Sunday, February 12, 2017

BR's Outlaw Wagon, Outlaw Gap, and Hammerhead Wells In Sand Creek Oil Field

June 8, 2020:

February 12, 2017:


32987, PNC, BR, Outlaw Wagon 14-23MBH-ULW, no production data,
32988, PNC, BR, Outlaw Wagon 14-23TFH, no production data,
32989, PNC, BR, Outlaw Gap 14-23MBH, no production data,
32990, PNC, BR, Outlaw Gap 24-23TFH, no production data,
32991, PNC, BR, Outlaw Gap 24-23MBH, no production data,

28778, 1,483, BR, Hammerhead 11-26MBH, t5/15; cum 184K 8/20; off line 3/20; nine days in 4/20; very intermittent since; doing very well now; cum 206K 7/21; cum 207K 7/21;

28779, 1,443, BR, Hammerhead 11-26TFH, t6/15; cum 187K 8/20; off line as of 11/19; coming back on line 3/20; very intermittent since 4/20; cum 201K 7/21;
28780, 1,603, BR, Hammerhead 21-26MBH, t6/15; cum 250K 8/20; off line as of 3/20; back on line 4/20; off line as of 7/21; cum 262K 6/21;

28783, 1,512, BR, Hammerhead 21-26TFH, t6/15; cum 172K 8/20; off line as of 12/19; remains off line, 3/20; back on line 4/20; very intermittent; off line as of 6/21; cum 187K 5/21;
28782, 1,488, BR, Hammerhead 31-26-2MBH, t5/15; cum 198K 8/20; off line 1/20; remains off line 3/20; back on line 4/20; very intermittent; cum 213K 7/21;

28781, 1,080, BR, Hammerhead 31-26TFH, t5/15; cum 148K 8/20; very intermittent; cum 159K 7/21;

28784, 1,220, BR, Hammerhead 41-26TFH; t4/15; cum 238K 5/21; off line 5/21; cum 238K 5/21;

20832, 1,200, BR, Outlaw Gap 34-23TFH, t1/12; cum 318K 8/20; small jump in production in 4/18; very intermittent; cum 330K 7/21;

20812, IA/1,884, BR, Hammerhead 31-26MBH, t4/12; cum 432K 8/20; huge bump in production after it came back on-line in July, 2015; went from 5,000 bbls / month to 12,000 bbls / month -- a sundry form dated August 24, 2015, reported the completion of a "workover" but no evidence of a re-frack; FracFocus with no data for a re-frac (fracked in 2012); see graphic here. Off line 3/20; remains off line 7/21;

28784, 1,200, BR, Hammerhead 41-26TFH, 35 stages, 4.1 million lbs, t4/15; off line cum 238K 7/21;

Oroville Dam Spillway (California) Ready To Fail -- February 12, 2017

Damn: Weren't "we" told just yesterday the dam was in no danger of failing? Maybe it's not that big a story. It's not the top story over at The Los Angeles Times where the big story is whether Beyonce or Adele "will win the night." 819 MW.  San Onufre: 2 x 1127 MW. [Note: the dam is in no danger of failing; it is the emergency spillway, that if it fails, will unleash a 30-foot wall of water.]


Good, bad, or indifferent: we're seeing social media do a better job keeping us informed than news bureaus at major networks. Is this a tipping point in social media news reporting? The CNN/Iran hostage moment?

Market futures: mean "squat," but for the archives, the Dow Jones Industrials Average Index futures are up 14 38 56 points. 

Soccer. Horrendous wind. No excuse. Our team took second in the tournament, 3 - 2. Our granddaughter played the entire game despite three reserves on the bench. She took the loss very well. It was the season's opener -- the tournament does not "count" but a) the girls took it very, very seriously; and, b) the girls saw how their team "compared" in one of the best soccer clubs in America, FC Dallas. I would be curious which soccer club in America is considered the best. Must be in south Florida, or maybe California. Possibly Texas. I don't know.  A lot of FC Dallas soccer jerseys around here.

First to be fired? Michael Flynn? Al Franken leading the charge.

Photo-op: can hardly wait for the photo op of The Donald and Justin. I think we're going to see the classic Trump look. Trump is 70 years old; Justin is 45 years old. One is about as naive as one can be.

Global warming hoax / house of cards beginning to fall. Link here

Up to "O"? Next winter storm on its way, in footsteps of Winter Storm Niko.

Let It Snow, Dean Martin

Statoil's Charlie Sorenson And Bures Wells In Alger Oil Field

29482, 3,161, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 4H, Alger, t11/15; cum 289K 8/19;
29483, 3,711, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 5H, Alger, t7/15; cum 312K 8/19;
29488, 2,287, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 7TFH, Alger, t11/15; cum 203K 8/19;
29485, 3,468, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 6TFH, Alger, t7/15; cum 247K 8/19;
29486, 3,575, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 6H, Alger, t10/15; cum 276K 8/19;
29487, 3,231, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 3H, Alger, t7/15; cum 278K 8/19;
29484, 1,773, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 5TFH, Alger, t7/15; cum 252K 8/19;

19058, 2,834, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 1TFH, Alger, t11/11; cum 398K 8/19; and, yes, the production jumped from 3,000 bbls/month (4/15) to 14,000 bbls/month (8/15); the well had been shut in for less than two months;
19788, 3,742, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 1H, Alger, t11/11; cum 328K 8/19; this well has had sporadic production, but it did show a slight bump in production after it came back on-line after an extended period of being shut in during late 2015 and early 2016;
20306, 2,232, Equinor/Statoil, Bures, Alger, t10/11; cum 455K 8/19; bump in production not noted, or minimal, if any
20305, 3,431, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 2H, Alger, t12/11; cum 434K 8/19; no bump in production even after it had been taken off-line for a couple of months;

23286, 2,316, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 4TFH, Alger, t9/13; cum 171K 8/19; most interesting; sporadic production for this well, until after 2016 when significant bump in production, and now appears to be back on track;
23285, 1,398, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 3TFH, Alger, t9/13; cum 168K 8/19; same with this well; sporadic production for this well, until after 2016 when significant bump in production, and now appears to be back on track;

32905, 1,984, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 4XE 1H-R, Alger, t12/16; cum 219K 8/19;

30678, 455, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 8TFH, Three Forks NOS, 48 stages, 7.8 million lbs, Alger, t12/16; cum 161K 8/19;
30677, 1,072, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 8TFH, Alger, Three Forks B2, 50 stages, 8 million lbs, t11/16; cum 320K 8/19;
30676, 404, Equinor/Statoil, Bures 20-29 XE 1H, Alger, 49 stages, 7.8 million lbs, t12/16; cum 223K 8/19;
31230, dry, Equinor/Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 XE 1H, Alger, t8/16;

One Well Coming Off Confidential List Monday -- February 12, 2017

Active rigs:

Active Rigs3641137189183

Wells coming off confidential list over the weekend, Monday:

Monday, February 13, 2017
  • 32905, SI/NC, Statoil, Charlie Sorenson 17-8 XE 1H-R, Alger, 7K over the first month;
Sunday, February 12, 2017
  • None.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 
  • None.

New Middle School For New Public School District 8, Outside Boomtown, USA -- February 12, 2017

According to an earlier article:
The facility will be located on 20 acres that was granted by Orville Erickson, south of the truck reliever route on 140th St. NW. Project Manager of FCI Constructors, Matt Lierz, said if paperwork barriers are quickly removed, ground could be broken late this summer.
This week:
New Public School District 8 is set to break ground on its new middle school this spring and with that comes perhaps the most critical piece — what to name it. 
A special meeting was held on Jan. 26 where the school board considered $13 million in bond bids for the new school construction. Superintendent Rob Turner also suggested naming suggestions should be swiftly underway for design and signage purposes. 
The school has been needed for years. The landowners where Stony Creek Middle School currently sits have expressed to District 8 that they intend to develop the property, but have allowed the school to stay until a suitable location was found.
Williams County school district map here

Permian Going For $40,000 / Acre -- And Seller Will Throw In Producing Wells And DUCs -- February 12, 2017

I did not post this story earlier because I thought it was "old" story, but I think it's new. It's hard to keep up. From Oil & Gas Journal:
  • Parsley Energy acquires another 71,000 acres of the Permian Basin
  • $2.8 billion
  • about $40,000 / acre
  • seller: Ft Worth oil explore, Double Eagle Energy Permian
  • Parsley's holdings in the Permian will come to about 227,000 acres
  • multiple payzones; crude oil and natural gas
  • break-even oil price: $30 to $40 in the Permian
  • WTI currently at $53
  • minimal transportation costs to the coast, compared to the Bakken
  • US Geological Survey:
  • shale rock in the Permian is the largest source of shale the agency has ever assessed
  • the Permian (Delaware?) could yield 20 billion bbls of oil
  • Wolfcamp Shale in Midland area contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion bbls of natural gas liquids, USGS
  • "the discovery" is nearly 3x larger than the shale oil found in 2013 in the Bakken and Three Forks (it should be noted that the 2013 study is now an "old" study; it did not take into account deeper benches of the Three Forks; not does it take into account new technology and new completion methods
One comment: based on the linked PennEnergy story one can surmise that the majors, including ExxonMobil made a huge mis-step when the abandoned US on-shore shale to look for deep-water elephants. It's 20-20 hindsight now, but starting about two to four years ago, it was pretty clear what was developing. 

Western North Dakota -- Siouxland -- Is Full Of Snakes: Black, White, Coral -- February 12, 2017

One thing simply leads to another. For background to this post, scroll down and read and earlier post.

Disclaimer: in this post and the previous post (linked above) there are likely to be typographical and factual errors, for a whole bunch of reasons. If this is important to you, go to the source.

So, back to where we were -- in western North Dakota -- Siouxland -- there are many, many snakes (of multiple colors):

Dating from 1930, 11 existing pipeline crossings upstream of Standing Rock Reservation:
  • 1930 – Montana – Dakota Power installed natural gas pipeline on Lewis and Clark Bridge (four miles southwest of Williston)
  • 1952 – Tesoro’s 8” crude line was laid along the bottom of the lake (sic) (black snake #1, I guess) [a reader pointed out that there was no lake in 1952; just the Missouri River; dam constructed between 1947 and 1953]
  • 1956 – 3 additional 8” pipelines now owned by Hess laid along the bottom of the lake (black snakes #2, #3, and #4; after this it becomes confusing -- natural gas pipelines [white snakes], and gasoline pipelines (coral snakes)
  • 1960 – Cenex installed a gasoline pipeline across the Four Bears Bridge (coral snake #1?)
  • 1961 – raw gas pipeline now owned by Hess installed along bottom of lakeother 2 (sic)
  • 1981 – Hess installed 3 more 8” natural gas pipelines were trenched into bottom of lake near Trenton, ND 1992 – Hess installed pipeline to transport natural gas from Tioga to Watford City
  • 1999 – Enbridge purchased Hess Line near Trenton, and converted to crude line. Oneok now owns other two.
  • 2010 – Hess converted existing 8” to crude line. Connects McKenzie county to Ramberg. 40K BOD capacity.
  • 2010 – proposed Bakkenlink line would use trench method installation. Up to 100k BOD capacity.
At the link, several maps of all these black, white, and coral snakes.

Hopefully this map is not too difficult for DAPL protesters to understand:


As long as I've gone this far, I might as well post part of the note the reader sent regarding this history. It might bring back memories for some of the old timers who grew up in this or who worked in this area:
This has really been an interesting jaunt thru North Dakota history for me. 
I did not know that there had been an oil pipeline laid on the bottom of that lake clear back in 1952
I wonder how long it functioned?  My parents' generation said the old Sanish Rodeo was the best they'd ever seen, crediting Brooks Keogh. 
That rodeo and the town of Sanish ended before I was born, as the water level rose and New Town came into being.  Other than that and a general knowledge of the communities that ceased to exist - Elbowoods comes to mind - I really don't know much about the dams along Missouri... other than they're in the top 5 for size (exceeded only by Lake Mead and Lake Powell).  
From another reader, after reading the above:
When the Lake was created, both Sanish and Van Hook were flooded. Folks in both places relocated to New Town. 
I always wondered about those towns; it seems I've seen those towns on some older maps.

Sunday Morning Coming Down -- February 12, 2017; Turns Out Native Americans In North Dakota Have Ownership In Pipelines Under THE River

Soccer. Up at 6:00 a.m. to take middle granddaughter to soccer tournament. They defeated their nemesis yesterday afternoon to advance to the championship round. They also knocked out their nemesis from advancing. It's amazing how they learned to beat that team. Pretty good coaching; great players.

Highways. It would be harder to find better roads in the US. The highway system here in north Texas is incredible. Lots of construction, and in the big scheme of things, my hunch is "they" are barely keeping up.

Weather. Perfect.

Off the net. Needless to say, I will be off the net off and on today. If our granddaughter's team wins this morning, they will have at least one more game this afternoon, and then possibly a game this evening. 

Back to the Bakken

Active rigs:

Active Rigs3641137189183

Disclaimer: in this post and the previous post (linked above) there are likely to be typographical and factual errors, for a whole bunch of reasons. If this is important to you, go to the source. Also note: that if there are errors in what I post from readers, I take the blame: either I missed something, or was responsible for a typographical error when transcribing.

Black snakes in Siouxland. Link here

DAPL update: it's hard to keep track of the players. I thought it was the same "group" -- just a different name -- challenging DAPL in court, but a reader helped explain it:
The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is bordered on the south by the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation lies entirely outside of North Dakota.
After the Army Corps of Engineers issued the easement Tuesday of this week, the Cheyenne River Sioux filed a suit alleging that their clean, spiritual water would be harmed.  They contend that they cannot freely practice their religion unless they can dip water from the Missouri and haul it to their sweat lodges in wooden buckets.  They also cite a supposed long-held belief that the "Black Snake" must not be allowed to destroy their great nation.  At the very end of the filing they reference the gas pipeline that was dug on the same route as the DAPL 30 years ago - dismissing it as a problem since gas isn't black.

So - they're acting like DAPL would be the first oil pipeline upstream of them on the Missouri.  Not only is it not the first oil pipeline under the Missouri, it turns out that the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (the reservation north of Standing Rock) actually own 12% of a new oil pipeline, the Sacagawea Pipeline a bit farther north under Lake Sakagawea (many alternate spellings).

Methinks that the Standing Rock folks wanted an ownership position in DAPL similar to what their northern brethren negotiated with Sacagawea Pipeline.   
Thus the invitation to protest.  Alas, there's a difference in a pipeline crossing your land and a pipeline near your land.

The Cheyenne River case is to be heard by Judge Boasberg on Monday.  He's the same judge who has denied two previous injunctions  requested by the Standing Rock, so we'll see if he can sort through this.

In the meantime - here's the link for Three Affiliated Tribe's ownership in the oil pipeline -- "another" black snake, I guess.

And this is the link for the Grey Wolf Midstream, LLC -- an affiliate of Missouri River Resources, a Three Affiliated Tribes chartered energy company in North Dakota.

The Sacagawea Pipeline Company, LLC is developing the 91 mile Sacagawea pipeline to deliver crude from points in McKenzie and Dunn Counties south of the river to points north of Lake Sacagawea.

Sacagawea Pipeline Company, LLC is a joint venture between Paradigm Energy Partners, LLC and Phillips 66 Partners, LP, and Grey Wolf Midstream, LLC.

Note: the cartoon icons above were placed by me, not the reader. Don't "blame" the reader for politically incorrect icons. LOL.