North Langley K-30 well confirms Mackenzie Delta gas discovery

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Apr. 25 -- ChevronTexaco Corp.'s Canadian unit Chevron Canada Resources, operator of the North Langley K-30 well in the Mackenzie Delta, reported Thursday that the well has encountered commercial quantities of natural gas.

On test it had a restricted flow rate of 18 MMcfd from the Tertiary interval, the first Tertiary discovery from the 1999 and 2000 exploration lease sales.

The well is on Exploration License 394 about 81 miles northwest of Inuvik and 7 miles from Niglintgak field, one of the anchor fields for the proposed Mackenzie Valley pipeline project.

The lease is jointly owned by Chevron Canada and other Mackenzie Delta Partnership members , BP Canada Energy Co., and Burlington Resources Canada Ltd.

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