California operator may plug San Joaquin Temblor wildcats

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. affiliate Berkley Petroleum Inc., operator of the East Lost Hills Nos. 4 and 9 wells in Kern County, proposed to partners to plug the two exploratory wells in the San Joaquin basin, said participant PYR Energy Corp., Denver.PYR said Berkley will neither propose nor participate in any more operations at ELH, OGJ Online reported Dec. 4.Leases are expiring due to continued operating problems and inactivity, PYR said.It continued, "Although we do not feel that we have adequately evaluated the Temblor potential at East Lost Hills, the extremely high cost of operations and the ongoing uncertainties make it very difficult to continue to participate at current levels."PYR...

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