Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Two Slawson Wells With Jump In Production -- May 6, 2020

This page won't be updated; these wells are tracked elsewhere. See this post.

The following two wells were of interest due to more recent neighboring wells being fracked, #25316, a Mamba well, and #25317, a Bandit well, both to the east, of the two wells below. The Mamba wells run north; the Bandit wells run south.

The wells:
  • 19664, 1,158, Slawson Mamba 2-20H, Van Hook, t2/11/ cum 395K 3/20;
  • 19665, 1,126, Slawson, Bandit 2-29H, Van Hook, t2/11; cum 363K 1/20; 
Recent production.

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare

Freedom -- MSNBC -- May 6, 2020

I guess he/she missed that part about "give me liberty, or give me death."

Daily Activity Report Not Posted -- Crescent Point Energy With Four New Permits -- May 6, 2020

Gasoline demand, link here:

OPEC basket: $21.44.

Canadian dollar: trended down all day; closed at $0.7066.

Back to the Bakken

Active rigs: pending

Active Rigs2262624927

Four new permits, #37559 - #37562, inclusive --
  • Operator: Crescent Point Energy
  • Field: Dublin (Williams County)
  • Comments:
    • Crescent Point Energy has permits for four CPEUSC Pankake wells in SESW 31-158-99, Dublin oil field;
Six  permits renewed:
  • BR: six Gladstone permits, all in McKenzie County;
Nine producing wells (DUCs) reported as completed:
  • 24049, SI/A, Petro-Hunt, State 154-94-31C-32-4H, Charlson, t--; cum 18K over 3 days;
  • 35844, SI/A, Equinor, Stallion 33-28, 2TFH, Ragged Butte, t--; cum 65K over four months;
  • 36644, SI/A, Kraken, Redfield South 36-25 2H, Lone Tree Lake, t--; cum 77K in less than 3 months;
  • 35841, drl, Equinor, Stallion 33-28 XW 1H,, Ragged Butte, t--; cum --;
  • 24048, SI/A, Petro-Hunt, State 154-94-31C-32-5H, Charlson, t--; cum 4K over 6 days;
  • 35423, SI/NC, MRO, Doris USA 21-15TFH, Reunion Bay, t--; cum 172K over three months; see this post;
  • 35421, drl, MRO, Beatrice USA 31-5TFH, Reunion Bay, t--; cum 134K over three months; see this post;
  • 35422, SI/A, MRO, Esther USA 21-15H, Reunion Bay, t--; cum 189K over 3.5 months; see this post;
  • 36663, drl/A, MRO, Sura USA 44-21TFH, Reunion Bay, t--; cum 130K over 3 months;

Well, Well, Well -- What Do You Know -- Saudi Arabia Emptied Their Storage Tanks -- May 6, 2020

From the beginning, I said that Saudi Arabia DID NOT increase their production in March / April to extent reported by the mainstream press. There was no way in the world they could increase production that much, that quickly, and get it on tankers that quickly.

They simply emptied their on-shore storage.

From twitter this morning:

Vitamin D

Some say vitamin D is protective against Wuhan flu.

So, along with tonic water with quinine to prevent malaria, I am now biking at least two hours midday every day. Woo-hoo!

From healthline:
Midday, especially during summer, is the best time to get sunlight.

At noon, the sun is at its highest point, and its UVB rays are most intense. That means you need less time in the sun to make sufficient vitamin D.

Many studies also show that the body is most efficient at making vitamin D at noon.

For example, in the UK, 13 minutes of midday sunlight exposure during summer three times per week is enough to maintain healthy levels among Caucasian adults.

Another study found that 30 minutes of midday summer sun exposure in Oslo, Norway was equivalent to consuming 10,000–20,000 IU of vitamin D.

The commonly recommended daily dose of vitamin D is 600 IU (15 mcg).

Not only is getting vitamin D around midday more efficient, but it might also be safer than getting sun later in the day. One study found that afternoon sun exposure may increase the risk of dangerous skin cancers.
Update, May 7, 2020: from sunislife
In the winter, it’s impossible to produce vitamin D from the sun if you live north of Atlanta because the sun never gets high enough in the sky for its ultraviolet B rays to penetrate the atmosphere. But summer is a great time to stock up on the nutrient. When the sun’s UV-B rays hit the skin, a reaction takes place that enables skin cells to manufacture vitamin D.
If you’re fair skinned, experts say going outside for 10 minutes in the midday sun—in shorts and a tank top with no sunscreen—will give you enough radiation to produce about 10,000 international units of the vitamin. Dark-skinned individuals and the elderly also produce less vitamin D, and many folks don’t get enough of the nutrient from dietary sources like fatty fish and fortified milk.
The government’s dietary recommendations are 200 IUs a day up to age 50, 400 IUs to age 70, and 600 IUs over 70. But many experts believe that these recommendations are far too low to maintain healthful vitamin D levels. They advocate for supplementation in the winter of about 2,000 IUs per day and a dose of daily sunshine in the summer.
The sunshine vitamin may protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What’s more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia, and an overactive immune system.
The Steak Page

From primesteakhouses:
Essentially the "Ribeye" and "Rib Steak" are the same. Except the Ribeye is boneless and the Rib Steak includes the rib bone and is often called a "Bone-In Rib Eye Steak". Regardless of which steak you choose, when you take that first bite, you'll know you chose one of the best cuts of steak particularly if it's certified USDA Prime Beef which is the ultimate in taste and tenderness.

Rib Portion of Beef: This fine cut of beef is located at the top of the rib primal portion of the beef and generally comes from the section of beef spanning from ribs six through twelve. Yes, you guessed it. Rib steaks are the same as Prime Rib. When combined as a multiple Rib Roast Section and roasted, it is Prime Rib. When each bone section is sliced and then grilled, ti becomes a bone-in rib steak.

It is interesting to note that rib steaks are often referred to as different names. In Australia, when the bone is removed, it is often called a "Scotch Filet." In America the rib eye is sometimes called a "Delmonico."
The Apple Page

Free. Link here.
NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, will be available on Apple devices that include the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV when it launches on July 15, 2020.
Peacock will be fully integrated into the ‌Apple TV‌ app, and it will be available in the Watch Now section. Peacock content will be tracked by Apple's Up Next feature, and customers will be able to use Siri to search for Peacock shows and movies.
The new streaming service will have a free tier that offers 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and live programming like sports, news, reality, and late night shows.
There will also be a Peacock Premium tier available for $4.99 per month with over 15,000 hours of content.
The $4.99 per month price point includes ads, but an ad-free experience is available for an additional $5 per month (another $10/month for another streaming service). Apple customers will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to premium using the Peacock app on ‌iPhone‌, ‌iPad‌, iPod Touch, and ‌Apple TV‌.

Notes From All Over, Late Morning Edition -- May 6, 2020

This just might be the best year of my life. LOL.
  • no traffic;
  • crawdad festival;
  • steak revival;
  • grilling;
  • Sophia 
  • cooler spring / summer forecast;
  • books galore; 
I never ate much beef over the years. There were many, many reasons why I didn't, least of which I lived half my active adult life overseas where beef was not a big deal. In fact, with the beef scare in England, my beef intake really dropped. What was that scare called? Oh, year, that's right, "mad cow disease" which is even less scary sounding that COVID-19. So it was pork in Germany, mussels in France, lamb in Turkey, more lamb in Morocco, and mystery meat in England.

But now, nearing my eighth decade of life, with no colon cancer and having not died of premature heart disease, I've started to enjoy steak again. Sort of. I might have steak once a week.

It is pretty funny. Up until last week I had no steak in my freezer. But then when the rumors started flying that there may be a beef shortage and our local supermarket practically giving away ribeye steak (but only one package per transaction), I started stocking up on ribeye. I now have three ribeye steaks in my freezer.

I emphasize my because I have two boxes of Omaha Steaks in our daughter's freezer over at her house since my freezer was not big enough to hold what I had ordered. I ordered that about two months ago and have not opened it. Saving it for the "real beef shortage," I guess.

What got me back into steak? What was the tipping point? A reader invited me for a steak dinner at a really high-end chop house a few months ago, something I had never experienced before and it was awesome.

So, now, I'm back into my grilling experimentation. I guess I did grill some steaks a few months ago -- I blogged about "caveman grilling" or grilling steak directly on lump charcoal. But I digress.

As posted previously, our local supermarket had an incredible steak sale last week (and it continues this week, apparently) in which $20-rib steaks were selling for $8.00.

But, let's cut to the chase.

In this process, I discovered that one of my beefs with beef is that I could never find the "right" steak knife. We always used those cheap paring knifes when we had steak, and then graduated to frilly, sterling silver-handled steak knifes, but none seemed to be perfect.

For whatever reason, this last week I tried using a "really-serious" knife for steak and it made all the difference in the world. The best part: keeping the knife sharp using a whetstone (from Amazon a couple of months ago). I've also learned not to be OCD about the fat prior to grilling.

So, the knife on the far right is now my go-to steak knife.

Off the net for awhile -- back to reading The Wisdom of the Birds.

The Travel Page

If I had a bucket list -- and I don't -- visiting Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, would be on the list of places to visit.

What was the backstory to ornithology and Cornell? About that I've always been curious. And now we know a little bit more.

Connecting the dots. From The Wisdom of the Birds: An Illustrated History of Ornithology, Tim Birkhead, Bloomsbury, c. 2008, p. 76 and following:
The story of the chick embryo's remarkable development was beautifully summarized by the Russian émigré Alexis Romanoff in the late 1940s. Born in St Petersburg in 1892, Romanoff worked first as a school-teacher and portrait painter, serving as a military engineer during the First World War, where he was on the side of the White Russians when the civil war broke out in 1917.

When the Reds gained control melted into obscurity, moving first to China and eventually to New York, where he turned up in 1921 with little more than his wits and a couple of references.

Entering Cornell University in 1923 at the age of thirty, Romanoff gained a B. Sc. in 1925 and his Ph. D. in 1928. As he put it, he 'simply fell in love with egg. You know why? Egg is wonderful creation.' It was while studying for his Ph. D. that he decided to write the definitive account of the egg's biology.

Twenty years in the making, The Avian Egg was a tour de force. The manuscript and 435 beautiful illustrations, all of which he had prepared himself, filled two suitcases. In 1947 Romanoff travelled from Cornell to New York City and presented himself and the suitcases to the publisher John Wiley.

Impressed, but horrified at the prospect of such a enormous book, Wiley suggested he cut it by half.

Romanoff firmly but politely refused, explaining how he and his wife -- his co-author -- had spared nothing for the book.

Luckily for science, Wiley relented and the 918-page book was published in 1949, to great acclaim, Romanoff even featured in The New Yorker and, when asked by a reporter how he had been able to produce such a comprehensive account, he said: 'I enjoy to beat other people by working hearder. Others ask how can I do book like this even in twenty years. We work all the time -- day, evening, weekend. Otherwise book would take twice more time ...'

They rarely took holiday; had no children and no other distractions from their studies of eggs. The Avian Egg became the avian embryologists' bible.

Jet Fuel Delivered Drops A Whopping 67% -- May 6, 2020

You've know we've had enough of the CDC and Wuhan flu when:
  • the task force is shut down;
  • Apple re-opens;
  • California is forced to borrow money to cover unemployment benefits, but has enough money expand benefits for illegal aliens;
  • when killer wasps become the new meme;
UK scientist who pushed "lock down," busted for having married girlfriend over to his house. Link everywhere. Best part of the story, from the married woman:

The woman lives with her husband and children in another home, the newspaper reported. Friends of the woman told the paper that she considered her household and Ferguson's residence to be one.
Comment: I lived in the England for quite some time during my time with the USAF. It was my impression the Brits had a different attitude regarding "affairs." Not necessarily all bad. 

Frost in May?

Hey, wait, don't go away! The weekly EIA petroleum report will be released within the next thirty minutes! Link here.
  • US crude oil in storage (at least that which we know about): 532.2 million bbls (12% above the already fat five-year average for this time of year);
  • US crude oil in storage increased by only 4.6 million bbls week/week;
  • US refineries are operating at 70.5%; capacity:
  • US crude oil imports: 5.7 million bopd; up by 410,000 bopd from the previous week; four-week average: 5.4 million bbls, 20% less than same four-week period last year;
  • "Holy turbine, Batman." Jet fuel delivered fell by 67% year-over-year (four week average);
Week Ending
Million Bbls Storage
Week 0
November 21, 2018
Week 1
November 28, 2018
Week 2
December 6, 2018
Week 3
December 12, 2018
Week 4
December 19, 2018
Week 5
December 28, 2018
Week 6
January 4, 2019
Week 7
January 9, 2019
Week 8
January 16, 2019
Week 9
January 24, 2019
Week 68
March 18, 2020
Week 69
March 25, 2020
Week 70
April 1, 2020
Week 71
April 8, 2020
Week 72
April 15, 2020
Week 72
April 22, 2020
Week 73
April 29, 2020
Week 74
May 6, 2020

Crude Oil Imports

Week (week-over-week)
Week Ending
Raw Data, millions of bbls
Change (millions of bbls)
Week 0
March 11, 2029
Week 1
March 18, 2020
Week 2
March 25, 2020
Week 3
April 1, 2020
Week 4
April 8, 2020
Week 5
April 15, 2020
Week 6
April 22, 2020
Week 7
April 29, 2020
Week 8
May 6, 2020

Jet fuel:
Jet Fuel Delivered, Change, Four-Week/Four-Week

Week Ending
Week 0
March 11, 2020
Week 1
March 18, 2020
Week 2
March 25, 2020
Week 3
April 1, 2020
Week 4
April 8, 2020
Week 5
April 15, 2020
Week 6
April 22, 2020
Week 7
April 29, 2020
Week 8
May 6, 2020