“Hunga Munga?”: Weekly Oil Report

 Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

Things are buzzing ‘round Billings, as Yellowstone County tops the list for New Location Permits last week.  All six wells are in the Mosser Dome field and target the Mosser Sand Layer.  The wells are the CH Mosser 18 (NW SW NE 26-3S-24E), the BBR Mosser 17 (SW NE 26-3S-24E), the JC Mosser 19 (NW SW NE 26-3S-24E), the Spaeth 11 (NE NE SW 26-3S-24E), the Kelly 6 (SE SE NW 26-3S-24E), and the Kelly 7 (NE SE NW 26-3S-24E).  All the wells, which were permitted to Big Snowy Resources, LP, have a proposed depth of 1,020 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal

In Glacier County, Rosetta Resources received a permit for the Little Rock Coulee 3507-27-16H (SE SE 27-35N-7W). The well has a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 9,185 feet.

In Richland County, Continental Resources was approved for three horizontal locations: the Cooper 1-10H (NE NW 10-26N-53E), with a PBHL at 18,816 feet; the Hitchcock 1-9H (NE NW 9-26N-53E), with a PBHL at 18,989 feet; the Mott 1-16H (SW SE 16-26N-54E), with a PBHL at 24,904 feet, and the Revere 1-31H (SE SW 31-27N-53E) with a PBHL at 18,694 feet.

Also in Richland County, Slawson Exploration was greenlighted for two wells: the Hunga Munga Federal 1-14H (NW NW 23-21N-59E), having a PBHL of 15,570 feet, and the Rustler 1-4H (NE NE 4-23N-52E), with a PBHL at 13,351 feet.

“Hunga Munga?” If you’re running out of names, may we suggest the “Fairfield Sun Times #1” well?

Wrapping up the new horizontal permits in Richland County is XTO Energy’s Hanson 44X-26B (SE SE 26-23N-59E), with a PBHL of 20,197 feet.

Brigham Oil & Gas was approved for two horizontal locations in Roosevelt County, the Willard 19-18 1H (NW NW 30-28N-59E), with a PBHL at 19,895 feet and the Wilde 30-31 1H (NW NW 30-28N-59E), with a PBHL at 19,940 feet.

All the horizontal wells are aiming for the Bakken Formation.

Re-Entry of Plugged Wells

In Powder River County, Denbury Onshore, LLC won approvals to re-enter two plugged wells: the Federal 5613 (SW SW 6-9S-54E) with a proposed depth of 4,765 feet and the Unit D 607 (SW NE 6-9S-54E), with a proposed depth of 4,831 feet. Both wells are in the Bell Creek field, and are targeting the Skull Creek layer.

Re-Issued Locations

In Carbon County’s Elk Basin Field, Encore Energy Partners received a Re-Issued Location Permit for the Elk Basin Unit 383 (NW 35-9S-23E). The well has a Probable Bottom Hole Location at 5,903 feet, aiming for the Madison Formation.

Permit Modifications/Corrections

In Glacier County, Rosetta Resources was permitted for a Modification/Correction for the Little Rock Coulee 27-16H (SE SE 27-35N-7W).

Abandoned Wells

Primary Petroleum Company, USA won approval to abandon four wells. In Hill County, Primary will be abandoning the Burkhartsmeyer 12-6-33-11 (NC SW 6-33N-11E). In Liberty County Primary filed to abandon the Primary Tiber 11-9 (NE SW 9-29N-4E) and the Primary Tiber 14-21 (SE SW 21-29N-4E).

In Teton County, Primary will abandon the Highview 16-5 (SE SE 5-27N-6W).

Darryl L. Flowers is the Publisher of the Sun Times in Fairfield, Montana. www.fairfieldsuntimes.com Darryl can be reached at suntimes@3rivers.net.


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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