Delta sizes up northern Paradox discoveries

Delta Petroleum Corp., Denver, is sizing up gas-condensate and oil discoveries in the northernmost Paradox basin in Grand County, Utah.The company hopes to ultimately recover 2 to 4 tcf of gas net to its 70% interest from Pennsylvanian Hermosa Group clastics in southwestern Grand County. It has drilled the Greentown-State 36-11 and 32-42 wells south of Green River, Utah. A pipeline Delta plans to build mainly on federal land to transport the gas could take a year to complete.The 36-11 well is completed in 2 of 12 pay intervals. From the two completed intervals it production tested at a combined 4.5 MMcfd of gas and 125 b/d of condensate. The company estimated proved reserves at 2.7 bcfe f...

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