Saratoga tests Rocky 3 well at 1,500 b/d of oil

Saratoga Resources Inc., Houston, has provided an update on its Rocky 3 horizontal development well in Breton Sound Block 32 field.

The SL 1227-29 Rocky 3 well in 14 ft of water was spud on May 3 using the Parker 72B barge rig, reaching a TMD of 7,178 ft (5,818 ft TVD) on May 15. The well was completed in the 5,800 ft sand with a lateral displacement of 750 ft. The Rocky 3 well tested on May 30 at a gross equivalent rate of 1,531 b/d of oil and 240 Mcfd on a 20/64-in. choke with flowing tubing pressure of 780 psi. Oil gravity is 39.8°.

Saratoga said its other horizontal wells in the same field, drilled in 2013, continue to perform well with the SL 1227-25 Rocky 1 well tested May 27 at a gross equivalent rate of 218 b/d of oil and 85 Mcfd on a 28/64-in. choke, and the SL 1227-26 Zeke well tested May 24 at a gross equivalent rate of 152 b/d of oil and 17 Mcfd on a 32/64-in. choke.

“The successful drilling and completion of the Rocky 3 development well in Breton Sound 32 supports our analysis that untapped development potential remains in the 5,800 ft sand in the eastern part of the field, and that the application of horizontal drilling technology is a viable means of tapping undeveloped potential in many of our fields,” said Andrew C. Clifford, Saratoga president.

“Grand Bay field is another asset where we see a great potential for application of horizontal drilling technology. Horizontal wells make sense in areas with low structural dip, in fields with good well control and 3D seismic coverage and in fields with strong water drive, all attributes applicable to Breton Sound Block 32 and Grand Bay fields.”

Saratoga intends to produce Rocky 3 at a rate of 650 b/d of oil due to current capacity limitations at Breton Sound Block 32 field.

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