Van Hook Field
(News at bottom)
(News at bottom)
Original Post (results updated)
This field is just a few miles south of New Town and entirely within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
The Van Hook field is nestled among some great producing fields: it shares borders with the Parshall to the east; the Sanish to the north; and the Big Bend to the west. Heart Butte is on the south. The field is "owned" by EOG with some very impressive Slawson wells and a couple of Marathon wells. Based on the number of permits canceled, new operators, name changes, permits lost/gained by competing operators suggests this has been a very dynamic field.
The Van Hook field is a rectangular field with a bit missing (under the river) and a bit added. The rectangle has four quadrants: NW (T152N-92W); NE (T152N-91W); SE (T151N-91W), and SW (T151N-92W). The bit added is the northwest quadrant of T150N-92W. In all, Van Hook has exactly 100 sections. Most of the sections have "long lateral" access to mineral rights under the river.
Based on rig count, the Van Hook may be the one of the most active fields right now. There are six (6) rigs on site in this field, with at least one rig in all quadrants except the southeast quadrant.
Here's the breakdown with comments:
NE (Van Hook Township; 152N-91W): 12 producing wells; 1 rig on site; 2 wells almost complete (#18432, rig off site; 18504, rig off site); and four (4) confidential wells, all multi-well pads. These are all EOG, Slawson and Whiting wells.
NW: 6 producing wells (NR; 1,274; 599; 290; 1,208; 825); 1 rig on site (#18595); 4 confidential wells; #18199 (290 bopd, going north) is on same pad as #17748 (1,208 bopd, going south). #18407, Slawson, Ripper 1-22H, 2,369 is in this quadrant, still confidential.
SW: 1 producing well (309 bopd); 7 confidential wells, several multi-well pads; 4 rigs on site.
SE (Liberty Township, 151N-91W): 2 wells being drilled (rigs off-site); 2 rigs on site in this quadrant; 2 confidential wells; and four permits (#17992, #18038 and most interesting of all, the "Liberty" wells, #18827 and #18828). These two (18827/18828 are on the same pad. Permit 18877 is on same pad as 17992. 18884 is new permit, on same pad as 18066, being drilled.The SE quadrant is along the east edge of the river, and the horizontals will start to go under the river in this area.
The addition to the rectangle: 5 confidential wells, 1 rig on site (#18630, Zenergy).
For the wells that I have IP data, EOG unless otherwise indicated (some have been added since original posting:
- 17280, 1,080, EOG, Van Hook 5-11H, s10/08; t--; cum 371K 9/12;
- 17349, 929, EOG, Marathon,Voyager 1-28H, t11/08; cum 169K 9/12;
- 17463, 825 , EOG, Van Hook 3-24H, t7/09; cum 306K 9/12;
- 17613, 690, EOG, Van Hook 2-24H, t7/09; cum 385K 9/12;
- 17619, 1,571, EOG, Van Hook 6-14H, t12/08; cum 438K 9/12;
- 18220, 846, Slawson, Coyote 1-32H, t9/09; cum 149K 9/12;
- 18251, 1,390, EOG, Van Hook 100-15H, 20k in first two months, TFS, t11/09; cum 352K 9/12;
- 18327, 898, Slawson, Tarantula 1-16H, t3/10; cum 131K 9/12;
- 18407, 2,369, Slawson, Ripper 1-22H, t2/10; cum 164K 9/12;
- 18595, 1,131, Slawson, Atlantis Federal 1-34-35H, t7/10; cum 246K 9/12;
There are no hamlets, villages, or towns in this field; the field is just a few miles south of New Town.
August 1, 2010: Spotted Hawk Development bringing excitement to the Van Hook.
May 19, 2010: New permit: #19047, Slawson, Revolver 1-35H.
May 6, 2010: New permit: #19000, Slawson, Goblin 1-26H.
April 30, 2010: [Update: PNC] One new permits: #18979, EOG, Liberty LR 14-23H. According to this message board, Liberty LR 14-23H is on a 1600-acre spacing unit. This will require a 2.5 mile horizontal lateral. It looks like it will be spudded in late summer/autumn, 2010.
April 29, 2010: Two new permits: #18970, Slawson, Pike Federal 1-3-2H; #18971, EOG, Liberty 09-23H.
April 27, 2010: New permit, #18963, Zenergy, Dakota-3 Spotted Rabbit 14-23H (I guess Zenergy is competing with Slawson for best oil well names).
April 26, 2010: New permit, #18954, Slawson, Nightcrawler 2-17H, SESW 17-152N-91W.
April 6, 2010: Another Liberty well permit: #18884, Liberty 21-12H, SESE 12-151N-91W.
April 1, 2010: Another Liberty well (see March 18, 2010, entry): #18877, Liberty 103-13H, NWNW 13-151N-91W.
March 18, 2010: The EOG Liberty wells on one pad, section 36-151N-91W; interesting nomenclature for the EOG wells.
Updated: partial update, October 19, 2012