Empyrean Frac, Test and Drill Sugarloaf, Kennedy in Texas


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Empyrean Energy reported that the TCEI JV Block A-1 Well at Sugarloaf Block A in Texas has now had 41/2-inch casing run that ties the 41/2-inch liner in the horizontal section of the well all the way back to the surface.

An attempt to fracture stimulate the first interval has resulted in the frac sand unable to be pumped even with high pressures (12,000 psi). Initial analysis suspects poor contact between the casing holes and the reservoir, as this zone in the reservoir was trying to flow whilst it was being drilled indicating good permeability. The operator is conducting an analysis of this with a possible remedy of bringing in a higher calibre perforating gun to gain better contact with the reservoir.

Empyrean has a 7.5% working interest in this well. A further update will be given as significant developments occur.

The TCEI JV Block A-2 Well is still planned to be used to monitor the fracture stimulation of the TCEI JV Block A-1 Well, above, following which it will be completed for production testing itself.

Empyrean has a 7.5% working interest in this well. A further update will be provided as significant developments occur.

The TCEI JV Block A-3 Well has had a workover rig arrive on site and currently there is 7-foot casing to a depth of 12,272 feet, then a 61/8-inch open hole to Total Depth at 15,100'. This open hole section of the well was trying to flow whilst being drilled and is therefore the focus of testing operations on this well. A packer has been set at 11,507 feet with 27/8-inch tubing run back to the surface. The open hole still has 15.9+/- ppg drilling fluids in it. Present operations are the pulling of the packer at 11,507' following which the drilling fluids will be cleaned out of the open hole for an open hole flow test.

As mentioned previously, following the open hole test, fracture stimulation may be required depending upon flow rates from the open hole test.

Empyrean has a 7.5% working interest in this well. A further update will be provided as significant developments occur.

The Sugarloaf-1 Well is currently shut-in awaiting the results of Block A well testing before the operator concludes plans for completion and testing of the zones of interest.

Empyrean has a 6.0% working interest in this well. A further update will be provided as significant developments occur.

The Kennedy-1H Well has had 41/2-inch liner run from Total Depth back to the surface. The operator is awaiting the results of Block A well testing before finalizing completion and testing operations on this well.

Empyrean has an 18.0% working interest in this well. A further update will be provided as significant developments occur.

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