New Locations – Horizontal Wells
Three locations were approved in Richland County last week. Continental Resources will be Bakken-bound with the Cara 1-21H (SE SW 21-26N-55E). The well has a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 19,921 feet.
Also heading for the Bakken is the Carl Federal 2658 43-23H (SW SE 23-26N-58E), operated by Oasis Petroleum North America, with a PBHL at 20,396 feet.
Rounding out the Richland County permits is XTO Energy’s Headington 43X-23B (NE SE 23-26N-52E) with a PBHL of 18,327 feet hitting the Bakken Formation.
In Roosevelt County, Oasis Petroleum won approval of the Dash Federal 2759 11-13H (NW NW 13-27N-59E). The Bakken well has a PBHL at 20,075 feet.
Re-Entry of Plugged Wells
In Richland County’s Vaux, Field Slawson Exploration received a permit to re-enter the Haffner 1-12 SWD (SW SE 12-22N-58E). The Swift Formation well has a Proposed Depth of 5,675 feet.
There were two Re-Issued Locations approved last week. In Phillips County, Fidelity Exploration & Production was given the go-ahead on the Federal 1416 (SW SE 14-32N-32E). With a Proposed Depth of 1,800 feet, the well will be tapping into the Mowry Shale.
In Roosevelt County, Oasis Petroleum was greenlighted for the Beta 2758 43-19H (SW SE 19-27N-58E). The Bakken Formation well has a PBHL of 20,097 feet.
New Laterals or Extensions, Existing Horizontal Wells
In Blaine County, Citation Oil & Gas received a permit for the BSU H311H (SE NE 11-31N-19E).
Permit Modifications / Corrections
Continental Resources won approval for a Permit Modification / Correction to the Butterfield 1-26H (NW NW 26-26N-53E), aiming for the Bakken Formation with a PBHL at 19,302 feet.
The rigs have been busy in Roosevelt County, with four completions reported last week. EOG Resources brought in the Stateline 10-1211H (S2 12-28N-59E). The well reported an Initial Potential (IP) of 346 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD); 246,000 Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 2,546 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).
Whiting Oil and Gas put the finishing touches on the French 21-30TFH (NE NW 30-29N-56E), with an IP of 404 BOPD, 450 MCFPD, and 880 BWPD.
Oasis Petroleum wrapped up the Marilyn 2758 42-11H (SE SW 11-27N-58E), with an IP of 557 BOPD, 559 MCFPD and 1,646 BWPD. The company also wrapped up the Copper 2959 42-20H (SE SW 20-29N-59E), which reported an IP of 1,300 BOPD; 1,078 MCFPD, 5,065 BWPD. All four wells tap into the Bakken Formation.
There were two expired permits. In Blaine County, the US-DIR 19-9A (SE NE 19-27N-20E) operated by Devon Energy Production expired; while in Rosebud County, the CSTSU C215Y (SE NE 15-11N-32E), operated by Bayswater Exploration and Production expired.
Anyone who spent time in a newspaper pressroom years ago will recognize the name of the operator of the lone abandoned well filed last week. J.M. Huber Corporation was approved to abandon the MT State 8-43-16-16K (SE SE 16-8S-43E). Huber, for many years, was one of the leading producers of ink for the newspaper industry.
Released as Water Well
In Big Horn County, Fidelity Exploration & Production was approved for the Visborg 2390 13C (NW SW 23-9S-40E).