Primary Petroleum Aims For Nisku At Rockport: Weekly Oil Report

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

In Carbon County, Energy Corporation of America won approval for the Foothills 6D well (SW NW 24-6S-17E). The well will target the Sundance Formation at a depth of 6,600 feet.

In Roosevelt County, Vaalco Energy (USA), Inc. has received approval for the EPU 125 (SW NW 2-28N-51E), with a Total Depth of 9,500 feet. The EPU 125 will aim for the Deadwood Formation.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Glacier County, Rosetta Resources was greenlighted for the Little Rock Coulee 3507-18-13H (SW SW 18-35N-7W). The well has a Proposed Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 9,856 feet, tapping into the Bakken Formation.

In Richland County, Continental Resources was approved for two locations: the Butka 3-5H (S2 S2 5-23N-54E), with a PBHL of 19,766 feet and the Candee 3-18H (NE NE 18-24N-53E), with a PBHL of 19,300 feet. Both wells will bore into the Bakken.

Brigham Oil & Gas was OK’ed for two wells in Richland County: the Judith 10-3 1H (NW NE 15-25N-59E) with a PBHL of 20,819 and the Tim Federal 2658 21-10H (SW NW 10-26N-58E) with its PBHL at 20149 feet. Both are Bakken Formation wells.

In Sheridan County, Marathon Oil won approval for the Clark USA 31-14H (SW SE 11-31N-58E) with a PBHL at 19,943 feet and the Raymond Sveet 31-29H (NW NE 29-31N-59E) with a PBHL at 19,780 feet. Both are Bakken Formation wells.

Re-Issued Locations

In Judith Basin County, Petroshale Energy, LLC was approved for the Cobra 1A (SW SE 36-15N-14E). The well will target the Kibbey Formation with a Proposed Depth of 3,500 feet.

In Richland County, XTO Energy Inc. won approval for the Shaw 44X-13 (SE SE 13-22N-59E) with a Proposed Depth of 17,067 feet aiming for the Bakken Formation.

Summit Gas Resources, Inc. has been greenlighted for the Hosford 07-41 12-22 (NW SW 22-7S-41E) in Rosebud County’s Hosford Field. The well will target the Fort Union Formation with a Proposed Depth of 1,800 feet.

New Laterals or Extensions, Existing Horiz. Wells

In the Redstone Field in Sheridan County, Sagebrush Resources II, LLC won approval for the SBR 1-36H. With two “laterals”, the well targets the Winnipegosis Formation at a PBHL of 10,773 and the Bakken Formation with a PBHL at 13,124 feet.

Permit Modifications / Corrections

Summit West Oil, LLC was approved for five locations in Big Horn County. The locations are: Tribal 11122, Tribal 21122, Tribal 31122, Tribal 41122, and the Tribal 51122. All the wells are located at NE SW 22-5S-25E. The wells aim for the Amsden Formation at a Proposed Depth of 760 feet.

In Teton County, Primary Petroleum Company USA won approval for the Rockport 14-19-27-6HZ (SE SW 19-27N-6W). With a PBHL of 9,200 feet, the well will hit the Nisku layer.


Central Montana Resources wrapped up the Firefoot 1B (NW NE 1-13N-25E) in Petroleum County. The well has a Total Depth of 4,850 feet, hitting the Heath Formation. The well had an IP (Initial Potential) of 10 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD) and 36 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).

In Richland County, Brigham Oil & Gas completed two wells. The Storvik 7-6 1H (SE SE 7-26N-59E) has six laterals, ranging in depth from 13,380 feet to 18,960 feet into the Bakken Formation. The Storvik had an IP of 1,857 BOPD; 1,256 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 4,789 BWPD. Brigham’s Glenn 28-33 1-H (NE NE 28-25N-58E) has two Bakken laterals and an IP of 1,260 BOPD; 827 MCFPD and 3,963 BWPD. The Total Depth of the Glenn is 19,894 feet.

In Richland County, Continental Resources finished the Peterson 1-18H (NW NE 18-26N-55E). The Peterson has four Bakken laterals, varying in depth from 14,185 feet to 17,440 feet. Continental reported the well had an IP of 220 BOPD; 246 MCFPD and 285 BWPD.

Two wells were reported as completed in Roosevelt County. EOG Resources brought in the Stateline 7-2116H (SE SE 21-28N-59E). The Bakken well has a single lateral with a Bottom Hole Location of 19,706 feet. The well had an IP of 693 BOPD; 400 MCFPD and 2,489 BWPD. Brigham Oil & Gas reported the completion of the Beck 15-10 1-H (SW SE 15-29N-55E). With a single Bakken lateral, the Beck has a Bottom Hole Location at 19,095 feet. The Beck had an IP of 442 BOPD; 449 MCFPD and 1,253 BWPD.

In Toole County, Keesun Corporation completed the Ralph Botham 14C-13 (NE SW 13-34N-3W). The well, in the Kevin-Sunburst Field, has a Total Depth of 1,560 feet.

Expired Permits

In Blaine County, Citation Oil & Gas’ permit for the BSU D525H (NE SW 25-32N-19E) expired.

In Glacier County, 22 permits expired. All the locations were in the Red Creek Field and listed Mountain View Energy as the operator. The locations are: Red Creek 44 (NE SW 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 45 (SE SW 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 46 (NW SW 1-37N-5W),  Red Creek 47 (NE SW 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 48 (SE SW 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 49 (SE SW 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 50 (NE NW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 51 (SE NW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 52 (SW NW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 53 (SW NW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 54 (NW SW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 57 (SE NW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 61 (NW SE 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 62 (NW SE 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 63 (NW SE 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 64 (SW NE 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 65 (SW NE 1-37N-5W), Red Creek 55 (NW SW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 56 (NE SW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 58 (SW SW 12-37N-5W), Red Creek 59 (SE SW 12-37N-5W) and the Red Creek 60 (SW SW 12-37N-5W).

Two permits in Roosevelt County expired. Both permits were for Oasis Petroleum North America wells: the Faye Federal 2759 43-19H (SW SE 19-27N-59E) and the Dash Federal 2759 11-13H (NW NW 13-27N-59E).

Abandoned Wells

In Teton County’s Pondera Field, MCR LLC was approved to abandon the Rice 1 (NW SW NE 26-27N-5W).


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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