American Eagle Energy Updates Ops at Spyglass Project
merican Eagle Energy Corporation provided additional drilling and production information on its Spyglass Bakken and Three Forks Project in Divide County, North Dakota.
The first two company-operated Three Forks wells in the Spyglass area have been placed on pump, connected to surface facilities and have recorded initial 30-day oil production rates. The Christianson 15-12 and Cody 15-11 have reported average production rates of 479 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 438 bopd, respectively, for a total average production of approximately 917 bopd.
American Eagle's third operated Spyglass Three Forks well is the Coplan 1-3-163-101 ("Coplan 1-3"), which is located approximately one mile west of the Cody 15-11. In June, the Coplan 1-3 was drilled, completed and stimulated. The well has begun flowback of the load fluid and is starting to produce oil and gas. Early results indicate similar productivity to the Cody and Christianson wells. American Eagle expects to move a rig onto the well this week to clean out the lateral section and connect the well to production facilities.
Continuing the extension of American Eagle's development to the west and north, the Company has moved the Coplan 1-3 drilling rig approximately 1.5 miles to the west to a two-well pad. The Anton 3-4-163-101 ("Anton 3-4") is currently drilling in the horizontal section to the south to develop Sections 4 and 9 of T163N-101W. After drilling and casing the Anton 3-4, the rig is scheduled to immediately skid over to drill the Elizabeth 3-4N-163-101 well, which will be directed north into T164N-R101W and develop correctional Sections 28 and 33. These smaller correctional spacing units of approximately 780 acres along the US-Canadian border will require only about 6000 foot long laterals to develop compared to the 9300 foot long laterals drilled in the normal 1280 acre spacing units.
Two wells in the Spyglass area operated by SM Energy, in which American Eagle owns significant working interests, were put on production in late June. The Adams 2-18H, in which American Eagle owns approximately 19 percent working interest, was stimulated in late May and was cleaned out and put on production in late June with a first week average production rate of more than 600 bopd. The Gulbranson 2-1H, in which American Eagle owns approximately 13 percent working interest, was also put on pump in late June with its first week of production averaging approximately 515 bopd. Additionally, American Eagle has elected to participate for its 14 percent working interest in the drilling of two infill wells to the Nomad 6-7-163-99 well operated by Samson Resources. The Nomad 6-7 well was completed this spring as one of the best wells in the area with an initial 30-day average oil rate of 912 bopd. These two infill wells are the first increased density wells operated by Samson in the area and follow the initial increased density drilling performed by SM Energy in the spacing unit directly to the south.
American Eagle has received approval for increased well density of up to four wells per spacing unit in its currently approved spacing units in the Spyglass project. The Company plans to initiate infill drilling by the fourth quarter of the year.
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