Marathon Oil Completes Sheridan County Well: Weekly Oil Report

Sun Times file photo by Darryl L. Flowers

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

In Wibaux County, Denbury Onshore, LLC has been approved for three wells: the Unit 24-19, with a Surface Hole Location (SHL) at SE SW 19-12N-57E (630 FSL/1915 FWL); the South Pine Unit 33-30, with an SHL at NW SE 30-12N-57E (1400 FSL/1800 FEL) and the Unit 42-31, with an SHL at SE NE 31-12N-57E (1834 FNL/630 FEL). All three wells are in the Pine Field, and will target the Winnipeg Formation.

The Pine Field discovery well was the Unit 32-30, established on January 28, 1952. The 32-30 was drilled to a depth of 9,746 feet by Shell Western E & P Inc. and is still in production.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Daniels County, Apache Western Exploration LLC was greenlighted for the Strong 4-1. The well has an SHL at C NW 4-34N-46E (1322 FNL/1320 FWL), and a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 9,123 feet at  SE NE 4-34N-46E (1322 FNL/660 FEL), aiming for the Ratcliffe Formation.

In Richland County, Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation has been approved for the Sundheim 31-17-1H, with an SHL at NW NE 17-25N-58E (300 FNL/2125 FEL) and a PBHL of 21,438 feet at SW SW 20-25N-58E (240 FSL/660 FWL), targeting the Bakken Formation.

Re-Issued Locations

In Dawson County, Petro-Hunt, LLC received a permit for the Karlan 18-55 19B-1-1, with an SHL at NE NW 19-18N-55E (680 FNL/1620 FWL). With a Proposed Depth of 11,100 feet, the well will tap into the Red River Formation.

In Richland County, Petro-Hunt, LLC has been permitted for the State 36C-3-1H. The well has an SHL at SW SW 36-23N-56E (1000 FSL/650 FWL), and two laterals, with PBHLs at 15,693 feet at SW NW 35-23N-56E (2640 FSL/660 FWL) and at 14,463 feet at SE NE 36-23N-56E (2640 FSL/660 FEL). Both laterals target the Bakken Formation.

Slawson Exploration Company Inc. has been approved for four wells in Richland County. All of the wells will bore into the Bakken. The wells are: the Ballista 1-3H, with an SHL at NE NE 3-22N-56E (750 FNL/330 FEL) and a PBHL of 14,449 feet at NW NW 3-22N-56E (735 FNL/700 FWL); the Ninja 1-2H, with an SHL at NE NE 3-22N-56E (775 FNL/330 FEL) and a PBHL of 14,596 at NE NE 2-22N-56E (735 FNL/700 FEL); the Carbine 1-32H, with an SHL at SW SW 32-22N-58E (250 FSL/700 FWL) and a PBHL of 14,469 feet at NW NW 32-22N-58E (700 FNL/700 FWL) and the Lochaber 1-5H, with an SHL at SW SW 32-22N-58E (250 FSL/725 FWL) and a PBHL of 14,999 feet at SW SW 5-21N-58E (700 FSL/725 FWL).

New Laterals or Extensions, Existing Horizontal Wells

In Richland County, Continental Resources Inc. was issued a permit for the JoAnn 1-32HR, with an SHL at NW NW 32-27N-54E (300 FNL/550 FWL) and a PBHL of 13,663 feet at SE SW 32-27N-54E (660 FSL/1980 FWL), targeting the Three Forks Formation.

Permit Modifications / Corrections

In Richland County, Continental Resources Inc. was issued a permit for the Thomas 3-27H. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at SE SW 27-23N-56E (225 FSL/2000 FWL) and a PBHL of 20,384 feet at NE NW 22-23N-56E (200 FNL/2000 FWL).

Continental was also granted a permit for the Pine 12-1 1H, with an SHL at SE SE 12-24N-51E (280 FSL/740 FEL) and a PBHL of 14,864 feet at E2 E2 1-24N-51E (660 FNL/800 FEL). The well taps into the Bakken Formation.

Also in Richland County, Slawson Exploration Company Inc. was issued a permit for the Hercules 4-2H, with an SHL at SW SW 2-23N-53E (350 FSL/280 FWL) and two laterals with PBHLs of 14,347 feet at  SE SE 2-23N-53E (750 FSL/250 FEL) and 14,351 feet at NW NW 2-23N-53E (250 FNL/750 FWL). Both laterals aim for the Bakken Formation.

In Roosevelt County, Oasis Petroleum North America LLC was approved for the Long Coulee Fed. 2958 42-22H. With an SHL at SE SW 22-29N-58E (190 FSL/2400 FWL) and a PBHL of 20,344 feet at NE NW 15-29N-58E (210 FNL/2175 FWL), the well will aim for the Bakken Formation.

Completions

In Dawson County, Petro-Hunt, LLC reported the completion of two wells: the Kolberg 18-54 8D-4-1, with an SHL at SE SE 8-18N-54E (660 FSL/1300 FEL) and a Total Depth of 11,150 feet, taps into the Red River Formation; the Wolff & Sons 18-51 26A-3-1, with an SHL at SW NE 26-18N-51E (1809 FNL/1908 FEL) and a Total Depth of 9,700 feet. The well taps into the Lodgepole Formation.

In Richland County, Continental Resources Inc. reported the completion of the Butterfield 1-26H. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at NW NW 26-26N-53E (1000 FNL/150 FWL) and a Bottom Hole Location (BHL) of 19,750 feet at SE NE 25-26N-53E (1988 FNL/232 FEL). The well reported an Initial Production of 614 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD), 447 Thousand Cubic Feet of gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 528 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).

In Roosevelt County, three wells were reported as completed. Oasis Petroleum North America LLC reported the completion of the Grindland 31-30H. The Grindland has an SHL at NE NE 6-27N-58E (250 FNL/1050 FEL) and a BHL of 20,619 feet at NW NE 30-28N-58E (257 FNL/1459 FEL). The Bakken Formation well turned in an IP of 1,831 BOPD; 1,832 MCFPD and 5,670 BWPD.

XTO Energy Inc. reported the completion of the Smith 13X-2B. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at NW SW 2-27N-57E (2055 FSL/240 FWL) and a BHL of 19,492 feet at NE SE 1-27N-57E (1969 FSL/249 FEL). The reported IP was 875 BOPD; 332 MCFPD and 700 BWPD.

Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation reported the completion of the Olson 21-28TFH. The well, which targets the Three Forks Formation, has an SHL at NE NW 28-30N-56E (250 FNL/1980 FWL) and a BHL of 19,061 feet at SE SW 33-30N-56E (756 FSL/2034 FWL). The IP was reported as 158 BOPD; 137 MCFPD and 340 BWPD.

In Sheridan County, Marathon Oil Company reported the completion of the Rodney Sveet 21-28H. The well has an SHL at SE SW 21-31N-59E (346 FSL/1798 FEL) and two laterals with BHLs of 12,785 feet at NE SW 28-31N-59E (3063 FNL/1951 FEL) and 19,508 feet at SE SW 33-31N-59E (781 FSL/1772 FEL). The Bakken Formation well reported an IP of 220 BOPD; 186 MCFPD and 1,701 BWPD.

Abandoned Wells

Devon Energy Production Co., LP was granted permits to abandon 13 wells.

In Blaine County, Devon was approved to abandon the Brewer-DIR 25-9, with an SHL at NE SE 25-25N-17E (1863 FSL/485 FEL.

In Hill County, Devon was approved to abandon eleven wells in the Tiger Ridge Field. The wells are: the Olson 21-1, with an SHL at NE NE 21-31N-17E (638 FNL/1105 FEL); the Erhard 27-9, with an SHL at NE SE 27-32N-15E (2200 FSL/1000 FEL); the Armstrong 19-16, with an SHL at SE SE 19-31N-16E (837 FSL/435 FEL); the State 20-14, with an SHL at SE SW 20-31N-16E (800 FSL/1700 FWL); the Daniel 3-6, with an SHL at SE NW 3-31N-14E (2155 FNL/1410 FWL); the Hegle 13-8, with an SHL at SE NE 13-31N-15E (1590 FNL/535 FEL); the Gregoire 18-13, with an SHL at SW SW 18-31N-16E (380 FSL/550 FWL); the Gregoire 13-12, with an SHL at NW SW 13-31N-15E (2400 FSL/450 FWL); the Faltrino 20-1, with an SHL at NE NE 20-32N-16E (998 FNL/1306 FEL); the State 20-10, with an SHL at NW SE 20-31N-16E (2385 FSL/2235 FEL) and the Anderson 29-11, with an SHL at NE SW 29-31N-16E (2235 FSL/1472 FWL).

The Tiger Ridge Field produces both oil and gas. The field covers portions of Hill, Chouteau and Blaine Counties. In Blaine County, the field’s discovery well was the Fox 3 29-13, completed on October 31, 1979. The original discovery well for the field was the O’Neil 1-8, completed in 1966.

Also in Hill County, Devon was issued a permit to abandon the Palmer 30-3. The well has an SHL at NE NW 30-32N-14E (323 FNL/2423 FWL).

In Valley County, Helis Oil and Gas Company, LLC was approved to abandon the Pankratz “B” 1. The well, which is located in the Lustre Field, has an SHL at NE SE 13-31N-43E (1980 FSL/660 FEL).

The Lustre Field was discovered on July 4, 1979 with the completion of the Tieszen-Toews 1 well.

Darryl L. Flowers is the Publisher of the Sun Times of Fairfield, Montana, www.fairfieldsuntimes.com, and can be reached at publisher@fairfieldsuntimes.com

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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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