Central Montana Resources
The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.
JORDAN — Talk of a "mini Bakken" beneath this windswept plain has the 350 people of Jordan talking big.
The secret has been well-kept until now, but Central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country’s top oil play.
Central Montana Resources executives, from left to right, Kevin Beiter, John Koch, Steve Harman, Michael Beiter
Central Montana Resources executive, from left to right, Kevin Beiter, chief executive officer; John Koch, chief operating officer; Steve Harman, consulting landman; and Michael Beiter, manager of Billings operations. The Alberta-based company holds eight permits to drill in the areas around…