Flat production of 1,000 bbls of oil per day for February and March:

RPT DATE LUW CODE STORAGE FAC DOC USE WELL CNT OPENING STK OIL PROD(BBL) GAS PROD(MCF) DISPOSITION CLOSING STK PARISH
03/01/2020 052211 1 1760 29470 212851 29839 1391 RAPIDES
02/01/2020 052211 1 1530 28025 202968 27795 1760 RAPIDES
01/01/2020 052211 1 0 6011 47298 4481 1530 RAPIDES

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Thanks for posting, DJ.  I hope the well continues along this decline profile long enough for crude prices to rebound.  I would very much like to see site expert predictions on the price per barrel that would make the play profitable and encourage additional development.

Skip

You are the SONRIS expert - what did this well cost in total?

There has been no Horizontal Well – Application For Well Status Determination entered in the database at this time.  It can take some months for the forms to show up.

This well is a code 18 temporarily abandoned. Also a few new reports on this well that I can’t seem to get to downloaded 

Yes, it appears there was a surface issue. Report posted says the following:

Cooler erupted at the well site during maintenance operations and discharged what
appears to be less than 5 bbls of E&P waste ( mist of crude oil & SW ) to a wooded area
behind the location.

STATE POLICE INCIDENT # 20-01698 PHONED TO HOT LINE 5-18-20. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED
ON 5-17-20.
MARATHON ON SITE PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR JEREMY MASCORRO, PHONE 361-254-0422.
E-MAIL ojmascorro@marthonoil.com.
Please issue C.O. ASAP so that they will have the guidance to move forward.
Note: At this time the Operator has an operation underway to Temp. P&A this well.

With the very strong flow rates posted above I'm sure Marathon will fix the surface issue and restore the production.

Considering the apparently minor spill issue, I have a hard time understanding why the temporary P&A option was pursued?

I wonder what the well was producing in May when this spill happens?

Something appears to be missing from this whole story.

Side note - Has anyone seen a gas analysis for this well? I am hoping the gas is non sour.

Wonder that the associated water production is here? That can be a big negative on the total economics / may need another SWD well nearby to take this.

A deeper dig into the SONRIS data tells the possible story why this well was temporarily P&A'd.

  • The test rates for March 24, 2020: 1007 BO, 7083 MCF and 13,127 BW per day
  • Test rate for May 24, 2020 : 937 BO, no gas rate and 13,099 BW per day

At these rates, you probably need 100% dedication of a SWD injector to take all this water.

That costs of handling all this fluid can be pretty pricy.

I think I remember someone posting that they had permitted another SWD in this area - the reason for Temp P&A may be (and I stress MAY) be tied to needing more SWD injection capability.

If this is the case, then one has to figure in 1-2 high volume SWD's to produce wells like this.

I am no expert on production facilities, but my oilfield common sense is telling me that the equipment and costs needed to handle over 14,000 bbls of total fluid per day (with a low 7-8% oil cut) plus high pressure gas flow could be very extreme. Not your normal production operation for sure.

The SWD well may not be operable yet.  It was permitted on 6/9.  No report on when or if it has been drilled.

SERIAL WELL NAME WELL NUM ORG ID FIELD PARISH PROD TYPE SEC TWN RGE EFFECTIVE DATE API NUM
975704 CROWELL LM 3 SWD 001 S5683 2595 40 00 003 01S 01W 06/09/2020 17079880720000
PRMT DATE SPUD DATE STAT DATE ST CD
06/09/2020 06/09/2020 02

This whole operation is coming down to economics. The oil and gas is there - but what does it take to get it out and make money????????????

Marathon probably has other more profitable operations to invest in during this low price environment..

Skip - does SONRIS normally post gas analyses?

Other than the G/O ratio, not to my knowledge.  I haven't looked at a WH-1 report lately but in the past there has not been any entry beyond that.

Wonder what the are getting paid for this gas? I would think it would be pretty good Btu - and if going to processing plant, NGL yield could be pretty decent (but low prices on that product too).

There is a lot more to find out about this well for sure

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