Saturn spuds first of five 3Q Viking wells

Saturn Oil & Gas Inc., Calgary, has spudded the first of five extended-reach horizontal wells planned this quarter in its light oil play targeting the Cretaceous Viking formation in west-central Saskatchewan.

Saturn Oil & Gas Inc., Calgary, has spudded the first of five extended-reach horizontal wells planned this quarter in its light oil play targeting the Cretaceous Viking formation in west-central Saskatchewan.

The company plans to drill 18 wells in all of 2019, aiming to raise production from 806 b/d on average in the first quarter to 1,000 b/d by yearend.

Viking wells, drilled on 150 m spacing to 700-750 m, produce 36-38º oil.

Saturn expects the five wells to be on production by the last week of September.

Four of the wells are in an area called Prairiedale. The other will be the first Saturn well in an area called Dodsland East.

Saturn drilled nine Viking wells in the first quarter and expects to drill four in the fourth quarter.

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