Weekly Oil Report

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

Primary Petroleum Company USA won approval for two new locations in Teton County last week, both wells are drilling for the Duperow Formation at a Proposed Depth of 5,000 feet. The wells are the Rockport 14-19-27-6 (SE SW 19-27N-6W) and the Spring Hill 13-34-27-6 (SW SW 34-27N-6W).

Two locations were given the go-ahead in Toole County. In Toole County’s Kevin-Sunburst Field, Somont Oil Company was approved for the Breaupre 2X (SW NW 8-35N-2W).  The well will target the Madison Formation with a Proposed Depth of 1,800 feet. Balko, Inc. has received a permit for the Gold Butte Federal 11-7 (NE SW 7-35N-3E). The well will aim for the Dakota Formation at a Proposed Depth of 2,000 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Richland County, Fidelity Exploration & Production will be drilling the Linda 25-36H (NW NW 25-22N-57E). The Three Forks Formation well has a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) at 20,389 feet.

In Sheridan County, Whiting Oil and Gas was granted a permit for the Gronlie Farms 31-25TFH (NW NE 25-31N-55E). The well, with a PBHL of 18,901 feet will also target the Three Forks Formation.

Re-Issued Locations

In Fallon County, a permit was approved for Continental Resources for the Merritt 12-27NH (SW NW 27-7N-61E). The well, located in the Cedar Hills West Unit Field, will have a PBHL at 12,640 feet aiming for the Red River B formation.

In Phillips County’s Bowdoin Field, Fidelity Exploration & Production was approved for the Federal 1288 (NE NW 17-32N-32E). The Belle Fourche Shale will be the target at a Proposed Depth of 1,800 feet. In the county’s Loring, East Field, Omimex Canada will be punching for the Phillips Formation with the State 1862-4 (NW SW 18-36N-32E). The well has a Proposed Depth of 1,747 feet.

Continental Resources won approval for two wells in Richland County; the June BR 1-8HSU (NE SE 8-24N-53E) has a PBHL at 13,539 feet, the BR Carda 1-29HSU (NE NE 29-25N-53E) has a PBHL at 19,070 feet. Both wells are aiming for the Bakken Formation. Also in Richland, Slawson Exploration was greenlighted for the Sentinel 1-22H (NE NE 22-24N-52E). The Bakken formation well has a PBHL at 13,008 feet.

In Sheridan County, Stephens Energy Company will be drilling for the Red River Formation at the Thuesen 7-9 (SW NE 9-32N-56E), with a Proposed Depth of 11,300.

Permit Modifications / Corrections

In Glacier County, Anschutz Exploration Corporation was granted a Modification / Correction to their permit for the Mallard 2-14-33-12 (SW NW 14-33N-12W). The target is the Cretaceous Undifferentiated Layer at 8,220 feet.

In Sheridan County, Marathon Oil Company received a Permit Modification / Correction for the Rodney Sveet 21-28H (SE SW 21-31N-59E). The Bakken Formation well has a PBHL at 19,735 feet.


In Blaine County Montana Land & Exploration reported the completion of the White Bear 31N-24E 12B-26 (NW SW 26-31N-24E). The Bowdoin Formation well has a Total Depth of 4,718 feet.

There were two completions reported in Roosevelt County; EOG Resources reported as finished the Stateline 5-1003H (SE SE 10-28N-59E). The well, which taps into the Bakken Formation, reported an Initial Potential of 650 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD); 229 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 2,686 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD). Brigham Oil & Gas LP wrapped up the Charley 10-15 1-H (NE NW 10-28N-57E). The Bakken well, with a Total Depth of 19,523 feet reports an Initial Potential of 917 BOPD, 911 MCFPD and 2,344 BWPD.

Abandoned Wells

In Roosevelt County, Nautilus Poplar received a permit to abandon the EPU 107 (NE SE 19-29N-51E). The well is located in the Poplar, East field.

Converted to Injection

Tomahawk Oil Company was issued a permit to convert the Stensvad 31 (SW SE 9-11N-31E).

Darryl 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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