Success reported in New York's Herkimer sand

Norse Energy Corp., Lysaker, Norway, reported having completed 11 successful gas wells in fractured Silurian Herkimer sandstone in south-central New York.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 13 -- Norse Energy Corp., Lysaker, Norway, reported having completed 11 successful gas wells in fractured Silurian Herkimer sandstone in south-central New York.

The company holds mineral rights to more than 130,000 acres in Broome, Chenango, and Madison counties. It estimates 1.2 bcf/well recoverable and has laid a gathering system near Norwich, northeast of Binghamton, in eastern Chenango County.

The wells have cut 250-380 ft of gross pay, and the company has identified 250 locations on seismic so far on its acreage. The company also plans to test the Ordovician Utica and Devonian Marcellus shales, which are indicated to be promising on logs.

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