US Highlights
1
Wyoming

A Turner Sand completion in K-Bar Field was announced by EOG Resources Inc. The Campbell County, Wyo., producer well, #558-0820H Broadhead, was tested flowing 1,443 bbl of 43.7° API oil and 968,000 cf/d of gas. It was tested on a 128/128-inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 3,820 psi and a flowing casing pressure of 168 psi. The venture was drilled to 21,163 ft (10,630 ft true vertical depth). Production is from a perforated zone between 10,892 ft and 21,145 ft.

2
New Mexico

In New Mexico’s Lea County, Tap Rock Operating reported results from a Lea County, N.M., Bone Spring discovery in an unnamed field. Located in Section 33-24s-35e, #134h Gipple Federal Com was drilled to 22,465 ft (12,146 ft true vertical depth). It was tested flowing at a 24-hour rate of 2,127 bbl of oil and 1.897 MMcf of gas with no reported water. Gauged on a 36/64-inch choke, the flowing casing pressure was 2,300 psi. Production is from a perforated zone at 12,217 ft to 22,323 ft.

3
Texas

A horizontal Val Verde Basin-Woodford Shale well was completed in Vista Grande Field by Brahman Resource Partners LLC. Located in Pecos County (RRC Dist. 8), Texas, #1H King of the Hill 33 initially flowed 665,000 cf of gas and 129 bbl of 52°API condensate through perforations at 13,516 ft to 16,912 ft. Located in Section 33, Block 102, J.H. Gibson Survey, A-1902, it was drilled to 17,261 ft (13,711 ft true vertical depth), and the nearly 1-mile long lateral bottomed to the southwest in Terrell County (RRC Dist. 7C) in Section 37, Block 102, J.H. Gibson Survey, A-1671 with a plug-back depth of 16,976 ft. Gauged on a 13/64-inch choke, the flowing casing pressure was 2,275 psi, and the shut-in casing pressure was 4,300 psi.

4
North Dakota

Two high-volume Squaw Creek Field-Middle Bakken wells were reported by WPX Energy Inc. in McKenzie County, N.D. The wells were drilled from a pad in Section 25-149n-95w. The #24-13-12HD Omaha Woman produced 7,542 bbl of 42°API oil, 3.76 MMcf of gas and 4.032 bbl of water per day. It was drilled to 26,706 ft (11,106 ft true vertical depth). It was tested on a 64/64-inch choke with a flowing casing pressure of 2,400 psi. Production is from a Middle Bakken zone at 11,491 ft to 26,539 ft. The offsetting #24-13-12HC Omaha Woman was drilled to 26,825 ft (11,115 ft true vertical depth). It flowed 6,883 bbl of 42°API oil, 5.112 MMcf of gas and 3,240 bbl of water per day. Gauged on a 64/74-inch coke, the flowing casing pressure was 3,200 psi, and production is from perforations at 11,552 ft to 26,669 ft.

5
Gulf of Mexico

In Alaminos Canyon Block 857, Shell Oil Co. completed a Middle Miocene well. The #0GB007S0B OCS G17571 ST00BP00 was drilled to 23,300 ft, and it produced 3,513 bbl of 35.5°API oil and 2.12 MMcf of gas per day. Production is from a perforated zone between 19,813 ft and 20,967 ft. It was tested on a 57/64-inch choke with a flowing tubing pressure of 2,779 psi. Additional completion information is not currently available.

6
Ohio

Ascent Resources announced results from a Utica Shale discovery in Jefferson County, Ohio. The #3H Thompson initially flowed 29.01 MMcf of gas per day for perforations at 9,454 ft to 21,231 ft after 68-stage fracturing. The Jewett Consolidated Field venture is in Section 24-8n-3w and was drilled to 21,354 ft (9,082 ft true vertical depth).

7
West Virginia

HG Energy completed two Marcellus Shale discoveries in Harrison County, W. Va. The wells were drilled from a pad in Union Dist., Milford West 7.5 Quad and are in Jane Lew Weston Field. The #2H Stickel has a total depth of 20,309 ft (6,731 ft true vertical depth). It was tested producing 21.48 MMcf of gas per day from a perforated zone at 7,151 ft to 20,175 ft after 47 stages of fracturing. The #6H Stickel initially flowed 13.08 MMcf/d of gas. Drilled to 17,050 ft, the true vertical depth was 6,758 ft, and it was also fracture-stimulated in 47 stages with production from perforations at 7,490 ft to 16,911 ft.

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Pennsylvania

A Wyoming County, Pa., Marcellus Shale discovery was tested flowing 44.752 MMcf/d of gas. Chesapeake Operating Inc.’s #4H Trowbridge was drilled in Section 9, Laceyville 7.5 Quad, Windham Township. The Mehoopany Field well was drilled to 12,639 ft (7,128 ft true vertical depth). It was tested after 24-stage fracturing, and production is from perforations at 6,830 ft to 12,624 ft.

—By Larry Prado, Activity Editor
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