Independents add Ordovician gas, plan big refrac program in Appalachia

Independents added more Ordovician gas in western New York's Finger Lakes region and mapped ambitious plans for 2005 in Pennsylvania.The US unit of Talisman Energy Inc., Calgary, said its horizontal Soderblom well in Chemung County northwest of Elmira gauged an equipment-limited 19 MMcfd of gas with 2,300 psi flowing pressure from an undrilled graben in Ordovician Upper Black River. Measured depth is 12,050 ft.Talisman's Fortuna Energy Inc. unit said Soderblom could be equivalent to the company's nearby Reed well, with cumulative production of 5.3 bcf since being placed on line last spring at 34 MMcfd.Meanwhile, Range Resources Corp., Fort Worth, will delineate its shallow Har...

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