Questar Completes First Haynesville Shale Horizontal Well

Questar Exploration and Production Company has announced completion of the company's first operated Haynesville Shale horizontal wells in Northwest Louisiana.

The Waerstad #3, located in Red River Parish, La. (Sec 1, T14N, R12W) was placed on production on November 13, 2008, at an initial rate of 16 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (MMcfd) on a 23/64 inch choke with 6,400 pounds per square inch flowing casing pressure. Eight fracture stimulation stages were pumped in the 3,234 foot horizontal lateral. Questar E&P has a 100% working interest in the Waerstad #3 well.

The Wiggins 36H- #1, located in Bienville Parish, La. (Sec 36, T15N, R10W) was placed on production on November 16, 2008, at an initial rate of 7.4 MMcfd on a 22/64 inch choke with 5,450 pounds per square inch flowing casing pressure. Nine fracture stimulation stages were pumped in the 3,455 foot horizontal lateral. Questar E&P has a 62% working interest in the Wiggins 36H- #1 well.

Questar E&P is currently drilling two additional company-operated Haynesville horizontal wells and is participating in four outside-operated Haynesville horizontal wells that are in various stages of progress.

Questar E&P has approximately 31,000 net acres of Haynesville Shale leasehold in the Elm Grove, Woodardville and Thorn Lake areas of Northwest Louisiana.
 

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