It looks like some leasing activity and some old wells being brought back online to tie up leases is happening at the Platte/Goshen border.
This Wyoming State lease auction on 7-18-18 had land in SE Platte County and across the border into Goshen. Bonus for that auction were $18-$38 an acre at 16.67%. It shows 5 unique bidders on some of those leases. https://www.energynet.com/govt_listing.pl?sg=3955
Anyone can nominate land for an auction on this web site, so someone was interested in getting those leases.
Right before this on 6-25-18 oil well 49-015-20178 in T20N, R65W, S34 that had been shut-in, was submitted for resuming production after almost 8 years of being shut in. Resuming production ties up that lease to prevent it from expiring. http://pipeline.wyo.gov/wellapi.cfm?napino=1520178&s1=Y
Then in November there is another Wyoming State lease auction. Land is T20 R65 now went for up to $504 bonus per acre. The top 10 Shows at least 4 unique bidders, with 2 being over $500 an acre https://www.energynet.com/property_information.pl?lot=52122
Meanwhile you’ll see posts here that I already replied to showing lease offers in that area. I suspect that someone is trying to acquire a land holding quickly and quietly and cheaply. I’d be interested in who the players are.
On the sundry notice for the well that resumed mentioned above, it lists J-Bird well service incorporated at a PO box. However the person who signed it was Tammie Simmons who happens to work for BP oil company in the indirect procurement department. https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammiesimmons
Incidentally j-bird also now has 10 other wells in the area they are list for, 3 of which they are producing again at minimal amounts, but again, enough to tie-up a lease.
BP wouldn’t advertise that they are trying to assemble acreage and their locations for Wyoming don’t show this area, it makes you wonder if they being the bidders and the landmen that are trying to assemble leases in the area. BPX Energy Sites | BPX Energy | Exploration and Production | What we do | BP U.S..
It should be interesting to see what other activity that is happening in the area.