Thursday, February 6, 2020

Almost 500K Bbls Crude Oil In Slightly More Than One Year Of Production -- February 6, 2020


I posted this earlier, when it came off the confidential list, but it was part of a longer post. I want to post this as a stand-alone post so it can be highlighted at the sidebar at the right. We didn't have the frack data at the original post. Here's the pertinent frack data: 56 stages; 11.4 million lbs; Three Forks, first bench;

The MRO Well

The previous monthly record?
  • 32975, 9,166, MRO, Jerome USA 12-23TFH, Reunion Bay, t9/18; cum 488K 12/19; TD: 23,722 feet;
Monthly Production Data:
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Note: looking at the NDIC map, a Slawson well, under the lake, looks like the horizontal was a full three-section lateral, or a "3-mile well." The MRO wells looks like the horizontal, also under the lake, was 2.5 sections or a "2.5-mile well."

In the same area:
  • 32973, 9,061, MRO, Joshua USA 13-23TFH-2B, Three Forks B2, 56 stages; 11.4 million lbs, Reunion Bay, t9/18; cum 393 12/19; 11.6 million gallons of water; 89% by weight; see this post with production profile;


  1. That is one significant well, but besides the extreme fluctuations in volume I think the oil vs water produced is almost barrel for barrel. Is there some communication between the lake and the TFH formation??

    1. I can't answer that. I've never understood the water issue. It's not unique to horizontal drilling. Another reader has often noted the same high water production. On a side note, anecdotally, it seems I've recently seen more permits for salt water disposal wells than what I've considered baseline.

  2. A year ago we were in Fairview/Sydney MT area and visited one of the Kraken wells my wife has a small interest in. What I found interesting they were using separated well water from several producing wells for completing several different new wells via both trucking and temporary pipelines.

    1. Thank you; very, very interesting. I recently posted that Kraken is reporting some incredible wells. I'm sure you are counting your blessings. Good luck on this well and many others.