The reservoir yielded positive results to the injection of nitrogen, resulting in a gas cap forming. This enabled the Company to remove the "attic oil", which would otherwise be missed during production. Bottom hole pressures in the structural highs have risen from 0 psi to approximately 35 psi after just three weeks of injection. Maximum injection will continue until an approximate bottom hole pressure of 60 psi is experienced, at which time the pressure will be maintained for the entire production phase.
"We are very pleased by the results to date," said Walter Mize, United Heritage Corporation's Chief Executive Officer. "This is exactly what our geological and engineering studies indicated would happen in the first phase of the project. We believe we are now well on our way to realizing the potential from our extensive holdings in the Val Verde area."
The Company also reported that injection efficiency increased from 75% to 79.5%, while injecting approximately 72,000 scf/d to 76,000 scf/d of nitrogen. Also, electric service to the field is now approximately 80% complete, with the addition of new poles, line transformers and meter loops. Production tests on a few selected low pressure producers have indicated a positive response to the injection with production figures as high as 2.86 BOPD and 9.25 BWPD. The full production phase of the project will not commence until the gas cap is fully developed and there is adequate bottom hole pressure. These tests were conducted to obtain well information for additional near-term production activities.
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