Kodiak Spuds Sofias in New Mexico
Kodiak Energy, Inc. announced that the Sofia #2 well in northeastern New Mexico, was spudded on March 1/2008 and was drilled to total depth and cased on March 11/2008. CO2 was found in three formations, two of which were the targeted formations. Well site samples showed 100% quality CO2 from the formations. CO2 is in high demand for enhanced recovery of oil in the Permian Basin of southwest Texas.
The drilling rig is moving and will spud Sofia #1 well within 24 to 36 hrs. Sofia #3 lease has been prepared.
A three well program is planned on these properties. The cost to drill per well is estimated at average $320,000. Upon completion of the drilling program, the wells will be completed, logged, tested and evaluated as soon as possible.
A 38 mile seismic program on these properties has been licensed and the program is expected to commence within 14 days. Budgeted cost is $500,000.
Good relationships have developed with the surface rights stakeholders and the State of New Mexico, as Kodiak continues to prove be a capable operator in all areas it operates in.
Kodiak is operator of and has 100% working interest owner in this high impact project located in northeastern New Mexico currently comprising approximately 62,000 acres and signed letters of intent for purchase of another 24,000 acres. Additional lands continue to be evaluated and sourced as appropriate. This land position in northeast New Mexico will place Kodiak as one of the larger mineral rights holders in the area.
These drilling, seismic and testing programs will further define the project with testing for deliverability, pay thicknesses, reserve estimates, helium potential and other hydrocarbons and thus overall project economics. An engineering firm has been contracted to perform feasibility studies and cost estimates for the development.
Target dates are subject to change as new information becomes available.
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