Leed Petroleum's Eugene Island A-7 well offshore Louisiana was spudded by the Ensco 98 jackup on April 17, 2008 and has reached its second casing setting point at a measured depth of 14,815 ft. Electric line logs have confirmed that the Company encountered two additional pay sands, each containing 23 feet of true vertical thickness pay, in this section of the wellbore. To date, three commercial sands containing a total of 80 feet of true vertical thickness pay have been discovered in the A-7 well. None of these three zones were primary objectives in the well.
The Company is planning to run casing to the current depth, and drill ahead to penetrate the primary objectives. Drilling remains on schedule to reach total depth in the third quarter of 2008.
Meanwhile, production at the Eugene Island A-6 well has remained stable since the initial flow testing, announced on 10 April 2008. The Company has confirmed that since being placed on production, the average restricted flow rate has been stable at 2,095 BOEPD.
The Eugene Island Blocks are located 50 miles offshore, south of Morgan City, Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico in approximately 80 feet of water. Leed's management has built an inventory of development projects and exploration targets across the Eugene Island Block 183/184 Field.
"While we remain confident that we will find additional hydrocarbon deposits in the primary objectives in the deeper sections of the A-7 well, the presence of hydrocarbons in these three zones will make the A-7 drilling project a commercial success," said Howard Wilson, President and Chief Executive of Leed Petroleum.
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