Incremental Oil and Gas disclosed Friday that it has started on sidetracking operations at the Patti 32-29 well. The company noted that the Capstar 311 rig began operations on Jan.17.
A hole was milled in the casing of the existing Patti well - which had produced over 300 barrels of oil while drilling the initial well, but was never completed commercially - and a horizontal well drilled through the productive Pierre Formation to a total measured depth of 4,367 feet. The horizontal section of the well was over 1,000 feet long.
Separately, the company spudded the Aurora 24-21 well on Jan. 28. The deviated well is designed to target a seismically defined anomoly.
"Excellent shows with free oil to surface were encountered below 2,910 feet. The current operation is finishing the running of a casing to the total depth of 3,260 feet," Incremental Oil and Gas said.
The company plans to complete both of the wells with a cheaper workover rig.
"The nature of naturally fractured reservoirs means that it is not possible to predict the productivity of the wells until they are brought onto production in the coming weeks. Production rates will only be reported once flow rates are stabilized," Incremental Oil and Gas said.
Incremental Oil and Gas added that the Capstar rig will be placed on standby for about a week amid construction for the locations of the third and fourth well of the company's drilling campaign, which is taking place in its wholly owned Florence oilfield in Colorado.
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