The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission issued 13 drilling permits, 11 well completions, and seven well recompletions during the last reporting period. Area activity included the following:

Drilling permits

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC of Houston for Dorcheat Unit No. 81 to TVD: 8,800 ft. and MD: 8,800 ft. in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,904 ft. FNL & 1,480 ft. FEL of Sec. 14-18S-22W. Contractor: Reliance Well Service; work began Sept. 12.

Lafayette: Red Oak Operating LLC of Magnolia for Minter No. 1-X to TVD: 2,800 ft. and MD: 2,800 ft. in Tokio Form. of Stamps Fld. Loc. SHL: 2,270 ft. FSL & 1,600 ft. FWL of Sec. 35-15S-23W. Contractor: Fran Drilling Co.; work began Sept. 3.

Miller: Enerco Operating Corp. of Dallas for Durham A No. 7 to TVD: 4,000 ft. in Paluxy Form. of Fouke Fld. Loc. SHL: 310 ft. FNL & 1,687 ft. FWL of Sec. 33-16S-26W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling; work begins Oct. 15.

Enerco Operating Corp. for Goldman A No. 8 to TVD: 4,000 ft. in Paluxy Form. of Fouke Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,610 ft. FSL & 1,116 ft. FEL of Sec. 31-16S-26W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling; work begins Oct. 15.

Enerco Operating Corp. for Sturgis F Unit No. 13 to TVD: 4,000 ft. in 4th Sturgis Paluxy Form. of Fouke Fld. Loc. SHL: 2,199 ft. FSL & 260 ft. FEL of Sec. 2-17S-27W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling; work begins Nov. 15.

Union: Arklatx Operating Co. Inc. of Smackover for Anthony Lands No. 2 to TVD: 6,500 ft. and MD: 6,500 ft. in Smackover Form. of Lisbon Northwest Fld. Loc. SHL: 2,304 ft. FSL & 330 ft. FWl of Sec. 30-16S-16W. Contractor: not available; work began Aug. 29.

J & B Operating Co. of Norphlet for Corrine No. 13 to TVD: 2,900 ft. and MD: 2,900 ft. in Tokio Form. of Smackover Fld. Loc. SHL: 1,020 ft. FNL & 1,998 ft. FWL of Sec. 9-16S-15W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling; work begins Oct. 1.

Lee-Spears Operating LLC of Smackover for James B No. 5 to TVD: 2,750 ft. and MD: 2,750 ft. in Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Loc. SHL: 2,896 ft. FNL & 2,229 ft. FWL of Sec. 6-16S-15W. Contractor: Sewell Drilling LLC; work began Sept. 10.

Well Completions

Union: R. McNeely Oil Co. of Smackover for Corley No. 2, 24-hr. prod. 3 bbls in Tokio Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,999 ft., perf. 2,705.7-2,706 ft. Loc. SHL: 1,022 ft. FSL & 2,262 ft. FWL of Sec. 7-16S-16W. Completed July 3.

R. McNeely Oil Co. for Dawson No. 1, 24-hr. prod. 10 bbls in Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,704 ft., perf. 2,516-2,522 ft. Loc. SHL: 50 ft. FSL & 1,761 ft. FWL of Sec. 1-16S-17W. Completed June 7.

R. McNeely Oil Co. for Ezell No. 5, 24-hr. prod. 8 bbls in Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,700 ft., perf. 2,514-2,520 ft. Loc. SHL: 424 ft. FNL & 3,350 ft. FEL of Sec. 12-16S-17W. Completed June 8.

R. McNeely Oil Co. for Marc No. 3, 24-hr. prod. 8 bbls in Blossom Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,704 ft., perf. 2,526-2,528 ft. Loc. SHL: 2,001 ft. FNL & 670 ft. FEL of Sec. 8-16S-16W. Completed June 28.

R. McNeely Oil Co. for McNeely No. 1, 24-hr. prod. 2 bbls in Meakin Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,762 ft., perf. 2,315-2,325 ft. Loc. SHL: 1,046 ft. FSL & 801 ft. FEL of Sec. 12-16S-17W. Completed Aug. 20.

Well Recompletions

Columbia: Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Dorcheat Unit No. 35, 24-hr. prod. 63 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,552 ft., perf. 6,920-8,403 OA ft. of Sec. 16-18S-22W. Workover done July 18.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Franks-Norwood No. 6, 24-hr. prod. 12 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,740 ft., perf. 6,785-8,482 OA ft. of Sec. 16-18S-21W. Workover done Aug. 7.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Phillips-Caldwell No. 3, 24-hr. prod. 40 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,790 ft., perf. 6,648-8,736 OA ft. of Sec. 18-18S-21W. Workover done Aug. 7.

Bonanza Creek Energy Resources LLC for Willis B No. 6, 24-hr. prod. 85 bbls in Cotton Valley Form. of Dorcheat Macedonia Fld. Drilled to TD: 8,790 ft., perf. 7,053-8,750 OA ft. of Sec. 17-18S-21W. Workover done Aug. 7.

Ouachita: Arklatx Operating Co. Inc. for SNS No. 985 Tract 1 8, 24-hr. prod. 8 bbls in Nacatoch Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,105 ft., perf. 2,002-2,006 ft. of Sec. 29-15S-15W. Recompletion done July 31.

Union: Arklatx Operating Co. Inc. for Murphy Hardy B No. 20, 24-hr. prod. 3 bbls in Nacatoch Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,425 ft., perf. 1,961-1,988 OA ft. of Sec. 3-16S-15W. Workover done Aug. 1.

Arklatx Operating Co. Inc. for T C Murphy Nac Unit No. 27, 24-hr. prod. 0.5 bbls in Nacatoch Form. of Smackover Fld. Drilled to TD: 2,714 ft., perf. 2,064-2,086 OA ft. of Sec. 9-16S-15W. Workover done Aug. 16.

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 Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased one this week to 1,768.

The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,361 rigs were exploring for oil and 401 for gas. Six were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,864 active rigs.

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained three, Louisiana gained two and California and Wyoming each gained one.

Oklahoma lost six rigs, New Mexico lost four, Alaska lost two and Colorado lost one. Arkansas, Kansas, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

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

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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: 09/16/2013