Pioneer Oil Plans To Drill 6,200-ft Platteville Wildcat In Franklin County, Ill.

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United States

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#1-34 Royalton
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A deeper pool wildcat in Franklin County, Ill., has been staked by Pioneer Oil Co. Inc. The #1-34 Royalton has a planned depth of 6,200 ft and is in Section 34-7s-1e. The venture is targeting oil pays in Platteville, and a successful completion would open a new pool and extend Clifford Field about 1.5 miles to the northwest. Offsetting the new location to the southeast is a shallow 300-ft test that was drilled in 1989. Clifford Field is a three-well reservoir that opened in 1957. In 2016, Paragon Oil re-entered a 2,600-ft well that was originally abandoned in 2003 at #1-11 Illinois Minerals, which was tested pumping 7 bbl of crude and 2 bbl of water per day from Aux Vases at 2,431-44 ft. Pioneer’s headquarters are in Lawrenceville, Ill.