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Royale Energy Inc., San Diego, reworked several wells in Denverton Creek field in Solano County, Calif., to boost gas production ahead of the summer cooling load and continue to adjust to the current economic climate.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 25
– Royale Energy Inc., San Diego, reworked several wells in Denverton Creek field in Solano County, Calif., to boost gas production ahead of the summer cooling load and continue to adjust to the current economic climate.

The company perforated new zones in the Victor Ranch 9-16, 1-9, and Federal 3-2 wells.

Federal 3-2, perforated in Paleocene McCormack sand below 8,900 ft, stabilized at 1.12 MMcfd and went on line June 24 at 200 Mcfd. Flow will be increased slowly to maximum efficient rate. Shut-in pressure of 3,070 psi indicates a fully charged new zone.

The Sacramento basin well has made 1.7 bcf from deeper zones since going on production in June 1986. Adding the new pay after 23 years of production may lead to more exploration opportunities nearby.

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