Area Drilling

CaliforniaAera Energy LLC, Bakersfield, was spudding a wildcat in search of gas and condensate in the Temblor formation at 20,000 ft in the San Joaquin basin.The 1 Northwest Lost Hills drillsite in 22-25s-20e, Kern County, is 5 miles northwest of the Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (formerly Berkley) group's 1 East Lost Hills discovery, which has been producing gas since February 2001.Aera and Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Vancouver, BC, hold a 6,300-acre block. The well's targets are the Button Bed, Agua, Phacoides, and Oceanic sand members of Temblor, Ivanhoe said.Elsewhere, Ivanhoe said wildcats drilled on the Oro Fino prospect in San Luis Obispo County and the Magic Mountain prospect in Los A...

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