SCOOP/STACK News Pulse July 2022

Posted: August 22, 2022

The SCOOP/STACK Basin | June 2022

Field Overview

Ranking 6th in oil production and 3rd in natural gas production, the SCOOP/STACK play is one of the largest fields within the continental United States. It is primarily a shale play, with the Anadarko and Ardmore basins providing a bulk of the production. Some of the top formations are the Woodford Shale and Hunton Carbonate.

State Drilling Statistics
Total Rigs in Oklahoma- 65 (+2)
Total Rigs in United States- 762 (+6)
Total U.S. Rigs 52% YTD

State Permitting Data
Permits Approved – 115

Basin Highlights

Oilfield Worker Killed in Oklahoma Oil Rig Accident

The Major County Sheriff’s Office announced the death of an oilfield laborer working about 130 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. Jerry Pollard of El Reno, Oklahoma, was pulled into a cable winch drum at the rig owned by Stride Energy LLC while working for Orco Service LLC. Operations on the rig have been shut down while the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s investigated the incident that has meanwhile been ruled an accident. The incident is a reminder to those in the industry of how important safety is. 

Oil spill shuts down city park

The morning of the 5th drilling fluid spill began to spill into a city park getting into nearby ponds. The city of Cyril woke up to a park blocked off by cones as the spill is being investigated and cleaned-up. Nearby Keechi trails were also affected and were blocked off while teams were busy cleaning up the mess. The spill came from the Stellar drilling plant, where foul play is believed to have taken place. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported that Stellar claims a person cut their chain link fence and opened valves causing over 5900 barrels to be released. The local police department has yet to release an official statement. 

Most Permits By Operator in OK

1Citation Oil & Gas13
2Citizen Energy10
4E2 Operating5
4Mewbourne Oil5
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