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Quest Oil plans Texas field upgrades

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 30 -- Units of Quest Oil Corp., Houston, are undertaking a development expansion program in Texas that includes workover operations in Hawkeye field and Quest Oil's newly acquired Midkiff field in Eastland County and the Nettie Gardner lease in McCulloch County.

Petrostar Oil Services Inc. plans to conduct workover operations in Midkiff field, which consists of 17 leases covering about 1,070 acres with 91 total wells. Work will include rebuilding wellheads, downhole motor repairs, and replacing pipelines with 2,340 ft of fiberglass to increase pressure to over 300 psi from 120 psi and enable increased daily production doubling or tripling the current 12-15 b/d from each of three producing wells.

Midkiff is adjacent to Quest Oil's producing Hawkeye field, where Frontier Surveying Co. has been contracted by Wallstin Petroleum LLC to conduct surveys. Frontier staked two wells in Hawkeye for infill drilling to test the deeper Barnett Shale and Ellenberger sections. A drilling permit request is before the Texas Railroad Commission (TRC).

Frontier also has completed surveying the Nettie Gardner lease, which contains Exoc field, and has staked five new well locations. Filings for the drilling permits are before TRC. The target horizon is the Gardner oil sand, from which Gardner No. 2 well on the lease has produced, Quest Oil said. Production is anticipated from the Jennings gas sands that overlie the Gardner sand, and an evaluation of the sand will be performed to determine the feasibility of conducting a horizontal well program. Wallstin currently is negotiating with the drilling contractor on supplies and spud date.

Quest completed the $210,000 purchase of Midkiff field from Hadley Scott's company Stellex, De Leon, TX, in late December.

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