Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Newfield Wisness Federal Well Shows Small Jump In Production -- May 19, 2018

This well shows a jump in production:
  • 18691, 3,731, Newfield, Wisness Federal 152-96-4-2H, Westberg, Bakken, 26 stages, 2.2 million pounds proppant, t7/11; cum 398K 3/18;
Recent production profile:
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I can't find explanation.

CLR Olson Well In Edge Oil Field Has Huge Jump In Production -- May 19, 2018

I just love the Bakken: it never fails to surprise me. Here's an old, old well, drilled during the early days of the Bakken:
  • 18984, 1,219, CLR, Olson 2-8H, Edge, t11/10; cum 320K 3/18;
Now, look at the recent production profile: neither FracFocus (API: 33-053-03160) nor any sundry form suggests this well was re-fracked but when I see a jump in production this huge, I have to assume it was fracked, recent production daa:

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Interestingly, a BR well was fracked/completed/tested 3/18, just at the very time the CLR Olson wells had a huge jump in production. The BR well runs parallel and just east to the CLR Olson wells:
  • 31396, 82, BR, Glacierson 1-4 UTFH-ULW, Clear Creek, 4 sections, t3/18; cum --

The Statoil Cheryl Wells In Banks Oil Field Have Been Updated -- Evidence Of Recent Activity On The Pads -- May 19, 2018

The Statoil Cheryl wells in Banks oil field have been updated.

Update: Nave Photon -- May 19, 2018

Update: new ETA, June 1, 2018; destination is Singapore; map suggests it has sailed past Singapore; waiting for permission to dock?

Update: position of the Nave Photon. ETA: May 24, 2018, 10:00 p.m. local time.

Local position: 5.61375° /  82.96413°.

Destination: Singapore.

Is Petro-Hunt Getting Ready To Report Its Charlson State/USA Wells? -- May 19, 2018

This page will not be updated.

This well is tracked here.
  • 24046, 1,661, Petro-Hunt, State 154-94-31C-32-2H, Charlson, 50 stages; 4.6 million lbs; API: 33-053-04469, not re-fracked; t1/16; cum 246K 3/18; note: still flaring after all these years;
Is Petro-Hunt getting ready to report the State wells in Charlson oil field? This well is back on line:

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Look At These 500,000 Wells In Less Than Four Years -- May 19, 2018

The Enerplus Honor, Pride, Grace, and Courage wells have been updated.


The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom, Simon Winchester, c. 2008.

Joseph Needham

During his travels, the Wade-Giles system of transliteration was in widespread use in China (Peking, Mao Tse-tung, and Chungking); now replaced by the pinyin system (Beijing, Mao Zedong, Chongqing.

Prologue: begins March 21, 1943.

Page 6, after Needham arrives in Chongqing after an exhausting journey halfway around the world; he needed sleep. Planning for his visit to the British embassy.
But that could  all wait for the next day. Right now he wanted simply to bathe, unpack, eat dinner alone, and sleep. Most important, he wanted to write a letter to the woman, now living in New York City, who was the main reason he had come here. 
She was named Lu Gwei-djen, and she was Chinese, born thirty-nine years before in the city of Nanjing, and a scientist like himself. They had met in Cambridge six years earlier, when she was thirty-three and he was thirty-seven and a married man. They had fallen in love, and Dorothy Needham, to whom Joseph at the time been married for more than ten years, decided to accept the affair in a spirit of intellectually tolerant and fashionably left-wing complaisance.
1911: the Chinese empire had fallen

1937: the Japanese invaded

by 1943, the Japanese occupied one-third of the country

Almost overnight and almost single-handedly, Joseph Needham changed the west's opinion of China.

He would write a book so immense in scale and so magisterial in authority that it stands alongside the greatest of the world's great encyclopedias and dictionaries as a monument to the power of human understanding:
  • published in 1954
  • 18 volumes by the time Needham died in 1995
  • now stands at 24 volumes
  • Science and Civilisation in China
  • universally acknowledged to be the greatest work of explanation of the Middle Kingdom that has yet been created in western history
Written by the man
  • who, since he was also a nudist, a wild dancer, an accordion player, and a chain-smoking churchgoer
  • seen by some as decidedly odd
had first arrived a Chongqing airport the battered American warplane in the spring of 1943

Chapter One: The Barbarian and the Celestial

To be continued elsewhere. Except for the coda, p. 246:
There was an unanticipated coda to this story. In the early autumn of 1989, Joseph Needham and Lu Gwei-djen married.
The woman from Nanjing, who had been named for the sweet-smelling osmanthus tree and as a thing of great value, had first met Joseph Needham in 1937 (in Cambridge, England) and had fallen under his spell in 1938. He had been thirty-seven years old; she thirty-three. They had become lovers, and ever since had been inseparable boon companions. Now, after fully fifty-one years of waiting in the wings, during which her essential presence in Joseph's life was wholly accepted by Dorothy, Gwei-djen was at last to marry the man with whom she had shared this undying passion.
She died two years later.

It puts a lot of things in perspective.

Random Update Of A Nice WPX Lucy Evans Well In Antelope-Sanish -- May 19, 2018

The well:
  • 28102, 2,917, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HB, Antelope, a Sanish well, t11/14; cum 501K 7/19; huge jump in production, 7/17;
The graphic:

The wells in this graphic:
  • 31784, 2,155, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HUL, Antelope, Three Forks First Bench, 40 stages; 6 million lbs, t6/17; cum 335K 7/19;
  • 31783, 1,154, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HF, Antelope; t6/17; cum 242K 7/19;
  • 28101, 1,554, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HW, Antelope, t7/17; cum 245K 7/19;
  • 28102, see above
  • 28103, 2,625, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HX, Antelope, t11/14; cum 340K 7/19;
  • 28100, 673, WPX, Lucy Evans 29-32HA, Antelope, t10/14; cum 381K 7/19;

Random Update Of Two Incredible WXP Wells In Reunion Bay -- May 19, 2018

This page won't be updated; these wells are followed elsewhere.

See this post for earlier graphic. Time to update these two wells (and more to come):

The wells:
  • 33398, 3,291, WPX, Hidatsa North 14-23HX, Reunion Bay, huge well; if this is not a typo, could be a new record; TD = 21,419 feet; Three Forks, 51 stages; 8.6 million lbs; t9/17; cum 309K 3/18;
  • 33381, 3,433, WPX, Mandan North 13-24HW, Reunion Bay, Three Forks, 51 stages, 8.6 million lbs, a huge well; 75K in first full month; 65K in second full month; t10/17; cum 264K 3/18; this well was taken off-line 3/18 suggesting that neighboring wells are being completed
For newbies: a long, long time ago, Lynn Helms, director, NDIC, opined that Three Forks wells could be much, much better than middle Bakken wells. Anecdotally, it also appears that operators use less proppant when fracking upper bench of the Three Forks.

The graphic;

Production data.

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The Apple Page -- May 19, 2018


I remember all the articles suggesting that the Apple Watch would be a huge failure. Apple will release "Series 4" this summer, and Series 3 included cellular capability, meaning it did not have to be tethered to an iPhone. Dick Tracy.

See this "Apple commentary" from July 24, 2015. And also March 9, 2105.

Some Say This Should Have Been "A James Bond Theme"

I'm Mad About You, Hooverphonic

The instrumental reminds me of Arvo Part (perhaps Te Deum?). Reading the wiki entry suggests why. But the vocals -- yes -- a James Bond theme. Wow.

Week 20: May 13, 2018 -- May 19, 2018

BR reporting very low 24-hour IPs and very unusual completions for their recent Dimmick Lake wells
Random look at an MRO-re-fracked well
MRO reports another huge Antelope-Sanish well
One day report: fourteen DUCs reported as completed; Hess with permits for another 8-well pad
XTO renews 19 permits 

Natural gas
North Dakota sets another natural gas production record despite relaxed flaring guidelines

Bakken economy
New birthing center
New airport: update

The great Bakken rebound -- Forbes
When it comes to oil reserves, size doesn't matter -- most ridiculous commentary in some time 
Shale's best days are behind us -- Art Berman -- I guess that's why records continue to be broken; and, here;
The Jarvie manuscript post re-posted
Shale drillers looking beyond Texas as prices rise
Life history of a Bakken well
Bakken leads all other US shale plays in productivity / well 

Mid-May: frost advisories in the Bakken