Petroleum operators may
now abandon any oil well with
out giving prior notice to the
Petroleum Administration for
War, Deputy Petroleum Ad
ministrator Ralph K. Davies
announced this week.
Action was taken by revoking a
formal recommendation (Recom
mendation 47), which required that
notice be given 30 days prior to
abandonment of any well produc
ing more than one barrel of
6,000 cubic feet of gas daily.
Discussing the revocation, he
"Recommendation 47, issued on
April 21, 1942, is being revoked in
accordance with PAW policy to
eliminate restrictions whenever it
is practicable to do so.
"The PAW district offices, with
ihe cooperation of the National
Conference of Petroleum Regula
tory Authorities, the „Individual
regulatory bodies, and various local
trade associations, have established
working arrangements under
which current information on the
number of abandonments taking
place can be maintained without
the necessity for the individual fil
ing required by Recommendation
l Continued from Page 1)
the Cambrian. Total depth of the
hole is 4,672 feet .
Good saturation is reported to
have been found in cores of the Jef
ferson, and fair saturation in Dead
This is reportedly the first test well
in this field to go through the Madi
son lime. The Oregon Basin field is
about 60 miles south of the
Wyomlng-Montana border, and
about 85 miles southeast of the Dry
Creek field in Montana, in which
the Ohio also drilled through the
Madison, finding some shows but
no commercial production in the
(Continued From Page 1)
it will not fail to do even the im
possible now—again," Administra
tnr Trkp^ caift
Deputy Petroleum Administrator
Ralpn K. Davies explained that
while all overseas military require
ments for petroleum products are
being met in full, United Nations'
air forces are operating on an In
creasingly heavy schedule, almost
continuously on round - the - clock
"This means that we must pro
duce in ever-increasing quantity. To
do it, every facility and every man
must now perform to absolute maxi
mum capacity," Davies said.
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water after arid. Flowed toy head«. In
NORTHERN ORDNAHCM-DARR HO .1—
, BE MSUJ*««^ ^
NORTHERN-ORDNAHCH-H. P. 1-19-G
C NE SW 1» 9N-27B _
Spudded 11-28-32; testing Ameden. Arid
ized 1,000 gala, mud arid. Drilled to
T. D.. 6243. P. B, 6103. Testing. More
-how m« He acidized, 1,000 gallons.
Bailed dry, showed small amount oil and
S ORTHKRH-OBD.-L. T. MORRIS B-I
C SW NW I3-0N-26E
Spudded 2-19-44; Amsden topped, 6001
T. D„ «200. P. A B . 61». Testing.
Acidized, 8.000 gals. Swabbed oil and
NOR. ORD.-L. T. MORRIS B-2
C NW SB 13-9N-26E
Spudded 4-13-44; drilling. 6032.
NOR. ORD-OVKRHHD * QUTHHELL
C NW NW 22-ÖN 26E
Top Amaden, 6008. T. D., 6025. Filled
3,000 feet of oil In 12 hours. Flowed 2
heads. Has 5300 feet of fluid in hole,
mostly water. Waiting on orders.
V ORTHKBN-OBD^McTAVIHH HO. I—
C NE NB 16- S N -2 SB
Spudded 5-18-44; drilling, 6110.
NORTHKRH-ORD.-L. T. MORRIS A-S
Spudded 4-1-44: lop Amsden, 6893. T. R.
5950. Acidized 1000 gals. Flowed 248
through %-lnch choke.
Flowed 183 bbls. next 3 hours through
3/16-lnch choke. Shut-In pressure. 760
pounds. Flowing 23 bbls. hr.
bbls first 2 hours
NORTHBBH-OBD.-H. P. 1-2343
S SE NW 23-8N-26B
Top Amsden, 6162. T. D, 6232. D. S. T.
entire Amsden showed water only.
NOR. ORD.-L B. ST ALBT 1-S0-«
C SW NW 309N-27E
NOB. OBD.-DARB HO. 2—
C SB SE 14-9N-26E
Pipe set, 6077. Top
Swabbed water only. P.
B. to 5850. Test
NOR. ORD.-DARR NO. 2
C SW NE 14-9N-26B
Spudded 5-2244; drilling, 6323.
NOR. ORD.-L. T. MORRIS NO. A-S
C NW NE 14-9N-26E
T. D.. 6118. Top Amsden, 6097. No re^
suits. D. 8. T. To make new D. S. T.
NOR. ORD.-L. T. MORRIS NO. 2
C NE SW 16-9N-26E
NOR. ORD.-L. T. MORRIS A. NO. 1
C SE NE 15-9N-26E
Spudded 6-2744; fishing for drill pipe,
NOR. OBD.-DARR HO. 4 A
C NE NE 14-9N-26E
Spudded 6-2844. drilling, 5765.
NOR. ORD.-DARR NO. S
C NE SE 14-9N-26E
NOB. ORD.-CARL HOLD NO. 1—
C SW NW 14-9-26E
NOB. ORD.-CARL HOLD NO. 2—
C SE NW 14-9N-26E
CARTER-STATE NO. 1—
C NW SE 16-9N-26E
Spudded 6-2244; drilling, 2560.
The daily average supply of do
mestic crude petroleum estimated
by the Bureau of Mines, United
States Department of thevlnterior,
to meet the market demand in July,
1944, is 4,603,200 barrels—452,400
barrels (10.9 percent) higher than
the edmand in July, 1943.
Goal to Be
Met in 1944
The program for drilling 24,000
oil wells this year will be met or,
This was the report of the Petro
leum Administration for War pro
duction division recently to the
PIWC production committee. It re
vealed that the War Production
board allotted 280,000 tons of car- «
bon steel and 50,000 tons of alloy
steel for third quarter production
operations which call for the drill
ing of 6500 wells. Actual comple
tions for the first quarter, it was
said, were 4.4 per cent below
ling In the Montana
portion of the Elk Basin field re
ported progress during the week
NE SE NW 86-9S-23E
Awaiting cutting tool, 4384.
( A RTER-HEN DERSON EB-3
NH SW NW 36-9S23E
STAN OLIN D-ELK g HO. 12
NW SE 36-98-23E
STAHOUHD-BLK 8 NO. 14
SE SB NW 36-8S-23B
RTANOLIHD-BLK • NO. IS
CNE 8E.8698-23E ,,
STANOUHD-l TP EUGENE LISSA
NE NE NW 84-9S-23E
STAHOUHD-CAHRB HO. 2
NE SW SE 34-9S-23E
OHIO-MACK 11 HO. S
C SB SB SE 36-9S-23E
Military uses are taking
than 30 percent of the gasolm
of the Rocky mountains, and much
more than 40 percent in the Rocky
mountain and Pacific coast areas;
and these percentages will rise to
37 and 52 percent in 1944.
We buy tank bottoms and non-pipe line oil.
Immediate delivery of diesel and all
kinds of fuel oils.
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i HTKH-TKIBAJb Ha U
«ARMER OSB-TR1RAL COH. It HO. *
Spudded 5-29-44; drilling, 2936.
TED 87« SO. *
NW NW 3W 13-32-6 W
A. K. CRUMLEY-TRIBAL CONTRACT •
T. D., 2972. P. A A.
G. 8. PR ARY-TRIBAL CONTRACT 8 HO. 4
Ç SE NE NW 13-32-6W
Spudded 6-26-44; drilling, 180.
Spudded 6-27-44; drilling, 240.
GLACIER PBODCCnON-RfONEY NO. •
C NW SE NW 2-35-6W
Spudded 6-25-44. drilling, 790.
GLACIER PRODUCTION MUJLER HO.
C SE NW SW 29-33-5W
Spudded 6-22-44; drilling, 1186.
WRIGHT HAGGERTY - TRIBAL CON
TRACT S HO. 4
C SE NE NE 32-32-6W
Spudded 6-16-44; drilling, 790.
W. HANLON-TRIBAL COH. XU HO. 2
SE SE NW 25-32-6W
Spudded 5-9-44; cemented, 3086.
H. C. JEFFRIES-EXCHANGE OIL NO. 1
C SE NW NE 33-36-6W
A. A J. W. SHOW-TRIBAL X HO. 2
NW NE SE 32-33-5W
Spudded 7-2-44; drilling, 150.
TKXACO-PEB M 4M HO. 7
C NW NW SE 31-32-5W
Spudded 6-17-44; drilling, 1810.
TKXACO-McCAULBT B NO. 2
C SW NW 30-33N-5W
Spudded 7-6-44: drilling, 60.
TBXACO-MOBGAH NO. 2
EH NW NW NW 3333-8W
Spudded 6-1644; drilling, 1760.
TBXACO-K ADEAU UNIT NO. 1
NW NW NB 12-35-6W
Spudded 6-30-44. repairs, 2715.
TBIGOOD-ALLOTTB0 ZSS NO. 1
NW NE NW 6-31-5W
Spudded 6-1144; drilling, 2265.
NW SE SW 80-S2-6W
Spudded 4-17-44; T. D., 3045; 1,600 feet
of fluid. Shot 90 qts. Testing
TRIOOOD-TRIBAL 221 NO. •
Spudded 64-44; changing to standard
PROD.-BOHNETT HO. 1»
221 HO. 5
To keep in the air for one hour
the navy s fast new fighter plane,
— Hellcat, requires as much gaso
line as to drive a car on « 3H-day
trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
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