Enhanced Oil announced that the first well of the 2010 St. Johns drilling program has commenced. The drilling program is designed to prove up additional Helium and CO2 reserves within the St Johns He/CO2 gasfield, Apache County, Arizona.
The 11-3-29X well was spud in on the 23rd of October by the Pinpoint Drilling 10 rig. Current operations are waiting on cement at the base of the Ft Apache reservoir. Intermediate casing was landed and cemented at a depth of 1,515 ft. The well is targeting the Amos Wash reservoir at a depth of 1,560 ft with total depth for the 11-3-29X well expected to be 1,790'. The 11-3-29X well is located 100' from the original 11-3-29 well drilled in 1995 and plugged and abandoned after testing approximately 2 million cubic feet of CO2 gas with a Helium content of 0.72%.
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