Periodically, the Oil and Gas Division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources releases its most recent drilling permit list. The list includes the operator’s name, location, the date the permit was issued, the location and type of the permitted well, targeted formation and the name of the drilling drilling contractor. Below is the latest list of oil drilling permits in the region.

October 8, a drilling permit was issued to Dee Drilling Company of Mount Carmel for an oil well in Gallatin County.  The location is Section 35, Township 07S, Range 08E.  The well name is the Bruce Edwards No. 1.  Using company tools, the operator plans to target the Aux Vases Sand at 3,000 feet.

October 8, a drilling permit was issued to Dee Drilling Company of Mount Carmel for an oil well in Gallatin County. The location is Section 35, Township 07S, Range 08E. The well name is the Brockschmidt No. 3. Using company tools, the operator plans to target the Aux Vases Sand formation at 3,000 feet.


October 8, a drilling permit was issued to Dee Drilling Company of Mount Carmel for an oil well in Gallatin County. The location is Section 35, Township 07S, Range 08E.  The well name is the Charles Moye, No. 2. Using company tools, the operator plans to target the Aux Faxes Sand formation at an estimated depth of 3,000 feet.

October 18, a drilling permit was issued to Dee Drilling of Mount Carmel for an oil well in Gallatin County.  The location is Section 35, Township 07S, Range 08E.  The well name is the Brockschmidt # 1. Using company tools, the operator will be targeting the Aux Vases SS Formation at 3,000 feet.

October 11, a drilling permit was issued to Doral Energy, Inc. of Robinson, Illinois for a water injection well in Crawford County. The location is Section 01, Township 05N, Range 13W. The well name is the Hill WI-1.  L.L. Neely Drilling, Inc. will be targeting the Spoon formation between 800’ to 1,000’ and the Aux Vases formation between 1,100 and 1,400 feet. 

October 11, a drilling permit was issued to Pioneer Oil Company, Inc. of Vincennes, Indiana for an oil well in Hamilton County. The location is Section 21, Township 03S, Range 07E.  The well name is the Morris No. 1-21.  Pioneer Oilfield Services of Vincennes, Indiana will be targeting the Salem formation at an approximate depth of 4,400 feet.

October 7, a drilling permit was issued to Lampley Oil, Inc. of Benton, Illinois for a water injection well in Franklin County.  The location is Section 01, Township 07S, Range 02E. The well name is the Orient F#13-WI. The operator will be targeting the St. Louis formation between 3,100 – 3,108 feet and the Salem formation between 3,626 and 3,652 feet.

October 10, a drilling permit was issued to Campbell Energy, LLC of Carmi for a water injection well in White County. The location is Section 28, Township 03S, Range 14W.  The well name is the Reeves HRS #J-1. Operators will be targeting the Ste. Genevieve between 2,939’ and 2,960’, the Salem formation between 3,390’ and 3,687 ft. and the Ullin formation betweenj 3,688 and 3,880 ft.

October 7, a drilling permit was issued to ITB Oil, LLC of Henderson, Nevada for a water injection well in Clark County. The location is Section 08, Township 11N, Range 14W. The well name is the K. Rauwolf #IJW-3. Operators will be targeting the St. Louis formation between 302’ and 407’.