US Highlights
1
Wyoming

Results from a Niobrara well were announced by Samson Resources Co. The 34-3031 39-74 NH Allemand Fed initially flowed 2,413 bbl of 49°API oil, with 4.375 MMcf of gas and 1,224 bbl or water per day. The Hornbuckle Field was drilled in Section 30-39n-74w in Converse County, Wyo., to 22,326 ft (12,207 ft true vertical depth). It was tested after 47-stage fracturing with a shut-in casing pressure of 3,000 psi during testing on a 28/64-inch choke. Production is from a perforated zone at 12,298 ft to 22,061 ft.

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North Dakota

An Upper Three Forks venture in Dunn County, N.D., initially flowed 5,172 bbl of 41°API oil, 3.785 MMcf of gas and 4,884 bbl of water per day. Marathon Oil Co.’s Ritter 34-12TFH well was drilled in Section 12-146n-94w. The Bailey Field discovery was drilled to 21,287 ft (10,761 ft true vertical depth) and produces from perforations at 11,114 ft to 21,154 ft. Gauged on a 64/64-inch choke, the flowing casing pressure was 1,200 psi.

3
New Mexico

A Wolfcamp well in Eddy County, N.M., was tested flowing 4,544 bbl of oil, 10.925 MMcf of gas and 9,581 bbl of water per day. Oxy USA Inc.’s Corral Fly 35-26 Federal Com 036H is in Section 2-25s-29e. The Purple Sage Field well was drilled to 20,483 ft (10,364 ft true vertical depth). Tested on a 37/64-inch choke, the shut-in casing pressure was 1,600 psi, and production is from a perforated zone at 10,537 ft to 20,387 ft.

4
Oklahoma

Mewbourne Oil Co. announced results from a Cherokee discovery in Ellis County, Okla., at Goldfinger 21/28 BO 1HR. The Grand West Field discovery initially flowed 402 bbl of 45°API oil, 490,000 cf of gas with 1,123 bbl of water daily from perforations between 10,310 ft and 19,459 ft. Located in Section 21-18n-24w, the venture was drilled to 19,692 ft (10,222 ft true vertical depth). It was tested on a 20/64-inch choke, and the flowing tubing pressure was 2,200 psi.

5
Texas

An Austin Chalk-Sugarkane Field completion was reported by Ageron Energy. Located in Karnes County (RRC Dist. 2), Texas, Bolf AC Unit 1H flowed at a daily rate of 1,022 bbl of 39°API oil, with 975,000 cf of gas and 588 bbl of water. It is in Erasmo Seguin Survey, A-10, and was drilled to a total depth of 13,835 ft (10,412 ft true vertical depth). Tested on a 24/64-inch choke, the flowing tubing pressure was 1,160 psi and the flowing casing pressure was 60 psi. Production is from perforations between 10,880 ft and 13,502 ft.

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Gulf of Mexico

A Beacon Offshore Energy Miocene discovery was completed in Mississippi Canyon Block 794. The company’s #0SS003S0B OCS-G34909 ST00BP00 flowed at a daily rate of 6,152 bbl of 30.6°API oil, 11.905 MMcf of gas with 18 bbl of water. Production at the 23,275-ft well is from perforations in a Miocene zone at 22,765 ft to 22,886 ft. The Claiborne Field well was tested on a 49/64-inch choke, and the flowing tubing pressure was 7,883 psi. Claiborne Field was discovered and initially developed in 2017 by LLOG.

7
Gulf of Mexico

An Upper Miocene discovery was announced in Mississippi Canyon Block 934 by Shell Oil Co. The #0A006S1B OCS G07976 initially flowed 11,995 bbl of 27°API oil, with 10,000 cf/d of gas with no reported water. It was drilled to 18,620 ft (17,826 ft true vertical depth). Gauged on an 88/64-inch choke, the flowing tubing pressure was 4,963 psi, and production is from perforations at 18,423 ft to 18,465 ft.

8
Ohio

A Utica Shale discovery in Jefferson County, Ohio, flowed 38.403 MMcf of gas and 148 bbl of water per day. Ascent Resources’ Faldowski 6H was drilled in Section 14-8n-3w in Limestone Field to a total depth of 20,912 ft (9,762 ft true vertical depth). Production is from an acidized and fractured zone at 10,065 ft to 20,736 ft.

9
Pennsylvania

Two Bradford County, Pa., Marcellus discoveries were announced by Chesapeake Operating Inc. The Herrick Field wells were drilled from a drillpad in Section 7, Laceyville 7.5 Quad, Wyalusing Township. The Brown Homestead 106HC well flowed 44.24 MMcf/d of gas. It was drilled to 18,120 ft (7,251 ft true vertical depth). The shut-in casing pressure was 3,414 psi, and production is from a perforated zone between 7,508 ft and 18,106 ft. The Brown Homestead 5HC well produced 48.644 MMcf/d of gas. It was drilled to 17,314 ft (7,248 ft true vertical depth). The shut-in casing pressure was 3,434 psi, and production is from fractured perforations between 7,237 ft and 12,299 ft.

—By Larry Prado, Activity Editor
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