|A rig drilling along the Eastern Slope. Sun Times photo by Darryl L. Flowers
Simmes Ranch 41-11-36-3WH to target “Exshaw Shale”
Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers
New Locations – Horizontal Wells
Richland County is “Rockin’ the Bakken” again, with three new Horizontal wells approved. Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation was approved for the Kittleson Federal 14-9-1H. The well has a Surface Hole Location (SHL) at SW SW 9-26N-57E (50 FSL/965 FWL) and a Probable Bottom Hole Location (PBHL) of 20,499 feet at 4-26N-57E (240 FNL/660 FWL).
Continental Resources Inc. was greenlighted for two wells. The Gidley 1-18H has an SHL at SE SW 18-25N-52E (335 FSL/1980 FWL) and a PBHL of 13,221 feet at NE NW 18-25N-52E (200 FNL/1980 FWL). The Earl-Reimann 4 HSU has an SHL at SE SE 14-23N-55E (240 FSL/298 FEL) and a PBHL of 20,135 feet at SE SE 26-23N-55E (660 FSL/0 FEL).
In Fallon County, Fidelity Exploration & Production Co. was approved for three Re-Issued locations: the Fee-BR 2847, with an SHL at NE SE 29-5N-61E (2612 FSL/1293 FEL); the Fee-BR 2848, with an SHL at NW SW 29-5N-61E (2612 FSL/1227 FWL) and the Fee-BR 2849, with an SHL at SE SW 29-5N-61E (1273 FSL/2569 FWL). All three wells will target the Eagle Formation at a Proposed Depth of 2,000 feet. The wells are in the Cedar Creek Field.
In Glacier County, Anschutz Exploration Corporation was issued a permit for the South Fork 1-29H-34-12. The well has an SHL at SE SE 29-34N-12W (785 FSL/785 FEL) and a PBHL of 16,140 feet at SW NE 20-34N-12W (1601 FNL/1641 FEL). The South Fork will aim for the Cretaceous Undifferentiated.
In Powder River County, Denbury Onshore, LLC won approval of two permits, both in the Bell Creek Field. The Unit 3116R will have an SHL at SE SE 31-8S-54E (756 FSL/552 FEL) and a Proposed Depth of 4,772 feet; the BCUD 5614R will have an SHL at SE SW 6-9S-54E (738 FSL/1854 FWL) and a Proposed Depth of 4,800 feet. Both wells will target the Skull Creek Formation.
In Sheridan County, Marathon Oil Company was approved for two wells, both aiming for the Bakken Formation. The Bryon Hendrickson 21-18H has an SHL at NE NW 18-31N-59E (369 FNL/1770 FWL) and a PBHL of 19,391 feet at SE SW 19-31N-59E (250 FSL/1520 FWL) and the Haral Hoff 41-30H has an SHL at NE NE 30-31N-59E (297 FNL/671 FEL) and a PBHL of 19,691 feet at SW SE 31-31N-59E (250 FSL/1520 FEL).
In Toole County, Bill Barrett Corporation was greenlighted for the Simmes Ranch 41-11-36-3WH. The well has an SHL at NE NE 11-36N-3W (400 FNL/735 FEL) and a PBHL of 7,360 feet at SE SE 11-36N-3W (400 FSL/735 FEL), targeting the Exshaw Shale.
Permit Modifications / Corrections
A permit was issue to Slawson Exploration Company Inc. for the Scavenger 1-28H in Richland County. The well has an SHL at NE NE 28-24N-52E (280 FNL/350 FEL) and two laterals with PBHLs of 13,454 feet at SE SE 28-24N-52E (250 FSL/750 FEL) and of 13,604 feet at NW NW 28-24N-52E (750 FNL/250 FWL). Both laterals tap into the Bakken Formation.
In Richland County, Shadwell Resources Group, LLC reported the completion of the Velma SWD 1-10H, with an SHL at NW NW 10-23N-58E (350 FNL/750 FWL).
XTO Energy, Inc. reported the completion of two Richland County wells. The Beagle 12X-17, has an SHL at SW NW 17-23N-59E (2290 FNL/300 FWL) and a BHL of 19,884 feet at SE NE 16-23N-59E (2077 FNL/761 FEL). The Bakken Formation well reported an Initial Potential (IP) of 469 Barrels of Oil Per Day (BOPD); 105 Thousand Cubic Feet of Gas Per Day (MCFPD) and 610 Barrels of Water Per Day (BWPD). The Headington 43X-25B, also a Bakken Formation well, has an SHL at NE SE 25-26N-52E (2080 FSL/262 FEL) and a Bottom Hole Location (BHL) of 18,849 feet at NW SW 26-26N-52E (2083 FSL/248 FWL). The well reported an IP of 502 BOPD; 645 MCFPD and 755 BWPD.
In Roosevelt County, Samson Oil and Gas USA Montana, Inc. reported the completion of the Australia II 12 KA 6. The Bakken Formation well has an SHL at NW NW 29-28N-55E (193 FNL/804 FWL) and a BHL of 14,972 feet at SE SE 29-28N-55E (729 FSL/720 FEL). The Australia had an IP of 60 BOPD and 101 BWPD.
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC announced the completion of two wells in Roosevelt County. The Sam 2858 12-17H, with an SHL at NE NW 17-28N-58E (240 FNL/2200 FWL) and three laterals with BHLs of 15,077 feet at NE NW 20-28N-58E (312 FNL/2176 FWL); 16,079 feet at NE NW 20-28N-58E (1311 FNL/2202 FWL) and 16,767 feet at SE NW 20-28N-58E (1977 FNL/2218 FWL). All three laterals penetrate the Bakken Formation. The well turned in an IP of 851 BOPD; 579 MCFPD and 2,041 BWPD.
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC wrapped up the Paul Byron 2758 41-13H in Roosevelt County. The well has an SHL at SW SW 13-27N-58E (180 FSL/1000 FWL) and a BHL of 20,430 feet at NE NW 12-27N-59E (274 FNL/1916 FWL). The Bakken Formation well had an IP of 1,597 BOPD; 1,325 MCFPD and 7,022 BWPD.
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation reported the completion of the Elvsaas 21-4TFH in Roosevelt County, with an SHL at NE NW 4-30N-57E (325 FNL/1980 FWL) and a BHL of 19,438 feet at SE SW 9-30N-57E (349 FSL/2044 FWL). The well, which targets the Three Forks Formation, had an IP of 91 BOPD; 54 MCFPD and 465 BWPD.
Samson Resources Company wrapped up two wells in Sheridan County. The Zuma 15-22-35-58H, with an SHL at NW NE 15-35N-58E (435 FNL/2443 FEL) and a BHL of 17,935 feet at SW SE 22-35M-59E (245 FSL/2411 FEL) turned in an IP of 67 BOPD; 21 MCFPD and 474 BWPD. The Riva Ridge 6-7-33-56H, with an SHL at NW NE 6-33N-56E (280 FNL/2356 FEL) and a BHL of 18,233 feet at SW SE 7-33N-56E (239 FSL/2316 FEL) had a reported IP of 149 BOPD; 122 MCFPD and 240 BWPD. Both wells target the Bakken Formation.
TAQA North USA, Inc. wrapped up the Hjelm 13-1H in Sheridan County. The well has an SHL at NE NE 13-37N-57E (480 FNL/290 FEL) and a BHL of 11,840 feet at NW NW 13-37N-57E (728 FNL/698 FWL). The Bakken well reported an IP of 28 BOPD and 527 BWPD.
In Toole County, Keesun Corporation completed the Leuck 6-13. The well has an SHL at SE NW 13-34N-3W (2420 FNL/1650 FWL) and reported an IP of 1 BOPD and 125 BWPD. The well is located in the Kevin-Sunburst Field.
In Toole County, Mountain Pacific General Inc. was issued a Permit to Abandon the Tiber 30-2-18-1, with an SHL at C NE 18-30N-2E (1320 FNL/1320 FEL).
Converted to Injection
Three wells received permits to convert to injection.
In Powder River County, a permit went to the Unit 403, operated by Denbury Onshore, LLC. Situated in the Bell Creek Field, the well has an SHL at C NE NW 4-9S-54E (660 FNL/1980 FWL).
In Richland County, an Injection Permit was issued to Shadwell Resources Group, LLC for the Velma SWD 1-10H, located at NW NW 10-23N-58E (350 FNL/750 FWL).
In Sheridan County’s Flat Lake Field, a permit was issued for the Negaard 3 SWD, operated by TAQA North USA, Inc. The well has an SHL at NW NE 22-37N-57E (130 FNL/1833 FEL).
Darryl L. Flowers is the Publisher of the Sun Times in Fairfield, Montana, www.fairfieldsuntimes.com, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org