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Empyrean Reports on Sugarloaf Frac Operations
Thursday, January 28, 2010Empyrean reported that the operator has fracture stimulated more than 2,200 ft of the horizontal liner in the Kennedy-1H well in eight separate stages.

Texas Crude Spuds New Well at Sugarloaf Project
Friday, January 22, 2010The fracture stimulation operations at Kennedy-1H commenced as scheduled. Additionally, the Patterson-150 drilling unit has now completed rig-up and the Easley-1H well was spudded on Thursday, January 21.

Fracture Stimulation Ops Commence on Kowalik-1H
Wednesday, December 30, 2009Fracture stimulation operations on the Kowalik-1H well commenced December 28, 2009, with the stimulation of approximately 3,800 feet of the slotted liner section presently underway.

Empyrean Advises on TCEI's Sugarloaf Project Onshore Texas
Tuesday, October 06, 2009Texas Crude Energy, operator of Block B on the Sugarloaf Project onshore Texas, has commenced planning and initial preparatory work on the stimulation and completion program for the three existing horizontal wells within Block B.

Texas Crude Energy Farms-Out Sugarkane Acreage
Monday, September 21, 2009Texas Crude Energy has been successful in its efforts to farm-out the consolidated acreage across the Sugarkane Gas and Condensate field.

Empyrean Reverts Back to 6% Interest in Sugarloaf Project
Friday, January 09, 2009Empyrean has provided an update on operations on the Sugarloaf Project, which is part of the Sugarkane Gas and Condensate Field in Texas.

TCEI Underscores Operations at Sugarloaf Block B
Wednesday, October 15, 2008TCEI reported that the Kowalik-1H well has again continued to produce gas while drilling, with regular intervals producing strong flares with back pressure on the well.

Texas Crude Commences Commercial Production at Kennedy-1H
Wednesday, October 08, 2008Empyrean has been advised by Texas Crude Energy that commercial production commenced at Kennedy-1H at initial rates of 0.2 million standard cubic feet per day and 60 barrels of condensate per day on October 2, 2008.

Texas Crude Spuds JV Block A-5 at Sugarkane Gas Field
Thursday, October 02, 2008TCEI commenced drilling at the JV Block A-5 well, located on Block A of the Sugarkane Gas and Condensate Field.

TCEI to Flow Test Encouraging Gas Flares at Sugarloaf Block B
Wednesday, October 01, 2008The Kowalik-1H well has produced gas intermittently when drilling at Sugarloaf Block B, but the commercial significance of these gas shows and flares will not be known until the well is flow tested.

TECI to Test for Positive Gas at Sugarloaf's Kowalik-1H
Wednesday, September 24, 2008Empyrean noted that the Kowalik-1H well on Sugarloaf Block B has continued to produce gas while drilling, which has led to sustained flaring activity. Commercial significance of these gas shows will not be known until the well is flow tested.

Drilling Recommences at Sugarkane
Wednesday, September 17, 2008On Sept. 12, drilling was suspended in preparation for Hurricane Ike, the rig was also evacuated as a precaution. Empyrean has been informed that the rig sustained no damage and operations recommenced on the Sept. 14.

Sugarloaf Block A-4 Well Shows Commercial Gas Potential
Thursday, September 11, 2008TCEI advised that the Block A-4 horizontal well in the Sugarloaf Prospect has reached total depth earlier than anticipated and has produced high gas readings and flares that suggest that the well may have good commercial outcome.

TCEI Observes Gas Flare at Kowalik-1H in Sugarloaf Block B
Wednesday, September 10, 2008Empyrean was advised by the Operator of the Sugarloaf AMI that the Kowalik-1H well was drilling ahead in near horizontal hole within the target upper part of the Austin Chalk.

TCEI Sidetracks Kowalik-1H in Sugarloaf Prospect
Wednesday, August 20, 2008Empyrean reported that the Kowalik-1H well located on Block B at the Sugarloaf Prospect has been logged and plugged back. The pilot hole is presently being sidetracked and will then be built to near horizontal.

Empyrean Underscores Operations at Sugarloaf's Block B
Wednesday, August 13, 2008Empyrean reported that the Kowalik-1H Well vertical pilot hole was completed and is about to logged and drilled horizontally and that the Kennedy-1H well will be put on long term production at the Sugarloaf Prospect on Block B.

Sugarloaf, TX JV Drills Kowalik-1H
Wednesday, August 06, 2008The Sugarloaf, Texas JV, which includes Eureka Energy, TCEI, Aurora Oil & Gas and Adelphi Energy, announced that it is moving ahead with drilling operations on its Kowalik-1H well.

Texas Crude to Kick Off Horizontal Drilling at Sugarloaf Block A
Friday, August 01, 2008Empyrean was advised by Texas Crude Energy that the TCEI JV Block A-4 well has reached a total depth in the pilot hole section of 12,756 feet. The electric logs show an interval of approximately 300 feet of gas shows between 12,400 and 12,700 feet.

Empyrean Underscores Operations on Sugarloaf Block B
Monday, July 21, 2008Empyrean Energy provided an operational update on the Kowalik-1H well, which was spudded by Texas Crude on July 18, and the Kennedy-1H well, both of which are located in the Sugarloaf Block B.

Empyrean Spuds Sugarloaf Block A-4 Well
Friday, July 18, 2008Empyrean was advised by Texas Crude Energy that the TCEI JV Block A-4 well has spudded on Block A.

Empyrean Ups Stake in Sugarloaf Project Area
Thursday, May 10, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC on Thursday entered into an oil & gas exploration and development agreement with Texas Crude Energy Inc. (TCEI) to participate in a new 16-well program covering two projects in the Sugarloaf Project Area, Texas.

Empyrean Adds Acreage over Sugarloaf
Tuesday, April 24, 2007Empyrean Energy PLC said that it has increased its leased acreage over the Sugarloaf Project area in Texas.

Sugarloaf-1 Spuds on Texas Gulf Coast
Friday, August 18, 2006AIM-quoted Empyrean Energy PLC said that the Sugarloaf-1 exploration well, located in the onshore Gulf Coast Basin in Texas, USA, commenced drilling at 0200 hours on 17th August 2006.

Empyrean Acquires Stake in Sugarloaf Hosston
Thursday, April 06, 2006Empyrean Energy and Texas Crude Energy have agreed to a farm-in deal that will give Empyrean 6 percent working interest in the Sugarloaf Hosston Prospect in South Texas.