American Oil & Gas reported that drilling operations have been successfully concluded on the Tong Trust 1-20H well, located in Sections 17 and 20 of T157N-R96W, Williams County, North Dakota. An approximate 9,000' horizontal lateral was drilled in the targeted Bakken formation. Casing, and the associated completion assembly have been run, which will facilitate up to 26 fracture stimulation stages. Completion operations are expected to commence in late February, depending on weather. The Tong Trust 1-20H well is being drilled, completed and funded under the terms of a previously announced participation agreement.
The drilling rig that was used to drill the Tong Trust well is currently being moved to American's next well at Goliath, the Ron Viall 1-25H well located in 156N-98W Sections 24 and 25 in Williams County. The Ron Viall well is spaced on 1,280 acres and is designed for an approximate 9,000' horizontal lateral to be drilled in the Bakken formation. Weather permitting, drilling is expected to commence on the Ron Viall well within the next two weeks and is estimated to take approximately 30 to 45 days to conclude. The Ron Viall well is not part of the previously announced participation agreement. American owns and will fund its 95% working interest in this well.
In other Goliath activity, American will participate with a non-operated approximate 6% working interest in the Heidi 1-4H well which is located on the western edge of the Goliath project area, in 156N-99W, Section 4. The Heidi well is permitted as a horizontal test of the Three Forks Formation. This well is spaced on 640 acres and drilling is currently anticipated to commence in early February.
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