Tuesday, May 14, 2019

My Exuberance For The Bakken May Have Gotten Ahead Of Me, But I Cannot Explain this CLR Whitman Well, #20212.

Note: be very careful on this one. Things don't add up. I don't think I've made a mistake in posting what I've posted but something is really, really strange with #20212 below.

Summary: #20212 was a fairly mediocre well (a lousy well?) after it was first drilled/completed back in 2011. Then it had a nice jump in production with a re-frack in 9/17 with a huge re-frack. Then, in 9/18, a year later, with no data suggesting a re-frack, the well had an even greater production jump.

This is how it all started. Back on February 4, 2019, I asked this question:
Is Something Going On With CLR's Phenomenal Hawkinson Wells In Oakdale Oil Field?
The Oakdale oil field and Hawkinson permits are tracked here. The Whitman wells are tracked here. They were in the process of being re-fracked back in 2018.

See this post.

So, with that, I took another look at 20210 and 20212 today.

Look at the most recent production data. Production jumps again in the most recent month for which we have data, 3/19. Truly amazing. The well:
  • 20210, 803, CLR, Whitman 2-34H, Oakdale, Bakken, t9/11; cum 1.629573 million bbls/112/18; FracFocus/NDIC: no record of refrack; huge jump 9/18;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-201930101319975580498429299159
BAKKEN2-201924599758434104563253450
BAKKEN1-20190000000
BAKKEN12-20181400000
BAKKEN11-201820664269221753725058741133
BAKKEN10-2018311215812190398713439118871133
BAKKEN9-2018301399914197683515432140361011
BAKKEN8-2018420751375123120731580443
BAKKEN7-20180000000
BAKKEN6-20180000000
BAKKEN5-20180000000
BAKKEN4-20180000000
BAKKEN3-2018002210000
BAKKEN2-20180000000
BAKKEN1-20180000000

FracFocus: no data suggesting a re-frack. I see a lot of activity in the Hawkinson well area to the north, but no activity on the NDIC mad in the area of the two Whitman wells.

But right next to this well,
  • 20212, 482, CLR, Whitman 3-34H, Oakdale, Bakken; t9/11; 376K 3/19 re-fracked 9/17;
That note says it was re-fracked in 2017 and there was a huge jump in production 10/17 BUT now we see another huge jump in produciton as of 9/18;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN3-201931286282868614764312543081923
BAKKEN2-20192825683253191420226821264500
BAKKEN1-20191613734136011012813831136280
BAKKEN12-2018221621616649926018218165941334
BAKKEN11-2018293205032060798233651307742503
BAKKEN10-20183137074369921081339302356113272
BAKKEN9-20183036826366251433138670340104265
BAKKEN8-2018447314441237846213785786
BAKKEN7-20181676784403
BAKKEN6-2018111380000
BAKKEN5-2018004030000
BAKKEN4-20181632393127473246523760
BAKKEN3-201819548656317564317413950
BAKKEN2-20182553105088595444542610

FracFocus: no data that this well was re-fracked in 8/18, but obviously it had to have been. But the NDIC sundry forms show a re-frack 9/17 (61 stages; 14.5 million lbs) but no more recent frack.

I see no other activity in this drilling area to explain the production data for this well, #20212. Either the data has not been posted, or there's a typo somewhere, but there has to be an explanation for a production profile like the one above.

I'm going to be really, really embarrassed if I missed a sundry form that explains this.

2 comments:

  1. Probably just normal pressure build up from the shut in. That has always been a great well.

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