Breitling Kicks Off Drilling at Breitling-Star #1 Prospect in Texas
Utilizing a 2,000 horsepower drilling rig from Felderhoff Brothers Drilling Company, Breitling has commenced drilling its BREITLING-STAR #1 well toward the Mississippian Chappel geological formation, which is expected below approximately 8,400 feet.
The rig will operate on a 24-hour basis utilizing two drilling crews on 12-hour shifts. Samples will be collected, continuously analyzed for hydrocarbon content and stored.
Breitling's Chief Executive Officer, Chris Faulkner, said today, "We are excited to commence drilling of the BREITLING-STAR #1 prospect using our proprietary Geo3D technology. After 18 months of hard work assembling data, shooting 3D and analyzing pay zones, we are ready to drill to target depth and complete another successful well."
Breitling is drilling the BREITLING-STAR #1 using its proprietary technology, Breitling Geo3D. Geo3D represents an advance in filtering techniques for seismic data that can detect small vertical movements along fracture planes. This technology allows Breitling to see where hydrothermal solutions have leached and dolomitized and created enhanced porosity and permeability. Further, the technology allows Breitling to detect what overlooked "chimney" features that are apparent on 3D seismic but un-detected by normal interpretation.