Lynden Energy builds oily Wolfberry production

Lynden Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, has built its Wolfberry production in West Texas to an average 1,244 b/d of oil equivalent, 70% oil, in the past 30 days and is monitoring the results of other operators’ horizontal wells being drilled into several benches of the Wolfcamp formation near Lynden’s acreage.

Lynden has 71 gross (22.6 net) wells tied in and producing. The company’s Wolfberry project consists of 30.625-43.75% working interests in 18,658 gross (15,630 net) acres for a net position of 6,482 acres. The leases are in Martin, Midland, Glasscock, and Howard counties.

Current output has been enhanced by initial production from a recent Glasscock County well that has averaged 495 b/d of oil (173 b/d net) and 291 Mcfd of gas (102 Mcfd net) in the last 34 days. The well has averaged 652 b/d (228 net) and 435 Mcfd (152 net) in the last 10 days flowing.

The nearby horizontal Wolfcamp wells are operated by a number of companies including Pioneer Natural Resources Co., Diamondback Energy Inc., and Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc.

The Wolfberry play is a major low-permeability oil play in the Midland basin with targets generally 7,000-11,500 ft deep. The play’s primary objectives are oil and gas in the Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations of Permian age that are informally grouped to form the ‘Wolfberry’ interval.

Over time, the play has evolved to include more zones below the Wolfcamp. A typical Wolfberry well involves completions that can include 8-12 fracture stimulations over a 2,500-3,000-ft gross interval. Lynden has been active in its Wolfberry project since 2009.

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