Several people have asked about the exact location of the Hunt Creek 1-H well that the Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (MBOGC) permitted last week. It took a little time to convert the MBOGC data (with some significant help from others), but I think I’ve got a pretty accurate location.
The location is near 22 S. Silvertip Road in Bridger (GPS coordinates 45.151858, -108.963424; marked with an “A” on the map in the link). Here’s a satellite map that will give you the location relative to Red Lodge and local roads. The well site is the lime green marker on the map:The green area just to the west of the site is BLM land, but this well site is on private property.
Here’s a closer look. The well location is marked with an oil well:
And here’s a closeup, this time from the Montana Cadastral map. You can go to the site and manipulate this yourself to get all kinds of information about the property. Again, the actual well site is marked with an oil well:
Here’s a photo of the terrain in the area. This is not the exact site, but all I could get on Google maps was this photo off Dutch Lane, just about a quarter mile north at Silvertip Road.
Last, here’s the BLM map of the area. The coordinates are 8 south, 23 east, section 7. If you look in section 7 in the upper left of the map, you can see Silvertip Road running through the yellow square of BLM land on the left of the section. The site is just south and east of the BLM area. You can also use these coordinates to locate the well precisely on the MBOGC Wellmapper.
If you have questions post them in the comments. If I can’t answer them, I’m hopeful others will be able to.
Update: A reader (see comments) has looked through the MBOGC web site and found three well locations in the Belfry area. She’s documented them on this map.
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The otter creek site is mainly located in a lowland — even though Arch Coal disagrees — it is against state rules and regs for mining to take place where water is close to the surface
Thank you for the map. I also spent several hours researching the MBOG website, google maps, and Carbon County township maps and found the same locations. It appears there are three existing wells in the area – I’ve pinpointed all the wellsite information I found on this map:
Thanks Renee. I’ve added this map to the post.above.
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