Castle Resources Inc. has completed an Arbuckle oil well in Rice County, Kan., and partner AusTex Oil Ltd., Sydney, said 3D seismic indicates that three drillable locations remain on the four-way closure. The next well is to spud Apr. 28.
The Ludwig-1, in 35-19s-10w, pumped 240 bbl of 42° gravity oil in 8 hr each day the past week without water from the Arbuckle at about 3,250 ft. The well is to produce 5-8 hr/day until the rod pump is hooked to a permanent electricity connection by the end of April.
Castle Resources and AusTex are working interest partners in 3,200 acres in Ellsworth and Rice counties.