Royale contracts Kuukpik rig for North Slope drilling

Royale Energy Inc., San Diego, has let a contract to Kuukpik Drilling LLC, Anchorage, to provide a drilling rig for its Alaska North Slope shale oil play and 3D conventional target. Kuukpik will provide Rig No. 5 for the 2014-15 winter season to drill two test wells, said Royale.

Royale Energy’s 100,000 acres in Alaska are situated within the peak oil generating and volatiles windows of the Shublik and Lower Kingak shales (OGJ, Jan. 7, 2013, p. 52).

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