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GREAT EAIX8. MONTANA SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 91, 1086.
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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
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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
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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
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Oil ^ liT 2 CWL ^NB^SeÎT
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' 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
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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 *
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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 Êu ZJZJ'S- C1 . rt
NE?
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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
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™ 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
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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
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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»_
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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.

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