1 Kentucky's Christian County is scheduled to get a Lower Devonian deeper-pool wildcat-the John F. Vogler #4 John Vogler in the Hardeson Consolidated Field area. The Greenville, Ky., independent's 3,000-ft. test is in Section 9-G-27. IHS Energy Group notes it's in an area where wells have produced from Mississippian Tar Springs, O'Hara and McClosky at depths ranging from about 225 ft. to approximately 1,025 ft. The drillsite is about 700 ft. southwest of a 3,000-ft. Siluro-Devonian test completed by Vogler in late 1997 as a dry hole. 2 Charlton Ventures Corp., Johannesburg, Mich., is the operator of two deeper-pool ventures scheduled to be drilled in Breckinridge County, Ky. Both the #1 Mike Smith, Section 21-P-35, and #1 Richard & Dorthy Carter, Section 22-Q-35, are to go to 2,000 ft. in Silurian. The former is in Balltown Consolidated Field while the latter is in Cloverport Field. 3 Production testing of Ordovician Prairie du Chien is about to begin at the #1-12 Jonas, an exploratory venture drilled by Newstar Energy USA Inc. in Bay County, Mich. Newstar, based in East Lansing, drilled to a total depth of 11,950 ft. at the prospect in Section 12-16n-3e, Garfield Township. The #1-12 Jonas is a mile northwest of the opener of Fraser Section 7 Field, which was completed several years ago producing gas and condensate from 11,597-11,797 ft. in Prairie du Chien. 4 An attempt is to be made by Federal Oil Co. to confirm the discovery of the 25-yr.-old Wexford 6-24n-12w Field in Michigan's Wexford County. Mt. Pleasant, Mich.-based Federal staked the #1-6 State-Wexford & Borak in Section 6-24n-12w, Wexford Township, and intends to take it to a depth of 6,152 ft. to evaluate Silurian Niagaran, according to IHS Energy Group. The new location is a northeast offset to the field opener that initially flowed 339 bbl. of oil and 381,000 cu. ft. of gas per day from Niagaran between 5,775-5,928 ft. 5 In Ohio, CGAS Exploration Inc., Columbus, has staked a Cambrian deeper-pool wildcat at the #1-2976 Marrison-O'Donnell Unit in Austinburg Field, Ashtabula County. Located in Lot 9, Austinburg Township, Ashtabula South Quad, the venture is to be drilled to 5,750 ft. in order to test Trempealeau. Production in Austinburg Field is from Silurian Clinton. 6 An Upper Cambrian Rose Run producer in Ohio's Haynes Field flowed 3 million cu. ft. of gas and 6 bbl. of condensate per day at completion by Columbia Natural Resources Inc., Charleston, W.Va. The development well is the #723989 Wiggins in Section 7, Salt Creek Township, Laurelville Quad, Hocking County. It was drilled to a total depth of 3,754 ft. and is producing from 3,565-83 ft. 7 Fairman Drilling Co., DuBois, Pa., is set to drill to 9,714 ft. at a new wildcat in its ongoing Ordovician Trenton-Black River drilling program in southern New York. IHS Energy Group says the new venture is the #1 Whiteman, in Section I of Beaver Dam Quad, Catlin Township, Chemung County. Projected depth is 9,714 ft. at the test, which lies about 8 miles northeast of Painted Post Field, an Ordovician pool. Elsewhere in the county, drilling is under way at the Fairman #1 Bennett Family, a 9,468-ft. Trenton-Black River wildcat in Section I of Montour Falls Quad, Veteran Township. The drillsite is about 8 miles northwest of Ordovician production in Van Etten Field. Also in Section I of the quad and nearly 10 miles northwest of Van Etten Field, Fairman last March completed drilling the #1 Broz that was set up as a 9,775-ft. test of Trenton-Black River. No details have been reported on the venture. 8 Two new Trenton-Black River wildcats have been staked by Columbia Natural Resources Inc. in Yates County as part of the company's extensive drilling program being carried out in New York's Finger Lakes area. The new ventures are the 6,430-ft. #623864 Martin in Section D of Penn Yan Quad, Benton Township, and the 6,740-ft. #623970 Dick in Section B of Pulteney Quad, Jerusalem Township. Columbia also has scheduled another such test, this one to the south in the Van Etten Field area of Chemung County. Projected depth is 10,900 ft. at the #524115 Monahan in Section F of Erin Quad, Erin Township. 9 A modest Devonian Benson producer completed by Columbia Natural Resources Inc. flowing 60,000 cu. ft. of gas per day established a new unnamed field in Webster County, W.Va. The #623867 Helen G. Moore was completed several months ago producing from 4,211-17 ft. It's in Hacker Valley District, Hacker Valley Quad, about 7 miles southwest of Benson production in Craddock Field. The wildcat, which was scheduled as an 8,102-ft. Lower Devonian Oriskany test, was drilled to a total depth of 7,582 ft. in Oriskany and plugged back to 4,600 ft. 10 In West Virginia's Roane County, Columbia Natural Resources Inc. is slated to drill to a depth of 12,130 ft. to evaluate Cambrian Copper Ridge at yet another exploratory project. The #824316 William Reichenbach, Smithfield District, Tariff Quad, is a deeper-pool wildcat in Orma Field. 11 S. Lavon Evans Jr. Operating Co. Inc., Laurel, Miss., has asked the Alabama Oil & Gas Board to designate the #1 Holliman 36-10, a recent completion in Lamar County, as the discovery for County Line Field. The well, in Section 36-17s-14w, was completed flowing 1.4 million cu. ft. of gas per day on a 22/64-in. choke through perforations at 4,229-40 ft. in Carter Sand, reports the Southeastern Oil Review. The publication notes the well is a dual completion, having been tested flowing 230,000 cu. ft. of gas per day on an 18/64-in. choke from Mississippian Lewis at 4,500-28 ft. The limits for the proposed new field would consist of Section 36-17s-14w in Lamar County and the east half of Section 1-18s-14w and west half of Section 6-18s-13w in Pickens County. The new producer is about a mile south of Little Coal Fire Creek Field. 12 Alabama's Monroe County is the site of a 16,000-ft. Jurassic Smackover wildcat being drilled by Tepco Resources Inc., Houston. According to IHS Energy Group, Tepco is coring at the #1 Strago-Blacksher 11-2 in Section 11-3n-5e. The closest production, consisting of oil and gas from Smackover at about 14,850 ft., is nearly 5 miles to the northwest in Little River Field. 13 Jurassic Upper Haynesville yielded a flow of 984 bbl. of oil and 132,000 cu. ft. of gas per day through an adjustable choke at a shallower-pool discovery completed by Ventex Operating Corp. in Alabama's North Rome Field. Ventex, of Dallas, perforated at 11,132-47 ft. at the #2 Hart 4-7 in Section 4-2n-4e, Covington County. The Southeastern Oil Review reports North Rome Field previously produced only from Frisco City Sand of Haynesville at about 12,000 ft. 14 Alabama's Lower Mobile Bay Field offshore Baldwin County gained a well with a high rate of flow when Mobil Oil Exploration & Producing Southeast Inc. completed the #3 State Lease 350, Tract 95, flowing 28.3 million cu. ft. of gas per day on a 27/64-in. choke. Perforations are between 21,795-21,915 ft. The Southeastern Oil Review reports the well, which was scheduled to be drilled to a measured depth of 22,284 ft. (21,475 ft., true vertical depth) to test Jurassic Norphlet, actually bottomed at 22,245 ft. in sidetrack hole.