Belton #11 Project
Research & Development
The Belton lease, located in Muhlenberg County, KY offers a very long history to draw from. When I say history, I mean it. Located on 3,000 plus acres, there are wells that were drilled early as 1939. That is nearly 80 years of information to dive into. From a genereal standpoint, I can reference and locate as many as 25 wells on the property. I will be using some different methods to locate more wells, which I believe are out there, but have been covered up and forgotten about.
This is the largest lease we have gotten to date. Conceivably, over 250 wells could be drilled on the property. Below, I posted a map. Although it is crude, it will give some idea of the scope of this operation. I manually added each dot on the map to represent a well. It is not to scale, but will work for illustartion purposes. Each orange diamond is an existing oil well. As you can see, it is huge area to develope. Electric and roads are already in place as well, which is a big bonus.
Belton #11 Re-start Well Specifics
This is the exact reason I wanted to get this lease. There are many wells on the property that were drilled and never produced. This is one of those wells. From doing reserach on the Kentucky Geological website, it says this well was drilled inthe 1950's. I will be running a very complex test on it, to see if there is any oil in the well. This well was drilled in the 50's was 25 feet of pay. It is approx. 650 feet deep. This is probably the oldest well on this side of the property.
First oil! It pumped up within 5 minutes
Update: 2/27/16 I physically located this well today. I attempted to run a string test, but could not. However, I still want to take a look at it in the near future.
Update 6/26/16 Pulled all the "guts" out of this well and ran new parts back in. It responded almost immediately by giving up some oil, good black oil. Tomorrow I am picking up a pumping unit for it and will have it onsite ASAP. Need to get this one putting oil in the tank.