Welcome to John Henry Petroleum

John Henry Petroleum (JHP) is an independent exploration and production company that applies 3-D seismic imaging, deviated and horizontal well drilling applications as well as other advanced technologies to systematically explore and develop oil and natural gas opportunities in the United States and abroad. Since 1995, JHP has stood as a forward-looking energy company. JHP identifies and secures opportunities early. Technology is the cornerstone of JHP’s business strategy. It underpins the search for oil and natural gas and it stimulates innovation. By being prepared to take prudent risks and by applying technology in innovative ways, JHP maximizes the value of our properties by increasing production and reserves while controlling cost.

JHP’s data acquisition approach has generated significant growth in net proved reserves and net production volumes. JHP will continue to monetize this value through the focused drilling of the highest-grade locations in its prospect inventory as well as through the sales of interests in certain prospects.


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Educational Videos

Resources: South Central Oklahoma Oil Provence


➞ Continental Resources – Investor Update – September 2015

➞ CRL – Implementation – Anadarko Woodford: The SCOOP


Emerging Plays, 2015

The SCOOP and STACK Plug Along

Continental Has A SCOOP – Discovers Springer Shale Play

Midcontinent_Detail Shale Map – NGI Source – Natural gas Intelligence

2015 upstream capex to surpass $4 billion in SCOOP play

Woodford Shale Tech Paper 2013 Tulsa Geo Society

Continental Resources Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Oklahoma’s SCOOP and STACK oil plays … Some of the best rock seen anywhere!

Traveling through Oklahoma’s stratigraphy, one can stumble over as many as 7,500 formations. “Most have names; in some cases, several,” the Oklahoma Geological Survey explains in an oil and gas FAQ page. The abundance of nomenclature is the result of many factors, the OGS adds, including simply that, at times, “geologists may disagree.”The state also hosts more than 3,000 field designations. To simplify, strat-trippers can cheat down to the 300 formations that have had 10 or more well completions. Among them is the Woodford Shale, which Newfield Exploration Co. proved commercial from fracked horizontals beginning in 2005 where the pay is gassy in the Arkoma Basin of southeastern Oklahoma. Read the full article at here at oilandgasinvestors.com

Salt Domes and How They Form?

A salt dome is a mound or column of salt that has risen toward the surface because it has a density that is lower than the rock above it. The salt behaves like a stream of high-viscosity oil ascending in slow motion through a thick layer of water above. In the illustration above, the purple rock unit (Js) was originally a layer of salt. Now you can see several columns of salt penetrating the overlying rock units in their rise to the surface, and several small mounds that might develop into columns over time…continue reading