Operators: Slawson (4), KOG (2), Whiting (2), Hess, Samson Resources
Fields: Rainbow, South Fork, Alger, Bluffton, Bell.
Just when I was thinking (earlier today) that I had not seen much of Slawson lately, they show up with four permits on the last business day of the year: it looks like permits for a 4-well pad.
Both of Whiting's permits are in the very interesting Bell field.
Five wells were released from "tight hole" status; only two were completed, including:
- 17891, 1,064, Marathon, Kovaloff 34-8H, Dunn County; that's a relatively old permit.
Rainbow oil field is in northern Williams County near Divide County; it is on township in size and no activity yet. In fact, with absolutely no activity, except for two dry holes from a previous boom, one wonders how this got to be a field, and why this new permit is not a wildcat. I must be missing something.
South Fork is in the reservation, just west of Heart Butte, a very good field. South Fork has some activity, and my hunch is that it is going to be a very good field. KOG has the permit in South Fork. And a lot more permits there, also.