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Another New Poy Zone m Cut Busk?
Union Has Oil Show in Break Below Madison limestone Carter Also Testing OH Show In lime I Possibility that another pay horizon may have been opened in the Ont Bank field was «een this week when Union (Ml Com pany'« No. 1 Steffi. C 8W NW 1MRN-5W, flow at the lime and then drilled approx i mately 70 feet deeper and got i an oil «bowing The gas was found Jn the top of the lime at 3018, the oil show at 3090. Whether the new pay zone, below that in which other ilme producers in this area get their | oil, will be like the lime breaks in i the Kevln-Sunburst field to the east, j sometimes got a moderat« gas lop of the Madison ,( paying and sometimes not, or whether it will be uniformly productive, will probably take a long time to determine. The well should be completed within the next few days, for casing (Continued on Pass 1 > Bottled Gas Plant Gets Enlargement I : / CUT BANK—Max Parkin, super rStf&KRS t*tween_ and «bout sorption plant facilities. This expansion will allow the wgmy increased manufacture of liquefied gas wMch is commonly known as bottled gas, butane or P™!* 1 *®' , . The project of expansion will employ fro m 10 t o 15 m en during (Ooattowd ou Pa— a» U. S. APPROVES LEASE ON B 0 W 00 IN ACÜAGE A federal oil and gas lease cover ing 2563 acres In Phillips county has been Issued to Delia Mason of Los Angeles, according to T. F. Corbally, register of the Great Falls land office. The acreage is in sec tions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8, Township 33 north, Range 32 east, on the northwest flank of Bowdoin Dome. State Fields Yielded 748,186 Bbls. in March Montana's oil fields yielded 748,186 barrels during March, with Cut Bank safely in the lead with output of 385,607 barrels, according to a summary by the Montana oil conservation board. Follow ing is the summary: an It o Gag« is, ä Sert» Pondera All CMKer RaiMnt Total MARCH lit: m 2,414 2.129 5.078 143,643 476,298 186 291,147 3.760 16,947 27,046 111,280 115,098 ■» m m H ft ft ■M).«» San» 330J897 14.1» 5.212 911.088 5,344* 743,188 (Dally Average) »,776 8,730 543 150.091 111.280 404 152.672 23.144 pRomxMtf mmiNCMorrru mm 3 l i\l 333 3948 _ 1938 171907 32.706 5907 388.131 4915 ü Um r&f" 311.663 541978 85 5,433 BHU V ^ TOTAL 187,154 1944 * H IrriTM_ 38 1 01 158903 158973 S SHIPPED 8948 79SB 138978 80973 478,754 TOTAL. IK STORAGE MARCH SUL By Piuduuan i tti 5.442 108,728 109» 87,745 13974 -.1 « (979*8 23.481 A 134 308,681 101,719 4.849 797413 ■ (D*ny Avwa—) 3,835 la storage arch 8LI948 10979 TOTAL STORAGE 16936 March Boeetpta 22£S Wyoming oil importe l in, Laka Baatn 63», Mldwaj L ^ Ajourna I Aont. PUBLISHED WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1931 trr D ft 1 May 4% 10 Volamr 96 Great Falla, Namber 7 ~ ... ._ Completion of the most intc Sunburst field—Consolidated extension of the high-gravity n _ tK ® , on the fiekl s western edge while drilling out plug after Completion of Consolidated Well Delayed by Fishing Job iting well now drilling in the Kevin ts Company's attempt at a westward ol opened by the company last year i delayed this week by a fishing job ting pipe. - ...... Bulletin Entrance of the Phillips Pe troleum Company into the Cat Creek field was signalized this week when the company made the high bid of INIJS an acre for 8Ï4 SW14 n-lSN-MH at ths government lease auction held 51 «ad ay In Washington other high hMMers (all on acreage in 15N-90E) were as follows: Tex (Continued on Pan 7) w . tl , _ ~ Wildcat To Test Structure In Frannie-EIk Basin Area ^he East Elk Basin Oil Company and the Big Horn Basin Oil Company have joined forces for a test on the Warren structure in southern Montana near the Wyoming border, about six miles north 0 f the Frannie field and 12 mîtes northeast of the Elk Basin field. - - -♦ Initial well has been In llanrp I iniTlA l^UUIU ___ \l/ p,l I " üJX 1. 2500 Feet ROUNDUP—Northern Ordnance Hold No. 1 well in Gage domé, which was spudded last Wedngs day, is drilling below 2500 feS. according to' word from the f|Sd last night. Location is center sf»4 NW44 of section 14-9-26, being a direct offset of Northern Ordnance- i Darr No. 3 in SW44 NW% of the (Oonttoasd en Pa— T) 0. c , * t Farmers Union, Texaco to Drill... Cat Creek ' Increases; UanlonWellsHb.. ''mpletion Last word from the field was that the fish had been recovered and that the well would probably drill in within the next few hours. This well is in NE SE SE 16-35N 4W, slightly more than a quarter of a mile west of Consolidated's high-gravity discovery well, which is now the most westerly produc ing well in the Kevin-Sunburst field. Oil from this pool is high gravity, at present bringing $1.75 a barrel Many miles to the southeast, re sumption of another interesting well awaits installation of a new rig. This well is Buscher-Overhy (Continued on Pace 3) on the Brockway lease, in SW NE Section 19-8S-25E, in Carbon county A. B. Chase of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Is president of both participating companies. Aiding him in the ven turels Riley A Gwynn of Wash ingtoji, D. C., and associates. Production is expected at top of the Madison, at about 2,000 feèt, according to Chase. the CONRAD WILDCAT MOVED plw «hm ( £2TC y £n«!£ in 1 1 £f tn *?^91S; 2W, as first reported This location J® about six miles northwest of Conrad, in a township there has been no previo in which us drilling. -1- » Three Field Domes Scene Of Activity Scoot* covering the Cat Creek field this week were mach like a boy at a three-ring circus, with interesting development* reported on each of the field's three domes, spread over a stretch of more than 11 miles. On the field's West Dome, and at its western edge, Ralph Cham berlain was still continuing tests on his 12-A Rhens, with this well reported making considerable oil from the first deep sand. About half a mile to the northwest, Gainer et al were running casing for test of an oil showing in this same sand. Neither of these wells has tested the second deep sand, and ■■other drilling plans have been announced on this dome, productive of most of the field's total output of more than $25,000,000 in oil from the old shallow sands. no About five miles to the south east, on Mosby Dome, scene of the original shallow sand dis covery, one completion was re corded and two new location-, were made, one signalizing the long-awaited entrance of the FWpshil change as an active operator in the field. The completion was Continental Brown No. 15, NE NE SE 17-15N :10F„ Prilled to 1474 and with casing set ât 1440, it is reported swabbing 85 barrels of pipeline oil daily, with no water. Continental promptly began mov ing in tools for Its seventh deep well on this lease, with its first half-dozen wells "deep" wells all rated as commercial producers. Its seventh location is the No. 16 Brown, in NE NW SE 17-15N-30E. Freed of Its last restraint by a court order that gave it undisputed possession of its acreage. Farmers union Central Exchange made its first Mosby Dome location, in SW SW SW 16-15N-30E. Company has the contract for the initial well and is moving in rotary tools. The acreage on which this well is being drilled is part of that long tied up by litigation instituted by the Handel Oil Company, former operators of a portion of section 16. The well being started by the Farm ers Union is offset to the west by a producer drilled by the Continen tal Oil Company on its Brown lease, by a flowing well Schrock on the rnion Central Ex Clark Drilling and to the south drilled by Dave Flfer lease. In all, the Farmers Union Central has leased from the of Section 16, with the change state an exception of 80 acres, the north half of the northwest quarter of the sec tion. It is expected the company will move rapidly to ascertain full productive possibilities of this acre age, since it has refining and mar keting facilities adequate to handle even very large production. Next center of -Interest In the field as the week ended was the third ring of the circus— East Dome. There, 4% miles southeast of the nearest producers on Mosby Dome, interest mounted a few weeks ago when Hanlon• British Dom. -Cent. Monk-Gov't No. 1 (that Is the full title), got oil In what appears to be the field's second deep sand, at 1815 feet was put on the pump and is making better than 100 bar rels dally. It is also making \ indicating tha Ex PP«! The to well water, t the with analyses water is coming from above the pay sand, indicating a squeeze cement job may be in order. Two other wells on this dome are on the verge of completion. Closest to the discovery well is Hanlon-Brii Dom -Cent. Mont.-Gov't (Oonttnnsd OB Pas« S)