Area Drilling

UK onshoreBow Valley Energy Ltd., Calgary, spudded the West Compton-1 well, the first to examine prospects updip from giant Wytch Farm oil field in the Wessex basin, said partner Sterling Resources Ltd., Calgary.On Petroleum Exploration and Development License 048, West Compton-1 is a tilted fault block at the western end of the Wessex high and 35 km from Wytch Farm. The well will be directionally drilled in Sherwood sandstone.The target depth is 1,800 m (1,060 m subsea), Sterling said. Spudded July 3, the well was expected to reach its target in 30-40 days. Sterling has 22.5% interest in the project.ArizonaFLO-CO2 Inc., Odessa, Tex., started up a plant near Springerville, Ariz., that ext...

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