MOGN Headlines From March 2017


The following is a compilation of stories contained in March 2017 editions of Michigan Oil & Gas News. Subscribe today! Print or electronic subscriptions to the Weekly Update Edition of Michigan Oil & Gas News are only $180 and include articles similar to the ones below as well as a complete listing of Michigan oil and natural gas drilling permit applications, drilling permits, rig locations, and more! Back issues are also available by calling MOGN at 989-772-5181.

March 3

BULLETIN: U.S. EPA withdraws Information Collection Request (ICR) for the oil and gas industry

Wolverine Gas & Oil Co. of Michigan LLC plans step outs to south of Climax Trenton oil production, shooting additional seismic on trend to north

Distribution NOW (DNOW) announces 26-year oilfield veteran Jeffrey Delong has joined the company as an inside salesperson at the Mt. Pleasant, Mich. distribution and service center

Michigan Oil and Gas Association Industry Advocates to begin monthly webinar series focused on topics and issues of interest to members of industry

Four Lower Peninsula Michigan counties frost law free

Merit Energy Co. completes drilling of horizontal drain hole from its North Michigan Land & Oil 1-28.

March 10

 West Bay targets undrilled area of Skeels Field with two new Dundee prospects

Jordan Development awaiting approval of Lee 23 Unit gas reinjection plan in Calhoun Co.; to commence work in Springdale 14-15 waterflood after frost laws

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oil, Gas & Minerals Division (OGMD) area geologist Bill Mitchell recovering from injuries suffered in March 3 crash on Highway U.S. 131

Northern Michigan Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers announces Distinguished Lecturer Michael Gillen to present at group’s March 22 meeting

Overview of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, State Park Endowment Fund featured in MOGA Industry Advocates March 7 webinar

MDOT lifts spring weight restrictions south of US-12, I-94, I-69.


March 17

John Fowler honored with MGRRE Lifetime Achievement Award March 16 in Kalamazoo

Michigan Oil & Gas News receives word of March 11 death of Thomas William McEvoy, age 83

19 Lower Peninsula Michigan counties frost law free

Energy Education for Michigan receives contribution from Dart Energy Foundation.

March 24

Urge your U.S. Senator to vote in favor of H.J. Res. 36

Keystone XL Pipeline permit issued March 24

MDOT lifts spring weight restrictions north to and including US-10, east to US-127, north on US-127 to M-61 and east to US-23

Savoy Energy, LP proposes directional redrill of Day 2-27

Trendwell Energy Corp. files permit application for prospect in Gladwin County’s Gladwin Township

Michigan Section of AIPG offers scholarship

March 31

Fifteenth Annual MOGA / No. Mich.–API Michigan Petroleum Conference set for Thursday, April 20; exhibit hall, program to be followed by strolling reception

MOGA In Your Community: Western Land Services evolves, grows to become one of nation’s leading full service land brokerage firms, employees become owners through recent employee stock ownership plan

Exhibit hall at Fifteenth Annual MOGA / No. Mich.–API Petroleum Conference to feature variety of exhibitors

Michigan Petroleum Conference sponsors

Second regular meeting of MOGA Board of Directors, strolling reception set for Thursday, April 20 at Grand Traverse Resort

Michigan Drilling Rig Inventory – 2017

Michigan Service Rig Inventory – 2017

Court of Appeals rules in Antrim vacuum case, upholds May 14, 2015 MPSC order

37 Lower Peninsula Michigan counties to be frost law free by April 3

2017 Michigan Petroleum Directory being readied for June 2017 publication

Online access to 2017 edition of Michigan Petroleum Directory to be available

Dundee core, presentations on research and lessons learned from past exploration, development featured at March 16 workshop

PTTC Workshop sponsors thanked

2017 Michigan Oilfield Trucking Survey includes 17 businesses

Michigan Petroleum Directory Now Available!