Increased drilling in Oklahoma’s SCOOP


Oklahoma’s SCOOP is seeing increased exploration as a handful of companies won permits to drill in the past week from state regulators.

Stephens and Johnson Operating Company won permits to drill two different pairs of sister wells near Velma in Stephens County.

Two permits were for the McClanahan-Martin #4 wells to be drilled at 36 1S 5W which is a site about 4 miles southwest of Velma. Two more permits for the Corsbie Unit #7 and #3 wells will allow drilling at adjacent sites at 25 1S 5W.

Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc., which typically is busy in the STACK play has a permit in Garvin County where it will drill 3 sister Sandra #304 wells at 21 3N 4W. The site is about 7 miles south of Lindsay.

But Newfield hasn’t forgotten the STACK play. It obtained permits for two Klade #1407 wells to be drilled at 10 14N 7W which is a few miles southeast of Okarche in Canadian County.

Newfield also has a permit to drill the Yost #1608 6H-18x well at 19 16N 8W in Kingfisher County. The site is about 8 miles west of the city of Kingfisher where Newfield has seen a lot of success.

Continental Resources has plans to drill in the eastern part of the SCOOP play. It has a permit for the Essex #1-12-13-24 xhw well to be drilled at 12 2S 3W which is about 4 miles southeast of Ratliff City.

Having had some recent big wells in northwestern Oklahoma City, Revolution Resources Inc. is trying again. It obtained a permit for the Greyworm 1404 27-22#1BH well to be drilled at 27 14N 4W which is a site just north of NW 178th street in the city.

Western Oklahoma is where Presidio Petroleum continues drilling efforts. It has a permit for the Yoxsimer #3-15 well to be drilled in Roger Mills County at 15 15N 22W which is a site several miles southwest of Leedey.