Project partners (Dejour 25%) have contracted Haliburton Energy Services to commence completion and testing of the #1-12 well shortly. The Operator reports that the multiple indicated natural gas bearing zones located in the Williams Fork and Isles sections of the Mesa Verde group sands, are very similar to wells drilled and successfully completed on adjacent Exxon lands by Williams Cos. Haliburton is one of the most technically advanced completion experts in this deep basin centred area of Rio Blanco County, north central Piceance Basin, having recently advised Williams Cos. on the completion of its new wells offsetting the Dejour and partners N. Barcus Creek acreage. Logging and completion results are forthcoming.
The Barcus Creek wells are the first wells to be drilled by Dejour and partners on almost 300,000 acres of land holdings in the Piceance - Uinta Basins respectively of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, acquired since July of 2006. The North Barcus Creek prospect is one of 3 separate land holdings totaling over 5000 acres within the highly promising 'Rio Blanco Deep' project area. Logs of a well drilled on this prospect in 1979, prior to the advent of current completion technology, showed 260 ft. of potential hydrocarbon bearing sands in the Upper Isles formation of the Mesa Verde group.
Dejour and its partners initially plan to drill a total of 4 wells at N. Barcus Creek. It is expected that these lands will be fully developed on 40-acre spacing units. Accessible pipeline facilities lay within one mile of the lease boundaries.
This 'Rio Blanco Deep' project is one of over 60 separate exploration projects held by Dejour (average interest over 25%) in its search for and exposure to significant energy discovery in the hydrocarbon bearing basins of Piceance/Uinta in Colorado/Utah and the Peace River Arch of NE British Columbia/NW Alberta Canada, inclusive of the uranium bearing Athabasca/Thelon Basins of Northern Canada through its holdings of Titan Uranium and associated carried/royalty interests.
Recently the Company announced its intent to purchase natural gas production in Liberty County, Texas.
"This is the perfect time to make new discoveries of large quantities of natural gas in the Piceance Basin. Not only are natural gas prices set to bounce off their seasonal low for what we feel could be an extended rise, but this discovery coincides with the completion of substantial new delivery infrastructure in the Rio Blanco project area that will facilitate bringing this gas to market in a timely fashion," states Bob Hodgkinson Dejour's Chairman & CEO . "We look forward to Dejour and its partners accelerating their investment/development strategies within these rich natural gas basins."
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