Water well crew in South Dakota town ...

Water well crew in South Dakota town strikes oil instead

There are 23 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 14, 2010, titled Water well crew in South Dakota town strikes oil instead. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Workers drilling for a new water well in the northwest South Dakota town of Faith struck oil instead.

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Don Merriman

Lemmon, ND

#2 May 14, 2010
Ya betcha,your old hat, cow boy boots and saddle,we older residence of Perkins and Meade county have know for sometime that there is oil to be found. Not that many years ago there were test wells drilled near Meadow South Dakota, also three or more test wells were also drilled South of White Butte in Northern Perkins, County. One was Called the Homme Well. Drillers were told to go to a certain depth and quit. If they brought a producing well in they would be fired.I remember well the man who came to our farm when the lease was terminated. I asked him why all these wells in the area only went to a certain depth that was determined before they started drilling. His answer was"it is cheaper to store underground than it is to bring in a well, especially since there was no real need for more oil at the time. At that time crude Oil was under $30 bucks a barrel.

Those wells were plugged with pure cement and peanut shells, if a driller wanted to go back in they could drill them out like drilling butter. Maybe just maybe this find of oil at Faith where the driller was drilling for water and find oil will spark some interest by a wild cater to come back and take a second look. E mail [email protected]
The Monkey

Hampton, VA

#3 May 14, 2010
Not so good if you're thirsty...
naca

Custer, SD

#4 May 14, 2010
hey cowboys, the natural fullblood lakota have a say to this as it belongs to them under the 1868 Ft.Laramie Treaty, the resources under your feet belongs to the lakota,Treaty can never be extinguished, we are watching and preparing for what will transpire . treaties are the supreme law of the land and the state of s.d. is illegal under the 1837,1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie treaty. take heed, you've been warned. Hecetu yelo

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#5 May 15, 2010
Please tell me it wasnt BP doing the drilling.
tiqqer

Jasper, TN

#6 May 22, 2010
oh yea naca, get over it. You all lost. You should get out in the real world and quit living off the government cheese.
Why

Lakeville, MN

#7 May 22, 2010
naca wrote:
hey cowboys, the natural fullblood lakota have a say to this as it belongs to them under the 1868 Ft.Laramie Treaty, the resources under your feet belongs to the lakota,Treaty can never be extinguished, we are watching and preparing for what will transpire . treaties are the supreme law of the land and the state of s.d. is illegal under the 1837,1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie treaty. take heed, you've been warned. Hecetu yelo
Why don't you give it a rest. There are NO Native Americans. We all immigrated here from somewhere else. I think you and your people need to go back to stealing copper from your own houses and metal fence posts from the "Evil White Ranchers".

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#8 May 22, 2010
This could buy the lakota a lot of firewater.
kathleen

Long Branch, NJ

#9 Sep 27, 2010
The Monkey wrote:
Not so good if you're thirsty...
very cute
kathleen

Long Branch, NJ

#10 Sep 27, 2010
naca wrote:
hey cowboys, the natural fullblood lakota have a say to this as it belongs to them under the 1868 Ft.Laramie Treaty, the resources under your feet belongs to the lakota,Treaty can never be extinguished, we are watching and preparing for what will transpire . treaties are the supreme law of the land and the state of s.d. is illegal under the 1837,1851 and 1868 Ft. Laramie treaty. take heed, you've been warned. Hecetu yelo
nothing personal intended...I just thought that little red heart icon is very cute, very symmetrical what does hecetu yelo mean? actually it all belongs to God if you want to get technical. I think it must have been quite a big surprise when they hit the oil.
kathleen

Long Branch, NJ

#11 Sep 27, 2010
Why wrote:
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Why don't you give it a rest. There are NO Native Americans. We all immigrated here from somewhere else. I think you and your people need to go back to stealing copper from your own houses and metal fence posts from the "Evil White Ranchers".
I couldn't prove it, but yes, I do think the native americans were definitely here before the white man 'discovered' them. Man, you don't make that good of a case for yourself not being evil or at least a hater. remember god is love, he who has not loved has not come to know god 1 John 4:8. OK? k
Olive Oyl

Medford, NY

#12 Sep 28, 2010
kathleen wrote:
<quoted text>
I couldn't prove it, but yes, I do think the native americans were definitely here before the white man 'discovered' them. Man, you don't make that good of a case for yourself not being evil or at least a hater. remember god is love, he who has not loved has not come to know god 1 John 4:8. OK? k
Does God love oil?
Don Merriman

Prairie City, SD

#13 Sep 28, 2010
I was hoping for a response to my post about oil being discovered by a water well driller at Faith, So. Dak. but little did I realize that I would open up this kettle of worms. I have heard since the oil was probably from a source , such as waste oil be dumped but that don't make sense to me. One thing I know for sure; I stand by my statement about a number of oil wells being dug in Northern Perkins county. I have invested in two oil outfits in North Dakota, When I read about the depth they are being drilled, they are deeper than those dug in Perkins County and were stopped because the crews were told that they would be fired if they brought in a producer. No it was not BP that was doing the drilling. As for some of you that posted, don't fight over something that may never happen. Don Merriman
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Sep 28, 2010
BP just called and said they figure this is theirs as result of theirs being stopped up and back pressure.
George Michael

Medford, NY

#15 Sep 28, 2010
BP stands for Butt Plug you know.

Trust me, I know.
CRST

Whitehorse, SD

#16 Oct 3, 2010
tiqqer wrote:
oh yea naca, get over it. You all lost. You should get out in the real world and quit living off the government cheese.
thats not very nice if your and adult u should act ur aqe not ur shoesize!!! lmao
Casey

Lead, SD

#17 Mar 30, 2011
thanks Don for all the information on the wells in Perkins County. Hoping that us perkins country residents can get a big break!!
Don Merriman

Buffalo, SD

#18 Mar 31, 2011
Say, folks this is serious business,have all the fun you want with the water well finding oil at Faith but we do know that natural gas was found in the before mentioned wells which were plugged in Perkins, County.
It is to bad and so sad that it takes a earthquake and the horriable death and distruction to make all the people of the world realize the hazards of harnessing Atomic energy. Exploration of the outer limits of the Bakken formation will happen now probably sooner than later because of this tragic event.

I'm not a kid anymore, at age 88 and counting I would love to see some wild catter come in and go into one of those old holes going at least as deep as the wells that are being drilled in the oil patch in North Dakota. Thanks for the update on this site. Don Merriman
Bob Mullen

Corona, CA

#19 May 20, 2011
Don Merriman wrote:
Say, folks this is serious business,have all the fun you want with the water well finding oil at Faith but we do know that natural gas was found in the before mentioned wells which were plugged in Perkins, County.
It is to bad and so sad that it takes a earthquake and the horriable death and distruction to make all the people of the world realize the hazards of harnessing Atomic energy. Exploration of the outer limits of the Bakken formation will happen now probably sooner than later because of this tragic event.
I'm not a kid anymore, at age 88 and counting I would love to see some wild catter come in and go into one of those old holes going at least as deep as the wells that are being drilled in the oil patch in North Dakota. Thanks for the update on this site. Don Merriman
Don,
We are considering some leases in the Perkins county and are interested in drilling to the same depths that have been drilled in the North Dakota's. I would be interested in talking to you about what you know about the Perkins county. I can give you my contact info off-line if you are interested in talking.
Bob Mullin

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#20 Dec 31, 2011
The wells in Perkins County were drilled to the Red River formation, which was the formation of interest at the time. A lot of wells had oil shows but nothing economical. Doesn't seem very likely that crews that drilled to deep would be fired, the well was permitted to a certain depth and that's all the deeper they drilled.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#21 Dec 31, 2011
This thread would make Buddy Ebson proud!
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