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^ o c J IS' w DAILY AVERAGE PRODUCTION A KKmaniM FrWwtlm (« April— Barrria P«r Dit li«un — I«.*#* 1 Wn»l»l- 97.lea a^H Critrulo- 7.4*9 | Total Di.tr,cl 4__ l'».lM oumal Woek KaM April >. IMS ! Mmtui VfMtai ■UN Damaat MT 99.411 DecruM IT <> ontan; I* h I > % GREAT FAXES, MONTANA. AP.'\^, 1943 Volume 23—Number 3 5c Per Copy—Canada, 10c °A/ Alzada Farmers Will Celebrate Renewed Drilling on Historic Seven Mile Dome + i RILLING will resume on the Dick erson well on Seven Mile structure near Alzada, Carbon county, next Satur day, according to announcement of Pete Dickerson, owner, and the event will be marked by an old-fashioned picnic to which all the farmers in the neighborhood have been invited. The well has been idle for more than a year during which time work of fi nancing has been in progress. The well is now fully financed, Dickerson states, and drilling will continue to the ob jective sands expected at around 1800 feet. D Seven Mile structure was drilled by Ex-Governor Frank Frantz of Okla homa before he brought in the Cat Creek discovery well. Frantz actually found oil in his Seven Mile well, it is claimed, hut he abandoned the well when title complications arose. He moved his rig to Cat Creek and there brought in the Charles discovery well. Dickerson's well stands at 1,000 feet, on a location offsetting the Frantz test on Seven Mile. The structure was dis covered in 1914 but there was no drill ing until the geology was checked and approved by the late Charles T. Lup ton, Denver geologist who is credited with the discovery of Cat Creek field. The Frantz well log indicates showings of oil at 700 feet, at 1064 and at 1784 feet, the last being the largest showing, with 1784 as total depth. Witnesses say there was 1,000 feet of oil in the hole when it was plugged and abandoned. Dickerson was active in early Cat Creek development and learned of the showings on Seven Mile. He purchased the ground on which the present well is located and succeeded in assembling a completely equipped standard rig and string of tools. He financed through the sale of part of the acreage in cluding the Frantz wellsite. The syndicate which is financing the completion of the well bought 360 acres of offset land. It is known as the Seven Mile Offset Leasing Pool. Trustees are J. B. Armstrong and De Loss Hall of Ekalaka and Harvey G. Gillespie of Denver. \ DAILY PRODUCTION MONT.-WYO.-COLO. WEEK ENDED APR. 3 MONTANA— Cut Bank .. Kevin-Sunburst . Border . Cat Creek .. Dry Creek .. Pondera . Others... . 14819 __ 5323 w 358 365 575 111 TOTAL MONTANA 21569 WYOMING— Big Muddy . Garland . Lance Creek —. Lost Soldier . Oregon Basin .. Rock River ... Salt Creek ... Wertz.... Badger Basin .. Byron .. Cole Creek . Dallas Derby . Dutton Creek .. Elk Basin, Light _ Elk Basin, Heavy _ Grass Creek, Light . Grass Creek, Heavy ... Hamilton Dome .. Hidden Dome.. Hudson __ 1070 1175 __ 20500 5530 . 13200 2625 . 12920 __ 5710 100 6600 1140 490 40 525 - 1050 1600 2500 1290 40 230 (Contiauad on Pas* t) r' m v r n ,49K SSKSiiin ÈÊÊKÊÊÈÊÊÈ et JBB This Is the standard derrick of Pete DIckeison on Seven Mile structure, near Alzada, Carbon connty, where drilling resumes Saturday. a U HH Association Meeting Set For Tuesday Annual meeting of Montana Oil & Gas Producers Association will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Shelby in the court house and an effort is being made to get non-mem bers to attend and become identified with the association's work. Despite many disturbing elements the association has sailed on a fairly even keel during its first year and several accomplishments are pointed out by LaRue Smith, secretary, in his annual report. Included was effective work in securing 10-acre spacing, for Kevin field, the re-opening of the railroad commission office for the state oil and gas inspector in Shelby; success fully opposed ODT Order No. 5 re quiring return trip loads of 75% as applied to hauling petroleum; co operated nationally with Independent Petroleum Association in retention of the depletion allowance in the federal income tax law; investigated the Oil Conservation Board and Board of Rail way Commissioners and recommended that no action be taken with reference to changing the laws affecting these bodies; advocated return of crude oil (Continued on Pmge » OIL AND GAS WELL DRILLING IN MONTANA FIELDS COMPLETIONS, NEW PRODUCTION, ETC., YEAR 1942 Footage completed Wells on Drilled to Dec. 31, 1942 Status of un Well Completion Data Wells Commenced Dec. 31, 1942 Drilling "Shut down Oil Gas Dry CUT BANK FIELD: Started prior to Dec. 31, 1941 .. Started Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1942, ine. KEVIN-SUNBURST AREA: Started prior to .Dee. 31, 1941—.— Started Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1942, inc. CAT CREEK FIELD: DRY CREEK FIELD: PONDERA FIELD: BOWDOIN: Started prior to Dec. 31, 1941, or year 1942 to Dec. 31, ine.— OTHER PROVEN FIELDS (Gas Producing): Started prior to Dec. 31, 1941.—._ Started Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1942, inc. WILD CAT FIELDS AND AREAS: Started prior to Dec. 31, 1941. Started Jan. 1 to Dee. 31, 1942, inc... TOTAL OP WELLS COMMENCED PRIOR TO DECEMBER 31, 1941- TOTAL OP WELLS COMMENCED JAN. 1 TO DEC. 31, 1942, INC... GRAND TOTAL ALL WELLS . 11 1 1 0 8 1 29,306 65 5 9 10 92 3 248,516 0 6 1 0 8 1 11,834 104,625 5 11 63 40 3 4 None None None None None None 42 1 1 45,464 0 1 45 0 1 0 0 0 846 15,082 1 12 1 0 17 1 18,251 20,021 1 3 7 0 12 2 1 1 13 I 1 3 60,237 •> 14 32 17 65 or 17 133,708 106 230 26 30 18 68 493,945 120 262 I j Davies Wants Federal Loans For Wildcats Senator Joseph 0. O'Mahoney of Wyoming has received from the Pe- j troleum Administrator for War com- j inondation of the plan to loan RFC | funds to finance exploratory drilling for oil. In a letter directed to Jesse | H. Jones, secretary of commerce, Ralph K. Davies, deputy administrator, wrote. "After careful analysis, wo find our selves in complete agreement with the committee (on public lands and sur veys of the senate). The need for the discovery of additional oil and gas fields is great indeed. It is true, that banks for the most part are unwilling or because of legal restrictions, are unable to make loans on even sound and presently-producing oil properties except for relatively short terms and while this is not of vital importance to large oil companies already ade quately financed, it does act as a deterrent to the small, independent wildcatter who has discovered many of the most important oil fields of this nation. As the committee points out; 'The nation's need for new oil re serves is so great that the operator who already has good oil property should be able to offer that property (Continued on Pa«* 4) I Kevin Field Encircled by New Leasing Kevin-Sunburst field is being m circled with a solid block of leases at every point of the compass excepting tlue south, in the leasing campaign now in progress in Montana, and it is be lieved that by May I the total a, -ri nge under lease will be far greater than in the heldey of the field, following Gordon Campbell's discovery well. It is expected that a number os' wells will be drilled during the coming summer in an effort to locate flank pools similar to the prolific Kimrock pool on the west side. Leasing on lh< east side of the field extends to the Sweet Grass Hills, covering a territory where few wells have failed to find 4 lieved that systematic prospecting will determine the existence of flunk pro northeast and east. Some oil southeast of Devon, but not ia commercial quantities. With 1" drilling wells, three rigs up and two new locations this week Kevin field was looking decidedly better, than I on t'»K* 2) duct ion has ben found March Production Fails to Show Gain Mardi production in Montana fields did not pick up as was generally expected following the operating diffi cullies of February during which the dnilv runs averaged slightly higher March figure. March runs bbl. per day, average, in 31 days while February runs av eraged 20,392 for 20 days. Following are .March averages, by fields: Cut Bank, 14,563; Kevin, 4,824; Border, 15; Cat Creek, 3 301; total, 20,725 bbl. per day. These are figures compiled by the Oil Conservation Board from pipclim runs only. than the totaled 20,72 Dry Creek, Pondera, 566; all others, 120, COBB RESUMES WILDCAT A. B. Cobb's wildcat well on Black leaf structure, northwest of Dupuyer in Teton county, has resumed, follow ing a winter shutdown, and is now cleaning out, using rotary tools. The hole stands at 2833. Location is in NE NW%NWy* 4-29N-8W.