Billings Firm Fined $5,000 By Board of Oil and Gas For Fracking Toole County Wells

By Darryl L. Flowers | Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 3:52 pm

• 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.


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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