American Petro-Hunter Wraps Up Ops at Ok. Well
American Petro-Hunter advised that the previously announced plans for completion of the NOJ26 well at the North Oklahoma Oil Project have commenced. Operations are now underway in order to prepare the well for commercial production. This includes the purchase of a pumping unit and tank battery which are currently undergoing installation at the well site.
Based on an assessment of the well and analysis of the oil shows, the partners have concluded to commence the completion program by first addressing the lower of the two 40 foot pay zones. The oil shale will be perforated, acidized and subsequently put on pump. The completion efforts will culminate in swab and flow testing of the oil bearing shale formation to determine what the zone can and will deliver on a BPD (barrel per day) basis. The Company is confident that based on strong oil shows and subject to fracture stimulation in the shale, the lower pay zone will produce at rates in excess of the No. 1 well which tested at 80 BPD under similar conditions. The upper pay zone directly above the shale at NOJ26 exhibited excellent oil shows and log responses and will be put into production following a period of evaluation in order to maximize the response from the shale.
The completion program is estimated to take approximately 7-10 days and the Company is confident that it will be booking cash flow from the well shortly. Engineers believe flow rates from the oil shale zone combined with the upper pay zone could ultimately result in over 200 BPD of production at NOJ26. American Petro-Hunter is a 50% partner in the well.
In other news from the North Oklahoma project, government permits have been received for a requisite pipeline which is now being installed to the No. 1 well location. The No. 1 well production has resumed and the Company will report after a period of stabilization as to the BPD rates of the oil shale production at that location. Upon completion of the NOJ26, American Petro-Hunter will have a total of 4 producing oil wells on pump and aims to continue our mission to build production to meet or exceed our stated goals.
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