Monday, April 13, 2020

Random Update Of Interesting Wells Drilled Back In 2013 -- April 13, 2020

The well:
  • 24180, 4,065, Equinor/Statoil, East Fork 32-29 3H, t8/13; cum 411K 2/20; note periodic jumps in production;
  • link here: note period small jumps in production; 
The well:
  • 24648, 262, MRO, Lincoln USA 16-1H, McGregory Buttes, t2/13; cum 614K 2/20;
  • note low IP and nice cumulative to date; a steady producer; no jumps in production;
The well:
  • 23080, 1,020, Petro-Hunt, USA 153-95-18B-2H, Charlson, t3/13; cum 325K 2/20;
  • note: another incredible Petro-Hunt USA well in Charlson oil field; link here;
The well:
  • 19263, 2,429, RimRock/Whiting/KOG, Two Shields Butte 5-7-8-1H, Heart Butte, t10/12; cum 443K 2/20; offline as of 1/19; returned to production, 8/19; small jump in production when it came back on line; link here for production
Time Scales

Note: geologic time periods are named differently than archaeological time periods. 

A quick reminder:
  • Phanerozoic eon
    • Paleozoic era
    • Mesozoic era (Triassic/Jurassic/Cretaceous periods)
    • Cenozoic era (Paleogene/Neogene/Quarternary periods)
  • Quarternary period
    • Pleistocene / Holocene epochs

  • Pleistocene epoch
    • spanning the world's most recent period of repeated glaciations. The end of the Pleistocene corresponds with the end of the last glacial period and also with the end of the Paleolithic age used in archaeology.
    • Gelasian / Calabrian / Middle / Late ages

  • The above, geologic time, in millions of years:
  • the previous epoch (the Pleistocene epoch) from about 3 million years to the present epoch (the Holocene epoch);
    • the Gelasian age: about 3 million to 2 million years ago
    • the Calabrian age: about 2 million to 1 million years ago
    • the middle age (Chibanian Age) of the current epoch began about 800,00 years ago;
    • the late age (the Tarantian Age, proposed name) of the Pleistocene Epoc began about 130,00 years ago

  • The current epoch (the Holocene epoch)
    • the earliest age (the officially ratified Greenlandian age) then began about 11,700 years ago
    • the middle age (the Northgrippian age)
    • the current age (the Meghalayan age): c. 2250 BC to the present

The Meghalayan age is now further divided into "historical ages":

Stone Age

Bronze Age: 3300 BC - 1200 BC

Late Bronze Age: - 1200 BC

Iron Age: 1200 BC - 500 BC

Viking Age: 500 BC -- 800 AD (Pre-Roman, Roman, Germanic)
Pre-Roman: 500 BC - 0
Roman: 0 - 400 AD
Germanic: 400 AD - 800 AD

The Middle Ages
The period of European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (5th century) to the fall of Constantinople (1453), or, more narrowly, from c. 1100 to 1453.
16th and 17th centuries.
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment – the great 'Age of Reason' – is defined as the period of rigorous scientific, political and philosophical discourse that characterised European society during the 'long' 18th century: from the late 17th century to the ending of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815.
British Romanticism:
1780 -1830

The Age of Shibboliths;

Hess With Four EN-Vachal LLLP Permits -- April 13, 2020

Active rigs:

Active Rigs3663605130

Four new permits, #37509 - #37512 inclusive --
  • Operator: Hess
  • Field: Alkali Creek
  • Comments: 
    • Hess has permits for a four-well EN-Vachal LLLP pad in NWNW section 21-154-94, Alkali Creek;
LLLP: limited liability limited partnership.

EN-Vachal LLLP

NWNW section 21-154-94.

Locations (practically sits on the CLR Thronson pad) --
  • the wells:
    • 37509: 400 FNL 250 FWL
    • 37510: 400 FNL 283 FWL (surface separation: 33')
    • 37511: 400 FNL 316 FWL (surface separation: 33')
    • 37512: 400 FNL 349 FWL (surface separation: 33')
  • wells swing to the southwest
  • drilling unit: 1280 acres, sections 20/29-154-94 
The graphics:

EIA Dashboards, April 2020 -- The Bakken Still Has Bragging Rights

The EIA dashboards for April, 2020, have just been posted. The links are here:
The Bakken still has bragging rights.
  • the Permian: up 13 bbls, from 677 to 690; up 1.92%
  • the Eagle Ford: up 24 bbls, from 1,231to 1,255; up 1.95%
  • the Bakken: up 25 bbls, rom 1,249 to 1,274; up 2.0%;
Eagle Ford:



Over the next few months, we should expect to see:
  • oil production from legacy wells to decline (perhaps significantly);
  • oil production from new wells to increase (perhaps significantly)
At 690 bbls / day / per rig of crude oil, the Permian is almost half that of the Bakken. The Bakken is also producing [(2000-1400/1400)] more than 42% more natural gas per rig (new wells) than the Permian.

Look at the jump in crude oil production in new wells per rig during the "trillion-dollar-debacle," 2014 - 2016, when OPEC tried to "break" US shale. It will be interesting if we see a similar jump this year.

Looking forward to May, 2020:

Ever Wonder The Origin Of Amazon's Alexa? -- April 13, 2020

Connecting the dots.

Link to link to link.

We start here.

The very short article at that link, provides a link to this longer story.

Now it gets interesting.

Click on ""libertymavenstock" at that previous linked article. That takes us to "Internet Archive WayBack Machine" which seems to be a broken URL.

But click on "Internet Archive" at the menu at the top. The URL is Interesting, huh?

But it seems we are not getting anywhere. Click on "Internet Archive WayBackMachine" again.

This time, a new menu shows up across the top:
About .... Contact .. Blog .... Projects ... Help ... Donate ... Jobs .. Volunteer ... People

Click on "People."

This is a most interesting page.

The following bios:
  • executive staff: eleven people; all whites; four women; seven men
  • board of directors: four people
    • Brewster Kahle, Board Chair, Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
    • Rick Prelinger, Board President
    • Kathleen Burch, decades of experience, incuding "community activation; passion: publishing
    • David Rumsey: digital mapping
  • Digital Libraries Division: ten people, again, all white; four women, six men;
  • Engineering and Petabox: sixteen people; other than one Asian, all white; two women, the rest men;
  • the list continues; similar bios 
Bottom line: a group of very, very wealth white males (for the most part) who are focused on archiving the web. 

Now let's go back to the founder and digital librarian, the guy at the top: Brewster Kahle:
A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge. He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world.
Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker.
In 1989, Kahle created the Internet's first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL.
In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to in 1999.
The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 20 petabytes of data - the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 400 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.
 Remember Google's plan to scan every book ever published. At "Internet Archive, Open Library": is comprised of two great parts! A free, digital lending library of over 2 million eBooks that can be read in a browser or downloaded for reading off-line. And, a unique project to build one web page for every book ever published. Over 20 million books already have a page on
I was curious. Would they have it? Sophia wanted to me to read "White Fang" by Jack London to her.

At  "Internet Archive, Open Library" I searched "White Fang." OMG! It popped up.

To access the book, I had to register, sign up, but so far it's free.

Registering was very simple.

OMG! It really works.

We found White Fangs within a couple of clicks. It downloads immediately and it works beyond expectations. I am blown away by this.

BR's Newest Reported DUC -- Lillibridge -- Blue Buttes -- April 13, 2020

The well:
  • 35016, SI/NC, BR, Lillibridge 3A MBH-R, Blue Buttes, no production data
From the file report:
  • permitted as the Lillibridge 3A MBH-R
  • spud: October 10, 2019
  • cease drilling: October 23, 2019
  • TD: 21,217' MD
  • 10,823.71' TVD
  • middle Bakken
  • target depth was 20' into the middle Bakken formaiton
  • mud logging services began at 8,510' in the Kibbey formation, began October 14, 2019, 7:45 p.m. 
  • KOP reached at 10,500' measured depth, at 4:45 p.m. October 16, 2019
  • curve was strted at 7:30 p.m., October 16, 2019
  • TD of the curve at 1:15 p.m. October 17, 2019
  • the lateral:
  • started at 5:00 pm., October 19, 2019
  • a 20' target zone was centered 20' into the middle Bakken formation
  • one trip
  • completed at 21,217'; 7:57 a.m., October 23, 2019 
  • the well's depth at hardline restrictions
BR's Lillibridge wells are tracked here.

Wuhan Flu Mask

From 1665.

EOG Reports Two Monster Wells -- Antelope Oil Field -- Clarks Creek Wells -- April 13, 2020

The wells:
  • 33278, 3,115, EOG, Clarks Creek 41-0805H, 33-053-07918, Antelope, huge well; 55K first month production; generally first month is not a full 30-day month; first full month production: 64K; fracked 8/25/19 - 9/4/19; 11.7 million gallons of water; 85.3% water by mass; it looks like friction reducer was 0.05876, moderately high; 50 stages, 16.7 million lbs; all 100 mesh; t10/19; cum 225K 2/20;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
  • 33279, 3,306, EOG, Clarks Creek 42-0805H, 33-053-07919, Antelope, huge well; 60K first month production; generally first month is not a full 30-day month; first full month production: 57K; fracked 8/20/19 - 9/6/19; 11.3 million gallons of water; 84% water by mass; it looks like friction reducer was 0.05172, moderately high; 44 stages; 17.74 million lbs; all 100 mesh sand; t10/19; cum 219K 2/20;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

EOG To Report Two Huge Wells Today -- April 13, 2020

Active rigs:

Active Rigs3663605130

Only three wells coming off confidential list over the long Easter, locked-down, weekend --

Monday, April 13, 2020: 11 for the month; 11 for the quarter, 266 for the year:
  • 33278, 3,115, EOG, Clarks Creek 41-0805H,  Antelope-Sanish, t10/19; cum 225K2/20; , see this post;
Sunday, April 12, 2020: 10 for the month; 10 for the quarter, 265 for the year:
  • None.
Saturday, April 11, 2020: 10 for the month; 10 for the quarter, 265 for the year:
  • 33279, 3,306, EOG, Clarks Creek 42-0805H, Antelope-Sanish, t10/19; cum 219K 2/20; , see this post;
Friday, April 10, 2020: 9 for the month; 9 for the quarter, 264 for the year:
  • 35016, SI/NC, BR, Lillibridge 3A MBH-R, Blue Buttes, no production data
RBN Energy: the biggest moves reverberating across oil, NGL and gas markets.
The whirlwind of events that has transpired in the past couple of months — namely the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the OPEC+ coalition — has not only shaken up the energy markets, but quite literally sent it reeling in the opposite direction than where it was headed just a few months ago. The oil price decline has reverberated through the energy complex, and key indicators that drive industry decisions are veering far off from their recent course, and in many cases, also from historical norms.
The world is continuing to change at a rapid pace as the industry navigates the uncertainty. Just yesterday, in an emergency meeting, OPEC announced it had reached a 23-nation agreement to cut a combined 9.7 MMb/d of crude oil production starting May 1, 2020. Today, we highlight some of the biggest moves happening in prices and price relationships in recent days and weeks as the realities of crude oil demand constraints, supply glut and low prices set in.