A reader left the following comment concerning the NDIC hearing held today to determine temporary spacing for the Murex well in sec. 36, 154N-91W, Mountrail Co. The well is about 3-4 miles northwest of activity in the "south" Parshall Field area and about the same distance southwest of activity in the "Austin" area.
Hearing today, Feb 27,08 at the ND Oil and Gas ..the Murex Petroleum portion. You will all be interested in knowing that the Jacob Daniel, (Sec 36, 154-91) the last 45 days has averaged 785 bbl's of crude oil [per day]... the production chart per day (45 days)they presented is in a flat line.. this is without a frac job. They will do the frac later once the pressure drops some, but maybe not they said.
What is really interesting is that they could not drill the whole 2 mile leg, only about a 3/4 mile one, they just about lost the well, (blow out)so quit drilling and will go back and extend the leg when they feel it is safe to do so. [Ansbro had the same problem a couple years back, lost the rig in a blowout/rig fire and then couldn't finish the lateral with a different rig because of safety concerns: 7/11/07 post].