Encore Acquisition drills its first Sanish well

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Aug. 5 -- Encore Acquisition Co. recently completed its first well in the Sanish formation of the Bakken shale in the Williston basin.

Currently, Encore is drilling a second Sanish well in Charlson field. That well is expected to be completed in the third quarter. The company plans to drill six wells total in the Sanish this year.

The recently completed Charlson 11-16H well, in Williams County, ND, was brought on stream July 23 at an initial production rate of 1,106 boe/d through 7-in. casing.

Fort Worth-based Encore has 96% working interest in the well. The company owns 10,400 net acres in the area.

The company plans to add a third rig to drill Bakken and Sanish wells in August. Upon arrival of the additional rig, Encore plans to drill a Sanish well in its Cherry Creek prospect.

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