- 34330, 3,184, Ovintiv/Newfield, Sorenson Federal 153-96-4-9-2H, Sand Creek, 62 stages, 9.9 million lbs, t4/18; cum 133K 7/18; see below; cum 529K 4/21;
It seemed to "take forever," but #22199 finally went over 500K bbls crude cumulative oil. The well:
|Pool||Date||Days||BBLS Oil||Runs||BBLS Water||MCF Prod||MCF Sold||Vent/Flare|
The CLR Pasadena / Pasadena Federal wells have been updated. Three new sites show up at PNC on the scout tickets but are in fact being drilled. One Pasadena well has a rig on site.
Tonight: NBA basketball. Conference championship series continues. But also playing, Beetlejuice (Beetle Juice -- what an interesting cast), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Decisions, decisions. And, of course, auto racing. Hulu.
Flathead Lake, Montana
The "family home" is on Flathead Lake -- wow, talk about beauty and "serenity/tranquility .. which word to use --- google ... the difference between tranquillity and serenity is that tranquillity is the state of being tranquil while serenity is the state of being serene; calmness; peacefulness.
Well, that was helpful. Not.
If we need anything of consequence (more than beer and bread) we need to drive fourteen miles north to Kalispell, and another three miles through the town to get to the big box stores on the north side.
The UPS trucks makes a regular tour through our housing area every night dropping off what we need.
And that folks, is a match made in heaven.
Tonight I ordered non-perishable staples for the folks at the "family home." The supplies will arrive in a couple of days. No one out there knows this stuff is coming, but they will appreciate it when it arrives.
For readers, I have returned to north Texas after a long week on Flathead Lake, but I will be returning to Lakeside, Montana, in late July for a longer stay this time.
What a great country.
Later. See first comment:
SpaceX: say what you want about Elon Musk, there's not many folks who could do this -- SpaceX launches 88 satellites into orbit and nails the rocket landing. Link here. Is it just me, but do these satellites simply seem like "drones" in space?
Coal is dead! Long live coal! Link to Charles Kennedy: more than two billion tons of coal mining capacity is about to come online.
Let it also not pass unnoticed that while much of the country stayed home as ordered, workers in hospitals, supermarkets, drugstores, factories, distribution centers and other places awoke each day, went to their jobs and kept the country afloat, oblivious to the political obsessions of their at-home fellow citizens.
Another notable source of stability, largely missed by a media focused on Covid and racism, was that for much of the pandemic’s year, most of the nation’s religious, private and many charter schools heroically stayed open while public-school unions refused to let their members teach.
[Unless I missed it, the writer of this op-ed failed to mention military personnel.]
Hulu and the Amazon TV Fire Stick: can't say enough positive things about the experience. Auto racing, NBA basketball, The Third Man on TCM and that's just the start. Ice Age, also. It simply does not quit. Orson Welles in The Third Man --- holy mackerel -- Kelsey Grammer channels Orson Welles in The Third Man. The music is incredible. Black and white. LOL.
Duolingo: Sophia and I have 286 consecutive days -- have not missed one day since starting -- of a Duolingo Spanish lesson. Slowly but surely.
On The Water
Flathead Lake, June, 2021.
Pelicans: This is pretty cool. North America's largest pelican summer refuge is in North Dakota.
Kabuki dance? Oil boom, Native Americans, and Biden administration. Link to AP News.
On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract 100 million barrels of crude annually from a reservation shared by three Native American tribes.
About half their 16,000 members live on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation atop one of the biggest U.S. oil discoveries in decades, North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation.
The drilling rush has brought the tribes unimagined wealth -- more than $1.5 billion and counting -- and they hope it will last another 20 to 25 years. The boom also propelled an almost tenfold spike in oil production from Native American lands since 2009, federal data shows, complicating efforts by President Joe Biden to curb carbon emissions.
Burning of oil from tribal lands overseen by the U.S. government now produces greenhouse gases equivalent to about 12 million vehicles a year, according to an Associated Press analysis. But Biden exempted Native American lands from a suspension of new oil and gas leases on government-managed land in deference to tribes’ sovereign status.
Later tonight: you might find me here.
Three tweets from the "GasBuddyGuy" today -- a huge reminder: if you have not already filled your gas tank this might be a good time to do that. I think most prudent folks would not let their tanks fall below half full.
The tweets, with replies/comments for the third tweet.
Sorry It's Not Longer
Flathead Lake, Montana, June, 2021. Sophia on the paddleboard. Turning seven years old this summer.
July 4, 2021: now that folks have had a chance to look at the presentation, my thoughts regarding COP's plans for the Bakken. Not ready for prime-time (this has updated/corrected based on information from a reader):
From the presentation: COP says it has 620,000 net acres in the Bakken.The standard drilling unit in the Bakken is 1280 acres. Dividing 620,000 net acres by 1280 acres (the standard Bakken drilling unit) one gets about 500 drilling units.
If we are interpreting the slides correctly, COP says it has an inventory of 500 "new" operated wells in the Bakken. That means COP has an average of one well one each of its drilling units. Much (most) of COP's Bakken acreage is Tier 1.
Tier 1 Bakken acreage will easily support eight wells / 1280-acre unit and very likely could support as many as twenty-four wells.
Later, 4:03 p.m.: for regular readers of the blog and/or for those who feel they have a good understanding of the Bakken. Look at the "inventory" numbers COP provides for the Bakken. Any thoughts? I'll provide mine later but this is quite fascinating -- as everything about the Bakken is fascinating.
ConocoPhillips (COP) special call -- slideshow. Link here.
I assume this slide deck was put together after COP acquired Concho, probably prepared to provide analysts and investors COP's ten-year plan with the acquisition of Concho.
Ed Yong has an interesting article in The Atlantic. First noted in this tweet:
Grilling. Apparently not all news CNN reports is fake. Link here. Six BBQ grills were tested, and rated. Contestants:
Estates: older Americans stockpiled a record $35 trillion. Link to The WSJ. Some data points (although I thought the article was pretty lame); some numbers rounded:
Apple: likely to debut next-gen 3-nm chip technology in 2022 iPad Pro. Link here.
Ethanol gasoline (E15): US court rejects EPA rule expanding E15 sales. Link here.
MDU or OKE: Zacks. I disagree with Zacks' recommendation. Link here.
Travel: a look at the big differences in the three units of the TR National Park. Link here. Quick! Name the three units and where they are located in relation to each other.
A Musical Interlude
Post-graduate contestant. 2014.
Wins crown. 2014.
Katie Ledecky From A Reader
I can't remember if I posted this before. This comes from a reader.
Take Michael Jordan.Take Tom Brady.Take Wayne Gretsky.Take Sugar Ray Robinson.Take Pele or Maradona.Take Dale Earnhardt or Richard Petty.Take Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus.Yes, take The Babe.While there will be endless debates/quibbles about different candidates/statistics/positional aspects, the above named athletes will - unarguably - be on every single comparative listing when the Greatest Of All Time athletes are discussed.
(Informed observers ought not even question Jim Thorpe as being the Greatest All Around due to, if nothing else, both his versatility and overcoming of hardships. Name One. Single. Athlete today who could win 2 Olympic gold medals wearing discarded shoes of two different sizes - neither of which matched Thorpe's).However, using one single metric, I would think it indisputable that Katie Lececky is not merely the best swimmer to ever don a pair of goggles, she is the Greatest Of All Time athlete as she does not merely beat her rivals year after year, she CRUSHES them ... all world class athletes themselves.Think Petty winning his races by a full lap for 10 years running.
Sugar Ray knocking out everyone in the first round.
Tiger or the Bear leading every single round in every tournament for a straight decade.
The Babe hitting 60 home runs with a .400 batting average for several years straight.This is the proven track record of Katie Ledecky in her not only winning virtually every race for a solid decade now, she has destroyed her competition consistently race after race.
Starting out as a 15 year old in the 2012 Olympics, she not only won the gold, she beat the runnerup by 4 full seconds.
(For context, yesterday's women 200 IM had 4 one hundredths of a second - .04 seconds - separate the first, second, and third place finishers).No doubt whatsoever ...
The world has NEVER seen, and may never again witness, an athlete that has so dominated a sport for so long a time as Ms. Katie Ledecky has. Her overdue recognition ought to be acknowledged and applauded in the most widely spread fashion starting right now.