By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 24 -- Four pilot wells are producing a combined 1.5 MMcfd of gas from Devonian New Albany shale in southwestern Indiana, said Pogo Producing Co., Houston.
The first of about 20 New Albany exploration and development wells budgeted for 2006 will soon spud. The horizontal El Paso 1-14H Sander well will go to TD 5,700 ft MD at 1,560 ft TVD.
El Paso Exploration & Production Co. and Pogo Producing are drilling on a gross position of 225,000 acres. Current development is on 320-acre spacing, El Paso said.
The acreage is centered on Daviess County, northwest of where Quicksilver Resources Inc., Fort Worth, produces New Albany gas in Corydon and Laconia fields, Harrison County, Ind.
A biogenic gas fairway in the southeastern Illinois basin in Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky could contain 80 to 160 tcf of gas in place, a National Petroleum Council study found.