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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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#22 Dec 31, 2011
Bob Mullen wrote:
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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

Same formations or same depths? Same depths would put you into precambrian rock in Perkins county.

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Jan 2, 2012

Hotchkiss, CO

#24 Nov 26, 2012
For what it is worth. My family has owned minerals in Perkins County since the late 1930's, which my grandfather purchased. Just out of curiousity, I did go to the data base the State of South Dakota has on all wells drilled and I viewed only wells drilled in Perkins County, in proximity to our family ownership. None of the wells had any oil shows and very few had slight gas shows.

In a discussion with a person somewhat in the know of things, he indicated the Bakken formation in Perkins County is realitively shallow in depth and that the only real possible potential for oil would most likely be from the Three Forks/RedRiver formations, which are somewhat deeper than the Bakken. Overall, it does not look promising that production will ever occur within Perkins County. This being said......hope I am wrong.

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