By Darryl L. Flowers | Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 3:52 pm
Fines levied for failure to notify intent to “frack” Toole County wells
• Failed to notify Board prior to fracking
American Midwest Oil & Gas Corporation of Billings, Montana has been fined $5,000 by the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (BOGC) for failing to notify the agency before undertaking fracturing of two wildcat wells in Toole County.
The company fracked the Koenig 12-33, which has a surface hole location, or SHL, at SW NW 33-35N-1E (2250 FNL/400 FWL) and the Koenig 32-32, which has an SHL at SW NE 32-35N-1E (2250 FNL/2150 FEL).
Both wells are verticals that were permitted to the Duperow Formation one year ago. The wells had a permitted depth of 3,200 feet. The wells are listed as oil wells. Their current status is “spud.”
American Midwest was fined $2,500 for each well.
The company operates four wells in Montana, according to the BOGC database, including the two Koenig wells. The other two wells, the Johannsen 1-19 and the Stewart 10-18, are gassers located in Toole County’s East Kevin Gas Field.