Huron County Information

Huron County

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Brad Jenkins

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Huron County at a Glance

Total wells drilled through December 31, 1990 96
Total oil wells drilled through December 31, 1990 8
Total gas wells drilled through December 31, 1990 0
Total facility wells drilled through December 31, 1990 0
Total dry holes drilled through December 31, 1990 88
Well Density - approximately one well per nine square miles (824 square miles in county)
Total cumulative crude oil and lease condensate production through December 31,1986 69,525 bbls.
Total cumulative natural gas production through December 31, 1986 0 Mcf

BAD AXE - Geological Survey Division records attribute four Devonian oil fields to Huron County, but only two of them, the one-well Dwight Field and the four-well Grant, Sec. 29 Field, even approach commercially successful status.

Nearly two-thirds of all oil production credited to Huron County was produced by Charles W. Teater's Ignash No. 1 well in Section 21 of Dwight Township, drilled in 1944-45 and abandoned in 1972.

Numerous attempts to offset the lone Dwight Field producer all failed, including a 1987 deep test to the southeast in Section 28, Shell Western's Baranski 1-28. The Dwight well produced from the Detroit River, and typical of wells completed in that horizon, it initially made only about 20 barrels oil daily but produced long enough to make more than 40,000 barrels.

The Grant, Sec. 29 Field, opened in 1953, also produced from the Devonian Detroit River, though its cumulative pro¬ duction was less than 30,000 barrels through 1986.

Officially listed as oil pools also are the Bloomfield, Sec. 20 Traverse Lime (discovered in 1940) and Detroit River (opened in 1983) pools, both in Bloomfield Township (Tl7N, R14E). which had produced a combined total of only 94 barrels oil through 1986. The Hume, Sec. 12 Field (Hume Township, T18N, RUE), discovered and abandoned in 1953, made less than 100 barrels oil from its lone well.

Other deep wildcats drilled in Huron County include: Mobil Oil's Volmering No. 1, Section 26, Shennan Township (T15N, R15E) - subject of a re-entry and Detroit River recompletion for marginal oil production in the mid-1980s; Cities Service Oil & Gas Corp.'s Gettel "A" No. 1, Section 1, Sebewaing Township (T15N, R9E) and Shell Western's Elenbaum & Gettel et al 1-5, Section 5, Brookfield Township, T15N, R10E.

With its 824-square mile land mass, which forms the tip of Lower Peninsula Michigan's "Thumb" region, Huron County ranks as one of the state's largest counties, with vast areas still unexplored for oil and gas. The eight producing wells drilled in its four fields have to date only teased operators searching for the rich production found further west in the Michigan oilpatch's Central Basin heartland.

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