Kentucky USA Energy Completes Flow Tests on 3 Wells
Kentucky USA Energy announced that a four point flow test has been completed at three of its wells, Francis Grace #1, Francis Grace #3 and Hunter Wells #1. These tests were completed by an independent gas analysis engineering firm that was retained by the Company.
Francis Grace #1 yielded an absolute open flow rate of 100 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) per day. This well was drilled to a total depth (“TD”) of 2,626 feet and has a producing zone of 157 feet between the depths of 2,383 and 2,540 feet in the New Albany shale formation. Shut in pressures in this well built to approximately 795 psi.
Francis Grace #3 yielded an absolute open flow rate of 110 Mcf per day. This well was drilled to a TD of 2,578 feet and has a producing zone of 158 feet between the depths of 2,392 and 2,550 feet in the New Albany shale formation. Shut in pressures in this well built to approximately 802 psi.
Hunter Wells #1 yielded an absolute open flow rate of 105 Mcf per day. This well was drilled to a TD of 2,431 feet and has a producing zone of 158 feet between the depths of 2,200 and 2,358 feet in the New Albany shale formation. Shut in pressures in this well built to approximately 805 psi.
The four point flow test for each of these three wells was conducted with various orifices to establish the largest flow at the lowest surface pressure. The engineering firm that conducted these tests reported that flow volumes on each orifice were generally the same for all of the various orifices used.
Steven Eversole, CEO of Kentucky USA Energy commented, "These flow test numbers confirm our original studies and are an industry accepted indicator of expected well production flow rates. I look forward to reporting additional well tests over the next couple of weeks on our Golden Eagle #1 and Slinker #2 wells. The wet weather, which is beyond our control, has continued to hinder our drilling operations, although we are working through these difficult conditions as best as we can. We appreciate the patience of our shareholders as we near the tie-in of our initial wells."