California: Ventura shallow heavy oil drilling planned

By OGJ editors

Sefton Resources Inc., Denver, said its TEG Oil and Gas USA Inc. unit will begin drilling four new wells in mid-November from existing pads in Tapia heavy oil field in the eastern Ventura basin in Los Angeles County, Calif.

The field produces 18° gravity crude from Quaternary Yule sand at 1,100 ft. Sefton is seeking to increase production to 240 b/d in early 2012. Oil production in October from the company’s Tapia and Eureka fields averaged 129 b/d.

Original oil in place at Tapia is estimated at 11 million bbl. A consulting engineer is finalizing an interim report on continued steamflooding and cyclic steaming. Sefton believes full steaming could boost the recovery factor to 60-70% from 50%.

Sefton noted that Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s Vintage Production subsidiary has moved in a rig to drill a third well at Wayside Canyon oil field just east of Tapia field.

Related Articles

ExxonMobil replaces 103% of 2013 production

02/21/2014 ExxonMobil Corp. replaced 103% of its oil and natural gas production last year with additions to reserves, mostly of crude oil and other liquids.

Hydraulic fracturing stuck in New York policy vacuum

02/01/2014 Persistent institutional indecisiveness by elected officials in New York State has placed the state in the position of not having a statewide polic...

Contact hails Kakwa Montney tight gas-liquids well results

10/16/2013 Contact Exploration Inc., Calgary, said completion of its fourth operated horizontal Middle Montney formation tight gas-liquids well extends the sc...

Watching Government: BC Premier's energy stance

10/14/2013 British Columbia will not budge on its requirements proposed heavy oil export projects must meet, Premier Christy Clark said on Oct. 4. But that do...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected