Primary Files Completion Reports on Teton, Pondera Wells: Weekly Oil Report

Patterson Rig #12 drills at Primary Petroleum’s Dupuyer Ridge well on January 8, 2012. Sun Times photo by Darryl L. Flowers
Published: Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:53 AM CST

Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

New Locations

In Powder River County’s Bell Creek Field, Denbury Onshore, LLC has been approved for two wells that will target the Skull Creek Formation: the Bell Creek Consolid. 33-09R, located at NE SE 33-8S-54E (1900 FSL/661 FEL); and the Bell Creek Consolid. 34-13R, located at SW SW 34-8S-54E (623 FSL/720 FWL). Both wells have a Proposed Depth of 4,700 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Richland County, Continental Resources Inc. was approved for the Fabian Federal 1-10H. The Bakken formation well has a Surface Hole Location (SHL) at SW SW 10-26N-55E (275 FSL/1260 FWL) and a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 20,104 feet at NE NW 3-26N-55E (200 FNL/1980 FWL).

Re-Issued Locations

Anschutz Exploration Corporation was greenlighted for the Whitecalf 1-4-30-11, with an SHL at NW NE 4-30N-11W (940 FNL/1853 FEL) and a Proposed Depth of 7,285 feet. The Whitecalf will target the Kootenai formation.

Permit Modifications / Corrections

In Richland County, XTO Energy Inc. was approved for a Permit Modification/Correction on the Dige 41X-29DXA. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at NE NE 29-23N-59E (230 FNL/1170 FEL) and a PBHL of 20,625 feet at SE SE 32-23N-59E (250 FSL/100 FEL).


Primary Petroleum Company USA, Inc. reported the completion of five wells across Pondera and Teton Counties. In Pondera County, Primary reported the Dupuyer Ridge 14-27-28-7, with an SHL at SE SW 27-28N-7W (770 FSL/1847 FWL); the Dupuyer Ridge 16-35-28-8, with an SHL at SE SE 35-28N-8W (797 FSL/664 FEL); and the Benton Bench 4-5-28-4, with an SHL at NW NW 5-28N-4W (2279 FNL/330 FWL) as completed.

In Teton County, Primary reported the completion of the Watson Flats 1-12-23-7, with an SHL at NE NE 12-23N-7W (331 FNL/659 FEL) and the Ralston Gap 4-2-25-6, with an SHL at NW NW 2-25N-6W (1021 FNL/660 FWL).

In Richland County, Brigham Oil & Gas LP reported the completion of the Verrene 15-22 1TFH. The Verrene has an SHL at NW NE 15-25N-58E (300 FNL/1620 FEL) and two laterals, with Bottom Hole Locations (BHL) of 17,673 feet at SW NE 22-25N-58E (2495 FNL/1758 FEL) and 20,218 feet at SW SE 22-25N-58E (248 FSL/1693 FEL), both targeting the Three Forks Formation. The well reported an Initial Potential (IP) of 860 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD); 560 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 5,957 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD).

Slawson Exploration Company Inc. reported the completion of two Richland County wells, both tapping into the Bakken Formation. The Villain 1-12H, with an SHL at NE NE 12-23N-52E (200 FNL/920 FEL) and a single lateral of 13,462 feet at SE SE 12-23N-52E (680 FSL/717 FEL), reported an IP of 344 BOPD, 371 MCFPD and 147 BWPD. The Rogue 1-36H, with an SHL at SE SE 36-24N-52E (550 FSL/800 FEL) and a BHL of 13,429 feet at NE NE 36-24N-52E (250 FNL/808 FEL) turned in an IP of 220 BOPD, 242 MCFPD and 30 BWPD.

In Roosevelt County, Brigham Oil & Gas LP turned in a completion report for the Crusch 12-1 1H. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at SW SE 12-28N-58E (300 FSL/1400 FEL) and a BHL of 20,172 feet at NW NE 1-28N-58E (235 FNL/1759 FEL). The Crusch turned in an IP of 973 BOPD, 719 MCFPD and 5,953 BWPD.

Expired Permits

In Richland County, the permit expired for the Hagen 24-34 3-10H, a True Oil LLC well located at SE SW 34-26N-58E (400 FSL/1450 FWL).

Converted to Injection

In Carbon County, Energy Corporation of America was approved to convert the Foothills 6D to injection. The well is located at SW NW 24-6S-17E (2138 FNL/510 FWL).

Darryl L. Flowers is the Publisher of the Sun Times in Fairfield, Montana,, and can be reached at


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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