Uinta, Wind River gas exploration buoys Barrett

Bill Barrett Corp., Denver, expressed encouragement at important gas well test results in the Rocky Mountain Uinta and Wind River basins.Initial flow rate is 11.4 MMcfd of gas from Barrett’s 100% owned Peter’s Point 6-7D well, a wildcat drilled into an estimated 4,800-acre structural closure in the West Tavaputs plateau area of the Uinta basin 35 miles east-northeast of Price, Utah.The company completed the well in the Jurassic Navajo and Entrada and Cretaceous Dakota formations (OGJ, Mar. 21, 2005, p. 32). The deeper Triassic Wingate formation was completed as nonproductive, but several shallower potential pay zones are behind pipe. TD is 15,349 ft.Continued production will b...

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