Viking Exploration Inc., Mousie, Ky., will drill two wildcats to examine Lower Devonian shale at 3,999 ft. in Section 24-
L-80E, Handshoe Quad, in Knott County, eastern Kentucky. The #VE-008 Viking Exploration LLC is 6.1 miles north of Pippa Passes and 1.3 miles northeast of Big Sandy Field, a Big Lime producer. The #VE-009 Steve Hicks Heirs well is 6.3 miles north of the town and 1.1 miles northeast of the field.