Weekly Oil Report

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

Five new locations were approved for Richland County. Three of the wells are operated by Slawson Exploration Company: the Dag 1-8H (SW SW 8-21N-59E), with a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) at 14,522 feet; the Hornet 1-25H (NE NE 36-23N-54E), with a PBHL at 14,674 feet; and the Dragonfly 1-36H (NE NE 36-23N-54E) with a PBHL at 14,136 feet. Two permits went to Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation: the  Simmers 4 21-30-1H (NE NW 30-25N-57E), with a PBHL at 20,321 feet and the Kittleson Federal 34-23-1H (SW SE 23-26N-57E), with a PBHL at 21,623 feet. All five wells will tap into the Bakken Formation.

Two wells were approved for Roosevelt County. Vaalco Energy was greenlighted for the EPU 133H (NW NE 10-28N-51E), with a PBHL at 12,000 feet tapping into the Three Forks Formation while Oasis Petroleum North America won approval for the Dee 2759 43-19T (SW SE 19-27N-59E), with a PBHL at 20,135 feet, boring into the Bakken Formation.

In Sheridan County, TAQA North USA was approved for the McKinnon 17-8H (SE NE 17-37N-57E). The Bakken Formation well has a PBHL at 12,209 feet.

Re-Issued Locations

There were a full dozen Re-Issued permits issued. All went to Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. and are located in the Cedar Creek Field. The wells will target the Eagle Formation with a Proposed Depth of 2,000 feet. The wells are the State 2860 (SW SE 36-6N-60E), Fee 2881 (NE NW 12-7N-59E), Fee-CP 2903 (SW SE 3-4N-61E), Fee-CP 2972 (SW NW 7-4N-62E), Fee-CP 2970 (SE NW 17-4N-62E), Fee-CP 2971(NW SW 17-4N-62E), Fee-CP 2982 (SW SE 5-5N-61E), Fee 2983 (NW NW 8-5N-61E), Fee 2981 (SE SW 9-5N-61E), Fee-CP 2980 (NW SW 15-5N-61E), Fee-CP 4045 (NW 31-9N-59E), and the  Fee-CP 4050 (SE NW 31-9N-59E).

Permit Modifications / Corrections

Two modifications/corrections were issued for Primary Petroleum Company USA wells in Teton County. Both will target the Potlatch Anhydrite. The Rockport 16-19-27-6HZ (SE SE 19-27N-6W) will have a PBHL at 9,067 feet while the Spring Hill 14-34-27-6HZ (SE SW 34-27N-6W) will have a PBHL of 8,216 feet.

In Toole County, a permit was issued to Somont Oil Company for the Breaupre 2 (SW NW 8-35N-2W). The well, located in the Kevin-Sunburst Field, is aiming for the Madison Formation with a Proposed Depth of 1,800 feet.


In Roosevelt County, EOG Resources wrapped up the Stateline 9-0201H (NW SW 2-28N-59E). The Bakken Formation well has a Bottom Hole Location of 16,000 feet and reported an Initial Potential of 342 Barrels of Oil Per Day; 200 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per day and 3,455 Barrels of Water Per Day.

Expired Permits

The Donoven 31-34-14E (NE NE 31-34N-14E) permit expired. The well had been permitted to J. Burns Brown Operating Company.

In Roosevelt County, the Stateline 12-3229H (SW SE 32-28N-59E), permitted to EOG Resources, expired.

Abandoned Wells

In Powder River County, the Unit 821 (C NW 8-9S-54E) received a permit. The well, registered to Denbury Onshore, LLC was in the Bell Creek Field.


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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