Continental set out early in 2016 to demonstrate that a large over-pressured window of oil extended across Blaine County into Dewey County, transitioning to condensate and dry gas to the southwest into Custer County.
This was a unique geologic concept, and in just 12 short months, Continental proved it to be true and achieved exceptional success throughout STACK, completing some of the best producing wells in Continental’s history.
It began back in 2015, when Continental drilled and completed the Ludwig 1-22X-15H well in Sections 15 & 22 of 16N-10W. Following their initial success with the Ludwig 1-22-15XH, Continental completed seven additional wells in the Ludwig unit. This was the company’s first fully developed multi-zone Meramec density test in STACK. In total, the eight Ludwig wells in the test flowed 21,354 Boe per day in their initial test periods, with 70% of that production being oil.
Moving 17 miles southwest of the Ludwig, they completed the Boden 1-15-10XH well, their first test in the over-pressured condensate window. It flowed more than 3,500 Boe per day, including 1,000 barrels of oil per day. They followed the Boden success later in the year with the Angus Trust 1-4 33XH, immediately north of the Boden. The Angus Trust set a new condensate well record for Continental, flowing initially at 4,640 Boe per day, including 2,100 barrels of oil.
In May of 2016, Continental Resources reported that the Verona 1-23-14XH well, located just East of the Ludwig unit, flowed 2,345 bo/d and 6 MMcfd of natural gas in an initial 24-hr test. The Verona well was completed in the Meramec reservoir through a 9,700-ft lateral at a casing pressure of 2,400 psi on a 34/64-in. choke.
Recent Completions – 16N-10W
Continental continues to drill in what has been one of the most actively drilled townships in the STACK, 16N-10W. They filed some additional significant completions for the township, just this week.
BLAINE COUNTY, 16N-10W, PRODUCTION UPDATE – Continental Wells Only
Reporting of initial production volumes on the OTC Tax File is typically about four months behind the actual month of production. Below is a recent production report courtesy of IHS, with production only reported up through September – November 2017, as shown on the accompanying graphic. Continental has some excellent Miss wells in this township, with 6 wells reporting cumulative production of >200,000 BO.
Compiled and Published by GIB KNIGHT
Gib Knight is a private oil and gas investor and consultant, providing clients advanced analytics and building innovative visual business intelligence solutions to visualize the results, across a broad spectrum of regulatory filings and production data in Oklahoma and Texas. He is the founder of OklahomaMinerals.com, an online resource designed for mineral owners in Oklahoma.