Recent infighting in the Montana Republican Party has been brought to light the disagreement over who should be our next candidate in the general election for the United States Congress. As a past Yellowstone County chairman and long-term Republican activist, I can say unequivocally that the…
The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.
Tom Hauptman of Billings found these interlocked elk in a field near the Bighorn River in December. The elk died after a fall sparring match proved fatal to the animals. All that was left were their skulls and part of their spinal column, Hauptman said.
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.
Oil producer Tom Hauptman believes that 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.
In the horizontal hydraulic fracking process, the driller punches down to the rock formation and then turns 90 degrees and drills horizontally for two miles.
Tom Hauptman, an independent oil-and-gas producer and owner of KGH Operating Company in Billings, believes the Heath Shale formation north of Roundup has the potential to be this region's mini-Bakken field.