The Company has obtained a rig and is presently constructing leases in order to drill two horizontal development wells targeting oil in the Madison formation within the existing producing Madison pool. These horizontal wells will be drilled vertically 1350 meters to the Madison and then will proceed to drill approximately 200 horizontal meters through the formation. Northern Sun will pay 100% of all costs to earn a 70% working interest in the wells and production.
The Company will also drill six vertical gas development wells in the existing producing shallow gas field to a depth of 925 meters targeting gas in both the second specs and milk river formations. Northern Sun will pay 100% of all costs to earn a 67.5% working interest in the gas wells and production. One of the gas test wells will be drilled deeper in to the Shaunavon oil formation to 1400 meters in depth, to determine oil productivity rates which may, depending on its production characteristics, provide an additional oil development prospect. The joint venture agreement provides the Company with access to an existing gas gathering and compression system and an oil battery infrastructure which facilitates well tie-ins and production.
The Company also reports that completion and testing activities on the four exploration wells that were drilled in April; each testing a separate prospect, has begun. Due to early spring break-up conditions, testing was delayed on all four wells and results are expected by the end of May.
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