Weekly Oil Report

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

In Fallon County, Wesco Operating has won approval for the Hickerson 22X-9R (SE NW 9-9N-59E). The well, located in the Cupton Field, has a proposed depth of 9,650 feet targeting the Red River Formation.

In Glacier County, a permit has been issued to Anschutz Exploration Corporation for the Red Blanket 2-14-33-12 (SW NW 14-33N-12W). The well will be aiming for the Cretaceous Undifferentiated layer with a proposed depth of 8,220 feet.

In Toole County’s Kevin-Sunburst Field, Somont Oil Company has been permitted for the Roman Catholic Bishop 1 (SE SE 13-35N-4W). The Madison Formation well has a proposed depth of 2,450 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

There were three horizontal wells greenlighted in Richland County: Fidelity Exploration and Production took permits for the Bergstedt 35-26H (SE SW 35-21N-57E) with a Proposed Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 19,818 feet and the Klose 8-17H (NW NE 8-22N-57E) with a PBHL of 19,412. Both wells will tap into the Three Forks Formation.

Also in Richland County, Continental Resources won approval of the Butterfield 1-26H (NW NW 26-26N-53E). The Butterfield, with a PBHL of 19,302 feet, will hit the Bakken Formation.

Marathon Oil was approved to drill two horizontal locations in Sheridan County. The Orville Hendrickson 24-12H (SE SW 12-31N-58E) will have a PBHL of 18,920 feet while the Dave Clark 21-13H (SE SW 12-31N-58E) has a PBHL at 20,044 feet. Both wells will be rockin’ the Bakken layer.

Re-Issued Locations

In Fallon County, Fidelity Exploration & Production has been granted permits for two Re-Issued Locations. The two Cedar Creek Field wells are the State 4027 (SW SW 36-8N-59E) and the Federal 2988 (SW NE 26-6N-60E). Both Eagle Formation wells have a proposed depth of 2,000 feet.

In Richland County’s Lonetree Creek Field, Encore Energy Partners was approved for the Jensen 3-9 (SE NW 9-24N-57E). The Red River Formation well has a proposed depth of 12,630 feet. Also in Richland County, XTO Energy received a permit for the Marker 34X-20 (SE 20-22N-59E). The Bakken well has a PBHL of 19,711 feet.


In Glacier County, Rosetta Resources finished the Simonson Farms 3608-34-01HB (NE NE 34-36N-8W). The Bakken Formation well has a Bottom Hole Location of 9,840 feet. Rosetta reported the well’s IP (Initial Potential) to be 188 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD), 21 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 660 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).

In Richland County, Slawson Exploration wrapped up the Cutthroat 1-22H (SE SW 22-23N-53E). The well has a Bottom Hole Location of 13,766 feet, drawing from the Bakken Formation. The well’s IP was 692 BOPD, 429 MCFPD, and 1,024 BWPD.

Converted to Injection

In Richland County, Shadwell Resources Group won approval to convert the Candee SWD 29-2 (SW NE 29-24N-59E) to injection.

Darryl L. Flowers is the Publisher of the Sun Times in Fairfield. 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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