Partners report high Bakken shale test rates

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 17
-- Brigham Exploration Co., Austin, and US Energy Corp., Riverton, Wyo., reported high initial production rates from their first three completions in a six-well program in the Williston basin’s Bakken shale oil play.

The latest completion, Brigham Lee 16-21 No. 1H Bakken, flowed on a 24-hr test at 1,341 b/d of oil and 1.22 Mcfd of natural gas after a 28-stage frac job. US Energy said oil sales would begin immediately, with gas sales starting in 90-120 days following connection to a gathering system.

Wells in the program, all operated by Brigham, are drilled about 10,000 ft vertically and 10,000 ft horizontally, targeting middle Bakken strata.

The Lee well is in the Rough Rider area of Williams County, ND, 5 miles south of BCD Farms 16-21 No. 1H and 8 miles northwest of the Brad Olson 9-16 No. 1H, both earlier completions in the Brigham-US Energy program.

The BCD Farms well, also stimulated with a 28-stage frac job, produced 1,553 b/d of oil and 1.34 MMcfd of gas during an early 24-hr flowback period, Brigham said.

The Brad Olson well, 13 miles southeast of the Farms location, tested 2,112 boed of oil and gas.

US Energy said Brigham had finished drilling a fourth well, Strand 16-9 No. 1H, and run a sleeve with 26 swell packers into the hole and was preparing for completion. The other two wells, Williston 25-36 No. 1H and State 36-1 No. 1H, are still being drilled.

The companies’ interests in the wells vary. Brigham’s interests increase after payout.

Bud Brigham, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, said early results confirm his company’s interpretation of a continuous Bakken reservoir across the core Rough Rider area. The company holds 100,000 acres in the area and sees potential for three Bakken wells for each 1,280-acre spacing unit.

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