well pad (all three wells run west to east, under the river):
  • 29613, 1,148, WPX, Olive Mae 7-8-9HX, Van Hook, 68 stages, 15 million lbs, t10/15; cum 95K 1/16; most likely middle Bakken but geologic report not scanned in yet (could be upper Bakken, though unlikely); production profile;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
  • 29614, SI/NC, WPX, Olive Mae 7-8-9HA, Van Hook, no production data, 
The Other Wells In This Section

In the same section, to the south of these Olive Mae wells, there is a four-well pad; all horizontals run west-to-east, under the river:
  • 28134, 824, WPX, Edward Flies Away 7-8-9HY, Van Hook, based on file report, this looks like a Three Forks well, 50 stages, 7.8 million lbs, t4/15; cum 175K 1/16;
  • 28135, 503, WPX, Edward Flies Away 7-8-9HB, Van Hook, middle Bakken, 17 stages, 2.2 million lbs; t4/15; cum 57K 1/16;
  • 28136, 694, WPX, Edward Flies Away 7-8-9HB, Van Hook, Three Forks, 50 stages, 7.8 million lbs, t4/15; cum 141K 1/16;
  • 28137, 760, WPX, Edward Flies Away 7-8-9HC, Van Hook, middle Bakken, spud May 5; TD May 25, 2014; 25 stages, 5.2 million lbs; t6/14; cum 174K 1/16. From the geologist's report: " ... the Middle Bakken formation is thinner in this area than that of many other WPX wells located to the west, so in order to accommodate for this, WPX Geology issued a TVD target window of 8 feet, and centered it a couple feet below the main hot gamma member in Facies E....reached the 11,00' MD waypoint within 2' of the centerline.... at TD, after reaching 20,000 feet MD waypoint within 2 feet of the centerline at the upper half of Facies C. The entire lateral section was drilled in a single run, averaged about 55.5' feet per hour, or around 1,338 feet of lateral drilling per day over the course of the lateral section."