Utah’s 30-year prospect

After Covenant field in Sevier County, Utah, which opened oil production on the Central Utah thrust belt, where will explorers discover the next potentially giant oil or gas field in the US Lower 48?Perhaps it will be up the road in Summit County, Utah.A group led by Double Eagle Petroleum Co., Casper, Wyo., spudded a wildcat at Christmas Meadows, Utah, in late September.The well is expected to cost $10 million and take 100 days to drill to TD 15,730 ft. Double Eagle cemented 34-in. conductor pipe at 235 ft and 20-in. conductor at almost 1,000 ft before Unit Drilling Co. moved in Rig No. 233 to drill the vertical Table Top Unit No. 1. The drillsite’s surface elevation is 9,573 ft.Ou...

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