By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 28 -- EnCana Corp., Calgary, has spudded a rank wildcat in the Columbia River basin in nonproducing Washington state.
The well is in 6-14n-25e, Grant County, where the company is making a play for unconventional gas discovered in the 1980s.
Five miles north-northeast, Shell Oil Co. and the former Atlantic Richfield Co. drilled the 1-9 BN, in 9-15n-25e, to TD 17,518 ft. The state's deepest hole, it encountered gas shows in roughly the lower one-third of the well bore and flowed gas at rates as high as 3 MMcfd.
The drill site is 35 miles east-northeast of Yakima and 175 miles east-northeast of Mist gas field, Columbia County, Ore.