Stunning Utah oil, gas discovery focuses spotlight on Hingeline

Central Utah, once the orphan child of hydrocarbon exploration, may soon have many fathers.A recent new field discovery and first offset operated by Wolverine Gas & Oil Co., private Grand Rapids, Mich., independent, on the Central Utah Overthrust appears to have exceeded 200,000 bbl of oil since May 2004 from the Jurassic Navajo sandstone and Twin Creek limestone at 6,000-7,000 ft.The two wells are now capable of yielding as much as 4,400 b/d of oil from a very large hanging wall, thrusted anticlinal structure defined by 2D seismic. The structure eventually could produce well over 500 million bbl of oil. Deeper potential pay horizons are certainly present but have not yet been drilled.Wol...

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