More operators probe Haynesville gas shale

06/16/2008
More operators are wading into the Jurassic Haynesville shale gas play in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas since Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, called the formation’s potential extraordinary earlier this year.Penn Virginia Corp., Radnor, Pa., expects its first horizontal well to exclusively target the Haynesville (Lower Bossier) shale to deliver 10-15 MMcfd in July after more pipeline capacity is added. Producing to sales at 5 MMcfd, the Fogle 5-H well in Harrison County has already flowed at rates as high as 8 MMcfd with 5,000 psi flowing casing pressure.Penn Virginia, with 100% interest in Fogle 5-H, has drilled and completed 17 vertical wells on its 53,000-acre East Te...
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