Ekho deep test is spud amid San Joaquin Valley uncertainty

03/06/2000
Members of Project Ekho have spudded what is billed as the first of three wells to test deep gas potential in California's San Joaquin Valley.Tri-Valley Oil & Gas Co., Bakersfield, had drilled past 11,000 ft by mid-February at the 1 Ekho in Kern County towards a projected 19,500 ft. The drill site is 40 miles northwest of Bakersfield.The well is the first of three that are to evaluate a large structurally controlled stratigraphic trap that was identified geologically and confirmed by a seismic survey.The target: Temblor sandstones, a thick package of Middle and Lower Miocene sands and shales and several shallower objectives.Canadian independents are paying a large share of drilling co...
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