Quebec: Junex cores gassy Utica intervals

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 15
– Junex, Quebec City, Que., encountered numerous gas-saturated intervals in Ordovician Utica shale in the Villeroy-1 exploration well, first well on the 108,360-acre Lyster block of permits in the St. Lawrence Lowlands of Quebec.

The company will analyze 16.4 m of core recovered from five intervals between 840 m and 1,264 m to estimate gas in place in the Utica.

Drilling has reached 1,708 m and will continue to 2,000 m to reach a seismically defined conventional target in the Ordovician Trenton-Black River and Beekmantown formations.

Villeroy-1 is 15 km south of the St-Edouard-1H horizontal well in a structural extension of St-Flavien field that produced gas from Beekmantown dolomites. No fracturing operations are foreseen in the short term for the Villeroy-1 well, Junex said.

Junex holds 100% interest in the Lyster block.

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