Tennessee Fort Payne horizontal oil well completed

Miller Energy Resources Inc., Knoxville, reported completion of a horizontal well in Mississippian Fort Payne limestone in Tennessee.

Initial test rate at the CPP-H-1 well in Scott County was 365 b/d of oil and 730 Mcfd of gas on a ¾-in. choke with no water. Miller Energy said the lateral exposed 2,300 ft of pay section (OGJ Online, Dec. 21, 2012).

Production is to start as soon as the company receives Environmental Protection Agency approval to reject the gas into the solution gas drive reservoir. Miller Energy expects the well to produce 200-225 b/d of oil equivalent once reinjection has started.

Miller Energy has spudded a second Fort Payne horizontal well and designated two more for drilling soon. The company has identified 25 sites on 40,000 acres on which it may drill horizontal wells.

The company estimated that it has previously recovered 9% of the original oil in place on its acreage and expects future horizontal wells to greatly increase the recovery factor.

Related Articles

Financial questions seen for US shale gas, tight-oil plays

03/25/2014 Financial problems of operators in US shale gas and tight oil plays might hold production growth below current expectations, according to the autho...

BOEM: Firms bid $850 million in high bids in central gulf lease sale

03/24/2014 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management reported that its central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 231 received 380 bids from 50 companies on 326 blocks,...

Statoil makes gas find on flank of Visund field in North Sea

03/24/2014 Statoil Petroleum AS has made a natural gas discovery on the northeast flank of Visund field in the northern part of the North Sea, the Norwegian P...

CNOOC makes natural gas discovery in Bohai Bay

03/24/2014 CNOOC Ltd. has made what it describes as a “mid-sized” natural gas discovery in the Bozhong 22-1 structure in the south-central region of Bohai Bay.

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