Mesa Energy provided an update on its activities in its Java Field prospect located in Wyoming County, New York.
Of the two wells that the Company selected for testing out of its nineteen existing Medina wells, the Company's initial efforts have been focused on the Reisdorf Unit #1 in the northern portion of the Java Field. This well has been successfully plugged back to a depth of 2,400 feet, existing casing has been removed to a depth of 1,529 feet and the well bore has been open-hole logged using leading edge logging and testing technology provided by Baker Hughes. Although analysis by the service company and our technical team is ongoing, early reports confirm that the Marcellus zone is highly prospective as are a number of stacked shale zones above the Marcellus, all of which, including the Marcellus, are collectively referred to as the Hamilton Group. The Onondaga, a limestone zone below the Marcellus, also appears to be prospective and is a zone that could lend itself to horizontal drilling at a future date.
"The shales in western New York differ from those in Pennsylvania and West Virginia in that the series of stacked shales known as the Hamilton Group is not present further south in Pennsylvania and West Virginia," said Randy M. Griffin, CEO of Mesa Energy. "The stacked shales of the Hamilton Group above the Marcellus create an engineering challenge but also provide significant additional opportunity for development of natural gas reserves in the region.
"A number of basins around the country with these same characteristics have proven to be highly productive once the appropriate completion techniques have been perfected. I am confident that our technical team, in conjunction with strong service company participation and the application of leading edge technology, will be able to develop the best completion techniques in short order," added Griffin.
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