By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 7 -- A Seattle independent has received 15 drilling permits and built the first six locations for coalbed methane drilling to start this month in Coos County, Ore.
Torrent Energy Corp. said its Methane Energy Corp. subsidiary will drill and complete wells in five-well batches. The vertical wells will go to Eocene Upper and Lower Coaledo coals at 1,500-3,000 ft.
The drillsites are in the Coos Bay basin near the Coos County gas pipeline system.
Production testing continued at the Beaver Hill No. 2 and Radio Hill No. 1 wells, Torrent said, but the company has not reported rates (OGJ Online, Oct. 26, 2005).