Breitling O&G has spud the Breitling-Big Tex #2 on July 9, 2011 in Gaines County, Texas. The Breitling-Big Tex #2 is the second of three Big Tex prospect wells to be drilled. A completion rig is moving on location to complete the Big Tex #1 after it reached total vertical depth on July 6, 2011.
Just like the Big Tex #1, the Breitling-Big Tex #2 is a 9,000-foot vertical well within the established Tex-Pac Field and is targeting Lower Clearfork Dolomite beneath 8,500 feet. Secondary objectives include the San Andres, Yates, Glorieta and Abo formations.
Breitling's 3-Well Breitling-Big Tex Prospect was developed after a 75-square-mile 3D seismic shoot was reprocessed and interpreted in 2010. The quality of the new data set after it was re-imaged using Breitling's proprietary Geo3D technology identified features that were not noticeable when the shoot first occurred. In essence, the resultant seismic lines were much more detailed and refined, therefore capturing subsurface images not previously acknowledged.
Management anticipates the first well will reach total depth in about 20 days. Well completion and testing should begin during the first week of August.
Breitling Oil and Gas CEO Chris Faulkner stated, "We are excited to be drilling ahead of our original timelines." Faulkner added, "The Big Tex #1 looks promising and we expect the Big Tex #2 to be relatively the same as far as shows and the logs."
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