Uinta, Wind River gas exploration buoys Barrett

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 4 -- Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, expressed encouragement at important gas well test results in the Rocky Mountain Uinta and Wind River basins.

Initial flow rate is 11.4 MMcfd of gas from Barrett's 100% owned Peter's Point 6-7D well, a wildcat drilled into an estimated 4,800-acre structural closure in the West Tavaputs plateau area of the Uinta basin 35 miles east-northeast of Price, Utah.

The company completed the well in the Jurassic Navajo and Entrada and Cretaceous Dakota formations (OGJ, Mar. 21, 2005, p. 32). The deeper Triassic Wingate formation was completed as nonproductive, but several shallower potential pay zones are behind pipe. TD is 15,349 ft.

Continued production will be needed to define the size of the West Tavaputs deep potential, the company said.

Behind pipe are the shallow Price River (Mesaverde), Wasatch, and North Horn formations that Barrett is developing in the area.

"The Navajo and Entrada reservoirs are characteristically widespread and may cover the entire area of the structural closure. The company believes that it has not yet drilled the top of the structural closure," Barrett said.

The 2005 development program consists of 15 wells drilled, 3 recompleted wells, and 4 wells from 2004 completed in 2005. Ten of the wells have been completed at rates of 1 to 4.6 MMcfd, and 12 others are in completion. Barrett will monitor declines to determine recoverable volumes and production profiles.

Meanwhile, in the Wyoming Wind River basin, deep potential along the Waltman arch continues to encourage Barrett.

The exploratory Bullfrog 14-18 well averaged 20.1 MMcfed in October. Cave Gulch 1-29, stimulated in Cretaceous Muddy, averaged 15.1 MMcfed for the month. The wells had first sales this year in mid-July and late June, respectively.

Barrett is restimulating the Muddy at Cave Gulch 5-30 and recognizes multiple deep Muddy and Frontier locations in the Bullfrog and Cave Gulch areas. It is also drilling a well to Cretaceous Lance.

Related Articles

DOI, Colorado announce Roan Plateau development dispute settlement

12/01/2014 A dispute over development of federal natural gas leases on the Roan Plateau in western Colorado that were issued in 2008 has been settled, the US ...

Bill Barrett sells gas-rich assets, focuses on Wattenberg

10/17/2014 Bill Barrett Corp. has agreed to divest the majority of its acreage in the Powder River basin and its remaining position in the Gibson Gulch area i...

Bill Barrett to divest Powder River, Piceance properties

09/16/2014 Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, reported that it has agreed with several undisclosed buyers to sell the majority of its Powder River basin acreage and ...

Colorado

11/04/2009 Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, expects net production of 102 MMcfd of gas equivalent at its Gibson Gulch development in Colorado’s southeastern ...

Barrett may give one Uinta shale another try

11/03/2009 Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, expensed as a dry hole in the quarter ended Sept. 30 its first horizontal well on the deep Hook shale gas prospect in e...

Montana

11/03/2009 Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, said it expensed four vertical wells in the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2009, at its Circus prospect in the Montana overthr...

Barrett spudding Paradox basin shale well

06/05/2008 Bill Barrett Corp. was spudding in late May its next well in an emerging two-formation shale gas play in the Paradox basin of Colorado and Utah.

Teton appoints Koeniger to land director position

03/26/2008 Teton Energy has appointed E. Russell Koeniger to the position of director, land.

Bill Barrett hires senior VP, operations

04/09/2007 Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, has appointed R. Scot Woodall senior vice-president, operations.

White Papers

AVEVA NET Accesses and Manages the Digital Asset

Global demand for new process plants, power plants and infrastructure is increasing steadily with the ...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Approach for the Digital Asset

To meet the requirements for leaner project execution and more efficient operations while transferring...
Sponsored by

Diversification - the technology aspects

In tough times, businesses seek to diversify into adjacent markets or to apply their skills and resour...
Sponsored by

Engineering & Design for Lean Construction

Modern marketing rhetoric claims that, in order to cut out expensive costs and reduce risks during the...
Sponsored by

Object Lessons - Why control of engineering design at the object level is essential for efficient project execution

Whatever the task, there is usually only one way to do it right and many more to do it wrong. In the c...
Sponsored by

Plant Design for Lean Construction - at your fingertips

One area which can provide improvements to the adoption of Lean principles is the application of mobil...
Sponsored by

How to Keep Your Mud System Vibrator Hose from Getting Hammered to Death

To prevent the vibrating hoses on your oilfield mud circulation systems from failing, you must examine...
Sponsored by

Duty of Care

Good corporate social responsibility means implementing effective workplace health and safety measures...
Sponsored by

Available Webcasts


On Demand

Optimizing your asset management practices to mitigate the effects of a down market

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The oil and gas market is in constant flux, and as the price of BOE (Barrel of Oil Equivalent) goes down it is increasingly important to optimize your asset management strategy to stay afloat.  Attend this webinar to learn how developing a solid asset management plan can help your company mitigate costs in any market.

register:WEBCAST


Parylene Conformal Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In this concise 30-minute webinar, participants have an opportunity to learn more about how Parylene coatings are applied, their features, and the value they add to devices and components.

register:WEBCAST


Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Optimize Productivity in Oil & Gas Operations

Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Join IBM on Tuesday, November 18 @ 1pm CST to explore how Predictive Analytics can help your organization maximize productivity, operational performance & associated processes to drive enterprise wide productivity and profitability.

register:WEBCAST


US HYDROCARBON EXPORTS Part 3 — LNG

Fri, Nov 14, 2014

US LNG Exports, the third in a trilogy of webcasts focusing on the broad topic of US Hydrocarbon Exports.

A discussion of the problems and potential for the export of US-produced liquefied natural gas.

These and other topics will be discussed, with the latest thoughts on U.S. LNG export policy.

register:WEBCAST


Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected