Grady County is site of week’s biggest oil producer

The past week saw a handful of large wells reported in Oklahoma and an indication of much more drilling to come.

Completion reports published by OK Energy Today showed Unit Petroleum brought in a 2,366 barrel a day oil well in Grady County. Located about 6 miles northeast of the town of Cement, the Schenk Trust #1-17HXL (17 6N 8W) was completed in January and was one of 8 wells reported for Grady county in the latest completion report.

Devon Energy had a 2,387 barrel a day oil well in Blaine County. Located about 3 miles due north of Watonga, the Cottontail 31_30-17N-11W 1HX (31 17N 11W) was completed March 1, 2018.

Two other significant wells were reported in Blaine County. Cimarex Energy had a 1,374 barrel a day oil well (20 16N 12W) located about 4 miles west of Watonga along Highway 270. The Tillman B1A 1H-2017X was completed in November 2017.

Continental Resources reported the Betty Lou 1-5-32XH (5 16N 11W) had production of 1,111 barrels of oil a day. It was completed Feb. 6, 2018 and is located about 2 miles northeast of Watonga.

But the week also saw a significant gas well in the Panhandle where Merit Energy reported six wells drilled in Texas County. The Stonebraker A1 (21-3N 12E) had gas production of 10,200 Mcf a day and was completed April 16, 2018. The well is located nearly 15 miles west of Guymon and south of highway 412.

All of Merit Energy’s wells reported in Texas County were Stonebraker wells. Merit Energy is considered to be one of the largest privately held US based oil and gas companies by production volume.

Meanwhile, the latest permits to drill issued by the Corporation Commission totaled 78 in the past week.