With all the bluster over the exceptional wells in the Parshall area, it's easy to overlook what appears to be the best long-term Bakken producer in the state, the Petro-Hunt LLC USA 2D-3-1H well in Charlson Field about 25 miles west of the Parshall area activity. This well has consistently flowed over 20K bbls/month (presumably still on a choke) since going on line in October of '06 from the fractured Sanish siltstone in the extreme upper portion of the Three Forks Formation just below the lower Bakken Shale. This past Sept. the well again produced 20,666 bbls, 26 mmcfg and only four bbls of water during 30 days of production. Total production since Oct. of '06 has been 270K bbls, 331 mmcfg and 143 bbls of water.
In late July, Petro-Hunt completed an extension in the section to the south, the USA 11B-2-2H, sec. 11, 153N-95W, which appears to be another excellent well. The well had an IP flowing rate of 700 bopd, 850 mcfgd, and no water. From late July through September it produced 44K bbls, 45 mmcfg, and 34 bbls water.
This summer, the company also redrilled a well in sec. 14 after a fish was left in the first hole that was drilled at the same location. During the drilling of the first well, the rig took a pretty good gas kick, but was brought under control. This well has not yet been officially completed. Petro-Hunt is currently drilling an east offset in sec. 12, and the company definitely has a nice little (or maybe big) sweet spot in this area.