Arizona: Holbrook basin wildcat permitted

April 3, 2012
Triomphe Energy LLC, St. George, Utah, has staked a wildcat in eastern Arizona’s Holbrook basin.

Triomphe Energy LLC, St. George, Utah, has staked a wildcat in eastern Arizona’s Holbrook basin.

The well, in 27-20n-21e, Navajo County, 15 miles north of Holbrook, is permitted to 3,000 ft. The site is just south of two wells drilled in the early 1960s and is understood to be primarily an oil and gas test.

Earlier wells nearby have had oil and gas shows in the Fort Apache member of Permian Supai, and the location is 25 miles west of the state’s helium fields that produced from the Permian Coconino sandstone (OGJ, May 5, 1997, p. 127). Helium, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and other gases have been found in the basin.

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Alan Petzet | Chief Editor Exploration

Alan Petzet is Chief Editor-Exploration of Oil & Gas Journal in Houston. He is editor of the Weekly E&D Newsletter, emailed to OGJ subscribers, and a regular contributor to the OGJ Online subscriber website.

Petzet joined OGJ in 1981 after 13 years in the Tulsa World business-oil department. He was named OGJ Exploration Editor in 1990. A native of Tulsa, he has a BA in journalism from the University of Tulsa.