Empyrean Updates on Sugarloaf Block

Empyrean reported on operations at the Sugarloaf Project within the Sugarkane Gas & Condensate Field, Texas.


Empyrean has been advised by the Operator, Hilcorp, that the rig up of fracture stimulation equipment has commenced for the planned Easley-1H well fracture stimulation operations. Approximately 3,000 ft of horizontal liner will be stimulated in a number of stages. The fracture stimulation design is similar to that recently successfully applied to the Kennedy-1H and Weston-1H wells. The well will be flowed to sales during cleanup.


The well was drilled to a Total Depth of 17,015 ft and production casing has been run and cemented across approximately 5,000 ft of reservoir section. This well is to be fracture stimulated soon after the completion of fracture stimulation operations on the Easley-1H well.

Rancho Grande-1H

This well was spudded on March 25, 2010 and as at April 12 had been drilled to a Total Depth of 16,957 ft. The length of the horizontal lateral drilled within the target reservoir is approximately 5,000 ft. The forward plan is to run and cement casing in the well followed by fracture stimulation in due course. As per the other Sugarloaf Project wells, Rancho Grande-1H will be cleaned up and produced directly into sales upon conclusion of that operation.