The Meridian Resource Corporation reported initial production test results on its Goodrich-Cocke No. 4 development well on the Son of Pink Floyd prospect, located in Iberia Parish in the Weeks Island Field. The well was drilled to
approximately 8,100 feet measured depth ("MD") and logged
approximately 91 feet of gross gas pay in the Miocene "BF4" sand
section. The well was tested through a total of 24 feet of
perforations in three separate intervals. The well was tested at a
gross daily flow rate of up to 640 barrels of oil and 4.3 million
cubic feet of gas. Flowing tubing pressure was measured at
approximately 2,100 psi through a 22/64th-inch choke and shut in
tubing pressure was measured at approximately 2,600 psi. Production
from the well will require construction of a pipeline and production
facility tie-ins, which the Company expects to have completed during
the second quarter of 2006. The Company anticipates owning an
estimated 68% working interest (50% net revenue interest) in the well,
subject to final unitization approval by the Louisiana Department of
The Coastal No. 20 rig utilized to drill this well was moved
within Iberia Parish to drill the J.A. Smith No. 1 well on the
exploratory "Y-Not" prospect to test a sand in the Lower Miocene
formation at a depth of approximately 16,000 feet MD. The well is
currently drilling at approximately 5,100 feet MD.
Operations have begun on the first of two horizontal laterals in
the Blackstone Minerals No. 1 well to test the Austin Chalk formation.
The well was recently drilled to 14,500 feet and logged and cored
apparent gas pay in the Austin Chalk formation. The drilling of the
two laterals is expected to take a total of approximately 65-70 days.
A pipeline has been laid to the well so that it can be flow tested
upon the completion of the second lateral.
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