23028, loc, OXY USA, State 3-16-21H-143-96, Fayette;
23027, loc, OXY USA, Dennis Kaadrmas 3-9-4H-143-96, Fayette;
22925, drl, OXY USA, Emerson 3-24-25H-143-96, Fayette;
22896, loc, OXY USA, William Kubischta 3-14-11H-143-96, Fayette;
22895, loc, OXY USA, William Kubischta 2-14-11H-143-96, Fayette;
22894, loc, OXY USA, Leiss 3-23-26H-143-96, Fayette;
22893, loc, OXY USA, Leiss 2-23-26H-143-96, Fayette;
22678, drl, OXY USA, State 2-16-21H-143-96, Fayette;
22677, drl, OXY USA, Dennis Kadrmas 2-9-4H-143-96, Fayette;
22590, conf, OXY USA, Lamey 2-30-31H-143-96, Fayette; cum 8K 11/12; no IP yet;
23056, loc, OXY USA, Federal Bud 2-32-29H-143-96, Fayette:
21832, conf, OXY USA, Beatrice Kubischta 3-15-22H-143-96, Fayette, cum 16K 11/12; no IP yet;
21831, 806, OXY USA, Elroy Kadrmas 3-10-3H-143-96, Fayette, t6/12; cum 66K 11/12;
21830, 1,824, OXY USA, Beatrice Kubischta 2-15-22H-143-96, Fayette, t6/12; cum 76K 11/12;
21829, 840, OXY USA, Elroy Kadrmas 2-10-3H-143-96, Fayette, t6/12; cum 53K 11/12;
21678, drl, OXY USA, Beatrice Kubischta 3-15-22H-143-96, Fayette,
21333, 108, OXY USA, Raphael Stroh 2-13-24H-143-97, Fayette, t2/12; cum 71K 11/12;
21299, 1,242, BR, Cecilia Stroh 34-7MBH, Fayette, t3/12; cum 72K 11/12;
19710, 360, OXY USA, Alina Tormaschy 1-32-29H-143-96, Fayette, t4/11; cum 147K 11/12;
19423, 691, OXY USA, Elroy Kadrmas 1-10-3H-143-96, Fayette, t12/11; cum 81K 11/12;
19422, 1,536, OXY USA, Beatric Kubischta 1-15-22H-143-96, Fayette, t12/11; cum 108K 11/12;
19180, 1,272, OXY USA, Lamey 1-30-31H-143-96, Fayette, t7/11; cum 142K 11/12;
19171, 128, OXY USA, Schneider 1-33-28H-143-96, Fayette, t9/11; cum 57K 11/12;
19159, 912, OXY USA, Reuben Schneider 1-27-34H-143-96, Fayette, t912, cum 83K 11/12;
19113, PNC, OXY USA, Rhonda Semerad 1-32-2(H-143-96, Fayette,
18823, 906, OXY USA, State 1-16-21H-143-96, Fayette, t906, cum 216K 11/12; still at 6K/month;
18822, 1,304, OXY USA, Dennis Kadrmas 1-9-4H-143-96, Fayette, t1/11; cum 191K 11/12; 4K/mo;
18773, 350, OXY USA, William Kubischta 1-14-11H-143-96, Fayette, t9/11; cum 68K 11/12;
18772, 192, OXY USA, Leiss 1-23-26H-143-96, Fayette, t5/11; cum 66K 11/12;
18722, 582, OXY USA, State 1-36-25H-143-97, Fayette, t7/10; cum 84K 11/12;
18611, 584, OXY USA, Evelyn Stroh 1-17-20H-143-96, Fayette, t8/11; cum 181K 11/12; 9K/mo
18610, 877, OXY USA, Harry Stroh 1-8-5H-143-96, Fayette, t10/11; cum 282K 11/12; 18K/mo
January 17, 2012: nice well reported
- 19180, 1,272, OXY USA, Lamey 1-30-31H-143-96, Fayette, Bakken, t7/11; cum 142K 11/12;
January 3, 2010: Just a reminder. Anschutz oil operations in the Bakken, which "owns" the Fayette and the Cabernet oil fields, was acquired by Occidental in late 2010.
January 3, 2010: click here for update on the Stroh wells.
September 23, 2010: Stroh wells in the Fayette.
March 31, 2010: Anschutz #18722 is now being drilled. This is just a single well on this pad, so far, but with the spate of Anschutz "dual well pads" I wouldn't be surprised to see another permit/another well drilled here. This is in section 36-143-97, in the very southwest corner of Fayette field.
March 17, 2010: Anschutz was granted two more permits today; both are on the same pad, 9-143-96: Dennis Kadrmas and State. Kadrmas will go north (sections 9 and 4) and State will go south (section 16 and 21.
Original Posting: The Fayette Field Update
Snapshot: The Fayette is a small field, only 32 sections. At one time it was the farthest south of any of the active fields in the Bakken but CLR and WLL are now moving farther south and even a bit east. The most notable thing about this field was the number of pads with two wells that Anschutz was putting in (Anschutz assets in the Bakken have since been bought by Occidental.)
Fourteen permits were granted for Fayette oil field in 2010, all of them Anschutz.
Update: Anschutz reported a nice well in the Cabernet with an IP of 1,661. That got my attention, especially after the Bakken Shale blog posting some months ago.
Later, Anschutz was granted two permits, #18772 and #18773, in the Fayette field, a field adjoining the Cabernet field, and just a few miles from the recently reported Anschutz well. And that's the reason I decided to take a closer look / update of the Fayette oil field.
Those two wells (18772 and 18773) will be on the same pad, less than 25 feet from each other. Anschutz has two more pads in the Fayette, each with two permits. I don't know if the "dual wells" will target two different formations or whether they will target the same formation in different sections. Time will tell for these two dual permits, #18423 and #18424; and, #18610 and #18611. My hunch: the laterals will go in opposite directions, targeting the TFS.
On March 17, Anschutz added two more permits, #18822 and #18223.
At the end of 2010, Anschutz had four pads in Fayette field, each to have two wells. The other permits were for single-well pads.
Two well pads:
- 18610, 877, Harry Stroh 1-8-5H-143-96 (section 8); t10/11; cum 283K 11/12;
- 18611, 584, Evelyn Stroh 1-17-20H-143-96 (section 8); t8/111; cum 181K 11/12;
- 18772, 192, Leiss 1-23-26H-143-96 (section 23); t5/11; cum 66K 11/12;
- 18773, 350, William Kubischta 1-14-11H-143-96 (section 23); t9/11; cum 68K 11/12;
- 18822, 1,304, Dennis Kadrmas 1-9-4H-143-96 (section 9); t1/11; cum 191K 11/12;
- 18823, 906, State 1-16-21H-143-96 (section 9); t4/11; cum 216K 11/12;
- 19422, 1,536, Beatrice Kubischta 1-15-22H-143-96 (section 15); t12/11; cum 108K 11/12;
- 19423, 691, OXY USA, Elroy Kadrmas 1-10-3H-143-96 (section 15); t12/11; cum 81K 11/12;
So, what do we have? We have a company with a proven record outside the Bakken, with a recently reported great well with an IP of 1,661 just a few miles north of the area under discussion, and now four pairs of wells inside the Fayette.
The Fayette is a very small field. It is all of 32 sections and is, for the most part, T143N-96W. As noted earlier, it adjoins the Cabernet to the immediate northwest. It adjoins the very active Murphy Creek field to the north. The Fayette's northeast corner is 25 miles southwest of the southwest corner of the FBIR. The Fayette is the farthest south of all the active oil fields in North Dakota except for the far southwest corner.
Anschutz "owns" the Fayette. Other than the four pairs of Anschutz wells and a single Anschutz well (all confidential), there is nothing else going on in the Fayette except for an old lateral, #12840.
There are no hamlets, villages, towns or cities in the Fayette field. ND State Highway 22 forms the eastern boundary of the Fayette field for about two miles, along sections 24 and 25. It's a very beautiful drive, directly south of Killdeer. In fact, I believe highway 22 is highlighted as a "scenic route" on the official North Dakota state map.
Reviewed: News updated January 3, 2010 -- field information has been updated, but it is always changing. Check out the NDIC GIS map server for most current information.