The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission issued 11 drilling permits, nine well completions, and six well recompletions during the last week. Area activity included the following:

Drilling permits

Union: Smackover Resouces Inc. of Smackover for M Alphin No. 25 to TVD: 3,250 ft. and MD: 3,250 ft. in Tokio Form. of Smackover Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,042 ft. FNL & 660 ft. FWL of Sec. 11-16S-15W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling LLC; work began Nov. 16.

Well Completions

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resouces LLC of Houston for Jeff Hunt No. 4, 24-hr. prod. 30 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,800 ft., perf. 7,036-8,655 OA ft. Loc. 1,588 ft. FSL & 1,360 ft. FWL of Sec. 11-18S-22W. Completed Nov. 4.

Lafayette: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Bodcaw L No. 2, 24-hr. prod. 0 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of McKamie Patton Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,819 ft., perf. 7,604-8,210 OA ft. Loc. 993 ft. FNL & 2,299 ft. FWL of Sec. 29-17S-23W. Completed Oct. 28.

Well Recompletions

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resouces LLC for BrewerWarnock No. 2, 24-hr. prod. 193 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,230 ft., perf. 6,516-8,210 OA ft. of Sec. 22-18S-21W. Recompletion done Nov. 1.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resouces LLC for Cassie A McWilliams No. 6, 24-hr. prod. 153 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,740 ft., perf. 6,648-8,637 OA ft. of Sec. 13-18S-22W. Recompletion done Oct. 26.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resouces LLC for Dorcheat Unit No. 61, 24-hr. prod. 21 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,675 ft., perf. 6,690-8,640 OA ft. of Sec. 11-18S-22W. Recompletions done Nov. 4.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resouces LLC for Souter-Whitlow No. 6, 24-hr. prod. 102 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TDD: 8,665 ft., perf. 7,199-8,574 OA ft. of Sec. 21-18S-21W. Recompletion done Oct. 27.

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose this week by three, to 1,809.

Texas-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. reported Friday that 1,390 rigs were exploring for oil and 417 were searching for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes counted 2,001 rigs.

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained five rigs, Colorado three and California and West Virginia one each.

Alaska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania declined by two apiece and Texas and Wyoming each fell by one. Arkansas and North Dakota were unchanged.

The rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999.

Loc. — location; Perf. — perforations; FEL — from the east line; FNL — from the north line; FSL — from the south line; FWL — from the west line; FEUL — from the east unit line; FWUL — from the west unit line; FNUL — from the north unit line; FSUL — from the south unit line; MCF — thousand cubic feet; bbl — barrel; MD — measured depth; TD — total depth; TVD — true vertical depth; PBTD — plug back total depth; BHL — bottom hole location; PBHL — proposed bottom hole location; SHL — surface hole location; OA — overall; N/A — not available.

Published: 11/19/2012