Sunday, April 19, 2020

Whiting Bankruptcy --April 19, 2020

Thinking out loud: if Whiting sells some Bakken assets, who might pick them up? My first two guesses: CLR and Kraken, in that order. I would like to think Slawson, but probably not. After that, only those with deep pockets: XTO, BR, MRO. Least likely: EOG, Hess. Maybe: Petro-Hunt; Enerplus.

Just thinking out loud.

No inside information. No one has sent me anything in the way of comments, thoughts, etc.

Tomorrow Night, Horace Heidtlites

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Breaking News


The Fladeland Wells In Sanish Oil Field -- Whiting And Kraken -- April 19, 2020

The wells:
  • 36559, 1,374, Whiting, Fladeland 14-26HU, SWSW 26-153-91; Sanish, t11/19; cum 169K 4/20;
  • 35874, conf, Whiting, Fladeland 12-10HU, SWNW 10-154-92; Sanish, producing; 27K month;
  • 35873, conf, Whiting, ladeland 13-10HU, SWNW 10-154-92, Sanish, producing; 28K month;
  • 35872, conf, Whiting, Fladeland 13-10TFH, SWNW 10-154-92, Sanish, producing; 1K month;
  • 35620, 690, Whiting, Fladeland 44-9-2H, SESE 9-154-92, Sanish, t8/19; cum 104K 4/20; 24K month;
  • 35619, 638, Whiting, Fladeland 44-9-3H, SESE 9-154-92, Sanish, t8/19; cum 124K 4/20; 22K month;
  • 32088, 787, Whiting, ladeland 13-27H,NWSW 27-153-91, Sanish, t9/17; cum 294K 4/20;
  • 29490, 1,090, Whiting, Fladeland 31-12TFH, NWNE 12-153-92, Sanish, t1/15; cum 217K 4/20;
  • 27843, 600, Whiting, Fladeland 42-9TFH, SENE 9-154-92, Sanish, t7/14; cum 136K 4/20;
  • 24581, 1,461, Whiting, Fladeland 41-9H, NENE 9-154-92, Sanish, t2/13; cum 231K 4/20;
  • 24464, 1,337, Whiting, Fladeland 13-10H, NWSW 10-154-92, Sanish, t2/13; cum 283K 4/20; offline 11/19; remains offline 2/20; back on line 3/20;
  • 24242, 2.971, Whiting, Fladeland 14-33H, SWSW 33-153-91, Sanish, t2/13; cum 356K 4/20;
  • 23744, 501, Kraken, Fladeland 34-31H, SWSE 31-154-92, Sanish, t1/13; cum 105K 3/20; remains off line 4/20;
  • 23689, 746, Whiting, Ella Fladeland 12-12TFH, SWNE 12-153-92, Sanish, t12/12; cum 176K 4/20;
  • 23688, 2,448, Whiting, Lioneld Fladeland 12-12H,  SWNW 12-153-92, Sanish, t12/12; cum 244K 4/20;
  • 23149, 1,568, Whiting, Fladeland 11-1H, Lot 4 1-153-92, Sanish, t10/12; cum 217K 4/20;
  • 22671, 1,006, Whiting, Fladeland 13-27TFH, NWSW 27-153-91, Sanish, t8/12; cum 238K 4/20;
  • 22670, 2,563, Whiting, Fladeland 14-27H, SWSW 27-153-91, Sanish, t7/12; cum 403K 4/20;
  • 20774, 1,292, Whiting, Fladeland 11-12TFH, NWNW 12-153-92, Sanish, t3/12; cum 254K 4/20;
  • 20293, 425, Whiting, Fladeland 13018TFH, NWSW 18-153-91, Sanish, t7/11; cum 174K 4/20;
  • 20283, 383, Whiting, Fladeland 12-20TFH, SWNE 20-153-91, Sanish, t10/11; cum 265K 4/20;
  • 20227, 1,060, Whiting, Fladeland 14-18WH, SWSW 18-153-91, Sanish, t7/11; cum 274K 4/20;
  • 18761, 3,027, Whiting, Fladeland 43-9H, NESE 9-154-92, Sanish, t8/10; cum 388K 4/20;
  • 18711, 4,126, Whiting, Fladeland 12-10H, SWNW 10-154-92, Sanish, t7/10; cum 510K 10/19; remains off line 4/20;
  • 18475, 2,405, Whiting, Fladeland 21-12H, NENW 12-153-92, Sanish, t5/10; cum 479K 4/20;
  • 18347, 2,074, Whiting, Fladeland 44-9H, SESE 9-154-92, Sanish, t5/10; cum 317K 4/20;
  • 18318, IA/1,759, Whiting, Fladeland 11-10H, NWNW 10-154-92, Sanish, t2/10; cum 415K 8/19; off line 9/19; remains off line 4/20;
  • 18302, IA/555, Whiting, Fladeland 12-15H-22, SWNW 15-154-92, Sanish, t3/10; cum 208K 8/19; off line 9/19; remains off line 4/20;
  • 17642, 810, Kraken, Fladeland 11-30H, Lot 1 30-154-92, Sanish, t4/09; cum 151K 4/20;
  • 17641, 448, Kraken, Fladeland 44-31H, SESE 31-154-92, Sanish, t7/09; cum 145K 4/20;
  • 17443, 2,074, Whiting, Fladeland 12-18H, SWNW 18-153-91, Sanish, t2/09; cum 498K 4/20;
  • 17102, IA/337, Kraken, Fladeland 11-22H, NWNE 22-154-92, Sanish, t9/08; cum 189K 4/19: sporadic production since 4/19; off line 7/19; remains off line 4/20;
  • 16953, IA/440, Kraken, Fladeland 11-15H, NWNW 15-154-92, Sanish, t4/09; cum 259K 9/19; offline 10/19; remains off line 4/20;
  • 16934, 1,768, Whiting, Fladeland 11-12H, NWNW 12-153-92, Sanish, t5/09; cum 385K 4/20; off line 4/20;
  • 16877, 1,078, Kraken, Fladeland 11-21H,NWNW 21-154-92, Sanish, t4/08; cum 229K 4/20;

Not Too Late To Make The Top Story Post For The Week -- April 19, 2020

Top stories for the past week are posted here.

I still need to add Geoff Simon's top ND stories of the week. I always post them last.

This story was posted earlier today. Even though it technically did not meet the "deadline" for last week, I'm not going to hold it for a whole week. It's such a feel good story it needs to be added to this past week's top stories.
The New York Times reports that “Roughly 33,000 workers at news companies in the U.S. have been laid off, been furloughed or had their pay reduced. Some publications that rely on ads have shut down.” And it seldom gets better than this:
NPR Warns of Major Cuts Due to Coronavirus
NPR will be instituting severe cost-cutting measures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Wednesday internal memo, with a budget deficit looming as high as $25 million through fiscal 2021. . .
NPR doesn't accept advertising dollars? I'm not quite sure why the pandemic would affect their budget. One would think in a national crisis like this, the most-respected mainstream media outlet would be the most-listened-to outlet and the most financially solvent news outlet in the US. I don't get it.

But if this is happening in the news sector, imagine what's happening over at channels 36, 35, 34, and 33 -- all sports networks on Spectrum Cable. Re-running "classic NFL," "classic NBA," "classic PGA," and most insane of all, NASCAR races with drivers in simulators. 

Nothing About The Bakken -- Birds, Crawdads, TCM, And Ice Cream -- April 19, 2020

Crawdads: Earlier I mentioned that I almost panicked when I realized I almost missed crawdad season.
Earlier this afternoon I called one of the best seafood restaurants in our area, asked if they had any crawfish for sale. They said they were down to their last four pounds; I ordered two. When I went down to pick up the crayfish -- Sophia went with me -- the manager said they ended up selling out their crawfish for the day. Awesome? How awesome is that!
It was an incredibly beautiful day. A young couple was at the sidewalk table area enjoying their own seafood dinner. It was a most surreal scene -- something one might see in a Twilight Zone episode. The street completely empty of traffic, stores closed, and this one seafood restaurant open, and Sophia and I picking up mudbugs. I told Sophia that someday she might remember all this.
According to some internet source: 
The average person eats 3 lbs. of boiled crawfish, which equals approximately 6-8 oz. of meat.
Personally, I doubt there is that much meat in a pound of crawfish. I would estimate 2 to 4 ounces of meat in two pounds. And that might be generous. LOL. But what a great experience. A great experience but definitely not as tasty as lutefisk swimming in melted butter. With lefse. And Swedish meatballs.

Photos below were at our older daughter's home. I still live in a 900-square-foot walk-in closet with my lovely wife about one mile down the road. 




Birds: this was really quite amazing. While enjoying crawfish on the patio over at Sophia's house tonight, the birds showed up for their evening meal. Three bluejays, three cardinals, and one woodpecker showed up. They enjoyed their meal on the patio while we enjoyed ours.

Again, unfortunately, my pictures are not particularly good, but they record the moment.





Ice cream: And now, I'm going to have some Nancy Pelosi natural vanilla ice cream bathed in Hershey chocolate syrup.

TCM: And watch a bit of The Hustler: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, and George C. Scott. I had completely forgotten that Piper Laurie (in The Hustler) was also in the original Twin Peaks. Wow, what a wonderful time to have been alive.

Only thing missing, some music:

Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt

Whiting To Report A Nice Fladeland Well This Week -- April 19, 2020

Just when I'm ready to quit blogging for awhile, I come across another well that needs to be reported. This well is coming off the confidential list this week:
  • 36559, conf, Whting, Fladeland 14-26HU, Sanish,

  • DateOil RunsMCF Sold
    2-20202370928184
    1-20202638221471
    12-20193169013164
    11-2019373520
    10-2019116790
This is hard to believe. I've posted a gazillion posts mentioning the Whiting Fladeland wells, but it appears I've never dedicated a stand-alone post to the wells themselves. I will do that later. I'm calling it a day for blogging for awhile.

Later: the Fladeland wells are tracked here

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Book Recommendation

For high school juniors and seniors planning to major in biology in college or related fields, to include medicine, I would recommend they add Richard Fortey's Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind, c. 2012.

I picked up this book some time ago, but on the initial reading, I did not care for it. I put it down after a few pages.

But something drew me back to the book. And now I find it fascinating. As I've said many times on the blog, sometimes one's mind needs to be ready when reading certain books.

I am enjoying this book so much that I will order from Amazon two or three of the author's other books, sight unseen.

Interestingly, I've always said the best writers are English, Scottish, and Irish. Richard Fortey fits the bill. He was the senior paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006. His book, The Hidden Landscape, won him the Natural World Book of the Year in 1993. He has been short-listed for other awards and recognized for many others.

Fortey covers a lot of territory in Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms. In fact, after the first couple of chapters, he has not mentioned either again.

Right now, he is talking about pigments in living things. My high school experience in physics was the weakest point in my education: because of that, I've never understood light, and I've never understood electricity (much less anything else about physics). A good life lesson how important an instructor can be. But I digress.

I am currently taking care of Sophia, Monday through Friday. She is five years old, Montessori student, out of school now due to "the virus." We have a very, very intense -- but highly enjoyable and eclectic -- school routine every day: reading, arithmetic, coins, using analog clock to tell time, instruments in the orchestra, birds, identification of birds by their sounds, the earth's continents, the five groups of vertebrates, the solar system, piano lessons (internet-based; incredible), construction (cardboard houses for Polly Pocket), Lego, chess, soccer, scooter, bicycling, planting garden plants, cooking/baking; painting.

Her vocabulary and use of words is incredible. And she is really funny. On our trips back and forth from the airport, we engage in incredible conversations. I wish they could all be recorded. One day she said she was really curious about something or other.

Then she said, "What does "curious" mean?" LOL. 

We stumbled across some great Crayola finger paints, and she uses them for brush painting on heavy paper. If you have a child about this age interested in painting, I can't recommend this enough. This is really incredible. Get at least five different pigments of these Crayola finger paints, and then place about a half-teaspoon or a teaspoon (at most) of each on a paper plate -- the palette. Don't say a thing to the child -- just let her paint. Watch how soon the child begins to combine paints to get different colors.

Well, I don't know a thing about RGB (the primary colors of light) and CYMK (the primary colors of pigments/paints) and additive colors and subtractive colors but with the help of YouTube, wikipedia, Crayola finger paints, and Sophia, I'm going to learn everything about color that I missed in high school physics. LOL. Poor Sophia. She doesn't know what is about to hit her come Monday (tomorrow). LOL.

Social Distancing In The Bakken -- Remember Alamo -- April 19, 2020

Updates

April 20, 2020: wells released from confidential status; data posted below. 

April 19, 2020: be sure to see the first comment regarding growing up in Alamo.

April 19, 2020: from a reader regarding these Kraken wells -- see below:

Some rough, inaccurate - yet illustrative - numbers involving these Kraken wells ... 300, 000 barrels @$50 brings $15 million gross revenue in a little over 4 months. $25/barrel brings in $7 1/2 million gross for 3 wells, first ~4 months.
(The Red and White wells could have restricted output in February by the looks of it).
Close proximity of 3 wells portends lowered overall cost - relatively speaking - for drilling and completion. Two middle Bakken, 1 Three Forks wells, it seems. [That is correct.]
If these wells are shallower (data available shortly?), then overall costs will be lower yet. [Data will be available later this week.]
The details from these 3 wells could be far more important than an initial, cursory view might indicate. This scrappy, private little outfit (like Slawson and a few others) may offer glimpses into future shale development throughout the country.
Microscopically examining 'fringe' areas of various shale plays, these little outfits will put up their own money - incorporating best, cutting edge practices - to either succeed or go 'down' valiantly trying in their efforts to economically extract hydrocarbons. Your characterization - accurate and yet, possibly, understating the potential ramifications - of this Burg field as Tier 2/3 holds enormous, exciting future possibilities.
Can you imagine Kraken's discussions if (when?) WTI hits $75/bbl? These types of scenarios - planning/evaluations of Tier 2/3 areas - are playing out on the fringes of the Permian, Appalachian Basin, and probably other more mature shale plays. T
hese Kraken guys - and these 3 wells in particular - bear close watching in future months, IMHO. [Great note; this will be fascinating. I do not forget the original estimates of OOIP (original oil in place in the Bakken) and the percent of likely primary production.]
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Kraken Operating -- bless their heart(s) -- is reporting some nice wells in a very remote area in North Dakota -- for the Bakken, Tier 2 at best, maybe Tier 3 if one is a pessimist. Whatever.

This area is so remote that in the screenshot below of the NDIC map to include the 2.5-township-sized oil field (about 78 sections) I don't even see any "city boundaries" in the screenshot.

Wow. Oh, I'm wrong. I missed it. There is a bit of blue ("city boundary"): Alamo, at the southern end of the field.

Alamo, ND: population, 57, in 2010.  I hope the "kids" know how incredibly lucky they are to be raised in this part of the world. Most of them will undoubtedly move on when they turn 18 years old, but some day, it may be decades later, but some day they will look back on these days in Alamo as the best days of their lives. There will be "life-altering events" and "coming-of-age" years but every so often they will think back to what they were doing when they were six years old. It's too bad the census count does not include horses.

Gosh darn it. I see I missed another one: Wildrose, ND, about 14 miles ENE of Alamo. Population: 110, and founded in 1910, six years before Alamo, ND, was founded. With only 96.4% of the population white, it is slightly more ethnically diverse than Alamo which was 100% white in the 2010 census.

And, yes, there are other towns/cities in this area, but they don't show up on this particular screenshot.


But I digress.

The oil field: Burg oil field.

The wells:
  • 36652, 897, Kraken Operating, Red 22-15 1H, Burg, t11/19; cum 100K 2/20; 60 stages; 10.2 million lbs; TD = 20,185 feet; middle Bakken, 9,631 feet (TVD);

DateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN2-20202913600138272802016306015929
BAKKEN1-20203124352243324587928488028040
BAKKEN12-20193136073362207220441267040822
BAKKEN11-20192722301218935617625513025160
BAKKEN10-2019113895370331146405103919
  • 36651, 1,017, Kraken Operating, White 23-14 1H, t11/19; cum 108K 2/20; 60 stages;10.2 million lbs; TD = 20,420 feet; middle Bakken, 9,638 feet (TVD);
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN2-202024964198581674912305011991
BAKKEN1-20203120158201763804926979026533
BAKKEN12-20193032332327505931833076032642
BAKKEN11-20192630320302397212031018030684
BAKKEN10-20191115145143986959714979014850
  • 36650, 779, Kraken Operating, Blue 26-35 1TFH, t11/19; cum 91K 2/20; 60 stages, 10.2 million lbs; TD = 20,557 feet; middle Bakken, 9,741 feet (TVD); 10' target zone between 11' and 21" below the top of the Three Forks; curve built overnight, from 21:15, August 1, 2019, to 08:46, August 2, 2019; max gas at 3,128 units near end of lateral;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN2-20202920622206953831727242026866
BAKKEN1-20203122855226895359426855026405
BAKKEN12-20193021707219886141024311023874
BAKKEN11-20192820573202818891523042022677
BAKKEN10-2019115359509527331542905297

MRO Is Starting To Report Those Incredible Four Bears Wells Mentioned The Other Day -- April 19, 2020

See this post for graphics, neighboring wells, other background information regarding these wells, link here.

The wells:
  • 35632, conf, MRO, Waldorf USA 12-16H, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202012528085
1-20202541233559
12-20193575344210
11-20194724244589
10-20192806221731
  • 35631, conf, MRO, Eager USA 12-16TFH, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20202340
12-20191655219215
11-20194665443225
10-20193738627970
  • 35633, conf, MRO, Perkins USA 12-16TFH, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202937752720
1-20203549343431
12-20194500853618
11-20197194967237
10-201970384758

A Closer Look At The Wave Operating Well Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week, #37068 -- April 19, 2020

Update

April 23, 2020:

The Wave Hudson 1-32 spud on October 23rd, 2019 by Key 885 to drill the surface and vertical hole. The well reached total depth in 10 total drilling days on November 2nd, 2019. After not observing the channel sand interval suggested by seismic data, Wave decided to plug the well with the possibility of reentry under better economic conditions to exploit the porous interval noted in E-Logs.
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This is pretty cool: Wave Operating. Coming off confidential list this next week:
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020: 36 for the month; 36 for the quarter, 291 for the year:
    • 37068, DRY, Wave Petroleum Operating, Hudson 1-32, Tyler, wildcat
      • this well is almost exactly 25 miles directly southwest of Dickinson
Wave Operating was first mentioned on the blog back on October 9, 2019, as a new operator in the Bakken:
  • Wave Petroleum Operating, LLC has a permit for a wildcat in NESE 32-138-100; the wildcat is in the far southwest corner of the state, in Billings County; it is 7.3 miles to the northwest of the new Lourdes well (#22223) that currently has a rig on site; the Wave Petroleum well, Hudson 1-32 is about 20 miles southwest of South Heart, the latter is west of Dickinson; and east of Belfield; the older wells in this area are generally Madison wells; the Lourdes well is a re-entry well targeting the Tyler/Heath, I believe; this is the very first permit for this company in North Dakota; link here
Over at the NDIC, Wave Petroleum has only one permit in the Bakken as of this date:

File NoCTB NoAPI NoWell TypeWell StatusStatus DateDTDLocationOperatorWell NameField
37068
3300701919ConfidentialNESE 32-138-100Wave Petroleum Operating, LLCHUDSON 1-32WILDCAT

Over at Bakken operators, this entry:
Wave Petroleum Operating, LLC
By the way, an update on the Lourdes well, #22223 -- that was a re-entry well into the Tyler formation. The lateral was not drilled to planned "depth" (length) due to "hole conditions" -- sundry form received by NDIC on October 29, 2019. The operator, Medora Minerals, requested a hearing for the December, 2019, NDIC hearing dockets. I do not know the results of that hearing, or if it was even heard. The well is current TA and not produced any significant oil since it was first drilled back in 2012 as a Madison, and then re-entered in 2014, targeting the Tyler. Four laterals were attempted. Operator would like to assess economic viability of the "sand" in which the horizontal(s) are located.

Initial Production Data For Wells Coming Off Confidential List This Next Week -- April 19, 2020

The wells:
  • 35533, conf, Oasis, Merritt 5693 13-24 7T, Alger,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202175111554
1-20201472310161
12-20191946714142
11-20191972711690
10-20191847981
  • 37007, conf, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Chase Douglas 1A-32-29-159N-100W MBH, Blue Ridge,
  • 36903, conf, PetroShale, Hickok Federal 1MBH, Bear Den,
  • 36904, conf, PetroShale, Bridger Federal 1TFH, Bear Den,
  • 37068, conf, Wave Petroleum Operating, Hudson 1-32, Wildcat, SESE 32-138-100,

  • 36559, conf, Whting, Fladeland 14-26HU, Sanish,

  • DateOil RunsMCF Sold
    2-20202370928184
    1-20202638221471
    12-20193169013164
    11-2019373520
    10-2019116790

  • 35633, conf, MRO, Perkins USA 12-16TFH, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202937752720
1-20203549343431
12-20194500853618
11-20197194967237
10-201970384758
  • 35531, conf, Oasis, Merritt 5693 13-24 9T, Alger,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202035311013
1-20201597211770
12-20191321610450
11-20191601310078
10-201959322691
  • 32624, conf, Whiting, Niemitalo 11-35-2H, Sanish,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20201351113676
1-20201776616093
12-2019232889366
11-2019227350
10-201968100
  • 36652, conf, Kraken Operating, Red 22-15 1H, Burg,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-2020138270
1-2020243320
12-2019362200
11-2019218930
10-201937030
  • 36651, conf, Kraken Operating, White 23-14 1H, Burg,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-202098580
1-2020201760
12-2019327500
11-2019302390
10-2019143980
  • 36650, conf, Kraken Operating, Blue 26-35 1TFH, Burg,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-2020206950
1-2020226890
12-2019219880
11-2019202810
10-201950950
  • 33624, conf, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 7-1-12TFH, Sand Creek, 
  • 36412, conf, EOG, Clarks Creek 47-0706H, Clarks Creek,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20201601754782
1-20202441858250
12-20193729457086
11-20193678749201
10-20192100523727
  • 35632, conf, MRO, Waldorf USA 12-16H, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
2-20202012528085
1-20202541233559
12-20193575344210
11-20194724244589
10-20192806221731
  • 35631, conf, MRO, Eager USA 12-16TFH, Four Bears,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold
1-20202340
12-20191655219215
11-20194665443225
10-20193738627970
  • 33621, conf, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 6-1-12TFH, Sand Creek,
  • 35817, 411, Oasis, Oasis Meiers 5692 11-19 11T, Alger, t11/19; cum 45K 2/20; 
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN2-2020291176711750281501541099975007
BAKKEN1-20203113390133933353713678102033041
BAKKEN12-20193113378133373901912524100122078
BAKKEN11-2019226587652724049752959971224
BAKKEN10-20190002767112982071
  • 35123, loc, XTO, Prairie Federal 31X-30B, Haystack Butte,
  • 33810, drl, BR, CCU Gopher 8-2-15TFH, Corral Creek,
  • 33623, drl, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 5-1-12H, Sand Creek,
  • 35122, drl, XTO, Prairie Federal 31X-30E, Haystack Butte,

Wells Coming Off The Confidential List This Next Week -- April 19, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020: 40 for the month; 40 for the quarter, 284 for the year:
35533, conf, Oasis, Merritt 5693 13-24 7T

Sunday, April 26, 2020: 39 for the month; 39 for the quarter, 283 for the year:
37007, conf, Crescent Point Energy, CPEUSC Chase Douglas 1A-32-29-159N-100W MBH, 

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 38 for the month; 38 for the quarter, 292 for the year:
36903, conf, PetroShale, Hickok Federal 1MBH, 

Friday, April 24, 2020: 37 for the month; 37 for the quarter, 291 for the year:
36904, conf, PetroShale, Bridger Federal 1TFH

Thursday, April 23, 2020: 36 for the month; 36 for the quarter, 291 for the year:
37068, conf, Wave Petroleum Operating, Hudson 1-32, 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020: 35 for the month; 35 for the quarter, 290 for the year:
36559, conf, Whting, Fladeland 14-26HU, 
35633, conf, MRO, Perkins USA 12-16TFH
35531, conf, Oasis, Merritt 5693 13-24 9T
32624, conf, Whiting, Niemitalo 11-35-2H, 

Tuesday, April 21, 2020: 31 for the month; 31 for the quarter, 286 for the year:
36652, conf, Kraken Operating, Red 22-15 1H, 
36651, conf, Kraken Operating, White 23-14 1H, 
36650, conf, Kraken Operating, Blue 26-35 1TFH,
33624, conf, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 7-1-12TFH,

Monday, April 20, 2020: 27 for the month; 27 for the quarter, 282 for the year:
36412, conf, EOG, Clarks Creek 47-0706H, 
35632, conf, MRO, Waldorf USA 12-16H, 
35631, conf, MRO, Eager USA 12-16TFH,
33621, conf, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 6-1-12TFH,  

Sunday, April 19, 2020: 23 for the month; 23 for the quarter, 278 for the year:
35817, 411, Oasis, Oasis Meiers 5692 11-19 11T, Alger, t11/19; cum 45K 2/20;
35123, loc, XTO, Prairie Federal 31X-30B, Haystack Butte,
33810, drl, BR, CCU Gopher 8-2-15TFH, Corral Creek,
33623, drl, Slawson, Gunslinger Federal 5-1-12H, Sand Creek,

Saturday, April 18, 2020: 19 for the month; 19 for the quarter, 274 for the year:
35122, drl, XTO, Prairie Federal 31X-30E, Haystack Butte,

Nothing About The Bakken -- April 19, 2020

Sunday morning coming down.

Sunday morning talk shows. There will be a lot of fake news today -- but no sports. Bummer. Not really. A "pajama day": reading, books, and blogging. What could be better.

Before getting started on the Bakken, two things:

Word of the day: gamboge. I'll come back to this later. 

Apple: the new iPhone SE with a $399 starting price at Apple is available at Walmart for $199 through, I believe, July 17, 2020. The fine print puts some restrictions on the $199-price point but nothing unusual. I was looking for the word "upgrade" in which one has to replace an older iPhone with the iPhone SE to get the deal. I did not see that but may have missed that.

Weather: wow, it never quits. I did not expect this. I don't recall this in the forecast. More rain. It looked a bit nicer when I woke up this a.m. but now, what is that, that I'm hearing? Are you kidding me? Thunder? More rain? Yup:



It's Raining, Jennifer Warnes