Montana oil activity report, March 8-14
Compiled by Darryl L. Flowers
For Petroleum News Bakken
Abbreviations & parameters
With a few exceptions, such as the Heath shale play in the central part of the state, the Montana weekly oil activity report includes horizontal well activity in the Bakken petroleum system in the eastern/northeastern part of the state within the Williston Basin. It also includes what is referred to as the South Alberta Bakken fairway in northwestern/west-central Montana, which is at least 175 miles long (north-south) and 50 miles wide (east-west), extending from southern Alberta, where the formation is generally referred to as the Exshaw, southwards through Montana’s Glacier, Toole, Pondera, Teton and Lewis & Clark counties. The Southern Alberta Bakken, under evaluation by several oil companies, is not part of the Williston Basin.
Following are the abbreviations used in the report and what they mean.
BHL: bottomhole location
BOPD: barrels of oil per day
BWPD: barrels of water per day
IP: initial production
MCFPD: thousand cubic feet per day
New locations — horizontal wells
Three new horizontal wells were approved, all targeting the Bakken, and all are in Richland County.
Two of the wells will fly the Continental Resources Inc. banner. The Mona 1-29H has a SHL at NE SE 29-26N-54E (1980 FSL/270 FEL) and a PBHL of 19,489 feet at NW SW 30....
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