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R Lacy Services has announced results from three Haynesville Shale-Carthage Field completions drilled at a pad in Antwin Duboiae Survey, JR A-161 in Panola County (RRC Dist. 6), Texas. The #15HH Longino was drilled to 20,588 ft (10,945 ft true vertical depth). It flowed 11.8 bbl of 59.5°API condensate, 16,203 MMcf/d of gas from perforations at 11,189 ft to 20,340 ft. Tested on a 30/64-inch choke, the shut-in tubing pressure was 5,210 psi. The #16HH Longino was drilled to 20,978 ft (11,085 ft true vertical depth). It produced 12.7 bbl of 59.5°API condensate with 17.348 MMcf/d of gas from perforations at 11,254 ft to 20,741 ft. Gauged on a 30/64-inch choke, the flowing casing pressure was 5,855 psi, and the shut-in casing pressure was 6,919 psi. The #17HH Longino initially flowed 12.2 bbl of 59.5°API condensate with 16.687 MMcf/d of gas. Production is from a perforated zone between 11,130 ft and 21,257 ft. The flowing casing pressure was 5,631 psi, and the shut-in casing pressure was 6,583 psi during testing on a 30/64-inch choke.
Equinor has made two offshore Newfoundland oil discoveries. The two wells at the Cappahayden and Cambriol prospects in the Flemish Pass Basin have proven the presence of hydrocarbons. However, it is too early to provide specific information on volumes. The #1-Cappahayden well was drilled in about 1,000 m of water, and the #1-Cambriol well was drilled in about 600 m of water. Equinor was the operator for the wells. As part of the 2020 exploration campaign, Equinor has also drilled a top hole at the Sitka prospect. Stavanger-based Equinor operates three discoveries with partner bp in the Flemish Pass Basin — Bay du Nord, Harpoon (discovered in 2013) and Mizzen (discovered in 2010).
An oil discovery was reported in Egypt’s Western Deseret by Apex International Energy in the Southeast Meleiha Concession. The #11X-SEMZ hit approximately 65 m of oil pay in the Cretaceous sandstones of Bahariya and Abu Roash G. An initial flow test of Bahariya had a peak rate of 2,100 bbl of oil per day with no water. According to the Houston-based company, additional up-hole pay exists in the Bahariya and Abu Roash G that can be added to the production stream. The venture is about 10 km west of Zarif Field and was drilled to a total depth of 1,759 m. The #11X-SEMZ is the second of a three-well exploration program. The first well, #1-SEMZ, was drilled to about the same depth and flowed 100 bbl/d of oil per day. The company plans to fracture-stimulate #1-SEMZ at a later date. A third well is planned at #3-SEMZ and is targeting Bahariya.
The Biden administration is considering a flurry of options including boosting production tax credits for nuclear power and enhancing credits for carbon sequestration projects.
Europe has been eagerly awaiting more gas supplies, especially from Russia, as it tackles skyrocketing natural gas prices, boosted by tight supplies and economic recovery.
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has been an outspoken critic of the bill, saying it spends too much taxpayer money and contains climate change provisions that would hurt his state’s coal mining industry.