Monday, April 2, 2018

Oil Production Per Rig -- EIA Data May Be Very, Very Wrong -- April 2, 2018

I apologize to a reader for the late response / delayed posting of his note. The reader sent me two notes regarding my post regarding "oil production per rig."

In the first note, the reader wrote: I read somewhere using Oil Production Per Rig as a metric for the Permian was inaccurate because so many newly drilled wells go into DUC status.

He then backed up that statement with a link to this site: EIA driling production report misleading the market, dated July 25, 2017.

My hunch is that the reader is completely correct. But if this is the way the EIA is calculating rig efficiency, wow -- talk about huge mistake. It certainly misconstrues everything.

Very, very bothersome.

WTI Takes A Breather -- April 2, 2018

Active rigs:

Active Rigs59502994190

No new permits but fifteen wells approved for "tight hole" status including thirteen (13) CLR Jersey and Jersey Federal wells in Mountrail County.

Fourteen permits renewed:
  • CLR (13): thirteen Jersey Federal / Jersey permits in Mountrail County
  • SHD: one Maya permit in McLean County
That was all.

The Market And Energy Page, T+34, Part 2 -- April 2, 2018 -- Hello Kitty, Sixteen Reasons And Tim Cook Has Steve Jobs' DNA

Wow, I could not be in a better mood.

1. The market is playing out perfectly for savers and for those invested in companies paying nice (and safe) dividends.

2. For traders and long term investors, the market seldom gives us so many buying opportunities. There have been two recent buying opportunities: a) the Friday before last (March 23, 2018?); and, b) today.

3. Earnings are coming out. Energy companies earnings, year-over-year, are going to be spectacular. Whether that is already "baked into" the price of shares is hard to say.

4. The narrative has flipped: four weeks ago, "everyone" was upset with Trump's tariffs. Now, most agree that tariffs against China are entirely legitimate.

5. The Chinese, tit-for-tat, places tariffs on 128 products. It was probably not a good idea for the Chinese to do this, but it is what it is. My hunch: Trump will let it ride. With regard to tariffs, it looks like Trump knows what he is doing.

6. Some worry about inflation. I'm not. But if there is inflation, it will not affect the average consumer. It may affect corporations, but corporations got such a great tax break, the risk of inflation and the cost of doing business (interest payments) will be offset by the tax break.

7. Apple, Inc., discontinues it relationship with Intel. Good move for Apple.

8. The graphics on an earlier post regarding the "southern wall" will be the gift(s) that keep on giving. Trump says he got less than he wanted with regard to the "southern wall" in the omnibus bill; that's in the eye of the beholder. I would argue that he got more than he expected.

9. Sixteen reasons (which have now become twenty-five) are still in place (there may be some exceptions; I haven't checked the 25 reasons lately).

10. Steve Jobs had many quirks. Tim Cook inherited some of that DNA. Two quirks:
  • Jobs hated moving parts
  • Jobs hated not owning the entire process from start to finish
    • Moving parts? That's why his computers did not have cooling fans (he also hated noise). That's why he eliminated hard drives as fast as he could.
    • Owning the entire process from start to finish? Without question, the most difficult piece of the puzzle to solve when building computers -- building the chip. It's not easy. But apparently Apple has that figured out also. Starting in 2020, Apple plans to use its own chips, and will no longer use Intel chips.
Easter Moustache

One year ago before her mom (our daughter) packed away the Easter "stuff," the middle granddaughter adulterated one of the "Hello Kitty" stuffed toys. Her mom did not notice. Her "Hello Kitty" collection is sacrosanct.

This year, opening up the "Hello Kitty" collection for Easter, our daughter found the enclosed, see photo below. She was NOT happy. The rest of us are still laughing.

For those who are not familiar with "Hello Kitty," no, they do not have moustaches.

Sixteen Reasons

Sixteen Reasons, Connie Stevens

Quick! Name The US State Most Threatened By Trump's Tariffs -- April 2, 2018

Don't tell me Trump doesn't know exactly what he's doing. Full list here. For hint to answer, look at items 79 - 83, plus many (most?) of the first 78 items.

The Legacy Fund: Investments And Return On Investments; March Deposits Posted -- April 2, 2018

Finally, we have some numbers. A huge thanks to the reader who sent me this link. I read the headline of the article but did not read any of the article itself. I was only interested in the fund's investments and return on those investments:

Legacy Fund deposits for March, 2018, link here:


The March, 2018, deposit of $57 million exceeds the average monthly deposit of every year except during the boom years of 2013 and 2014. 

Perhaps a bit over-weighted in bonds but that's fine. But at a 4% return, that's not bad.

The Permian may be a bigger oil play than the Bakken but clearly, the Bakken will have a greater effect on North Dakota than the Permian will have on Texas.

Winter Wonderland

My sister just sent me this video from the family's view overlooking Flathead Lake, Montana.


Coincidentally, I watched bit of the old movie classic, Holiday Inn, the 1942 movie with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. This is a movie I could never imagine sitting through in its entirety, but for background, while doing something else, it's nice to have it playing (once in awhile).

I was blown away by the "blackface" segment. I had no idea. Perhaps that is because the scene is often removed when shown on cable television. Link here. Sounds like the US needs a "Board of Correct Thoughts." Now that there is no need for the military draft board, maybe those folks could move over to the "Board of Correct Thoughts" and decide what can be shown / not shown in local communities.

Having said that, the scene that bothered me the most (remember, I only saw about twenty minutes of the entire film so there may be other scenes that would bother me even more)? But the scene that bothered me the most: Fred Astaire dancing under the influence -- and a lot of influence -- of alcohol. I wasn't really paying attention so I don't know how that scene moved the plot forward.

Let's see if anyone comments on that seen on social media. Commence googling.

I am aghast. Dance Teacher considers that scene the #1 dance scene in all of moviedom. Link here. Just what kids needs to watch Friday afternoon before the high school prom. From the link:
But for my money, the real holiday tour-de-force is Fred Astaire’s drunk dance in Holiday Inn. He’s just SO GOOD: His plastered dance moves seem uncannily real, yet he still retains the grace and smoothness we’ve come to associate with his style.
Comments at that site on that pick: zero. Nada. Nil. Zilch. I'm surprised. 

The Ledecky Page -- April 2, 2018

The importance of this story is not the fact that Katie Ledecky is turning pro, but rather that she got this much coverage in The Washington Post.
“It’s rare that an athlete turns pro and they have a business on Day 1,” Levy said. “We feel we have the luxury — and Katie feels this way, too — in being very strategic and trying to put together a plan first and then find the right partner companies that fit what she wants to do moving forward.”
In other words, Ledecky won’t race into partnerships for a quick paycheck. She’ll have some leverage and can seek long-term deals, perhaps looking for companies that might want to stick with her for the next Olympic cycle as well.
The Sailing Page

Captain Cook, Alistair MacLean, c. 1972

We Are Sailing, Rod Stewart

James Cook: 1728 - 1779

Three global voyages:
  • 1768 - 1771
  • 1772 - 1775
  • 1776 - 1779 (killed in Hawaii

Nelson and Cook are the two most revered names in the annals of the Royal Navy.

Chapter 1: The Able Seaman
  • the greatest combination of seaman, explorer, navigator and cartographer that the world has known
  • born in 1728; obscure village in Yorkshire
  • apprenticed to John and Henry Walker, shipowners, Whitby, specialized in the colliery trade
  • participated in the US revolutionary war
  • left Canada for the last time in 1767
Chapter 2: The Vanishing Continent
  • to observe the passage of Venus between the sun and earth on 3 June 1769
  • previous voyage, 1762, unsatisfactory to useless
  • Royal Society now wanted to try it again
  • but the real reason: Royal Navy's admiralty attempt to stifle French colonialism
  • a third reason: at the time, a widely held belief that there was a very large continent in the southern hemisphere, a temperate continent that extended up almost to South America and New Zealand; occupied most of the south Pacific
  • the Earl of Pembroke, a Whitby collier; renamed the Endeavor Bark, but no one ever called her anything but the Endeavor
  • 100 souls on board
  • plan to view the transit of Venus at Tahiti, which was fine, as long as Cook turned south to look for the big continent
  • Plymouth to Madeira, September 13; to South America, to Cape Horn
  • January 12, 1769: incredibly bleak desolation that is Tierra del Fuego
  • through the Le Maire Strait and round Cape Horn
  • April 13, 1769, eight months after leaving England, arrived at Tahiti
Chapter 3: Charting New Zealand
  • Tahiti and transit of Venus
  • six weeks at Tahiti
  • then, the secret mission: to turn south -- go as far south as latitude 40 degrees in search of the Southern Continent
  • 1,500 miles south; to 40 degrees south
  • frustrated that nothing was found; Alexander Dalrymple's theory was badly dented
  • then they spotted what was to be called New Zealand
  • Cook knew it was New Zealand; New Zealand was known to exist but that was about all
  • Tasman, the only other Pacific explorer who came anywhere near Cook's stature as a navigator and seaman, had visited New Zealand 126 years earlier -- epic voyage from Batavia in the Dutch East Indies, to the discovery of Tasmania -- Tasman assumed it was joined to Australia
  • no one had seen New Zealand since Tasman
  • Tasman did not circle New Zealand; did not know it was an island; did not even investigate the passage between North and South Island, now known as Cook Strait
  • first Europeans to set foot on New Zealand; Tasman did not set foot on New Zealand; Maoris were unremittingly hostile
  • Maoris still hostile
  • Poverty Bay: three times Cook tried to stay on land; never successful; sailed away
  • Cape Runaway
  • the exploration and charting of New Zealand continues
Chapter 4: Australia and the Great Barrier Reef
  • three ways home
  • by way of Cape Horn -- long and dangerous passage; south side of Australia
  • via the Cape of Good Hope -- not interested; had already been done by Tasman
  • up eastern coast of Australia, west south of New Guinea, and south of Malaysia/Indonesia to Cape of Good Hope
  • Bass Strait
  • the Great Barrier Reef
  • Batavia: Djakarta, after the Dutch lost control of the East Indies after WWII
  • Cape Town, March 14, 1771
  • arrives England, July 12, 1771
Chapter 5: Antarctica and Polynesia
  • upon return, Cook promoted to Commander and given command of the HMS Scorpion
  • prepared for a new expedition to the South Seas
  • still looking for that Southern Continent
  • two more Whitby collier-type vessels purchased for the trip
  • departed July 13, 1772, almost exactly one year later
  • returned to England, July 30, 1775, after slightly more than three years
  • it was, and still remains, the greatest voyage of exploration in history (this book was c. 1972, three years after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, 1969)
Chapter 6: The North-West Passage
  • upon return, made a Fellow of the Royal Society
  • given the Copley Gold Medal (advancement of health; scurvy)
  • promoted to post-captain in command of HMS Kent, a 74-gun cruiser
  • the Admiralty turned attention to the North-West Passage; had tried before
  • 1742: a Swede serving in the Russian Navy, had established that a strait existed between Asia and what is now known as Alaska
  • two-pronged attack: one from the Atlantic Ocean; one from the Pacific Ocean
  • the Atlantic approach: the frigate Lion 
  • the Pacific approach: the Resolution and the Discovery (a new one, another Whitby collier)
  • July 12, 1776, four years after the end of the previous voyage; set sails for the Pacific
  • to Tahiti
  • to the Friendly Islands in April; remained there until mid-July, 1777; stayed there because the Admiralty set the date for the Atlantic prong to meet up with the Pacific prong in the summer of 1778
  • December 7, 1777: discovers a new island; names it Christmas Island
  • January 18, 1778: sighted Hawaii -- Cook called them the two westernmost islands the Sandwich Islands after his friend, patron and First Lord, the Earl of Sandwich -- but they are now known as the Hawaiian Islands
  • February 2, 1778: headed northeast for New Albion -- the west coast of North America; reached it March 6, 21778, between the 44th and 45th parallel
  • due to foul weather missed both the mouth of the Columbia River and Juan de Fuca Strait, which leads up to present city of Vancouver
  • up to Alaska
  • unable to find the North-West Passage; ice setting in
  • returned to the Sandwich Islands, arriving there October 24, 1778
  • Cook deified by the Hawaiians upon his arrival
  • but problems arose
  • Cook taken prisoner by the Hawaiians
  • clubbed/killed by Koa, the high priest
  • Cook was 50 years old
  • buried at sea, February 22, 1779
  • the Resolution and the Discovery tried on more time to find the North-West Passage; unsuccessful
  • returned to England, October 4, 1780

Going Biking After This Post -- April 2, 2018

From a contributor over at SeekingAlpha:
  • investors who take it for granted that electric cars are cheaper to run, need to think again
  • a comparison between Tesla Model 3 and the three leading hybrid cars of calendar year 2018 from Toyota, Honda and Hyundai proves otherwise
  • at the current typical Supercharger price of $0.24 per kWh, a Tesla Model 3 is $0.06 per mile. At the current gasoline price of $2.65, the 50+ MPG hybrids are $0.05 per miletThen you have to add that the Model 3 has at best half the range and takes at least 10-20x as long to recharge that inferior range
  • of course, the Model 3 also costs twice as much, and you have to assign an approximate $1,000 per year to battery depreciation, alone more than driving on gasoline for a year
But, hey, a Tesla looks really, really cool. 

Incredible! What I've Been Waiting For! Zeits On Global Crude Oil Re-Balancing -- April 2, 2018

I have a pretty good feeling for the crude oil inventory story here in the states. I have no idea with regard to global inventories. My hunch: we're being sold a bogus story, similar to the bogus story we're being sold in the US.

So, now, Richard Zeits comes to the rescue. I haven't read it. Here is the link. I'll read it and come back with comments, if the spirit moves me.

Zeits' summary
  • OPEC's latest report suggests that the market for crude will be undersupplied by ~0.4 million barrels per day in 2018
  • However, the forecast appears based on the assumption of anemic production growth in the U.S.
  • OPEC's forecast appears to be in strong disagreement with the EIA's forecast
My summary:
  • OPEC: talking its book -- Saudi Aramco -- global supply will be undersupplied
  • OPEC: underestimating EIA's numbers and "forecast"
The question: what leads OPEC to underestimate the EIA"s numbers? 
  • OPEC is correct -- global supply will be undersupplied
  • OPEC is wrong
    • OPEC is knowingly misleading for their own benefit
    • OPEC honestly doesn't understand US oil industry 



This is the bottom line, worst case scenario -- OPEC's estimate -- "the global market will be undersupplied by 0.4 million bbls per day in 2018." That's the best OPEC can do? LOL.

"Millions" seems like a huge number -- especially on a "per day" basis.

But the "number" is not "millions." It is a paltry 400,000 bbls/day. That's against 100 million bbls of production daily. 400,000 / 100,000,000 = 4/1,000 = 0.4%.

Not only is that a rounding error, but if anyone thinks anyone can calculate the amount of oil sloshing around in tankers, pipelines, rail cars to that degree of accuracy ... is, well ... should I say, nuts?

Let's just take the Bakken alone. Currently producing 1.1 million bbls/day. "Everyone" predicts that the Bakken will set new production records this summer. New records mean that the Bakken (North Dakota) will produce in excess of 1.2 million bbls/day. North Dakota alone will add 100,000 bbls/day without breaking a sweat.

I've dropped the bubble for the Permian, but I'll let readers correct me. The Permian currently produces about 2.5 million bbls/day and will easily ramp to 3 million bopd by the end of the year (2018).  And that's just the Permian.

Let's add in Kashagan. Mexico's Gulf of Mexico. The US Gulf of Mexico. Let's add in Exxon's Guyana. Add in "Statoil's" new push off shore Norway. Subtract out Libya (inconsequential). Subtract out Venezuela (inconsequential). Both Libya and Venezuela will be offset by Canadian production if push comes to shove.

Bottom line: if the best OPEC can do is "threaten" a shortfall of 400,000 bbls/day this year -- this is great news for consumers, but not necessarily great news for oil bulls.

Other data points from the article:
  • the OPEC "over-supply" number of 400,000 bopd, by the way, was reduced from its earlier month estimate, 600,000 bopd
  • OPEC estimates 2018 crude oil demand growth will be equal to that of 2017: 1.6 million bopd
  • OPEC: total oil demand will be 98.6 million bopd in 2018
  • OPEC production for 2018:
    • OPEC estimates: for 2018, now predicts supply to be 32.6 million bopd, down from 32.9 million bopd
    • secondary sources: OPEC's crude oil production in February, 2018, declined to 32.19 million bopd from 32.26 million bopd in January, 2018, driven in great part by another big drop in Venezuela's volumes (32.26 - 32.19  = 70,000 bbls (seriously?  - these numbers are taken seriously?
  • OPEC anticipates US crude oil production will grow by 0.52 million bopd from December, 2017, to December, 2018
My bottom line:
  • the numbers don't matter
  • what matters is perception
  • OPEC needs to persuade analysts that there will be an imbalance, with demand exceeding supply
  • nowhere in the article is current global supply mentioned
  • in the US: crude oil supply sits at slightly less than 30 days
  • globally: crude oil supply is approaching 70 days
Forecast for US crude oil production:

Venezuela imports (US), weekly, most recent data reported by EIA through the fourth week of March (about as current as one can get). Can someone please point out the huge drop in Venezuela  exports to the US? 
  • 704,000 bopd most recently vs 439,000 bopd one month ago
  • 704,000 bopd  most recently vs 506,000 bopd the previous week
  • 704,000 bopd is the most since the second week in November, 2017
  • Venezuela's exports to the US were down to 174,000 bopd in the third week of February, 2018, just a bit over a month ago
My two cents worth. The only case/hope for $75 Brent (currently $68 and falling) is
  • increased global demand (fairly unlikely), AND;
  • OPEC-Russia alliance remains intact (50-50 chance of succeeding through 2019), AND;
  • Venezuela's case worsens (unlikely), AND;
  • Canada shuts down its oil industry, AND ...
  • ..... 

The Market, Energy, And Political Page, T+33 -- April 2, 2018 -- Bum And Bummer?


Later, 10:32 p.m. Central Time: without outside support, this 1,000-person group won't get farther north than Mexico City; tonight the group is in Santiago Niltepec. It is 1,000 miles from Santiago Niltepect to Laredo, TX. Probably two miles/hour x 8 hours = 20 miles/day = 50 days. Without children they would go faster, but the longer they go, the slower they go.

Later, 10:24 p.m. Central Time: food for thought; every president has a defining moment/ there is still plenty of time for social media and anti-US interests to turn this 1,000-person "caravan" of Hondurans coming through Mexico into a million-person march on Nogales or Laredo or El Paso. 
  • 500,000 in downtown streets of Los Angeles on immigration, March 25, 2006
  • million-man march, Washington, DC, October 16, 1995
Later, 5:30 p.m. Central Time: my hunch is that President Trump has many, many quivers in his arrow (or is it, "many arrows in his quiver" - LOL) if he decides to "punish Mexico for the horde of 1,000's coming to the southern border.  He will surgically hit Mexico without hurting American business to extent possible. Shutting down the US Embassy in Mexico City might be a good first start. 

Original Post



Easter Dinner menu:

Three Photos Tell The Story

In the order that the photos appeared on the Drudge Report over the past three days. This is not rocket science.

Anyone want to bet that "modern-day" US civil rights leaders will join the horde as it approaches San Diego for the photo-op?

New Wells Reporting For 2Q18

New wells reporting, 2Q18:

Saturday, June 30, 2018:
  • None.
Friday, June 29, 2018: 174 wells for the month; 263 wells for the quarter
  • 33371, 497, Statoil, Abe 30-31 3H, Painted Woods, t1/18; cum 101K 2/20; cum 118K 4/21;
  • 33940, 5,602, MRO, Axell USA 34-19TFH, Reunion Bay, see this note; t10/18; cum 417K 2/20; a 60K well; cum 501K 4/21;
Thursday, June 28, 2018: 172 wells for the month; 261 wells for the quarter
  • 30230, 1,006, Nine Point Energy, Simpson 151-102-5-8-4H, Elk, t1/18; cum 65K 5/18; fracked 11/11/17 - 12/9/17; 13.291 million gallons of water; 91.46% water; sand, 8.2%; t1/18; cum 178K 2/20; cum 191K 4/21;
  •  24521, 1,628, Slawson, Gabriel 7-36-25TFH, North Tobacco Garden, nt6/18; cum 62K 2/20; cum 308K 4/21;
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: 170 wells for the month; 259 wells for the quarter
  • None.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 170 wells for the month; 259 wells for the quarter
  • 34190, 1,397, Missouri River Resources, FBIR Packineau 14X-4F HTF,  Squaw Creek, t7/18; cum 177K 2/20; FFU 30: 39K; cum 191K 4/21;
  • 32095, IA/68 (no typo), CLR, Candee 7-9H, Chimney Butte, barely producing, API: 33-025-03042; fracked 3/12/17 - 3/27/17 -- 7.97 million lbs; 83.44% water; I've seldom seen this phenomenon before -- a well coming off confidential status, that has been fracked but frack report not in the file report; and the well goes immediately to IA; nothing in the well file that I could see to explain this; two other Candee wells in immediate area are great wells and are producing very, very nicely; were off line for a very short period of time while #32095 was being fracked; t6/18; cum 56K 2/20; off line again 10/20; cum 69K 10/20;
Monday, June 25, 2018: 168 wells for the month; 257 wells for the quarter
  • 33390, 4,576, MRO, Martha Grube USA 14-20H, Reunion Bay, t11/18; cum 265K 2/20; cum 308K 4/21;
Sunday, June 24, 2018: 167 wells for the month; 256 wells for the quarter
  • 34189, 1,626, Missouri River Resources, FBIR Packineau 14X-4B HBK, Squaw Creek, t7/18; cum 127K 2/20; cum 139K 4/21;
Saturday, June 23, 2018: 166 wells for the month; 255 wells for the quarter
  • 33391, 5,330, MRO, Nugget USA 14-20TFH, Reunion Bay, t11/18; cum 137K 1/19; FFU 30: 57K; cum 348K 4/21;
Friday, June 22, 2018: 165 wells for the month; 254 wells for the quarter
  • None.
Thursday, June 21, 2018: 165 wells for the month; 254 wells for the quarter
  • 34188, 453, Missouri River Resources, FBIR Packineau 14X-4A HTF, Squaw Creek, t7/18; cum 73K 1/19; cum 129K 4/21;
  • 33639, 3,576, MRO, Gretchen USA 11-30H, Antelope, t12/18; cum 109K 1/19; FFU 30: 64K; cum 447K 4/21;
  • 32821, 122, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Manchuk 2-31-30-159N-100W, Blue Ridge; t3/18; cum 23K 4/18; cum 186K 4/21;
Wednesday, June 20, 2018: 162 wells for the month; 251 wells for the quarter
  • None.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 162 wells for the month; 251 wells for the quarter
  • 34187, 1,183, Missouri River Resources, FBIR Packineau 14X-4E HBK, Squaw Creek, t7/18; cum 129K 1/19; cum 222K 4/21;
  • 33638, 4,402, MRO, Four Dances USA 41-25TFH, Antelope, t12/18; cum 67K 1/19; see this note; cum 324K 4/21;
  • 30558, 1,711, Bruin, Fort Berthold 148-95-13B-24-12H, Eagle Nest, t12/17; cum 101K 4/18; cum 300K 4/21;
  • 20469, 814, BR, State Veeder 3A UTFH, Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 238K 1/19; FFU 30: 35K; cum 476K 4/21;
Monday, June 18, 2018: 158 wells for the month; 247 wells for the quarter
  • 33874, 220, BR, Olson 1B TFH, Edge, t4/18; cum 178K 1/19; cum 290K 4/21;
  • 33873, 0/25 (no typo), BR, Olson 1A MBH, Edge, t4/18; cum 193K 1/19; cum 425K 4/21;
  • 33594, 430, Bruin, Fort Berthold 148-95-13B-24-9H, Eagle Nest, TF B1, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, t12/17; cum 52K 4/18; cum 203K 4/21;
  • 33029, 228, BR, State Veeder 3B MBH, Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 255K 1/19; MU 30: 41K; cum 522K 4/21; see this post;
  • 30161, IA/2,004, CLR, Chicago 5-26H, Banks, 4 sections, 56 stages; 9.5 million lbs, t1/18; cum 75K 4/18; cum 272K 8/20; off line 8/20;
Sunday, June 17, 2018: 153 wells for the month; 242 wells for the quarter
  • 34004, 140, BR, Olson 1C MBH, Edge, t4/18; cum 325K 4/21;
  • 33636, 4,405, MRO, Irish USA 41-25TFH, Antelope, Sanish, t1/19; cum 66K 1/19; see this note; cum 324K 4/21;
  • 33040, 12 (no typo), Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 9T, Siverston, Three Forks, 50 stages; 4 million lbs; t1/18; cum 80K 4/18; cum 196K 4/20; off line 4/20; sporadic since;
Saturday, June 16, 2018: 150 wells for the month; 239 wells for the quarter
  • 33030, 234, BR, State Veeder-Kummer 3C UTFH-ULW, Blue Buttes, t5/18; cum 240K 1/19; cum 455K 4/21;
  • 32810, 1,899, CLR, Ryden 8-24H, Jim Creek, 58 stages; 15.3 million lbs, t12/17; cum 110K 4/18; cum 288K 4/21;
Friday, June 15, 2018: 148 wells for the month; 237 wells for the quarter
  • 33528, 428, Oasis, Spratley 5494 44-13 7B, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 94K 1/19; cum 126K 4/21;
  • 33039, 224, Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 8B, Siverston; 50 stages, 10 million lbs; t11/17; cum 300K 1/19; seven miles north of Watford City; surface drilling, August 1, 2017, to depth of 2,175 feet; cemented; drilling to KOP, 8,406 feet; then KOP to TD, 10,515 feet; took 17.8 hours to drill the KOP (from 8,406' to 10,515'). It took 10.7 hours to drill the curve from 10,515' to 11,425'. The upper Bakken shale was drilled at 11,160 feet. The middle Bakken was penetrated at 11,218 feet. Lateral drilled from 11,425 feet to 20,082 feet for 56.2 hours and from 20,082 feet to 21,380 feet over 4.9 hours. Ceased drilling on August 11, 2017. Gas fluctuated between 450 - 1,500 units throught the majority of the lateral. The lateral was drilled 99% within the target zone; ideal target zone exposure was also approximately 99%; cum 372K 4/21;
Thursday, June 14, 218: 146 wells for the month; 235 wells for the quarter
  • 34328, 718, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-9H, Pershing, t9/18; cum 80K 1/19; cum 198K 4/21;
  • 33603, 1,637, Hess, SC-JCB-154-98-1720H-5, Truax, t9/18; cum 114K 1/19; FFU 30: 39K; cum 303K 4/21;
  • 33038, 139, Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 7T, Siverston, t--; cum 119K 1/19; cum 161K 4/21;
  • 32811, 1,874, CLR, Ryden 9-24H1, Jim Creek, t12/17; cum 88K 4/18; cum 261K 4/21;
  • 30160, 1,650, CLR, Syracuse 6-23H1, Banks, t1/18; cum 101K 4/18; cum 270K 4/21;
Wednesday, June 13, 2018: 141 wells for the month; 230 wells for the quarter
  • 34281, 1,017, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-10H, Pershing, t7/18; cum 133K 1/19; cum 248K 4/21;
  • 33604, 1,097, Hess, SC-JCB-154-98-1720H-4, Truax, t8/18; cum 43K 1/19; cum 68K 4/21;
  • 33527, 1,203, Oasis, Spratley 5494 44-13 6T,  Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 131K 4/18; cum 411K 4/21;
  • 30559, 943, Bruin, Fort Berthold 148-95-13B-24-13H, Eagle Nest, t12/17; cum 67K 4/18; cum 240K 4/21;
Tuesday, June 12, 2018: 137 wells for the month; 226 wells for the quarter
  • 33861, 226, BR, Faye 1A MBH, Elidah, t7/18; cum 156K 1/19; cum 367K 4/21;
  • 33605, 1,650, Hess, SC-JCB-154-98-1720H-3, Truax, t8/18; cum 184K 6/20; cum 243K 4/21;
  • 33526, 649, Oasis, Spratley 5494 44-13 5B, Alkali Creek, 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs, mesh/medium sand/medium ceramic, t1/18; cum 216K 1/19; cum 282K 4/21;
  • 31593, 828, Nine Point Energy, Simpson 151-102-5-8-13H, Elk, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh/medium, t1/18; cum 166K 1/19; cum 231K 4/21;
Monday, June 11, 2018: 133 wells for the month; 222 wells for the quarter
  • 34282, 1,032, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-11H, Pershing, t9/18; cum 111K 1/19; cum 221K 4/21;
  • 33860, 475, BR, Faye 1B UTFH;, Elidah, t7/18; cum 107K 1/19; cum 234K 4/21;
  • 33606, 2,121, Hess, SC-JCB-154-98-1720H-4, Truax, t8/18; cum 97K 1/19; cum 229K 4/21;
  • 33031, 106, BR, State Veeder 2A MBH, Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 159K 1/19; cum 470K 4/21;
Sunday, June 10, 2018: 129 wells for the month; 218 wells for the quarter
  • 33859, 699, BR, Faye 1C MBH, Elidah, t7/18; cum 151K 1/19; 348K 4/21;
  • 33032, 693, BR, State Veeder 2B UTFH, Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 170K 1/19; 364K 4/21;
  • 30569, 564, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-22C-15-6H, Charlson, t10/18; cum 73K 1/19; cum 434
    K 4/21;
  • 30158, 1,404, CLR, Syracuse 5-23H, Banks, a huge well for CLR, 140K first four months; t118; cum 263K 1/19; cum 359K 4/21;
Saturday, June 9, 2018: 125 wells for the month; 214 wells for the quarter
  • 34283, 1,162, Abraxas, Lillibridge 20-17-12H, Pershing, t7/18; cum 141K 1/19;
  • 33858, 733, BR, Faye 1D UTFH, Elidah, t7/18; cum 126K 1/19;
  • 33607, 1,479, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-6, Truax, t8/18; cum 97K 1/19;
  • 33077, 253, Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 5T, Siverston, t11/17; cum 188K 1/19;
  • 33033, 756, BR, State Veeder 2C MBH,  Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 185K 1/19;
  • 24048, SI/NC-->SI/IAW, Petro-Hunt, State 154-94-31C-32-5H, Charlson, no production data,
Friday, June 8, 2018: 119 wells for the month; 208 wells for the quarter
  • 33608, SI/NC, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-5, Truax, no production data,
  • 33525, 786, Oasis, Spratley 5494 44-13 4T, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 138K 4/18; 
  • 33524, 930, Oasis, Spratley Federal 5494 44-13 3BX, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 151K 4/18;
Thursday, June 7, 2018: 116 wells for the month; 205 wells for the quarter
  • 33853, 758, Lime Rock, Hansen B 18-19-1H, Stanely, an old well previously off confidential, now confidential again and producing a nice well; 50 stages; 10 million lbs; t12/17; cum 81K 4/18;
  • 33609, 1,387, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-4, Truax, t8/18; cum 136K 6/20;
  • 30556, 1,498, Bruin, Fort Berthold 148-95-13B-24-10H, Eagle Nest, t12/17; cum 117K 4/18; cum 349K 5/21;
Wednesday, June 6, 2018: 113 wells for the month; 202 wells for the quarter
  • 33610, 1,268, Hess, SC-Gene-154-98-0805H-3, Truax, t8/18; cum250K 6/20;
  • 30168, 2,107, CLR, Syracuse 7-23H, Banks, another huge Banks well for CLR; 140K in first four months, 4 sections; TD = 21,542 feet; 45 stages; 8.1 million lbs, 100-mesh; large/medium sand, plug & perf; t1/18; cum 353K 5/20; off line 6/20; back on line 7/20; cum 395K 5/21;
Tuesday, June 5, 2018: 111 wells for the month; 200 wells for the quarter
  • 33769, 1,073, Kraken Operating, Redfield West 23-14 6H, Lone Tree Lake, t1/18; cum 56K 4/18;
  • 33768, conf, Kraken Operating, Redfield West 23-14 5H, Lone Tree Lake, producing, 
  • 33767, 1,415, Kraken Operating, Redfield Weest 23-14 4H, Lone Tree Lake, t12/17; cum 91K 4/18; 
  • 33766, 868, Kraken Operating, Redfield West 23-14 3H, Lone Tree Lake, t12/17; cum 69K 4/18;
  • 31478, 785, Slawson, Serpent Federal 4 SLTFH, Big Bend, t9/18; cum 209K 4/20; offline 5/20; remains off line 6/20;
Monday, June 4, 2018: 106 wells for the month; 195 wells for the quarter
  • 34126, 104, Slawson, Serpent Federal 8-36-32H, Big Bend, t10/18; cum 218K 3/20; off line 4/20; remains off line 6/20;
  • 33913, 2,355, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-LW-150-95-0817H-1, Blue Buttes, t7/18; cum 351K 6/20: off line 5 of the last 11 months;
  • 33455, 2,454, Whiting, King 11-8H, Truax, t12/17; cum 102K 4/18;
  • 33297, 1,591, Whiting, Scanlan 11-5H, Truax, t12/17; cum 111K 4/18;
Sunday, June 3, 2018: 102 wells for the month; 191 wells for the quarter
  • 33671, 740, Lime Rock Resources, Hansen 18-19-2H, Stanley, t12/17; cum 77K 4/18;
  • 33456, 2,252, Whiting, King 11-8-2H,  Truax, t12/17; cum 98K 4/18;
  • 33078, 1,475, Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 6B, Siverston, t12/17; cum 127K 4/18;
  • 29798, 1,916, CLR, Chicago 7-26H, Banks, t1/18; cum 147K 4/18;
Saturday, June 2, 2018: 98 wells for the month; 187 wells for the quarter
  • 33912, 2,251, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-9, Blue Buttes, t7/18; cum 333K 6/20;
  • 33385, 2,564, WPX Energy, Mandan North 13-24HC, Reunion Bay, t4/1; bcum --
  • 33052, 33, Crescent Point Energy, Little Muddy, t2/18; cum 16K 4/18;
  • 30555, 2,437, Bruin E&P, Eagle Nest, t12/17; cum 120K 4/18;

Friday, June 1, 2018: 94 wells for the month; 183 wells for the quarter
  • 33911, 2,705, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-8, Blue Buttes, t7/18; bcum 317K 6/20;
  • 33910, 2,046, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-7, Blue Buttes, t7/18; cum 179K 6/20;
  • 33637, 4,181, MRO, Snowman USA 41-25H, Antelope-Sanish; t12/18; cum 225K 3/20; off line 4/20; remains on line 6/20;
  • 33384, 2,487, WPX, Mandan North 13-24HX, Reunion Bay, t4/18; no production data,
  • 33136, 918, Newfield, Bice 148-97-18-17-1H, Haystack Butte, t4/18; cum 18K over 16 days;
  • 33076, 1,873, Oasis, Patsy 5198 12-17 4B, Siverston, t12/17; cum 128K 4/18;
  • 32948, 683, Oasis, Patsy 5198 111-5 2BX, Siverston, t12/17; cum 132K 4/18;
Thursday, May 31, 2018: 87 wells for the month; 176 wells for the quarter
  • None.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018: 87 wells for the month; 176 wells for the quarter
  • 33457, 1,525, Whiting,King 11-8TFHU, Truax, t112/17; cum 65K 3/18;
  • 33383, 3,115, WPX, Mandan North 13-24HB, t4/18; cum --
  • 33137, 1,208, Newfield, Bice 148-97-18-17-2H, t5/18; cum --
  • 30695, loc, Rimrock Oil & Gas, Charging Eagle 15-21A-16-4H3, Twin Buttes,
  • 29203, 894, Lime Rock Resources,Hansen 18-19-1H RD, 50 stages; 9.8 million lbs, Stanley, t12/17; cum 63K 3/18; I don't understand the "RD" designation. that was there at the time of the original permit (a Fidelity permit); original name, Hansen 18-19RD: name change (1-25-2016) to Hansen 18-19-1H RD but no explanation; Lime Rock did change location of bottom hole but that generally doesn't result in name change;
Tuesday, May 29, 2018: 82 wells for the month; 171wells for the quarter
  • 33909, 2,282, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-6, Blue Buttes, t7/18; cum 309K 6/20;
  • 33382, 3,622, WPX, Mandan North 13-24HA, Reunion Bay, t4/18; cum --
  • 33138, 1,189, Newfield,Bice 148-97-18-17-3H, Haystack Butte, t4/18; cum --
  • 30960, 840, Oasis,Spratley 5494 34-13 8B, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 88K 3/18;
Monday, May 28, 2018: 78 wells for the month; 167 wells for the quarter
  • 33908, 1,939, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-4, Blue Buttes, t7/18; cum 144K 12/19; offline 1/20; remains off line 6/20;
  • 33625, 252, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 4-1-12H, Sand Creek, t2/18; cum 24K 3/18 (constrained)
  • 33409, 1,102, Whiting, Scanlan 42-9TFH, Truax, t12/17; cum 55K 3/18;
Sunday, May 27, 2018: 75 wells for the month; 164 wells for the quarter
  • 33907, 2,489, Hess, BB-Sigrid Loomer-150-95-0817H-4, Blue Buttes, t6/18; cum 413K 6/20;
  • 33375, 375, NP Resources, Mosser 143-102-10-3-2H, Elkhorn Ranch, t11/17; cum 25K 3/18;
  • 33372, 1,629, Equinor/Statoil, Abe 30-31 2H, Painted Woods, t11/17; cum 220K 6/20;
  • 33139, 1,418, Newfield, Bice 148-97-18-17-3H, Haystack Butte, t4/18; cum 242K 6/20;

Saturday, May 26, 2018: 71 wells for the month; 160 wells for the quarter
  • 33822, 1,569, WPX, Mandaree South 24-13HI, Spotted Horn, t5/18; cum --
  • 32949, 837, Oasis, Patsy 5198 11-5 3TX, Siverston, t12/17; cum 76K 3/18;
  • 30961, 852, Oasis, Spratley 5494 34-13 9T, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 91K 3/18;
Friday, May 25, 2018: 68 wells for the month; 157 wells for the quarter
  • 33410, 1,947, Whiting, Scanlan 42-9-2TFH, Truax, t12/17; cum 60K 3/18;
Thursday, May 24, 2018: 67 wells for the month; 156 wells for the quarter
  • 33823, 1,778, WPX, Mandaree South 19-18HQL, Reunion Bay, t5/18; cum 318K 6/20;
  • 30962, 810, Oasis, Spratley 5494 34-13 10B, Alkali Creek, 50 stages; 9/7 million lbs, t1/18; cum 106K 3/18;
  • 30172, 120, QEP, MHA 7-32-29H-150-91, Heart Butte, Three Forks, 51 stages; 10.2 million lbs, t11/17; cum 89K 3/18;
Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 64 wells for the month; 153 wells for the quarter
  • 33635, 565, Lime Rock Resources, Sandy 18-19-3TFH, Stanley, t11/17; 49K 3/18;
Tuesday, May 22, 2018: 63 wells for the month; 152 wells for the quarter
  • 33824, 2,434, WPX, Mandaree South 19-18HA,Reunion Bay, t5/18; cum 386K 6/20;
  • 33755, SI/NC, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Njos 8-26-35-157N-100W TFH, 
  • 32028, 5,290, MRO, Ballmeyer USA 41-17TFH, t11/18; cum 379K 6/20; off line 11/19 - 3/20; 
  • 30963, 657, Oasis, Spratley 5494 34-13 11T, Alkali Creek, t1/18; cum 97K 3/18;
  • Monday, May 21, 2018: 59 wells for the month; 148 wells for the quarter
  • 34157, 728, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35H2, Bear Creek, t2/19; cum 146K 10/19; remains off line 6/20;
  • 33825, 2,486, WPX, Mandaree South 30-31HEL, Reunion Bay, t5/18; cum 322K 6/20;
  • 33411, 1,980, Whiting, Scanlan 42-9-3TFH, Truax, Three Forks, 44 stages; 9.66 million lbs, t12/17; cum 63K 3/18;
  • 32026, 4,646, MRO, Hans USA 31-17TFH, Reunion Bay, t11/18; cum 335K 6/20;
Sunday, May 20, 2018: 55 wells for the month; 144 wells for the quarter
34158, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35D, Bear Creek, no production data,
33826, SI/NC, WPX, Mandaree South 30-31HQ, Reunion Bay, no production data,
32024, SI/NC, MRO, Ness USA 31-17H, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Saturday, May 19, 2018: 52 wells for the month; 141 wells for the quarter
33756, SI/NC, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Njos 4-26-35-157N-100W MBH, Marmon, no production data,
33441, 1,746, Oasis, Spratley 5494 14-13 15T, Alkali Creek, Three Forks, 28 stages; 5.4 million lbs, mesh, large white, large ceramic, t11/17; cum 123K 3/18;
32914, 607, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5198 13-6 12T, Banks, 50 stages, 3.9 million lbs, mesh, large, medium, medium ceramic, t11/17; cum 93K 3/18;
32025, SI/NC, MRO, Becky USA 21-17TFH, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Friday, May 18, 2018: 48 wells for the month; 137 wells for the quarter
34159, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35GXH, Bear Creek, no production data,
33634, 1,016, Lime Rock Resources, Sandy 18-19-2H, Alger, t11/17; cum 43K 3/18;
30171, 144, QEP, MHA 5-32-28H-150-91, Heart Butte, 51 stages, 10 million lbs, all mesh, t11/17; cum 112K 3/18; see curve build discussion here;

Thursday, May 17, 2018: 45 wells for the month; 134 wells for the quarter
34160, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35C, Bear Creek, no production data,
33438, 1,189, Oasis, Spratley 5494 14-13 12B, Alkali Creek, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh, large, large ceramic, t11/17; cum 125K 3/18; Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 43 wells for the month; 132 wells for the quarter
34161, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35G2, Bear Creek, no production data,
32972, SI/NC, MRO, Lamarr USA 13-23TFH, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 41 wells for the month; 130 wells for the quarter
34162, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35BXC, Bear Creek, no production data,
34016, SI/NC, XTO, Pelton Federal 11X-35F, Bear Creek, no production data,
33815, 937, Petroshale, Horse Camp 4-11H, Mandaree, 25 stages; 9.8 million lbs, t2/18; cum 34K in 47 days;
33757, drl, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Njos 7-26-35-157N-100W TFH, Marmon, no production data,
32971, SI/NC, MRO, Whitebody USA 14-23H, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Monday, May 14, 2018: 36 wells for the month; 125 wells for the quarter
32913, 109, Oasis, White 5198 13-6 15T, Siverston, Three Forks, 50 stages; mesh, large white, medium white, medium ceramic, t11/17; cum 112K 3/18;

Sunday, May 13, 2018: 35 wells for the month; 124 wells for the quarter
33817, SI/NC, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-23D-14-1HS, Charlson, no production data, 
33758, SI/NC, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Njos 3-26-35-157N-100W MBH, Marmon, no production data,
33713, 1,038, Kraken Operating, LLC, Feller-Redfield LE 22-15 1H, Lone Tree Lake, 50 stages; 15.3 million lbs, t12/17; cum 70K 3/18; 
33440, 683, Oasis, Spratley 5494 14-13 14B, Alkali Creek, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh, large white, large ceramic, t11/17; cum 105K 3/18;
32970, SI/NC, MRO, Loren USA 14-23TFH, Antelope, no production data, 
32701, SI/NC, Peregrine Petroleum Partners, LTD, Burlington Fee 9-16-1H, Hay Draw, no production data, see this post;

Saturday, May 12, 2018: 29 wells for the month; 118 wells for the quarter
33980, SI/NC, MRO, Michelle USA 14-14TFH, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Friday, May 11, 2018: 28 wells for the month; 117 wells for the quarter
33981, SI/NC, MRO, Phyllis USA 11-23H, Reunion Bay, no production data, 
33442, 801, Oasis, Spratley 5494 14-13 15T, Alkali Creek, 4 sections, 50 stages; 19.9 million lbs; mesh, medium, medium ceramic, t11/17; cum 135K 3/18;

Thursday, May 10, 2018: 26 wells for the month; 115 wells for the quarter
33982, SI/NC, MRO, Clara USA 11-23TFH-2B, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Wednesday, May 9, 2018: 25 wells for the month; 114 wells for the quarter
33816, 615, Petroshale, Horse Camp 104-11H, Mandaree, no frack data at the file report yet, t2/18; cum 33K after 46 days;
33759, drl, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Njos 3-26-35-157N-100W TFH, Marmon, no production data, 
33429, 940, Enerplus, Hidatsa Hills 26-21H, Mandaree, t11/17; cum 58K 3/18;
32314, SI/NC, XTO, Sonya 11X-18F, Hofflund, no production data, 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018: 21 wells for the month; 110 wells for the quarter
32313, SI/NC, XTO, Sonya Federal 11X-18B, Hofflund, no production data
21172, SI/NC, MRO, TAT USA 12-23H, Reunion Bay, no production data,

Monday, May 7, 2018: 19 wells for the month; 108 wells for the quarter
32312, SI/NC, XTO, Sonya Federal 11X-18A, Hofflund, no production data

Sunday, May 6, 2018: 18 wells for the month; 107 wells for the quarter

Saturday, May 5, 2018: 18 wells for the month; 107 wells for the quarter
33460, 1,687, Enerplus, Gully 152-94-16A-21H-TF1, Antelope, Sanish pool, 39 stages; 9.4 million lbs, mesh, small, t11/17; cum 87K 3/18;
33459, 1,192, Enerplus, Canyon 152-94-16A-21H-TF2, Antelope, Sanish pool, 39 stages; 9.5 million lbs, mesh, small t11/17; cum 125K 3/18;
33458, 1,115, Enerplus, Ravine 152-94-16A-21H, Antelope, Sanish pool, 39 stages; 8.2 millioin lbs; mesh, small, t11/17; cum 112K 3/18;
32311, 556, XTO, Sonya Federal 11X-18E, Hofflund, t10/18; cum 189K 12/19;

Friday, May 4, 2018: 14 wells for the month; 103 wells for the quarter

Thursday, May 3, 2018: 14 wells for the month; 103 wells for the quarter
34104, 5,747, MRO, Hammerberg USA 14-14H, Reunion Bay, t10/18; cum 394K 12/19;
33760, 367, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Njos 2-26-35-157N-100W MBH, Marmon, t8/18; cum 165K 12/19;

Wednesday, May 2 2018: 12 wells for the month; 101 wells for the quarter
34103, 7,471, MRO, Dye USA 14-14TFH-2B, Reunion Bay, t10/18; cum 417K 12/19;  
29276, 274, Drummond 55-1 42-21 6T, Missouri Ridge, Three Forks, 50 stages; 4 million lbs; mesh/resin coated medium/medium/large, t11/17; cum 53K 3/18;
29274, 603, Oasis, Drummond 5501 42-21 4T, Missouri Ridge, Three Forks, 43 stages; 3.4 million lbs; mesh/resin coated medium/medium/large, t11/17; cum 66K 3/18;
24049, SI/NC, Petro-Hunt, State 154-94-31C-32-4H, Charlson, no production data,

Tuesday, May 1, 2018: 8 wells for the month; 97 wells for the quarter
34102, 4,488, MRO, Julia Jones USA 13-14TFH, Reunion Bay, t11/18; cum 310K 12/19;
34101, 4,966, MRO, Briek USA 13-14H, Reunion Bay, t11/18; cum 385K 12/19;
33796, 64, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Berner 8-19-18-157N-99W TFH, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 124K 12/19;
33795, 138, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Nelson 8-30-31-157N-99W TFH, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 133K 12/19;
33369, 252, Statoil, Abe 3031 5H, Painted Woods, t11/17, 8.8 million lbs; typo on form regarding number of stages; cum 14K 2/18; constrained production;
32803, 1,360, CLR, Oakdale 7-13H, Jim Creek, 4 sections; 65 stages; 14.6 million lbs, a huge well; t1/18; cum 94K 2/18;
32802, 2,230, CLR, Oakdale 6-13H1, Jim Creek, Three Forks, 4 sections; 65 stages; 14.7 million lbs; huge well; t1/18; cum 67K 2/18;  constrained production;
30696, 3,218, Rimrock Oil & Gas, Charging Eagle 15-21A-16-4H, Twin Buttes, a huge well, 44 stages; 12 million lbs, mesh/large; t11/17; cum 166K 2/18; the Charging Eagle wells are tracked here; in 11/17 -- 63,792 bo plus 34,146 MCF natural gas = 69,482 boe in one month;

Monday, April, 30, 2018: 89 wells for the month; 89 wells for the quarter
34100, 4,857, MRO, Nora Jones 12-14TFH-2B, Reunion Bay, t10/18; cum 364K 12/19;
31426, 2,325, CLR, Hayes 7-6H, Crazy Man Creek, 4 sections; 59 stages; 9.8 million lbs, t12/17; cum 68K 2/18;

Sunday, April 29, 2018: 87 wells for the month; 87 wells for the quarter
33591, 441, BR, Anderson Ranch 2C TFH, Camel Butte, t4/18; cum 310K 12/19;

Saturday, April 28, 2018: 86 wells for the month; 86 wells for the quarter
33590, 372, BR, Anderson Ranch 2B MBH, Camel Butte, t4/18; cum 257K 12/19; intermittent production beginning 7/19; remains intermittent, 12/19;
29720, 43, Foundation Energy, Rojic 22-9, wildcat; a Red River well; t1/18; cum 1,000 bbls over two months;

Friday, April 27, 2018: 84 wells for the month; 84 wells for the quarter
33794, 374, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Berner 4-19-18-157N-99W,  Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 126K 12/19;
33589, 411, BR, Anderson Ranch 2A TFH, Camel Butte, t4/18; cum 358K 12/19; off line half of each month, 11/19 - 12/19;
32973, 9,061, MRO, Joshua USA 13-23TFH-2B, Three Forks, second bench; 56 stages; 11.4 million lbs; Reunion Bay, t9/18; cum 393K 12/19; see this post;

Thursday, April 26, 2018: 81 wells for the month; 81 wells for the quarter
32974, dry, MRO, Jorgenson USA 12-23H, Reunion Bay, failed cement issue; see this post;
32804, 1,723, CLR, Ryden 5-24H1, Jim Creek, 4 sections, Three Forks B1, 60 stages; 15.8 million lbs a nice well; t12/17; cum 51K 2/18;
29845, 2,155, CLR, Stangeland 5-7H, Crazy Man Creek, 4 sections, 59 stages; 9.8 million lbs; a huge well; t12/17; cum 120K 2/18;
29275, 474, Oasis, Drummond 55-1 42-21 5B, Missouri Ridge, 50 stages; 20 million lbs; mesh/large/large ceramic, t11/17; cum 52K 2/18;

Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 77 wells for the month; 76 wells for the quarter
  • 33950, 1,938, Slawson, Wizard Federal 1 SLH,  Big Bend, 4 sections, 44 stages; 8.6 million lbs, large/small, t1/18; cum 32K 2/18;
  • 33793, 158, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Nelson 4-30-31-157N-99W, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 127K 12/19;
  • 32975, 9,166, MRO, Jerome USA 12-23TFH, Reunion Bay, t9/18; cum 574K 3/21;
Tuesday, April 24, 2018: 73 wells for the month; 73 wells for the quarter
  • 33949, 74 (no typo), Slawson, Jugard Federal 4-35-26TFH, Big Bend, Three Forks, 44 stages; 8.6 million lbs; large/small/plug&perf, t1/18; cum 23K after 29 days;
  • 29661, 503, Oasis, Twobins 5501 41-21 9TX, Missouri Ridge, Three Forks, 50 stages; 4 million lbs; mesh/large/medium/ceramic, t9/17; cum 36K 2/18;
  • 29273, 478, Oasis, Drummond 5501 42-21 3B, Missouri Ridge, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; mesh/large/ceramic, t11/17; cum 64K 2/18;
Monday, April 23, 2018: 70 wells for the month; 70 wells for the quarter
  • 34015, 1,498, XTO, Serrahn 11X-5EXH, Siverston, t7/18; cum 222K 12/19;
  • 34014, 1,912, XTO, Serrahn 11X-5A, Siverston, t8/18; cum 277K 12/19;
  • 33814, 1,773, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-23D-14 1H, Charlson, t7/18; cum 368K 12/19;
  • 33792, 234, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Berner 9-19-18-157N-99W, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 130K 12/19;
Sunday, April 22, 2018: 66 wells for the month; 66 wells for the quarter
  • 34013, 1,696, XTO, Serrahn 11X-5E, Siverston, t7/18; cum 190K 12/19;
  • 34012, 1,610, XTO, Serrahn 11X-5B, Siverston, t8/18; cum 274K 12/19;
  • 33791, 213, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Nelson 9-30-31-157N-99W, Lone Tree, Lake, t9/18; cum 106K 12/19;
Saturday, April 21. 2018: 63 wells for the month; 63 wells for the quarter
  • 32346, 264, BR, CCU Mainstreeeter 8-2-30MBH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 356K 2/20;
  • 28898, 455, Oasis, Drummond 5501 41-21 8T, Missouri Ridge, Three Forks, 50 stages; 4 million lbs; mesh/resin coated/large white/medium white; t11/17; cum 50K 2/18;
  • 28897, 492, Oasis, Drummond 5501 41-21 7B, Missouri Ridge, 50 stages; 19 million lbs; mesh/large white/large ceramic, t11/17; cum 48K 2/18;
Friday, April 20, 2018: 60 wells for the month; 60 wells for the quarter
  • 34011, 1,450, XTO, Serrahn 11X-5F, Siverston, t7/18; cum 203K 2/20;
  • 33790, 385, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Berner 5-19-18-157N99W MBH, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 116K 2/20;
  • 32347, 57, BR, CCU Mainstreeter 7-2-30 TFH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 237K 2/20;
Thursday, April 19, 2018: 57 wells for the month; 57 wells for the quarter
  • 32588, 1,650, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 13-19H, Elm Tree, 60 stages; 9.7 million lbs; mesh/large/medium; Tarentaise wells are tracked here; t11/17; cum 237K 2/20;
  • 32348, 80, BR, CCU Mainstreeter 6-2-30 MBH, Corral Creek, t3/18; cum 316K 2/20;
  • 29844, 1,789, CLR, Stangeland 4-7H1, Crazy Man Creek, Three Forks, 4 sections, 59 stages; 6.4 million lbs; t11/17; cum 226K 2/20;
Wednesday, April 18, 2018: 54 wells for the month; 54 wells for the quarter
  • 33789, 385, Crescent Point, CPEUSC Nelson 5-30-31-157N-99W MBH, Lone Tree Lake, t9/18; cum 135K 2/20;
  • 29843, 1,735, CLR, Hayes 5-6H, Crazy Man Creek, 4 sections,  t12/17; cum 252K 2/20;
Tuesday, April 17, 2018: 52 wells for the month; 52 wells for the quarter
  • 33228, 489, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5198 12-6 13TX, Banks, 4 sections; 50 stages; 4 million lbs, mesh/large/medium/medium ceramic, Hagen Banks are tracked here; t11/17; cum 213K 2/20;
  • 32805, 2,225, CLR, Ryden 6-24H, Jim Creek, a nice well, 4 sections, 61 stages; 15.7 million lbs; Ryden wells are tracked here; t12/17; cum 276K 2/20; 
Monday, April 16, 2018: 50 wells for the month; 50 wells for the quarter
  • 33376, 505, NP Resources, Mosser 143-102-10-3-1H,  Elkhorn Ranch, a nice well, Three Forks, NOS; 33 stages; 5.3 million lbs; t12/17; cum 114K 1/20; off line 1/20; remains off line 2/20; back on line 4/20;
  • 32587, 1,587, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 12-19H2, Elm Tree; a very nice well, Three Forks B2; 42 stages; 7.2 million lbs, mesh/large/medium; 43K in one month; t11/17; cum 258K 2/20;
  • 32269, 206, BR, CCU Atlantic Express 23-19TFH, Corral Creek, t5/18; cum 195K 2/20;
  • 32267, 215, BR, CCU Pacific Express 22-19MBH, Corral Creek, t5/18; cum 211K 2/20;
Sunday, April 15, 2018:
  • 32268, 238, BR, CCU Pacific Express 22-19TFH, Corral Creek, t5/18; cum 194K 2/20;
Saturday, April 14, 2018: 46 wells for the month; 46 wells for the quarter
  • 33013, 711, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5198 12-6 9BX, Banks, producing, Banks, 4 sections, 50 stages;  4 million lbs; mesh; large/medium, and  medium ceramic, t10/17; cum 265K 2/20;
  • 32916, 767, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5198 13-6 10T, Banks, a very nice well; Banks, Three Forks B1; 50 stages, 4 million lbs; mesh; large/medium, and resin-coated medium, t11/17; cum 228K 2/20;
Friday, April 13, 2018: 44 wells for the month; 44 wells for the quarter
  • 32915, 584, Oasis, Hagen Banks 5198 13-6 11B, Banks, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh, large/ceramic, a huge well; 55K in one month; 40K in another month; t11/7; cum 398K 1/21;
  • 32586, 1,840, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 11-19H, Elm Tree, t11/17; cum 336K 2/20; 61 stages; 10 million lbs; mesh, large, medium, a huge well; 50K in one month; 43K in the next month;
Thursday, April 12, 2018: 42 wells for the month; 42 wells for the quarter
  • 33740, 58 (no typo), Lime Rock Resources, High Ridge 8-5-1H-160-90, Dimond, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; t10/17; cum 97K 2/20;
  • 33729, 1,506, Hess, EN-VP And R-154-94-2536H-9, Alkali Creek, t5/18; cum 148K 2/20;
Wednesday, April 11, 2018: 40 wells for the month; 40 wells for the quarter
  • 33788, 172 Lime Rock Resources, Ward Hill 20-29-1H-160-90,  Dimond, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, a nice well; t10/17; cum 226K 2/20;
  • 33730, 2,056, Hess, EN-VP And R-154-94-2536H-10, Alkali Creek, t5/18; cum 303K 2/20;
  • 33517, 828, Nine Point Energy, Trinity 155-102-23-14-7H, Squires, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; mesh; medium/large, a nice well; t10/17; cum 222K 3/21;
  • 32759, 673, Oasis, White 5198 12-6 7B, Siverston, a very nice well; 50 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh/large/ceramic; t10/17; cum 245K 2/20;
  • 32758, 685, Oasis, White 5198 12-6 6T, Siverston, a nice well; Three Forks B1; frac data not yet posted; t10/17; cum 156K 2/20;

Tuesday, April 10, 2018: 35 wells for the month; 35 wells for the quarter
  • 33731, 1,631, Hess, EN-VP And R 154-94-2536H-11, Alkali Creek, t5/18; cum 134K 3/21;
  • 33518, 1,157, Nine Point Energy, Trinity 155-102-23-14-8H, Squires, 50 stages; 10 million lbs; mesh/medium, a nice well; t10/17; cum 220K 2/20;
  • 33098, 1,858, CLR, Monroe 10-2H1, Banks, 4 sections, Three Forks B1, 82 stages; 10.6 million lbs; "plug and perf completion; pump 25% 100-mesh & 75% (40/70) natural white sand, started off slow, but 45K in fifth month; t10/17; cum 275K 2/20;
Monday, April 9, 2018: 32 wells for the month; 32 wells for the quarter
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Sunday, April 8, 2018: 32 wells for the month; 32 wells for the quarter
  • 33732, 2,078, Hess, EN-VP And R-154-94-2536H-12, Alkali Creek, t5/18; cum 430K 3/21;
  • 32982, 1,730, Whiting, Frick 24-8-1HU, Banks, 4 sections, 35 stages; 8 million lbs, large/small, huge well; see this recent post; t10/17; cum 256K 2/20;
  • 32807, 1,448, CLR, Ryden 7-24H2, Jim Creek, 4 sections, Three Forks B2; 71 stages; 10.7 million lbs, a very nice well; the Oakdale and Ryden wells are tracked here; t12/17; cum 230K 2/20;
  • 30252, 1,823, CLR, Monroe 9-2H, Banks, 4 sections; nice well; 63 stages; 16.2 million lbs, mesh/large; t1/18; cum 273K 2/20;
Saturday, April 7, 2018: 28 wells for the month; 28 wells for the quarter
  • 31125, 2,388, Enerplus, Calico 148-93-31D-30H, McGregory Buttes, t5/18; cum 412K 1/21;
Friday, April 6, 2018: 27 wells for the month; 27 wells for the quarter
  • 33827, 690, Hess, CA-E Burdick-LW-155-95-2017H-1, Beaver Lodge, 4 sections, t4/18; cum 153K 1/21;
  • 33130, 1,220, Oasis, Peregrine 5401 42-24H, Todd, 50 stages; 10.1 million lbs; mesh/large/ceramic, a huge well; on the south side of the tracks on the south side of Williston; t10/17; cum 533K 3/21;
  • 32808, 1,464, CLR, Oakdale 9-13H, Jim Creek, 4 sections, 61 stages; 14.2 million lbs, a nice well; the Oakdale and Ryden wells are tracked here; t1/18; cum 180K 3/21;
  • 32585, 1,620, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 10-19H1, Elm Tree, Three Forks B1, 61 stages; 10 million lbs, mesh/large/medium, a very nice well; t11/17; cum 273K 3/21;
  • 32578, 1,768, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 6-19H1, Elm Tree, Three Forks B1, 62 stages; 15 million lbs, mesh/large, a huge well; t11/17; cum 271K 3/21;
Thursday, April 5, 2018: 22 wells for the month; 22 wells for the quarter
  • 33828, 851, Hess, CA-E Burdick-155-95-2017H-10, Capa, t4/18; cum 198K 3/21;
  • 32983, 1,734, Whiting, Frick 24-8-1TFH, Banks, Three Forks, 39 stages; 8.7 million lbs, large/small, a very nice well; see this recent post; t10/17; cum 198K 3/21;
  • 29562, 230, Foundation Energy, Lardy 44-6, a wildcat, producing nicely, southwest corner of the state; about 50 miles due west of Dickinson; a Red River well; t12/17; cum 81K 3/21;
Wednesday, April 4, 2018: 19 wells for the month; 19 wells for the quarter
  • 33829, 742, Hess, CA-E Burdick-155-95-2017H-9, Capa, t4/18; cum 172K 3/21;
  • 32823, 2,013, Whiting, Flatland 24-9-2XH, Banks, a very nice well, 40 stages; 10.3 million lbs, small/medium; the Whiting Flatland wells are tracked here; t10/17; cum 293K 3/21;
  • 32809, IAW/1,086, CLR, Oakdale 10-13H1, Jim Creek, a nice well; Three Forks B2; four sections; 63 stages; 14.1 million lbs;  t1/18; cum 27K after 39 days; cum 216K 2/19; off line 2/19; remains off line 3/21;
  • 32584, 1,600, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 9-19H, Elm Tree; a huge well, 61 stages; 10.1 million lbs; mesh/medium, t11/17; cum 339K 3/21; 45K 12/17;
  • 31126, 817, Enerplus, Bengal 147-93-06A-07H, Moccasin Creek, 5/18; cum 36K after first 22 days; cum 403K 3/21;
Tuesday, April 3, 2018: 14 wells for the month; 14 wells for the quarter
  • 33830, 661, Hess, CA-E Burdick-155-95-2017H-8, Capa, t7/18; cum 76K 1/21; off line 2/21;
  • 32757, 470, Oasis, White 5198 12-6 5B, Siverston, 50 stages; 10 million lbs, t10/17; cum 281K 3/21;
  • 33419, 1,113, Enerplus, Trumpet 148-94-13AH, McGregory Buttes; 320-acre spacing; 19 stages; 4.7 million lbs; mes/small; t10/17; cum 154K 3/21;
  • 32984, 1,094, Whiting, Frick 24-8-2TFH, Banks, Three Forks, 40 stages; 9.1 million lbs, t10/17; cum 124K 3/21;
  • 32615, SI/NC, Oasis, Oyloe 5199 14-26 10T, North Tobacco Garden, no production; remains off line 3/21;
  • 31492, SI/NC-->F/A, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-1A-7-5H, Charlson, producing nicely;  first production, 12/19; t--; cum 213K 3/21;

Monday, April 2, 2018: 8 wells for the month; 8 wells for the quarter
  • 33831, 949, Hess, CA-E Burdick-155-95-2017H-7, Capa, t3/18; cum 181K 3/21;
  • 33813, 1,595, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-23D-14-2H, t7/18; cum 548K 11/20; off line 12/20; remains off line 3/21;
  • 33652, 548, Sinclair, Ian Quicksilver 19-20-1H, Lone Butte, 39 stages; 9.6 million lbs, mesh/medium, t12/17; cum 74K 3/21;
  • 32673, n/d, WPX, Big Horn 32-29HT, Reunion Bay, Three Forks B1, 41 stages; 6.1 million lbs; t12/17; cum 336K 3/21;
  • 32583, 1,544, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 8-19H2,  Elm Tree, Three Forks B2; 61 stages; 10 million lbs, large/mesh; t11/17; cum 259K 3/21;
  • 32141, AL/A, Berenergy, Borstad 30-4, Chatfield, a Madison well, stimulated formation: Wayne; t10/17; cum 21K 12/18; cum 48K 3/21;
Sunday, April 1, 2018: 2 wells for the month; 2 wells for the quarter
  • 32672,1,853, WPX, Big Horn 32-29HF, Reunion Bay, 41 stages; 6.1 million lbs, t1/18; cum 328K 3/21;
  • 32576, 1,524, CLR, Tarentaise Federal 4-19H2, Elm Tree, Three Forks B2, 61 stages; 15 million lbs, large/mesh; t10/17; cum 275K 3/21;

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Another Winter Storm Hits The Bakken -- April 2, 2018

EV scorecard: should start seeing data tomorrow

Time for UND-EERC to reach out to West Virginia researchers? From Rigzone:
Researchers from West Virginia University, the University of Pittsburgh, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Shell are developing a technology platform to turn stranded natural gas directly into aromatics, C2-C4 olefins and hydrogen – all key chemical intermediates for manufacturing polymers and specialty chemicals.
A process to turn natural gas into the petrochemicals already exists, but this “indirect synthesis route” requires three steps and presents challenges in terms of economics and energy usage.
Indirect synthesis comprises converting natural gas to syngas, syngas to methanol and then methanol to chemicals. Syngas production: capital intensive; energy-inefficient; and doesn't scale down economically in a stranded gas field.
“It is capital-intensive and energy-inefficient because of the syngas production involved,” Hu explained. “In addition, the indirect synthesis route doesn’t scale down economically to the production capacity of a stranded gas field.”
[Researchers plan to build a pilot-scale plant that eliminates the syngas step and directly converts natural gas to chemicals – a more cost-effective way to monetize associated natural gas that would otherwise be flared.
The modular plant, which will boast a design suitable for shipping to remote oil and gas fields via truck or rail. A microwave reactor will integrate the materials. Shell will contribute its process and reactor modeling capabilities as well as its expertise in the areas of engineering scale-up and commercial demonstration.
Global warming hits North Dakota -- again. From The Bismarck Tribune:
Winds accompanying a winter storm are gusting as high as 50 mph in western and central North Dakota, according to the National Weather Service in Bismarck.
A no travel advisory was extended at 11:30 a.m. into areas from Bismarck to Minot, including Center, Underwood, McClusky, Parshall, Garrison and surrounding areas, due to heavy snow creating hazardous driving conditions and reduced visibility. The advisory remains in effect for Crosby, Tioga, Williston, Watford City, New Town and surrounding areas, according to the North Dakota Department of Transportation along with the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
A stretch: I agree that we will be seeing more mergers/acquisitions in the Permian (and the Bakken) but I doubt it's due to longer and longer wells, unless the Permian is a whole lot different than the Bakken. The mergers will occur but not because the horizontals are getting longer. For me, that's just idle chatter. From Reuters via Rigzone:
A recent drought in oil company mergers and acquisitions could be coming to an end over a new Texas range war: U.S. shale producers are building miles-long horizontal wells that are running into their rivals' land holdings.
This week, U.S. shale producer Concho Resources Inc said longer horizontal wells are among the factors spurring its $8 billion deal for rival RSP Permian Inc, with well spacing and sharing infrastructure needs also playing roles. RSP Permian controlled the land adjacent to its own in many cases.
The average length of U.S. shale wells has grown by roughly 1,500 feet, or 25 percent, in the past three years to 7,213 feet. Producers are drilling longer shale wells - some exceed three miles - to extract more crude from each well.
.... West Texas's Permian, the largest U.S. oilfield, where checkerboard-like leases dating to land grants made to railroads in the 19th century are hemming in producers.
Smaller companies with prime acreage, especially on the Permian's western edge, could be buyout candidates, including Abraxas Petroleum, Lilis Energy and Jagged Peak Energy.
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