Shell Canada discovers natural gas in central Alberta

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Dec. 10 -- Shell Canada Ltd. discovered natural gas on a previously untested Leduc reef feature 30 km southwest of Rocky Mountain House in central Alberta.

The Shell Tay River RicinusW 2-6-37-10-W5 well, drilled to 5,100 m, encountered 140 m of net pay. Test data indicate it will be capable of a restricted flow rate of 30 MMcfd through 3.5-in. tubing.

Shell estimates 500-800 bcf of original gas in place, containing 60% methane and 35% hydrogen sulfide. The discovery, near sour-gas processing facilities, is expected to be tied-in and producing by mid-2005.

Shell Canada holds 75% interest in the discovery. Mancal Energy Inc., Calgary, holds 25% interest.

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