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DAILY AVERAGE PRODUCTION Week Kodlnc September *, IMS « J» Pondera SJM9.IOO Decrenee«R,490 u. a » an 1.10 Oat . .—#1B0 IMBO Derntw lOO Oat Creek.-. i i [t n <S 3 m ti ivm •• ? j. V i= 5 Mgg VOLUME IB—NUMBER m. MONTANA.** I1 ttIWV, SEPTEMBER 10, 1M8 5c PKH COPY, CANADA 10c GREAT F: mm RUNNING OIL SPOKANE—Oil shipments from the Cut Bank, Mont,, oil field have begun to the B. V. Hole, Agent, refinery at Hillyard and It Is an nounced that the new refinery will be In operation next Monday, Sept. 12 . One shipment of 1,000 barrels was shipped from Cut Bank Tues day by Montana Headlight Oil company, operating company of the Dnumhaller interests of this city, and a second shipment of 1,000 barrels will be made on Saturday. Steady shipments will follow to supply the plant with enough oil for capacity operation of 500 bar rels per day. The plant was recently recon structed on the site of an old top ping plant. It will make third structure gasoline, distillate, diesel fuel and fuel oils. It is a semd continuons process, utilising a 600 barrel shell etlll which will be kept at a temperature of from 390 to 400 degrees as erode Is run into the still. When the still is filled, and all of the gasoline taken off, it will become a batch operation. Increased temperature® will take ; off the distillate, then the diesel fuel and finally the fuel oil will be run off to stock tanks and the process will be resumed. The plant has no bubble towers —only a short packed tower, It be ing a simple skimmer, and barring mechanical defects or leaks. It 4s expected to go into capacity opera tion immediately. It is understood that all refined products have al contracted for distribu tion by established outlets, afford an outlet for about 15,000 barrels of Cut Bank crude monthly. It affords employment for between 16 and 20 men. It wiH .m. m S RE0OR' mnmm Owing the lack of market and lack of storage It became necessary to shut In the Fulton-Thompson No. 2 well In the high gravity oil pool of West Kevin field this week, ending a long period of continuous flowing. Location is ln SW cor ner SB34N*W)34 28-36-3W, north west of Kevin. This well, though little heralded, is one of the beet in Kevin-Sunburst field today. Completed a year ago, it was not acidised until early last spring. It began flowing Immed iately after acidizatlon, with an Initial of 150 barrels per day. It (Continued on Page Bight) M0NI4NA-WY0MING WEEK ENDED SEPT. 3 MONTANA— 610 Cut Bank. Kevin-Sunburst Pondera ...*. Buckley Border Dry Creek. TOTAL. WYOMING— Big Muddy. Garland . Labarge . Lance Creek. Medicine Bow. Oregon Basin. Rock River Salt Creek— I. N.— Dervey Dome Badger Basin. Blac Mountain... Dallas Derby Dutton Creek. Elk Basin. Prannie - Hidden Dome — Lost Soldier Midway Osage . Pilot Bntte. Poison Spider..... Quealy D5me South Casper... Teapot__— Warn Spring* Wert* — .-tu, iei.:. i Grass Creek, light- 16*9 Col* Crook.—. TOTAL. ,.. Toto) Oatorad«-. Total Rocky Mt. States. _ 7660 . 3660 490 70 . 286 . 3690 .J.. ...„ 1180 . 2436 . 1000 —.12520 . 2996 . 6040 — 1870 .16500 650 130 100 130 350 60 190 370 110 1560 30 10 .... 260 760 90 3« 140 960 U - 66 .66850 I Ilf« 67196 New Pocatello Plant Surprises Industry As Throughput Increases Ü i mm ■ "M i î < 1 !t • g .- W irr [I I a PfOMp -MM Hü Alcorn true vapor phase plant of Idaho Refining company now in operation in Pocatel lo, Idaho, which is steadily increasing runs of Cut Bank cnidc as result of unusual demand for its products. Montana producers who are supplying the Pocatello plant of Idaho Refining company return ed this week from a conference with refinery officials at PocaleHo, bringing enthusiastic accounts of the success of the Idaho enterprise which will afford a market for upward of a half million bar rels of Cut Bank oil annually. The operators who have contracted to supply the Pocatello plant at Castle & Pardee, Crumley & Frary and Wilkinson & Potter. Their contract calls for a minimum of 800 barrels per day but it is already apparent that the plant will use nearly douMe that amount' of crude. Although the plant has not yet been accepted from the contractors, since it has been in largely experi mental operation up to this tlme.O-—-f-—--*-" It has been pushed up to throughput 0 , .70. h~r.„ por The Montana operator* report that the plant is a true vapor phase plant built by Aloorn Combustion company of Philadelphia and not a Wlnkler-Koch plant, as reported in the Journal. There are only three auch plants in the United States, one in Bradford, Pa., and one in Michigan. This plant is revolu tionary in its efficiency, in that it is expected to make a 70 per cent recovery from Cut Bank crude, turning out a T5 octane gasoline. Inasmuch as the first structure gasoline is 75 octane and the third structure gasoline is 70 octane— equal to the ordinary standard grades—the sales of Idaho Refining company have been far greater than Crude Consumption In July Above Production Board Figures Reveal The month of July saw Montana refiners drawing on storage to care for full-capacity operations as they sought to provide enough gasoline and tractor fuel to care for harvest ing and transportation of crops in this and adjoining states, and the monthly report of the Oil Conservation Board shows that in the three north Montana fields total consumption of crude oil production by some barrels per day. In the entire state the market was 452,459 barrels against a production of 408,801 barrels. This apparent deficit re sults from lack of distribution of the market, rather than inability of the fields to supply the» oil, since some producers in Cut Bank are entirely without a mar ket; all producers with few excep tions are curtailed 50 per cent in Kevin-Sunburst, likewise has some producer» with no market at all while other* are producing at capacity. The dally 'average production of the three north Montana oil fields wa* 11,624 barrel* against an ac tual' maiiket of 12,884 barrel* per Pondera and day. Average dally refinery runs dur ing July in the three fields was 11,298 barrels per day and to this was added the first notable amount of oil shipped to Idaho, total ex ports averaging 1,636 barrels per day during the month. Cut Bank had average dally run* of 7,526 barrels against a mtarket of 6,967 barrel* including 4,678 barrels per day ran hy Montons re finers and 1,289 barrels of dally exporta. ÏOe rin -«unburst bad average daily production erf 8,643 barrel* against a market of 6,974 barrel# per day, mads up of 6.7« 8 barrels ef refinery runs and «46 barrels per day of export» R" ^C,h"KS1epoT^î' 700 ,000 gallons and over 900,000 gallons last month. The Septem ber sales will be even greater, if the plant is able to turn out the This plant is making a 10 to 15 per cent greater recovery of gaso line from Cut Bank crude and the considerably number is octane higher than that reported by other plants using Ont Bank crude. Idaho Refining Co. is a subsi diary of Wasatch Oil Refining Co., of Salt Lake also controlling Inland Empire Refining Co. which is build ing a plant In Spokane. Idaho Re fining Co. recently acquired some 42 established outlet® which provide a highly profitable market close to Pocatello. g»" 1 '" 1 . . — tOMi EOU SHE HELPIN' mm test Landowners, operators and roy alty owners have Joined in the movement to bring about a deep test In Pondera oil field, according to C. W. ( hansbers, Billings op erator, who propose« a deep test on his Erickson No. 1 weil in SW SE34SW34 3-ÎT-4W, west of Con rad. in Pondera county. "Some who haven't each have pledged wheat in lieu of cash", be states, as Indicative of unanimous cooperation of people In Pondera. "It Is seldom that farmers will shore the cost of drilling for oil in a, field where their lande are located, but they *11 show a wil lingness to help in Pondera *' Chamber« seeks to have the test to the Devonian coraspletoly financed before rosimtog drilling. Be and A K Qf &P« ■ WSlilifIwSil flff *111311# äRFFü V ff | \lr r* f"* *' • vBEvHw Iff loiBala 0 N WEST SfBI "Lucky Butch" Perron Is at It again in Kevin field, drilling an other well on his famous Hugl lease where be brought in a 200 barrel well more than a year ago. He is drilling In the center of NE 34 NW 34 11-36-3W, not far from his No. I producer. Hank Vander pas, veteran drilling contractor and producer, is the contractor and Is setting a fast pace. The well spad ed Sunday. Aug. 28, and on Monday morning. Sept. 5, had drilled 1076 feet of hole and set 8 34-inch casing, after having fished out one lost string of tools. By Thursday, Sept. 8 they had 1400 feet of hole. Drillers are «Id Porter, Odls Thomp son and Carl Arneberg. Tool dres sers are Loren Porter, Fleuri Per ron and Milos Perron. Atf the present rate they should complete in around 15 days a well that or dinarilly takes from 22 to 26 days. This well is In the Rocky Ridge pool where two wells have recently brought surprise In that they pro duced from both the Sunburst sand and the top of the lime—an un usual thing in this field. The lat est completion of this sort is the Parrent-Anderoon well in NW34 NW34 13-38-8W, which cased off Sunburst sand production to aci dise a showing in the lime. It is (Continued on Paas five) WILDCATS IN MONTANA NAVE mum If there Is anything to astrology, then the stars had § very bad in fluence on Montana wildcats daring the past week. Every wildcat In northern Montana, excepting one, reported trouble. GENOU At Genoa, Security Petrolenm Johnson No. 1, NE 34 NB34 23-26N 3B. had a bole full of water, re quiring the running of another string of casing. This water comes from the base of th* Kootenai, with about 300 feet to go to the top of the lime. DUPUYER At Dnpnyer anticline near the Rocky Mountains, emrncnt No. 1, NE «B3& 8W34 26 27-9W, Is *tUl grinding slowly sway with rotary tools at 969 feet, still in the fUnt-like Madison lime, mak ing only * few feet a day at the ex peaee of many rock bit*. The bot tom of the lime is expected at * round 1399 feet (OmOaned on Pag# Few) CoJMornio-Oov SANTA RITA AGAIN GETS GOOD WELL IN SOUTH CUT BANK Swabbing seven barrets per hour or at the rate of better than 150 barrels per daq, Hanta Kit« OU company's Khearon No. 4, well HE HE 34 SW 34 5-32-5W', in the Rig Bend area of Oat Bank oil field, was the outstanding completion of the week In Montan», This well, located on the east side of Cat Bank creek, la the second excellent well completed by Hanta Rita In the district during the present year, reaching the Ellis. This one bad 84 feet of Cat Bank saad without The Sunburst sand, 2HOO to 2805, was dry. The Cut Bank sand was from 2930 2964 where drilling stopped as a «light show of water appeared. Fluid rose 1600 feet and It will doubtless be a 75-barrel well hi settled production, which is an ex cellent producer in this field, where the rate of decline is low. Cut Bank field saw the start of operations on the first gas unit in which a state lease was included. This well is in the lower end of the gas field and Is known as Glacier Production-State Unit No. 1, In the center of the north line of NE 34 SW 34 16-44-5W. Exact location Is 2640 feet north of the south Une and 184 0 feet east of the west line. Castle A Pardee-Tribal 17» No. I, ND SW34«W)34 12-32-6W, is dril ling at 2690. Glacier ProdactlonrHather Unit No. I. SE NW 34 SB 34 36-35-6W, spudded on Sept. 6 and is drilling at «50. Nadeaa-Fartocr* Bank No. 5, SE SE 34 NE 34 17-2 8-6 W is cleaning out at 2830 seven feet off bottom. Par Oil-Tribal tract 170 No. I, CBL NB34 NE 34 7-32-5W. Is drilling at 1450. Potter-Allotted 125 No. 8 CEL KB 34 NX) 34 12-32-6W, Is cleaning out at 2020, having oil in the Cut Bank Tex*co-43ovemment No. 2 C NW 34 NE 34 17-32-5W, is drilling at 503 in Its second hole. The first hole was lost at 195 feet, so skidded over 10 feet. Ten-Inch casing was set at 503. Tesaeo-Bwnnet No. 1, C SE 34 SE34 8-34-5W, Is drilling at 545. a «t S009-3020 BULLETIN NO. 45 By SHELBY LIONS CLUB COMMITTEE ON BUY GASOLINE MADE FROM MONTANA CRUDE. By L. R. HANNAH, Secretary »• *4 Arthur M. Erlckgon of 207 North 33rd street, Billings, was the winner of the |100 cash prlae offered by the Lions Club committee of Shelby In the state-wide crossword puzzle contest. Apparently a draughts man, he had worked out the solution perfectly and put It on special paper ornamented with Lions club emblem*. Five other prizes of flO each were awarded as follows; Miss Hilda M. Walden. Shelby® ( who wrote a poem with her solu tion). May E. Mathews, Ollmont. R. C. Colson, Laurel. Harriette Struter Roberts. Fork. Mrs. O. C. Johnson, Wolf Point. The announcement of the winners is to he made over radio stations In Great Falls, Kallspell and Wolf Point today. A big rally is to be held on Mon day night at Cut Bank at a joint meeting with the Lion* club, at 6 p. m. This 1« the first meeting of the fall season of the Cut Bank club and this has been chosen as the occasion to announce the sen sational new plans for the fall cam Big paign to educate motorists to de mand gasoline made frqm Montana crude. MR. AND MBS. YUNCK HURT CUT BANK—Mr. and Mr*. Wil liam P. Yunok of this city, while motoring near the Cut Bank creek bridge on the Babb rpad, were In jured when their car skidded into th® ditch, turning over. Tonck had several ribs fractured and Mr*. Yunck received minor injuries. They were taken to Cut Bank for medi cal treatment and are at their home. W. If. FULTON, Campbell Mémorial Committee, gfaelby. Montana Desirlne to see s suitable memorial erected to honor the late Gordon Campbell discoverer of oil In Montana 1 hereby subscribe and lory of the pledge the »um of 8 . payable aa follows ; Enclosed herewith 6 (Name). (Address). BILLINGS OIL FIRM OWNS VAST LEASES BILLING«—Wymont company expects a completion dar ing the coming week in its first well in Montana, on Mosier dome where a tract has heen taken over from R. C. Tarrant, discoverer of this shallow btgh-gravity oil field, near Laurel. Tbit company is also dril ling a test in Hidden dome struc ture in northern Wyoming. This Is also a high gravity oil field the development of which has been con ducted chiefly by Tale Refining Co. of Billings. There is an instant market for the crude in both Hid den dome ahd Mosier structure. Wymont company was organised by Paul Boether and associates of Lodi, Calif., and they expect to enter Rocky Mountain development on a large scale. Further drilling Is to start yet this fall In Osage Petroleum field. Wyoming, and also in north ern Montana where they have hold ings In both Kevin-fiunbnrst and Cat Bank oil fields. Their present, plan is to drill in those fields where an fmntodlate market is available, following up the advan (Continued on Page Right) ' WELL COMPLETING ON MOSSER DOME A completion is expected today on Mosser dome, near Laurel, where Boetcher-Sayre No. 1, center SB 34 8W34 26-3S-24B, is drlllhw into the sand at 955 feet, having a show ing of oil at last reports. The well is being drilled for California in terests -by R. C. Tarrant who con trols the structure. It is checking 15 feet higher than the Sayre No. 3 and Tarrant believes It may be the best well in the field. If so, then future development will be away from the From berg fault. Earlier wells drilled close to the fault but it la now believed that there is a fold parallel with the fault. UPHOLDS SWITCHING CHARGES State railroad commission refused to eliminate switching charges at Laurel for Independent Refining Co. Two road* charge 17 cents a ton switching charges but the hoard re fused to suspend them. BUTS WINNOTT RESTAURANT Joe Nell formerly representa tive of Mlnnesota-Platwlllow OH Co. in Cat Creek field, has taken over the Hansen cafe at Wlnnott.