Gracie…I’m don’t know the answer to your question but had a thought. If the well was drilled to a certain more shallow shale especially one above the Woodford and they plugged it then maybe now it might be turned back (released) and you might lease it to someone that might go get that deeper oil.
In the late 1970s there was a well drilled on our section 34 2n,4w. It came in at 70 bbls. of oil a day and made the front page of the Duncan Banner as a really good well where they had gone in a previous well/hole. But we only got one little check and then the next thing we knew they were plugging it. It has laid out unleased all these years since and now Continental has it leased, it’s in a "hot’ area in the SCOOP and a couple of days ago we were offered $5600. an acre to sell which we are not going to do because they are drilling great wells all around us! Continental said "we’ve known for a long time that it (oil, etc) was there but it was not feasible to go after that deep until the oil reached around $100 a bbl. " Not saying that’s the case here but their could be a silver lineing behind that cloud. Think Positive!