American Petro-Hunter Plans 11 Horizontal Wells for Okla. Project
American Petro-Hunter is pleased to announce updated plans regarding the Company's continued participation in a proposed field development horizontal drilling program of the Mississippi formation at the North Oklahoma Project.
Based on the commercial success of the recent NOM-1H horizontal well, the Company and working interest partners have determined that the development plan for this newly defined Mississippi oil and gas reservoir can accommodate the drilling of a minimum of 11 horizontal wells.
The drilling schedule, which includes direct offsets to the producing NOM-1H, will involve the drilling of approximately one horizontal Mississippi well every 30 to 60 days with plans to commence the program in early September. The schedule allows for a predictable time frame to drill, complete and put in requisite production facilities for both oil sales plus a gas line hook up every other month.
This aggressive drilling schedule signifies there will be well drilling, completion and potential production activity on the Ripley project leases for the remainder of 2011 and throughout 2012. In total, 12 production wells are targeted for the full development of the project.
The operator has further advised the Company that the same group of professional oil and gas contractors and engineers will be involved in all aspects of the engineering design, vertical and directional drilling of the proposed program as the group performed well above expectations on the drilling and completion of the NOM-1H well.
Company President Robert McIntosh states, "We couldn't be more pleased with the proposed engineering plans to drill 11 more horizontal wells on the Ripley leases. Our commitment to this project is indicative of how this area has become a core asset and means we aim to be very busy drilling wells in this area for the foreseeable future. The continued success of this project is poised to dictate our growth and will prove instrumental in meeting our long range production targets."
The Company is a goal-oriented exploration and production (E&P) Company aiming to become an intermediate level oil and gas producer within 12 months. The Company is in production at the Poston Project in Trego County, Kansas and the North Oklahoma Project. With the achievable target of becoming a 1,000 BOE producer as our goal, American Petro-Hunter is actively on the "hunt" for domestic petroleum assets.