A second attempt to find oil beneath Southern Arkansas University has been officially listed as a “dry hole” in the latest Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission report on activity in South Arkansas.
Work was finished at the Betsy Production Company site on June 27. The location was 521 feet FSL and 2,552 feet FWL in Section 36-16S-21W in a wildcat field. The hole was drilled to 4,600 feet.
While it wasn’t the news that the university may have wished, it came during one of the most active weeks for oil and gas production in the region in several months.
Quanico Oil & Gas Inc., of El Dorado is the operator and Sewell Drilling Co. LLC is the contractor for the Crain No. 3, 2,293 feet FSL and 2,357 feet FEL in Section 1-17S-14W in the Champagnolle Field of Union County. Permit depth is to 5,800 feet in the Smackover Limestone. Work will start July 24.
Shamrock Well Operations LLC of Fort Smith is the operator and Timberland Well Service is the contractor for the re-entry of the Burnside No. 3, 972 feet FNL and 284 feet FWL in Section 19-18S-13W in the Hillsboro Field of Union County. Permit depth is to 2,277 feet in the Nacatoch Zone. Work started July 3.
Harvest Oil LP of Camden plans to re-enter two wells in the Lick Creek Field of Bradley County, with Newton Well Service as the contractor. Both will be drilled to 3,500 feet in the Travis Peak Zone in Section 28-16S-12W. They are the Moro Bay No. 5, 1,650 feet FSL and 1,650 feet FEL, and the Moro Bay No. 6, 2,310 feet FSL and 1,650 feet FEL. Work began July 5.
The following completions were reported in addition to the dry hole at SAU.
Shamrock Well Operations has completed the Weyerheauser No. 1-18, 1,650 feet FNL and 2,200 feet FWL in Section 18-18S-13W in a wildcat field in Union County. Total depth was to 4,800 feet in the Graves Zone, with perforations between 2,646.5 and 2,648.5 feet. There was no production. Work was completed December 20, 2017.
Mammoth Exploration LLC has completed the Miers No. 1, 1,550 feet FNL and 2,340 feet FEL in Section 31-18S-23W in a wildcat field in Lafayette County. Total depth was to 10,400. It was a dry hole. Work was completed June 8.
Quanico Oil & Gas has completed the Deason-Moody No. 1, 1,061.82 feet FWL and 1,700.95 feet FEL in Section 17-17S-14W in the Champagnolle Field of Union County. The well was drilled to 6,250 feet in the Smackover Lime with perforations between 6,138 and 6,148 feet. Daily production was 25 barrels of 25-gravity oil. Work was completed June 15.
Urban Oil & Gas Group LLC of Plano, TX, has completed the workover of the Harris “C” No. 3, Section 9-17S-19W in the Village Field of Columbia County. The well had a total depth of 6,800 feet in the Cotton Valley Zone with perforations between 5,840 and 5,843 feet. Daily production was 21 barrels of 48.2-gravity oil, and 2,258 mcf of natural gas. Work was finished May 26.
Smackover Drilling Company of Shreveport has completed the workover of the Boorstin No. 1, Section 10-17S-14W in the Champagnolle Field of Union County. Total depth was to 3,187 feet in the Travis Peak Zone, with perforations between 3,168 and 3,170 feet. Daily production is 20 barrels. Work was finished May 11.