Columbia River basin wildcat to draw focus to Washington

Renewed exploration for deep gas is under way in Washington state more than 15 years after the end of the previous cycle.EnCana Corp., Calgary, drilled the surface hole in January 2005 at the 1 Anderville Farms well in Grant County 35 miles east-northeast of Yakima (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2005).EnCana, flush with drilling, stimulation, and completion expertise in low-permeability formations and basin-centered gas plays in Rocky Mountain basins in the US and Canada, drilled to 1,550 ft, ran 20-in. conductor casing, and suspended the well. It is to be deepened later to circa 14,000 ft using suitable rigs. Click here to enlarge imageThe company is said to be returning to the Columbia River ba...

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