Oil well

Two oil will drilling permits have been issued in Columbia County.

Activity in the South Arkansas oil patch remains slim.

Two drilling permits have been issued by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission for two Columbia County locations. In both instances, Betsy Production Company of Magnolia is the operator and Sewell Drilling is the contractor.

Both permits were issued December 31.

Besty is drilling the Magnolia Development No. 2 with a surface hole location 425 feet FNL and 1,617 feet FWL in Section 24-17S-21W in the Columbia Field. The location is near the intersection of Commerce and Arkansas streets in south Magnolia. Permit depth is to 4,650 feet in the Pettet Zone.

The Daniels No. 1 is located at 1,028 feet FSL and 2,317 feet FEL in Section 35-19S-21W in a wildcat field. Permit depth is to 5,925 feet in the Pettet Lime. The location is along County Road 272 southwest of Emerson.

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