Saturday, December 25, 2021

A Closer Look At The EOG Squaw Creek Case From The January, 2022, NDIC Hearing Dockets -- December 25, 2021

From the January, 2022, NDIC hearing dockets:

Case 29167, EOG, Squaw Creek-Bakken, i) establish an overlapping 960-acre unit, W/2 of sections 8/17/20-149-94, four wells; ii) amend order # 30870 to terminate two existing 1280-acre units which authorizes eleven wells on each, and terminate an existing 2560-acre unit which authorizes two lease-line wells in Zone XIX, and instead create and establish an overlapping 2560-acre unit, section 9/10/15/16-149-94, authorizing fifteen wells; McKenzie County;

In the graphic below, the 2560-acre unit is depicted by the sections with the red stars. The horizontal wells will likely be sited along the section line between the two "northern" sections and the two "southern" sections with half of the new wells boring to the north; and half of the wells boring to the south.

The four parent wells and one vertical well:

  • 15689, 47, Leland Oil & Gas, Calf Women 1-16, Squaw Creek, a Madison well; t5/05; cum 66K 10/21; intermittent production for several years; spacing unit of 1/4th section, 160 acres.
  • 22232, PNC, EOG, Mandaree 105-0910H, Squaw Creek, permitted as a Three Forks well;
  • 18464, 1,424, EOG, Mandaree 1-10H, Squaw Creek, t9/10; cum 231K 10/20; note small jump in production in late 2020, ten years after it was originally drilled:
  • 18774, 526/off line, EOG, Mandaree 5-16H, Squaw Creek, t10/10; cum 215K 9/21; note small jump in early 2020, after beeing drilling 2010, ten years earlier:
  • 18697, 927, EOG, Mandaree 4-15H, Squaw Creek, t8/10; cum 316K 10/21; note small jump in early 2020, after being drilled in 2010, ten years earlier:
BAKKEN6-2019309891070205151001102's Top Five Oil And Gas "Picks" For 2022 -- December 25, 2021

I had no plans to post this, for various reasons, but upon reviewing the article again, some thoughts:

  • most agree, that of the major integrated E&P companies, CVX is by far the best (at this time) and yet CVX does not appear on this list; 
    • CVX appears on almost everyone else's list of top picks;
  • XOM is consistently and frequently considered a "dud"; and, then look at this:
  • there seems to be one outlier: NOG

December 25, 2021: top five oil and gas picks by

  • XOM
  • COP
  • Cenovus Energy, Inc (CVE)
  • Cheniere (LNG)
  • NOG

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  • Baytex, look at that P/E of 1.63; pays no dividend; huge free cash flow; Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and the Eagle Ford in the US;
  • Pipestone Energy (PIPE.TO): pure-play condensate-rich Montney asset in the Pipestone area near Grande Prairie, "with decades of high value condensate development potential"

Christmas Gift

Merry Christmas -- For The Grandchildren -- For The Archives -- December 25, 2021

Wow, what a beautiful day. 

Sophia and her family were at our little hovel last night, Christmas Eve, to well after midnight, enjoying twenty+ different hors d'oeuvres and desserts -- everything from wings to nachos to chicken puffs to salmon spread to cheesecake -- everything homemade -- except the eggnog and brandy, and the Sees candy. LOL. 

Eggnog is typically made with rum, brandy or bourbon, and some like to start with a combination of dark rum and cognac. But there's no need to go premium; some recommend using an affordable, high-proof VS cognac. The higher alcohol level will cut through the sweetness of the rest of the ingredients.

Ten most popular desserts around the world: cream brulee (France); mochi (Japan); apple pie (USA); nanaimo bar (Canada); gulab jamun (India); pakhlava (Turkey); karinalschnitten (Austria), dadar gulung (Indonesia), poffertjes (the Netherlands); and, kremes (Hungary).

And opening presents. Some very nice presents -- photos later, perhaps. 

We slept in a bit this morning, still in bed watching A Christmas Story. Then my tour de force, chorizo and eggs. The Galileo thermometer says it's 78°F inside; our thermostat: 78°F. Wow. And we did not have to "plug" in the Galileo thermometer. It was a gift from Olivia and Arianna.

What an incredibly beautiful day -- sunny, and not a cloud in the sky. 

Outside it's 73°F with a high of 81°F forecast for this afternoon, and slightly warmer tomorrow when our older daughter will be paddle boarding on Lake Grapevine. 

Walking outside to deliver some early morning gifts, this reminded me of my first winter in southern California. Growing up in the Dakotas I never imagined it could be so warm in December. To be honest, I don't think anyone is complaining about not scraping ice off their windshields in north Texas today. 

Sophia's modern art:

The grandsons, Christmas Day:

Not quite two years old and their favorite present and favorite activity: books and reading.