Sunday, December 26, 2021

The Bakken This Next Week: Clear, Sunny -- December 26, 2021

Twenty degrees below zero, and zero is 32 degrees below freezing (°F):

Just think: with global warming, it might be only sixteen degrees below zero instead of twenty degrees below. 

That's without the wind.

And, oh by the way, this is early January. February is the really cold month in western North Dakota.

MRO Fox USA Well WIth 5x Jump In Production -- December 26, 2021

We're going to see a lot of older wells in this area with a jump in production due to neighboring fracks of newer wells.  Come back later and check on #24745, Melvain Fox USA 14-4TFH; currently off line due to neighboring fracks; t2/15; cum 580K 1/21.

Others to watch: #28075 and #28076.

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The MRO Fox USA Well

The well:

  • 24744, 2,715, MRO, Fox USA 14-1H, Moccasin Creek, t1/15; cum 502K 10/21; recent production; full production here;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-2021311825518013196461175710532602
BAKKEN9-20211141325962
BAKKEN8-20210000000
BAKKEN7-20210000000
BAKKEN6-20210000000
BAKKEN5-20210000000
BAKKEN4-20210000000
BAKKEN3-20210000000
BAKKEN2-20210000000
BAKKEN1-20210000000
BAKKEN12-20200030000
BAKKEN11-2020193574615
BAKKEN10-20203130223094185322251258546
BAKKEN9-202030353034411622180353782

The MRO Anthony Well In Moccasin Creek Just Went Over 500K Bbls Crude Oil Cumulative But Now Off Line -- December 26, 2021

The well:

  • 28075, 3,255, MRO, Anthony USA 23-14H, Moccasin Creek, t2/15; cum 492K 3/20; went off line 2/21; cum 513K 1/21; recent production --
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-20210000000
BAKKEN8-20210000000
BAKKEN7-20210000000
BAKKEN6-20210000000
BAKKEN5-2021001590000
BAKKEN4-20210000000
BAKKEN3-20210000000
BAKKEN2-2021150952418100
BAKKEN1-2021313413363513391787138623
BAKKEN12-2020313945389213851767123760
BAKKEN11-202029310029821180288110821374
BAKKEN10-20203136573629139616701068151
BAKKEN9-2020303788372914152670215772
BAKKEN8-202028295227791177197115860
BAKKEN7-20200000000
BAKKEN6-20200000000
BAKKEN5-20200090000
BAKKEN4-2020174302053392
BAKKEN3-2020312037205212401864983260
BAKKEN2-2020292302233211641769812274

A QEP Johnson Well In The Grail Oil Field Goes Over 500K Bbls Crude Oil Cumulative -- December 26, 2021

The well:

  • 27657, 2,539, QEP, Johnson 3-9-4BH, Grail, t2/15; cum 467K 3/20; cum 509K 10/21; recent production -- 
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-202131240023300547634031873
BAKKEN9-2021302551255969847274469233
BAKKEN8-202116151515445792637254985
BAKKEN7-2021251528155772435533448105
BAKKEN6-2021302118214792044394313126
BAKKEN5-2021312406234311684505445451
BAKKEN4-20213025382646100641613341739

Update On Virginia - West Virginia Natural Gas Pipeline -- The Mountain Valley Pipeline -- December 26, 2021

Operator website.

Wiki entry here
.

Only twenty miles left to complete this 304-mile pipeline. Was scheduled to be completed this year (2021); now tea leaves suggest it won't be completed in 2022; and if it's not canceled, a likely possibility, it won't be completed until 2023. 

Links everywhere. 

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Meanwhile, On The Other Coast ...

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay abruptly departs California; moves restaurant headquarters to Texas. 

Link here.

Will move to Las Colinas, Dallas, which bills itself as "the ultimate urban center."

Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, is almost directly east of us, about fifteen miles by highway, on the other side of DFW airport.

A Cat And A Dog -- December 26, 2021

Crude Oil Production By State: Texas, New Mexico, North Dakota -- September, 2021, Data

One might want to compare number of active rigs in New Mexico with number of active rigs in North Dakota, and then take a look at crude oil production by state.  

Rigs:

Link here.


So Much More Work Left To Be Done In The Bakken -- December 26, 2021

 So much work left to be done in the Bakken.





Fourteen-well pad, #37945 - #37958, inclusive.

  • 37945, Brangus, H2,
  • 37946, Brangus, H,
  • 37947, Brangus, H1,
  • 37948, Brangus H,
  • 37949, Brangus H,
  • 37950, Brangus H1,
  • 37951, Brangus H,
  • 37952, Brangus H2,
  • 37953, Brangus H,
  • 37954, Brangus H1,
  • 37955, Brangus H,
  • 37956, Brangus H2,
  • 37957, Brangus H,
  • 37958, Charolais HSL1

Nine-well pad, #37905 - #37913, inclusive.

  • 37905, Charolais South Federal, H2,
  • 37906, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37907, Charolais South Federal, H1,
  • 37908, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37909, Charolais South Federal, H2,
  • 37910, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37911, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37912, Charolais South Federal, H2,
  • 37913, Charolais South Federal, H,

Four-well pad, #37901 - #37904, inclusive.

  • 37901, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37902, Charolais South Federal, H1,
  • 37903, Charolais South Federal, H,
  • 37904, Charolais South Federal, H2,

Producing wells, #37043 - #37053. inclusive.

  • 37043, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...HSL2,
  • 37044, drl/A, Charolais South Federal ...HSL,
  • 37045, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H,
  • 37046, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H2,
  • 37047, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H,
  • 37048, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H1,
  • 37049, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H,
  • 37050, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H2,
  • 37051, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H,
  • 37052, drl/A, Simmental Federal ...H2,
  • 37053, drl/A, Angus Federal ...HSL1,

Producing wells, #37054 - #37060, inclusive.

  • 37054, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H2,
  • 37055, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H,
  • 37056, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H2,
  • 37057, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H,
  • 37058, drl/A, Angus Federal ..,
  • 37059, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H1,
  • 37060, drl/A, Angus Federal ...H,

Producing wells, #23493 - #23496, inclusive.

  • 23493, 568, Simmental Federal 4-16H, t6/13; cum 357K 10/21, offline most of 2021;
  • 23494, 360, Angus Federal 5-9H, t6/13; cum 519K 10/21,
  • 23495, 240, Simmental Federal 3-16H, t6/13; cum 379K 10/21, offline most of 2021;
  • 23496, 300, Angus Federal 4-9H, t6/13; cum 458K 10/21,

Two parent wells of interest:

  • 32605, 1,008, CLR, Charolais North Federal 1-3H1, Elm Tree, t9/16; cum 841K 10/21;
  • 32606, 2,305, CLR, Brangus North Federal 1-2H2, Elm Tree, t9/16; cum 785K 10/21;

Two XTO Berquist Wells Off Line -- December, 2021

Before we get started, "we" set a record -- the price of gasoline in the US -- national average -- hit an all-time high (yesterday): $3.264 / gallon, beating out the 2013 Christmas record of $3.262 / gallon. GasBuddyGuy. Not adjusted for inflation, so it's really not that bad. Go, Biden! 

Now, back to the Berquist wells

Two wells on an XTO Berquist pad are off line.

One of the two wells:

  • 27383, 1,438, XTO, Berquist 31X-2G, Garden, t1/15; cum 160K 6/21;

Just to the east, there are a number of BR Abercrombie wells, Elidah oil field, on confidential list. 

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TCM

Wow, what a treat. 

I saw the documentary, King of Cool: Dean Martin, when it first aired on TCM back in November, 2021. I was hoping to watch it again with my wife, but it is only airing at certain dates and times.

And, today, Boxing Day, was one of those times. So, first thing this morning, my wife and I watched it. One of the best documentaries ever; really, really enjoyed it. 

There's something going on with Bob Mankiewicz, Peter Bogdanovich, TCM, and podcasts. Very, very interesting. 

Link here

Now, following King of Cool, on TCM is Key Largo. Truly amazing. What a great Boxing Day. Key Largo.

And then the football games begin, including the Cowboys, Sunday Night Football.

A CLR Well In Elm Tree Has Just Gone Over 600K Bbls Crude Oil Cumulative -- December 26, 2021

The well:

  • 22820, 1,240, CLR, Antelope 1-23H2, Elm Tree, t12/14; cum 572K 2/20; cum 610K 10/21; F;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-202128192218981752497446140
BAKKEN9-202130176518871707390434990
BAKKEN8-202128158913901726271223340
BAKKEN7-202128892116293426202192232
BAKKEN6-202130200819062037684535962844
BAKKEN5-20213021292046200123371575375
BAKKEN4-202130224623502110354018221332
BAKKEN3-202131205921241932332729520
BAKKEN2-202120631481602157914300
BAKKEN1-202131248426462189491745010

A Petro-Hunt Well In Stockyard Creek Has Just Come Off-Line -- December 26, 2021

This well has just come offline.

The well:

  • 24917, 1,173/off line, Petro-Hunt, State of North Dakota 154-99-16B-4H, Stockyard Creek, t10/14; cum 151K 5/18; cum 189K 9/21; 
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-2021310072544150175
BAKKEN9-20211811107521013545329
BAKKEN8-20213064245186819631128620
BAKKEN7-20212948144978519171238474
BAKKEN6-20213058881883119561358389
BAKKEN5-20213166341295815401691155
BAKKEN4-202130663907107218231440174

 No other wells in the immediate area seem to be off line.

Is An Old EOG Wayzetta Well Coming Back On Line? December 26, 2021

This well went off line 3/20, and, after being off line for eighteen months or so, looks like it might be coming back on line. 

The well:

  • 27095, 525/IA, EOG, Wayzetta 48-35H, Parshall, Bakken NOS, 1 section; 20 stages; 6 million lbs, t5/14; cum 147K 2/20; back on line 10/21?
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20211343032720200
BAKKEN9-20210000000
BAKKEN8-20210000000
BAKKEN7-20210000000
BAKKEN6-20210000000
BAKKEN5-20210000000

It's sister well was taken off line 9/19 and has been back on line intermittently since then and currently looks like an "okay" well:
  • 27094, 918, EOG, Wayzetta 47-35H, Parshall, t4/14; cum 259K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-202131928920867300225020
BAKKEN9-20213010261028924300825240
BAKKEN8-202131120212231048326927690
BAKKEN7-202131113510911252333428340
BAKKEN6-202130119712831524433538510
BAKKEN5-202178925058917870
BAKKEN4-20210000000
BAKKEN3-20210000000
BAKKEN2-20210000000

The other well in this immediate area:
  • 16371, AB/918, EOG, Ehlert 1-35H, Parshall, t4/07; cum 537K 3/20; interestingly enough the most recent sundry form was received September 5, 2019. In 2019, EOG put a number of wells in AB status to "ride out" the low commodity prices, leaving options open to re-work or shut down the wells.

EOG -- EOR? Parshall -- December 26, 2021

The well:

  • 27194, 504/off line, EOG, Austin 86-36H, Parshall, Bakken NOS, 1 section, 20 stages, 6.3 million lbs, t6/14; cum 154K 2/20; cum 164K 9/21; this will be another well to follow in light of current events.

There are three wells in this immediate area, a bit to the east:

  • 17040, 1,239, EOG, Austin 26-36H, Parshall, t11/08; cum 567K 10/21; this will be another well to follow in light of current events.

On same pad:

  • 27193, TA, EOG, Austin 87-36H, Parshall, t6/14; cum 120K 9/18; went off line, 9/18;
  • 27194, see above.

So, what's going on?

27193, a sundry form received November 15, 2019 -- two years ago, with "notice of intent, start date: November 20, 2019"
EOG Resources, Inc., respectfully requests an extension to keep the well in short-term temporarily abandoned (TA) status per the attached procedure: 
1. Future use: the referenced well is drilled in EOG's core acreage and is being evaluated for future EOR projects. If the well has not been utilized .... by end of year 2021 for in-fill development, a long-term procdure to TA or P&A will be submitted ..."

If the EOR plan had fallen through and EOG was not ready to plug and abandon this well, there would be no reason to take #27194 off line. 

Graphic: note the location of this area relative to the rest of the Bakken -- it's on the far eastern fringe. 


The Swing Producer -- From 3Q21 -- Wells That Came Off The Confidential List -- What Are They Doing Now Just Four To Six Months Later -- December 26, 2021

The wells:

  • 37399, drl/NC-->drl/A, CLR, Gale 8-32H1, Cedar Coulee, first production, t--; cum --;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-2021240340346164300430
  • 37400, drl/NC-->drl/A, CLR, Gale 9-32H, Cedar Coulee, first production, --; t--; cum --;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-20213128012806756211802118
  • 37401, drl/NC-->drl/A, CLR, Gale 10-32H1, Cedar Coulee, first production, --; t--; cum --;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-20211144144310545045
  • 35560, 833, Liberty Resources, McGinnity E 159-95-31-30-20MBH, McGregor, t2/21; cum 115K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-202123853285931027914814141410
BAKKEN9-20210000000
BAKKEN8-20211631463066440111809113720
BAKKEN7-202131748975201063526763259010
BAKKEN6-20213093169350126573149830356244
BAKKEN5-20213112374124151387130163292600
BAKKEN4-20213017528174421686725566246950
BAKKEN3-20212523981237551881932748325560
BAKKEN2-20212826272263142724232343304461897
BAKKEN1-2021125896527631150754750602487
  • 35562, 970, Liberty Resources, McGinnity E 159-93-31-30-4TFH, Northwest McGregor, producing, not a particularly great well; t2/21; cum 87K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-2021244957488310591597252660
BAKKEN9-20210000000
BAKKEN8-20211625632462553410913104620
BAKKEN7-202131603660501366422850219690
BAKKEN6-20213074567496162362530224201210
BAKKEN5-20213110568106221905328850279350
BAKKEN4-20213014802146022255723730228390
BAKKEN3-20213118301183042933218828180060
BAKKEN2-2021252078520132402102087219355783
BAKKEN1-2021617441613176072617262591
  • 37259, 727, Nine Point Energy, S Missouri 152-103-4-2-9H, Eightmile, producing, NDIC not updating their scout tickets; Nine Point Energy no longer exists; most likely this is now a Bowline well; t2/21; cum 161K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-2021311437914422396242488722754176
BAKKEN9-20213015676154994002722600192901206
BAKKEN8-2021311765817801461213066730159508
BAKKEN7-2021311719217344520342628926034255
BAKKEN6-20212714551143774114326306233992907
BAKKEN5-20213120503207445685021281190942187
BAKKEN4-20212820855203465433125983241591824
BAKKEN3-20212915994163595244219972352616446
BAKKEN2-202128211282049257053321561663015526
BAKKEN1-2021829352567209963756372135
  • 37889, drl/A, Petro-Hunt, State 158-91-16C-9-3H, Kittleson Slough, producing, not particularly great; first production, 4/21; t--; cum 44K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20213160595887176434502422858
BAKKEN9-2021306256657017523450542906
BAKKEN8-2021315114488814012213017
BAKKEN7-202131682269892367343743856302
BAKKEN6-2021307824775529997594842291510
BAKKEN5-2021319195929744967439904183
BAKKEN4-2021112848208821079222702150
  • 37888, drl/A, Petro-Hunt, State 158-91-16C--2H, Kittleson Slough, first production, 5/21; t--; cum 53K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20213155785718151332816252674
BAKKEN9-2021306055611116813340932000
BAKKEN8-2021317277728119123261045
BAKKEN7-2021318336834923187638023173847
BAKKEN6-2021309299962330343752729894329
BAKKEN5-202131107811043348530507704861
BAKKEN4-2021165621495133171262202511
  • 37854, conf-->drl/A, CLR, Carus 14-28H1, Cedar Coulee, first production, 10/21; t--; cum 33K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20213028923285784215642074402201620
BAKKEN9-2021640413819910743814174162
  • 37606, conf-->drl/A, CLR, Carus 3-28H, Cedar Coulee, first production, 10/21; t--; cum 50K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20213145781451312615549100469651887
BAKKEN9-2021444804233274644214263113
  • 37405, conf--> loc/NC, CLR, Gale 12-32H, Cedar Coulee,
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-2021131531512441790179
  • 37406, conf-->, loc/NC, CLR, Gale 13-32H1, Cedar Coulee,
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-2021123623615022030203
  • 37941, conf-->loc/A, CLR, Bang 3033H1, Cedar Coulee,
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20210000000
BAKKEN9-2021238438420042410241
  • 37842, loc/NC, WPX, Charles Blackhawk 31-30HDL, Heart Butte, first production, 9/21; t--; cum 60K 10/21;
PoolDateDaysBBLS OilRunsBBLS WaterMCF ProdMCF SoldVent/Flare
BAKKEN10-20213139245392452096918949189490
BAKKEN9-2021302066020660196281033082692061

I'll quit there, but these wells came off the confidential list in July, 2021,  and a couple of them in August, 2021, and at the time, none were showing any production data. Now, six months later, they are completed and producing.