The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission issued 31 drilling permits, 22 well completions, and five well recompletions during the last week. Area activity included the following:

Drilling permits

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC of Houston for Clayton-Franks No. 6 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,829 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Loc. SHL: 548 ft. FSL & 2,025 ft. FEL and PBHL: 280 ft. FSL & 2,280 ft. FEL of Sec. 16-18S-21W. Contractor: Reliance Well Services; work begins Feb. 2, 2013.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Clayton-Franks No. 7 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,800 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,038 ft. FNL & 1,578 ft. FEL and PBHL: 1,038 ft. FNL & 1,578 ft. FEL of Sec. 21-18S-21W. Contractor: Reliance Well Services; work begins Feb. 2, 2013.

Lafayette: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Bodcaw C No. 5 to TVD: 8,844 ft. and MD: 8,800 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of McKamie Patton Fld. Loc. SHL: 861 ft. FSL & 2,415 ft. FEL and PBHL: 330 ft. FSL & 2,298 ft. FEL of Sec. 29-17S-23W. Contractor: Reliance Well Services; work begins Feb. 2, 2013.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Bodcaw H No. 2 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,892 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of McKamie Patton Fld. Loc. SHL: 912 ft. FSL & 988 ft. FWL and PBHL: 330 ft. FSL & 330 ft. FWl of Sec. 29-17S-23W. Contractor: Reliance Well Services; work begins Jan. 18, 2013.

Well Completions

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for BrewerWarnock No. 8, 24-hr. prod. 107 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,874 ft., perf. 7,356-8,554 OA ft. Loc. 677 ft. FNL & 1,555 ft. FWL and 286 ft. FNL & 2,225 ft. FWL of Sec. 22-18S-21W. Completed Dec. 13.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Foreman-Ford No. 4, 24-hr. prod. 183 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,800 ft., perf. 6,584-8,204 OA ft. Loc. 2,310 ft. FSL & 285 ft. FEL and 2,310 ft. FSL & 285 ft. FEL of Sec. 21-18S-21W. Completed Dec. 14.

Ouachita: Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC of Smackover for Laney A No. 19, 24-hr. prod. 3 1/2 bbls in Nacatoch/Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,750 ft., perf. 1,996’2,581 ft. Loc. 946 ft. FNL & 1,402 ft. FEL of Sec. 31-15S-15W. Completed March 31.

Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC for VicHirsch A No. 27, 24-hr. prod. 4 bbls in Nacatoch Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,749 ft., perf. 1,996-2,002 ft. Loc. 671 ft. FNL & 1,197 ft. FEL of Sec. 31-15S-15W. Completed May 22.

Union: EBC & C Oil LLC of Norphlet for Flenniken A No. 21, 24-hr. prod. 3 bbls in Nacatoch Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,758 ft., perf. 1,989-1,994 ft. Loc. 3,169 ft. FNL & 1,608 ft. FEL of Sec. 10-16S-15W. Completed Nov. 1.

Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC for Louis Werner AB No. 45, 24-hr. prod. 2 1/2 bbls in Primm/Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,748 ft., perf. 2,248-2,513 ft. Loc. 1,519 ft. FSL & 280 ft. FWL of Sec. 6-16S-16W. Completed Nov. 6.

Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC for McHenry No. 4, 24-hr. prod. 6 1/2 bbls in Graves Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,800 ft., perf. 2,512-

2,514 ft. Loc. 280 ft. FSL & 150 ft. FEL of Sec. 1-16S-17W. Completed Oct. 6.

Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC for Rosen No. 3, 24-hr. prod. 1 3/4 bbls in Primm Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,793 ft., perf. 2,262-2,270 ft. Loc. 1,612 ft. FNL & 1,045 ft. FWL of Sec. 12-16S-17W. Completed Sept. 15.

Jerry Langley Oil Co. LLC for Umstead No. 8, 24-hr. prod. 3 bbls in Tokio Form. of Camp Creek Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,798 ft., perf. 2,684-2,685 ft. Loc. 2,347 ft. FSL & 1,596 ft. FWL of Sec. 19-16S-16W. Completed Oct. 26.

Well Recompletions

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Jones No. 3, 24-hr. prod. 5 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,570 ft., perf. 6,643-8,424 OA ft. of Sec. 18-18S-21W. Recompletion done Dec. 7

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell this week by 11, to 1,763.

Baker Hughes, based in Houston, said Friday that 1,327 rigs were exploring for oil and 431 were searching for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes counted 2,007 rigs.

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska and West Virginia gained one rig each.

Texas declined by eight rigs and California and Louisiana each dropped two.

Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wyoming 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: 12/31/2012