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Montana oil and mining journal. [volume] (Great Falls, Mont.) 1931-1953, December 09, 1944, Image 8

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Wasatch to Drill in Big Hollow;
Laramie Basin Activity Growing
DENVER—Wasatch Oil & Re
fining company has completed a
deal with the Oklahoma Oil com
pany of this city, providing for the
drilling of a Tensleep sand test in
the Big Hollow field, 15 miles west
of I^aramie. in Albany county,
Wyoming.
The well. Wasatch-Oklahoma-U.
P. Fuller No. 3, will be drilled with
rotary tools, in C SE NW 7-15N
75W. It has spudded. Hal Blakeman
of Rock River, Wyo., is the con
tractor.
Involved in the deal is an agree
ment that Wasatch, with refineries
in Salt Lake City, Utah; Pocatello,
Idaho, and Spokane, Wash., will
have the right to purchase present
production and
developed later
Oklahoma Oil company leases in
the area. Posted price of Big Hol
low' field oil is now' 94 cents a bar
rel, f. o. b. the field. Field outlet
now is by rail tank car.
Tri-State Oil & Refining Co. of
any that may
on one block
he
of
Gasoline Imported Into the
State ol Montana During
Month of October, 1944
Imported Exported
7,925
7.770
201,330
43,263
Importer
Beacon Oil Co.
Bradley OU Co.
California Co.
Carter Oil Co.
Chicago Burlington Rv.
Clack, H. Earl ...
Continental Oil Co.
Fanners G. & T.
Farmers U., Beach
Farmers U.. Grenora
Farmers Ù., Wllllston
Farmers U. Trading
Gray Refinery. Inc.
G. N. Ry.
Home Oil. Wllllston
Hunter. Nettle & Son
Husky Refining Co.
Mid-Continent Oil
Minneapolis, St. P. Ry.
N. P. Ry..
Ohio Oil Co..
Puritan OU Co..
Resolute OU Corp.
Shell Oil Co.
Socony Vacuum Oil
Standard OU Co.
Sturgis Refinery _
Texas Company
Thurston's Bulk Plant
Westland Oil Co.
TOTALS _
560
890,355
2,843
3,567
12,677
2,067
7.764
3,066
16,104
1,195
5,424
70 .-.
86,285
5,450
o
6,525
128.183
1.330
55,343
281.998
141,692
695,949
1.210
100336
860
; to
5,620
2.711,638
6384
Gasoline Refined in the
State of Montana During
Month of October, 1944
Refinery
Big Lake Oil Co. .
Big West Oil Co.
Carter Oil Co. __
Refined Exported
105
1,053,702
(Canada, N. D., Wash.)
. 4309,762 2,058,638
(Calif., Idaho. N. D., Canada.
Wyoming, Washington, Utah)
Central . 2,699,415 1,797,552
(Idaho, Wyo., N. D„ Calif.)
881327 257.958
(Canada. Wash., N. D.)
12,530
1,512
1,023,961
(Idaho, Wyo.. Utah.
Calif., Canada, N. D.)
Ohio Oil Co. 2,129
Socony Vac. Oil Co. 1.388,584
837,436
Farmers U.
Glacier Production
Hart Refineries
Hole Bros. ..
Home Oil & Ref.
282,971
586,521
(Wash., Idaho, N. D.)
3.490,944 1.964,983
(Idaho, N. D., Wash., Canada)
Texas Co.
Treasure State Ref.
22"
TOTAL
14,764,091 7,786,059
GLACIER COUNTY TRANSFERS
By Glacier Coanty Abstract Co.
Cat Bank, Montana
OIL AND GAS LEASE
Ole Berkram, et ux, to G. N. McCabe,
e nw, n se, se se, ne sw, w sw sec 35, twp
37n rge 5w, term 5 years from date; roy
alty oil and gas >4 : delay rental after one
year, $150 each 6 months.
Farmers Union Central Exchange, Inc.
Refiners and Marketers
of
Quality Petroleum Products
For Cooperatives
MAIN OFFICE AND BLENDING PLANT
SOUTH ST. PAUL MINNESOTA
REFINERY OFFICE
BILLINGS. MONTANA
REFINERY AT
LAUREL MONTANA
Ogden. Utah, has an agree
ering purchase of oil from other
leases m the field controlled by the
Oklahoma Oil Co.
In addition to the interests it is
acquiring in the Big Hollow field,
the Wasatch has production in the
Rex Lake oil field, about eight miles
northwest of the Big Hollow field.
The Big Hollow field, like many ,
nt her Wyoming fields, has been the
scene of many attempts to find
profitable production in former
vears. The oil was low gravity and
of little value prior to the war,
when black oils came into tjieir
own.
Wells were drilled in the Big
Hollow area as far back as 1914. In
the 30's, the Ohio Oil company aided
in the drilling of several wells in
the area, without finding profitable
production, even though the area
was extensively prospected with
seismograph and core drilling. Fol
lowing the Ohio activities, the field
was taken over by G. R. McConnell,
Laramie attorney, who drilled sev
eral wells which produced only
promising showings.
Early in 1944 officials of the
Oklahoma Oil company of Denver,
headed by Frank C. Myers as presi
dent, took over the field with the
intention of drilling to the Ten
sleep. The company's initial well,
its Fuller No. 1, was commenced in
an area in which the seismograph
had indicated a Tensleep "high.'
827 feet, this well topped the Mi
sand, finding saturation in the
foot sand. The well is now pumping
5 barrels hourly, according to com
pany officials. The oil is 22 gravity.
Another location made recently
on the structure is that of the Front
Range Oil company of Denver, to be
a Sundance test in NE SW 20-15N
75W.
Other activities in the area in
clude seismographing of the James
Lake structure, less than 10 miles
north of Big Hollow, by the Ameri
can Liberty Investment company
of Dallas, Texas.
Miller and Kincaid of Denver
have assembled a 3,000-acre lease
block between James Lake and Big
Hollow', for undisclosed principals.
All of this activity is in proxim
ity to the Rex Lake, Quealy and
Cooper Cove producing fields, point
ing to a revival of drilling in the
Laramie basin early in 1945.
ment cov
At
uddy
21 -
FALLON COUNTY TRANSFERS
By Fallen Coanty Abstract Co
Baker, Mnataaa
Ol LAND GAB LEASES
Following leases given to Hunt Oil Co.:
R. K. Munsell, et ux, w sec 4, s sec 8
6n-59e; 10-year lease.
Mary Cunningham, w sec 32-7n-59c; 10
year lease.
Mary A. Powers, s s sec 27, n n sec
34-3n-59e; 10^ear lease.
Elizabeth Bechtold, s sec 28; aU sec 34
6n-59e; 10-year lease.
Odin S. Myhre, attorney In fact, et al,
s nw. ne, s sec 17, se sec 20-5n-60e; K)-year
lease.
Charles A. Noftsker Jr., Iota 3, 4, 5, 6,
7. ne sw, nw se, sw nw, se nw sec 6-5n
60e; 10-year lease.
Julia S. O'Brien, ne sec 34, s sw sec 26
7n-68e; 10-year lease.
James L. Mulligan, et ux, e sw, se sec
26-6n-59e; 10-year lease.
Grace B. Self, se sec 28-3n-60e: 10-year
lease.
John Wenz, et ux. lots 1, 2, 3, 4, e nw,
e sw sec 30-7n-59«: 10-year lease.
Investors Mortgage Co., lots 3, 4, 5. 6, 7.
e sw, se nw sec 64tn-59e; 10-year lease.
BASEMENTS
Montana-Dakota UUHUes Co., to C. M.
Randall, ne, e se, nw se, ne nw sec 4-10n
Same to estate of Thomas Gordon Bar
land (Agnes Louise McDaniel, adminis
tratrix), ne se sec 7-10n-50e.
*
DAILY PRODUCTION
M0NT.-WY0.-C010.
WEEK ENDED DEC
« vomi ve
bi« Muddy_
Garland
LoSt*8ok5er
Oregon Basin
Rock Riv
Sdt^Crcek -
unie Buck CreekL
Badger Basin
-
Dallas Derby ...
circle Ridge
Eik t Basiin*Ughtr
Elk aBsin', Heavy—1
Frannie ——
.
Grass Creek. Heavy...
Kirby Creek —
pu^f^* 50111 ®
Hudson . .
L iron Creek
fcSKRL low
Mahoney.
Maverick :
M^ h E reek
Osage ..'
PUpt Butte
5?*??," K r
r®x Lake
MONTANA—
Border _
Cat Creek
Cut Bank-
-Creek
_ Basin_
Gage
Kevln-Sunburst
Pondera __
All Others
68
-14.
■U
1,755
m
4,907
562
102
TOTAL MONTANA
_ 23,348
_ 1,620
_1340
_ 17,400
-3460
__10340
_ 2320
_ 12,870
_ 6,670
er
106
160
8,486
1.250
MO
850
K
335
_ 8,040
_ 4,130
_ 1,000
_ 1,360
_ 2,630
20
1,660
250
to
1,560
M i
no
Springs_
1,370
290
EDO
450
1,120
too
550
10
Shoshone___
South Caspar Creek.
Clark Lake __
Steamboat Butte_
Teapot _
Warm Springs _
Gebo -
Little Buffalo Basin_
TOTAL OTHERS _
TOTAL WYOMING_
COLORADO—
lies Dome_
Wilson Creek
Powder Wash
Hiawatha -
Florence
Ft. CoUens & Wellington
Moffat_
Others....
Price, Cramps _
Rangely_
Tow Creek_
TOTAL OTHERS
TOTAL COLORADO ....
ROCKY MOUNTAINS_
80
160
100
1,750
10
40
370
BO
_41,865
_ 96,975
1320
4,345
225
245
iss
620
300
76
750
1350
pi.
_ 3,810
_ 9,375
_129,698
TOOLK COUNTY TRANSFERS
By Tool« Conatf Abstract Co.
Shelby. Montana
OIL AND GAS LEASES
Elma B. Monson, et al, to Hannah-Porter
Co., w, 15-32-lw.
United States to J. Bland Catlett, lot 4,
sw nw, 2, lot 1, se ne, w aw, 3, s, 4, se.
5, n, n sw, 9, nw nw, 10-35-3w.
Barbara Berthelote to Hardrock Oll Co.,
sw ne, w se, se se, 20, e ne, 29-36-2e.
Same to same, se ne, e se, 19, sw nw,
w sw, se sw. 20-36-2e.
Same to same, s nw, n sw, sw ne, nw
sç, 19-36-2e.
Clarence D. Stoltz, et al, to L. A. Chris
tensen, nw, 21-36-1«.
Same to Husky Refining Go,, sw, 21
36-le.
MINING
CHEMICAL SUPPLIES
Caustic Soda
Zinc Shavings
Zinc Dost
Load Acetate
Litharge
Pine OU
Cyanide
Aero float Ko. 86
Muriatic Add
Creeylic Add
Solptanrie Add
Barrett Ko. 4
Zinc Sulphate
Copper Sulphate
Sodium Sulphide
Sodium Sulphite
Bone Ash
Quick Silver
Zanthatee
American Oyananrid Re-agent*
Nos. 208. 242, SOL A 664
Soda Ash
And We Supply
Cap Crimper*
Cap Sealing Compound
Leading Wire
Connecting Wire
Dynamite
Blasting Caps
Black Monarch Pose
Blasting Machines
Orders Filled Promptly
MONTANA HARDWARE CO.
1
BUTTB — GREAT PALLS
Crude Slocks
Decline Again
Stocks of domestic and foreign
crude petroleum at the close of the
week ended November 11 totaled
222,467,000 barrels, according to
data reported to the Bureau of
Mines, United States Department of
the Interior. Compared with the
total of 222,894,000 barrels for the
preceding week, this represents a
decrease of 427,000 barrels compris
ing a decrease of 355,000 barrels In
stocks of domestic crude and a de
creaes of 72,000 barrels in stocks of
foreign crude. Heavy crude-oil
stocks in California, not included in
the gasoline-bearing stocks, totaled
6,572,000 barrels, a decrease of 17,000
barrels.
Current reports of the industry
for the week ended November 11 in
dicate an increase in crude-oil pro
duction and in crude runs. Accord
ing to the A. P. L, the daily aver
age output was 4,727,000 barrels, or
7,000 barrels above the preceding
week. Daily average crude runs to
stills of 4,650.000 barrels were 80,000
barrels above the level of the pre
ceding week and 496,000 barrels
above the week ended November
13, 1943.
ANOTHER REASON FOR
GASOLINE RATIONING
United Nations' mllitaiy require
ments for petroleum products have
reduced the yield of civilian auto
motive gasoline from a 42-gaUo
barrel of crude oil by more than 44
percent—18 gallons to 10 gallons—
since Pearl Harbor, Harold L. Ickes,
Petroleum Administrator for War,
announced this week.
Before Pearl Harbor a 42-gallon
barrel of crude oil yielded 18 gall
of automotive gasoline and o
t.
one
__ only
one-half gallon of all grades of avia
tion gasoline.
Tod
lay a 42-gallon barrel of crude
yields only 10 gallons of auto
motive gasoline. However, the yield
of base stocks for airplane fuel, syn
thetic rubber and explosives and
.the yield of fuel oil have Increased.
oil
M-SCOPE and MÎ-SC0PE
For locating o t or« bodies.
«tn*. pocket» and fsalts.
FREE LITERATURE upon request
Also contracted geophysical surveys.
Latest pamphlet on geophysical pros
pecting, illustrated for mining engi
neers and prospectors, postpaid far
50 cents.
Ton cannot afford to bo
without this Information.
Flahor Hwearch Laboratory
Palo Alto, California

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