Exploration/Development Briefs

01/14/2013
Argentina Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, said a horizontal well in the Neuquen basin of Argentina is flowing light oil naturally from the Lower Cretaceous Loma Montosa tight reservoir after a multistage frac job. Gran Tierra is operator with 100% working interest in the Puesto Morales block, on which the PMN-1117 well went to 2,130 m measured depth, 1,408 m true vertical depth. After the fracs, the 483-m horizontal section flow-tested at 840 b/d of oil in the first 24 hr, starting Dec. 2, and is now flowing on choke at 212 b/d of 33.8° gravity oil, natural. Iowa-Minnesota The US Geological Survey has let a contract to Bell Geospace to assist in a comprehensive, high-resolution airborne...
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