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Montana oil and mining journal. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1931-1953, June 17, 1933, Image 1

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NOR TH C UT BANK WILDCAT IS GA
Gas In Top Sand
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IKrt Sand Carries Two Million Feet Of
Gas Which Throws Tools Up In Hole,
Causing Delay Of Fishing Job
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BULLETIN
Sweeney wildcat strikes oil. Darl
ing sand. Flowing over top of derrick.
Means new Montana oil field.
A flow of 2,000,000 oufre feet of gw was encountered
in the top of the Stewart sand in the P. T. Sweeney wild*
cat on North Out Bank structure, in the north wart corner
of Section 23-37-6W, when drilling resumed this week.
At 2 p.a Friday reports from the well said that the
drill had passed through the Stewart send at 2591 and would
shortly pick up the Darling sand, principal producing borison
of this Held.
nie flow of gae came with pressure that threw
the took up in the hole, restating in a fishing job nie tools
were recovered Thursday and drilling resumed Thursday night
The Sweeney well is about equi-distant from production
in Cut-Bank field and in the Border Eed Coulee oil field.
It is on a distinct local "high, 0 revealed by subsurface work,
and has checked 210 feet high
er than the Texaco-Inter
national well, the closest well
drilled, which well had water
at horzons at
Sweeney well has had show
ings of oil and wet gas.
Montana Power, Texas-Pa
cific and other companies have
protection acreage but the
principal block of 5,000 acres
is .held by P. T. Sweeney,
pioneer Kevfcf-Sanburst oper
ator, who shut the well down
several weeks ago to straight
en out titles before drilling in.
which the
RECOVER IS
SUCCEEDING IN
fUSRSANIZAHOi
The drilling of one well
by the Pre-organization Plan
under the management of
Sunburst OU A Refining Oo.,
is now assured by subscrip
tions received from stock
holders and creditors, ac
cording to announcement of
J. H. Hamilton, federal court
receiver, who Is managing
the company In an effort to
salvage the more valuable
holdings for the benefit of
participating
and creditors.
Invited to make their own ap
praisals, subscribers are taking
from 10 to 100 per cent of their
old interest or claim in stock
of the pre-organisation Interests
in the new company, he states.
It Is understood that after the
subscriptions are all in, and some
of the properties developed are
to be appraised at actual worth
and stocks Issued on that baste,
entirely divorcing the new organi
zation from the old.
Meantime, the receiver secured
the approval of the federal court
for his plan to dismantle the
5,000-barrel refinery in West
Great Falls, selling enough of the
property to pay up taxes and
other Imperative obligations and
thereafter retain enough tank
age and equipment to provide a
good 1,000-barrel topping plant
which may be leased to some
other refiner or operated by the
reorganized company, as its
stockholders may decide,
receiver Is reported to have
wiped ont more than 1900,000
worth of indebtedness and has
stockholders
The
salvaged tools, casing and other
equipment te make possible a
going concern on a smaller and
less expensive scale than the old
company.
A well will be drilled in the
immediate future on one of Us
proven leases as the first step
toward putting the new organi
sation on a dividend-paying basis
ERROR DIDN'T HURT
An Associated Pres* writer
who han't been keeping np
on oil development In Montana
Is responsible for the world
being Informed that Montana
has a new oil field. As It
worked out, (t gave Montana
a lot of unexpected publicity.
Petroleum Economic Service,
as an example, heralded the
Tarrant-ddller well as *add
in g another Important
to
in siisn'Erff 1 1
CTMIlvj
that It was the discovery '* r » u
AND LINDSAY
AT MEETING
H. B. Chessher and B. J.
Lindsey are Moo tana's offi
cial representative« at the
American Petroleum InstJ
tut« conference at Chicago
with regard to a code of
practices for the oil in
dustry under provision« of
the National Industrial Be
covery Act, recently p asse d
Mr, Chessher, Pondera oper
ator was appointed by the Inde
pendent Petroleum Association
with but one Instruction that
Montana should be allowed, in
any case, to produce up to suffi
cient oil to care for Its own mar
ket. This would mean trebling
present dally production, but
would not give enough production
to furnish all Montana refineries
with adequate crude for capacity
operations.
Mr. Lindsay, bead of North
west Stellarine at Shelby, was
appointed as alternate for Walter
F- Brittan to represent Montana
Chapter, «Rocky Mountain Oil
& Gas Association.
A wire from Chicago Friday
morning stated that Chessher
had~\ introduced an amendment
stating:
"Nothing herein this code con
tained shall permit any commit
tee authorized thereby or any
chairman thereof to prorate the
production of any producer or to
curtail any operations In any
state in which the production of
crude oil does not exceed the
consumption thereof."
To Montana this is a critical
situation. Mr. Lindsay wired
Mr. Britten Friday stating that
he ^doubts that the Chessher
amendment will stand, as much
pressure Is being brought to stop
all drilling to bring the situa
tion under control. No curtail
ment of exports is proposed,
which will- help Montana
INDIAN LANDS TO
BE DIVIDED INTO
TRACTS FOR SALE
No more of the Blackfeet
Indian lands on the west edge
of Ont Bank field will be sold
until the Fulton well is complet
ed, It wae learned this week
from the tribal council.
2,100-acre block which The Texas
company has been trying to ac
quire will be cut Into eight or
more separate tracts and sold
at public »action. The tribe re
jected a bid of $4-60 per acre
with provMon for one well with
in 30 days and asked for V per
acre bonus with a continuous
drilling program of one well to
40 acres, «neb program to be
completed within five years.
The
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Paterson Spots Two Wells
In Development of Whitlash
Development of Whitish oil field
has been renewed by Western Natural
Gas Company of which W. A. Pater
son of Spokane is head.
One well, offsetting the discovery
oil well on the north, is flow drilling
in NW^NEM 26-37-4E àn
ported at a depth of 300 leet Friday.
A second well is to be drilled im
honev No.
23-374E,
10 . 000,000
toejiuartws
d was re
mediately north of the 1
1 gasser, in SEJ4 NW
which well had an initial
cubic feet of gas. It is
Fulton Is Ready
To Bring In Well
In West Cut Bank
BILLING at 2920 and due in the sand at 2975, W.
M. Pulton's well in westljDut Bank is today approach
ing the first completion in the area west of the prin
cipal wells of Cut Bank oil field.
A fishing job and other troubles have been ironed ouj.
and the world should know within a week whether this vet
eran prospector is correct in hla guee that the area should
have thicker sands and greater fressure than the present pro
ducing area
D
WELLS SLOW UP NEAR PAT SAND
The Pulton well is one of three Which had been pegged lor
completion during the past week but these Cot Bank welta have
tjie habit of slowing down Just ahead of completion. Caving shales
followed by fUnt-Uke shells make hard going and invite trouble
for Inexperienced driller*. Some of these shells are so hard that it
takes two and three bits to* pound iirfcugh them.
SANTA ETTA-OLSON READY TO DRILL IN
Santa Rita-Oloon No. 1 well, being drilled for the Cut
Bank Drilling company of Port Townsend, was on Fri
day standing with production pipe cemented at 2840 feet
and can be brought in within a few hours. Location is in the
northeast comer of 26-34-6W, in the midst of production.
BLACKFEET WILL SOON HAVE ANOTHER
Santa RUa'» Tribal No. a well In Section l.VSd-OW , on
Blarkfeet Indian reservation. Is drilling at 2778 ami except
for the slow going above the sand should be an early com
pletion, giving occasion for Blackfeet Indians to renew plans
for their celebration—if someone will bay the beeves.
DAKOTA MONTANA IS NEARING SAND
Dakota-Montana 's Haglund No. 1 in SW NW 14 NEV 4
14-34-6W, is drilling at 2650 feet after having landed eight
inch casing at 2615.
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JOHNSON HAS ANOTHER "SIGNAL HILL
J. W. Johnson of the Northwest Stellarine company this
week dug a cellar preparatory to rigging up on the W.
Ewing farm, offsetting the Dakota-Montana-Dramhc 11er pro
ducer on the north. Location is renter of Lot 1, Section S
84-9W. This location is on the north slope of the topographical
"high" of this entire country, reminiscent of the "Signal
of Kevin-Sunburnt where Johnson drilled his Corey
Hill'
gushers.
FIND WATER STRATA FOR THIRD TIME
A. P. Consolidated-Matteon No. 2 well, in SB'4 SW*4
14-34-6W picked up a flow of water in a stray sand in the
same horizon as the A. P.Con Kissel No. I well and was
forced to run six-inch casing at 2868 feet to shut it off. They
are now reaming down to the top of the sand This is the
third well in the field to find this stray water sand.
TWO MORE GOING AFTER GUSHER PRODUCTION
In the vicinity of the «eld's largest well, the Tarrant-Long
Miller No- 1, two wells are making excellent time. Tarrant-Hope
No. 1, northeast offset, is drilling at 900 feet, in SW Comer
19-34-5W. North of the 600-berrel well the Tarrant-Haglund, Jr.,
No. 2 in SB% 13-34-6W 1» drilling at 1700 feet.
FIRST OF FOUR WELLS UNDER WAT
The first of the Tarrant wells on the four-well contract
with Montana-Headlight (Drumheller interests) is drilling
■ the Williams farm, at 550 feet. Location is in NW*4 NE 1 ^
11-34-6W, offsetting the Kissel No. 1 producer.
FORT WORTH SPUDDEB IB DOING FINE
Meanwhile A. P. Consolidated is following np the prospect of
some large flush production In the Kiesel district by drilling in
SE SE* lfW14 11-34-6W. Hole is at 900 feet, romping merrily
along with a Fort Worth Spudder. They -picked up the Colorado
at 470 feet. This te the first time a spudder has been used in
this field or, for that matter, for any 2840-foot drilling In Montana.
MUST RON ANOTHER STRING OF PIPE
Hannah-Porter company found its easing aeriously dam
aged on its Britton No. 1 producer, in NW NE)4 NE*4 23
34-6W, as a result of premature explosion of a time bomb,
and it is necessary to run a string of frinch pipe. The well
is shut down waiting for the string to arrive .
on
PAR OIL COMPLETES ONE, STARTS ANOTHER
Par Oil co
r drilled to 2838 on the B. A H. discovery oil
well of the field and shot with 70 quarte «I altro glycerin. Par
Oil te rigging
No. 1, In SW 8W% »BVi 2-84-6W.
on Haines No. 2, offsetting A. P. Con-Kissel
WTOhUWG OPERATOR SXABf TO OO
C. C. oobb of Rollins, W*yo., te reported preparing to move
farm, HHÉ I te-*6-*W, between the
Retehoff and Trite! pvodeers final
of the lease having
been closed np during the paet w«efc.
of a mile north of the discovery oil well
on the Hicks farm.
Whitlash field has had five wells
drilled, with three small producers. The
discovery oil well belongs to Western
Natural Gas and the west offset was
drilled by the Bruce Radigan interests.
The Wilde interests drilled a small pro
ducer northeast of the discovery well
during the past year.
Paterson now intends to work north
ward, believing that the volume and pres
sure of the Mahoney well signifies the
possibility of large oil production.
BULLETIN
Report« from Cot Bank
field 1st« Friday were that
W. M. Fulton has lost his
NE corner of 1C-84-CW.
ROTARY RIG
MOVING INTO
BOBBER FIELD
^^^^MTULSA
Contract for the drilling
of a well In Border oil field
on Montait« Oil company
property has been swarded
to John Finn, rotary con-
tractor, according to word
from Osntts Friday.
- A rotary rig Is being moved
from Wsinwright to the Pat
Buckley ranch. If this rig suc
cessfully completes this well, It
«111 be the first rotary producer
ever drilled in Northern Montana
and the only successful rotary
well drilled In the state outside
of Dry Creek where Ohio uses
rotary equipment for 5600-foot
drilling.
The only other active opera
tion in the Border field is the
Kotop well on the Alberta side of
the border, wnere a fishing Job
is bolding np drilling. C. Bari
Orocker, well known in.Montana
oil operations, la in charge of the
Kotop well, it is understood.
ALLOWABLE IN
EAST TEXAS IS
450,000 BOLS.
«eduction of the allowable
output of East Texas oil field
to between 546,000 and 660,000
barrels daily, by the Texas rail
road commission, means the be
ginning of the end of the Texas
cancer, in the opinion of Mon
tana oil producers.
The field bad been opened to
a million barrels a day- There
were rumors of lowered pres
sure and water invasion. The
"showdown" came with the bear
ing on June 12.
Montanans watching the situa
tion guessed that if the poten
tial test showed declining pro
ductivity, the allowable would
be reduced to 460,900 to 600,
000 barrels. It was cut even low
er than expected, confirming the
«belief that East Texas will not
«auch longer prove a menses.
Higher crude prices here and
crude prices here and
everywhere should follow.
every
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Mo&tana (HI and Mining Journal
GREAT FALLE, MONTANA
KEVIN GETS
FIRST WELL
OF YEAR '33
Keiria-SuMunt field
Joyed the thrill of the (
pletion of an oil well thin
the find oil well Is
that field during the year
IMS.
The well is the Kegle
Petrdcani-Hangm No. 2 , In
8W SW* XWH IS-Sft-SW.
end Is aontiuMM of the No.
1 well, e Unbent send
Rod« and tubing war« being
run for a teat on FVlday after
getting the Sunburst aand at
1662 feet, checking 36 feet high
er, structurally, than the No. 1.
OU canne up between TOO and
800 feet. It Is high gravity,
premium oil which has an In
stant market at the nearby Kerin
refinery.
T*nrther drilling on the local
structural condition known
Kerin dome ie contemplated by
Bagle Petroleum, including a
test to the Madison lime at a
point south of the fault, the ex
istence of which Is now pretty
definitely established. Sunburst
sand oil is expected on the north
side and Bills sand oil on tha
south side of this fauR, as In
the discovery group.
{CAMPBELL IS
G OING INTO
FIRM
Donald Campbell, for mao*
v*«r« counsel for Midwest R*
flnlng company and Standard o
Indiana In Montana, has bev~
appointed a member of the legs i
staff serving the Standard at
Tulaa, and win on July 1 leave
Orest Falls to taks np foil-time
duties with that organisation.
Recognised ss one of the out
standing authorities on oil field
forms and laws pertaining to oil
fields practice, Mr. Campbell has
been a valuable asset to the
Montana Industry. He has bad
a hand In writing practically
law
dustry since 1921, having taken
an active part In legislative mat
ter» for many years past,
addition to his Standard retainer
he hae represented a number of
Independent oil men including
the Coolidge group of oil and gas
companies. He has been a resi
dent of Great Fall» since 1927.
In his new position he will be
employed in service of Stando
llnd Pipeline Co., Slandollnd
Crude Oil Purchasing Agency and
Standolind Oil A Oas Co.
In
KE-GON PUTS
DOWN OFFSET
TO STEWART
Ke-8un Oil company, whose
stockholders financed the dis
covery well in Kevtn-Sunburat
field, is today drilling another
well on its Stewart lease,
location west of the No. 1
dneer which has yielded better
than 1100,000 worth of oil.
Location te In the center of the
west line of NEÎ4 NB«4 25-36
3W. There are producers
three offset locations, so it te re
garded as fairly certain of pro
duction, with the possibility that
It may tap the fault or crack
which te responsible for the
record of the Stewart No. 1
well. The new well 1« drilling
at 1800 feet.
The Day well in 17-86-TW te
reported shut down at 820 feet,
after having run casing.
one
pro
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