Weekly Oil Report – February 29, 2012

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

    Anschutz Exploration won approval for the Flat Iron 1-8-32-12 (SW SE 8-32N-12W). The Glacier County well has a proposed depth of 8,900 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

    Two permits were approved in Roosevelt County. The EOG Resources’ Highline 1-2833H (NW NE 28-29N-59E), targeting the Bakken Formation, will have a Proposed Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 19,796 feet. Whiting Oil and Gas won approval for the Christoffersen 24-20TFH (SE SW 20-30N-56E).  The well is aiming for the Three Forks Formation with a PBHL at 18,906 feet.

    In Rosebud County, Fidelity Exploration and Production was greenlighted for the Coffee 31-2H (NW NE 2-10N-33E).  The Heath Formation well will have a PBHL of 9,657 feet.

    Marathon Oil will be “Rockin’ the Bakken” with their Sorensen 34-9H well (SW SE 9-31N-59E). The well has a PBHL of 19,483 feet.

Re-Issued Locations

    Fidelity Exploration received a permit for the Federal 4028 (NE SE 35-8N-59E). With a proposed depth of 2,000 feet, the well will tap into the Eagle Formation.  In Toole County, FX Drilling received a permit for the Midboe 4-3 (NW 3-34N-1E). The Duperow Formation well has a proposed depth of 3,300 feet. The Midboe was also granted a Permit Modification or Correction.


    In Richland County Slawson Exploration wrapped up the Rover 1-20H well (NW NW 20-23N-53E). The Bakken Formation well reported a bottom hole location of 13,442 feet. Initial Potential flow was 224 barrrels of oil per day, 157,000 cubic feet of gas per day, and 2,161 barrels of water per day.

Expired Permits

    Topping the list of Expired Permits this week is Quaneco, LLC with 16 expirations in Big Horn County at the Wadle Creek Field. All the wells are in 36-9S-42E. All the wells were permitted for coal bed methane.

    In Blaine County, Devon Energy Production has two wells with expired permits: the Bonus LLC-DIR 33-6 (SE NW 33-27N-19E) and the Brewer-DIR 22-15 (SE SE 22-26N-17E).  Devon’s permit for the Olson 21-5A (SW NW 21-31N-17E) in Hill County also expired.

Abandoned Wells

In Hill County Devon Energy received permits to abandon two wells, the Solomon 34-3 (NE NW 34-31N-16E) and the Hanson 20-4 (NW NW 20-32N-17E).


Author: montanaoilreport

After my first job at a newspaper -- delivering papers for the Jackson (TN) Sun, ink was in my veins. Since the 1970's I've worked in every area of the Printing and Publishing industry, with most of that time spent in the pressroom. In 2008 I moved to Montana and purchased the Sun Times of Fairfield (fairfieldsuntimes.com). In 2011 I realized that most media outlets were either ignoring, or attacking, the growing oil and gas industry in Montana, so I started the Montana Oil Report as the source of information on this important industry.

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