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Cline Shale

Location: Much of the Delaware, Central Basin Platform, and Entire Midland Basin of the Permian Basin
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Cline Shale News: Good, Bad, and Ugly

Started by AJ. Last reply by AJ Feb 21. 856 Replies

Another Cline Shale News discussion on this site has been closed to additional comments. Post Cline Shale news, data, and your own analysis here.Laredo Petroleum Investor Update September 2013http://www.laredopetro.com/media/28666/investor_update_meeting.pdfContinue

Cline Shale News

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by Ralph T Dec 6, 2016. 1718 Replies

A good place to post Cline Shale (now also known as Wolfcamp D and Lower Wolfcamp) news to keep us all informed.Continue

Keywords: Wolfcamp, Shale, Cline, permian, boom

Column: Saudi Arabia and New Mexico: oil price threat By Dr. Daniel Fine

Started by John Hawk. Last reply by Ken McKInney Mar 4, 2015. 17 Replies

For the complete article in the Farmington Daily Times use this link-->http://www.daily-times.com/farmington-opinion/ci_26938726/column-sa...The shale oil boom which returns 25 percent of the New Mexico State revenue is under "bust" threat from Saudi Arabia.The current price decline in both midland Texas light sweet crude and brent (world price) will begin to defer future projects if prices fall to $72 a barrel and below. An estimated 80 percent of production and projected production in the next five years requires price stability higher than $ 75 per barrel. Saudi Arabia is combining market share strategy with a world oversupply of crude oil.Oil producers in New Mexico are partially protected through cash flow hedges, which are crude barrels sold forward with prices established in futures (must be higher than present prices). However,…Continue

Keywords: NewMexico, OilPrice, SaudiArabia, Business, Oklahoma

Column: The resource war and San Juan Basin oil By Dr. Daniel Fine Special to The Daily Times

Started by John Hawk Jan 21, 2015. 0 Replies

For the complete article use this link--> http://www.daily-times.com/election2014/ci_27283196/column-resource-war-and-san-juan-basin-oil Resource War and San Juan Basin oil Oil and gas companies in the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains and the Dakotas are revising or recalibrating their capital budgets for 2015 as the price per barrel of west Texas intermediate crude trades in the $50 range. Most companies are moving into a cycle downturn phase in defense against a world price decline mostly aimed at unconventional production (shale or light tight oil). The question is how much cost savings coupled with production declines is ahead? And how long will the Saudi Aramco market share impact last?It is now clear that the San Juan Basin and the Four Corners will be significantly impacted. A loss of two and possible three rigs will contract the general economy. Job…Continue

Keywords: NewMexicoCenterforEnergyPolicy, DanielFine, SaudiArabia, Oilprice, Politics

Party at the pump by By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Write

Started by John Hawk Jan 21, 2015. 0 Replies

Party at the pump by By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff WriterCopyright © 2015 Albuquerque JournalFor the complete article use this link--> <a href="http://www.abqjournal.com/524705/biz/party-at-the-pump.html" target="_blank">http://www.abqjournal.com/524705/biz/party-at-the-pump.html</a>;Copyright © 2015 Albuquerque JournalThe good times are likely to continue well into 2015 for consumers at the gas pumps, with some experts now forecasting New Mexico’s average price per gallon of unleaded to slide to $1.55 by March, before it starts to rebound in the spring.Consumers can generally thank Saudi Arabia for the latest predictions, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology’s Center for Energy Policy. That country has pushed the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries into a price war with U.S. producers to undercut U.S.…Continue

Keywords: Politics, News, NewMexicoCenterforEnergyPolicy, DanielFine, Oilprice

wonder how well the " midland" basin has been mapped???

Started by William Pugh. Last reply by William Pugh Nov 12, 2014. 3 Replies

As far as depth, thickness & density of formations in the midland basin & the counties that are " in" it ?? I am new to all this & own some mineral interests in some of these counties Reagan,crokket,Garza, Dawson, some producing, but all are pretty old wells,some are really old!! Thanks.Regards!William " Austin" Pugh 3rd....;)Continue

Keywords: wolfcamp, /, Shale, Cline

What exactly is the Cline Shale?

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by Clint Liles Jul 24, 2014. 70 Replies

What is the proper description of the Cline Shale. Is it the same as the Lower Wolfcamp or Wolfcamp D? Continue

Agreement to open oil spigot for Navajo landholders -- What Native American Tribes are next?

Started by John Hawk. Last reply by John Hawk Apr 11, 2014. 1 Reply

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff WriterUPDATED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:19 pmPUBLISHED: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:19 amALBUQUERQUE —A new agreement between state and federal officials could soon bring a gusher of oil-related wealth to Navajo families in the Four Corners Area who want to lease their lands to energy companies.And it could speed development of an oil-rich zone in the Mancos Shale, a hard-rock layer in the San Juan Basin that companies are now exploring for the first time.The agreement, announced by Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday in Farmington, authorizes San Juan College to provide technical assistance to expedite the processing of land-lease agreements between energy firms and Navajo families whose ancestors…Continue

Keywords: Texas, NewMexico, Colorado, NorthDakota, Midstream

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Comment by j richardson on July 24, 2014 at 9:39am


Update on the Three Span well.  They moved the rig off the location a couple days ago so I drove by this morning to see if there was a dry hole marker or a well head on it.  There is a large well head on it and there appears to be a water pit right west of the well.  Of interest though, about a quarter mile northeast of the well and not far from the Big K dry hole, they have built one of the largest water pits I have seen in this country.  It has been built in the past two weeks.  I have no idea what this means.

Comment by Aaron Webb on July 18, 2014 at 9:20pm

from  http://clineshalesite.com/clineinfo/

The Cline is one of the deepest targeted formations in the region at a depth of roughly 9,000 feet and covering well over 1 million acres across more than a dozen counties east of Midland including Scurry, Fisher, Howard, Mitchell, Nolan, Borden, Glasscock, Sterling, Coke, Reagan, Irion and Tom Green counties.

Comment by Willard rogers on July 18, 2014 at 7:56pm

Is Dawson county a part of this shale?

Comment by Diana Taylor Laws on June 28, 2014 at 10:27am

My minerals are a big distance away (Blk 25, sec 73 and 75), but if we can get ANYTHING big happening in Mitchell County, maybe there will be some interest in pursuing our county?

Comment by Robert M. on June 24, 2014 at 6:23pm

Well howdy neighbor.  This land has been in my family for just over 100 hundred years and my mom was born and grew up on it. 

Comment by j richardson on June 24, 2014 at 5:29pm


Your interest is 1 and 1/2 miles southwest of the Three Span well.  I own the adjoining land due south of your property.  Like you, I am watching the progress of the Three Span well very closely.

Comment by Robert M. on June 24, 2014 at 5:01pm

The description is something like lock 25, Sec. 17, E2.  This may not be completely right.  It is at the SW corner of 1982 and 42.  We sold the 12 acres of woods right at the corner 10 or 15 years or so ago, but the remainder of that half section minus 80 acres on he far southeast side. 

Comment by j richardson on June 24, 2014 at 4:45pm


Might I ask the description of your land?  I own the surface and have mineral interest in land 2 and 1/2 miles southwest of the Three Span well.

Comment by Robert M. on June 24, 2014 at 3:50pm

J Richardson,

Thank you very much for the info.  It sounds like what I had been told was fairly accurate.  I guess we will have to wait 3 or 4 more weeks for them to finish and for oil to start flowing, hopefully.  This rig is only 2 or 3 miles NE of my land, so I am very interested in the results.  For my family and everyone else on this board, I sure hope and pray that it is a great one.  Thanks again for the info on this!

Comment by j richardson on June 24, 2014 at 7:16am


The drilling rig for Three Span has been up about two weeks and is about   two miles west of 644 and 1 and 1/2 miles north of 1982 in sec. 3, block 25 ,T&P RR survey.   The horizontal bore is Northeast terminating about 1/4 mile west of the Big K well drilled back in April 2011 that was touted (at that time) as a major Strawn discovery well.  It had an IPO over 500 bbls, but was later abandoned.  I have yet to see an explanation  as to why it was abandoned.  The Three Span well is also into the Strawn so perhaps they feel that they know something Big K did not do right.


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