American O&G Bumps Up Production at Bakken, Three Forks


Bakken Shale
(Click to Enlarge)

American O&G reported that its operated Ron Viall 1-25H well (American 95% working interest), located in 56N-R98W Sections 24 and 25 in Williams County, ND that initially produced 2,844 barrels of oil equivalent (1,981 barrels of oil and 5,179 Mcf of natural gas) from the Bakken formation during an early 24 hour flow back period, averaged 987 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("BOE/D") during its first 30 production days. American also announced that its Summerfield 15-15H well (American approximate 33% working interest), located in T147N-R96W, Section 15, Dunn County, ND that initially produced 2,799 barrels of oil equivalent (2,178 barrels of oil and 3,729 Mcf of natural gas) from the Bakken formation during an early 24 hour flow back period, has averaged 1,046 BOE/D during its first 30 production days. The Tong Trust 1-20H well (American 27% working interest), located in T157N-R96W, Sections 20 and 17, is currently undergoing a workover to clean out the wellbore and install a rod pump.

Pat O'Brien, CEO of American, commented, "We are pleased to report that our two most recently completed Bakken wells continue to demonstrate strong production performance. Production from these wells, combined with production from our Tong Trust well and minority interests in several non-operated Bakken wells, should begin to favorably impact the Company's operating results commencing in the quarter just ended. We currently have two high working interest Bakken wells scheduled for completion and drilling operations are underway in two additional high working interest wells as part of our 2010 two rig continuous drilling program."

Within American's core Goliath project area, the Bergstrom 15-23H well (American 95% working interest) located in T156N-R98W Sections 23 and 14, Williams County, ND has been successfully drilled. A 9,600 foot horizontal lateral was drilled in the targeted Bakken formation. The casing and the associated completion assembly have been run to facilitate up to 36 fracture stimulation stages. Completion operations are expected to commence in late July.

The drilling rig that drilled the Bergstrom well is currently drilling the Hickel 15-35H well at a measured depth of 10,338'. The Hickel well, located in T157N-R97W Sections 35 and 26, is spaced on 1,280 acres and an approximate 9,500' lateral into the Bakken formation is planned. American owns an approximate 59% working interest in this well.

Also within the core Goliath project area, the Johnson 15-35H well (American 82% working interest), located in T156N-R98W Sections 35 and 26, has been successfully drilled with a 9,500' horizontal lateral in the targeted Bakken formation. The casing and the associated completion assembly have been run to facilitate up to 35 fracture stimulation stages. Completion operations are expected to commence in early August.

The drilling rig that drilled the Johnson well is currently rigging up to drill the Hodenfield 15-33H well, located in T157N-R97W Sections 33 and 28. The Hodenfield well is spaced on 1,280 acres and an approximate 9,600' lateral into the Bakken formation is planned. American owns an approximate 51% working interest in this well.

Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE


Most Popular Articles


From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
United States Odessa: Engineer - Frac/Acid
Expertise: Petroleum Engineering
Location: Odessa, TX
 
United States Houston: Senior Drilling Fluids Engineer
Expertise: Drilling Engineering
Location: Houston, TX
 
Region Leader - Field Development
Expertise: Field Development|Process Engineer|Subsea Engineering
Location: Houston
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $50.64/BBL 0.62%
Light Crude Oil : $48.04/BBL 1.47%
Natural Gas : $3.01/MMBtu 2.58%
Updated in last 24 hours