Quebec

Questerre Energy Corp. and Talisman Energy Canada plan to spud at least two horizontal wells later in 2009 to test Ordovician Utica shale in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Lowlands.

Jul 30th, 2009

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, July 30
– Questerre Energy Corp. and Talisman Energy Canada plan to spud at least two horizontal wells later in 2009 to test Ordovician Utica shale in Quebec’s St. Lawrence Lowlands.

Four Talisman-operated vertical wells have tested gas in the formation, earning Talisman a 75% working interest in 720,000 acres. Questerre has 25% working interest and a 4.25% gross overriding royalty on production.

The horizontal wells will have full-length laterals and multistage fracs in an attempt to prove the play’s commerciality, Questerre said.

Talisman is testing the Utica in the fourth vertical well, St. Edouard-1, and expects to have results in early August. Subject to the final results, the companies will evaluate pilot locations for horizontal wells adjacent to the vertical wells.

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