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1. Wyoming

Two Campbell County, Wyo., Parkman producers were completed by EOG Resources Inc. The wells were drilled in Crossbow Field on a pad in Section 5-42n-72w. The #0508-01H Congo was drilled to 16,820 ft (true vertical depth of 7,446 ft). It produced 1,017 of 58°API oil, 1.459 MMcf of gas and 1,095 bbl of water per day from perforations at 7,854 ft to 16,754 ft after 22-stage fracturing. The offsetting #0508-02H Congo was drilled to 17,356 ft (7,467 ft true vertical depth). It flowed 1,210 bbl of 57°API condensate, 1.079 MMcf of gas and 987 bbl of water daily after 24-stage fracturing. Production is from perforations at 7,619 ft to 17,292 ft after 24-stage fracturing.

2. North Dakota

A Hawkeye Field completion by Hess Corp. initially flowed 4,082 bbl of 40°API oil, with 7.107 MMcf of gas and 1,302 bbl of water per day from Middle Bakken. Located in Section 34-152m-95w in McKenzie County, N.D., #152-LE-95-3427H-1 HA-Nelson A was drilled to 21,294 ft (10,698 ft true vertical), and production is from a perforated zone at 11,155 ft to 21,113 ft. It was tested on a 42/64-inch coke, and the flowing casing pressure was 2,044 psi.

3. Texas

Barron Petroleum has scheduled a Val Verde Basin test in Ozona Field in Texas’ Crockett County (RRC Dist. 7C). The #4 Sahota will be drilled to 7,700 ft on a 1,000-acre lease in Section 9, Block XX, GC&SF RR Co Survey, A-3139. According to the unapproved permit, the test will target either the Canyon Sand in Ozona Field or a wildcat zone. Ozona Field produces from more than 1,700 wells, and producing formations include the Spraberry, Clear Fork, Canyon and Ellenburger. According to Barron, the 13,000-acre project holds an estimated 74.2 MMboe in oil and gas reserves and has identified 67 high-graded Strawn locations on the acreage. Barron could potentially develop Canyon at 9,000 ft and Ellenburger at 16,000 ft.


E&P Plus: January 2021 International Drilling Activity Highlights

4. Texas

A Newark East Field-Barnett Shale well was completed in Tarrant County (RRC Dist. 5) in Texas by TEP Barnett. In Stephen Richardson Survey, A-1266, #2H Little Bear A was drilled to 16,554 ft (7,684 ft true vertical) and flowed 5.418 MMcf/d of gas from a perforated zone at 8,216 ft to 16,444 ft. Gauged on a 49/64-inch choke, the flowing tubing pressure was 901 psi and the shut-in tubing pressure was 1,249 psi.

5. Louisiana

According to IHS Markit, GEP Haynesville has completed the two strongest Haynesville Shale wells drilled to date in North Louisiana’s Holly Field. The De Soto Parish discoveries were drilled from a single pad in Section 18-14n-14w. The #1-Alt Land & Knowles 7-6HC flowed 45.062 MMcf of gas from a fracture-treated zone at 12,340 ft to 22,035 ft. Tested on a 35/64-inch choke, the flowing tubing pressure was 7,828 psi. It was drilled to 22,103 ft (11,906 ft true vertical), and it bottomed about 2 miles to the north in Section 5. The offsetting #1-Alt Land & Knowles 8-5HC produced 40.846 MMcf/d of gas from perforations at 12,348 ft to 22,040 ft. It was drilled to 22,104 ft (true vertical depth of 11,953 ft), and it bottomed about 2 miles to the north in Section 6.

6. Louisiana

Prime Rock Resources has completed an Austin Chalk oil well in Vernon Parish, La. IHS Markit reported that #1 Crosby 10 flowed 1,824 bbl of 46°API crude and 5.4 MMcf/d of gas from fracture-treated perforations at 16,186 ft to 22,249 ft. Tested on a 40/64-inch choke, the flowing tubing pressure was 5,075 psi, the flowing casing pressure was 775 psi and the shut-in casing pressure was 7,406 psi. The Sugartown Field well is in Section 10-2s-6w, and it bottomed within 2 miles to the south in Section 32-2s-6w in neighboring Allen Parish. It was drilled to 22,360 ft (15,650 ft true vertical). The well was sidetracked out of an initial horizontal hole that was junked and abandoned at 14,901 ft.

7. Ohio

A Harrison County, Ohio, Utica Shale completion was announced by EAP Ohio LLC. The #6H Wallace K 4-11-6 is in Section 4-11n-6w. It was tested flowing at a 24-hour rate of 1,457 bbl of oil, 14.749 MMcf of gas and 343 bbl of water. The Forks South Field well was drilled to 26,744 ft (true vertical depth of 8,357 ft). Production is from perforations between 8,282 ft and 26,594 ft.

8. Ohio

A Herick Field-Marcellus discovery was announced by Chesapeake Operating Inc. in Pennsylvania’s Bradford County. The #106HC Brown Homestead initially flowed 44.238 MMcf/d of gas with a shut-in casing pressure of 3,414 psi. It was drilled in Section 7, Laceyville 7.5 Quad, Wyalusing Township to 18,120 ft (7,251 ft true vertical depth), and it was tested after 31 stages of fracturing. Production is from perforations at 7,508 ft to 18,106 ft. 

For additional information on these projects and other U.S. developments, visit the drilling activity database at hartenergy.com/activity-highlights.