Questerre has announced today that the operator has completed drilling of the La Visitation-1 well in the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec.
The well was drilled to target depth of 2770m and logged to evaluate the Utica and Lorraine shale/siltstone zones as well as the carbonates of the Trenton Black-River Group. Based on an analysis of the logs, the well has been cased for shale gas testing, which will be undertaken when equipment is available.
Michael Binnion, President and Chief Executive Officer of Questerre, commented, "Drilling results were encouraging as we encountered several naturally fractured intervals in the Lorraine and Utica and promising gas shows."
Drilling operations on the next well, St. David, are expected to commence later this month.
Questerre also reported on the status of re-completion operations on the Gentilly-1 vertical well. Following the stimulation and 800 mcf/d test from the Utica, two intervals in the shallower Lorraine horizon were also fracture stimulated. The clean up and flow-back of these intervals has been delayed due to operational issues with a packer. The preliminary results from this well are expected in early 2009. Results from the two stimulated horizontal wells on the Yamaska permits are on schedule for release by year-end.
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