24 hour peak flowback rate is an indicator, not a calculator of a wells potential. All wells produce at a declining rate from the first day until they are no longer economic.
If you think of a producing formation as being a pressured rock sponge, the initial peak flowback rate is an indicator of both down-hole pressure and the porosity, either natural or fracture created. Of course a flowback could be high if the well merely tapped into a small high pressured reservoir. Considering the general Bakken performance and the fact that Brigham has been aggressive in their completion techniques with outstanding results, the 3,191 initial flowback rate is indicative of a good well. 1,073 BBL first 60 day average is confirmation of this. The decline curve is parabolic so I hope you didn’t spend it all at one place. However, Brigham’s plans to drill 4 to 6 parallel Bakken wells in each unit should put a smile on your face.
As for when a royalty owner receives his check…. Consider the process. The oil is produced to a tank battery. Several days or weeks depending on the weather, production volume, road conditions etc . it is trucked to the pipeline connection or a refinery at which point a sale occurs. Depending on the relationship with the purchaser checks are cut or funds transferred to the producer or working interest owner by load or monthly. At this point the cash flow may lag actual production of some of the oil by 45 to 60 days. A typical operator will cut checks to Royalty owners on a monthly basis the following month. If the Royalty Owner’s relationship is with a Working Interest holder in a unit and the operator is making the sales for the working interest owner another 30 day lag can be expected. My point is that normal processing, not a big bad operator accounts for most delay in payment once the initial startup issues are resolved.