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dkwilk 102 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 29, 2014 11:56 AM Member since: Dec 22, 1997
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  • has a block of Miss lime next to SD acreage, MPO just released 2nd qtr earnings with positive results from the MS lime. don

  • the TMS is available from a Facebook page. type in Tuscaloosa Marine shale in face book.. lot of good info. don

  • From todays Fairfield Sun times paper. don

    In Richland County, Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. has been issued a permit for the Jonsson 17-1, a Red River Formation well located at SE NW 17-21N-57E (1651 FNL/2255 FWL), with a proposed depth of 12,052 feet

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    Utah

    by jmhnkwas926 Jul 3, 2014 8:35 PM
    dkwilk dkwilk Jul 3, 2014 9:10 PM Flag

    Maybe some one will ask that at the Next earnings CC..it is a great question. don

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    Stock Price

    by bob.ram8888 Aug 1, 2014 11:39 AM
    dkwilk dkwilk Aug 1, 2014 2:25 PM Flag

    MDU bought 50 % working interest in a NG plant near Belfield ND in 2010 and it is run in conjunction with Whiting. I wondered at this time If MDU was going to be involved More with the Natural gas processing going on in the Bakken..
    NO way.. they let ONE OK eat their Lunch. ( OKE ) announced a few days ago the building of the 8th NG processing plant in the Bakken. since 2008 it makes you wonder how many gifts of Business MDU will let slide by them..
    here is the list of one OK ng plants and capacity..
    •Grasslands, Williams, 100 MMcf/d
    •Stateline I, Williams, 100 MMcf/d
    •Stateline II, Williams, 100 MMcf/d
    •Garden Creek I, McKenzie, 100 MMcf/d
    •Garden Creek II, McKenzie, 100 MMcf/d
    •Garden Creek III, McKenzie, 120 MMcf/d -- to be completed in 2015* (ahead of schedule)
    •Lonesome Creek, McKenzie, 200 MMcf/d -- announced July 14, 2014; to be completed in 2015
    •Demicks Lake, McKenzie, 200 MMcf/d -- announced July 30, 2014; to be completed in 2016
    Yes that is 1.020 BILLION cubic ft.

  • I was the Mississippi Board of oil/gas permits this mornings and looked up TMS permits... ECA in 2014 filed for 26 permits 24 in Amite county and 2 in Wilkinson County.
    Other interest From Halcon Resources with 23 permits , of which 22 are in Wilkinson county and 1 in Amite county.
    Goodrich Pet has 9 permits , with 8 in Wilkinson and 1 in Amite county.
    Sanchez oil and gas has all 8 permits in Wilkinson.
    This list is uptodate to 6-24-2014 the last date of info. don

  • dkwilk dkwilk Jul 22, 2014 6:03 PM Flag

    Wow your First Post and you have been active for 31 Minutes.... I am sure everyone will listen to Your Advise..

  • Mississippi has counties and Louisiana has parishes . This is a copy past of a July 29th Face book page . go to FB and type in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.. don
    Folks occasionally ask questions about the number of wells that have been drilled and/or that are producing.

    Easy question to ask. Not so easy to answer.
    But, I'm going to give it my best effort.
    Here is a summary by county and parish of wells, to my knowledge, currently producing as of today in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play that were drilled since 2007.
    ...
    (Company names given are current producers whether that company originally drilled the well or not.)

    Amite County - 18 wells...ECA - 13, GDP - 5.

    Wilkinson County - 5 wells...ECA - 2, GDP - 2, HK - 1

    Avoyelles Parish - 4 wells, all EOG

    West Feliciana - 2 wells, both GDP

    East Feliciana - 3 wells, all GDP

    St. Helena - 5 wells, ...ECA - 3, GDP - 2

    Tangipahoa - 3 wells, all GDP

    In summary, that's 40 producing wells as of today. 18 EnCana, 17 Goodrich, 4 EOG, and 1 Halcon.

    Please note there are an additional 4 wells that were drilled and are not producing that aren't counted, 2 EOG, 2 GDP.
    There are also an additional 15 wells in the process of being drilled and produced.
    So, that's a total of 59 wells that have been spudded, to the best of my knowledge.

    I'm not sure if this will quench your thirst for knowledge on the subject of TMS drilled/producing wells or only arouse your curiosity further...we shall see!

    By the way, the largest producing well in the TMS to-date is the Encana Anderson 18H-1. The second largest, but not by far and brought in over 8 months later, is the Goodrich Crosby 12-1H-1.

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    July Utah Production

    by jmhnkwas926 Sep 2, 2014 5:47 PM
    dkwilk dkwilk Sep 2, 2014 6:21 PM Flag

    July 2014 production is down 19,400 BO from June of 2014.don

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    Challenges in the Paradox basin?

    by jrchalley Sep 15, 2014 3:32 PM
    dkwilk dkwilk Sep 16, 2014 6:25 PM Flag

    MDU has previously announced a cost over run on this Dakota refinery.. I would look for another $ 25 million $$$ added to the number before it is done.
    A master Electrician who has worked there for 6 months indicated they started approx. 2 weeks ago a 2- 10 hr per day shifts, working 13 days on and 1 off. they also increased the per diem to $ 100 per day... .don

  • We get a weekly flyer, we shop at local alco, but buy only things on sale, if you watch the flyers they rotate every3 weeks or so.. You buy enough of this article until the sale returns in 3 weeks.. we have not paid full price for anything for several years.. works great for me as a shopper, but it sucks if you are trying to make money as a retailer.don

  • dkwilk dkwilk Jul 8, 2014 1:14 PM Flag

    Go ahead and find a Lawyer..don

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    Alco as a small town store

    by dkwilk Sep 26, 2014 10:18 PM
    dkwilk dkwilk Sep 29, 2014 11:09 AM Flag

    the local stores have been abused by the central head management. the local manager has NO say in pricing, or merchandise. The manager is my neighbor and goes to the same church as I do.. I Have ask personally for some different item then Alco sells, and he and all the other workers in the store, ( my neighbors ) in a small town say, that the prices, selection and operation are controlled by the top management..
    In our Alco 40 % of the retail space is clothing, the Vast majority of it is for suburb shoppers. not Ranch/farm community.. After the unsold , over priced Chinese merchandise has set on the racks for 5 months, half is hauled out some where the other half is sold at 60-70 % off.. wow that sa lot of money for ALCO. Our local store for 3 years was a Duckwall store, and it was a great success, in fact the reason they built a New store 5 years ago was because of that Duckwall successful foot print.. When it switched to the larger ALCO version, it was OK for 1 year then about 4 yrs ago it went down the drain . In many ways as soon as this store closes , I know another successful brand will come into this community and use the same store.. This time the NEW store will have some one who KNOWS how to retail. Not just throw Stuff up on a RACK.. don

  • The sale can be used as a valuation for What the Bakken Property of Fidelity is worth.. Whiting ( WLL ) is
    Buying Kodiak oil ( KOG ) for .177 shares of Whiting and assumption of KOG debt. approx. 6 Billion Dollars. don

  • The Sherco plant is NOT designed to burn any other fuel then Coal. and supplies 25 percent of the electricity. This article from Star tribune. don
    The plant, about 45 miles northwest of Minneapolis, generates nearly a quarter of the electricity Xcel delivers in a five-state Midwest region.

    Xcel Energy is urging the board to focus on getting railroads to reduce a shipping backlog that could "impact the reliability of our electric grid."
    BNSF is the sole rail service to the plant, which can serve some 1.9 million homes, according to Xcel.

    Problems have left Xcel some 811,000 tons short of its ideal fuel inventory.
    The plant is not set up to burn natural gas; if it runs out of coal, it would stop producing electricity.

    While it is unlikely that the plant would run out of coal, there would be dire consequences if it did, said Tom Imbler, Xcel's vice president of commercial operations. He said if such an event occurred on a peak energy-usage day in July or August, he didn't know if the system could sustain itself.

    Utilities in Arkansas, Kansas and North Dakota have reported similar problems, according to the national association of nonprofit rural electric cooperatives.

  • dkwilk by dkwilk Jul 30, 2014 12:40 PM Flag

    I went shopping today in our local Bowman ND Alco.at 9.15 AM and we were only the 2nd car in the parking lot. Only 1 other shopper and 2 store employees, 1 a clerk and the other was the assistant manager.
    We purchased 4 different things, but 3 items we went there for were out of stock.. they had a sale and price tag, but none on the shelve.. Today is wed. and Tuesday is stock day in our store..
    I realize 9.15 in the morning on a wed is not a high traffic day , but I am concerned with this store and I have no belief in the company either.. I have NO position in ALCS stock, I make this state for share holders to go visit your local Alco, and see what is going on..
    I Know the shoppers are not all at walmart this morning, cause the closest one is 80 miles away..don

  • the TMS is available from a Facebook page. type in Tuscaloosa Marine shale in face book.. lot of good info. don

  • dkwilk dkwilk Jul 20, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    I agree with you 2,000%. it is ironic that OAS has a EV of 7.84 Billion, and its only business is E+P, While MDU has 5 divisions , many moving parts, and has a EV of 8.4 Billion..
    Margin, did you look at the fidelity production for ND for the Month of May, don

  • Harvest to start Sept 2. copied from Todays Billing Gazette.. don
    Even for a bunch of sugar beet farmers, the challenges of this year’s harvest are little bit sticky.

    For the first time in recent memory, the Western Sugar Cooperative will fire up its Billings factory and begin harvesting beets Sept. 2. Farmers say they could be pulling 37 tons an acre from their fields on average, possibly a record average and roughly 10 tons an acre more than last year.

    “It’s just the overall conditions of the climate,” said Nick Sian, who farms beets between Custer and Pompeys Pillar. “We had timely rains to get it started.”

    Not just timely rains, but ample moisture. One of the snowiest winters on record meant the soil was wet deep down, even before spring rains began. Moisture levels remained near or above average in some cases through July, according to the National Weather Service.

    Nighttime temperatures were also fairly warm, meaning that crops of all kinds spent fewer mornings shivering in the cold earth and more time growing in favorable temperatures. At Sian’s family farm, every crop seemed to be beating historic averages.

    There’s also the science behind genetically engineered beets. Sugar beet crops have been near record average for roughly the past five years since farmers switched to beets designed to resist the effects of glyphosate, an herbicide.

    But the huge sugar beet crop means there’s little margin for error in getting the beets to the Billings factory and converted to sugar, said Randall Jobman, Western Sugar’s senior agriculturalist based in Billings.

    To get as many of the sugar beets processed as possible, the harvest has to begin now, Jobman said. There’s winter on the other end of October and there’s no guarantee the harvest can continue once the snow flies, or, worse yet, the ground freezes. Just a couple years ago, an early October freeze derailed the Western harvest.

  • Reply to

    Alibaba and Scotch

    by harehau Sep 17, 2014 4:37 PM
    dkwilk dkwilk Sep 18, 2014 2:22 PM Flag

    Joseph Kennedy and Family used to get a royalty fee on every bottle of Scotch imported to the USA, I wonder if that is Still true.
    I see all 535 Of the Hampsters in Congress are ready to go home.. the country is a Hell of a lot safer with them NOT in Washington.. Now if they could convince the Executive portion of the Administration to leave for a protracted Vacation , the world would be Safe.
    80 degrees today in SW ND, the Small grain, edibile beans and pea harvest is going like crazy.. looks like a week or so of good weather for Fall work.. All the Corn Froze real hard last week, looks like a lot of silage/forage for those who feed livestock..

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