More STACK exploration approved by Oklahoma regulators

Houston’s Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc. has permits to drill more wells in Oklahoma’s STACK play. Permits for five wells in Canadian County were approved by regulators.

Three of the Brueggen 1407 wells will be drilled at 14 14N 7W which is a site about 4 miles southeast of Okarche. Two more Brueggen 1407 wells will be drilled in a section north of the first three sister wells at 11 14N 7W.

Newfield’s had big success in nearby Kinfisher County.

Houston’s Encino Operating LLC obtained a permit for a well in Dewey County in apparent commitment of its 2017 partnership with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to drill in established and mature basins in the lower 48 states. At the time of the announcement, the Pension Board committed $1 billion while Encino committed $25 million toward the venture.

The two formed Encino Acquisition Partners to focus on acquiring assets in the states.

Encino’s permit is for a Walker #19-1 well to be drilled at 19 16N 18W which is 11 miles west of the town of Putnam.

Unit Petroleum has a permit for two Randall ##3 wells to be drilled at 10 15N 10W which is a site 10 miles southeast of Watonga in Blaine County.

S and S Star Operating LLC obtained a permit for a Salt Water Disposal well to be drilled at 33 16N 13W. The Sterling SWD #1 will be located about 9 miles southwest of Watonga.

Denver’s Fourpoint Energy LLC plans more drilling in western Oklahoma. The company received a permit to drill a Tiger Muskie well at 13 18N 24W which is about six miles south of Arnett.

At least two more salt water disposal well permits were approved. Antioch Operating LLC in Oklahoma City was granted permission to drill the Hans #1 SWD at 03 8N 12E in Hughes County. The site is several miles south of the community of Dustin.

Another salt water disposal well permit was approved for Overflow Energy STACK LLC, a company based in Booker, Texas. The Red Winter SWD#1 well is to be located at 07 17N 9W which is 4 miles west of the town of Loyal.