Canadian Superior spuds first of three British Columbia holes

Canadian Superior Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun the first of three wells in a natural gas drilling program in northeastern British Columbia. The prospects are in the Farmington, Umbach, and Altares areas.

By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Dec. 10 -- Canadian Superior Energy Inc., Calgary, has begun the first of three wells in a deep natural gas drilling program in northeastern British Columbia.

It has begun drilling on its 100% owned, 5,120-acre Farmington prospect 25 miles southeast of Fort St. John. The other two wells will be in the Umbach and Altares areas.

The $1.5 million (Can.) Farmington test will target the Kiskatinaw at 2,500 m. The company said reserves could be 20 bcf/well, with deliverability of 8-10 MMcfd.

The 1,160 m test in the Umbach area, 80 miles northwest of Fort Saint John, will target the lower Cretaceous Cadomin and Gething. It follows a recent Canadian Superior discovery at 45-F/94-H-3, which began producing 1.5 MMcfd in November. Canadian Superior operates the Umbach prospect with 62.5% interest.

The Altares test, 45 miles west of Fort Saint John, will target the Mississippian at 2,525 m. Canadian Superior recently acquired a 50% working interest in the foothills overthrust prospect. Kobes field, on trend to the northwest, is a 250-bcf field developed on a similar Mississippian overthrust play.

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