Straight-hole company continues exploration of Northern Oklahoma

Kansas-based Trans Pacific Oil Corporation continues its straight hole drilling efforts in Northern Oklahoma with the completion of three more wells in Alfalfa and Woods counties.

But they were low producing wells out of the Mississippi formation. Known for its straight-hole drilling, the Wichita company completed two wells in Alfalfa County.

The Shaw B 1-22, drilled at 22 28N 2W or about 6 miles east of the community of Capron had a depth of 5,975 feet and production of only 2 barrels of oil a day. Drilling started in June and completion came in September 2019.

The second Alfalfa County well, the Kilmer A 1-13 was drilled at 13 29N 12W of about a half-mile south of the state line and 2 miles southeast of Kiowa, Kansas. Production was only 45 barrels of oil a day and the drilling depth was 5,700 feet in the Mississippi formation.

The third well was drilled in Woods County with an April spud date and completion made in July 2019. The Liggenstoffer A 1-22 had production of 25 barrels of oil a day from a depth of 5,750 feet in the Mississippi formation. Located at 22 29N 13W, the well is two miles south of the state line and north of the community of Capron.

Trans Pacific Oil entered Oklahoma drilling efforts with a stated belief that the majority of the oil and gas produced in Kansas and Northern Oklahoma is from wells less than 5,000 feet deep. The company’s website stated that shallow production means relatively low drilling, completion and production costs.

As a result, the company’s drilling rigs are not as large as those typically seen in Oklahoma’s high-production plays such as the STACK and SCOOP.