Buccaneer Energy Ltd., Sydney, has spudded a second well at its Kenai Loop project onshore Alaska’s Cook Inlet basin and is to set surface casing at 3,500 ft.
Target depth of the KL-2 well, being directionally drilled from the same pad as KL-1, is 11,000 ft.
Bottomhole locations are expected to be 1,800 ft apart. Buccaneer will test the 9,700-ft and 10,000-ft zones tested in KL-1.
KL-2 will also test other zones at 10,600 ft that were untested in KL-1 due to rig availability constraints. The sands around 10,600 ft were also a high priority testing target based on the logs from KL-1. KL-2 will penetrate the 10,600-ft sands in a slightly higher structural position than in KL-1.