Peak Has Indicated Discovery Within Fort Berthold Reservation-Dunn County North Dakota
It appears that Colorado based Peak North Dakota LLC. (PND) first wildcat drilled within North Dakota’s Bakken play will result in a discovery. With all information being held tight, according to sources the Tekakwitha #9-24H se-sw 9-149n-93w Dunn County is producing at rates comparable to those wells in Parshall Field, around a 1000 bopd. This flow rate is reportedly after fracture stimulation. To add credence to these reports, the company has requested temporary spacing to develop this new field discovery at the upcoming North Dakota Hearings set for June 25th. More details about this producer are expected to come out of this hearing. Parshall Field, North Dakota’s largest Bakken oil pool found to date within the state, locates about 15 miles to the northeast of PND’s indicated discovery and is averaging 500,000 barrels of oil per month from 34 reporting wells. This field, which is still under aggressive exploitation, currently has 12 rigs turning to the right and continues to expand.
This new producer by PND locates about locates about a mile northeast of Mandaree Field, an abandoned Madison oil pool that has produced over 157 k bo and 146 mmcfg. Its of interest that prior to the discovery of Madison production in 1990, Shell Oil drilled a Bakken discovery that opened up Mandaree Field at the Packineau BIA #12-17 sw-nw 17-149n-93w. Drilled to a total depth of 15,225’, this test bottomed in the Cambrian Deadwood. Shell did attempt to complete this hole in both the Red River at 14,047’ and the Winnipeg @ 14,823 with no success. The company plugged back and opened up the vertical section of the Bakken from 10,795’-10,805’ and gave this zone an IPP of 35 bopd 27 mcfgpd and 17 bwpd. This zone only produced a total of 803 bopd, 35 mcfg and 153 bw prior to plugging in 1982.
Another deep test drilled in this vicinity is two miles to the northwest at a Red River failure operated by EP Operating at the Two Crow #1-5 sw-ne 5-149n-93w. Drilled to the Ordovician to a depth of 14,300’, this wildcat was plugged in 1988. The company did test the Bakken interval from 10,770’-10,918’ in which 1,010’ of gas cut mud was recovered with the sampler containing 2.43 cfg and a trace of mud. No production casing was run and the test was plugged in 1988.
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