Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Lougheed Wells

The Lougheed wells have been completed:
  • 31980, 2,137, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 XE 1TFH, Todd, t6/17; cum 97K 8/19;
  • 31979, 2,830, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 5H, Todd, t6/17; cum 191K 8/19;
  • 31978, 2,008, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 5H, Todd, t7/17; cum 124K 8/19;
  • 31977, 2,279, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 3H, Todd, t7/17; cum 252K 8/19;
  • 31976, PNC,
  • 31975, PNC,
  • 31974, 2,578, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 7H, Todd, t7/17; cum 243K 8/19;
  • 31972, 3,072, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 XW 1H, Todd, t7/17; cum 206K 8/19;
  • 31973, 1,613, Equinor/Statoil, Lougheed 2-11 8THF, Todd, t7/17; cum 152K 8/19;
  • 20282, 2,671, Equinor, Williston Airport 2-11 1H, Todd, t10/11; cum 354K 8/19;  was off line for almost two years, 10/15 - 10/17; a great well when it came back on line;
Todd oil field is tracked here but needs to be updated.

Why I Love To Blog -- Notes To The Granddaughters

This note will make no sense to anyone but myself and one reader who sent me some interesting notes. It all began with this note.

My father is 95 years old, or thereabouts, in good health physically and mentally doing okay. He served in WWII in the US Navy on a troop ship.

From my notes:
Dad’s tally of his cruises during the war:
17 round trips to Liverpool, England
3 round trips to France, including one to Marseilles
2 round trips to Naples, Italy
6 trips in the Mediterranean
4 round trips across the Pacific, including China
In all, he completed 44 trips across the Atlantic, six across the Mediterranean, and four across the Pacific.
One of my dad's more memorable cruises took place in November 1945, when they picked up 5000 US Marines at New Port News, Virginia. From there they traveled to China through the Panama Canal. They refueled in Hawaii and arrived in China in February 1946. While in China they made port calls at Tensing and Sing Tau. They anchored off shore in the Yellow Sea, about 30 miles out because the Yellow Sea is a very shallow body of water. The US Marines and sailors were taken ashore in landing barges. After discharging the combatants-turned-occupation troops, the USS Wakefield picked up another 5000 US Marines destined for rest and reassignment. After about a month in San Diego they took the rested marines to Guam where battle-weary Marines there were picked up and brought back to San Diego. (Dad has a very good memory. The actual date of departure from Guam on March 13, 1946.)
After nearly four years at sea Dad was discharged. Honorably.
I never understood why the US Navy was transporting US Marines in and out of China after WWII had ended. I never bothered to do the research -- not knowing where to start. Then, out of the blue tonight, a reader sent me a note about this history of post-WWII conflict in China.

At least I now know where to start my search on this part of that history.

China Marine: Shanghai & Peking were once Corps' most desired duty 
China Marine: Shanghai & Peking were once Corps' most desired duty
China Marine: Shanghai & Peking were once Corps' most desired duty

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