Credo Petroleum provided an update on its Mid-Continent drilling program.
HORIZONTAL DRILLING UNDERWAY IN LIPSCOMB COUNTY, TEXAS
Drilling operations have commenced on the company's first horizontal well in the Texas Panhandle. Credo is participating with a 22% working interest in the Bill 141H with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, the nation's most active driller, as the Operator. The 7,600' vertical depth well is scheduled for an approximate one mile horizontal lateral and is expected to primarily produce oil. Credo owns interests ranging up to 100% in approximately 3,000 gross acres located in the general area of the new well, an area of excellent multi-pay potential.
BAKKEN DRILLING AND COMPLETIONS MOVING FORWARD
In the North Dakota Bakken, the company recently announced its second Bakken discovery, the Weisz 11-14#1H. The well was completed with the highest initial rate achieved on any well in Credo's history.
Fracture stimulation of the previously announced Petro-Hunt 147-94-3A-10-1H ("3-A") well has been delayed by about three weeks as the shortage of horizontal fracture stimulation equipment and crews continues. Credo owns an 18.75% working interest in the well which is operated by Petro-Hunt and is located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in Dunn County, North Dakota.
Elsewhere on the Reservation, Credo owns interests in six Bakken spacing units where operators including XTO, Petro-Hunt, QEP, and Zenergy are preparing to drill long lateral horizontal wells. In total, Credo owns interests in 8,000 gross acres located on the Reservation containing about 50 drilling spacing units.
THREE OIL DRILLING PROGRAMS UNDERWAY - IN KANSAS AND NEBRASKA
In addition to the Bakken and Texas Panhandle, Credo is driving ahead on its other significant oil drilling plays located on the Central Kansas Uplift, western Kansas, and southwest Nebraska. The company is drilling two to three wells per month on the Central Kansas Uplift with an approximate 42% success rate. The western Kansas and southwest Nebraska plays are in their infancy with current activity mostly concentrated on prospect generation, leasing, and seismic.
Marlis E. Smith, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Texas Panhandle represents Credo's fifth significant oil drilling play, and we intend to develop oil reserves from this play by utilizing the latest advances in horizontal drilling and completion technology. Accordingly, I am pleased to have drilling underway on our first horizontal well in the Texas Panhandle, as we continue to focus on oil because of oil's substantial price advantage over natural gas."
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