Saturday, June 2, 2018

Random Update Of A BR Dodge Well In Dimmick Lake -- June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018: production data updated -- no sundry form and FracFocus does not indicate this well was refracked. See original post here; this page will not be updated.
  • 17200, 829, BR, Dodge 1-17H, Dimmick Lake, t6/08; cum 248K 4/18;
Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Random Update Of A Hess Well After Neighboring Well Fracked -- June 2, 2018

March 15, 2018: #21287,  near this well, recently fracked:
  • 31412, 2,553, Hess, EN-Kulczyk-154-94-2029H-10, Alkali Creek, t3/18; cum -- 
So, let's check recent production profile of#21287 now that neighboring well (#31412) has been fracked:
  • 21287, 835, Hess, EN-Thronson-154-94-2029H-1, Alkali Creek, t6/12; cum 226K 4/18; 
Monthly Production Data:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Random Update Of A Bruin Well Coming Back On-Line After Being Off-Line For 1.5 Years -- June 2, 2018

March 16, 2018: #18905; Bruin; huge well; off-line due to fracking nearby; check in one to two months;
  • 18905, 904, Bruin E&P; Fort Berthold 152-94-13B-24-1H, Anelope, Sanish pool, t3/11; cum 445K 4/18; no sundry form and no FracFocus data suggesting this well has not been re-fracked;
Monthly Production Data:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

If This Is Not A Typo --

Posted June 2, 2018 -- look at amount of proppant, and production in first full month;
  • 33491, 4,125, MRO, Shoots USA 41-2H, Antelope, Sanish pool, TD = 20,833 feet, 45 stages; 18. million lbs sand; t4/18; cum 80K after 35 days:
Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
  • 33492, 6,637, MRO, Mamie USA 21-1TFH, Antelope, Sanish, TD = 22,439 feet, 45 stages; 19.5 million lbs; t4/18; cum 59K after 21 days -- extrapolates to 87K after 31 day;
Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
  • 32865, 3,634, MRO, Demaray USA 41-2TFH, Antelope, Sanish, t4/18; cum 36K after 15 days which extrapolates to 72K for one full month;
Monthly Production Data:

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
Neighboring well:
  • 18471, 380, MRO, Hunts Along USA 12-1H, Antelope, Sanish, t1/11; cum 139K 2/18; off-line since 5/17; back on-line 3/18; 11,627 bbls/10 days extrapolates to 31K over one month; compare this to 1,000 bbls/one month prior to neighboring well being fracked
Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Random Update Of Two CLR Hayes Wells -- June 2, 2018

This didn't take long. From an earlier note:

April 22, 2018: #29033, #29034 in a couple of months; nearby wells recently fracked (2/18);

So, let's check on #29033 and #29034 -- see how production has changed after neighboring wells have been fracked.
  •  29034, 1,087, CLR, Hayes 2-6H, Crazy Man Creek, t5/15; cum 171K 4/18; 
Monthly Production Data
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

  •  29033, 1,169, CLR, Hayes 3-6H1, Crazy Man Creek, t5/15; cum 150K 4/18;

Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Week 22: May 27, 2018 -- June 2, 2018

CLR getting ready to frack Corral Creek
Petro Harvester update
Activity increasing in the Bakken?

Bakken crude differentials soar on widening Brent-WTI spread

Top North Dakota energy stories this week 
US breaks yet another crude oil production record
Saudi's foreign reserve assets surge 

North Dakota's "Weed Of The Year" -- What Would We Do Without Wikipedia? -- June 2, 2018

For the archives. Some day, if the spirit moves me, I may relate how one dot led to another dot which led to another dot and finally to this wiki entry. From wiki:
Amaranthus palmeri is a species of edible flowering plant in the amaranth genus. It has several common names, including carelessweed, dioecious amaranth, Palmer's amaranth, Palmer amaranth, and Palmer's pigweed.

It is native to most of the southern half of North America. Populations in the eastern United States are probably naturalized. It has also been introduced to Europe, Australia, and other areas. The plant is fast-growing and highly competitive.

The leaves, stems and seeds of Palmer amaranth, like those of other amaranths, are edible and highly nutritious. Palmer amaranth was once widely cultivated and eaten by Native Americans across North America, both for its abundant seeds and as a cooked or dried green vegetable. Other related Amaranthus species have been grown as crops for their greens and seeds for thousands of years in Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, India, and China.

It is gluten-free.

The plant can be toxic to livestock animals due to the presence of nitrates in the leaves. Palmer amaranth has a tendency to absorb excess soil nitrogen, and if grown in overly fertilized soils, it can contain excessive levels of nitrates, even for humans. Like spinach and many other leafy greens, amaranth leaves also contain oxalic acid, which can be harmful to individuals with kidney problems if consumed in excess.

Because of its toxicity to livestock, and scarce familiarity in the United States with the uses of amaranths as food, Palmer amaranth is rarely consumed nowadays, despite its ubiquity and resistance to drought. Unlike the grain and leaf amaranths of other regions, it has not been cultivated or further improved by recent agricultural breeding.

As a result, the primary economic importance of Palmer amaranth to American farmers has been as a noxious weed and a competitor to more marketable crops, rather than as a crop in its own right.
And the connection to North Dakota?
In 2014, North Dakota State University's "ND Weed Control Guide" selected Amaranthus palmeri, as "weed-of-the-year" to raise awareness about its "potentially devastating impact."
In 2015, Palmer amaranth was chosen as "weed-of-the-year" for the second year in a row as a "proactive approach to prevent Palmer amaranth establishment in North Dakota." Link.

Oregon's weed of the year: marijuana.

Colorado's weed of the year: marijuana.

California's weed of the year: marijuana.

Alabama's weed of the year: kudzu.

Top North Dakota Energy Stories This Past Week -- June 2, 2018 -- ND GDP: 7.36%

Just some of the highlights.

From Geoff Simon:

Support grows for widening US Highway 85 to four lanes from Belfield to Watford City, or from Watford City to Belfield, if going in the other direction.
The draft environmental impact statement for the 62-mile project formed the basis of the public hearings. The groups discussed social, cultural and natural elements of the project such as displaced businesses or homes, impact on historic monuments, wildlife and recreation trails.

Linneman said much of the Fairfield discussion was about adjacent farm and ranch land and the impact on nearby landowners. He said the Belfield discussion was more wide-ranging. 

The Watford City meeting focused heavily on the route through the Badlands, the impact on the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the bridge over the Little Missouri River. There was no opposition to replacing the bridge, though some at the meeting asked about adding the existing bridge to a recreation trail connecting the Maah Daah Hey Trail to Watford City. That option has been ruled out.
Long X Bridge replacement could start next spring. This is the iconic structure just south of the main entrance off US Highway 85 into the North Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Here's hoping they move the iconic structure to Arizona.

Stopping the leaks
A public-private partnership aimed at developing innovative methods of detecting and preventing pipeline leaks will begin this summer in North Dakota.

Known as iPIPE – Intellegent Pipeline Integrity Program - the effort will be coordinated through the Energy and Environmental Research Center. Jay Almlie, Mid/Downstream Oil & Gas Group Lead at EERC, said six companies are currently participating in the effort – Hess, Statoil, Oasis, ONEOK, Andeavor and Goodnight Midstream.
Western counties in North Dakota: drought declaration. This week US Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue placed 21 counties in a disaster area. The declaration means farmers in the affected areas qualify for federal assistance. One kind of wonders if the Obama administration would have been so accommodating.

From Williston's Economic Development Center:

Can the Bakken teach the Permian some lessons? More than 1200 miles separate Midland Texas from Williston North Dakota. But the two towns are incredibly similar. "We can always learn from the mistakes and successes of other communities. That's why it was critical for us to come out here and collaborate," says Midland City Councilman J. Ross Lacy.  Facing low unemployment, a strong oil industry, and a growing population, Midland,Texas mirrors Williston in many ways. 

Downtown Williston: It's been close to a year since the historic Hedderich's Building caught on fire and now contracted crews are working to remove what's left. The demolition process began in the past two weeks with crews removing part of the basement floor and stripping parts of the sidewalk. Attention is now being turned how to use that new-found space.

Highway construction season begins. It is often said that North Dakota has two seasons, winter and construction, and right now, the latter is the season underway Williston. A variety of city, county and state road projects are scattered all over Williams County. Williston's 1-cent sales tax for infrastructure, which voters recently decided to continue, has allowed the city to take on an ambitious slate of projects over the years, and 2018 is no different. As far as dollars go, East Dakota Parkway reconstruction is the largest item on the ticket.

North Dakota economy. The link embedded in the screen shot: [Note: that link seems not to work any more, and there is nothing to suggest that North Dakota's GDP is 7.36% after I searched many other sites.]

The Market, Energy, And Political Page, T+2 -- June 2, 2018


Later, 12:33 p.m. CDT: in the original post below I noted that the Trump administration was able to thread the needle when it came to healthcare. Had they repealed ObamaCare, Trump would have inherited a disaster. In fact, ObamaCare was never repealed. It was, in the eyes of some, improved; in the eyes of others, made worse. But all Congressional bills are tweaked over the years, including Social Security and VA benefits. So, we have ObamaCare. Now, a couple of hours after posting the original note, this is the top story over at Yahoo!Finance, certainly no friend of Trump. The embedded link takes you to a video which I did not watch.

Had ObamaCare been repealed, this would have said, "Why TrumpCare will cost you more next year."

Original Post

Making America great again. Folks were really, really surprised by the jobs report yesterday. Obama apologists were gobsmacked and were at a loss for words. Even Obama was asking whether he was wrong. LOL. At last that proves he is a sentient being. It is difficult to keep up with all that has happened in the last eighteen months with regard to the job market. It has been impossible to keep up with the list at this post. Just scroll down that list, and realize that so much has not been posted.

Chaos in the White House. Personal experience in the US Air Force and watching re-runs of VEEP on DVDs tells me a lot about the Trump White House. The press is obsessed with what to them appears to be a chaotic White House. Of course, their very presence -- the White House press corps -- contributes to that chaos, or should we say, appearance of chaos. Assuming it is chaotic, one wonders if that is bad. Walking into a kindergarten suggests things are chaotic, but you know, things seem to get done and every spring there's another kindergarten graduation and kids move up to the first grade just fine. They say chaos is self organizing. At least some say that. I thought about all that chaos when I saw a Drudge Report link overnight that suggests Trump is preparing for a summit with Putin.

Trump, for being an old man, certainly seems to be running circles around his predecessors and his current adversaries. Remember, he is doing all this at the same time an independent counsel -- who has been at this for over year, has a gazillion lawyers, and has spent over $17 million to date -- is trying to throw him out of office or send him to jail.

For a White House in chaos, and defending himself against the independent counsel and fighting his own Congress, the administration certainly is getting a lot of things done. One wonders, again, exactly what was Obama doing for eight years in office?

This White House in chaos? Hardly. The White House:
  • is planning a Trump-Putin summit even as it is putting together a summit with North Korea just ten days from now
  • orchestrated an $800 billion stimulus program the first year in office -- the Trump tax cut
  • threaded the needle on ObamaCare -- never got it repealed -- it's still called and still is ObamaCare -- it was never repealed, but Americans now have great latitude -- some Americans might even get their own doctors back and get their old insurance programs 
  • can take credit for the jobs picture. Under this administration, job reports have never been so impressive -- one might have to go all the way back to the years following WWII to see these kinds of gains
  • gets no credit for so much. Hardly mentioned: unemployment among African-Americans at an all-time low
EPA. I would have missed this story had our local homeless shelter not been delayed opening this morning. It's a long, long story, not worth repeating. But this is worth reporting. Buried in The New York Times from a couple of days ago:
The Trump administration took a major step toward dramatically weakening an Obama-era rule designed to cut pollution from vehicle tailpipes, setting the stage for a legal clash with California that could potentially split the nation’s auto market in two.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday submitted its proposal to roll back climate change rules that required automakers to nearly double the fuel economy of passenger vehicles to an average of more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. The rules, which would have significantly lowered the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, were opposed by automakers who said they were overly burdensome.
However, the proposed Trump rule could lead to unintended and unwanted consequences for those same car companies. The Obama-era regulations would have forced automakers to make and sell far more electric and hybrid vehicles, but the new proposal could end up leading to two separate sets of fuel economy regulations within the United States, creating what automakers say would be an even greater regulatory burden.
Jahan Wilcox, a spokesman for the E.P.A., confirmed on Thursday that the agency had sent its proposed regulatory rollback to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review. Typically that is the final step before a proposed rule is published in the Federal Register. The rules are then open for public comment before taking effect, during which the terms could still be modified.
But before we get too excited, this is exactly what I have been suggesting for quite some time:
Dr. Stavins said that while the rollback could give automakers the looser regulations they had sought, it could well backfire by creating two different sets of regulations where there had been one. The uncertainty, he said, “ could haunt U.S. car producers at a time at which they are already worried about the effects on their production costs of Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs,” Dr. Stavins wrote in an email.
One of the central and most controversial elements of the proposed rule would formally challenge California’s special status under the 1970 Clean Air Act to set its own vehicle pollution standards. California has said that it will continue to enforce the stricter, Obama-era pollution standards, a move that would create two separate auto markets in the United States — one with the tougher emissions requirements, and another with looser rules.

A DAPL Protester Gets His Life Back On Track -- In Federal Prison -- June 2, 2017

When reading this article, remember, every month the DAPL was delayed, the state of North Dakota lost $10 million in revenue. Link here. Ten million dollars / month for ever month the DAPL was delayed.

For the archives.

From New Mexico's leading news source, the Albuquerque Journal: New Mexico man get threes years in federal prison for DAPL protest. And there will be more.
45-year-old Michael Giron was part of a group that put barricades on a state highway south of Mandan, North Dakota, and set them on fire, then clashed with law officers. The incident happened Oct. 27, 2016.
Giron, who also goes by the name Little Feather, pleaded guilty to civil disorder in February in a plea agreement with prosecutors, who dismissed a more serious charge. He is the first of seven protesters charged with federal crimes to be sentenced.
From The Bismarck Tribune:
Leoyla Cowboy can't wait for her husband to come home.
As the last of six character witnesses for Michael Giron at his federal sentencing hearing Wednesday in Bismarck, Cowboy told District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland of her husband's generosity and dedication. Giron is the first of seven federal defendants to be sentenced in a criminal case connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. 
In court, his attorneys and witnesses said he turned his life around from drug use and recidivism, describing him as having found a "new identity" at the Oceti Sakowin camp where he was a community protector and served tribal elders.
Two job titles I had not seen before: community protector and serving tribal leaders. Whatever. The judge appeared to be impressed.
"It seems as though you've turned things around in your life, sir," Hovland told Giron. "I commend you for that."
North Dakota winters will do that for some.  

Other thoughts: