This Week’s Oil Report

OIL ON OIL – Fairfield artist Diane Hausmann shows off her completed painting, “A Night In The Oil Patch”. The artwork will be auctioned off to benefit Lyndsey Tikalski. Sun Times photo by Darryl L. Flowers


Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

We’ve got a lot of completions to report from the oil patch this week, but I’ll save the best for last.

New Locations

There was a single new location approved this week. Armstrong Operating, Inc. received a permit for the Toavs 1 (SW NE 33-29N-46E). The well, which is aiming for the Nisku Formation, has a proposed depth of 7,600 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Carbon County, Energy Corporation of America got the “OK” for the ECA Foothills 2-H (NW SW 13-6S-17E). The well is targeting the Greybull Formation with a Proposed Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) at 6,000 feet.

In Richland County, six horizontal wells were approved. They are Fidelity Exploration’s Larson 21-16H (SE SW 21-21N-57E), with a PBHL of 20,179 feet, hitting the Three Forks Formation and XTO Energy’s Headington 43X-25B (NE SE 25-26N-52E), with a PBHL at 18,750 feet, shooting for the Bakken Formation. Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation won approval for two Richland County wells, the Mahlen 24-32H (SE SW 32-26N-57E), with a PBHL of 20,217 feet, into the Bakken Formation, and the Double Bar M 24-32H (SE SW 32-27N-57E), with a PBHL at 20,074 feet, aiming for the Bakken layer.

Continuing in Richland County, Continental Resources got the go-ahead for two wells, the Rognas 3-27H (S2 S2 27-25N-55E), having a PBHL of 19,575 feet and the Katherine 2-15H (SE SE 15-25N-55E), with a PBHL of 19,560 feet. Both wells are shooting for the Bakken Formation.

In Sheridan County, Mountain View Energy, Inc. has received a permit for the Anderson 11-1H (SW SE 11-33N-57E) with a PBHL of 18,078 feet, betting on the Bakken layer. In Stillwater County Energy Corporation of America is going for the Greybull Formation with their well, the ECA Federal 2-H (NW SE 14-6S-17E). The well has a PBHL of 7,214 feet.

Re-Entry of Plugged Wells

In Powder River County, Denbury Onshore, LLC has been greenlighted to re-enter two plugged wells: the Langhoff 32-5 (SW NW 32-8S-54E) with a Proposed Depth of 4,680 feet and the Unit D 3213, with a Proposed Depth of 4,957 feet. Both wells are hoping to hit the Skull Creek Formation.

Re-Issued Locations

Fidelity Exploration and Production was approved for 15 Re-Issued Locations in Fallon County. All the wells have a Proposed Depth of 2,000 feet and are located in the Cedar Creek field. All the wells are aiming for the Eagle Formation. The wells are: State 2857 (NW SW 36-6N-60E), Fee 2811 (SE SE 24-5N-60E), Fee 2812 (SW SW 24-5N-60E), Fee-CP 2835 (SE NW 21-5N-61E), Fee-BR 2837 (NW SE 21-5N-61E), Fee-BR 2838 (SE SW 21-5N-61E), Fee 2850 (NE NW 30-5N-61E), Fee-BR 2875 (NE SW 31-6N-61E), Fee-BR 2876 (NW SE 31-6N-61E), Fee-CP 2225 (SE NW 13-4N-61E), Fee-CP 2241 (NW SE 19-4N-62E), Fee 2252 (SE NW 8-5N-61E), Fee-CP 2863 (SE NW 11-6N-60E), Fee-CP 2257 (SW NE 33-7N-60E), and the Fee-CP 4013 (NW 7-7N-60E).

In Fergus County, Kykuit Resources, LLC received a Re-Issued Permit for the Tuss 11-1 (SE SW 11-21N-18E), with a Proposed Depth of 2,000 feet headed for the Colorado Shale layer.

In the Bowdoin Oil Field in Phillips County, Fidelity Exploration & Production was OK’d for the Federal 1147 (SE SW 12-32N-32E), shooting for the Mowry Shale at 1,800 feet.

Wrapping up the Re-Issued Locations is the XTO Energy Sonny 24X-16 (SW 16-22N-59E) in Richland County. At 18,511 feet the Sonny is aiming for the Bakken Formation.

Abandoned Wells

In Toole County, Keesun Corporation received a permit to abandon the Sievers 10-31 (SW NW SE 31-36N-2W) in the Kevin-Sunburst Field. In Toole County’s Berthelote Field, MCR, LLC filed to abandon the Cyr 11-30 (NE SW 30-36N-2E).

Converted to Injection

In Sheridan County, TAQA North USA was greenlighted for the Negaard 5 (SW NE 22-37N-57E). The well is in the Flat Lake Field.


We have nine completions to report this week. In Big Horn County, Highline Exploration brought in two gas wells: the Buzzetti-Corkins Trust 54-15 (SE SW 15-1S-32E) with a Total Depth of 890 feet, and the Buzzetti-Corkins Trust 53-16 (SE SE 16-1S-32E) with a Total Depth at 885 feet. Both the wells are in the Toluca Field and tap into the Belle Fourche Shale. The 54-15 well reported an IP (Initial Potential) of 15,000 cubic feet of gas per day while the 53-16 reported 12,000 cubic feet per day.

In Fallon County, Continental Resources wrapped up the Corral Creek 14-14SH (S2 S2 14-6N-61E). The well, in the Cedar Hills, West Unit Field has a Bottom Hole Location at 13,471 feet punching into the Red River B Formation. The well reported an IP of 150 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD), 24,000 cubic feet of gas per day, and 214 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).

In Glacier County’s Cut Bank Field, Synergy Offshore, LLC completed the NECBSU U809H (SW NW 10-34N-6W). The well has a Total Depth of 4,806 feet, targeting the Cut Bank layer.

In Richland County, XTO Energy put the finishing touches on the Witt 13X-25 (NW SW 25-23N-58E). The Bakken Formation well has a Bottom Hole Location of 19,733 feet. The Witt reported an IP of 528 BOPD, 483,000 cubic feet of gas per day, and 104 BOWPD.

In Roosevelt County, Oasis Petroleum completed two wells. The Wilson Federal 14-23H (NW NW 14-27N-59E), a Bakken Formation well with a Total Depth at 19,600 feet, reported an IP of 444 BOPD; 405,000 cubic feet of gas per day and 2,574 BWPD. The McCracken 2758 21-10H (SW NW 10-27N-58E), also a Bakken Formation well, has a Total Depth at 20,190 feet. The well’s IP is 1,460 BOPD; 1,606,000 cubic feet of gas per day and 2,626 BWPD.

Oasis’ Falcon Federal 2759 12-16H (NE NW 16-27N-59E) targets the Bakken Formation with a Total Depth of 20,495 feet. The well’s IP was recorded as 1,289 BOPD, 969,000 cubic feet of gas per day and 4,036 BWPD.

In Sweetgrass County, Noble Energy completed the Sweet Pea 31-33 (NW NE 33-1N-15E).


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 ( 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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