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^ ror lTAN * • eNA kàÀhj. i F08TKI) FIELD PRK Kerin-8 un burst . — DAILY AVERAGE PRODUCTION Week fin «finit November 14, I9M United State« »,040,400 Increase 66.000 18,450 Decrease A 1.05 & 14» iSS Cot Bank Montana 1.17 CM Oeek 630 M a MW ml JM I m L m vs onlan t « •S 3 « I 5< *n>, n. /©'* r - ßWS if A /Sib/ / % ■ GREAT EAIX8. MONTANA SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 91, 1086. »7 VOLUME 16—NU 3c PER COPY, CANADA 10c CUT BANK AGAIN EXTENDED SOUTHWEST TWO OF THREE TURNER VALLEY WELLS ARE IN, BUT PRODUCING NAPHTHA •» Two of three wells near the sensational T. V. R. oil well in west Turner Valley were completed this week but neither as an oil well They were average naptha prodncrs, in, place of crude. The third well which is regarded as almost certain of dl pro duction lost a bailer while unloading rotary mud and is fishing. The well is the Foundation Royalties well located a mil* and a b«lf south of the T. V. R. gusher which is making 800 barrels per day of high gravity crude. The Foundation had heavy showings of oil in the rotary mud, with evidence of heavy gas pressure, when the T. V. R. horizon was tapped, 400 feet in the Madison lime. M Renfrew Royalties well, a quart e of a mile east and three quarters of a mile south of the T. V. R. la rated at 75 barrel» per day ofi naptha, with a flow of 12,000,000 cubic feet of wet gm. Sovereign Royalties, a quarter of a mile south of the Renfrew, Is about a 60-barrel naptha producer, with 11,500,000 cubic feet of wet gas per day. North of the Renfrew and a half mile ajoutheaet of the TVR 1 b B ritish Dominion No. 4, which Is making 75 barrels of naptha. Three critical wells which may yet establish the presence of an extensive pood of oil on the f**t flank of Turner Valley are yet to be completed. One la a quarter of a mile north and another a quarter of a mile south of the oil well while the third is a h*H mile oonth. Sterling Paeilto (Imperial) No. 4, to the north Is drilling at 4780; B & B No. 1, to the south, is dril ling at 6240 and Richfield Royal ties, still forth«*-math. 1» resanMa* 9 \ drilling at 4010. The next completion in Turner Valley win be Sterling (Imperial) No. 3, one mile due north of the T. V. R. gusher. It is drilling at 6300 feet and due to get the T. V. R. horizon about 600 feet In the lime. It Is likely higher on structure than the oil well. It will be several weeks be fore the other two wells get to to determine whether the T. V. P. Is a "freak" or whether It Is on the east edge of an Important pool 1600 feet down the west flank of Turner Valley. Pacific ' m f the oil horizon. m NEW ROYALTY COMPANY Deeded Royalties Corp. has been organised In Great Palls by H. W. Miann of Great Falls, E. D. Arlans of Cooke City and D. M. Nimmons of Lincoln. Capitalisation is $100, 000, divided into 400,000 shares of 25 cents par. Mim-PMIHG WEEK ENDED NOV. 14 MONTANA— Cat Creek. Cut Bank. Kevin-Sunburst Pondera . Buckley Border. Dry Creek. 700 ...11250 4720 ... 1230 ! ... 360 150 Lake Basin ... 585 ... 2290 ■ 104ft * ... 1295 î.« 40 650 50 40 .. 2115 ... 720 .. 260 ■■ H 40 .. 800 .. 20 .. 250 440 • ft kS S 4 4««l 4662 - Total Rocky Kt, States.72SSO 40 _18450 TOTAL. WYOMING— Big Muddy..,. Elk Baeln. Grass Creek... Labarge . Lance Creek. Lost Soldier... Oregon Basin Rock River... Black Mountain. Badger Basin Byron Dallas Derby Dutton Creek. Ferris _ Frannie. Oarland - Hamilton Dome Hidden Dome .. Hudson . Midway ... Osage __ Pilot Butte. Poison Spider.. ■Quealy Dome. South Casper. Teapot ___ Waugh Dome.. Sompeon Ridge Medicine Bow 1430 2765 1080 670 TOTAL. Total Colorado. rBL . - . . IMPERIAL IS PONDERA OIL Imperial 0(1 company is buy ing all the storage oil as well all available current production In Pondera o(l Held, giving that field it» first "'break" In several yearn. For many months, Home Oil & Refining Co. has been the only bayer in Pondera and Inasmuch as Home in getting more crude than It actually needs from Cat Bank at less than posted field price, It appeared that curtailment in Pon dera waa inevitable. Some of the smaller producers were with no market except tor occasional spot sales at less than posted field price, which Is 10 cents under the Kevin price or J1.06 per barrel. It Is reported that Imperial has some road oil contracts and inas much as Pondera provides the best road oil stock in Northern Mon tana, has Instructed its Montana buyer, Montana Pipeline Co., to buy all available Pondera crude. It Is reported that Standolind, which is selling direct to Imperial, will not have enough oil bo supply Imperial demands during winter months. Triangle, Teton and other companies have cleaned up all their storage. Warren Hastings, aucessful new comer in the field, is selling all of his oil to the Home under a three year contract. Renorts that Imnerial was offering 10. cents above posted field pricl for Pondera stonwrT oil were with SÄcSSSÄ 1 "" MONTANA STILL HAS CHAKE FOR NEW OIL FIELD IN '36 IF WEATHER MAN CONSENTS Several Wells Close Enough To Sands That New Field Will Result From Few Weeks Of Further Drilling Montana has a few more chances for discovery of a new oil field during the present year, despite winter coming on, for a few more wildcats are due to pick up probable productive horizons. There are a dozen wildcat wells active in the state four of which are in the Sweetgrass Arch and the others scattered through the east central and southern portions of the state. Three of these four, on Bull Head, South Valier and North Pondera, are likely of completion this year. The fourth, the Smith-Schwingel test on Benton Lake structure, NE NE*d-_____ 22N* ernment ^ NW* NB* ia.'Vfiaïalïta. Ä after pulling the 6*-inch string. On another fold In the same area, Bmmons-Pennock No. 3. SE NB* NE* 6-21-18E. is drilling at 1066, with 16-inch pipe set at 410. On Hardin dome. Big Horn county Daniels Petroleum on C SE* SB* 19-1S-33E may have a completion this year, having recently changed s s n™ s.'s s°h.ï 3580 fG©t. Near tne town or Har din, E. A. Lammere ft Son-Ber thold No. 1. SW SW* * NW* 1-1S-32B, has completed a gas well at nna 0 ^io W n 11 Lu^v^ 1 l 1 ld < Â r out °Z ,?h« S Oil ^ liT 2 CWL ^NB^SeÎT " ' 9 In The* 1 same county. Kart Bridger ^n^Coknado 2 »!^ »K. 1» drilling ln Colorado shale at 1510. I In Judith Basin county, Hofaaoa HERE'S HOW THE WEST TURNER VALLEY MAP LOOKS ; O SnSLING-PÄ IFIC HMTERlAi * No. : 3* Drilling, 6300 $3 .~..X q STßRLING-Pk 3 FIC (MU AL I No, 4 . Dri ling, 47ft» #T 0 ÖBR VAUi* ROYALTIES 8 od Bbl. Qyde Par Iky O B. i B. Dri ling, 5340 2 Richfield 1 • BRITISH DOMINICK No. 4 . 75 Bbl. I—.Napjtha.—j--• »SOVEREIGN MfALTIES ties 4010 C M ROYALTIES • 6o!Bbl. Naptha Wfing, 346 o FOUNDATION fpTALTIES O Fishing, 6475 1 O WET SIDE ROYALTIES Drilling, 4385 . ! Northern Natural Gas company has shut down its Wallace No. 2 tOVtSBIP 18-W5 SHUTS DOWN FOB WINTER , „ . „ well in Section 15-37~4£, Whitlash £ eetf w ^ th . f n HlUs *ft ÎSTEl«*® 1 tne sweetgras HlUs. It will be COmP ' eted ,n the 8prin * - f e Hunt ' s n °- 3 Nw SE ^ NE* 30-14N-15W, is still CK»rge Gregory, In Musselshell couatyi Nw 8 W* NW* 25-11N "S n ÊuÂ ZJZJ'S- C1 . rt NE? t 9E J co J" ty ^ g Par ^ent ^drllUna at £Ou n ty R. ta drIUlng at ,® n . a p *»• ÏL l lrt^n dome center 1 ^Ion ^ Park county i V4iQra nmanoMi n _ _ n j Th-JT Fork^ Is driUtolf^ 4oToî 1 M Iwît «WÏ ™ 8 _Ç^. r f^ 8 No - L SE SW* NWA ^ ïn Northeastern Montana, Sheri county. Cheyenne OH ft Gas °°" ,hut dowB Rt 2616 twt on SSÂi'Â'ïFÂÏ SS. ]^ ng one müllon ,eet trom two h<)r ' R - c - Tarrant's proepectlng along gY 0m berg fault aontheart of (CobUsmkI o» Page ft*») arrant Adds 10 Square Mies Of Proven Ground To Cut Bank Oil Field Another southwest extension to Cut Bank field this week added from 10 to 13 square miles of producing territory to Montana's Inyxst remarkable oil field, located in Glacier county. R. C. Tarrant's Reichoff No. 3, well, in NE% NEJ4 36-32-6W, six miles south of the Big Bend pool and 10 miles due south of the town of Cut Bank, is a producer, rated from 25 to 50 barrels. It is two and three qqarters miles southeast of the recently com pleted Patterson-Chatterton producer in Sec tion 22-32-6W which gave a three mile south jag ins OUT BARK IS STILL GOING FULL BLAST Cut Bank producers, with (Jug er» crossed, continued to produce their wells at 100 percent capacity! daring the past week, with no hint of curtailment, although Canadian buyers ordinarily drop out of the rqwfeket before -this Upie. few only Is the Cut Bank field J , marketing all current production but practically all the storage oil has been cleaned up including some 100,000 barrels of storage oil of Santa Rita Oil company, purchased by Imperial. Santa Rita daring the past week changed pipeline connec tions, to start filling refinery stor age at the Northwestern Refining plant west of Cut Bank, which will operation early ready next year. But little new production has been added in recent weeks and the past week saw two completions, one, the Tarrant southwest and the other on Tribal lands In the Big Bend pool l> ■ for Texaco-TrJbal 121 No. 3, C SE>4 SE*4 3 6-33-6 W, is about a 4 5-ber rel well. It had sand from 3030 1 « 3 ' ^ 3033 to 3337. Fluid rose 1300 feet and H swabbed 93 barrels in 9% hours. Texaco-Tribal 121 No. 4, C NW * SE*4 36-33-6W, was shot with 20 quarts of nltro glycerin and greatly improved. Whereas it formerly made 41 barrels In the first 24 hours, It, made 108 barrels in 24 hours „ . Montana Power Gas-Wallace No. I, CWL NE* SE* 6-32-5W. drill lowing the shot Cobb-Al. 115 No. 2, CEL NE* SE* 31-33-BW, drilling, 2200. Drum heller - Reservation-Tarrant No. 1, c SW* 8W* 21-34-6W, drilling, 1300. Hanlon-Tribal 128 No. 1, SE* NE* 12-32-6W, sidetracking bit at 60ft; bottoms at 735. Hole-Tribal 124 No. 2 C NW* SE* 1-32-6W, drilling, 1725. i Continued on Page Five» Nitro Shot Works Where Acid Fails in Kevin Weil The adage that there is more than one way of skinning a cat applied this week to the oil business as Big West Oi! company returned to the old fashioned method of shooting a well into production with nitro glycerin, in Kevin oil field. Big West-Dahlquist No. 4, NE NEV 4 NWV 4 21 35-3W, was treated with 4.000 gallons of acid and it failed to respond, despite the fact that the acid was held on the formation for 72 hoars under 350 pounds pressure. When the well was opened up. Big West pumped back nearly■ all of Its acid, showing that It *^d failled to penetrate a Hme forma tion that ordinarily reacts to hy-J <1 roch lor lc acid. Accordingly, a 100-^*? ■ b0 ' «*ja nitro glycerine was fired on the llmeand the well instantly rejmond ed with a flow of gas and f* 1 - ' he tetter at the rate of about 40 bar reta per day. However. It Is being re-treated with acid to increase the tiaw - Big Wert revived Its No. S Dahl quest, after having treated with 8,000 gallons at acid—the largest "shot" ever used in this field. In that Instance the acid disappeared -1 EXTENSION mmmmm Rib i FND PCX 1 O •---1 —-— * j _* — . .-i. VgOLS ■lasaei O » — |_ } r—u—I ■ ■ — ; KiWLj » ——13— te _ — j ! _ I !—zz ! i rc EROt ucn. : AC0-8T is—■— g S £ I — £ ft T" •14 » e4 2 PATTERfjoH chïttIÂŸôïïT -24 I i ■; 4—25 — Î4— - 1 = fol-^^m^ OIL IN NEW "HIGH IN ALOE AREA — 26 — ■27—i : ; -f ■. Î . iiicmrr 0 —i— « —!— TAR iAST — ; 35 - Proving a 'high" structural con dltlon northwest of Aloe did not ; develop any oil for O. E. Lee associates of Billings, with the j (Continued on Paa* Five»_ E n. -, .. wlthoat preMure &nd the well start e(J pro< j uc j n g about 100 bbls. a day. K suddenly shut off and It was feared that the acid had opened up crevice China-ward, or in some ot ber wrong direction. Later it de sloped that the gum of a botton hole "blanket", need to keep acid eating downward Into water, WM r^Q.ibie for the trouble, There are now fonr wellB the Dahlqulat 40 acres, making from 40 to 90 barrels each, Another producer in the section where the Gordon Campbell drilled i (Contl»o*4 on Pag* Five) This well showed 60 feet of sand, with two streaks of saturation. The sand was found at 3005 and continued to 2063. First oil showed at 3015 but the principal production came from 3049 to 3045 and from 3049 to 3063. The hole was carried into the Ellis shales from 3063 to 3072. Oil rose 600 feet in the hole, with no water. It swabbed 40 barrels in 14 hours. It may be shot with nitro glycerin. It looks quite like the Chatterton well which making 60 barrels per day. is now ^Location of Well Made By Irwin in 1929 The location of R. C. Tarrant's «entwert extension to Cut Bank oil Meld la the result of the geological vrork of Joe Irwin back in 1229 when he waa employed by Producer» A Refiners corporation. Irwin located a wed for P. ft R. at that time but that company wlth drew from Montana without testing any of the leases It bad taken In Ont Bank district. It waa not un til the fall of 1932 that Tarrant brought In his first commercial oil well in Cut Bank field—the well which brought about the de velopment of the gigantic oil pool. When Irwin became geologist tor Tarrant he submitted his work on I the area southwest In the belief that It was a separate condition, rather than an extension to Cut Bank field, which was then 14 miles distant from Tarrant opera tions. Subsequently, In 1935 Tar rant drilled in Section 27-82-6W, finding Cnt Bank sand and a show of oil but not in oomerclal quan tities. Not until after the Big Bend pool developed, In 1936, did he decide to drill Irwin's location. Before he could complete, however, the Patterson-Obatterton well was In production, proving the westward trend of the Cut Bank sandstone. Southwest Wells Indicate Buried Coast Veers West Ever since It was established that the Texaco-State wall in See. 16-32-6W was in Cot Bank field and not on a separate structure, geologists have debated whether the ancient seacoast swung south eastward or sonthwertward from the Texaco well. Texas company, believing that the seacoast swung westward, drilled three wells south of the Marias river. All found sand but It car ried water, showing a water-Laden embayment in the basin north of Voller. Tarrant's Reichoff well is Inter preted by some geologists as prov i ng that the old Cretaceous beech andWung westwa^, pwrtbly going some distance toward what is now the Rocky Mountains before turn ing southward to follow the shape of the Sweetgrass Arch unllft. The Tarrant and Chatterton wells Indicate the poseiblllty of continued production for a considerable dis tance west. These wells are pro ducing 450 feet down the west flank of the atrncture from the principal producing contour of the field, as contoured on the top of the Bills. They axe 2,100 feet down the west flank of the Sweet grass Arch from the highest con tours of Kevin-Sunburst oil field, 40 miles northeast but they show no water. East closure on the Cut Bank sand is provided by iensing into the impervious lower Cretaceous shales. CUT BANK MAY OWN GAS SYSTEM The town of Cnt Bank Is contem plating a 830,000 bond issue to build a municipal gas distributing system, expecting to bay gas from Santa Rita, whom line to the Northwestern Refinery ran» part the north edge of town. It ta un derstood that the town will pay • cents per thousand for Its gas. Th« Santa Rita gas line may also be extended to Browning where the town council ta considering a bond issue to finance a municipal dtrtri bating system.