Activity on Red Unit 136,137 Lease

Just curious if Cactus 133 rig is still setting on pad, supposedly has a move off date of 12/2. The drill site is 1 Mile west of Texas 17 on FM 3334. According to Primexx pumper, fracking is to begin for the next 18 days after move off. We plan on driving down from Lubbock during the fracking but want to make sure it’s in process before a drive down. Is there anyway to know if there is any more wells planned for this lease? I have read where Well # (10H) indicates more well to be drilled, but also read that has nothing to do with number of possible well to be drilled, not sure what to believe. I would think it would have a lot to do with how well 10H comes in. In researching production logs for area wells it seems like gas production in dollars can be 2 or 3 times what oil production is, am i reading this right or am I missing something, which could be very possible as I’m new to the game. Thanks for any info.

Stan Mitchell


I live on Hwy 17 one mile north of FM3334 and about 2 miles as the crow flies northeast of Cactus 133.

They will be rigging down today and moving the rig out shortly. Primexx has more wells scheduled to be drilled

on both the north and south sides of FM3334 and east of FM2448 near Toyah creek. They are building some

12 inch produced water gathering/transport lines for all the new wells and the projected ones.....and bringing

a second 8 inch produced water disposal line into the Rayburn SWD (saltwater disposal) on my property.

They are bringing a 16 inch gas gathering line through my property as well.


Thanks for the reply and all the other info. We drove down to see the drilling rig and process and want to come down again when they start the fracking. If you notice fracking activity on site I would appreciate a shout out either by the forum or just give me a text on my cell phone (806-632-9969). It sounds like they are on schedule as per the Primexx pumper who said move off 12/2/17 and fracking to begin shortly after for about 18 days time frame. Looks like the process is moving along on time with well coming on line after first of year.

Thanks, Stan Mitchell

Lawrence, you appear to be a couple of miles south of our property - Sec. 185 (A-302). Noble has apparently spudded there but who knows when they will frack...they appear to have quite a number of wells waiting for fracking.


Yes ma'am. I'm in section 182 block 13. Noble is drilling in that area, but so is Cimerex. Oxy

Brigham, COG, Primexx, are all coming from the northeast to the southwest across you an me.

Look for many more wells to be drilled in and around us this next year.


Just curious, have you seen any activity at the drill sight, did they get the rig moved off.



Cactus 133 is nowhere near the fracking stage yet. I don’t know how deep they are right now and IF they’ve made their turn to horizontal drilling yet…but, when they get into the formation any gas there will vent to the atmosphere and the ignitor will cause it to burn. So, if they were in the formation drilling horizontally, the flare would be puffing and in a staccato pattern. Not a peep out of the flare stack in the last 4 weeks. I can see it…because the rig is only 2 miles from me as the crow flies.

But, Primexx has stubbed up their 16 inch gas gathering line near that well and have tie ins ready at all the other drilled wells Primexx has west of Hwy 17. They came across my property with the gathering line, but they are not yet finished with their welding and testing the line. Strydor is the contractor putting in the gas gathering line. I talk to them and the Primexx area production superintendent regularly.

Rig is still sitting there. It has never flared any gas, so they aren't ready to frack it. Dunno if they are drilling horizontally yet or not. Just know that Primexx has put a stub up for their 16 inch gas gathering line near the well site. Stryder is
the contractor building the pipeline for Primexx. I talk to the Stryder and Primexx superintendents all the time because they brought the 16 inch gas line across my property.

ol’Lawrence in Verhalen

Thanks so much for the info, sounds like the time line I was told must have been for some other well. The well is 13,000 ft. deep and about 12,000 ft. horizontal so not sure how long it should take to drill, they spudded in around 10/21/17.



No they haven't finished their horizontal drilling. Primexx has stubbed up their 16 inch gas gathering line
at the they are getting ready. They have not fracked the well yet.


Its been couple weeks since we talked and curious about what’s going on at the Catus 133 rig a couple miles from you. Are they still drilling and is there any flaring that you can see. I’m curious too, since you are knowledgeable about drilling down there how long does it usually take to drill a 13,000 deep and 10,000 plus horizontal well?


Stan Mitchell

Rig is down and moved out. They are moving sand hoppers and other equipment onto location getting ready
for fracking. Dunno when they will start that but figure they will be fracking over Christmas and New Year.
Been kind of distracted with Primexx and the company that operates the SWD on my property, plus a new SWD
that is being drilled by NGL 2 miles southwest of my location. Sorry I haven't been making timely reports on
Cactus 133 and the well on your property.


Looks like they (Primexx) are running about 2 weeks behind the schedule the pumper told you. That's not
unusual for drilling such horizontal wells.

I'll try to let you know when fracking is imminent or actually starts. When they get the crane up with
the endless tubing coil and snubbing rig suspended over the well...they'll be ready to start fracking.

Thanks for the info, i’m glad to hear that the rigs gone so some progress is being made. Talk to you after the holidays.

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Stan (20th) I drove by the location on FM3334. Rig and equipment are gone....a few blue mud storage tanks are
left on location, ready to be picked up. The brading head is bolted to the surface casing head and it is ready to put on the
snubbing unit with blowout preventer for fracking/stimulation/flowback to begin. The location is bladed off smooth, so expect equipment to start moving in tomorrow....should be ready to begin fracking by Christmas or the day after. Figure 10 days to do a compound staged frack job......should begin flowback about the 5th of January. Should be flaring then. They swaged the 16 inch gathering line down to an 8 inch flow line for the well. That's SOP on such wells.


Just saw your message, thanks so much. We’ll probably drive down that way end of week after Christmas to check out everything make sure their doing everything right, LoL. Now if they’ll just get it into production so the royalty checks will start rolling in I can become a oil barron. When we come down may stop in to put a face with name.. Once again thanks for putting eyes on it for us. Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear.


Stan: For some reason my latest post to you on the well on Red Unit 136, 137 didn't get posted. The rig is down and moved out on 12/20/17. A few blue mud storage tanks are still waiting to be removed. They have the location bladed
off smooth and swaged down from 16 inch to 8 inch for the production flow line on the East side of location.
The casing flange is welded to the surface casing and the Brading head is bolted to the surface casing head....waiting
for the blowout preventer stack for the endless tubing snubbing rig for FRACKING to be brought in and mounted.
Looks like it should be ready for fracking right after Christmas and figure 10 days or so to get a compound frack job done on the well....and begin flowback testing around the 5th of January. That should last about a month.

That's the current status.


Thanks, sounds great. Will be coming down after Christmas to check everything out.



Happy New Year.

Just curious have you noticed if they are in full fracking mode yet on the Red unit 136/137 that we have been discussing?



Stan.....They are still finishing fracking on the well on the south side of FM3334 about half a mile further west
of that well. Primexx has completed the gas gathering lines for the area west of Hwy 17 from Hoban/FM869 all the way to the north service road of Interstate 10 across from Brogado/Balmorhea.
So that means they have many more wells planned for the sections along County Roads 311, 315,
329, 330, 332, 334. Noble is drilling along County Roads 330, 331, 333, and soon to be drilling on
Charles Gross land north of CR331.
Oxy has staked some locations on the east side of Hwy 17 and FM 2448 next to Primexx wells. Cimerex
has several new locations ready to drill east of Hwy 17 on CR118 and CR331.

You wouldn't believe all the recompressor stations being built in this area or the LNG knock out plants
that are going in along the Primexx, Apache, Noble, and Oxy gas gathering lines. County Road 336
becomes 112 (Barilla Road) at Hwy 17 and continues across to Hwy 285.....and that's the main thoroughfare for the gas gathering and crude gathering lines for this whole area.