Four Madison Formation Wells Approved In Pondera County

Neighbors visit a drilling rig working on the Eastern Slope of the Rockies. Sun Times photo by Darryl L. Flowers

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 3:08 PM CDT
Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers

4/19/2014 To 5/1/2014

New Locations

Four Madison Formation wells were approved in Pondera County.

In the Pondera Field, Balko, Inc. was greenlighted to drill the State A 2X, located at NE NE SE 16-27N-4W (2400 FSL/400 FEL) with a proposed depth of 2,100 feet.

Three wildcat wells, listing Black Butte Energy LLC as operator, were approved: the Castle Rock 1A, located at SE SW 24-28N-5W (660 FSL/1869 FWL), with a proposed depth of 3,100 feet; the Castle Rock 3, located at NW SE 24-28N-5W (1843 FSL/2040 FEL), with a proposed depth of 3,000 feet and the Castle Rock 2, located at NE SW 24-28N-5W (1850 FSL/2250 FWL), with a proposed depth of 3,000 feet.

New Locations – Horizontal Wells

In Richland County, Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation was greenlighted for three wells, all targeting the Bakken Formation.

The Asbeck 12-31-1H has a Surface Hole Location (SHL) at SW NW 31-24N-60E (2320 FNL/260 FWL) and a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 19,196 feet at NE 32-24N-60E (660 FNL/240 FEL); the Buxbaum 21-5-1H has an SHL at 5-24N-60E (260 FNL/1685 FWL) and a PBHL of 22,000 feet at SW SW 17-24N-60E (240 FSL/660 FWL) and the Prewitt 21-25-4H, which has an SHL at NE NW 25-25N-58E (250 FNL/2590 FWL) and a PBHL of 21,048 feet at SE SE 36-25N-58E (240 FSL/660 FEL).

Re-Issued Locations

In Carbon County’s Elk Basin Field, Encore Energy Partners Operating LLC. was re-issued a permit for the Elk Basin Unit 380. The Madison Formation horizontal well has an SHL at NW NE 34-9S-23E (900 FNL/1399 FEL) and a PBHL of 6,227 feet at NE NE 34-9S-23E (1214 FNL/1042 FEL).

In Fallon County’s Cedar Creek Field, Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. was approved for two re-issued well permits. The Fee-BR 2826 has an SHL at NE NW 17-5N-61E (1240 FNL/2586 FWL); the Fee-BR 2827 has an SHL at SW SE 17-5N-61E (1184 FSL/2471 FEL). Both wells target the Eagle Formation at a proposed depth of 2,000 feet.

In Musselshell County, Antelope Resources, Inc. was approved for a re-issued permit for the Kluzek 18-11-28, located at SW SE 18-11N-28E (660 FSL/1980 FEL). The Kluzek will target the Tyler Formation at a proposed depth of 3,320 feet.

In Powder River County’s Bell Creek Field, seven permits were re-issued for wells operated by Denbury Onshore, LLC.

The Federal 6207, located at SW NE 12-9S-53E (1976 FNL/2014 FEL will target the Skill Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,798 feet; the Unit 6202, located at NW NE 12-9S-53E (575 FNL/1909 FEL) will target the Muddy Formation at a proposed depth of 4,757 feet; the Unit D 606, located at SE NW 6-9S-54E (1936 FNL/1932 FWL) will target the Skull Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,759 feet; the Unit 6208R, located at SE NE 12-9S-53E (1890 FNL/597 FEL) will target the Skull Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,863 feet; the BCUD 514R, located at SE SW 5-9S-54E (1252 FSL/1574 FWL) will target the Skull Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,750 feet; the Unit 5602, located at NW NE 6-9S-54E (487 FNL/2302 FEL) will aim for the Skull Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,827 feet and the Unit 5612, located at NW SW 6-9S-54E (1914 FSL/479 FWL) will target the Skull Creek Formation at a proposed depth of 4,822 feet.

Three re-issued permits were approved for wells in Toole County’s Kevin-Sunburst Field. Two of the wells list Somont Oil Company, Inc. as operator: the Fenna Bruins 26, located at NW SE 9-35N-2W (2337 FSL/2342 FEL) and the Howling A 13, located at NW SW 10-35N-2W (2410 FSL/1090 FWL). Both wells will aim for the Madison Formation at a proposed depth of 1,800 feet. In the same field, the Wallewein 22-1, operated by Vecta Oil & Gas, Ltd.. was approved for a re-issued permit. The Wallewein is located at SE SW 22-36N-1W (1170 FSL/2169 FWL) and will drill for the Duperow Formation at a proposed depth of 4,000 feet.

Completions

There were three Bakken Formation well completions reported during the period, all in Richland County.

Continental Resources Inc. reported the completion of two wells. The McHenry 2-35H, with an SHL at NE NW 35-24N-52E (295 FNL/1598 FWL) and a Bottom Hole Location (BHL) of 13,830 feet at SE SW 35-24N-52E (237 FSL/1994 FWL) reported an Initial Production (IP) of 504 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD), 488 Thousand Cubic Feet of gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 232 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD). The Parsons Federal 1-6H, with an SHL at NE NW 6-26N-53E (359 FNL/2098 FWL) and a BHL of 18,470 feet at SE SW 7-26N-53E (236 FSL/1964 FWL) filed an IP report of 719 BOPD, 255 MCFPD and 1,000 BWPD.

The third completion reported in Richland County was the Clyde & Alma 24 1H, operated by Kraken Operating, LLC. The Clyde & Alma has an SHL at NE NW 24-26N-51E (220 FNL/2338 FWL) and a BHL of 12,235 feet at SE SW 24-26N-51E (666 FSL/2368 FWL). The IP was 539 BOPD, 470 MCFPD and 393 BWPD.

In Toole County’s Kevin-Sunburst Field, Somont Oil Company, Inc. reported the completion of the State 57, located at E2 SW NE 36-35N-2W (1980 FNL/1540 FEL. No IP was reported.

Expired Permits

In Richland County, there were two expired permits for wells listing Continental Resources Inc. as operator: the Custer 1-7H, located at NE NW 18-27N-54E (508 FNL/2125 FWL) and the Washburn 1-18H, located at NE NW 18-27N-54E (547 FNL/2096 FWL).

In Sheridan County, the permit for the Bubba 3558 41-24H, operated by Epyon Oil, Inc., expired. The location was SW SW 24-35N-58E (250 FSL/250 FWL).

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

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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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