Saturday, September 26, 2020

The XTO Bobcat Federal Wells, Bear Creek

The Bobcat Federal wells are tracked here

 The wells:

  • 34356, 1,305, XTO, Bobcat Federal 14X-35A, Bear Creek, t6/19; cum 470K 6/20; F; for early production: link here
  • 34358, 30 (no typo), XTO, Bobcat Federal 14X-35EXH, Bear Creek, 60 stages, 12.0 million lbs, t5/19; cum 413K 6/20; for early production: link here;

Look at those numbers.

Drilled/completed/tested in May / June of 2019.

A year later: almost 500 million bbls. 

It should be noted that these wells are "extended" long laterals -- three sections long -- which, explains, to some extent, the large amount of water, but, still, a huge amount of water. 

From a reader:

When you first posted the numbers of the XTO wells on August 22, I was struck by several numbers, especially the amount of frac water pumped (830,000 bbls and 585,000 barrels) as well as the exceptionally  long 'flowback/produced water' time frame and amounts recovered.
While I will immediately  follow with a somewhat clumsy, detailed explanation of what XTO has accomplished with these two completions, suffice to say that XTO has developed a way to pump VAST amounts of high pressure fluid underground in a CONTROLLED fashion.

Furthermore, the chemistry of these new fluids/water allows extended underground retention without damaging the formation.  
(In years past, fluid imbibing (softening) of the rock and/or leaving a production-inhibiting coating/skin necessitated a relatively quick removal of the frac fluid in the weeks immediately  following the fracturing). 
This extended period - several months - of maintaining the induced water underground enables the higher hydraulic pressure to push more oil into the wellbore.

Will follow up with explanation of the significance of effectively pumping ~35 million gallons underground.

Seven wells on that pad:

  • 34355, 176, XTO, Bobcat Federal 14X-35E2, Bear Creek, t4/19; cum 169K 7/20;
  • 34356, above,
  • 34357, 10 (no typo), XTO, Bobcat Federal 14X-35AXB, Bear Creek, t5/19; cum 318K 7/20;
  • 34358, above,
  • 34559, 83, XTO, Bobcat Federal 11X-2F2-S, Bear Creek, t5/19; cum 108K 7/20; 20 stages; 4 million lbs; Three Forks 2;
  • 34359, 456, XTO, Bobcat Federal 11X-2A-S, Bear Creek, t4/19; cum 84K 7/20; middle Bakken; 20 stages; 6 million lbs proppant;
  • 34360, 83, XTO, Bobcat Federal 11X-2E-S, Bear Creek, t5/19; cum 45K 7/20; Three Forks, 20 stages, 4 million lbs;
Movie Night

Sunset Boulevard.

Back To Coal In 2035? -- September 26, 2020

Why natural gas prices are set to soar. Link to Tsetvana Paraskova.

As the country pivots from nuclear energy to wind and solar, there will be a huge demand for natural gas, and dare I say it, but possibly, coal, also. And that's before California bans gasoline-powered automobiles in 2035.

By the way, switching to 100% nuclear on the west coast (0% for wind/solar) the risk of forest fires from transmission lines such as the west experienced this year (2020) would trend toward zero.

Link here.

Slawson's Submariner / Osprey Wells Updated -- 22-151-92 / 26-151-92 -- West Of The River -- September 26, 2020

The wells:

  • 32271, conf, Slawson, Submariner Federal 10-23-20TF2H, Big Bend,
  • 32272, 1,927, Slawson, Submariner Federal 2-23-20H, Big Bend, t6/19; cum 193K 1/20; offline 2/20; remains off line 7/20; a 36K month;
  • 32273, 797, Slawson, Submariner Federal 7-23-20TFH, Big Bend, t6/19; cum 134K 1/20; off line 2/20; remains off line 7/20; 30K over 19 days extrapolates to 47K bbls crude oil;
  • 32274, 2,117, Slawson, Submariner Federal 2SLH, Big Bend, t6/19; cum 165K 2/20; off line 3/20; maybe coming back on line 7/20;
  • 32275, conf, Slawson, Submariner Federal 10 SLTF2H, Big Bend,
  • 32276 433, Slawson, Submariner Federal 4-26-35MLH, Big Bend, t6/19; cum 94K 3/20; offline 4/20; remains off line 7/20; a 21K month;
  • 32277, 1,454, Slawson Goblin Federal 1 SLH, Big Bend, t9/19; cum 148K 3/20; off line 4/40; remains off line 7/20; a 29K month;
  • 32278, conf, Slawson Goblin Federal 9 SLTF2H, Big Bend,

  • 36254, conf, Osprey Federal 8-26-29TF2H, Big Bend, 
  • 36253, conf, Osprey Federal 4-26-29TFH, Big Bend, 
  • 36252, ros/conf, Osprey Federal 2-26-29H, Big Bend, 
  • 36251, conf, Osprey Federal 5-26-29TFH, Big Bend, 
  • 36250, conf, Osprey Federal 3-26-29H, Big Bend, 
  • 36249, conf, Osprey Federal 9-26-29TF2H, Big Bend, 

The Graphics:


Week 39: September 20, 2020 -- September 26, 2020

Top story of the week:

Top international non-energy story:

Top international energy story:

Top national non-energy story:

Top national energy story:

Top North Dakota non-energy story:

Top North Dakota energy story:

Geoff Simon's top North Dakota stories:

  • NDIC tweaks natural gas capture policy: goal -- encourage investment;
  • Tax credits will pay for Minnkota's carbon capture program
  • Several stories on divergent opinions on Covid-19 between citizens / leaders



500K club:


New pool:

Busy, Busy, Busy -- I'll Get Back To These Graphics When I Get Caught Up -- September 26, 2020

See this post for the wells.

The Graphics:


Thank You, Alexa

Another song I would have missed had it not been for Alexa. Thank you.

Come On Home, John Prince

Notes From All Over -- September 26, 2020

After thirty years in LA, Canyon Partners will move to Texas. Cites high taxes, congestion. Link here

GM brake failure: the brake failure / "stop-delivery order" story from yesterday? Turns out this has happened before. I missed it.

Chevrolet spokesman Kevin Kelly told Motor Authority a material used in a sensor connection in the electronic brake boost system of these vehicles may have been contaminated during the material supplier’s production process. This could cause an interruption of communication between the sensor and brake boost system under certain conditions.
I still don't know how one corrects a "contamination" problem with a software fix. Whatever. But it turns out this has happened before. Same ol', same ol', I guess.

Mixed messages:

NHL: Lightning defeats Dallas. One game away.

Spanish app: Sophia's favorite educational app -- the one we downloaded for Spanish from the Apple App store, apparently the number one language app out there. It's not Rosetta Stone. Another example of how in the world did something like Rosetta Stone drop the ball. To be fair, Rosetta Stone is apparently doing very, very well and generally makes the top ten lists. I've been reading reviews comparing the two. One reviewer gave the Spanish app that Sophia uses a "thumbs down" because ..... drum roll .... it's too addictive. LOL. Sophia loves it. She's addicted to it. As soon as she comes over she wants to do her Spanish lesson on "her" iPad kept at the apartment. 

Wiki: speaking of which. How did Encyclopedia Britannica drop the ball?

Making macaroni and cheese during the lock down.

It Appears Pemex Was A Bit Overly Optimistic -- Hitting Targets A Year Early -- September 26, 2020

North Dakota crude oil production, November, 2019: 1.52 million bopd. Link here.

Pemex slashes target, September 10, 2020: 1.857 million bopd in 2021. Link here.

Just in! Pemex meets target, September 26, 2020: 1.58 million bopd, down 4% yoy. Link here.

Wells That Deserve A Closer Look -- September 25, 2020

 The wells:

  • 33014, 3,426, Hess, EN-Thompson Trust-154-94-1930H-7, Alkali Creek, t12/18; cum 346K 7/20;  
  • 33395, 2,878, WPX, Hidatsa North 14-23HB, Reunion Bay, t8/18; cum 415K 7/20; 
  • 34484, 6,504, MRO, Yellowface USA 13-23H, Reunion Bay, check FracFocus, (#19446 -- AB); t9/18; cum 443K7/20; 
  • 33394, 2,783, WPX, Hidatsa North 14-23C, Reunion Bay, t8/18; cum 421K 7/20; 
  • 33393, 3,242, WPX, Hidatsa North 14-23HD, Reunion Bay, t9/18; cum 410K 7/20;