April 27, 2010: #18961, EOG, Kandiyohi 5-30H, new permit.
April 14, 2020: Perhaps this is a non-story, that EOG is simply going to apply for a new lease with slightly different parameters. But on the other hand, the Clearwater has not been stellar and maybe EOG's cancellation of Clearwater 11-18H, #18597, suggests EOG issues with the Clearwater.
March 21, 2010: The Bakken pool (Bakken/Three Forks Sanish) is the play in Clear Water field, but it should be noted that the field, "owned" by EOG along with some Hess wells, is relatively close to Bottineau County where there is a huge interest in the Spearfish formation.
March 20, 2010: Sidonia Township (T158N-90W) Update; also see comment section at that same link for update on Clear Water Township (T157N-90W update.
Clear Water Field
The Clear Water field is another interesting field due to its location. It is about as far east and as far north in the North Dakota Bakken that has been found to be productive. And, again, it appears that it was EOG who quietly but aggressively went into the area signing a huge number of leases in late 2009. I was so surprised how quickly and aggressively EOG moved into this area, that I put most of these wells on my "Wells to Watch" list. For that same reason, I posted a pretty good summary of what was going on in the Sidonia Township (Clear Water field) on February 21, 2010.
To date, based on IPs, the wells have not been exciting. Certainly these IPs, in the 400 bbl range, are nothing compared to the EOG wells in the Parshall, where 1,000 bbl-IPs were the norm.
The Clear Water field is also referred to as the "Corridor 50" because ND State Highway 50 runs east-west through the northern boundary of the field. The Clear Water is immediately north of the small town of Palermo (although Palermo itself is inside the Ross oil field).
The Clear Water is a relatively small field, composed of two townships, and about half of a third township. The townships, south to north are: Clearwater (157-90); Sidonia (158-90); Kandiyohi (159-90). In addition, there are eleven and twelve sections respectively in 157-89, and 158-89.
After getting those permits and signing those leases, EOG has quickly moved into the Clear Water. Two new wells are almost complete -- the big rigs have been moved off -- and there are currently five rigs on site inside the Clear Water (March 15 ,2010), as well as a sixth rig, a wildcat, just on the north edge of the Clear Water field (20-159-90).
There are about 27 new permits. There are ten (10) producing wells, two of those are long laterals, and eight are short laterals. With a few exceptions, there is a permit/well in every section of the Clear Water. The exceptions are in the far north and the east.
Something else to put into perspective: EOG's activity in the Clear Water field is 25 miles directly south of their (EOG) Bottineau wells and their (EOG) wells in southwest Manitoba where EOG is going horizontally into the Spearfish formation.
Going forward, the Bakken Shale Discussion Group might follow this activity at this thread.