Imperial announced that its Green Tide Salt water Disposal Facility ("SWDF") well has now reached a total depth of 8,594 feet, having successfully penetrated the target Ellenburger formation by approximately 1,700 feet. Drilling with the 6-3/4 inch bit has now been completed and the well has been logged.
The well will now be cased to 7,500 feet and the casing cemented in place from a depth of 7,500 feet back up to 5,700 feet. Once casing has been completed the Company intends to drill an additional 350 to 650 feet using a 4-3/4 inch bit targeting several high porosity strands within the Ellenburger formation to maximise potential disposal capacity. The goal is to create between 1,450 feet to 1,750 feet of open hole cutting through known high porosity zones below the casing string.
Additional work will commence on the surface equipment during the course of this week so that once all work on the wellbore has been completed the SWDF can be restored to commercial operations. Subject to completion the SWDF will open for business with the intention of reaching its full disposal capacity of 15,000 barrels per day as soon as possible. At full capacity the Company believes the Green Tide SWDF has the potential to generate significant cash flow at relatively low operating costs.
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