Independents' exploratory wells probe San Joaquin's deep potential

G. Alan Petzet Exploration Editor Two wells, one a spectacular blowout that has outlasted eight surface kill attempts, are enhancing perceptions of deep potential in California's San Joaquin basin. Neither well is yet completed, and revenues from hydrocarbons sold from the one that blew out are being placed in escrow. The wells, both drilled below 15,000 ft, lie about 35 miles apart in a province where the well depth averages about 2,000 ft. Nuevo Energy Co., Houston, operates the Cree Fee lease in 30-31s-22e, about 7 miles south of McKittrick. Nuevo last year re-entered the 1A Cree Fee, which ARCO drilled to 14,452 ft in 1984-85, and deepened it to 17,156 ft. ...

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