Southern Michigan gets TBR oil discovery

Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., plans to drill two offsets in November to an Ordovician Trenton-Black River discovery in Hillsdale County, Mich., 60 miles southwest of Detroit.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 21 -- Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., plans to drill two offsets in November to an Ordovician Trenton-Black River discovery in Hillsdale County, Mich., 60 miles southwest of Detroit.

The McArthur 1-36 tested at a rate of 20 bbl/hr of oil with 240 psi flowing tubing pressure on a ¾-in. choke. The well cut 182 ft of potential pay at 3,400-4,020 ft.

Continental has 83% working interest in the discovery and has identified other opportunities modeled after Albion-Scipio field in the area, where it holds 13,280 net acres of leasehold. McArthur 1-36 is the company's first well in Michigan.

Hillsdale County adjoins Indiana and Ohio.

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