Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hearing Dockets For October, 2017 -- Completed

The complete agenda for the NDIC hearing dockets for October, 2017, have been completed. Not much there.

New Wells Reporting: 4Q17

New data, for a new quarter, to begin October 1, 2017.

Data for 3Q17: 3Q17
Data for 4Q16: 4Q16
Data for 3Q16: 3Q16
Data for 2Q16: 2Q16
Data for 1Q16: 1Q16
Data for 4Q15: 4Q15
Data for 3Q15: 3Q15
Data for 2Q15: 2Q15
Data for 1Q15: 1Q15
Data for 4Q14: 4Q14
Data for 3Q14: 3Q14
Data for 2Q14: 2Q14
Data for 1Q14: 1Q14
Data for 4Q13: 4Q13
Data for 3Q13: 3Q13
Data for 2Q13: 2Q13
Data for 1Q13: 1Q13
Data for 4Q12: 4Q12
Data for 3Q12: 3Q12
Data for 2Q12: 2Q12
  Data for 1Q12: 1Q12   
Data for 4Q11: 4Q11 
Data for 3Q11: 3Q11 
Data for 2Q11: 2Q11 
 Data for 1Q11: 1Q11  
 Data for 2H10: 2H10 
Through 1H10: 1H10
 
Sunday, December 31, 2017: 90 for the month; 200 for the quarter
None

Saturday, December 30, 2017: 90 for the month; 200 for the quarter
31634, 1,058, Oasis, Lawlar N 5199 42-23 7T,  North Tobacco Garden, Three Forks B1, small/large/sand/ceramic; 6 million lbs, t7/17; cum 125K 11/17;
30736,739, Whiting, Privratsky 44-21PHU, Bell, 4 sections, Three Forks, 45 stages; 9.4 million lbs, t7/17; cum 75K 11/17;

Friday, December 29, 2017: 88 for the month; 198 for the quarter
None

Thursday, December 28, 2017: 88 for the month; 198 for the quarter
None

Wednesday, December 27, 2017: 88 for the month; 198 for the quarter
33596, 710, Petro-Hunt, Hurinenko 144-98-11D-2-1H, Little Knife, t2/18; cum 62K 9/18;
32882, 614, Liberty Resourcess, Nelson 158-95-20-3MBH, McGregor, 13 stages, 3.3 million lbs, t7/17; cum 33K 11/17;
30279, 472, Lime Rock, Kenneth Stroh 6-12-1H-143-97L, Cabernet, 4 sections, 50 stages, 6 million lbs, t7/17; cum 64K 10/17;
30096, 1,543, CRL, Charleston 4-22H1, Brooklyn, 4 sections, Three Forks, 59 stages, 6 million lbs, t8/17; cum 85K 10/17;
30095, 2,043, CLR, Charleston 5-22H, Brooklyn, 4 sections, 59 stages; 9.2 million lbs, t8/17; cum 105K 10/17;
Tuesday, December 26, 2017: 83 for the month; 193 for the quarter
32879, 496, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-3TFH, McGregor, 13 stages, 3.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 22K 11/17;
31610, 349, BR, HE 5-8-20UTFH, Eliday, t2/18; cum 101K 9/18;

Monday, December 25, 2017: 81 for the month; 191 for the quarter
33289, dry, Armstrong, Hanson 33-43, Newporte, Cambro/ordovician, no production data, 
32517, 3,438, MRO, Ryan 42-5TFH, Lost Bridge, t5/18; cum 124K 9/18;

Sunday, December 24, 2017: 79 for the month; 189 for the quarter
32880, 376, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-2MBH, McGregor, 13 stages, 3.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 20K 11/17;
27354, 606, Oasis, Cook 5300 12-13 9T, Willow Creek. 48 stages, 6 million lbs, small/large, coated, t7/17; cum 67K 10/17;
24696, 1,502, Zavanna, Usher 28-21 1H, Poe, t1/18; cum 174K 9/18;
9995, AB, Whiting, Dore 3-10X, sundry form, dated May 22, 2017, says this is a re-completion of the Madison. Proposed completion intervals include the Madison Unconventional, Fryburg/C2/Sherwood; perforation interval of interest: 9277 -9294 MD; 9297-9309 MD; 9328-9354 MD; and, 9442-9449 MD; this well is located in McKenzie County just to the east of the city of Fairview; about 1/4 mile from the Yellowstone River; the Red River last produced 9/96; the Duperow last produced 2/17; Red River (now PNA), cum 317K; Duperow (now PNA); cum 129K; Madison now producing small amount of oil; went AB/no production as of 10/17;

Saturday, December 23, 2017: 75 for the month; 185 for the quarter
32881, 63, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-2TFH, McGregor, 13 stages; 3.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 14K 11/17;
32518, 2,774, MRO, Struthers USA 41-5H, Lost Bridge, t5/18; cum 101K 9/18;
31846, 1,389, CLR, Bridger 8-14H, Rattlesnake Point, 39 stages, 14.3 million lbs, t8/17; cum 77K 10/17;

Friday, December 22, 2017: 72 for the month; 182 for the quarter
33550, 5,898, MRO, Kattevold USA 14-34TFH, Reunion Bay, t7/18; cum 219K 1/19;

Thursday, December 21, 2017: 71 for the month; 181 for the quarter
32906, 326, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-1TFH, McGregor, t6/17; cum 13K 10/17;
32878, 238, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-1MBH, McGregor, 13 stages; 3.3 million lbs, t7/17; cum 15K 11/17;
31845, 879, CLR, Bridger 7-14H2, Rattlesnake Point, 40 stages; 10.2 million lbs, t8/17; cum 52K 10/17;

Wednesday, December 20, 2017: 68 for the month; 178 for the quarter
33549, 5,284, MRO, Pfundheller USA 44-33H, Reunion Bay, t7/18; cum 149K 9/18;
33473, 568, Liberty Resources, Jensen W 159-93-21-9-1MBHX, Gros Ventre, 40 stages; 9.6 million lbs; large and small; t7/17; cum 66K 10/17;

Tuesday, December 19, 2017: 66 for the month; 176 for the quarter
33548, 4,283, MRO, Alexander USA 44-33TFH, Reunion Bay, t7/18; cum 250K 2/19;
33333, 1,251, QEP, ND Levang 6-16-21BHD, Grail, 51 stages; 4.9 million lbs, small white/ceramic, t7/17; cum 91K 10/17;
33332, 588, QEP, ND Levang 2-16-21T2HD, Grail, Three Forks 2nd bench, 51 stages; 9.9 million lbs, small white/ceramic, t6/17; cum 42K 10/17;
32394, 815, Whiting, Froehlich 31-28PH, Bell, Three Forks, 45 stages; 9.2 million lbs, t6/17; cum 50K 10/17;

Monday, December 18, 2017: 62 for the month; 172 for the quarter
33491, 4,125, MRO, Shoots USA 41-2H, Antelope, t4/18; cum 245K 9/18;
33331, 1,602, QEP, ND Levang 5-16-21BHD, Grail, 51 stages; 5 million lbs, t7/17; cum 72K 10/17;
30237, 1,782, CLR, Alfsvaag 4-31H, Crazy Man Creek, 10 stages; 14.8 million lbs, t8/17; cum 38K 10/17; "well partially completed; will return once repairs are made"

Sunday, December 17, 2017: 59 for the month; 169 for the quarter
33492, 6,637, MRO, Mamie USA 21-1TFH, Antelope, t4/18; cum 293K 9/18;
32393, 226, Whiting, Froehlich 21-29-2PH, Bell, Three Forks, 45 stages; 9.4 million lbs, t8/17; cum 24K 10/17; 

Saturday, December 16, 2017: 57 for the month; 167 for the quarter
32884, 578, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-4TFH, McGregor, t6/17; cum 28K 10/17; Three Forks, 13 stages; 3.3 million lbs;
32865, 3,634, MRO, DeMaray USA 41-2TFH, Antelope, t4/18; cum 219K 9/18;
32696, 886, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-18B-4H, Charlson, t10/18; cum --
31632, 1,762, Oasis, Lawlar N 5199 42-23 5T, North Tobacco Garden, Three Fork B1, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; t7/17; cum 130K 10/17;
31631, 2,083, Oasis, Lawlar N 5199 42-23 4B, North Tobacco Garden; 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs; t7/17; cum 161K 10/17;

Friday, December 15, 2017: 52 for the month; 162 for the quarter
32907, 557, Liberty Resources, Nelson 158-95-20-4MBH, McGregor, 13 stages; 3.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 22K 10/17;

Thursday, December 14, 2017: 51 for the month; 161 for the quarter
33493, 8,160, MRO, Mark USA 11-1H, Antelope, Sanish, t4/18; cum 248K 9/18;

Wednesday, December 13, 2017: 50 for the month; 160 for the quarter
33494, 3,826, MRO, Timothy USA 11-1TFH-2B, Antelope, Sanish, t4/18; cum 241K 9/18;

Tuesday, December 12, 2017: 49 for the month; 159 for the quarter
33215, 1,149, Kraken Operating, Feller 22-15 2H, Lone Tree Lake, t11/17; cum 135K 9/18;
31629, 2,208, Oasis, Lawlar N 5199 41-23 2B, North Tobacco Garden, 70 stages; 10.2 million lbs; t7/17; cum 182K 10/17;

Monday, December 11, 2017: 47 for the month; 157 for the quarter
33562, 4,882, MRO, Lois USA 14-34H, Reunion Bay, t7/18; cum 63K 9/18;
33216, 1,349, Kraken, Operating Feller 22-15 3H, Lone Tree Lake, t11/17; bcum 149K 9/18;
32316, 674, EOG, Van Hook 71-1411H, Parshall, 35 stages; 13.1 million lbs, t6/17; cum 105K 10/17;
31630, 1,497, Oasis, Lawlar N 5199 41-23 3T, North Tobacco Garden, Three Forks, 70 stages, 10 million lbs, t7/17; cum 110K 10/17;

Sunday, December 10, 2017: 43 for the month; 153 for the quarter
33600, IA, Resonance Exploration, Resonance Senescall 6-36, Sergis, producing, albeit not much; stick a fork in it; it's done (1/19)
33217, 1,024, Kraken Operating, Feller 22-15 4H, Lone Tree Lake, t11/17; cum 101K 9/18;
32315, 615, EOG, Van Hook 70-1411HX, Parshall, 28 stages; 10.6 million lbs; t6/17; cum 106K 10/17;

Saturday, December 9, 2017: 40 for the month; 150 for the quarter
33412, 6,509, MRO, Winona USA 21-2TFH-2B, Antelope, t4/18; cum 302K 9/18;
33050, 1,703, EOG, Clarks Creek 75-0719HX, Clarks Creek, 4 sections, 57 stages, 15.1 million lbs; t6/17; cum 230K 10/17;
32794, 2,382, Clarks Creek 74-0719H, Clarks Creek, 4 sections, 59 stages, 17 million lbs, t6/17; cum 230K 10/17;
31836, 1,827, Whiting, Evitt 34-12H, Truax, 4 sections 43 stages; 11 million lbs, t6/17; cum 148K 10/17;
Friday, December 8, 2017: 36 for the month; 146 for the quarter
33414, 5,524, MRO, Wilbur USA 31-2TFH, Antelope, t4/18; cum 310K 1/19;
33413, 8,475, MRO, Chauncey USA 31-2H, Antelope, t3/18; cum 364K 1/19;
32796, 2,518, EOG, Clarks Creek 73-0719H, Clarks Creek, 4 sections, GL, 55 stages; 13.2 million lbs, t6/17; cum 220K 10/17;
32795, 2,204, EOG, Clarks Creek 110-0719H, Clarks Creek, 4 sections, GL, 60 stages; 17.5 million lbs t6/17; cum 204K 10/17;

Thursday, December 7, 2017: 32 for the month; 142 for the quarter
33208, 1,244, Whiting, Evitt 14-12-4TFHX, Truax, Three Forks, 39 stages; 9.3 million lbs; t6/17; cum 90K 10/17;
33134, 1,063, Liberty Resources, T. Haustveit E 156-95-26-3MBH, 27 stages, 8 million lbs, Beaver Lodge, t6/17; cum 99K 10/17;

Wednesday, December 6, 2017: 30 for the month; 140 for the quarter
33415, 7,672, MRO, June USA 31-2H, Antelope, t3/18; cum 392K 1/19;
32612, 1,179, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-35D-26-13H, McGregory Buttes, Three Forks, 34 sstages; 5.1 million lbs; t7/17; cum 85K 10/17;
32611, 1,482, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-35D-26-12H, McGregory Buttes, 33 stages; 5 million lbs, t7/17; cum 106K 10/17;
32608, 1,196, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-35D-26-11H, McGregory Buttes, 4 sections, 34 stages; 5.1 million lbs, t7/17; bcum 103K 10/17;
31835, 1,582, Whiting, Evitt 34-12TFH, Truax, Three Forks, t6/17; cum 112K 10/17;
30169, 1,155, Oasis, Cook 5300 41-12 11T, Willow Creek, Three Forks, 50 stages; 19 million lbs,, with ceramic, large; t6/17; cum 63K 10/17;
28701, 480, Oasis, Cook Federal  5300 41-12 10BX, Willow Creek, 4 sections, 50 stages; 20.1 million lbs; large sand; small ceramic, t6/17; cum  109K 10/17;27352, 268, Oasis, Cook 5300 12-13 7T, Willow Creek, Three Forks, 50 stages; 6 million lbs, large, small, some resin coated, t6/17; cum 65K 10/17;

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
33416, 4,892, MRO, Miles USA 41-2TFH, 2B, Antelope,t4/18; cum 210K 9/18;
33340, dry, Armstrong Operating, Frenzel 1-35, Wildcat, no production data,
32902, 528, BR Lovaas 4-8-12 MBH, Blue Buttes, t11/17; cum 245K 9/18;
31434, 2,147, Slawson, Osprey Federal 2 SLH, Big Bend, t5/18; cum 140K 9/18;

Monday, December 4, 2017: 18 for the month; 128 for the quarter
33066, SI/NC, XTO, Deep Creek Federal 44X-5C, Lost Bridge, no production data,
32903, 595, BR, Lovaas 5-8-12 UTFH, Blue Buttes, t11/15; cum 202K 9/18;
31612, 419, BR, HE 3-8-20UTFH, Elidah, t2/18; cum 60K 9/18;
31611, 467, BR, HE 4-8-20MBH, Elida, t2/18; cum 37K 9/18;
31433, 2,153, Slawson, Osprey Federal 7-26-29TFH, Big Bend, 5/1; cum 92K 9/18;
Sunday, December 3, 2017: 13 for the month; 123 for the quarter
32904, 897, BR, Lovaas 6-8-12MBH, Blue Buttes, t11/17; cum 247K 9/18;
31850, 1,191, Whiting, 3J Trust 24-8-2PH, Bell, 45 stages; 9.4 million lbs, t6/17; cum 76K 10/17; already shut in as of 10/17;
31613, 450, BR, HE 2-8-20MBH, Elidah, t2/18; cum 71K 9/18;

Saturday, December 2, 2017: 10 for the month; 120 for the quarter
33323, 2,724, WPX, Mandaree South 25-36HZ, Spotted Horn, t11/17; cum 245K 9/18;
33065, SI/NC, XTO, Deep Creek Federal 44X-5B, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;
31431, 655, Slawson, Osprey Federal 6-26-29TFH, Big Bend, t5/18; cum 88K 9/18;

Friday, December 1, 2017: 8 for the month; 118 for the quarter
33547, 1,120, Newfield, Moberg Federal 149-95-29-32-30HLW,  Bear Den; t8/17; cum 38K 10/17;
33322, 2,703, WPX, Mandaree South 25-36HD, Spotted Horn, t11/17; cum 239K 9/18;
33321, 2,615, WPX, Mandaree South 25-36HT, Spotted Horn, t11/17; cum 258K 9/18;
33071, 1,639, XTO, Deep Creek Federal 44X-5F2, Lost Bridge, t12/18; cum 51k 2/19;
33064, 2,063, XTO, Deep Creek Federal 44X-5E, Lost Bridge, t11/18; cum 75K 2/19;
32448, 820, Whiting, Buckman 34-21PH, Bell, t7/17; cum 39K 9/17;
32478, 493, Whiting, Buckman 44-9PHU, Bell, t6/17; cum 31K 9/17;
31422, 1,894, Hess, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-8, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 129K 9/18;

Thursday, November 30, 2017: 69 for the month; 110 for the quarter
33320, 2,903, WPX, Mandaree South 25-36HC, Spotted Horn, t10/17; cum 259K 9/18; -- HUGE WELL;
33063, 1,425, XTO, Deep Creek Federal 44X-5A, Lost Bridge, t11/18; cum 72K 2/19;
32058, 1,898, Newfield, Moberg Federal 149-95-29-32-14HLW, Bear Den, 4 sections; Three Forks, 62 stages, 6 million lbs, t8/17; cum 68K 9/17; from the geologist's narrative, "... drilled in the Lost Bridge field also referred to locally as the Bear's Den field, located about 10 miles south and 4 miles east of Keene in Dunn County..."; six drill bits; a total of 169 hours (7 days) to complete; penetration rate of 128 feet per hour; the well bore was within the 20-feet Three Forks target window for 93.57% of the lateral, the Three Forks Upper "A" Facies for 5.24", and the Three Forks Middle "C" Facies for 1.19% of the lateral. TVD: start of target, 10,993.5 feet; end of lateral, 11,011 feet (17.5 feet).
31834, 1,267, Whiting, Evitt 34-12-2H, Truax, 4 sections, 41 stages; 10.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 85K 9/17;
31370, 1,107, Whiting, Evitt 14-12TFH, Truax, 4 sections, Three Forks, 34 stages, 8.7 million lbs, t6/17; cum 90K 9/17;

Wednesday, November 29, 2017: 64 for the month; 105 for the quarter
33062, SI/NC, XTO, Jorgenson Federal 44X-5FXG, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;
32059, 720, Newfield, Moberg Federal 149-95-29-32-20H, Bear Den, Three Forks, 62 stages, 7.6 million lbs, t9/17; cum 18K 9/17;
31421, 2,153, Hess, EN-Leo E-154-94-2434H-9, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 76K 3/18;

Tuesday, November 28, 2017: 61 for the month; 102 for the quarter
33061, SI/NC, XTO, Jorgenson Federal 44X-5C, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;

Monday, November 27, 2017: 60 for the month; 101 for the quarter
33060, SI/NC, XTO, Jorgenson Federal 44X-5D, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;
31718, 2,443, Hess, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-10, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 56K 3/18;

Sunday, November 26, 2017: 58 for the month; 99 for the quarter
31717, 1,008, Hess, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-10, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 107K 3/18;
31368, 1,818, Whiting, Evitt 14-12H, Truax, 4 sections, 37 stages; 9.3 million lbs, t6/17; cum 121K 9/17;
33059, SI/NC, XTO, Jorgenson Federal 44X-5D, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;
33058, SI/NC, XTO, Jorgenson Federal 44X-5H, Lost Bridge, no production data, still SI/NC as of 2/19;
27079, 422, Oasis, Hanover Federal 5300 44-11 5T, Willow Creek, Three Forks B1, 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs; t5/17; cum 68K 9/17;

Saturday, November 25, 2017: 54 for the month; 95 for the quarter
33273, 2,838, Hess, EN-Leo E-154-94-2423H-12, Alkali Creek, t12/17; cum 90K 3/18;
33118, 1,292, Petro-Hunt, Sabrosky 145-97-27B-34-4H, Little Knife, t1/18; cum 42K 3/18;
31907, 616, Whiting, Obrigewitch 24-9PH, Bell, Three Forks, 45 stages; 6.4 million lbs, t5/17; cum 39K 9/17;

Friday, November 24, 2017: 51 for the month; 92 for the quarter
25844, 2,036, Slawson, Periscope Federal 7-10-11-12TF, Big Bend, t3/18; cum 22K 3/18;

Thursday, November 23, 2017: 50 for the month; 91 for the quarter
33181, 818, Hess, BL-A Iverson-155-96-1312H04, Beaver Lodge, t11/17; cum 104K 3/18;
31463, AB, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-36C-25-9H, McGregory Buttes, producing, albeit very little; last checked 9/18;
31439, 754, Slawson, Periscope Federal 6-10-11-12TFH, Big Bend, t2/18; cum 33K 3/18;
27078, 467, Oasis, Hanover Federal 5300 44-11 4B, Willow Creek, 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs; t5/17; cum 101K 9/17;

Wednesday, November 22, 2017: 50 for the month; 87 for the quarter
33180, 594, Hess, BL-A Iverson-155-96-1312H-5, Beaver Lodge, t11/17; cum 15K 3/18;

Tuesday, November 21, 2017: 49 for the month; 86 for the quarter
33179, 853, Hess, BL-A Iverson-155-96-1312H-6, Beaver Lodge, t11/17; cum 65K 3/18;

Monday, November 20, 2017: 48 for the month; 85 for the quarter
33178, 794, Hess, BL-A Iverson-155-96-1312H-7, Beaver Lodge, t11/17; cum 28K 3/18;
22721, 852, Nine Point Energy, Erickson 155-102-26-25-4H, Squires, t2/18; cum 41K 3/18;

Sunday, November 19, 2017: 46 for the month; 83 for the quarter
26976, 532, Oasis, Hanover Federal 5300 44-11 3T, Willow Creek, producing, a nice well; Three Forks first bench; 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs; see below; t5/17; cum 76K 9/17;

Saturday, November 18, 2017: 45 for the month; 82 for the quarter
33177, 895, Hess, BL-A Iverson-LE-155-96-1312H-1, Beaver Lodge, t11/17; cum 79K 3/18;
32976, 55, BR, Dodge 3A TFH, Dimmick Lake, t1/18; cum 40K 3/18;
30094, 1,506, CLR, Olympia 4-2H1, Brooklyn, a good well; as much as 35K in one month; see below; Three Forks 1; 59 stages; 5.9 million lbs; t8/17; cum 43K 9/17;
30093, 1,854, CLR, Olympia 5-27H, Brooklyn, a good well, as much as 40K in one month; see below, 59 stages; 9.2 million lbs; t8/17; cum 72K 9/17;
29137, 2,421, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-36C-25-12H, McGregory Buttes, a great well; as much as 40 K in one month -- see below; Three Forks, 34 stages; 5.1 million lbs; t5/17; cum 141K 9/17;
22722, 964, Nine Point Energy, Erickson 155-102-26-25-3H, Squires, t2/18; cum 37K 3/18;

Friday, November 17, 2017: 39 for the month; 76 for the quarter
  • 32977, 30 (no typo), BR, Dodge 3B MBH, Dimmick Lake, t1/18; cum 235K 2/19;
  • 29090, 1,032, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-23C-14-6H, t7/18; cum 72K 9/18;
Thursday, November 16, 2017: 37 for the month; 74 for the quarter
  • 33403, 3,484, MRO, Stroup 34-7TFH, Bailey, t2/18; cum 73K 3/18;
  • 33400, 3,017, MRO, Ernst 14-7TFH, Bailey, t2/18; cum 85K 3/18;
  • 32978, 10 (no typo), BR, Dodge 3C TFH, Dimmick Lake, 28 stagess; 10.2 million lbs, t1/18; cum 208K 9/18;
  • 32477, 530, Whiting, Buckman 34-9-2PH, Bell, Three Forks, 45 stages; 9.4 million lbs, t5/17; cum 37K 9/17;
Wednesday, November 15, 2017: 33 for the month; 70 for the quarter
  • 33534, 5,113, MRO, Bronett 14-7H, Bailey, t1/18; cum 87K 3/18;
  • 33000, 380, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 6-36-25-158N-100W, Dublin, t11/17; cum 48K 3/18;
  • 32979, 32 (no typo), BR, Dodge 3D MBH, Dimmick Lake, t1/18; cum 105K 9/18;
  • 32789, 1,016, QEP, MHA 2-27-34H-148-92R, Heart Butte, 51 stages; 10.5 million lbs, t5/17; cum 74K 9/17
  • 31462, 2,748, HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-36C-25-7H, McGregory Buttes, 33 stages; 4.9 million lbs, t5/17; cum 169K 9/17; see graphics at this site;
  • 31346, 296, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 3-36-25-158N-100W, Dublin, t12/17; cum 52K 3/18;
Tuesday, November 14, 2017: 27 for the month; 64 for the quarter
  • 33535, 6,204, MRO, Arkin 44-12TFH, Bailey, t1/18; cum 280K 11/18; ---- HUGE WELL; see #16993; huge jump in production;
  • 31851, 1,196, Whiting, 3J Trust 34-8-2P, Bell, Three Forks, 45 stages 6.4 million lbs, t5/17; cum 200K 11/18;
  • 26975, 856, Oasis, Hanover Federal 5300 44-11 2B, Willow Creek, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; t517; cum 219K 11/18;
Monday, November 13, 2017: 24 for the month; 61 for the quarter
  • None.
Sunday, November 12, 2017: 24 for the month; 61 for the quarter
  • 32999, 488, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 7-36-25-158N-100W TFH, Dublin, t10/17; cum 129K 11/18;
  • 29070, 182, BR, CCU Audubon 31-27TFH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 138K 11/18;
Saturday, November 11, 2017: 22 for the month; 59 for the quarter
  • 33127, 1,945, Hess, SC-1WX-152-99-0809H-6, Banks, 44 stages; 8.4 million lbs, t10/17; cum 199K 11/18;
  • 31464, 1,722, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-36C-25-8H, McGregory Buttes, 33 stages; 5 million lbs; t7/17; cum 161K 11/18;
  • 30640, 457, Whiting, Obrigewitch 44-8PHU, Bell, 4 sections, 45 stages, 5.1 million lbs, t6/17; cum 55K 9/17;
  • 29069, 177, BR, CCU Audubon 21-27MBH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 142K 11/18;
Friday, November 10, 2017: 18 for the month; 55 for the quarter (will be reported Monday; NDIC closed Friday for Veterans Day)
  • 33128, 1,995, Hess, SC-1WX-152-99-0809H-6, Banks, 45 stages; 8.4 million lbs, t10/17; cum 213K 11/18;
  • 29134, 1,976, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 148-94-36C-25-12H, McGregory Buttes, 33 stages; 5 million lbs, t5/17; cum 197K 11/18;
  • 29068, 73 (no typo), BR, CCU Boxcar 34-22TFH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 150K 11/18;
Thursday, November 9, 2017: 15 for the month; 52 for the quarter
  • 33489, 839, Kraken Operating, Kari 30-19 3H, Squires, 50 stages; 15 million lbs, t9/17; cum 157K 11/18;
  • 33129, 1,904, Hess, SC-1WX-152-99-0809H-8, Banks, t11/17; cum 192K 11/18;
  • 32790, 1,050, QEP, MHA 4-27-34H-148-92R, Heart Butte, Three Forks, 48 stages; 9.1 million lbs (sand/ceramic), t5/17; cum 122K 11/18; 
  • 32598, 2,415, WPX, Ruby Parshall 31-30HY, Antelope-Sanish, 47 stages; 6.1 million lbs, t9/17; cum 350K 11/18;
  • 31345, 543, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 4-36-25-158N-100W, Dublin, t11/17; cum 166K 11/18;
  • 29067, 268, BR, CCU Boxcar 24-22MBH, Corral Creek, t2/18; cum 184K 11/18;
Wednesday, November 8, 2017: 9 for the month; 46 for the quarter
  • 33490, 839, Kraken Operating, Kari 30-19 4H, Squires, 50 stages, 15 million lbs, t9/17; cum 130K 11/18;
  • 33488, 845, Kraken Operating, Kari 30-19 2H, Squires, 50 stages, 15.4 million lbs, t9/17; cum 14K over 23 days; producing,
  • 32599, 2,386, WPX, Ruby Parshall, Antelope, Sanish, Three Forks, 61 stages, 20 million lbs, t9/17; cum 22K over 21 days;
Tuesday, November 7, 2017: 6 for the month; 43 for the quarter
  • 32600, 2,306, WPX, Ruby Parshall 31-30HZ, Antelope-Sanish, 41 stages; 6.1 million lbs, t9/17; cum 332K 11/18;
Monday, November 6, 2017: 5 for the month; 42 for the quarter
  • 32860, 2,708, Hess, AN-Dinwoodie-153-94-2833H-2, Antelope, 60 stages, 4.2 million lbs (small/large), t10/17; cum 164K 11/18;
Sunday, November 5, 2017: 4 for the month; 41 for the quarter
  • 32861, 2,202, Hess, AN-Dinwoodie-153-94-2833H-3, Antelope Three Forks, 60 stages; 6 million lbs (small/large), t10/17; cum 201K 11/18;
Saturday, November 4, 2017: 3 for the month; 40 for the quarter
  • 32862, 1,952, Hess, AN-Dinwoodie-LE-153-84-2833H-1, Antelope, 60 stages; 6 million lbs (small/large), t10/17; cum 208K 11/18;
Friday, November 3, 2017: 2 for the month; 39 for the quarter
None.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
: 2 for the month; 39 for the quarter
  • 33249, 1,748, Hess, AN-Gudbranson-LW-153-94-2215H-1, Antelope, t10/17; cum 276K 11/18;
Wednesday, November 1, 2017: 1 for the month; 38 for the quarter
  • 30240, 1,650, CLR, Bud 5-30H1, Crazy Man Creek, Three Forks 1st bench, 30 stages; 7.3 million lbs, t9/17; cum 146K 11/18;
Tuesday, October 31, 2017: 37 for the month; 37 for the quarter
  • None.
 
Monday, October 30, 2017
: 37 for the month; 37 for the quarter
  • 32632, 1,435, Abraxas, Yellowstone 3H, North Fork, t12/17; cum 192K 11/18;
Sunday, October 29, 2017: 36 for the month; 36 for the quarter
  • None.
Saturday, October 28, 2017: 36 for the month; 36 for the quarter
  • 32631, PA, Abraxas, Yellowstone 4H, North Fork, no production data,
  • 32375, 531, Petro-Hunt, Sabrosky 144-97-6A-7-2H,  Little Knife, t12/17; cum 71K 11/18;
Friday, October 27, 2017: 34 for the month; 34 for the quarter
  • None.
Thursday, October 26, 2017: 34 for the month; 34 for the quarter
  • None.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017: 34 for the month; 34 for the quarter
  • 33079, 2,217, Whiting, Northern 31-30-1H, Springbrook, 45 stages, 12.9 million lbs, t4/17; cum 300K 11/18;
Tuesday, October 24, 2017: 33 for the month; 33 for the quarter
  • None.
Monday, October 23, 2017: 33 for the month; 33 for the quarter
  • None.
Sunday, October 22, 2017,
  • 33080, 1,561, Whiting, Northern 31-30-1TFH, Springbrook, 45 stages, 7.2 million lbs, t5/17; cum 75K 8/17; 
  • 32986, 105, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 5-36-25-158N-100 TFH, Dublin, t12/17; cum 31K 3/18;
Saturday, October 21, 2017,
  • 29091, 1,031, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-2C-14-5H, Charlson, t6/18; cum 140K 2/19;
Friday, October 20, 2017: 30 for the month; 30 for the quarter
  • 33269, 732, QEP, ND Levant 8-16-21BHD, Grail, t5/17; cum 189K 11/18;
  • 33268, 708, QEP, ND Levang 7-16-21T2HD, Grail, t5/17; cum 140K 11/18;
  • 33267, 672, QEP, ND Levang 7-16-21BHD, Grail, 51 stages, 5 million lbs, t5/17; cum 159K 11/18;
  • 31899, 174, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Dressler 2-36-25-158N-100W, Dublin, t10/17; cum 104K 11/18;
Thursday, October 19, 2017: 26 for the month; 26 for the quarter
  • 33081, 1,443, Whiting, Northern 31-30-2TFH, Springbrook, 42 stages; 6.8 million lbs, t5/17; cum 218K 11/18;
Wednesday, October 18, 2017: 25 for the month; 25 for the quarter
  • None.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: 25 for the month; 25 for the quarter
  • None
Monday, October 16, 2017: 25 for the month; 25 for the quarter
  • 33082, 2,232, Whiting, Northern 31-30-2H, Springbrook, just a few miles northeast of Willston, 40 stages, 10.3 million lbs; t4/17; cum 306K 11/18;
  • 25370, 1,292, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-13B-24-2H, Antelope, Sanish, t10/17; cum 239K 11/18;
Sunday, October 15, 2017: 23 for the month; 23 for the quarter
  • 30392, 2,112, Oasis, Hanover Federal 5300 13-14 7T, Willow Creek, Three Forks 1st bench, 50 stages, 4.1 million lbs, t5/17; cum 5147K 11/18;
Saturday, October 14, 2017: 22 for the month; 22 for the quarter
  • 32830, 1,983, Enerplus, Smooth Green 152-94-18A-19H, Antelope, Sanish, t9/17; cum 256K 11/18;
Friday, October 13, 2017: 21 for the month; 21 for the quarter
32831, 1,275, Enerplus, Racer 152-94-18A-19H-TF, Antelope, Sanish pool, t9/17; cum --

Thursday, October 12, 2017: 20 for the month; 20 for the quarter
  • 32832, 1,710, Enerplus, Garter 152-94-18A-19H, Antelope, t9/17; cum 315K 11/18;
Wednesday, October 11, 2017: 19 for the month; 19 for the quarter
  • 32834, 1,624, Whiting, Lukenbill 34-11 2H, Cow Creek, 50 stages, 9.4 million lbs, t4/17; cum 193K 11/18;
Tuesday, October 10, 2017: 18 for the month; 18 for the quarter
  • 32849, 371, Enerplus, Redbelly 152-94-18A-19H-TF, Antelope, Sanish, t9/17; cum 213K 11/18;
Monday, October 9, 2017: 17 for the month; 17 for the quarter
  • 33339, 168, BR, Dodge 1B TFH, Dimmick Lake, t12/17; cum 184K 11/18;
  • 33153, 524, BR, Croff 6-1-2 UTFH, Croff, t11/17; cum 334K 11/18;
  • 32835, 1,464, Whiting Lukenbill 34-11-2TFH, Cow Creek, 45 stages; 7.4 million lbs, t4/17; cum 167K 11/18;
Sunday, October 8, 2017: 14 for the month; 14 for the quarter
  • 33428, 978, Kraken Operating, Maddie 15-22 1H, Ellisville, 50 stages; 12.4 million lbs, 193K 11/18;
  • 33427, 950, Kraken Operating, Rose Henley 16-21 1H,  Ellisville, 50 stages; 20 million lbs, 191K 11/18;
  • 33338, 420, BR, Demicks Dodge 1A MBH-ULW, Dimmick Lake, t12/17; cum 225K 11/18;
  • 33152, 414, BR, Mathistad 6-8-35 MBH, Croff, t11/17; cum 348K 11/18;
Saturday, October 7, 2017: 10 for the month; 10 for the quarter
  • 33151, 148, BR, Croff 7-1-2 MBH, Croff, t11/17; cum 342K 11/18;
  • 21301, 1,086, Enerplus, Pointer 149-94-23AH, Squaw Creek, 19 stages; 4.6 million lbs, t9/17; cum210K 11/18;
Friday, October 6, 2017: 8 for the month; 8 for the quarter
  • 33150, 655, BR, Mathistad 3NC-MTFH, Croff, t11/17; cum 297K 11/18;
  • 32836, 1,872, Whiting, Lukenbill 34-11-1TFH, Cow Creek, Three Forks, 45 stages, 7.5 million lbs, t4/17; cum 189K 11/18;
  • 24550, 533, Petro-Hunt, Sabrosky 144-97-6A-7-1H, Little Knife, t12/17; cum 89K 11/18;
Thursday, October 5, 2017: 5 for the month; 5 for the quarter
  • None.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017: 5 for the month; 5 for the quarter
  • None. 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017: 5 for the month; 5 for the quarter
  • 32848, 2,202, Whiting, Lukenbill 34-11-1H, Cow Creek, 50 stages, 10.8 million lbs, t4/17; cum 298K 11/18;
  • 32980, 116 (no typo), BR, Dodge 2B MBH, Dimmick Lake, t1/18; cum 266K 11/18;
Monday,  October 2, 2017: 3 for the month; 3 for the quarter
  • 33337, 56 (no typo), BR, Dodge 2A TFH, Dimmick Lake, t1/18; cum 182K 11/18;
Sunday, October 1, 2017: 2 for the month; 2 for the quarter
  • 33182, 55 (no typo), Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Ford 21-16-159N-100W, Blue Ridge, t6/17; cum 114K 11/18;
  • 32245, 1,320, Oasis, Forland 5098 13-4 7B, Siverston, middle Bakken, 50 stages, 10.2 million lbs (large only/sand/ceramic), t4/17; cum 289K 11/18;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN8-201731279012785821158586244757110893
BAKKEN7-20173127021270212405852488485093819
BAKKEN6-201730296322968024887637385201711561
BAKKEN5-201731290982905737727606054908211358
BAKKEN4-201730311893118237060754193081744442

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Except The New Girl, Chris Isaak

Saturday Morning -- September 30, 2017 -- Taking The Day Off

Active rigs:

$51.649/30/201709/30/201609/30/201509/30/201409/30/2013
Active Rigs583368190184


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Taking The Day Off?

I can't decide whether to take the day off from blogging. It's an incredibly beautiful day here in north Texas, and a lot of family activities scheduled. And I have tons of reading to do.

So, for now, I will stop posting but start again later in the morning if the spirit moves me.

By the way, for the archives, and for the bragging rights with the time-date stamp: the tea leaves suggest a compromise has been reached, and two US Supreme Court justices have agreed to step down after this term. I did not see the interview, but those who did, suggest a Mona-Lisa moment. Cryptic? Yup, and wickedly fun.

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Nothing New Under The Sun

Guess when this was written, by whom, and where published:
The school shortage, the teacher shortage, the job shortage, the housing shortage, the hospital shortage, the power shortage, the shortage of roads, the forthcoming fight of labor for a guaranteed annual wage, the controversy over increased mechanization of industry, the disputes over wage rates, farm income, old age pensions, health insurance, and development of our national resources -- all go back to the fact that America has a severe case of growing pains.
The writer warned that if the economy slumped ... the United States might suffer a steep decline...America would struggle to care and prepare for its teeming masses, especially its poor and elderly, and lose its edge over the Russians

Those pesky Russians, again.

Answer here, page 196 from the source at this post.

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Wow, I Love Technology

I just got back from a half-day bike ride. I left earlier this morning and have been on the road until now (4:07 p.m. Central time). I stopped many, many places along the way, stopping to say "hi" to friends and re-hydrating, as they say.

I walked in the door and jumped on the computer, and my first google: nascar today. And, immediately, up pops: 7:00 p.m. tonight, Las Vegas. Amazing. If I had an Apple Watch I could have asked Siri.

I then googled: station showing nascar today.  Answer: FS1.

Yup, you guessed it, I googled: station FS1 on. Answer: any number of possibilities but most likely "channel 400." I didn't even know if our "package" included "channel 400."

It does, and I'm happy.

I've quit watching all sports for the time being except NASCAR and maybe  a little golf (I won't watch the President's Cup -- I don't like that format) and maybe a little baseball. Hopefully MLB players don't take a knee just as we enter the playoffs.

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Wow, I Hate Technology

I really, really want two new Apple products, maybe three:
  • a new iPad;
  • an iPhone, probably the SE; and, 
  • an Apple Watch....
... but I've decided against all of them. First, it would involve another credit check and with the Equifax thing, I don't need to do anything right now, at least until this is all sorted out.

But, that's really not the big "thing" that keeps me from buying a new iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. I just don't want the hassle of:
  • syncing everything;
  • putting another Apple gadget in "the cloud";
  • setting up the app to locate the gadget if misplaced; and,
  • dealing with any glitch.
The first three issues ("syncing"; "the cloud"; and, the app) are not the big problems. I just find the whole process tedious. If I had a "geek butler" I would do that. Elton John says he does not have a cell phone. When asked how he can survive without a cell phone he says that usually one of his security folks has a phone he can borrow. LOL. Only in my dreams.

No, the really big reason why I don't want to purchase a new Apple gadget is I'm so obsessive-compulsive. I assume there will be no problems with any Apple product, but if there's any glitch it is so frustrating to have to "work" the glitches.

So, my series 2 iPad (way, way out of date) will still have to do; my Samsung clam shell (about ten years old) will still have to do, and no Apple Watch.

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Next To Go

For a list of statues that are due to be toppled; memorials to be removed; and parks, grasslands, mountains, forests to be renamed, go to this site. The good news: North Dakota has only one site at risk. The bad news: South Dakota has several sites at risk as does Montana.

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Short Takes

Emblematic of the EU.

Louisiana justice.
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Worth Re-Posting

On Route 66 to Oatman, going south from Kingman, Arizona

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Bakken Simply Never Quits -- BR's Remington #17118 -- September 29, 2017

The BR Remington wells in Blue Buttes.

July 15, 2018:  the graphic --



The wells:
  • 32852, conf, BR, Remington 1A MTFH, Blue Buttes, no production data,
  • 32853, conf, BR, Remington 1B MBH, Blue Buttes, no production data,

  • 17118, 289, BR, Remington 14-11H, Blue Buttes, t6/08; cum 294K 4/19; went off-line since 9/17; back on line as of 6/18; big jump in production 7/18; off line 5/19; remains off line 9/19;

  • 32721, 576, BR, Remington 3C MBH, Blue Buttes, t7/17; cum 461K 9/19;
  • 32722, 533, BR, Remington 3D UTFH, Blue Buttes, t7/17; cum 370K 9/19;
  • 32723, 552, BR, Remington 3E MBH, Blue Buttes, t7/17; cum 503K 9/19;

  • 32842, 566, BR, Remington 4A MTFH, Blue Buttes, t11/18; cum 151K 9/19;
  • 32843, 45 (no typo), BR, Remington 4B MBH, Blue Buttes, t11/18; cum 235K 9/19;
  • 32844, 360, BR, Remington-Lovaas 4C UTFH-ULW, Blue Buttes, t11/183 cum 189K 9/19;

Original Post

Again, here's another Bakken well with huge jump in production, and according to FracFocus, no evidence that it was re-fracked.

The well:
  • 17118, 289, BR, Remington 14-11H, Blue Buttes, t6/08; cum 265K 7/17;
Production profile. Note the jump in production in 7/17.  Eleven-thousand (11,000) bbls over 22 days extrapolates to 15,000 bbls over a 30-day month. Pretty nice jump in production for not being re-fracked. Note how little produced water with the bump in crude oil production in 7/17. Most recent production:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN8-201724758873602861949194310
BAKKEN7-2017221107010983312414251141960
BAKKEN6-2017817952324990281027900
BAKKEN5-20171924912253580374837010
BAKKEN4-20173031203146935829882240
BAKKEN3-20173136483503964967295950
BAKKEN2-20172832503532933870886380
BAKKEN1-20173136463529887826781900
BAKKEN12-20163138564070106510107100300

And yes, the neighboring well was fracked at the time the index well had a jump in production:
  • 32721, 576, BR, Remington 3C MBH, Blue Buttes, t7/17; cum see above;
The graphic:

Week 39: September 24, 2017 -- September 30, 2017

End of the third quarter, 2017.

US petroleum demand was the highest for any August since 2007. US crude oil inventories decreased slightly but re-balancing will still take 46 weeks at the current rate of drawdown.

The Permian pretty much stops all that talk about peak oil.

Harold Hamm opines that the EIA is mis-forecasting US crude oil production growth for next year; WTI climbs to $52 before dropping back to $51 and change.

Operations
Oasis reports a number of nice Forland wells 
Another random example of a peculiar phenomenon in the Bakken
Marathon reports a re-frack, a Larry Repp well
Random look at an NP Resources well in southwestern North Dakota
Petro-Hunt has another big well in Charlson oil field

Pipelines
Dakota Access LLC (DAPL) donates $15 million to state of North Dakota to help pay for law enforcement during the Standing Rock pipeline protests; speaking of which the Standing Rock tribal chief was voted out of office
MDU to supply Bobcat plant (Gwinner, ND) with natural gas via new pipeline 

Bakken economy
Boomtown's taxable sales surge 30%
New post office in Watford City opens
Update on Halcon's plans to exit the Williston Basin
Update on new runway at Bismarck airport 

Bakken 101
Bakken crude oil: lightest and sweetest of them all

Flashback
Article on re-fracks -- 2015

XTO Has Six More Permits In Siverston Oil Field -- September 29, 2017

Active rigs:

$51.649/29/201709/29/201609/29/201509/29/201409/29/2013
Active Rigs583469186184

Six new permits:
  • Operator: XTO
  • Field: Siverston (McKenzie)
  • Comments: a lot of activity in Siverston oil field -- XTO has permits for a 6-well Ravin pad in NENW 15-150-97; see graphic below;
Four permits renewed:
  • EOG (4): three Austin permits; one Liberty LR permit; all in Mountrail County
Two permits canceled:
  • EOG: a Mandaree permit in McKenzie County
  • Petro-Hunt: a Ty Webb permit in McKenzie County
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From The Williston Wire -- September 29, 2017

From the Williston Wire.

High tax state. Few people know this: in the oil industry, North Dakota is seen as a high-tax state on oil production. From The Bismarck Tribune:
North Dakota's governor wants the state to produce 2 million barrels a day, but lower taxes on oil and better access to markets in the South mean the competition for drillers is tight, industry experts and state regulators said Tuesday, Sept. 26 in Grand Forks.
"We need, as problem-solvers, to figure out how we are going to convince capital back to the Bakken," Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources.
"There are still somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 wells to drill (in North Dakota), and we need to attract capital back into the Bakken to improve the recovery. A lot of that is going to be selling how we do technology in North Dakota."
New post office opens in Watford City. Located north of the Watford City Airport, at 1204 4th Aveue NE. The new facility is more than double the size of the previous building; has nearly 3,000 postal boxes.

McKenzie County considers hiring a county coordinator. Proposed salary if the position is created, advertised: just slightly less than $80,000.

Too crowded to attend any more for a pleasant experience: Norsk Hostfest opens in Minot, September 27 - 30, 2017. I could be wrong, and I probably am, but years ago, I thought the Hostfest lasted nearly two weeks. It's hard to believe that the festival is only four days. I remember my dad buying tickets for the Hostfest for his sibs and we would all spend several days in a local motel for a family reunion. At that time, it was often too crowded to really enjoy, and I can only imagine how crowded it must be now, but, again, I may be wrong.

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Asplundh

WSJ headline: Pennsylvania company to pay record fine for illegally hiring immigrants. Asplundh Tree Expert pleads guilty for employing those who didn’t have authorization to work in the U.S.

This company is "all over" Texas. I guess tree pruning just got a lot more expensive here in the DFW area.
A Pennsylvania-based tree-trimming company was ordered to pay $95 million in the largest fine against a company for hiring thousands of immigrants who didn’t have permission to work in the U.S., according to federal officials.
Asplundh Tree Expert of Willow Grove, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia on Thursday to illegally hiring the immigrants. Some of the immigrants were in the U.S. illegally, none had authorization to work in the country, according to court documents.
A federal judge ordered the family-owned company to pay $80 million and adhere to an Administrative Compliance Agreement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The details of the agreement weren’t made public.
 Something tells me Asplundh is not the only company guilt of such things.

The Energy And Market Page, T+252 -- September 29, 2017

Wow! NYSE -- 173 issues hit new 52-week highs, including: CAT, FedEx, Home Depot, D.R. Horton, Navistar International,
  • new lows: 7
The Trump rally continues to broaden -- Bloomberg. The S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite Index and Russell 2000 Index all moved into record territory, with the S&P 500 benchmark on track for its eighth straight quarterly gain. Financial shares helped spearhead the gains as the KBW Bank Index leaped to the highest since March.

Disclaimer: this is not an investment site. Do not make any investment, financial, travel, job, or relationship decisions based on what you read here or what you think you may have read here.

All aboard! Full steam ahead on UNP dividends -- Morningstar.

Starbucks is changing coffee-purchasing habits: WSJ link. Starbucks is no longer on my daily (or even weekly) things to do. I go to Starbucks when it's about the only option I have (for what I need to get done). I last visited our local Starbucks while waiting for our minivan to have new brakes installed and I noted that things had improved with regard to mobile ordering. From the linked article:
When it comes to mobile payments Starbucks has succeeded where Silicon Valley has generally struggled. But the coffee giant’s advance-ordering process via smartphones hasn’t always run smoothly. Earlier this year, the company admitted that it was getting so many advance orders that the whole process was hurting the in-store experience for those who wanted to wait on line and buy their drinks the old-fashioned way. 
Biomass. If Minnesota doesn't want it, no one wants it. Look at the cost of biomass energy. A huge "thank you" to Don for sending me the link. I would have missed it. But look at the cost of biomass energy -- no wonder a Minnesota utility wants out.
Minnesota utility regulators are studying a proposal by Xcel Energy to close two biomass plants that could mark a turning point for the industry here, particularly as prices for renewable energy drop.
The proposal — which has approval by the state legislature and the communities affected — would close Benson Power, which burns turkey waste and wood, as well as a biomass plant in northern Minnesota owned by the Laurentian Energy Authority (LEA).
Closing the two plants, which make up half of Minnesota’s biomass generation, could cost hundreds of jobs, and state forest management officials and the poultry industry say it will create turmoil among various suppliers to the plants. Their message is simple: slow down.
Xcel has contended the contracts — which in both cases would have lasted roughly another decade — cost too much, especially in light of low wind energy prices. Xcel spokesperson Randy Fordice said in a statement that the “energy generated from these facilities is the most expensive energy on our system and is more expensive than other cleaner renewable sources.”
New wind energy costs Xcel an average of $15 to $25 per megawatt hour (MWh), while biomass is around $150 MWh. All other sources of generation — nuclear, solar, natural gas and coal — are also less expensive than biomass.
Reminder: Europe loves biomass. Europe is paying for wood chips being shipped from southeastern US to the continent. Imagine the additional cost incurred in transporting sawdust. 

The Oasis Forland Wells In Siverston Oil Field

The wells:
  • 32240, 238, Oasis, Forland 5198 41-33 2TX, Siverston, 50 stages, 3.8 million lbs, t2/17; cum 208K 9/19;
  • 32241, 1,825, Oasis, Forland 5198 41-33 3B, Siverston, 50 stages; 4 million lbs; small and large sand; ceramics33, t2/17; cum 303K 9/19; (21657)
  • 32242, 1,598, Oasis, Forland 5198 41-33 4T, Siverston, Three Forks 1st bench, 50 stages; 3.9 million lbs, small, medium, ceramics, API: 33-053-03816; no frack data at FracFocus, t3/17; cum 255K 9/19; (21657)
  • 32243, 852, Oasis, Forland 5198 41-33 5B, Siverston, 50 stages; 4 million lbs, large/small/ceramic; t3/17; cum 242K 9/19;
  • 32244, 781, Oasis, Forland 5198 41-33 6T, Siverston, Three Forks, 50 stages, 4 million lbs, t3/17; cum 262K 9/19;
  • 32245, 1,320, Oasis, Forland 5198 31-4 7B, Siverston, t4/17; cum 315K 9/19;
  • 32246, 1,083, Oasis, Forland 5098 13-4 8T, Siverston, t4/17; cum 269K 9/19;
  • 32247, 1,270, Oasis, Forland 5098 13-4 9B, Siverston, 50 stages, 10.1 million lbs, t4/17; cum 392K 9/19;
  • 32248, 684, Oasis, Forland 5098 13-4 10T, Siverston, 10 stages, 1.7 million lbs, large sand/ceramic, t4/17; cum 73K 10/18; taken off-line at end of 6/17, see this post; remains off line 5/19; intermittent production, 9/19;
  • 32254, 1,320, Oasis, Forland 5198 44-33 11T, Siverston, Three Forks, 50 stages, 4 million lbs; large/small/ceramic, t4/17; cum 299K 9/19;
  • 32255, 1,262, Oasis, Forland 5198 44-35 12B,  Siverston, 50 stages, 4 million lbs, small/large/ceramics, t4/17; cum 404K 9/19;
  • 21657, 1,844, Oasis, Forland 28-33H, Siverston, 26 stages; 3.4 million lbs; t3/12; cum 462K 9/19;

A Peculiar Phenomenon Of The Bakken -- Take A Bakken Well Off-Lline For A Few Months And Watch Production Surge When Brought Back On Line -- September 29, 2017

Well #1 and well #2 are adjacent horizontals. Well #1 is a new well among many new wells from the same pads running south to north; well #2 is an older well that runs north to south; it was not re-fracked, but even so production has surged. 

Well #1 below was fracked 1/31/2017 - 2/6/2017 and the data is already at FracFocus.

Well #2 well has not been re-fracked based on data at FracFocus.

Production of well #1, recently fracked:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN7-20173129152291522225261773578063807
BAKKEN6-201730286132867120647501753662013395
BAKKEN5-201731329743292523224668485342713256
BAKKEN4-201730337363373935664805053081849527
BAKKEN3-201722344233288405770564

Production of well #2, not re-fracked, based on data at FracFocus, recent production (full production data is posted here):
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN7-20173118622187481753046922466220
BAKKEN6-20173020037198932128547223469230
BAKKEN5-20173122370226253107246142458320
BAKKEN4-20173016423153553657422371220710
BAKKEN3-20170000000
BAKKEN2-20170000000
BAKKEN1-20170000000
BAKKEN12-201610001000
BAKKEN11-20165954141402942740
BAKKEN10-2016292359229793955425329213

The wells:
  • 21657, 1,844, Oasis, Forland 28-33H, Siverston, 26 stages, 3.4 million lbs, t3/12; cum 351K 7/17 (well #2)
  • 32247, 1,270, Oasis, Forland 5098 13-4 9B, Siverston, 50 stages, 10.1 million lbs, t4/17; cum 127K 7/17; (well #1)
The graphic:





From the archives: at this post, if you scroll down, there was a very, very interesting study back in 2009 -- "Simultaneous Hydraulic Fracking Treatments In Adjacent Horizontal Wells."

Years ago, I posted the likelihood that operators would run horizontals in opposite directions once in-fill wells started to be drilled. I won't be able to find it, but if I run across it, I will post the link.